I highly recommend the procollar. Our little guy Riley just went through all that...the plastic cone, that the vet supplied, hindered him so that he had trouble eating and drinking. I found Riley's procollar at Petco. Here is a picture of Riley wearing the procollar. He wore it for 2 weeks, didn't slow him down too much. He also slept in it using it as a pillow! Riley tried to get to the incision area (as the stitches and shaved tummy started to itch). Every pup is different. I think there is a picture on LaVerne and Shirley's page of one of her pups wearing the procollar.