At bromelli we have been helping to protect our best friends from the sun since 2008.
bromelli sun suits are made to measure suits designed to cover those areas of the dog lacking any pigmentation and with little or no hair. The area most likely to need protection is the under belly.
This is also one of the most likely areas to be affected by contact allergy.
All the fabrics used are chosen because they have a good SPF rating and will allow the dog maximum comfort and flexibility when wearing the suit.
Getting a good fit is important to making the dog feel comfortable in their suit which is why we ask for so many measurements in our order form to make the suit. It is important that these measurements are as accurate as possible so we can get a really good fit.
Choosing the right fabric and style is also important to getting the right final product that will help your dog to be happy and healthy.
How we work – T’s and C’s
While we guarantee to make the suit to the measurements provided, dogs, like people all vary in size and shape and getting the fit exactly right first time can sometimes be a little tricky. Making a one off garment for a dog we have never met requires accurate measurements and good communication with the purchaser.
When drafting the individual patterns, we will contact you if we think a measurement is not quite what it should be and ask for confirmation of that measurement. We would encourage you to supply a telephone number, so we can do this as quickly as possible.
We are more than happy to make minor adjustments for free to accommodate a good fit. The purchaser will however need to bear the cost of postage.
If we have made the mistake with a measurement, we will of course rectify this for free. This does require the garment to be returned to be checked. If it is clear that the mistake is ours we will of course reimburse any postage paid and rectify the mistake at no cost to the purchaser.
If it is shown that the measurements provided were inaccurate we may request an extra fee to rectify the problem.
Dogs, like people all vary in how they wear their clothes. Some are rougher than others.
While we will guarantee all stitching and fastenings in our product for six months, we cannot guarantee the wear and tear of the cotton lycra fabric for more than one month.
The fabrics are chosen for the comfort of the dog and any stretch fabric does have limitations when it comes to abrasion. Most suits last far longer than this but if a dog is rubbing on concrete or engaging in rough play with other dogs then we recommend the denim tough which will last longer.
How does my dog urinate when they are in their suit?
For Boys- The suits are designed with a hole placed in the appropriate place so that a dog can urinate when required.
For girls – Female dog suits are cat away more at the back allowing for the female to urinate when required.
How do I put the suit on?
To put the suit on your dog, simply place your dog’s front paws through the front arm holes and then do up the velcro strap on the collar.
Slip the back legs in and and do up the zip along the back of the dog.
If your dog wears a collar, you can attach the other velcro straps around the collar to help hold the suit in position.
Will my dog get too hot when wearing the suit?
These suits are made from the coolest fabrics we can find that still offer good protection from the sun. The SPF factor rating is usually 50+.
If you live in very hot or humid conditions you need to make sure your dog has access to plenty of water and shade. If the dog displays any signs of heat distress, remove the suit immediately. We believe these suits are suitable for most conditions.
Testimonials and Tips
Firstly thank you for the very prompt delivery and the quality of the product. I ordered a long sleeve coat for my Irish Terrier.
You’re probably already onto this trick but it is one for helping get the dog’s legs into the long sleeves.
Just pop a plastic bag on the dogs foot and the foot slides through the sleeve super easily. It was ridiculously hard otherwise, just a long wrestle with claws constantly hooking the material. I used a sandwich bag – but will be searching out something a little tougher.
It’s an old surfers/divers trick for getting into wetsuits quickly.
Esperance. West Australia
Benny is doing really well with his skin allergies largely in part to your suits. We had a repeat visit to the dermatologist during January and the vet was very happy with his progress. The suit has made a big difference. Thank you most sincerely.
We have a 9 year old Dalmatian who has unfortunately started to suffer badly from skin cancers caused by exposure to our strong sun here.
After two expensive operations and seeing the damage done, we realised that some radical action was needed to protect him.
After a short search on the net we discovered the ‘bromelli’ sun suits.
What can I say other than how excellent these suits are!
With great help from Lucy at ‘bromelli’, we were able make sure our sizing information was correct and we now have a sun suit that fits our dog comfortably.
The extra strong panels in the top of the suit stop him from inflicting any damage when he gets the urge to roll over and have big rub on the drive, and the rest of the material is so light, he’s comfortable in the suit all day and he’s never tried to tear or eat the suit, which is bonus.
Thanks Lucy, a great Australian product that will certainly help extend the life of our family pet, now he’s properly protected.
Alvin in Tasmania