While it may seem weird for a dog to don a diaper, and though diapers shouldn’t be used as a potty-training substitute, dogs in certain situations may benefit from wearing one. For example, vets may recommend diapers for senior dogs, dogs with health conditions that cause incontinence, surgical procedure recovery, or for female dogs in heat since they experience bleeding during this time.
If your dog needs to start wearing a diaper but you don’t know where to start, this guide is a roundup of female and male dog diapers that have received excellent customer reviews to give you an idea of the types and styles available.
We hope you find it useful, but please seek your vet’s advice on whether or not a diaper would be a good idea if your dog has a health issue.
A Brief Overview of Our Favorites (2024)
|Pet Parents Washable Male & Female Dog Diapers
|Frisco Washable Female Diaper
|Pet Magasin Washable Female Dog Diapers
|wegreenco Washable Female Dog Diapers
|Simple Solution Washable Male Wrap
The 10 Best Dog Diapers
1. Pet Parents Washable Male & Female Dog Diapers – Best Overall
|X-small (4–10-inch waist) to X-large (26–35-inch waist)
|Natural, Princess, Black, Southern Belle
Based on its mostly excellent customer reviews, suitability for both male and female dogs, environmental friendliness, and extendibility, we’ve selected Pet Parents Washable Male & Female Dog Diapers + Extendrs as our best overall pick on this occasion.
The pack contains three diapers and “Extendrs” to aid in getting a better fit. The exterior is made of waterproof material and the diapers contain absorbent pads to help keep the dog dry and prevent discomfort.
In addition, there are multiple sizing options and four color themes to choose from, ranging from dark or muted colors to brighter, more eye-catching ones. What we like most about these diapers is that they’re washable, which makes them an environmentally-friendly option. Though most customer reviews are positive in nature, some commented that the diapers were too large around the legs for their dog.
2. Frisco Washable Female Diaper – Best Value
|X-small (11.75–12.35-inch waist) to X-large (20.75–26.5-inch waist)
|Pink & blue
The Frisco Washable Female Diaper for dogs is our best value-for-money choice because you get three highly-reviewed washable diapers for a reasonable price. You can opt for sizes ranging from X-small to X-large, and the diapers are waterproof on the outside to prevent leaks and contain absorbent microfiber material.
We particularly like the design of this product—the cute flamingoes against the blue background are sure to please anyone looking for something a little jazzier than your average monocolored diaper. The diapers have received mostly great reviews, but some have commented that they run small, so you may need to get the next size up from what you planned depending on your dog’s measurements.
3. Pet Magasin Washable Female Dog Diapers – Premium Choice
|X-small (10–12-inch waist) to large (16–24-inch waist)
|Solid, Print, Original
The Pet Magasin Washable Female Dog Diapers (x3) are designed for extra absorbency with four layers made up of a soft mesh fabric, two layers of fleece, and a waterproof exterior. You can choose from solid colors (like bright green, blue, and purple), more muted colors (like brown, gray, and black), or a print design with a different motif on each diaper in the pack.
They’re a little pricier than some of the other options in this roundup, but several customers have praised how well they fit, the quality, and how easy they are to clean. Another pro mentioned by customers is the durability even after several washes. On the flip side, some feel that the sizing could be better because the fit was too large for their dog, which could lead to leaks.
4. wegreenco Washable Female Dog Diapers
|Small newborn (10.5-inch waist) to XX-large (27.5–33-inch waist)
|A wide variety of colors and prints
Sizing is all-important when it comes to picking a diaper for your dog. The wegreenco Washable Dog Diaper pack is great for puppies because there’s a newborn sizing option available, but it also goes all the way up to XX-large, making it a versatile choice. The size can be adjusted with the Velcro loop, and colors range from black to bright, printed designs.
According to reviews, several customers like the color and print options and are pleased with the overall quality and absorbency. On the other hand, while some say they’ve had no issues with leakage, some have commented that the elasticity isn’t strong enough to prevent leakage.
5. Simple Solution Washable Male Wrap
|Small (8–9-inch waist) to large (18–35-inch waist)
Unlike standard diapers that tend to be designed more for female dogs in heat, the Simple Solution Washable Male Wrap is designed to fit around a male dog’s waist to help with incontinence and urine marking problems. It does not cover the dog’s bottom like a standard diaper does.
It’s absorbent, contains a moisture-wicking liner, and is made of stretchy fabric and cotton for comfort. The wrap can be adjusted to the desired size with the Velcro tags. The majority of reviews indicate that the Simple Solution wrap is comfortable, durable, and great for preventing messes.
However, some would like to see more consistent sizing and said it runs too large or too small. In addition, one user has mentioned that it can slide off dogs with longer hair and may be better for short-haired dogs.
6. Frisco Washable Female Dog Diaper
|X-small (11.75–12.25-inch waist) to X-large (20.75–26.5-inch waist)
|Brown, pink, blue
If you liked our best value pick (the Frisco diaper for female dogs) but want something without a fancy design, you might want to consider this simple pack of washable dog diapers by Frisco. It comes with three diapers in pink, blue, and brown, and isn’t too pricey. It’s also got sizes ranging from very small to very large, and the pack has garnered overall excellent reviews save for a few hiccups.
One user, for example, says the product is great but that the sizing may be somewhat off for dogs with slender waists. Another user said it was a bit tight and urged other customers to measure their dogs before buying.
