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A protective cover placed over the back of an animal to prevent the animal from removing a medicant placed on its back, prevents the animal from chewing or biting the area, and can also prevent sunburn. The protective cover substantially covers the back and sides of the animal, but is open on the underside of the animal to reduce a rise in body temperature when worn by the animal. The cover includes leg straps or loops for securing and positioning the article on the animal. Methods of use are also described.