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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) by Royal Mail 1st class post.

Price:  £16.99

product information

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, 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 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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Perfect for recovery
Thursday, 10 October 2019  |  Kirstie

I ordered two sizes as dachshunds are a nightmare to get the right size of anything for them. But I was pleasantly surprised the size he measured fitted him brilliantly. They arrived the day after I ordered them, which was excellent as I was buying it to replace the silly suit the vets gave us that didnít cover the wound. And returns were very easy. I would recommend buying from dfordog and I would recommend this recovery suit - it looks very cute and does what it needs to!

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Even the vet was impressed with it
Wednesday, 9 October 2019  |  Karen

Always a pleasure to deal with d for dog, good service, quality goods - this time I purchased a suitical suit for my Toy Poodle that was due to be spayed. The suit was a perfect fit, and even the vet was impressed with it! .... (not easy to impress a vet with anything but the standard post surgery cone!) Would definitely recommend the suit for post surgery......... functional and also looked cute 😊


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Can't recommend this enough!
Wednesday, 25 September 2019  |  Marie-Anne

Though I rarely write reviews, I had to write this one to say how fantastic this body is - our lagotto was recently castrated, but no nasty collar of shame for him, just a comfy body that kept the important areas free from licking until nicely healed. Easy to tuck out the way at pee pee time (with a special tab for keeping the ends rolled up), and quick and easy to launder. I really recommend this as the perfect alternative to the old, uncomfortable method!

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Very good fit
Saturday, 17 August 2019  |  Kyle

This vest is a very good fit and seems to be of good quality. Very pleased with the fit and overall product well worth the money.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019  |  Shirley

Due to severe anxiety issues we could not use a cone following the neutering of our rescue dog so we opted for the suitical recovery vest. I cannot recommend this product highly enough, no stress for my dog and a safe recovery from his op.

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Pink camo suitical vest/suit
Friday, 7 June 2019  |  Rachel

Love this suit! Bought for our ESS Luna who is due to be spayed very soon. Found it easy enough to put on her and fit looks like it will be fine. Luna is currently just over 16kg. I think we purchased the small+ for her if my memory is correct, (though please forgive me if it wasn't). I do know that we measured her as suggested, and the suit we chose was indeed of the right size for her.
We decided to go with a suit as she very often bites through the head cones and the inflatable types when she has needed them in the past, so hopefully this will work out alot better for her.
She's a bit of a diva, and the funky design on this particular suit, and of course it's PINK! What more could she want.
Speedy delivery also. 👍🏻 All happy here!

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Fantastic value
Thursday, 9 May 2019  |  Stephanie

Bought this for my 16 month old Border Terrier. It arrived really quickly, is a great fit, and has allowed his wound to heal well. In fact, my boy loved it so much he ran off round the garden when I tried to take it off.

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Great product
Monday, 1 April 2019  |  Kelly

Bought for my dog to wear after being spayed. Great quality, fits well and keeps her well away from her wound. Its also easy to adjust before she goes out to the toilet.
I also received the suit the day after I placed my order. Amazing service.

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Thursday, 28 March 2019  |  Christine

I bought this for my small Jack Russell after she had major surgery (size XXS) to avoid wearing the dreaded lampshade! Well I cannot say how fabulous this has been, the fit is perfect and she is so accepting, and patiently waits for me to unhook and tuck it in to enable her to go to the toilet. I am so pleased and donít know how we would have managed without it!

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Suitical dog vest brilliant buy
Thursday, 28 March 2019  |  Lee

We needed to find something for our pointer to wear long term and that would be a snug but breathable fit. We looked at many different options and are so pleased we went with this. He has a long term chronic skin condition on his chest and itís the best itís looked in years since using this vest. Great fit, well made, washes well and in fact weíre ordering a 2nd one for when this one is in the wash!

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