How to make a homemade Elizabethan necklace?

If there is something that cats detest that we put on them, it is undoubtedly the Elizabethan collar. It is very uncomfortable for them to have to carry a piece of plastic around their head, not to mention that with it they have a lot of trouble cleaning themselves in that area. However, sometimes we have no choice but to put it on, otherwise your health could deteriorate.

The vet can give us (sell) a ready-made one, but what better way than to do it at home? Take notes to know how to make a homemade Elizabethan necklace .

When do you have to wear the Elizabethan collar?

I still remember like it was yesterday when I took my cats to be neutered. She was very nervous, even though it was not the first time she had taken animals to have their sexual organs removed. But each intervention is different, since the furry one is too. Everything went well, and in fact it did not take long for the effect of the anesthesia to wear off, but they soon wanted to lick the area, so we had to put the Elizabethan collar that I bought at the clinic.

I have to say that I am quite reluctant to put it on, because it is a plastic that causes them discomfort. But it was necessary. In 2006 we took one of my cats to operate and because she did not put it on, her wound became infected and she was in bed for a week. I didn’t want to go through the same thing again, so I had to try not to have it taken away.

In addition to having been neutered or spayed, they will also have to wear an Elizabethan collar if:

  • They have suffered a fracture.
  • They have an infection, either in the ears or elsewhere in the body.
  • They self-injure(for example, if they have scabies and scratching so much has caused wounds).
  • And also in the event that they have to wear a bandage for a while.

Alternatives to Elizabethan necklaces

In the market you will find several types of collars that will help the cat to be much more comfortable than if it were wearing the Elizabethan, such as the inflatable collar that protects the animal’s wounds or Comfy , which will allow it to lie down more comfortably.

But if you want to save a little money or be able to customize the collar that your cat will have to wear, we suggest you make your own homemade Elizabethan .

How to make a homemade Elizabethan necklace

Materials needed

Before starting, it is important that we prepare everything that is going to be needed to save time. To make this collar, you will need a 2-liter container of water (depending on the size of the cat), fine-tipped sewing scissors, stapler and your furry’s collar .

Step by Step

  1. The first thing you should do is cut the top of the container, which is the narrowest, and also the bottom of it; in this way, we will only have the middle part. Remember that the size of the container that we use will depend on the size of our kitten, so if you see a 2-liter container is very large or perhaps very small, we should look for one that is more suited to its size.
  2. Now, we have to make a longitudinal cut, and we will thus obtain a kind of plastic sheet.
  3. Next, we will shape it into a cone, so that the part that goes to the neck has to be wide enough so that it is not narrow, and it has to have at least 4 slots through which the cat’s collar will pass. The other part must be wider, so that the animal can be as comfortable as possible; don’t forget to hook it up with staples.

Finally, you can cover it with fabric or tape to avoid discomfort. Or even line it first with cotton and then with fabric . But, yes, if you do, you will need the necklace to be somewhat wider so, if your friend is large, perhaps a 2l bottle is too small.

And if you already have an Elizabethan necklace … 

If you have been given an Elizabethan necklace you can also customize it. You just have to cover it with the material you prefer and put it on your cat . He sure does not dislike it, or at least not as much as if he were an ordinary Elizabethan 😉.

How to get me to wear it the best possible


Getting a cat to agree to wear such a collar can be really tricky. But since sometimes we have no choice but to put it on, he will have no choice but to accept it. However, we can help you be better if we give rewards (treats for cats, fondling) whenever we see is not out of her. Thus, little by little you will understand that if you behave well, you get something that you like.

We can also help you by acquiring orange essential oil in spray (or in candles) to keep you relaxed.

Nobody likes the Elizabethan collar: neither domestic animals nor humans. But I hope these tips have been useful so that you can spend these days as well as possible.




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