[:"green"]I can not stress enough the importance of familiarizing yourself with the warning signs. A month or so ago, I had my Gizmo neutered - the pompoms were completely removed. Before I picked him up, the vet told me that as soon as he came out from under anesthesia he reopened his incision. I immediately went to the store & bought the supplies for making an e-collar. I picked him up, came home, made the collar for him and put it on him. The next morning, he had knocked over his bowl of water, which soaked the tape securing the collar in place so that he was able to remove it. In the brief time the collar was off, he had reopened his incision. Back to the vet we went so that we were on their doorstep when they opened. Unfortunately, the vet was not going to be in until 3 p.m., so I brought Gizmo to work with me & kept a very close watch on him to ensure that he didn't get the collar off again. That afternoon, the vet debrided the incision edges & resutured him. I became very diligent & checked on him multiple times 24 hours a day to ensure that he wouldn't get the collar off. By the 4th day after surgery, the collar was removed & he didn't not go back after the site again. He has healed very nicely and is doing well now. I can not fathom what might have happened to him if I had not known how to make an E-collar for him - thanks to the instructions posted above & some extra help from dancing (Teresa). The vet was fascinated by the e-collar since she had never seen one that small before and has requested a copy of the instructions on how to make them so that she can use them in the future for her other small patients when needed... Attached is a picture of Gizmo in his e-collar.