|Breed Size||Small Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||All Breeds||All Breeds||All Breeds|
|Health Feature||Calming, First Aid, Itch & Redness Remedy, Recovery||—||—||—||—|
|Lifestage||Adult||Adult||All Lifestages||All Lifestages||All Lifestages|
We had to buy our husky this vest to cover him from a hotspot he got on his back end area. Not only did this prevent him from reaching back there, but it also had the calming affect that helped him relax and sleep so the hotspot could dry out and heal. Very grateful for this vest! Pricey, but so worth it!
The people that designed this should have talked with a dog, or at least a dog owner. It sort of fits my Golden Retriever. The front legs are tight, especially across the chest while the back legs are quite loose. This would not work well on a male after being neutered as the leg holes are quite loose. One of the four snaps broke on day one. And why use snaps on this back part when Velcro was used elsewhere? I had to sew on Velcro above where the snaps are and I still think that leg area is too loose. It is way more comfortable for Holly than a cone but seems like this could have been so much better. I realize not all dogs are the same size and shape by Holly is pretty average and it's a a poor fit.
This vest was a LIFE SAVER when our Staffie mix had an unexpected splenectomy. Because it covered the abdominal incision completely, he was able to forgo the cone of shame, except when his "jammies" were in the wash. A few helpful tips: -I wasn't sure about sizing because he's very barrel-chested; the large fit perfectly in all dimensions because the material has plenty of stretch, while the XL was way too long. -Consider getting 2 if you need it on your pup 24/7, so you have a spare for regular washing. -The black color made it difficult to monitor any blood or other fluids on the wound, but a panty liner attached to the inside of the vest (cotton side facing the pup's incision) worked wonders.
Way too small in the front but way too huge in the back. Got this for my dog who was getting neutered so he didn't have to wear the cone all the time. The back leg holes were way too big so he could get to his incision through them and the front was so small and not supported that it didn't come up all the way on the front legs and slipped back down constantly. No spot to cut out a pee hole for males like most do and despite me trying to sew the back so the leg holes wouldn't be as gaping, he STILL got to his incision and licked his stitches. I should have gotten a different brand completely. I am incredibly upset with this
This worked wonders with my fluffy Akita who gets very hot! It has openings on the back so they aren’t fully covered. The recovery suits buttons on the back are very well made they do not unclip unexpectedly which very nice . Very well made. For extra protection-when my husband and I leave her home after her spay surgery, we put one of the washable reusable dog diapers from chewy . Com to put over her area
I need this product for an upcoming surgery on my elderly dog. The company directions say if you are borderline with measurements to go up to the next size. Nowhere is I see weights for each size so I did what they said and went up a size. Way way too big for my dog. Wasn’t until I got the product did it have the weights on the box. Even the weight far exceeded my dog. No way should I have been instructed to go up a size.
Nicely made Product. Bought it to keep my girl from licking herself raw while going thru a false pregnancy. Sizing is pretty accurate. Neck, chest and length fit great, although my dog being a German Shorthaired Pointer, she's slender in the torso, so the body is loose.....
I had a queen who needed to be spayed, but was still nursing 12-week-old kittens. No one makes these for cats, so I tried the small dog vest for a 9-lb cat. Not a perfect fit, but do-able. A cats chest is much smaller than a dog, so the front legs went down past her elbows, and the neck was way too big. Had to secure it with a safety pin. She often managed to get her front feet out, BUT it kept her stomach covered, and she could use the litter box just fine.
I measured carefully, but the recommended size was 2 sizes too large. In the end, I couldn't use this for my dog because it was too big. Looks well made, though.
This was a much better alternative to an e-collar. We put it on our dog every night while she was recovering from being spayed. She didn't bother her incision and was comfortable in her crate. I wish that there was an easier way to do her front legs than having to put them through the 2 holes in the front.