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« on: September 08, 2005 03:33:43 PM »

Hey everyone - I'm looking for a doggie diaper tutorial...I've done a search on here and haven't found a one - if anyone does have a tutorial, please share! please!  They are so damn expensive!

Our sweet boy Syd is 17 and senile...he's a happy boy but he's just confused...has bad arthritis too, so he moves really, really slowly.  Anyway - For the last few years we've had a 4'x6' kennel tray in the house - we line it with newspaper...it has worked great up until recently...not too long ago, we had to purchase a large piece of linoleum to place under the tray because he's just not making it to the tray...now he just kind of pees anywhere...pees a lot too because he has Cushing's Disease - he's on meds though.  I thought I'd share my story just in case anyone else is experiencing the same!  The tray was great while it worked for Syd - this place is great and has the largest kennel trays we could find:  http://www.midwesthomesforpets.com/

edited to add pics of m'boy...tee hee...can't help it...

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005 06:39:24 PM »

Are you against disposables?  My cat was VERY ill with a catheter and we happened to have a baby in diapers at the time.  So, I just cut a slit in the back of the baby diaper, tucked his tail through it and fastened it up just like he was a baby.  It worked wonderfully and way cheaper than buying special cat diapers.

« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2005 08:34:24 PM »

I am so sorry to hear about Syd - what a sweet looking guy.

Since he is a boy, can you use a belly band and just change the pad frequently?  I made some for my leg lifters at daycare and they work great.  Basically you measure him around his "area" and sew two pieces of fabric together, add some elastic for the leg holes, some Velcro and that's it.  You use a sanitary pad (or in Syd's case probably some incontinence pads for more protection) and replace them as needed.  Sorry I don't have a more detailed description but I am a very newbie sewer and it was pretty easy.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005 03:31:57 PM »

I second Boy Bands (Belly Bands).  I make mine with cheap-o terry cloth on the inside and polar fleece on the outside.  Cut out your rectangles, turn under the seams, put wrong sides together & sew or iron together with that fabric adhesive stuff.  If you're extra-lazy, you can even get iron on velcro, but I've never gotten this to stay on very well. 

My incontinent Boxer doesn't mind wearing them and since he usually just "dribbles" he doesn't even need a pad in the band. 
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010 08:11:17 PM »

years later, i'm finally coming back to thank you guys for your suggestions!! i did end up buying the belly band to make life easy and it was great Smiley thank you thank you thank you!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010 09:46:13 AM »

In the completed section of pet crafts someone made belly band out of underwear.

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011 06:08:18 PM »

I've been looking all over for doggie diaper patterns for a friends female Chihuahua. Disposables aren't really an option because we live on an island and don't have a pet store that carries them. Plus everywhere charges an arm and a leg to ship here  Tongue
Has anyone found a good pattern or tutorial?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011 08:08:29 AM »

You didn't say what type of craft you want to use.  If you knit or crochet, there are patterns on Ravelry for both male and female pooches in the group "PupPee Power."  I have used both patterns for my two rescues who will not be housebroken.  It takes awhile to get a perfect fit, but now I just keep churning them out so I don't have to run the washer is often.  One variation I use is to cut up maximum strength Poise pads instead of using towels/rags to soak up the urine.  The Poise pads are less likely to create "contact leakage," which is when the urine seeps into the knitted cover and leaves a mark when the dog sits.  It happens more with my male dog because it's a little harder to keep the pad centered and the little guy (16 pounds) really knows how to pee!  I tighten up the areas between the legs (female) and surrounding the pad (male) by using 2MM elastic cord woven through the outside edge.  The Poise pads have some kind of material that traps the urine even though the path has been cut.  If the cut pad gets overly filled, it will sometimes leave flakes of the lining in the knitted cover.  I've never had any trouble with it just washing down the drain.  I hope this is helpful!
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