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Onesies - Where does the tail go??

I have been reading a few threads about post-spaying advice, in particular using onesies rather than cones following surgery to prevent licking the incision area. I tried one on Casey last night just to see what she would think of it, but I was a little confused as to what to do with her tail. Should I just put it to one side, or cut a special hole for it? I know it sounds silly, but I want her to be as comfortable as possible following surgery, especially if she will be wearing onesies for a few days. Also, what size should I get? The 0-3 mos was definitely too small (she is 6.6 lbs now).
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If I remember right, I "borrowed" one from a neighbor and it had three snaps in the crotch. I just used one on each side of the tail and that worked for me.

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Thanks, Judy. Do you remember what size that might have been?
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Same here - leave the middle snap unbuttoned. You want the snaps to be on top of the dog's back (not under the belly).

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Doc was pretty big at 6 months, 13 lbs, 8 oz........I think it was a 9 months size and it stretched.....

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Thanks, Jane and Judy.

I will not only be looking after my own little one following surgery, but my sis-in-law's little fella, Maxx (same breeder), who is getting neutered the same day. I know they will be a little sleepy and sluggish on day one, but my challenge will be keeping them calm and quiet together the following days.

I will have to send a few pics of them in their matching onesies! Ha.

By the way, I did see Doc's photo in his onesie. He is pretty darn cute!

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I cut a hole for the tail. With my last spay, I used a belly band instead of a onesie and it made it a lot easier. With the onesie, you still have to unsnap and snap before and after potty breaks. With the belly band, you can leave it on all the time. I had a large one (so it wouldn't rub against the incision) and it was made of satin which was easier on her hair.


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I cut a hole for the tail, but I bet if you put the onesie on backwards the snaps would go around the tail. I didn't think of that at the time Indie was spayed.

Also, I bought onesies at Goodwill for 99 cents each (I must have given away all the ones we had when the kids were little!).

I bought 9 month size. Indie is pretty long (about 9 pounds) and those worked fine.

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Thanks Elaina.....he did look pretty cute, just don't tell the other fella's that he was wearing girly purple!!! My neighbor would have to have two girls!

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I cut a hole for the tail. The 9-12 month size fit Salsa. She weighed a little over 9 lbs. when she was spayed. It worked great for us, but it is a little bit of a pain to undo the snaps for every potty time. It's much better than the e-collar though. If you can find some belly bands you might look into that.

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