We just want pet lovers out there to know that they don’t have to watch their pets suffer needlessly with the cone anymore. Scrubs for Pets are a comfortable, effective Elizabethan collar alternative that helps pets heal faster.”
Manassas, VA (PRWEB) November 22, 2011
Scrubs for Pets, a small Virginia pet supplies company, has developed a comfortable, washable alternative to the Elizabethan collar, or pet cone for helping pets and their owners protect post-surgical wounds or injuries. As the company name suggests, Scrubs for Pets look and feel like the same scrubs that surgeons wear, and are designed to fit snugly and comfortably around the pet’s abdomen. This Elizabethan collar alternative prevents pets from licking or biting their wounds, keeps the wound site clean and covered, and yet gives the pet complete freedom of movement so that they do not suffer from the same discomfort and disorientation they experience with the cone.
The president of Scrubs for Pets, Violetta Stephenson, says that her company was founded by pet lovers, for pet lovers. She came up with the idea for the pet scrubs after watching her own dog struggle to recover from surgery with the Elizabethan collar, or “Cone of Shame” as she calls it. “My dog went crazy with the e-collar, and I couldn’t stand to see her tortured by it any longer. I looked all over for a viable alternative to the Elizabethan collar and just couldn’t find one. That’s when I decided to come up with my own solution to the problem, and Scrubs for Pets was born.”
The Scrubs for Pets website features a video showing the struggles of a pet wearing the uncomfortable cone, which Stephenson says highlights the many problems solved by Scrubs for Pets as an alternative to e-collars. The video shows a dog struggling to navigate furniture and a flight of stairs wearing the cone, and ultimately removing it out of frustration. “As you can see,” explains Ms. Stephenson, “The pet is disoriented and uncomfortable, which is the last thing you want for a pet that has just gone through surgery. Worse still, a pet will often struggle to get the cone off when you’re not around, then you find them picking at their wound site, which can then become dirty and infected. Our e-collar alternative allows a pet to move around, eat, drink, sleep and do its business comfortably while protecting the wound from dirt, licking and biting.”
Ms. Stephenson also says that Scrubs for Pets relieves stress for pets and their families, enabling the pets to heal and recover more quickly from an injury or surgery. This alternative to E-Collar prevents them from re-injuring themselves by bumping into furniture or wasting a lot of energy trying to get the cone off. Owners can easily slip the washable fabric scrubs over the pet’s abdomen, securing them with ties in the back so that the pet cannot chew them off. “And the pets usually do not even want to chew them off because they are so comfortable,” explains Ms. Stephenson. She suggests that families who have a pet scheduled for surgery can go to the Scrubs for Pets website to determine the exact size their pet needs, then order a couple of pairs so that the pet has a clean pair ready to wear if the other pair becomes soiled or needs to be changed when the wound dressing is changed.
Ms. Stephenson reiterates, “We just want pet lovers out there to know that they don’t have to watch their pets suffer needlessly with the cone anymore. Scrubs for Pets are a comfortable, effective Elizabethan collar alternative that helps pets heal faster.”
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