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 MPS-Medical Pet Shirt® up to a maximum of 90ºC/194ºF.
    • Never put the MPS-Medical Pet Shirt® 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 MPS-Medical Pet Shirt®.
  • Can dogs and cats tear the Recovery Suit® apart and/or chew on it?
    Of course, this is always possible. Suitical products are not made from Kevlar, because breathability is very important. Especially very angry animals can damage everything if they want. 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 more when there is a hole in it. With excessive licking of the wound a napkin can be inserted between the double layer or inside the Recovery Suit® to keep the wound dry. We recommend keeping your pet under supervision of a responsible adult at all times while using this product.
  • 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 shirt. There is already extra space around the belly part to help circulate air for a faster recovery. The Medical Pet Shirt can be easily opened for taking the dog for a walk. The shirt 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 shirt 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 the color black or the funkier version in camouflage blue or pink. For cats the Recovery Suit® is available in black camouflage.
  • 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?
    Unlike the cone, Suitical products also offers external protection. For example, think of children or other animals who want to play with or cuddle your dog or cat.

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