Blondie had been attacked by another hen and had lost some feathers so her owner who is a vet nurse decided to adapt a DogEase suit and fitted it onto her to cover her exposed skin. She looks amazing, well done to her owner!
I have posted some owner's accounts of their experiences using DogEase and I will be occasionally write bits and pieces as they come up. I hope anyone who reads this finds the information helpful and feel free to write other helpful and hopefully supportive comments. Lisa from DogEase :)
“Milly has been wearing her DogEase vest for two days following being spayed on Monday. I was slightly concerned about the size I had bought as Milly was crossing two size bands. I opted for the larger one and happy that I did. It was very easy to put on her and she has not tried to chew it! It is protecting her wound from licking and generally keeping it clean. It is very good quality and allows her to move around easily.
Definitely I would recommend this product”
Facebook Jan 2019
Heres what Ashwood Vets have to say
‘Lou Lou is a 4-month-old purring machine! She was in with us yesterday to be spayed, and even purred away happily as we were popping her little suit on her! That beautiful face just melted our hearts...’
Facebook post October 2018
Ogai and Murph enjoying the comfort of their DogEase suits after their surgeries. This is great that they are both prevented from irritating their wounds without the cone. It has certainly made life easier for these two and their owners. Could you imagine having two dogs in a cone?
This is lovely Dylan enjoying the comfort of a DogEase after being neutered.
Molly a lovely schnauzer was spayed and is looking lovely and comfortable in her DogEase suit. she will be comfortable in her recovery and especially that she does not need the suit taken on and off for toilet trips!
Gorgeous Apple and Strudel were in Cedargrove Vet Clinic last week to get spayed.
They were perfect patients and went home modelling our DogEase Animal Wound Protectionsuits, which are a alternative for a buster collar.
Spaying has many benefits;
- preventing unwanted litters
- preventing uterus infections, such as pyometra
-helping to prevent mammory tumours
- helping to improve some behaviours issues, such as straying and toileting in the house
Another great feature that customers have told us about is the suits ability to apply constant pressure that can offer a calming effect for dogs, almost offering the dog a "life like" hug. We call this the DogEase hug. There have been studies that have concluded that light pressure can offer a sense of comfort and reduce anxiety or nervousness that you may find some dogs may have.
Our founders dog Isabelle would wear a suit when going on trips in the car to help reduce her anxiety levels to make the journey as pleasant as possible. Some owners have said they help with reducing the stress levels of their dog during fireworks. Further to this it has been noted it has helped some animals with seperation anxiety.
“Taz is a staff and has just had a ruptured tumour on his spleen removed including his spleen. He also had internal bleeding so is lucky to be here. He is 12 years old and we have just found out that it was benign so no further treatment needed. He is such a lovely boy. 💙”
He certainly is a lovely boy and we wish him all the best for his recovery😘😘🐶
#noconezone #comfortaftersurgery #dogease
-Emma Louise, Instagram.
We all know about the cone of shame! And how funny it looks when a dog is wearing the lampshade after an operation, but the reality is having something put on their head that amplifies noise, restricts their vision, makes it difficult for them to eat and drink can all result in your dog becoming depressed and stressed. I certainly would not want to wear one.
Bentley Mac is a one year old, miniature schnauzer from Belfast. He is a very lively young man who lives in boisterous household and is very active so there is no way a cone was going to work.
After the operation the vet put Bentley's suit on while he was asleep, but when we got home we discovered the clinic had forgotten to cut a whole out for him to be able to pee. As all boys anatomy is not the same a hole needs to be created in the suit to allow boys to pee through and the bamboo material is perfect for this as it does not fray.
For Bentley, coming around after the operation and adjusting to having no ‘bits’ took a few hours of funny walking.
For the first couple of hours Bentley adjusted to the suit, we had to ease him into the notion of no bits and the wearing of the suit taking it off around the back for a short time and keeping a constant eye on him until he got used to wearing it. Bentley is a sensitive soul.
