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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.

This item is usually dispatched the same working day (orders placed before 2.45pm Mon-Thur and 12.45pm on Fridays) by Royal Mail 1st class post.


 
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The Suitical Dog Recovery Suit (AKA 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, these postoperative suits are designed for a dog's 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 is lighter making visibility of fluid from the wound easier.
- In cases of large amounts of fluid from the wound a panty liner or similar 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 Issues

dog medical suitAs well as wound healing and protection, this medical pet shirt can be used in cases of skin issues and diseases where protection is required. This protective vest will prevent possible further damage to the skin caused by scratching, licking or biting whilst also allowing the skin to breathe, promoting faster healing. It also helps any medications to remain longer on the skin.

In Season and Incontinence

This product will reduce the risk of blood or urine stains 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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Excellent
Tuesday, 19 May 2020  |  Tina

Very happy this item I purchased.its vital that you take the advice on the website stating to measure your dog before buying,I did this and itís a perfect fit

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Suitical dog recovery vest
Thursday, 16 April 2020  |  Sharon

Good quality. Easy to put on due to stretchy material. Although not overjoyed about having to wear a garment, our dog was comfortable whilst wearing it, even in the heat of the recent sun. MUCH, much better than having to wear the plastic medical neck cone!

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Suitical for Westie
Tuesday, 14 April 2020  |  Sue

After being spayed went frantic with the surgical collar, so came across this site, very helpful and polite and the Suitical fitted perfect and had no hassle at all from my Westie xx

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Suiticle suit
Tuesday, 24 March 2020  |  Sandy

Good quality and fit, arrived quickly, very pleased with it.

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Great Product
Tuesday, 10 March 2020  |  Michael

We bought this for our Whippet after her spaying operation, it was a perfect fit and she seemed very comfortable. The press studs make it very easy to take on and off and it washes well. Delivery was quick and price was great. Very happy

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Wonderful
Wednesday, 4 March 2020  |  Linda

We bought this as a spare after our dogs surgery, they are wonderful, easy to fit a really soft to touch, when we removed it she stood looking at it to be put back on. Just one point no instructions how to put on and did not want to get it wrong and hurt dog but easy to find on u-tube

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D for Dog says:

Thanks Linda, good idea. I have made a note to do a video for everyone ASAP :-)


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Suitical dog recovery vest
Tuesday, 3 March 2020  |  Katrina

For our collie after spaying. She has never worn anything before so was fuming when she tried it on before her op !! Didnít even want to move in it!! After op she has worn it and got used to it. Excellent for covering her wound and no worries about her getting at it. Washes well and dries quickly too. Would definitely recommend.

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Perfect little suit
Saturday, 22 February 2020  |  Hilary

Tiny chihuahua in need of being spayed but doesnít normally wear a coat other than her own fur one so this little number with its poppers and stretchy material fits her like a glove and has got her used to wearing it before the big op. Simple to wash and stylish too. Customer service was excellent throughout and speedy delivery. Will come back to this site for perusing all the other items they sell. Thank you.

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Fabulous product and service
Friday, 14 February 2020  |  Beverley

I wanted to try one of these after my dog had surgery and I wanted an alternative to the buster collar. Despite measuring my dog I was still unsure of size so I rang Dfordog and the lady I spoke to was SO helpful. She talked me through the size options and advised me on size but also said I could order 2 and return one. My dog is really relaxed wearing the suit, although he does shake himself when its first put on he soon settles down. My dog had emergency surgery so I had to buy it after surgery but it would probably be a good idea to get you dog used to it before surgery if it's planned. It arrived within 24 hours so great service. I bought the size advised and it fits really well. It may help you to know that my dog is a flatcoated retriever who is deep chested but slim. He weighs 31kg and measures 68cm collar to tail and 78cm chest and I bought Large. It is fastened on the smallest settings and has a bit of breathing room but it's not too big. The alternative size was M+ which I think would probably have fitted albeit a little more snugly. The fabric is a good weight without being too thick. I've washed it once and it washed and dried well. Highly recommend the suit and Dfordog excellent in all areas. THANKYOU

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Excellent item
Tuesday, 11 February 2020  |  Denise

This is a well-made and attractive surgery recovery suit. I had concerns that it might not be a good fit for our whippet, who has a very deep chest in relation to the length of his body, but it is sufficiently stretchy to be a good fit.

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