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Suitical Dog Recovery Vest

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Important:  While we understand that these items need to be tried on, returns and exchanges are only permitted for items and packets received back in a resaleable condition. Please do not cut the packaging open. Please use the resealable pack opening.

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The Suitical Dog Recovery Suit (formerly Medical Pet Shirt) is a protective dog vest for post operative care, wounds, skin disease, skin issues and allergies, when in season, for incontinence and after neutering operations (spaying or castration). This veterinary approved, breathable body suit allows healing to take place whilst protecting and offering you peace of mind.

Suitical dog protective suit

Depending on where the wound or injury is, these protective shirts can be much more secure, effective and convenient than using an Elizabethan dog collar and can even reduce anxiety and stress. Like a baby grow for dogs, it is designed for their specific shape and needs.

The lightweight and breathable stretch fabric is made from Cotton and Lycra. This protective dog vest offers good protection, comfort and warmth after operations or in cases of skin disease, whilst allowing your dog to retain freedom of movement.

It has a double skin around the belly enabling pads to be inserted in the case of fluid loss, incontinence or when your pet is in season.

The Suitical medical pet shirt fully protects your dog's torso and rear end. It needs to be unfastened at the rear when your dog needs to toilet.

Post Operative Recovery

dog recovery suit

- Reduces stress, fear and uncertainly after an operation compared to a standard collar, thanks to the snug and comfortable fit.
- Prevents your dog touching the wound easily.
- It is not tight fitting around the belly. The double skin fabric around the belly part of the vest is roomier to promote air circulation.
- The interior of is light blue making control of fluid from the wound fluids easier.
- In cases of large amounts of fluid from the wound a pants liner (nappies) can be inserted inside or between the double layers on the belly.
- Before the operation the pet will usually be shaved and an anaesthetic will cause their temperature to drop. After the operation the vest gives warmth to your dog whilst they recover.

Skin Diseases

dog medical suitAs well as wound healing and protection, this medical pet shirt can be used in cases of skin disease where protection is required. This protective vest will prevent possible further damage to the skin caused by scratching, licking or biting. In turn, this promotes faster healing as medications remain longer on the skin.

In Season and Incontinence

This product will reduce the risk of blood or urine strains in your house. In cases of incontinence or if your pet is in season the medical pet shirt can be fitted with a sanitary towel or pants liner. In contrast to standard in season shorts it is very difficult for your pet to wriggle out of. This is more hygienic for you and your pet.

Size Guide

With your dog standing, measure along your dog's back, from nape of neck (approx. where a collar would sit) to base (start) of tail. For in-between sizes we recommend going with the smaller of the two sizes for slim dogs and the larger of the two sizes for broad dogs.

Suitical dog recovery suit

 Size  Length (cm)
 XXX Small  22-35cm
 XX Small  33-42cm
 X Small  40-45cm
 Small  43-51cm
 Small+  49-57cm
 Medium  56-69cm
 Medium+  61-72cm
 Large  67-76cm
 X Large  74-82cm
 XX Large  80-92cm

IMPORTANT - Please always measure your dog.

Made of stretch material cotton / Lycra. Comfortable, hygienic and can be washed at 30º C.

The open ended back end makes fitting and removing the shirt very easy. With small dogs the head must be inserted first into the shirt followed by each front leg (separately) into the openings provided. With large dogs (long legs) it is easier to insert one front leg followed by the head and then the other leg into the provided openings. Then pull back as far as possible over the dog's body. The two straps on the belly side are secured by threading them between the rear legs and then attaching them under the shirt near the base of the tail. Make sure that there is enough room for tail movement.

Please note that, as with bandages or other protection, a determined dog may pull, tear or chew at the product. Use under supervision. Please also note that the vest needs to be unfastened at the rear for the dog to go to the toilet.

If your dog’s injury is only at the top half of their torso and you don’t need lower back, belly or incontinence protection, please see the shorter Protective Pet Topshirt.

Important - Returns and Exchanges

While we understand that these items need to be tried on, returns and exchanges are only permitted for items and packets received back in a new and resaleable condition. Please do not return items in anything less than an 'as new' condition and do not cut the packaging open. This would invalidate your right to return. Please use the resealable opening to remove the item from its packet.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018  |  Lesley

More expensive but far kinder for the animal than the traditional ‘lampshade’.

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Monday, 15 October 2018  |  Ann

Ordered this for my dog to wear after his operation. Fast next day delivery which was great. The suit fitted perfectly, was easy to put on and nice soft fabric. The poppers are sturdy and secure and easy to operate. I was really pleased with the suit and found it much easier than the standard lamp shade collar. Washes really well too and dries quickly. Overall I would recommend this suit.

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Super alternative
Saturday, 13 October 2018  |  Lesley

A much better alternative to the usual “lampshade” used to stop your pet nibbling or scratching at a wound. More expensive but so much kinder as the animal is not going round crashing into things!

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Recovery vest
Friday, 12 October 2018  |  Celia

This was perfect for Rosie following her spay operation. Rosie was very happy to wear the vest which was soft & warm. She did not try to get inside to lick the wound & just accepted the vest which was a perfect fit & arrived the day after ordering just in time for the operation.

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Suitical vest
Thursday, 4 October 2018  |  S

Received this item promptly and although my dog doesn’t particularly like wearing it, it will come in handy later this month post operation. Would recommend

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Monday, 10 September 2018  |  Margaret

The order was dealt with promptly and the suit was received the following day.Unfortunately I had ordered the wrong size.so arranged to return the suit for a replacement.Again speedily dealt with so impressed and such lovely people to deal with.The second suit is perfect and will help my elderly Westie cope with her incontinence problem.

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Ernie Schnauzerneger
Monday, 10 September 2018  |  Ian

Excellent service from dfordog. Having ordered in error the wrong size or surgical vest they exchanged it for a larger size without quibble and speedily. The size required for my adult miniature Schnauzer was size S. The garment was easy to use and light weight ,totally covering the dogs undercarriage whilst recovering from surgical castration. Whilst out walking the suit can be folded back and secured by the popper fasteners over each shoulder so it is like an upper body vest, to allow him to perform his bodily functions. Brilliant, much better foe the comfort of the dog than wearing a collar of shame.

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Brilliant
Saturday, 1 September 2018  |  Nicola

Bought the pink Camo suit for my dog following being spayed as she hated the collar given by the vets and was completely distressed by it. She is more than happy to wear the suit. It's soft and comfortable and doesn't restrict her in any way. Its been a life saver and I would recommend it to anyone

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Dog recovery vest
Saturday, 1 September 2018  |  Rosemary

This is a really good alternative to a buster collar. Our dog seemed extremely comfortable in it as it is lightweight and stretchy enough not to constrain movement. It is also well made and looks like it will last well if we need to use it again.

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Dog. Vested
Thursday, 23 August 2018  |  Lyn

I bought this dog vest for Bill my cocker spaniel when. he had an op to remove a growth on his stomach. It fitted him perfectly he is 16 kg and hates the buster collet I recommend this item

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