Dog diaper fitting and adjustments
Below should help you determine if the size you received is fitting your pet correctly.  When you
receive your male/female dog diaper, insert the disposable diaper/pad into the trousers and try
them on your pet.  Review the instructions below to ensure you have the correct size.
Large doggie diaper (Cleo weighs 89 lbs)
  • This is the correct way the doggie diaper should be fitting on your pet.  The square on
    their back should be towards the center of their back and not pulled towards their rear-
    end.  The portion behind the neck should be right at the base of their neck and not
    pulled back behind their shoulder area (the shoulder buckles can be tightened to
    achieve this).  By keeping the garment forward towards their head/neck, will keep the
    disposable diaper/pad (inside) in the correct position (the loop behind their neck can be
    tightened to achieve this).
  • Notice that the garment is loose around her ribs so while she curls into a ball her ribs
    can expand without having the fabric restrict her breathing causing discomfort.
  • The inserted disposable diaper is "lifted" inside of the garment which hugs the dog's
    body, leaving the garment itself to be loose and more comfortable for your pet.
  • The elastic legs (the part under the hind quarters) should be snug under each hind leg.  
    If the elastic hangs/sags, a smaller size is needed.  
  • The rear-end portion of the trousers should come up to the base of their rectum (and
    not cover it up)  If there is more than a 1" gap in between the end of the fabric and their
    rectum, a larger size is needed or the straps around their tail need to be cinched tighter.
    (this only relates to females).  If the fabric is covering up their rectum, a smaller size is
  • Notice that the disposable baby diaper edges are exposed.  Do not fold the corners or
    edges of the diaper to conceal it.  In doing so may cause urine to roll over the top of the
    paper of the disposable diaper and could cause leaks.
  • We send along a hang tag which shows how to install the disposable diaper into the
  • 1)  Open the disposable diaper and fold/crease it lengthwise to shape the diaper in
    between their legs.  
  • 2)  There are 4 Velcro flaps.  3 of them will be used at all times.  The one closest to the
    rear is for females and the one in between their legs is for males.  Open the appropriate
    rear flap (and leave it open at all times until the garment is ready to be washed).  Press
    the "soft" Velcro part of the baby diaper (the portion that has a cartoon character on it)
    onto the now exposed rough Velcro you have opened up.  Notice that you can lift the
    diaper quite easily off the Velcro - this is supposed to happen.  Once your pet's body is
    against the diaper, the Velcro holds the diaper from shifting from side to side and front
    to back.
  • 3)  The 2 side flaps are both for males and females.  Open both side flaps and insert
    each of the "Velcro arms" of the disposable diaper.  For males - put the tabs to the
    furthest point towards his front legs.  For females - put the tabs to the furthest point
    towards her back legs.  Then close the flaps (pressing the Velcro together) over the top
    to keep the arms secure.  The diaper is now secure within the trousers.
  • The above does not relate to XXXS, XXS, XS, XS Plus.  These sizes use an adult Tena
    pad. Remove the paper, exposing  the adhesive backing and place the pad where most
    appropriate for your male or female.  There are different absorption levels within pads,
    so purchase the type which best suits your pet's urination level.
  • The dog diapers are washable.  The washing instructions are on the back side of the
    tag/label with our logo.  "Machine wash warm, no bleach, hang to dry".  Drying the
    garment on heat deteriorates the waterproofing membrane as well as cracks the buckles
    by constantly hitting the sides of the dryer.  Drying the garment in the dryer will cause
    fraying of the mesh since other clothing, unclosed Velcro flaps, or objects will constantly
    rub up against the fabric.  Please make sure all Velcro flaps are closed as the Velcro will
    definitely snag the fabric in the wash.  
  • Each dog diaper size is approximately 1-2 inches bigger (XS Series), 2-3 inches bigger
    (Small-Med-Large) and 3-4 inches bigger (XL-XXL) than the previous size.  With this in
    mind, if the size you ordered does not seem to be a perfect fit, it is very likely that the
    next size will be.
  • There are 6 possible adjustments on the dog diaper.  There are a variety of ways to
    adjust this for a great fit.  The key to proper fitting is the length and the rear legs as
    mentioned above.  If those are met, the size is more than likely correct and now all you
    need to do is adjust all the straps to accommodate your pet.
  • If you have all the straps extended as far out as possible, you more than likely need the
    next size up.  This may not necessarily be the case if it is the side straps only (for weight
    gain) that are extended out as far as possible.
  • Once you have a proper fit, the trousers work excellent for both male and female dogs
    or cats with urinary incontinence.
  • Diapers                       We suggest using Huggies brand since this brand held urine the best in our test
                           results.  If your dog urinates heavily, you can use a larger size disposable diaper.
                           You can also use Huggies "Overnights" which are available in some sizes and hold
                           more urine.  
Disposable diapers are used in garment sizes Small - XXL

  • Pads                          Unlike a Maxi-Pad, Serenity/Tena pads (like Depends) are specifically made to absorb
                          urine.  There are many absorbency levels within Tena pads.  You can purchase
                          any type which fits your pets urination level.  Also if you want extra protection for your
                          male dog, you can purchase Tena "male guards" which are triangular in shape..
Pads are used in garment sizes XXXS, XXS, XS, XS Plus
A Word About Diapers and Pads