Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find the answers to the frequently asked questions.

Recovery Suit®

  • Why is there a strap with a press button / snap at the belly side?
    This is the Hold-up system. When nature calls or when taking your dog out for a walk, the Recovery Suit® can be opened at the back and rolled inwards and towards at the chest. The lower part can then be fastened with the Hold-up system for extra security. For the best protection, the Suit must always be closed again after a check or walk outside.
  • How are the sizes figured for the Recovery Suit®?
    For cats and dogs, the size of the shirt is best measured from the collar to the base of the tail. Visit the product page and go to the size guide for detailed information:
  • Can a cat also wear a Recovery Suit® for dogs?
    No, the Recovery Suit® for dogs and cats are different in shape and especially designed for the anatomy of a dog or cat. The Recovery Suit® for cats has a bigger opening under the tail so the Suit can stay on while using the litter tray.
  • Is the Recovery Suit® washable?
    Yes, the Recovery Suit® is washable on a maximum of 90ºC/194ºF. Most pet owners buy 2 Suits so they can wash one. We advise to follow the washing instructions below:
    • Always turn inside out for washing.
    • Fasten all the press studs before washing.
    • We recommend using a laundry bag.
    • Wash the Recovery Suit® up to a maximum of 90ºC/194ºF.
    • Never put the Recovery Suit® in the dryer! Hang it out and let it air dry.
    • Do not iron directly over the print and never too hot.
    • Do not use bleach or other chemicals to clean the Recovery Suit®.
  • Can dogs and cats tear the Recovery Suit® apart and/or chew on it?
    This is possible. Suitical products are not made from Kevlar, because we prioritize breathability for your pet's comfort. When animals feel uncomfortable, they can chew, bite or lick the affected area. Fortunately, most pets accept wearing the Recovery Suit® and don’t do anything with it. Also, because we use very high-end fabrics, the fabric will not tear easily.
  • What is the reason not having a male hole at the belly part of the Recovery Suit® for dogs?
    If there is a hole on the belly side, which then must be large enough to fit all the breeds, the pet can still get to, lick or scratch the wound. Moreover, the surgical area is often located near the urination area. The risk of getting a wound infection is also higher with a hole at the belly part of the suit. There is already extra space around the belly part to help circulate air for a faster recovery. The Recovery Suit® can be easily opened for taking the dog for a walk. The suit can be rolled up inside and secured to the chest with a press stud. After a walk, it is important to check the surgery area. For the best protection, the suit must always be closed again after a check or a walk outside.
  • What is the difference between the different colors Recovery Suit®?
    We have Recovery Suits for dogs and cats. For dogs you can choose for black, camouflage blue or pink. For cats the Recovery Suit® is available in black camouflage and tiger print.
  • Do all dogs and cats tolerate the Recovery Suit®?
    Yes, most of the time dogs and cats tolerate the Suit. It’s the same as using a onesie or T-shirt except that the Recovery Suit® is special equipped and made for animals offering pet owners a one stop solution for their pets. Some cats are really athletic and can manage to get out of the Suit. For those cats it can be made more difficult when the loops inside the collar of the Suit are fitted to a collar. Also, it’s important to choose the right size for the cat. Better a little bit smaller than easy fitted. The stretch fabric of the Suit is made for this. Special attention is always needed when a wound is irritating. The animal might try to scratch, lick and sometimes bite around the wound. We recommend keeping your pet under supervision of a responsible adult at all times while using this product.
  • Is it safe for my pet and the environment?
    Yes, our products are toxic/lead free and safe for pets and environment.
  • Do you need to wash the Recovery Suit® before first use? 
    No, you do not have to wash the Recovery Suit® before first use. However, in case of open wounds, please contact your veterinarian to seek advice first.
  • Can the Recovery Suit® be worn all day?
    The Recovery Suit® is made of 94% Organic Cotton and 6% Lycra. Because of these components it is breathable and comfortable and can be worn all day, when taking the below recommendations in account. When worn for a longer period of time, the Recovery Suit® will need to be washed regularly. To ensure that your pet remains protected, two Recovery Suits are often purchased. While one Suit can be washed, the other can be worn. When your pet needs to wear the Recovery Suit® longer than a week, it’s always better to have a back-up Suit! Please consult your veterinarian when you want to use this product for medical purposes. Your veterinarian can recommend a suitable treatment. Keep your pet under supervision of a responsible adult at all times while using the Recovery Suit® and check the affected area regularly. Please consult your veterinarian if your pet’s behavior is changing or when your pet has excessive licking/chewing habits. Leaving your pet unsupervised wearing a Recovery Suit® is a decision only a pet owner can make after careful consideration of their unique situation, and we can’t advise on.

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