Yesterday Nala had an eventful and expensive day at the vet. She got stripped of her womanhood (as my sister calls it), had a hernia repaired, and got a microchip. I picked her up this morning and they gave me several instructions. One of them was to have her wear a cone for 10 to 14 days. Wha??? I figured a day or so but almost 2 weeks?! We went to Petsmart tonight to get her the next kennal size up because she does not fit in hers with this cone on! It's not mandatory to have it on constantly, as long as we can watch her and make sure she does not mess with her stitches she can take it off. So far we have had no luck leaving her in her kennel while the cone is on. She barks and whines constantly, it's the saddest thing! I might be house-bound for the next SEVERAL days.