Belly band diapers offer great coverage for nervous drippers, incontinent, bed-ridden, or marking male dogs. Here are two really good choices - Pet Parents Washable and Vet's Best Disposable - so you can decide whether to buy washable, disposable, or both.
There's a reason the dog above is smiling; he's very comfortable in his Pet Parents Belly Band Male Dog Diapers, one of the most popular washable belly band diapers on Amazon. These come three in a pack, so you can rotate them while one or two are being washed and, of course, they can be machine washed, but they'll last longer if you air dry them.
Pet Parents has thought of everything for this male diaper. The interior pad is super-absorbent, and the exterior material is waterproof. The elastic edges also act to keep pee from leaking. And the Velcro® closure keeps your dog's fur safe while performing a tight fit on his belly.
The 3-pair sets come in different colors: one all-black, one called natural (grey, black, and brown, and one called gentlemen (green, blue, and black).
Pet Parents Premium Washable Dog Belly Band Male Dog Diapers Gentlemen selection
Now, your dog's comfort is very important, so measure well..
In case you can't read the instructions above, they are: "Do not guess your dog's size. Measure your dog's waist in front of his back legs, like the diagram (above). If your dog is in between sizes, factor in his weight; i.e., if a heavier dog go up a size, if a skinnier dog, go down a size."
Vet's Best is a reputable company with high quality products. Its Comfort Fit Disposable Male Dog Diapers is no exception, and they are very popular with pet parents. The male dog diapers just fit around the belly to cover a dog's penis; they are only intended for urinary accidents - not for poop.
These disposable diapers wrap around your dog's waist and fasten with a strip closure. It should fit snugly. You'll see a yellow strip around the diaper. When that strip turns blue, your dog has urinated. Remove the diaper as soon as the strip has turned. Leaving your dog wet with urine can lead to infections, so don't be cheap with these diapers. Throw them away as soon as they are wet.
Dog parents find the Comfort Fit Disposable Male Dog Diapers very effective; they are apparently drip free, so they protect your furniture, carpets, and floors. They are very convenient, and even cost effective, if your dog doesn't have too many leaky episodes. They come in small, medium, and large sizes, but have some give, as they are elasticized. Make sure you measure your dog's tummy before you select the size.
If using any kind of diaper, make sure you wipe your dog after you remove the diaper. Use a warm wet washcloth and/or a hypo-allergenic, alcohol-free pet wipe like Pogi's Grooming Wipes to clean your dog's penis and surrounding areas. Do not use soap or shampoo unless you can rinse the area thoroughly before patting dry.
Some pet parents use disposable diapers underneath washable ones for extra protection. That's another alternative!
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