Yes! The Lycra Bodysuit is a great alternative to the E-collar. The Lycra Bodysuit covers almost the entire dog (when using the abdominal panel). The only exposed areas are the head tail and paws. Simply cover the wound as recommended by your vet and place the Lycra Bodysuit on your dog. The Lycra Bodysuit is lightweight and will not irritate or overheat your dog. And, it will reduce the likelihood of damage/irritation of the dogs neck form the E-collar (see our testimonials). We recommend that you consult with your vet about the best use and length of wear for your dogs condition. However, we have had a large veterinary teaching hospital use the garments extensively with great results and no side effects.