Daisy has been sneeking a lick at her stitches and the tissue is looking inflamed and swollen. She does not lick when I am with her ( I watch her like a hawk) and I think that she must have been having a sneeky session while I was asleep last night. She has been back at the vet for her 3 day check today and he is happy that she has not done damage but the licking has to stop. I cannot keep the Elizabeethan / Vet collar on her no matter how tight I make it. I am worried that she will injure herself with the effort she puts into getting it off (which she eventually does). I dare not leave her alone wearing it incase she hurts herself. I have been trying to adapt various bits of clothing.............. I rigged up a contraption with a pair of tights with the gusset cut out that she wears like a pair of trousers, they stretch to about her chest. The legs of the tights go across her shoulders , through the collar and get tied onto the other side. I also tried a large babygro' and I am presently tring to adapt a childs jumper. None of these look comfortable and I am not sure how effective they will be overnight if she decides to have a sneeky lick again Does anyone have any better ideas? Has anyone tried the collars that look like an inflatable rubber ring?