Just like us, plenty of pets need an operation at one point or another in their lives. So how do you prepare your pooch and help things go as smoothly as possible for everyone concerned? We thought it’d be useful to look into pre- and post-op procedures to keep your beloved pet as happy as possible at a difficult time.
Apparently human babies much prefer to be surrounded by snuggly, warm fabric than left naked, especially when they’re really little. It’s understandable having come out of a lovely, warm, walled womb where there are no draughts or chilly bits.
One of the best things about being in business is the way fresh ideas and inspirations pop up out of nowhere.
We originally invented JamJacks as a comfy, non-threatening alternative to those awful Elizabethan dog collar things that dogs and cats hate so much. But it turns out they have another really useful and practical purpose: they’re ideal for pets on heat.
Your dog needs to be prevented from scratching a wound, stitches or just a sore patch. So you fit a conical white plastic collar. They’re called Buster collars by most UK vets. In the USA and elsewhere in the world they’re called Elizabethan collars. But wherever you are in the world, dogs don’t seem to like them much.
Those white plastic cone-shaped collars might stop your pet scratching a wound or licking sore places but they’re sharp, hard and cumbersome, no fun at all for any self-respecting moggie or pooch.
It’s easy to see why pets hate them. They get in the way of cats’ and dogs’ peripheral vision, which is probably stressful. They also mask and distort the sounds cats and dogs rely on to make sense of their world, a bit like having your head shoved into an enormous megaphone.
Our journey started 4 years ago when Jamie was 13 years old. He had been to the vet for an operation and returned home wearing a plastic collar. He did not look a happy boy and certainly did not appear to understand why he could not walk through spaces without banging into doors and tables! In disgust, he lay on the floor, resigned to his plight.