Will your dog wear a diaper? Mine is a big baby.

click to enlarge - This is my dog KC in diapers because she is in heat
@brokentia (10397)
United States
February 12, 2007 12:19pm CST
Now, before you get upset, please read why she is in a diaper. :) My beagle-jack russel mix dog, KC, wears a diaper when she is in heat. LOL I cut a little hole out for her tail and fasten it on. Sure it falls off from time to time. But for the most part, it stays on and protects the furniture and carpeting from getting blood on it. If you have ever had a dog in heat or season as the vet calls it, then you know it is like a woman on a period. It can make for a bad mess and stains. So, instead of spending 50 bucks on a special pair of pants for dogs when they go into heat, I spend 5 bucks on cheap diapers and cut out a hole! Now, you also see her in a jacket too. LOL But that is also because she has thin fur and refuses to go outside to pee when it is cold out unless she has a jacket on. LOL I think she believes she is human. ha ha So, will your dog wear a diaper? Have you ever seen a dog in a diaper? I think this is one of my better ideas for saving money. Because my partner was so ready to spend that much money on the special pants for her to save from staining the house. LOL
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• United States
12 Feb 07
My dog will not wear a diaper there is no reason for her to. She is spayed. All female dogs who do not meet breed requirements and belong to a qualified breeder who intends to breed them should be spayed. It is much more healthy for the dog. Spaying prevents certain types of cancers and can help the dog to live a much longer life. Please look into getting your dog spayed.
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Actually, my vet made me take her through two heat cycles because her little organs were not fully matured. He said that if we spayed her before she matured in that area...then she could have problems with infections because her area was inverted. So...this is finally her second heat cycle and the vet has said that she has matured enough to be spayed...which is set for tomorrow. Thanks!
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I'm glad you're getting her spayed! That is very responsible of you. I'd question your vet though. It is not necessary for a dog to go through two heats before they can be spayed. If this was a problem with your dog then that could be understandable, but if this is your vet's standard practice you may want to look into getting a new vet.
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@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
LOL that's too funny. I have a sheppard/lab/husky mix, she's quite large and there's no way I'd ever be able to get her to keep a diaper on, haha. But she's been fixed so I really don't have to worry about this problem. I think your solution to it is excellent though I can't think of to many dogs I know that would actually leave it on.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I am going to suggest this to my friend. Their dog goes into heat and they just let her room the house, because she wont leave the pants on but maybe the diaper would be harder to get off. They do breed their dog because she is a first class hunter.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
That is one of the most adorable things I've ever seen! I think it's very inventive and very cost effective. If I had a little dog I'd try it too. I bet KC does think she's human. My cats do most of the time :)
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
12 Feb 07
She even has to sleep under the covers at night because we take her jacket off for bed. LOL She gets cold and climbs under. So, yeah...she probably does think she is human ha ha. I am just glad that she isn't or tomorrow she would be yelling at me because she is being taken to be fixed...or in my eyes, broken. Can't be fixed if it doesn't work anymore. LOL
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• United States
13 Feb 07
You guys are too funny! LOL:)
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• United States
13 Feb 07
LOL! That is really cute - climbing under the covers to sleep. My little cat Moses will occasionally go under the blankets but not really so much to sleep. He thinks its a tunnel or something. Getting her fixed is probably a good idea - no more diapers :) We need to get our dog fixed - but at least she's outside. We've been told Husky's have a higher risk of ovarian cancer.
@brendalee (6085)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Awe, that is so cute. I have been thinking about getting diapers for my puppy. Until she learns how to walk, I won't be able to "potty" train her. Diapers would be a great help since I am the only one who follows her around all the time. I have never seen a dog in a diaper until now. And that jacket thing is adorable. Do you have different ones for her?
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
14 Feb 07
She also has a gray sweat shirt...but Bailey, our basset hound, stretched it out playing with her. So, this is actually a new jacket for her. Our new puppy has two also. A thinner purple one that she uses as pajamas because she gets cold at night and a thicker fleece because it has been down in the 20's at night too. But she still seems to be refusing to go out and pee because she is still too cold. LOL You right! I think the diaper idea for your little swimmer would be great! How is she doing? Is the elastic band helping?
