My sweet little girl has been out of her cone for a week and a half now. Luckily, her paw is doing so much better. I'm still not 100% sure what she did, but the vet said she had a cut in between her toes and because she licked so much she caused a sore on the top of her foot. We had to make sure she wasn't able to get to it, so I made her some socks to wear. They were a bit rough, but they worked really well. Unless they didn't get tied tight enough, and then the pain would just take them off and break open scabs again. We had one really bad relapse, which was why the cone of shame came out. She's okay now and that's really all that matters.