1.Measure the circumference of the neck and add 1 inch (extra).
2.Measure from the top of the neck to the shoulder and add 1 inch
3.Place the Neck’s BEST THING Brace on a flat surface (table, floor, etc)
4.Mark on your measurements on the brace (if you want, try doing
this first on a sheet of paper or a cardboard)
5.Cut with a pair of scissors along the marking (yes, Neck’s
BEST THING Brace's patented design retains its sturdiness while making it easy for a pet
owner or a veterinarian to cut). You can also use the guides along the
6.You now have a custom sized neck brace / Elizabethan collar for
7.Place the custom sized brace around the neck (fabric side is the
outside and foam size goes inside).
8.Fasten the neck brace (best alternative to Elizabethan collar)
using the Velcro strip provide in the product package.
pet owners are not prepared regarding the complexities of an aging dog nor do
they even know when their dog becomes a “senior”. Understanding when your dog
is a “senior” is the first step to providing a healthier lifestyle for your
a dog becomes a “senior”, several changes may occur including changes in weight
(gain or loss), dental problems, arthritic joints and heart troubles, to name a
few. It is often a good idea to increase frequency in veterinarian check-ups to
avoid preventative disorders. Also, asking your veterinarian what kinds of diet
changes need to occur is a good idea. Often older dogs will need additional
supplements to avoid aging health issues such as arthritic joints.
Neck’s BEST THING Brace can be customized with numerous alterations and
adjustments and is made of soft, light foam material to ensure maximized
comfort. Brace can also be used for a variety of things included use as a
splint. If your dog obtains a sprain muscle, the Neck’s BEST THING Brace can be
cut to splint and immobilize the joint and leg until it heals. This can extend
the active lifestyle of your pet and promote healing to the injury without
further complications. Since the Neck’s BEST THING Brace is breathable and can
be the right custom fit for your dog, there is also less of a chance for
pressure ulcers and skin tears that can occur with other kinds of splints and
bandages. In addition, many senior pets often need preventative surgeries and
Neck’s BEST THING Brace can keep them from licking the wound and help it heal
faster. Protecting the health of your senior dog can often be very difficult,
but with help of the Neck’s BEST THING Brace it might make it easier to extend
a active, happy life for your loving pet.
a happy pet especially as they age is very important. As a pet owner, keeping
your older pet’s needs in mind are especially essential to extending their life
with quality. We all want to keep our pets healthy and happy, enabling them to
live with dignity, quality and ease. Taking care of our pet to the best of our
ability as they age, is important to our aging process as well. People with
pets seem to live longer and happier lives.
a Neck’s BEST THING Brace to help with those times when your pet just needs a
helping hand. When those occasions arise, a Neck’s BEST THING Brace can help in
easing your mind. As a pet owner you know your pet is comfortable and well
cared for. How much do you value your peace of mind? With a Neck’s BEST THING
Brace you don’t have to worry about a thing. Just enjoy the good life between
you and your pet.
breed dogs are bred in such a manner as to have equal footing on all four legs,
to carry such a small torso. When the added weight of the traditional E-collar
is added to the neck, a natural stance for the dog, becomes very un-natural. If
this “tipping” seems to become more of a hindrance than a help, our product –
Neck’s BEST THING® can be a much better alternative. They are lightweight and
easier for the small breed dog to maneuver in, due to the equal balanced
patented design. Did you know the same light-weight product is used for birds
also? We would suggest this particular device because it is easy to slip on
your dog, and does not obstruct their peripheral vision, as the cone shaped
E-collar, which can also create a problem with the dog’s equilibrium. Of equal
concern, is to limit the dog’s activities while using any devise of this nature,
as it is there for a reason, and jumping up and down from furniture could
create undo strain on a healing injury.
is an alternative option, Neck’s Best Thing Medical brace is designed to
elongate the cat or dog’s neck making it nearly impossible for the paws to
reach the ears. Ears can be tricky though, and one should not leave their pet
unattended with any type of restraining devise, until it is obvious and clear
that the animal cannot reach their ears with their paws. The ear is a very
sensitive area for the cat and the dog, as they are easily annoyed by any type
of itch or substance that might be there. The traditional E-collar can be bulky
and cumbersome, even if fitted properly, sometimes making it easy to removed,
as the cat will desperately want to attend to her ears. It may help to crate or
kennel your cat with Neck’s BEST THING®, the best alternative to an E-collar.
This will make the movement of paw to the ear more restraining, while she is
adjusting to this alternative neck device.
traditional E-collar limits peripheral vision in the dog due to its cone-like
shape. This devise also restricts some of the dog’s normal activities, such as
the ability to bend his neck and reach his food and water bowls, again, due to
its cone-like shape. Without taking out walls and doors, or adjusting the
height of the food and water bowls, this can be, and is frustrating to the dog.
