What can I use instead of a dog cone? Store-Bought Dog Cone Alternatives:
Soft Collars. Flexible Fabric E-Collars. Inflatable E-Collars. Onesies or Clothing.
Is there a more comfortable dog cone? Soft cones.
There are a variety of soft cones available that are often more comfortable than the traditional hard plastic. Some are padded fabric. Others are inflatable, more like a donut around the neck.
Does the Comfy Cone work? It’s padded, well made and works perfect. I didn’t need to use my dog’s collar to secure the cone since it holds in place with the velcro and the size can be adjusted. My dog is well behaved so it’s not a problem. The cone extends far enough so he can’t reach his toes.
Should a dog sleep in a cone? Yes – dogs can sleep, eat, drink, pee, and poop with a cone on. In fact, the stricter you are with the cone (officially called an Elizabethan collar or E-collar for short), the quicker your dog will get used to it.