The collar supplied by the vets was almost impossible to remove to let our dog eat and drink. She also used the hard edge to bash at one of her wounds resulting in it getting infected. This was much easier to put on and softer at the edge. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the instructions were stuck to the collar and couldn't be kept once removed and left a sticky mark which was difficult to remove plus with arthritic fingers I still found it difficult to do up sometimes. Using a combination of this and a suitical she has now healed completely.
Great product as it does not damage furniture or your legs due to the padding on outer and inner edge. Does not have to go on collar so easy to get on and off and our dog does not run in the other direction when she sees it. Together with the MPS suit her post surgery care has been so much easier that that of the past. Also advice from company fantastic and the item arrived the very next day as advertised even though we live in NE Scotland.
Smart collar was the best option possible for our dog who had an operation on her front legs. The buster collar which she was given in the surgery was an utter disaster - non transparent and very hard plastic. Smart collar on the other hand was easy to put on the dogs neck, no need to undo the clips. It was rather comfortable for the dog to sleep in as well. It was essy for her even drink water from tha bowl. This collar I would recommend as a best possible collar for the dogs going through the tough time after opertsions.
I think these are the best of the post-operative collars. I already have a smaller one, but wanted another to be ready for my dog's operation next week. I had hoped to get it by next Mon or Tues, but it arrived today (Fri), amazingly quick service, which is so important for a product of this nature. Many thanks.