SewDogStudio

Belly Bands for Male Dogs

North Carolina, United States
2,645 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    All Waterproof/ AIO Belly Bands are on clearance. When gone there will be no more. Cotton Bands, Floor Pads, Soaker Pads & quilted Jackets will continue to be made. . . . . FREE SHIPPING on orders $35 and above. SewDog belly bands are made with an elongated taper to fit a dog's body. Each band is cut, sewn & made individually to fit a specific waist/width size. SewDog does not use elastic in our bands.... EVER.

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2020

All Waterproof/ AIO Belly Bands are on clearance. When gone there will be no more. Cotton Bands, Floor Pads, Soaker Pads & quilted Jackets will continue to be made. . . . . FREE SHIPPING on orders $35 and above. SewDog belly bands are made with an elongated taper to fit a dog's body. Each band is cut, sewn & made individually to fit a specific waist/width size. SewDog does not use elastic in our bands.... EVER.

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About SewDogStudio

Sales 2,645
On Etsy since 2010

Sewing Belly Bands for Dogs is Fun & Joyful

50+ years of sewing. First dog bed in 1965 ? 1966 & first "belly band" in 1973 I made it out of a tube sock.... it was an emergency! If your boy is raising his leg or puddling in the house you understand.
SewDog bands are luxury belly bands. The quilting is not just for looks. Quilting holds all the layers together to prevent shifting and helps mold to the dog's body.... making it soft and comfortable.
Each band is cut and sewn specifically for each dog. SewDog bands are Unique; not like any other belly band.... the elongated taper style fit the anatomy of a dog. There is a pocket/indention behind your dog's ribs and in front of his hips; this style of band fits into that pocket and holds it in place and making it so comfortable too.
A SewDog band comes out of the wash / dryer just like they go in. I wash the bands with my like colors with no special handling ( I do rinse the AIO bands before washing). If you are one to air dry the SewDog label tab is perfect for that.
The quilting sets a SewDog band apart from the rest. Not just for looks. The quilting allows for a durable, flexible band; ability to mold to your boy's body. So comfortable your dog will hardly know he has it on. Strong and they last too; I have customers using their bands for 4 years that just needed new fabric to look at. I have customers tell me all the time "They just refuse to wear out." Thank you my customers for that compliment.

Getting a good fit - any questions or concerns? Don't be shy ask. email - etsy convo or jani [!at] sewdog.com or call toll free number 888-537-6402

Shop members

  • Hand Made by Jani

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    EMAIL ME.. jani at sewdog.com Thank you for visiting my shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 30, 2020
RULES .... I really don't prefer "policies" and "rules" but they are necessary to run a business. I much prefer common sense "rules". I make the best quality product at a very reasonable price point, state upfront the why's I don't exchange, refund, or replace, ship only to the USA, yep, all 50 states and I strive for 5 star ***** service.

I value my customers opinions and ratings... oh yes, they are appreciated very much. Customers have very busy lives and often don't have time to always leave ratings, others may give a less than stellar rating for very unreasonable reasons. Ratings, comments, opinions are not solicited.... so when a customer leaves a comment it is freely given.

What is highly valued are almost every customer I have is a repeat customer and has been for years or they soon will become a repeat customer ;).

I love helping customers with how and where to measure, answering questions, developing friendships, welcoming the new pups and comforting the old ones.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
NO RETURNS - NO REFUNDS - NO EXCHANGES --- PLEASE MEASURE CORRECTLY. If you have any questions about measuring please contact me before purchasing.

Customers do not want to purchase a belly band that has been on another dog. Dogs carry parasites, viruses, skin disorders.... think health and cleanliness. If I did accept returns/exchanges then I would be allowing the possibility of contamination to my customers and even my own dogs....

If despite my statements you do send a belly band back to me it is thrown away at the post office.... and no refund or exchange is provided.

All items are measured numerous times throughout the cutting, sewing, photographing and packaging process for accuracy. Each ready-to-mail band is described individually with measurements, pictures and description of fabrics used. This is a time consuming process I do for our customers to get a good fit for their boy as well as know exactly what to expect. I take photos of all items made with a steel ruler to show the sizing. No two handmade items are identical. Also suggestions and policies are listed.

...If I make a mistake, if there is a flaw in the workmanship; of course I will go above & beyond to make it right for you. Having happy dogs and owners are my first priority. Errors happen, I hate it for my customers and myself. I own my mistakes and of course will make it right.

For a customer order mistake I try to help... in bands purchased too small I can make an extender; with too large a band you can try adding a pad up the inside sides of the band.

 Please contact me at jani at sewdog.com for any questions you might have.
Payment
PAYMENT: PayPal most credit cards can be processed through PayPal as well
Shipping
SHIPPING: Upon cleared payment. USA ONLY (all 50 states) 1st Class with Tracking through USPS $3.25 FREE SHIPPING on orders $35 and above. Ready-to-Mail items are mailed within 24 hours... I do my best for same day service.
Additional policies and FAQs
GUARANTEE ~ Items are guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship for one year.
What does that mean exactly.
....... If a seam opens, ravels or the Velcro won't stick together then I will repair, replace the band or refund your money.... including the shipping.
....... It does not mean if you rip the Velcro off the band or the Velcro is so full of hair that it won't stick anymore, the dog chewed it up, you measured incorrectly, fabric fade or shrinkage or if your dog doesn't like to wear a belly band.
....... It does not mean buying a 9.50" band clearly stated to fit 7.50 to 11.50 trying to make it fit a 16.00" waist and thinking the velcro is at fault when it doesn't stick. DUH! honestly DUH!

A little word about shrinkage... all my cotton fabric is pre-washed in very warm water and dried in a hot dryer all prior to sewing. Only a very minimal amount of shrinkage is going to happen maybe 1/8 of an inch over the life of your band. Definitely not enough to cause it not to fit.

