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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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Medical vest
Friday, 16 February 2018  |  Keith

Bought this product for my whippet for use after she was sorted. Worked very well giving great protection for healing wound. We still use it at night for extra warmth. Great delivery service. Definitely recommend this best for any dogs that cannot get on with head cones.

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Suitical suit made recovery easy
Saturday, 3 February 2018  |  Fiona

Just had my two whippets spayed - gulp -at the same time, these suits were brilliant as not only did it stop them interfering with their own stitches but also with each others. Gave me complete peace of mind at night and if I had to leave them. Because of whippets slightly unusual shapes I was concerned they wouldn't fit but after a good chat re sizing with a very helpful and friendly lady at D for Dog I went ahead and am so glad I did. As advised I took them to the vets to be put on postop while still sedated and the vet nurse said they'd seen a few recovery suits and these were the highest quality ones she and the vet had seen and where did I get them! They were really easy to get on and off, again the lady I spoke to offered advice on the best way to do this, they wash well and dry quite quickly. Frankly a brilliant product.

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Recovery suit
Tuesday, 30 January 2018  |  Julie

We purchased this for our dog that was being spayed and didnít want to use a buster collar itís fab easy to put on and washes lovely our dog has been quite happy wearing it thankyou

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Post Op Must have
Monday, 29 January 2018  |  Jennifer

Suitical Recovery Vest was amazing for our dog She wore this for 10 days after being Spayed and she didn't attempt to touch her cut at all so had a quick easy recovery In fact I think the snug vest helped keep her relaxed & calm. Would recommend 100%

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Excellent idea
Wednesday, 24 January 2018  |  Susan

My dog recently had an operation and the vet said this was the best way for him not to mess with the wound. Unfortunately he told me I bought too big a size (my fault). However the dog was still very comfortable in it and it was much better than putting the hard collar on, especially as they had shaved part of his neck and it would have been uncomfortable. If he needs a further operation I wouldn't hesitate to buy him another of these in a smaller size.

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excellent
Friday, 12 January 2018  |  Barbara

good protection, just a little difficult to fit on a 3legged GSD

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Recovery suit
Wednesday, 3 January 2018  |  Michelle

my dog had a operation and wearing a head collar (lanpshade) was out of the question so i purchased a recovery suit what a brilliant thing, just rollit up when he went out and it was no inconvience to him when on

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surgical suit
Monday, 1 January 2018  |  Rosalyn

Marvelous piece of kit worked wonderfully and kept the dog from licking her wounds. She has now made a full recovery. Only downside was it did grow on her so could have doen with a smaller size

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D for Dog says:

Thank you. Glad you like it. Pop it in the wash to get it back to shape if it has stretched a little :-)


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Dog recovery vest
Saturday, 16 December 2017  |  Angela

I'm so glad I bought this and would highly recommend it. My dog seemed very comfortable wearing it and it covered his wound preventing him from licking it. Washed and tumble dried no problem, I just wished I'd bought two so he could have had one when that one was being washed.

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Great purchase
Sunday, 26 November 2017  |  Louise

Purchased for our dog getting spayed. She was very happy wearing the vest and stopped her being able to get to her stitches. Easy to put on and remove.

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