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I used a onesie for Kodi. The sizes will differ, but I do remember that you can't go by weight. A baby who weighs the same amount will have much more "body" than a dog. But it was over 8 years ago, and I don't remember the size I got now. A good way to guesstimate it to measure from the back of the dog's next to the base of the tail. That will be the length you want from the neckline of the onesie to the snaps on the FRONT of the onesie.
The only tricky part is that you put it on the dog upside down... so the front of the onesie is on the dog's back. That allows you to snap the crotch on either side of the dog's tail, leaving the middle snap undone. When they need to potty, just unsnap and roll it up under their arm pits. BE SURE to remove it and THOROUGHLY groom under it daily, or you WILL get nasty mats.
I only needed a onesie for a couple of days, and it wasn't because of the surgery itself. The tech had shaved him so close that he had terrible "razor burn" rash, which itched terribly. So we needed a cream from the vet to calm the rash down, and until it did, I had to keep him from licking that. But his sutures were internal, and didn't really seem to bother him.
When Pixel was spayed, she had such tiny incisions that she didn't even have stitches. She didn't need a onesie or a cone at all.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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