As well as Bentley being restricted from licking the wound the suit also protected the wound against rubbing on the floor when he was laying down and picking up daily dirt.
For the next few days Bentley settled down and was much happier. We kept a very close eye on him to ensure he was not up to any mischief. The snug fit of the suit acts like a hugging mechanism making the dog feel more relaxed and calm, like he was getting a hug all day and we all love some TLC after an operation.
Over the course of the 10 days, monitoring Bentleys recovery was made easy by being able to slide the suit across gently and check his stitches with ease. It was a relief to see him happy and still be able to be his usual active self after his op.
On the 10th day, the vet was delighted with his recovery and the suit came off. As you can see below, Bentley was very comfy!
Levi and Louis were in last month getting neutered. They are both rocking our very fashionable #dogease suits which are an alternative to the buster cones. The Dogease suits are very soft as they are made from bamboo and help with wound healing.
Don't these cuties look fab?
-Vets for Pets Belfast
Facebook reference 14th March 2018
Lots of different animals being helped by DogEase! We cater for dogs, cats and rabbits. think Bonkers here has had a little chomp on hers! ❤️🐶🐈🐰
Thanks to Willows vet group at the Wirral Branch for their fantastic review.
"Beautiful Bonkers 🐱😍🐱 has been in at our #Wirral branch, Acorn Veterinary Centre, for surgery and is absolutely rocking the DogEase Animal Wound Protection Medical tee 💁
You look fabulous Bonkers 😘
18th March 2018
These suits are literally the answer to mine and my dogs prayers. After a really rough 3 surgeries on a mass cell tumour on my dogs leg , bandaging just wasn't working on its own. Teamed with the DogEase suit really was the most comfortable and easiest way to treat the open wound , which is allowing it to heal in the best & quickest way possible. Thank you !!
Facebook reference 11th January 2017
Our dog Maximus has a large open wound following a dog bite. After a while our vets sent him home in a suit. It covered the wound but didn't fit great. We wanted a spare so ordered a DogEase suit which has been our favourite ever since. It arrived quickly and despite looking small fits perfectly due to the stretch in the fabric. The close fit is comforting to Max and it also holds a dressing in place if necessary. What's even better is Max can go to the toilet without any owner intervention! In our case we still have to use a cone when Max is alone due to the location of his injury, but that's not an issue for us. We would definitely recommend this product. For those unsure what size we went by weight (Medium) for our long and slender Sheltie. Thanks!
- Louise Harney
Facebook reference 3rd September 2016
Fantastic service and very effective - post op on her side, our elderly dog had a 'cone' and couldn't get through the dogflap, was banging into walls, couldn't get comfortable - this suit is brilliant and solved all those issues! Thank you
- Karen Chapman
Facebook reference 28th September 2017
Just love this wonderful product!! My little foxie has been itchy for ten years and I had been looking for something like this to use on her, as drugs were just not an option due to horrendous side effects and lack of efficacy. I happened to see a little dog on Facebook here in Australia on a veterinary practice page with a DogEase coat on and knew I had to have one for my girl. After contacting them I had her coat in a matter of days and it began immediately to make her life so much more comfortable. Would HIGHLY recommend!!
Facebook reference 3rd December 2017
A brilliant idea! Our 6 month old Springer Nuala hates crating or being restrained so we knew we would have problems getting her to wear the cone of shame after spaying. While booking her in at our vets, I noticed one of the receptionists dogs wearing a Dogease shirt after surgery and learned all about them. I ordered one straight away and it's been a godsend. Nuala is a typical Springer and doesn't know how to relax! The Dogease coat has kept the wound clean and protected and even though I've caught her licking at the material, she hasn't been able to get at the stitches. She is able to toilet easily without having to remove the coat and doesn't seem to notice she is wearing it. We would definitely use Dogease again if needed.
-Pauline Wilson 2017
Facebook reference 14th October 2017