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DIY Baby Onesie/T-shirts Cone of Shame Alternative

June 18th, 2017 · 8 Comments · DIY Baby Onesie/T-shirts Cone of Shame Alternative

DIY Baby Onesie/T-shirts
Cone of Shame Alternative

( For Future Tri-kitties this is what we did)

How to make a baby onesie for recovery for a front leg amputation kitty.
Please ask your surgeon prior to the surgery if this is allowed and get the ok by them!  We did and we got approval.

The first challenge was what size do I buy?

We looked at weight charts for baby onesies and I got 03-06 months based on the size chart for Purrkins.  These worked but they were way too big and they shifted all over 
 
Don’t go by the weight chart this was not accurate for cats;)

I ended up getting a smaller size 0-3 months onesies and t-shirts . These fit better and shifted less.

l checked the incision 2 x  a day & changed the onesie or t-shirt daily.

I would say 0-3 months size for the average kitty. Under 10 lbs I would look at newborn size !  (Like human clothes size differs depending on manufacturer)

The onesie’s I cut the bottom off, I cut both arms off, the arm that was amputated was sewed shut.  The one arm I cut to allow no restriction to Purrkins.

The t-shirts I cut some off the bottom and both arms off and sewed the amputated arm shut.  They both did the job & kept Purrkins from getting to the incision.

Fair warning these stretch like crazy!  Sewing and cutting and writing may not be purrfect.  I promise your kitty doesn’t care & will be happy they are not in a cone!

Amazon has them for cheap or your local Walmart or Goodwill.  If you shop Goodwill just make sure to wash them first;)  If you shop Amazon start your search on Tripawds you will be supporting Tripawds to keep us online;)

You will need

  • Baby onesie or baby t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Needle & thread
  • Optional sewing straight pins

I tried outlining what I did for you. I hope this is self explanatory

I turned them inside out and hand sewed the amputated arm shut.

Nothing is perfect as you can see😉

Baby Onesie

Baby T-Shirt

See why I cut the one arm out ? Purrkins has no restriction in the diy onesie

The non amputated arm is optional if you cut it. I found Purrkins did better with cutting both arms off!

Now I have a excuse to Post how cute Purrkins looked again;)

We recovered in a closet so excuse the bad lighting:)

Hope this helps you and your recovering tri-kitty!

Any question ’s? Just ask & I will get back to you!

❤️

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