A good solution here is to consider other E-collar alternatives. Neck’s Best
Thing does not limit the peripheral vision of the dog. This line of sight is
vital to the dog’s equilibrium, and daily normal function – especially in very
active dogs. Using this alternative device would also enable the dog better
extension to his food and water, therefore, lessening the trauma and the
behavioral impact of wearing the more traditional E-collar / Cone collar /
a cat is using a traditional E-collar after surgery, or for a skin condition
that is being medically treated for a short period of time, the traditional
E-collar might be your vet’s selection. However, should there be a reason that
the cat is experiencing a medical condition that requires the use of a
restraining device, like an E-collar. In such cases, one should also look at
other alternatives or ask their vet. An alternative product like Neck’s BEST
THING would be better suited to this
situation. A cat, unlike most dogs, is more independent and more stealth-like
in movement. Aside from the fact that the traditional E-collar would be
obtrusive to the cat’s day to day activities, and not to their liking, it could
also be dangerous. Cats like small places, they like to explore, and they like
to go over and under things such as furniture – traditional E-collars can
severely limit the lifestyle. The solution for a quick recovery, is sometime
nothing but giving back the cat, its normal lifestyle. With an E-collar
alternative like ours, the cat is not visually limited and restricted as much
in movement; therefore the cat is less likely to hurt herself further, trying
to carry out her daily living routine – eat better and enable for a quicker
Best Thing Brace is made of soft foam that is specially designed to provide the
required strength. It is padded and ventilated through the air holes for
comfort. Unlike other E collars, it is extremely easy to apply around your
pet’s neck. Since there is no impact to the peripheral vision, your pet will be
have much more normal behavior. Based on the exact shape and contour of your
pet, you can always trim the foam - the custom fit makes your pet's recovery
quicker and stress free for you.
recovery collar does not hinder the pet’s ability to maneuver around the house.
So, no more bumping into the furniture or causing accidental damage. Check our
videos or ask your vet about it.
and strong pets require applying the hook and loop tape vertically to the
opening and not parallel to it or double wrap the brace. This will require 2-3
times more hook and loop tape. Also, surgical tape wrapped around the brace
NOTE: All dogs are
different when it comes to flexibility or the length of their legs. If you
fabricate a cardboard cone, you can test whether your dog can reach the injured
area. If you are making this purchase in preparation for a planned operation,
try using the cardboard cone and putting some peanut butter on the paw or area
you are trying to protect. If your pet can still reach the area, you will be
better served by one of our other styles of cone.
Absolutely! Regular e-collars are made of stiff plastic with a rough edge and
they are bulky, making it very difficult for the animals to move at ease. The
mere act of turning around in hallways will leave marks all over the wall. With
Neck’s Best Thing Brace there is no loss of peripheral vision, and it’s
ergonomically made to fit the contour of your dog’s head and shoulders, so your
dog won’t lose any of its regular mobility. The best thing is that even if your
dog is naturally a little bit clumsy, with Neck’s best thing there are no hard
edges to leave marks on walls or furniture
This is more common than what you may think. The
fact that the dog cannot see anything around him may send them into a panic
mode. Some dogs will go crazy trying to remove the strange object and others
will just be to scare to move at all. With Neck’s Best Thing most pets don’t
really notice the difference because wearing something around their neck is a
familiar feeling. The fact that there is nothing foreign blocking their view
makes it an easy transition even for under confident pups.
That would be an absolute yes! Our product sits
back at the base of the head and does not interfere with the ears at all. It
will keep the puppy from reaching and scratching the wraps and at the same time
providing all the space and air flow needed for a faster healing. Having less
weight on the head will also make it easier for him/her to forget about the
Certainly! The snugged fit of Neck’s Best
Thing eliminate a HUGE amount of material that would otherwise be sticking out
in all directions like on a typical e-collar. With a regular e-collar you
aren’t only eliminating your capacity to see through the rearview mirror but
also increasing the chances for an accident because dogs tent to be
uncomfortable, moving around a lot more, and hitting everything on their way
when trying to reposition. With Neck’s
Best thing your only worry would be to check traffic for a smoother ride.
Problem solved! Neck’s BEST THING
materials are soft and comfortable on your pets neck. So you won’t have any
hard edges touching your dog’s neck at any point. Even the clips are on the
outside of the cone so there should be no irritation from friction. You can
also wash our product, keeping it fresh and renewing it after the use of
medicated lotions and oils for your pet’s condition.
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