Innovation in veterinary surgery and post-operative care
Elizabethan collars are often recommended by veterinarians, especially to prevent dogs and cats from removing their sutures after surgery. They get their name from the lace collars that were fashionable in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. References to their use in veterinary medicine date back to at least 1897. The first Elizabethan pet collars were made of wood, leather or steel; some sources describe the application of buckets with holes in the bottom on dogs to prevent self-harm. There are variations in design, including features to facilitate diameter adjustments or the addition of padding, to ensure that the collars fulfil their function and/or to improve comfort.
Kimba, a Chilean vet company,has partnered with Copptech to create state-of-the-art post-operative clothing for dogs and cats, with Copptech technology, which keep pets’ injured areas clean and protected while they heal – and even heal faster. In a 2020 study, veterinarians at the University of Sydney in Australia conducted a survey of 434 owners whose pets had used the Elizabeth collar in the past year. It concluded that its use causes stress in pets, reduces, among other things, their field of vision and affects their freedom of movement (Shenoda, 2020).
Kimba, together with Copptech were the pioneers in using technology and progress to improve this ancient invention, so that pets could withstand and heal better – and faster,. The creation is called Body Kimba, that can be used in all types of animals and is now considered a the best veterinary measure in Chileans vet-clinics.
Adolfo Momares, the mind behind Kimba, says “The first thing we did was to determine the inconvenience of the Elizabethan collar and the challenges it poses for those of us who care for our pets. That is why we developed a body, which covers, protects and heals these tissues faster. Customised products based on the needs observed in dogs and cats”.
The Kimba Body with Copptech technology, provides an antifungal, antimicrobial effect, permanent protection against infections and a visible improvement in wound healing. “With this clothing, the stress on pets is reduced after treatment or surgery. Now, thanks to the post-operative onesie, you can keep the injured areas clean and protected without having to endure the irritating device on the neck known as the “cone of shame”. Explains Veterinarian, Marcelo Jofré.
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Shenoda, Y., (2020). “The Cone of Shame”: Welfare Implications of Elizabethan Collar Use on Dogs and Cats as Reported by their Owners. Animals, 10(2), 333.