When you take on the responsibility of raising a little dog or cat, absorbent mats or pet diapers are some of the first purchases you need to make. You can find pet diapers at any pet shop, as well as other products that will help you keep your home clean (such as towels and absorbent mats).
What are pet diapers? These are absorbent panties that can be used to eliminate the risk of your pet urinating in illegal places. Such a diaper can be ideal for animals suffering from urinary incontinence, for females in heat, for puppies or kitties who have not yet learned to use a litter box or go outside, or for animals travelling by car with their owners. Diapers are also used in dog training.
Diapers are practical and super absorbent. They have a fastener with a strong and durable adhesive, so the animal will not be able to remove them. In addition, they are made of materials that do not break too easily. Each diaper is equipped with an adjustable tail hole, resalable closures and are tailored to provide comfort.
If this is the first time you put a diaper on your pet, give your furry friend time to get used to wearing it. Some animals get annoyed with diapers and that’s why you also have to pay attention to some details, when you purchase such products.
Comfort: It is important that the products are made of a soft material that does not irritate the skin. Also, the edges need to be elastic enough for the animal to move freely and feel nice on their fur, but not too large to allow urine to leak out. Look for pet diapers that can be closed securely and avoid anything that is metallic or plastic, because they can hurt your pet.
Measurements: The products are typically available in all sizes – S, XS, XXS, M, L, XL or XXL – and they correspond to measurements specified by the manufacturer. On the package, you will find information about the corresponding circumferences and lengths, so you will have to make the necessary measurements before purchasing diapers for your pet. In order to do this easily and correctly, it is necessary to keep the animal on two paws. Then, you must use a meter roll and determine the circumference around the belly, just above the place where the diaper will reach. As for the necessary length, just place the meter roll at the base of the tail and reach the area where the diaper should end. The breed and weight of the animal are also good indicators for the purchase you will have to do.
Reusable diapers have a cotton core (good absorbent) and can be used even for a few years, as they can be washed again and again. Animals will get used to them more easily, because they will wear them for a longer time.
There are also belly bands that must only be wrapped around the animal`s rear girth. For some pets, these are more comfortable than diapers.