WHOLESALE: Sorry but I do not wholesale. My prices are as low as I can possibly make them. I am not a mass producer ... I'm just a grandma sewing for pleasure and the love of dogs.

For FAQ and shipping info: http://www.sewdog.com/ship.html

More information

Last updated on Dec 30, 2020
Frequently asked questions
MEASURING TAPE

For a Download of a Measuring Tape:
http://www.printablerulers.net/preview/Measuring_Tape-60_inches

TO CONTACT ME:

PHONE: 888-537-6402
EMAIL: jani@sewdog.com

HOW DO I MEASURE FOR THE WAIST SIZE?

MEASURING for the WAIST Size is NOT the measurement for the full length (end to end) of the belly band...it's the actual waist Measurement around your dog (top of spine, over penis & back to spine). You provide the waist measurement & I add for the seams and Velcro.
For the best fit stick the pad you will be using on the inside of the measuring tape. Measure in three places ...
. . . . (1) Half the width of your band in front of the penis (EX: if width is 4" measure 2" in front penis tip)
. . . . (2) Over the tip end of the penis
. . . . (3) Half the width of your band behind the end of the penis (about mid shaft of penis). (EX: if width is 4" measure 2" in behind penis tip)

Use the largest measurement for the Actual Waist Size.

CARE OF YOUR BELLY BAND

CARE: ... Machine wash warm water & tumble dry. Keep Velcro closed to avoid damage. To sanitize use 1/2 to 1 cup of White Vinegar in washer, NEVER USE chlorine bleach or fabric softener... oxy-bleach OK for cotton bands not for the PUL, or any band made with absorbent material.

WHAT IF YOU ORDER THE WRONG SIZE?

SewDog Belly Bands are underwear; No one wants to purchase a band that may have been on another dog. It's about safety and health.

For these reasons I do not accept exchanges or returns.

If you have ordered a too small band; for a small fee I can make you an extender. I should say in most cases. Purchasing an x-small band I can not make an extender to fit for a large waist. Generally 1" to 3" The velcro can't be along the side of your dog. Stiffness of the velcro will rub in all the wrong places.

If you have ordered a too large band; you can try adding an extra pad up the inside sides of the band to take up more space.

Or consider donating your band to a local rescue group. They are always very much in need.

WHY IS A SEWDOG BELLY BAND QUILTED?

SewDog Belly Bands are made with three separate layers.
...By quilting the layers the band is stronger, durable & more stable.
...The layers don't shift.
...The batting will not wad up when washed and dried.
...A SewDog band comes out of the washer & dryer exactly like it goes in.
...Line drying is not necessary but the tag loop can be used for hanging up to air dry.
...It's handsome, very soft, unique & VERY comfortable for the dog.
...Yes, it's different and no one else quilts their bands. Because it's very very time consuming. But so worth it for you because it's going to last & last. You may tire of the fabric pattern before it wears out. Also because it's handsome!

WHAT KIND OF PAD DO I USE?

I recommend and use the incontinent pads. Since Walmart changed the generic pads they use to carry; I now use and recommend the "Poise" brand of incontinent pads. I prefer the longest pad option. Since my boys are small dogs I cut my pads into thirds.

Scroll down on SewDog Etsy homepage and see how I cut and place the pads on the belly band.
But Sanitary pads work just fine too.

There are some dogs sensitive to the chemicals the pads are made with. You will know pretty quick if your dog is like this because a rash breaks out within a few hours. If this happens I have washable / waterproof pads to insert within the band. This way all that is touching your boy's skin is the velvet feel of anti-pill fleece.

WHY SHOULD YOU PURCHASE A SEWDOG BELLY BAND?

Several aspects of the SewDog belly band make it superior to most bands on the market today.

. . .Top quality materials go into a SewDog band: quilting quality cotton, anti-pill fleece, medical grade hook and loop tape, excellent grade fiber batting and even the thread is carefully selected. It's all part of making a top quality belly band.

. . .The long tapered design is a vital element to a superior belly band. It's made to fit with the anatomy of your dog. Giving free range of motion & comfort.

It's going to last a long, long time. So worth your money.

The real difference is the quilting; not just for looks. It's another step in making a strong, supportive, long lasting, comfortable and attractive belly band.

AIO BANDS & ZORB INFO

Absorbs 10x its weight in fluid at rates nearly 20x faster than traditional cotton, bamboo & hemp knit fabrics. A great aspect of this fabric is its ability to spread the fluid and hold it within it's fibers even with compression..... when your boy lays on his belly band the fluid is not going to be squeezed out.

For absorption comparison -
One (1) Zorb layer equal to: 1.3 layers of fleece
2.25 layers of French terry or 3 layers of flannel

Two (2) Zorb layers equal to: 5 layers of fleece
6 layers of French terry or 8 layers of flannel

For each layer add 1/4" for thickness

Made Of: A blend of cellulosic fibers from cotton/tencel/bamboo/other interspersed with polyester nylon

Maximum absorbency comes after a few wash/dry cycles.

HOW DO I MEASURE FOR THE WIDTH OF A BELLY BAND?

Measure from mid-shaft of your boy's penis to the tip; double that measurement..... You want your boy's business end to be in the center of the band. voila! ...that is the width and order size your boy needs.

The width measurement is probably the most important measurement for a belly band. The width does not have velcro to help on adjustments like the length (waist) does.... so it needs to be correct.
>>A too wide dog diaper will twist, bunch, roll-up and rub on the back legs... definitely not comfortable!
>>A too narrow dog diaper... your boy is going to pee out the end of the band. Kind of defeats the purpose... right?

It should NOT cover the ribcage or any part of the back leg.
MORE INFO: http://www.sewdog.com/measure.html