Surgery superheroes deserve comfy onesies for a speedy recovery!

Onesies For Dogs and Cats After Surgery

I am the Original Holistic Pet Health Coach, and am now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.

Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered is a personal decision that you should make based on their needs. As a vet, I highly recommend delaying this surgery to reduce health risks to your pet.

This surgery can reduce the risk of your pet developing Breast cancer and prostate cancer, but increases the risk of mast cell tumors, osteosarcoma, lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, and other diseases that affect the bones and joints when performed too young.

How long should you wait?

At least 2 years of age, and better to age 5 or older.

One of the reasons people push off surgeries is that they are worried about their pets hurting themselves during recovery. Comforting your cat or dog and keeping their wounds clean is important. Dealing with an animal in the cone of shame isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. 

That’s actually why I recommend pet onesies for after-surgery care.

A cat or dog onesies is an adorable and easy way to keep your animal from licking or biting their wounds after being spayed or neutered. Also, they are inexpensive and much more convenient than the big plastic cones. A recovery suit for dogs and cats is a more comfortable alternative to a cone that still prevents your pet from licking their wound post-surgery.

These garments are also a great option to calm and comfort your pet after their surgery. A onesie for a pet after surgery covers the wound and applies gentle pressure to keep him or her comfortable. Cats and dogs lick or scratch their wounds to try to soothe pain and discomfort, but this can obviously slow the healing process.

I recommend you buy specifically designed onesies for your dog or cat after surgery. These will reduce complications after neutering your pet because they won’t be as prone to re-opening their wounds. Plus, this alternative to a dog cone can help keep your cat or dog warm and cozy during their recovery.

There are several styles available, including long-sleeved ones for front leg wounds.

Prioritizing holistic pet health is of paramount importance when it comes to the well-being of your furry companions during their post-surgery recovery. Opting for specially designed cat or dog onesies is a fantastic way to embrace this holistic approach and ensure the best possible care for your pets after being spayed or neutered.

Holistic pet health principles focus on considering the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of your pet’s recovery journey. By using onesies for after-surgery care, you provide a nurturing and comforting environment that helps reduce stress and anxiety in your furry friend. These adorable garments not only prevent pets from licking or biting their wounds but also promote a sense of security and warmth during their healing process.

Moreover, these onesies apply gentle pressure to the surgical site, which can have a soothing effect, preventing cats and dogs from engaging in behaviors that might impede the healing process. By investing in specifically designed onesies, tailored to your pet’s needs, you can enhance their overall recovery experience and minimize the risk of complications or reopening of wounds.

With holistic pet health in mind, utilizing onesies for post-surgery care is a compassionate and thoughtful way to ensure your pets’ comfort and well-being during their recovery period. These practical and adorable alternatives to traditional cones allow your furry companions to heal in a more natural and stress-free manner, promoting a smoother and more successful recovery journey.

Cozy up your fur friend, it's onesie time to the rescue

How to get a cat or dog to wear a onesie

Holistic pet care focuses on the overall well-being and health of your furry companions. When it comes to post-surgery recovery, using onesies for dogs or cats can be a beneficial approach in ensuring their comfort and protection. For cats, even those with a squirmish nature, the process of putting on a cat onesie is usually hassle-free, particularly because they tend to be lethargic after the procedure.

For dogs, onesies designed for post-surgery can be easily zipped on, allowing you to provide a soothing and nurturing environment right at home. However, it’s essential to follow the instructions provided for your specific onesie to ensure a proper and safe fit for your pet during their recovery phase. Holistic pet care embraces these thoughtful measures to support your pet’s healing process and enhance their overall healing journey after surgery.

Other things you should do to help your pet in the aftercare

Along with investing in a recovery onesie, there are a few other things you can do to help your cat or dog after surgery.

  1. Let them get rest
  2. Separate them from other animals or small children
  3. Limit their activities
  4. Feed highly nutritious food and supplements to boost recovery

If you’re looking for an all-in-one recovery kit for your pet for an upcoming surgery, consider our Post-Surgical Care Collection. You can find everything from supplements to meals your pet needs for a comfortable recovery.

What to feed your pet after surgery

Also, I recommend that the food you do give them is homemade. I put together a simple to follow CrockPet Diet cookbook that will give your dog or cat the healthy, balanced diet they need to stay healthy.

Spaying and neutering remove the hormones that support normal body functions. We can help support our pets by giving them glandular supplements to help keep them healthy.

My favorite is Symplex F for Female dogs and cats and Symplex M for males.

Post-surgery nourishment, fueling their healing mission with love!

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Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.