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Diapers for pets?
Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM posted:

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Is the use of diapers in pets reasonable or way over the top?
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  • I have used a diaper in my cat.
  • No diapers for my cat or dog.
  • I have used a diaper in my dog.
  • Diapers are sometime necessary in sick pets.
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rohvannyn responded:
There are certain cases where diapers may be appropriate such as illness. Of course I would not use one for a grown cat or dog- one, it would drive them crazy, and two, it would interfere with their litterbox or yard training. Also I doubt I could keep one on my cat. It would also mat things into the fur. I much favor absorbant bedding or puppy pads for times like this.


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