Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the answers to the frequently asked questions.

Medical Pet Shirt®

  • Why is there a strap with a press button / snap at the belly side?
    This is the Hold-up system. When nature calls or when taking your dog out for a walk, the Medical Pet Shirt can be opened at the back and rolled inwards and towards at the chest. The lower part can then be fastened with the Hold-up system for extra security. For the best protection, the shirt must always be closed again after a check or walk outside.
  • How are the sizes figured?
    Visit the product page and go to the size guide for detailed information.
  • Can a cat also wear a Medical Pet Shirt® for dogs?
    No, the Medical Pet Shirt® for dogs and cats are different in shape and especially designed for the anatomy of a dog or cat. The Medical Pet Shirt® for cats have a bigger opening under the tail so the shirt can stay on while using the litter tray.
  • Is the Medical Pet Shirt® washable?
    Yes the Medical Pet Shirt® is machine washable. Please read the manual on the product page for more detailed information.
  • Can dogs and cats tear it apart or chew on it?
    Of course this is always possible. MPS-products are not made from Kevlar, because breathability is very important. Especially very angry animals can damage everything if they want. Fortunately, most pets accept wearing the Medical Pet Shirt and don’t do anything with it. Also, because we use very high-end fabrics, the fabric will not tear more when there is a hole in it. With excessive licking of the wound a napkin can be inserted between the double layer or inside the Medical Pet Shirtto keep the wound dry.
  • What is the reason not having a hole at the belly part of the shirt?
    The reason is simple. If there is a hole on the belly side, which then must be large enough to fit all the breeds, the pet can still get to, lick or scratch the wound. The risk of getting a wound infection is also higher with a hole at the belly part of the shirt. The Medical Pet Shirt can be easily opened for taking the dog for a walk.
  • Do all dogs, cats or rabbits tolerate the Medical Pet Shirt®?
    Most dogs, cats or rabbits tolerate the shirt. It’s the same as using a onesie or T-shirt except that the Medical Pet Shirt® is special equipped and made for animals offering pet owners a one stop solution for their pets. Some cats are really athletic and can manage to get out of the Medical Pet Shirt®. For those cats it can be made more difficult when the loops inside the collar of the shirt are fitted to a collar. Also, it’s important to choose the right size for the cat. Better a little bit smaller than easy fitted. The stretch fabric of the shirt is made for this. Special attention is always needed when a wound is irritating. The animal might try to scratch, lick and sometimes bite around the wound.
  • Is it safe for my pet and the environment?
    Unlike the cone, MPS products also offer external protection. For example, think of children or other animals who want to play with or cuddle your dog, cat or rabbit.

MPS-Front leg sleeve(s)

MPS-TOP Shirt 4 in 1®

  • Why is there a bag on the back of the MPS-TOP Shirt 4 in 1®?
    The MPS-TOP Shirt 4 in 1® has a sealable bag on the back between the shoulders for holding a portable infuse system or Holter ECG.
  • How does the calming effect work?
    The adjustable closure with elasticated lower band offers a gentle pressure around the chest. This pressure has a calming effect for most dogs.
  • How do I know the snug fit isn’t too tight?
    Keep monitoring your dog to control if the snug fit isn’t too tight and your dog can move and breath easily.
  • How can I attach the MPS-Hind Leg Sleeves to the MPS-TOP Shirt 4 in 1®?
    The MPS-TOP Shirt 4 in 1® contains red loops on the inside for securing the MPS-HLS® Hind Leg Sleeves. How to put on the MPS-HLS® Hind Leg Sleeves?:
    • Step 1: Put the MPS-TOP Shirt 4-in-1® on by inserting the head first followed by each front leg separately into the openings provided. Close the MPS-TOP Shirt 4-in-1® around the chest with the adjustable Velcro. If you want a more calming effect, slightly increase the pressure.
    • Step 2: Separate the MPS-Hind Leg Sleeves. Put the recovering leg in the first sleeve and attach the elastic straps to the integrated loops of the MPS-TOP Shirt 4-in-1.
    • Step 3: Put the other leg in the second sleeve.
    • Step 4: Attach both sleeves to each other with the Velcro closure on the back part.
    • Step 5: Attach the adjustable straps firmly to the red loops on the MPS-TOP Shirt 4-in-1®.
    • Step 6: Link the Sleeves together with the straps under the tail. Secure firmly to prevent movement of the sleeves. Make sure the MPS-TOP Shirt 4-in-1 and the MPS-Hind Leg Sleeves are properly secured.

MPS-HLS® Hind Leg Sleeves

MPS-Head Cover & Head Cover Pads

MPS-Medical PetS Boot®

DRY® Cooling Vest

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