The perks of working in a fantastic clinic, got him neutered, chipped and hernia-free on Tuesday............and I GOT TO WATCH!
(plus it was cheap, so cheap!)
I know it sounds weird, but surgery is the best part of vet medicine for me.
Anyway, the Cone of Shame has very rarely come off for longer than he needs to eat or go for a walk. He IS taking a small break from it right now napping on the floor and I'm very closely watching him. But he hasn't worried at it so far. I'm just still not taking any chances and keeping him coned and crated at night and while we're at work (or go out without the dogs for an extended period of time). I will NOT be the owner who had to do the walk of shame because my dog ripped a stitch, LOL.