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Suitical Dog Recovery Vest

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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 the animal 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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Great idea
Tuesday, 19 June 2018  |  Robert

I put this on my dog after her operation yesterday. The vets loved it as the " cone of shame " can be problematic. My dog was a bit concerned at first, but has warmed to it and kept it on all day yesterday and overnight. The poppers at the rear are a good addition to allow her to do her business without removing the jacket. You can pop them together at one side to prevent the ends from getting soiled. Excellent!

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Suitical recovery vest
Sunday, 17 June 2018  |  Nick

I purchased the recovery vest after my dog was spade. We tried the cone and she hated it. The recovery vest was a fantastic purchase and well worth the cost. Also received an A1 service.

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Suitical great item
Saturday, 16 June 2018  |  Anne

Fantastic, suit fit was excellent. Easy to put on and take off. Even the puppy didn't mind and didn't even attempt to lick or chew following her surgery. Wish I had bought two Instead of struggling to get one one washed and dried.

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Brilliant!
Thursday, 14 June 2018  |  Kirstie

This was worth every penny! Chewie wore this for 10 days after castration and it was brilliant. Much better than wearing a cone. Easy to get on and off. So glad I bought it.

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Fantastic purchase
Thursday, 14 June 2018  |  Joanne

I bought this recovery vest after my dogs recent surgery. It has been great and made her recovery so much more comfortable. I understand that collars after surgery certainly have a place but can cause huge stress to pet and owner. This vest went on and she didn't even notice it was there. Really easy to unpop and roll up when she needed a loo break. Can strongly recommend that one if you pet is having surgery or in a situation where a vest is required

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Excellent
Monday, 11 June 2018  |  Kirsten

Perfect "garment" to help our cocker spaniel's recovery from his wee op. Worked so well and would thoroughly recommend for surgical recovery instead of "the cone of shame".

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Fantastic item & service
Wednesday, 30 May 2018  |  Yvonne

Our staffie was booked in for castration and we had just had our hall decorated and really didn't want him ripping off the paint with a cone of shame!!! I just found your site on google and the vest looked ideal. I read all the reviews,took his measurements but wasn't sure about the right size so rang your office. The lady was fantastic and with the measurements advised me of the correct size saying that I could return it if it was wrong and she'd send the next size. It arrived the next day and was perfect. Monty never minded wearing it and it was soft and comfortable & washed beautifully. What a result. I will certainly be recommending it to all my friends with dogs and told our vets. Our hall is still intact and Monty is fully recovered. Thank you for such a wonderful invention.

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Perfect for my cavapoo
Friday, 25 May 2018  |  Debbie

I originally bought a suit from the vets after frank being neutered but it wasn't the best with poor fitting and felt flimsy around the top of the leg where it needed to be covered. Frank weighs 9kg and the length from bottom of neck to base of tail was 45cm and this size small is a perfect fit for him everywhere. Received the next day by first class post.
Thanks again Jenny for your help

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Great product
Wednesday, 23 May 2018  |  Vivienne

I give full marks to this product as itís been a superb buy! Very reasonably priced, arrived quickly and fits perfectly! Our dog needed protecting after an operation and itís worked like a dream. Great product and I also received excellent help on the phone when I rang to order it. Well done to D for Dog!

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Just what was needed
Monday, 14 May 2018  |  Carolyn

Excellent for post surgery. Much better than a collar. Stretches a little after wear.

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