Medical Pet Shirt Cat
Medical Pet Shirt for cats provides a good protection after surgery. With the Medical Pet Shirt, the cat has plenty of freedom of movement and therefore doesn't have to wear the hated cone after an operation (such as sterilisation/castration). The Medical Pet Shirt will also keep the cat warm.
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How do I put a Medical Pet Shirt on my cat?
The Medical Pet Shirt has a larger opening at the back below the tail(cats can use the litter tray without removing the shirt) and a narrower hole for the head. It is comfortable, hygienic and machine washable at 30 degrees. For cats with short legs, put the head through first, then insert the legs into the relevant openings one by one. Pull the Medical Pet Shirt down towards the tail as far as it will go. The two ends of the ventral side can be affixed using the press studs between the hind legs and below the fabric on your cats back. Make sure the tail has enough room for ease of movement.
The Medical Pet Shirt is ideal for use after surgery (sterilisation) and for incontinence. The Medical Pet Shirt can reduce stress, anxiety and uncertainty after surgery compared to a collar that can often obstruct the cat's view. The cat is not or hardly able to reach the wound. Because the Medical Pet Shirt is not tight around the belly, the wound is sufficiently aired, and should remain dry. The Medical Pet Shirt is partially light blue inside the belly, so any seepage from the wound is visible. A panty liner can be applied inside the shirt, or between the double layer at the abdomen. During anaesthesia cats are often shaved before surgery, and body temperature is lowered. The Medical Pet Shirt will keep the cat warm after surgery. The Medical Pet Shirt is a tool, not a treatment. In case of skin conditions, these must be treated with suitable medication. The Medical Pet Shirt can then be used to offer extra protection.
What size and colour does my cat need?
Measure your cat from collar to tail to get an accurate idea of how big a shirt it will need. It is better to be slightly snug rather than too loose. If the cat is incontinent, you should choose the blue variant because the red one has an opening to allow for urination.
The red shirt is specially made for cats and is available in sizes XXXS to S. The red shirt is intended for cats after surgery. Because the shirt has an opening below the tail, the cat can keep the shirt on when it uses the litter tray.
|Size of Medical Pet Shirt||Length from neck to tail||Neck circumference from - to*||Recommended size|
|XXXXS Red||25 - 32 cm||14 - 20cm||Small kitten|
|XXXS red||29 - 37 cm||17 - 26cm||Kitten|
|XXS red||33 - 42 cm||18 - 28cm||Young cat / large kitten|
|XS red||40 - 45 cm||20 - 30cm||Normal cat||S red||43 - 51 cm||23 - 34cm||Larger cat|
*These measurements exclude a potential 10% deviation on textiles.
The blue shirt was actually made for dogs, but also fits cats. This shirt is suitable for incontinent cats and in cases where you want to use a panty liner in the shirt. Please note: The blue shirt does not allow for use of the litter tray. This shirt can be ordered here.
What if the Medical Pet Shirt doesn't fit?
To check whether or not the Medical Pet Shirt fits your pet, you can take the item out of the package and hold it up next to your cat. This will allow you to see whether or not it fits. For hygienic reasons, this item cannot be returned if it has been in direct contact with your pet. Should we conclude that the shirt is stained, has been worn, is covered in hair, smells bad or has been washed once the item is shipped back to us, it will not be returned to you. In this case, the item will be given to a local charity. Unfortunately, we have to apply these rules as we are often confronted with Medical Pet Shirts that have been returned in a used condition.
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After reading good reviews about this item i decided to purchase. Its not for my cat ,who has a heeling wound. He reaped some fur off his back which caused another problem. I decided to purchase another different one from Amazon which is a lot better for him.
Bought for my Siamese, who has thin skin due to steroid treatment and keeps tearing her back skin when scratching. Perfect as allows covers her back and back of the neck (has roll down collar), allowing her to scratch without doing any damage. Also still allows her to use the litter tray. Washes well. So pleased bought another so always have one in wash and one on.
I bought this post-op vest for our cat having tried one the same that our vet practice leant us. Having looked at a few others online, the Vetsend vest seemed to have the best reviews. Our cat had to wear one for a whole week. No cat is likely to be happy wearing a vest, but this one seems to be very well designed - we had no problems with it (I was worried about soiling etc, but we had no problems at all in that regard). My only suggestion would be to have poppers along the back of the neck to make it easier to put on your cat, and so that you can loosen it a tiny bit.
I got this from our vets when Amber was spayed. She hasn’t bothered in the slightest. It’s obviously comfortable for her (way more than a cone collar would be). The quality is good and the design has been well thought through. She can use the litter fine, it also keeps the shaved area warm and she looks really cute too :)
This was great much better than a hard plastic collar. My cat didn't like it though and during waking hours spent most of the time trying to get out. Unfortunately he wet it when he went toilet. That said I would definitely use it again should the need arise.
This pet recovery suit is by far the best quality on the market,I ordered xs,but it was slightly too big,so I just sewed a small tuck in the bottom area. It really has done the job,as my cats wound on her belly has almost healed,I have bought another since,as the design is very good and properly finished around the neck and armholes. My cat has scratched a hole,but I have just repaired it today and now she can can scratch the hole!