7. Honeycare All-Absorb Disposable Male Wraps
|X-small (6–13-inch waist) to X-large (25–32-inch waist)
Another option for male dogs is this pack of 50 or 100 Honeycare All-Absorb Disposable Male Wraps. Like other “diapers” made for male dogs, these wrap around your dog’s lower waist. They’re designed to be leak-proof, lightweight, and breathable, and they even come with a wetness detector that changes color to let you know the wrap needs changing. This is one of the benefits of disposable wraps.
A large percentage of customers are happy with the Honeycare wraps, praising their leak-proof power, comfort, and absorbency, though some have said they received packs containing a few unusable wraps that don’t close. In addition, disposable wraps aren’t as environmentally friendly as reusable ones.
8. Frisco Male Dog Wraps
|Small (9–14-inch waist) to X-large (27–31-inch waist)
Another inexpensive pick from Frisco is its Disposable Male Wraps pack which contains 12–100 wraps depending on the count you choose. These work by locking in liquid and turning it to gel to prevent leakage. Like the Honeycare wraps, the moisture detector strip will change color when the wrap is full, which is handy for making sure your dog doesn’t sit in his own pee for too long.
As per customer reviews, these wraps are well-cushioned and optimized for preventing leakage. Some users also commented that they can hold a fair amount of liquid. On the other hand, as with most other disposable wraps, there are more environmentally-friendly options available.
9. Pet Parents Belly Band Washable Male Dog Wrap
|Small (13–16-inch waist) to X-large (25–34-inch waist)
|Natural, Black, Gentleman
Like the diapers from the same brand that we selected as our best overall pick, these belly bands by Pet Parents for male dogs come with “Extendrs”, which help to better adjust the fit to your dog’s size. Like similar products, they’re designed to wrap around the waist to help contain urine as a result of marking, incontinence, or excitement. The absorbent pads inside are white to make it easier to see when they need changing.
Some customers attest to these wraps’ absorbency and say they appreciate the extra few inches offered by the Extendrs. Others say that though the wraps do the job they’re supposed to do, the sizing could be better.
10. Pet Magasin Washable Female Dog Diapers
|X-small (10—12-inch waist) to large (24–32-inch waist)
|Blue, orange, green, yellow
Our final pick on this occasion comes from Pet Magasin. Its Botanical Fruit Washable Diapers offer an alternative to the color and print themes of the brand’s other diaper packs that we chose for our premium pick. There are four size options ranging from X-small to large, and each absorbent diaper has a different color theme, making them an option worth thinking about if you’re fond of bright, eye-catching colors.
Several customers have commented that they love the cute design and are happy with the fit. On the other hand—and this seems to be a common theme in reviews for these types of products—a few complain that the fit isn’t quite right, including around the tail hole, and that there have been leakage issues.
Buyer’s Guide: How to Pick the Best Dog Diapers
Something that has consistently cropped up in customer reviews for doggy diapers is sizing issues. One of the most important things to do before you buy any product is to measure your dog carefully to ensure they’re getting a fit that’s neither too tight nor too loose. Opting for a diaper that’s adjustable with Velcro or optional extenders may give you a little extra peace of mind.
Another factor to think about is how absorbent the diaper is for your dog’s needs. If your dog is fully incontinent, look for a product made with absorbent material that’s labeled as being suitable for incontinence.
Some diapers require you to put in tissue or panty pads yourself, and while this might be fine for a dog that just leaks a little urine, they’re unlikely to offer the same protection for a fully incontinent dog. In addition, some diapers are made only for female dogs, and some are made only for male dogs, so be sure to check if a product is right for your dog in that regard.
Finally, we strongly recommend that you read through customer reviews of the product even if you see a four or five-star rating at the top of the product page. Even if a product has mostly excellent reviews, some customers may have mentioned specific issues that you may encounter, too, depending on factors like your dog’s size, breed, hair type, tail type, and health condition.
For example, one product we checked out was highly reviewed, but one customer brought up that such a product may simply slide off a dog with smooth, long hair. Customer review sections are also a great place to find out how high-quality a product truly is, despite what the product description may say.
Before you click away, here’s a quick recap of our top picks and why we chose them. Our best overall choice was the Pet Parents washable diapers for both male and female dogs because we were impressed by its suitability for both male and female dogs, its multitude of positive reviews, and its Extendrs which allow for a more custom fit.
As our best value pick, we opted for the cute Frisco female dog diaper pack with flamingo print, which is cheap, cheerful, and highly reviewed. Our premium choice was the Pet Magasin female dog diapers which are a little pricier than some of the other picks but have garnered largely glowing reviews and are designed for extra absorbency. Remember to measure your dog carefully before making a purchase.
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- A Brief Overview of Our Favorites (2024)
- The 10 Best Dog Diapers
- 1. Pet Parents Washable Male & Female Dog Diapers – Best Overall
- 2. Frisco Washable Female Diaper – Best Value
- 3. Pet Magasin Washable Female Dog Diapers – Premium Choice
- 4. wegreenco Washable Female Dog Diapers
- 5. Simple Solution Washable Male Wrap
- 6. Frisco Washable Female Dog Diaper
- 7. Honeycare All-Absorb Disposable Male Wraps
- 8. Frisco Male Dog Wraps
- 9. Pet Parents Belly Band Washable Male Dog Wrap
- 10. Pet Magasin Washable Female Dog Diapers
- Buyer’s Guide: How to Pick the Best Dog Diapers