The VetMedWear® Suit is an e-collar alternative which provides more coverage for wounds located on the side and back where our Gown doesnt protect. Designed universal for dogs and cats.
Made from 94% organic cotton, 6% Lycra, breathable, hypoallergenic, and washable fabrics. The fabrics are specially made to be form-fitting yet stretchable to promote mobility.
Tolerated by more pets than a traditional e-collar which ensures the wound stays protected and reduces the risk of post-operative complications.
Allows pets to recover in comfort without restricting mobility or access to their food or water bowl.
A closable urination hole for male dogs that can be fully spread open by snapping the tie strings to the side of the VetMedWear® Suit. This prevents the fabric from bunching and reduces the risk of pets urinating onto the garment.
Elasticized back opening for cats and dogs allows pets to urinate without having to remove or adjust the garment.
Schedule a consultation call to learn how VetMedWear® can help your clinic.
For longer usage, it is possible that the print of the Recovery Suit® and the label could fade over time. With the washing instructions below, this process can be delayed. Washing, maintaining and handling of delivered items always remains the responsibility of the customer.
Using bleach and other chemicals can cause irritations to your dog’s wound, surgical area, hotspots or more…!
TIP! Little (peeing) accidents can happen while wearing the Recovery Suit®. To ensure that your dog remains protected, two Recovery Suits are often purchased. While one Recovery Suit® can be washed, the other can be worn. When your dog needs to wear the Recovery Suit® longer than a week, it’s always better to have a back-up!
Since the top goes on over the dog’s head, each front leg needs to be lifted and bent to fit through the leg openings. Though the pants can’t be worn alone, the top can. On Atle, it extends all the way to his groin, and because of the garment’s “compressive” nature is less likely to ride up than a t-shirt. When the top is worn with the pants, the top affixes to the pants via wide Velcro strips. The top’s neck is high, offering ample neck protection (earning plaudits from Dr. Tapp) and the ability to be folded down like a turtleneck.
The full length, sturdy zipper runs from the neck to just under the dog’s tail, requiring it to be unzipped slightly to allow the dog to eliminate. I love the fabric guard under the zipper that prevents hair from getting caught, though, given the quality of the garment, I was a little surprised at the lack of a zipper “garage” (a fabric housing for the zipper pull tab).
* VetMedCare Bodysuit. The VetMedCare suit we tested was a sleeveless over-the-head stretchy tube with four leg holes, available in male and female versions. I wanted to like this product because of its light weight, simplicity, and long sleeve/sleeveless models. But I question the product’s long-term durability; after one laundering in cool water, the suit stretched out and didn’t bounce back.
We tested a size XL, which was a snug fit for Atle and even more so for Holden. The over-the-head model was an XXL and was a less restrictive, almost too-roomy fit, although both models feature snaps on the sides that can be used to adjust the girth.
The “potty flap” can be a little challenging to navigate because of the number of snaps (16 on the XL!) required to secure it. The neck is a wide band of fabric of moderate height, though maybe less than ideal if neck coverage is a concern.
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