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ourempire
1st April 2008, 07:32 PM
Hi everybody.
I have written several posts about belly covers (or abdominal bandages, as they are called in "vet lingo"), but I thought I would gather all information in this one post.

We got an abdominal bandage when Molly was spayed, and it spared us for using a cone. Along with a tissue over her healing wound the bandage prevented her from licking or scratching the stitches.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/238/522916151_6152943fb8.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/201/507985713_49af338fd6.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/192/507985721_ebcea94f70.jpg

I asked the vet, and I have found this company which provides vets with the covers:

http://www.kruuse.com

The product numbers are 162000 (small), 162002 (medium), 162004 (large), 162006 (Xlarge), 162008 (XXlarge). You just type the number in the "search" at the website.

The belly covers (or abdominal bandages) come in different sizes. They are normally sold to the vets in packages of 5.

The prize was more difficult, and I was told to underline that the prize is just estimated, since they normally sell to vets. In Danish kroner it varies from ca. 250-450 kr., depending on the size, for one package with five. This is ca. £22-40.

However, they can be used several times, they are washable (to 90 degrees) and flexible, and Molly did not even try to rip it off. When we had to wash it (she accidently peed on it a couple of times), she stood by me looking interested, and she was patient when we put it on her again.

But still: A creative person might easily be able to create them with a sewing machine. Just remember to use elastic strings. I tried to draw it. I am sorry I don't have the measurements, I happened to throw our own belly cover away!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2401/2380253221_021e21e19e.jpg

Nicki
1st April 2008, 09:25 PM
That's really helpful, thank you.

I'm sure some of our more talented members would be able to make these - anyone feeling creative?

Mom of Jato
1st April 2008, 11:15 PM
I bet if you were good at the sewing machine, you could sell one to each of us on this forum.:) It sure is something good to have.

bellacherie
1st April 2008, 11:21 PM
What size did you use?

I found a local stockist and just need to tell them the size I want.

Bella is 5kgs at 5 months, so I'd imagine she will be about 5.5kgs when she has her spay in a month?

*Pauline*
1st April 2008, 11:23 PM
That's a very good idea, thanks for sharing. :D

ourempire
2nd April 2008, 07:49 AM
I can't remember Molly's size, but I think it was small or medium. She weighed 7 kg when she was spayed aged 8 months. But you can measure the lenght from her neck along the belly and down to where they pee - and that could give an indication of size needed, when you talk to the sales person.

Cathy Moon
2nd April 2008, 12:10 PM
I'm going to try sewing one. I'm trying to decide what type of fabric to use, maybe a lightweight knit.

If it works out, I will donate any profits to the SM study!

Nicki
2nd April 2008, 06:38 PM
oh that's lovely of you Cathy.

ourempire
2nd April 2008, 07:13 PM
The fabric used was thick cotton, if that is helpful :)