There seem to be a lot of dog lovers these days, at least in the Chicago area that end up taking their dog to the doctor's. Indeed, if you want to rescue a dog these days, you have to be ready to take him to the vet. As you can see in the photo, Zoe's owners have had to add something to her outfits, in order to prevent another injury. Yes, Zoe somehow injured her legs, has had to undergo surgery, and is now recovering, with her "cone of shame".
If you're a dog owner, it's likely that you have had to medicate your dog, in addition to making sure your dog has enough sweaters and jackets. But the "cone of shame" has, after surgery, in addition to after an injury, become a necessary accessory to prevent your well dressed dog from reinjuring herself. Yes, in addition to having to carry your fifty pound dog up and down several flights of stairs while she recovers from surgery, putting her in a cage during the day so she won't tear up your furniture while you are gone, she has probably now been to the animal hospital. It seems to be a common occurrence, in Chicago anyway, among pets.
What else does that mean? Well, if you are like Zoe's owners, it means you have to keep the "cone of shame" on your dog until she has healed. Needless to say, her owners are hoping she recovers soon. You can only imagine (unless you have a dog that's wearing the "cone of shame" right now, in which case you are probably experiencing something similar) what it's like to feed her while she's wearing that "cone of shame." Undoubtedly, she whimpers and looks absolutely pitiful.
How do you prevent such a problem from occuring again? That presents itself as quite a problem, since her owners have no idea how Zoe injured herself. They've had to pay a lot more attention to her. So if you're considering adopting a dog, be prepared. You may have to spend a considerable amount of time at the veterinarian's and may need to use the "cone of shame" for your pampered pooch if she gets injured.