@brendalee (6085)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Charlotte, my swimmer, is doing great. Thanks for asking. She is standing but still has difficulty with her right foot. I don't think it will be long before she is walking really good.
@gullu1562 (216)
• India
13 Feb 07
you care too much for your K C perhaps she is more lucky to have a person like you who cares for her to the brim.
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I don't think I care too much. :) She is just really loved.
@brokentia (10397)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Right on Zukepr!!!! Thank you!!! :)
@SKLC_PT (1234)
13 Feb 07
Well, I'm not against it as it sounds quite interesting, however, I heard some cheep diapers can have products that can harm, not sure if it's true. Don't you have problems with her when she needs to go or is she trained for it. I was concerned that it might cause irritation or a rash, not judging just wondering. Have you ever considered having her castrated? It might save money in the long run, and might be easier both on you and the dog as castration won't fall off :P ------------------------------------- Just an opinion in a sea of thoughts -------------------------------------
@brokentia (10397)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Castrated??? LOL Sorry....she is a girl. But she is bring spayed tomorrow. She had to go through a couple heat cycles to mature her little areas. Not worried about the diaper product because she does not eat or bite at it. Now problems with going potty because I take it off before she goes outside. And no rash because it is changed often and no wetness is there long enough to cause rash. But very valid questions. :)
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
13 Feb 07
Sorry on the castrated. I don't use the terms often I most my time I spend talking Portuguese, I couldn't remember what was the term for male and what was the term for female dogs, I thought of saying getting fixed, but not everyone likes that word as the dog wasn't broken to start with lol ;)
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Tia, This is a great idea. We have our dog fixed so we dont have to worry about that but my sister in law found a dog beside the road that had been hit by a car. She took it to the vet and spent over $200. on it and it has to wear diapers because it is unable to walk yet. Nobody ever did claim the dog. She is such a sensitive person when it comes to animals. I will have to tell her that she is not the only person with a dog in diapers.
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Your sister sounds like a very wonderful person. We once took a cat in even though our son is allergic. We kept her in our room and took her to the vet for a check up and meds. After we got her back to health, we were able to take her to a shelter where she was adopted right away by this wonderful older lady that was looking for a cat just like her!!!
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• United States
2 Mar 07
She is a very compassionate person. She works for Seneca Mental Health but she should have been a vet, she would have been great. Thanks for "Best Response"
@chertsy (3818)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Oh my goodness. I can't believe your dog doesn't try to take it off. I tried the diaper with my dog and she would sit and pull it off. Became a huge mess. Mine doesn't like to wear clothes, but I have gotten pictures of her in little outfits that my daughter outgrown. She looks so cute in them. She is like a kid also. When she does go outside when it's cold, it's the funniest site. She will run as fast as she can, do her thing, and haul butt back to the door. She will give me that look like ok, now you get off your butt and let me back in, lol. Then once she's inside she will shake it off and jump on my bed and work her way up really close to my husband to get warm. If you can find them, you can put a pair of panties on her, those cloth diaper plastic panties. I used to use them when my oldest was potty training. I don't have them anymore. You can put those over the diaper to keep it from coming off. A lot of baby dresses comes with those matching panties that has the liner inside. Why pay big bucks for a dog to wear a diaper for a few days when they can wear a child's diaper fixed to fit them. You go girl.
@brokentia (10397)
• United States
18 Feb 07
You know, I was just looking through the baby department the other day looking for a sweat shirt for our new puppy. LOL My youngest is 6 yrs old in April...so I don't have any baby clothes left over. I have since be forced to part with many baby clothes. LOL But I think that is a GREAT idea to put on the matching baby shorts that come with those dresses!!! :) Next time I have to worry about our puppy going into heat, I may just go out and get one of those. :)
@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
13 Feb 07
i have never seen it but i have heard of people doing it, i dont think that my 100 plus dog would keep one on, even though she is only 3 i consider her a big baby.
