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Things to Consider When Buying Dog Diapers and Belly Bands

Before investing in diapers of some type or brand, take your time researching and understanding your options before making a decision.

Dog diapers and belly bands are an essential thing for pet parents especially when dogs are kept inside the house or travelling with them. There are several dog diaper brands on the market. One can even make their own homemade diaper for dogs or belly bands. But how sure can we get that these products are good, if not best, for our furry friends?

Before investing in diapers of some type or brand, here are the most important things that you need to consider first when buying dog diaper and belly bands.


To be able to make sure that your dog feels just right and comfortable enough with the pet diaper or belly band, know first what their waist size is. Just like baby diapers, no dog diaper size fits all. Size matters, they say. Yes, it does!

Knowing the right diaper will prevent any rash or skin irritation., will make it more comfortable for your furbaby and the wrong size of diaper for your dog will lead to leakage and/or complete uselessness. Here is our dog diaper size chart you can use as a guide. It's important to note though, that just because your furbaby is a small dog to you, doesn't mean they should wear a small, or just because your dog fit perfectly in a small diaper in one brand of diapers, doesn't mean they will fit perfectly in another brand of dog diapers or dog belly bands. Always measure your furbaby according to the brand's sizing guide. Your pup may of even put on a few pounds! 


There are many types of dog diapers available in the market. Though you think they all work the same, but the different types actually serve different purposes.


The good side of disposable diapers is its convenience. Really. You can simply toss it into the garbage and have your dog wear another one if you think it's needed to be changed. These kinds are also handy and are frequently used when you and your pal are up for some travel adventures.

But the bad side to this is that it can get pretty costly for an everyday use. Disposable ones also contain harmful dyes and gels that might possibly harm your fur baby. They are also not that durable and may easily be chewed, ingested or rip or fall off and you wouldn't want that at all. 

Reusable/ Washable

If you think that your dog will be needing diapers from time to time or over a long period of time, washable diapers is your best option! These can be washed over and over again, they're heavy-duty and won't rip any time soon. Harmful dyes and chemicals are not present, too, so this is probably the safest and healthiest type for your dog. 

The only downside? The cleanup involved. But this is nothing compared to the amount you save, the wellness of your dog and the favor you are doing to the environment.

1.) Full dog diapers

Doggy Diaper

These diapers go over your dog's bottom and is secured at the sides. These are made specifically for dogs and have holes for their tails. Full dog diapers work best for female dogs who are travelling, marking, not potty trained, on heat, has urinary/fecal incontinence.

2.) Belly bands

Doggy Diaper

Belly bands are lightweight diapers that work well with minimal urine incontinence. Mostly being used in male dogs, this type works well on male dogs who are travelling, marking, not potty trained, urinary/fecal incontinence.

Always keep in mind the cost, quality and efficiency of the diaper you are going to use for your dog. Getting used to will take some time but there are great diaper brands in the market that have no "crinkly" or uncomfortable texture and will help increase your dog’s comfort and acceptance.

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If you have any questions about dog diapers or how to get the proper fit for your pooch, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

"Always keep in mind the cost, quality and efficiency of the diaper you are going to use for your dog."

The Author:

Micka V.

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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