If you care for an elderly, injured or special needs pet, you've come to the right place!
Does anyone else have a problem with diaper irritation on their pets? Maggie is experiencing some irritation on her inner thigh area where the diaper strap comes around. It's almost like maybe it's pinching her too much and causing it to itch? I'm not sure. But I see her biting at it and now it's starting to get really pink. Does anyone know if there's a good ointment or remedy for that? We've tried different size diapers (we just buy baby diapers and cut tail holes for her), but they all seem to dig into her leg. I don't think the problem is that the diaper is too tight because they'll still slide down at times if she's scooting around a lot. She's not in diapers all the time...mostly when we're away from the house or at bedtime since she likes to snuggle in bed with us. If anyone has any recommendations, that'd be great!
You might try putting the diaper on her backward and see if it fits better. You could also try loosening the tape on that side and tightening it on the other side. With my bunny, I had to snip the elastic to "ease" the fit. What you do is take the tips of the scissors and in the area that is rubbing, snip only the elastic (try not to cut into the padding) and that will make it so it is more flat and not so stretchy and gathered right there. Also, if your disposable diaper has a lot of extra paper frill outside the elastic, you might try trimming that off before you put the diaper on her. I suppose the problem is the elastic, but it might be all that extra bunchy leftover paper fringe they have around the leg openings, I don't know why they make them that way. In the drawing below, the red marks show where I clipped the elastic on the leg openings to make them more comfortable.
I'm not sure what ointment to suggest, I think if it's from rubbing she might just need to be crated without a diaper till the redness goes away.
I've been putting the diapers on in such a way that the straps come from under her belly and wrap around to attach over her back, which I think is backwards? I hope that makes sense. I'll have to give that a try! Thank you!
3 posts • Page 1 of 1
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest