I have a mi-ki breed that is only 4.5 lbs, but with a longer back (10inch), and the XXXS fits her perfectly (with a little bagginess in the belly area). I will say, do have a soft cone on hand because they CAN and WILL get to their incision through the leg hole, especially if they are fastidious like mine is. If this had leg sleeves, it would not be a problem. But she is cone free during the day when I can keep an eye on her, and at night she wears a soft, fabric cone that is comfortable for sleeping in. I don't mind the bagginess in the belly area because it allows air to circulate around the incision (for a spay). It's so hard finding anything that fits a super tiny dog, and this was great!
My dog recently had surgery resulting with a long sutured wound down her belly. She hated the cone she was sent home with (like all dogs) so I looked up alternatives. The Suitical is a quality product and made very well. My only complaint is that getting a good fit is difficult (or it was for me). I measured my dog incorrectly the first time, and the suit I got was too big, so I had to order a 2nd suit. (I kept the first suit for my other dog, for future need.) Even though the correct measurement fell within the range given by the manufacturer, the second suit was too snug. So, I absolutely recommend the Suitical, just know getting the right fit for your dog may be a bit of a headache.
Just recently bought two of these suits for my dogs to wear after they were neutered. After the first day of wearing them, both of my dogs found a way to get to their incisions through the inside part of the leg. We got the correct size for both dogs but when they laid down they figured out how to open the side. We tried to make shift a diaper from a t-shirt to go under the suitical suit but that did not work as they both chewed through suit once they already knew they could reach the incision spot. These suits should definitely have back leg sleeves. We wasted money on these for them to be torn up and into their stomachs within a day after their surgery. Just get the cone.
We have an older border collie who needed abdominal surgery. She is Very visual with strong herding instincts. She literally would not move with a clear E collar on. Our niece had used a recovery suit on her young Golden and was a huge fan. It works by keeping them from licking the surgery area. It works Very well. Our girl is a lean thirty six pound nineteen inches tall dog and is twenty one inches from neck to tail. I debated between the Small Plus and Medium. From the reviews I ordered the Small Plus. It was Too snug for my comfort but realized we did not have time to return and get the Medium. It fit slightly loose in the groin area so we just snipped the neck on both sides which allows for more length. It worked excellent for a stressless recovery.
My dog had surgery and was in pain. Using a cone or inflatable collar just added to his distress. This fits perfectly and is loose on the belly so it doesn’t rub the incision. My dog is 30 pounds, thick in the chest with a long body. I got the small+. He is totally comfortable in this suit. It’s lightweight and stretchy making it easy to put on. The snaps at the rear make it easy to roll forward for potty breaks. Super happy and sooo happy that Chewy got this to me a day early! This company rocks!
I love this and so does my dog. She is free to move around and not bump into everything like happens with a cone. I also have an inflatable collar. It worked but seemed to push on her throat when she was lying down to sleep. The suit goes on and off easily. Unsnapping it for potty breaks is a breeze. It also keeps the incision clean and dry - something the cone and collar don't do. This was just what we needed. It is a little longer than I expected but that may be because I didn't measure properly. I highly recommend this for any dog recovering from abdominal surgery.
I have a 45 lb male brittany who has been on steroids for thrombocytopenia. He developed calcinocis cutis sores from this treatment, so I purchased this suit hoping it would help us manage the situation as we transition him to a new medication. Overall, I think it will work ok but it is not the perfect solution. Our dog has short hair and an athletic build - deep chest with a small waist. I saw someone else complain about the stretch in the fabric - in our case, this is needed to make the suit fit well overall. I agree with another poster that this seems to be designed for fluffy dogs, or chunkier dogs with more belly or a wider waist. While the suit fits nicely around his back and chest, it is loose around the crotch/groin which is unfortunately the area we were hoping to block access to. We will experiment with safety pins.
I used the Suitical recovery suit after my dog was recently spayed. It was as effective as an e-collar in protecting her incision, and so much more comfortable. None of the emotional trauma due to the impaired senses and impaired movement that comes with the cone. Easy to put on, easy to roll-up and snap for bathroom outings. I bought two - one to wear and one to wash. It would not be protective for limb or head veterinary issues, but for abdominal and torso issues, it is now my go-to item. Highly recommend.
I bought this suit for my Bernese Mtn dog after a triple surgery and it was a lifesaver. She could not get to her belly and oddly enough.... she loved wearing it. LOL I measured from collar to butt/tail and it fit perfectly. I got a size Large. So easy for potty breaks too as you just unsnap the butt/back area, roll it up to her front legs and then when she came back in, roll it back out and resnap. Amazing concept!!!
This is the second post-op suit I've purchased for my puppy. He had a typical neuter surgery last year and recently had abdominal surgery. Both time this suit worked well to protect the surgical incision. Much better solution that the Elizabethan collar. He wore the suit with no problems. Easy to put on and remove. Purchased this second suit so there would be a clean one and one in the laundry. The suit would not work for a leg injury/surgery.