The Comfy Cone was developed out of a need for our Great Pyrenees Sabre. He had tail surgery and was sent home wearing the basic plastic cone. He was a 180lb dog and with the size he needed to wear he got stuck in doorways, he couldn’t reach his food or water and the noise the cone made every time it hit something (which was often) made him so worked up and anxious that he couldn’t calm down. Even when he would put his head in our laps wanting to be stroked he couldn’t lay flat which made it even worse. So I did what most people do, I took it off. Because there wasn’t any protection around the surgical site by morning he had to go back to the vet because his stitches opened. Because I wanted Sabre not only to heal but to do it relaxed and comfortable I made a soft collar by hand using a foam exercise mat I happened to have. When the vet saw how relaxed and how much his tail had healed she said I should market this for all dogs and cats. That was the birth of The Comfy Cone and having my vets’ step by step feedback when she used it on animals post-op or ill was invaluable for product development.
The “Comfy Cone” was thoroughly tested by a numerous vet’s on their worst and most fierce patients. They used it on animals that would fight, chew, bite or do just about anything possible to get out of a plastic e-collar. So from the first hand made collar for Sabre to the The Comfy Cone” launched at the Superzoo ’07 trade show we can honestly say with confidence that it is thoroughly veterinary tested and approved and that it works!