4 Easy Steps To Create Belly Bands For Dogs

Does your male dog have an incontinence problem? Then belly bands might just be your new favorite thing. And the best part is instead of buying one, you can actually make dog belly bands at home.

But first, let’s talk about what belly bands even are. This relatively new product is specially designed for male dogs with who struggle with incontinence. This lack of urination control issue is more common than you may think with canines, affecting all different types of dog breeds with several different causes.

Most dog owners turn to diapers to help their dog from leaking, until they find out about the best alternative: belly bands. For urinary incontinence, belly bands are a great tool that will keep your dog comfortable while keeping your furniture and floors clean. To use it, all you need to do is wrap it around your dog’s midsection and make sure it’s covering their private parts.

If you’re looking for something with even more benefits, you should check out the BellyGuard, made for both male and female dogs to help them recover from all kinds of issues.

Why Should You Use Belly Bands For Dogs?

Belly bands will help your home stay clean and won’t bother your dog as they wear it. Keep in mind that dog belly bands will only help if their issue is urinary, not fecal. They’ll also save you money because you won’t have to continue buying diapers since belly bands for dogs are washable.

Aside from incontinence, the male dog belly bands are also for potty training and territorial marking.

How To Make Dog Belly Bands

If you’re wondering how to make your own belly bands, these four simple steps can help:

1. Prepare your materials.

Be practical when making the belly band for your dog. You want your dog to be comfortable, but you also want to be able to use it for a long time.

That’s why it’s important when making belly bands to use a waterproof fabric for the outer part. The inner part can be polyester fleece – and your dog will thank you for using that because it’ll be comfortable on their skin. If you want even more thickness and comfort, you can add a flannelette fabric to your dog belly band that you can sandwich between the waterproof material and the polyester fleece.

Be sure to get Velcro fasteners so you can “lock” the belly band around your dog. And of course you will need stitching materials, like a needle and thread.

2. Measure your dog’s belly.

Buying belly bands can be tricky because you won’t always get the perfect size for your dog. That’s why we think it’s actually more beneficial to make dog belly bands vs. buying them. This way, you can customize it to your dog’s exact size.

Make sure the waterproof material goes around your dog’s belly. The flannelette fabric and polyester fleece will be around 5-8 inches – just enough to cover the belly and the privates of your dog.

As for the width of the band, 2-3 inches should work well for your dog’s belly band.

3. Stitch them together.

Belly bands do require a little sewing. Start by stitching the polyester fleece and flannelette fabric onto the middle of the waterproof material. Then, stitch the Velcro at the edges of the waterproof fabric.

4. Put it around your dog’s belly.

There you have it! You can see the benefits of belly bands for dogs for yourself now that you’ve made one completely customized for your four legged friend. And now that you’ve realized how easy belly bands are to make, you can make more, picking new fabrics and adjusting the size to fit your dog perfectly.

If your dog is suffering from simple incontinence, dog belly bands can probably help. However, if your dog has a rash or is recovering from surgery, you might need a dog onesie for that.

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