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Wow! That IS a big baby!!! I don't think they would make a diaper big enough for her. LOL
• United States
13 Feb 07
That's a great money saving tip! Is this special diaper washable? If you bought two of them would you end up saving in the long run? I have a female wiemeraner and american pit mix. She normally stays outside but when it's cold we will let her in with us.:)LOL
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
14 Feb 07
You have to buy liners to go in this special diaper also. And since I only spend 5 bucks on one package of diapers...of which she does not even use the whole package...buying diapers is a HUGE money saver. :) I have never heard of a wiemeraner. Do you have a picture of her? I would love to see!!!! :D
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
13 Feb 07
That is just the cutest picture..she almost looks proud..lol What a great idea. I may have to use them. I just got my little chihuahua Bella. She is only 8 weeks now but I plan on breeding her when she is old enough. I don't want my Gizmo to get any ideas or follow through with them anyway with her first heat. I'm sure she will still be too young. I may make him wear one too..he would love it..he loves wearing things..lol
@brokentia (10397)
• United States
14 Feb 07
ha ha Yes, I failed to mention that the diaper also stops any dog from getting busy with her. ha ha So, this could act as a way to make sure she makes it through her first heat cycle before breeding her. LOL :)
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
Is that ever a cute picture lol. The whole idea of a dog wearing a diaper is so crazy and cute..lol. We do what we gotta do..and when her time of the month rolls around you can't give her pads or tampons...so you settle for a diaper :)...I would imagine the diaper would be more comfy for her than the pants would anyways. I have to ask you, does she put up a fuss when you put it on her?
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Nope. She will just stand there and let me do it. LOL She doesn't always want it but she puts up no fuss. She is a really good dog! And she tolerates quite a bit...me having seven kids...she has learned patience! :) But she is very loving too...so she wants to do anything that pleases me. LOL
@SheraD3 (207)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I have a 5 year old Chihuahua, and she knows all about Diapers....She will wear them until She thinks im not looking and then she takes them off, and yes she knows how to use her mouth to undo the velcro.....But I have to use diapers on her when she is in her heat cycle...and yes for the most part it works. and is much cheaper then what the vet will give you. Its a great Idea!
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
13 Feb 07
My dog will walk and rub her butt up against the wall while going down the hall. This will push the diaper enough to make it to where she just looks at me as if to say, "Oops! I didn't mean to push it down! Just walking here!" LOL She also dances on her hind legs which makes her stretch and skinny up a bit...the and diaper falls. I swear she knows that does it! Because if I get upset at her, she will not do it again. LOL
• United States
12 Feb 07
lol She does NOT look happy hehe I so understand the wearing diaper thing. HUm. I might have to try that with Rascal. He has "slight" bladder control problems because of his age, though I doubt he'd sit happily with a diaper either, but I just might give it a try.
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@brokentia (10397)
• United States
13 Feb 07
You are right! It just may help you out too! I am sure that if one of my dogs had a bladder problem due to age, I would probably do the same thing. But then I would call it Doggie Depends. :)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Ive saw this once before :) Its a good idea!! I hope the spaying goes well..that will end the problem. But great idea!
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
13 Feb 07
LOL, I don't do this, as my dog is a pomeranian and very small. No mess. My mother had golden retrievers and has tried this before. The dog is less cooperative than yours, however. Her dog rips them off and chews them up. Makes a nasty mess. She has to be watched constantly. Glad it works better for you than it did for her.
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
13 Feb 07
That is so cute, a dog in diaper's. I wish my father in law's dog would wear diaper's but he clean's up after it so I guess it's ok.
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@emeraldisle (13160)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Hehe she looks cute and doesn't seem to mind it. Thankfully although our dog isn't fixed she doesn't really need a diaper. Her heats are silent and almost no mess. We got lucky. At first we thought she was fixed because we didn't see any signs of a heat. Later we figured it out. Anyways I think you are doing the right thing with her. Why spend a fortune on the pads that are just a diaper with a hole in them. That works for better and easier I'm sure.
• United States
12 Feb 07
wow! I learn something new every day, and while I never had a female dog, I sure didn't know that. There is a super being that is cruel to not only us female humans, but cruel to females in general so it seems. That can't be pleasant for anyone. I have to admit, I would never have thought about a diaper, but if it keeps your house clean, why not? right??