THE NOVAGUARD - WOUND PROTECTION -WHY IS THE NOVAGUARD THE BEST ALTERNATIVE TO THE ELIZABETHAN COLLAR?
After surgery and general wound protection: It is great to be able to help dogs after surgery recover in comfort. The Novaguard protective vizor can help your pet during their rehabilitation. It is an all-rounder offering a premium alternative to the Elizabethan collar (cone of shame). The Novaguard prevents the dog from licking at his wounds or nibbling the bandages.
Ease for the dog: Well we all know dogs hate the cone of shame. To be happy a dog must feel unencumbered. The Novaguard has a slim form factor (not much bigger than the dogs head). Your dog will be able to maneuverer around just like normal. Run, eat, sleep, play and get in and out of that doggy door too!
Strength: The Novaguard is made of polypropylene and is therefore strong and easy to clean.
Recovering in comfort: The head rest has been ergonomically designed to form
around the curvature of the dog’s head ensuring greater comfort and stability. The entire unit moves with the dog’s head and doesn’t flop about, almost as if it was a cap. It clears face and eyes allowing nice air flow. Preventing echo, the ears sit outside the vizor! Yes, your dog can now hear, the way a dog should hear! Not to mention no
more yeast infections!
Variety: Just as dogs come in various shapes and sizes, so does the Novaguard. It is available from a tiny size (puppies and teacups) all the way up to Large (Like a Newfoundland). Please see our instructions on how to determine the correct size.
Ease for the owner: Each size is now color coded for an easy selection.
The Novaguard features a Velcro collar. It’s a quick fit. Adjustable at the neck, the sides and peel of points for length!
To determine which is the best fit product for your dog, simply follow the sizing guide (see picture in main listing). Please follow the directions carefully and when in doubt size down
HEAD MEASUREMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP 1 - LOCATE THE MID POINT
Run an imaginary line across from behind one ear all away up and across the dogs head to the back of the other ear you will find the
mid-point located in the centre of this line.This mid-point is used to establish the HEAD MEASUREMENT.
STEP 2 - ESTABLISH THE HEAD MEASUREMENT
Measure from the mid-point to the tip of the dogs nose - DO NOT follow the contours of the dogs face. - Measure in a STRAIGHT LINE ONLY (you may need to lift a straight ruler away from the dogs head see below diagrams)
The resulting measurement represents the HEAD MEASUREMENT
you will use to size your NOVAGUARD using the table provided.
A good fit is critical for the NOVAGUARD to function correctly and to give your dog the best chance of accepting this alternative to the
dreaded "CONE OF SHAME" A SNUG FIT! When fitting your new NOVAGUARD make sure the neck collar is done up firmly otherwise the
dog is less likely to accept the collar. Depending on the temperament of your dog, you may loosen this slightly once the NOVAGUARD has
been accepted by your special friend.
FInal Sizing: Using the tables provided (see photo in main listing) size the NOVAGUARD by HEAD MEASUREMENT AND by CANINE WEIGHT. You may find you have 2 different sizes according to the 2 charts. This is because, as we know, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Simply pick the smaller size. It is always better to size down when in doubt.
Important note: When measuring for size, please use a straight edge and DO NOT follow the natural curves of the dogs face, or you are likely to oversize.