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Urinary incontinence in dogs and cats can be a real stressful
situation for a pet owner.  We have included Q&A's below on
questions that have been asked in the past.  We hope this
information is useful in helping you to determine if our
product is right for you and your pet.
Q - Does your doggie diaper hold solid waste?

A - Our product does not hold feces.  The dog diaper is
free and clear of the rectum allowing your dog or cat to
have a bowel movement outside of the garment.

Q - My dog cannot stand up for long periods of time.  
Can I easily change the disposable baby diaper
without making my dog stand up?

A - Yes, you can change their diaper even while they are
sleeping.  The three side-release buckles on their back
can be released so you can remove the baby diaper/pad,
clean your pet, and insert a new disposable baby
diaper/pad all while they are lying down.

Q - Will your product stay on my pet even if they are
young and very active?

A - Yes, your dog can run, play and wrestle with other
dogs and our product still stays in place.  Your pet will
never walk out of the garment.  This is also used
successfully for puppy diapers for dog housebreaking.

Q - Will my dog be comfortable?

A - Most dogs get used to the trousers within 5 minutes of
their first trial period.  The trousers are not tight or
restrictive.  It is not constrictive around the tummy area
which is the most sensitive.  In fact, the garment is quite
loose in the tummy area leaving the elasticized
disposable diaper (attached inside the garment) to hug
their body.

Q - Where does the disposable baby diaper go, I don't
see it in any pictures?

A - The disposable diaper is placed underneath the pet
inside of the belly of the garment.  The Velcro portions on
the disposable diaper attach to Velcro sections that are
sewn into the garment.  This keeps the disposable diaper
from shifting forward & back or from side to side.

Q - I'm not real familiar with disposable baby diapers
or adult bladder pads.  What am I looking for and
where do I buy them?  

A - You can buy disposable baby diapers and adult
bladder pads at any local grocery store or discount store.  
You will be looking for any name brand diaper (we
recommend Huggies) that uses the words "Diapers for
Babies" or "Baby Diapers".  There will be a size
associated with each package (e.g. Preemies, Newborn,
Size 1, Size 2, Size 3, Size 4, Size 5, Size 6).  Do not
purchase anything that reads "Lil-Swimmers", "Pull-ups",
"Training Pants", as these are more like underwear and
do not open up flat and do not have Velcro tabs on them.  
The adult bladder pads (Serenity/Tena Pads which we
recommend) are for bladder leaks in humans and are
also found at grocery/discount stores near the pharmacy
section.  There are many absorbency levels within the
pads, so choose which best suits your pet's needs.
**  We send along a Huggies diaper (for sizes Small and
up) or a Tena pad (for sizes XXXS, XXS, XS, XS Plus)
with your purchase so you know what to look for in the
future.  This way your pet will be able to use the dog
diaper immediately upon receipt.

Q - Are these doggie diapers washable?

A - Yes.  Machine wash warm and hang to dry.  Do not
dry on heat as this will deteriorate the waterproof
membrane on the material.  Also, drying in the dryer will
inevitably crack the buckles in due time since the buckles
will continuously hit the sides of the machine.  The
washing instructions are also on the backside of the label
with our logo.  Make sure you close all Velcro flaps so the
fabric will not get snagged while in the wash.

Q - Are these difficult to put on and take off?

A - Once you understand how the garment works, it takes
about 3 seconds to take off and about 6 seconds to put
on.  Once the straps are adjusted just right, there should
be no reason to readjust them each time you put on or
remove the garment.

Q - The "bib" portion of my garment seems to be too
low on my pet.  Did I order the right size?

A - The "bib" portion is the U-shape which is at their chest
and below their head.  This "U" should be well below their
throat so when your pet lowers his/her head to drink,
he/she will not get choked.

Q - My male dog seems to be urinating past the
disposable diaper and into the waterproof garment
itself.  What am I doing wrong?

A - This is an adjustment issue.  The garment should be
shifted forward (i.e. the square on their back should be
towards the center of their back and not pulled towards
their rear).  To fix this problem, loosen the buckle at their
tail, tighten the 2 shoulder buckles and tighten the loop
behind their neck.  You should easily be able to shift the
garment forward about 1-2 inches by this adjustment
which will position the disposable diaper underneath his
penis.  Our picture showing the
Doberman is the correct
way the garment should be worn.

Q - The fabric seems a bit stiff - will it soften up?

A - Yes, as you wash the nylon, it becomes quite soft and
will no longer feel stiff.