If your dog ever had to wear the plastic "conehead" after surgery to stop him from licking at his incision site, you may want to take a look at what I just found online. I wish I knew about this when Nemo had his surgery!
It’s almost like a splint, but it’s adjustable, made of foam, and can be used on other parts than just the neck. No more bumping into things with that silly plastic cone!
I don’t know if it will work for every dog and every situation, so be sure to check with your vet to make sure this is a viable alternative for you.