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Hoo-rag Bandana Product Review – Uses for Dogs

Hoo-rag (“the better bandana”) is essentially a tube of stretchy fabric that can be used a bunch of different ways. (Think Survivor buff.) At Chez Champion of My Heart, we’ve decided it’s a perfect way to protect Lilly’s shaved tummy. Because of her ongoing immune-suppression, Lilly neither sheds nor grows hair, so her post-ultrasound tummy is going to be bare for a long, long time.


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 The Hoo-rag retails for $14.95.


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 Lilly’s tummy is shaved from her recent ultrasound. It’s bloated from long-term steroid use.

Voila! Instant tummy protection and support … like SPANX for dogs. (smirk)

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The main thing we do NOT like about the Hoo-rag is that they are made in China. We very much like to promote and support products made in the U.S.


So, there you go … if you have a dog whose tummy is bare for any reason ~~ but especially following an ultrasound ~~ the girls of Champion of My Heart think the Hoo-rag is a viable option.

CAVEAT #1: Clearly, this would not work on big dogs since the Hoo-rag only stretches so far.

CAVEAT #2: We have to regularly spread the Hoo-rag out again because it tends to scrunch up on the smallest part of Lilly’s waist, so maybe it isn’t as good of an idea as it first seemed.


FTC Disclosure

The girls at Hoo-rag sent us a free sample. We were NOT paid to write this review.


Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

Alisa Bowman - February 27, 2013

It’s kinda funny what this thing is called. I think I would have to walk around my house all day randomly saying Hoo Rag! Hoo Rag!

    Roxanne Hawn - February 27, 2013

    Right? It cracks me up too.

HeatherL - February 25, 2013

Thank you for sharing this product. My beagle was just diagnosed with dermal hemangiosarcoma so she needs to cover her tummy when she goes outside in the sun.

    Roxanne Hawn - February 25, 2013

    I’ve never heard of the dermal version of hemangio. I’m so sorry to hear the news.

Jennifer Margulis - February 24, 2013

Is Lilly OK with wearing it? She doesn’t try to kick it off?

    Roxanne Hawn - February 25, 2013

    @Jennifer ~ She doesn’t try to pull it off, but we are having trouble with it rolling back to the skinniest part of her waist, so it isn’t working as well as first hoped. She always gets a little sheepish when we put coats or whatever on her (to keep her warm), but once it’s on, she is usually fine with it.

Donna Hull - February 24, 2013

What a creative way to protect Lily’s tummy. Smart idea.

Jana Rade - February 23, 2013


What ISN’T made in China? Even the Thundershirt is, as I found out when I ordered it…

Sue at Talking Dogs - February 23, 2013

Spanx for dogs. LOL!

Kim - February 22, 2013

Such a fashion-ista!

When my Holly was (actually still is) recovery from knee surgery, a friend made her a leg stocking to keep her shaved leg warm. Holly hated it but got used to it. My friend thought she’d be ‘cute’ and made if out of fleece that had racing flames on it…it’s always good to try to keep a sense of humor when you can while caring for our sick loved ones 🙂

    Roxanne Hawn - February 23, 2013

    That’s a great idea, Kim. We used a variety of leg protection methods when our Ginko was recovering from his THREE knee surgeries.

MyKidsEatSquid - February 22, 2013

She looks great. Is it something you might be able to make at home? I bet Lilly will learn to like it to keep her warm

    Roxanne Hawn - February 23, 2013

    Maybe, but these are seamless, which is nice. I’m sure the ones I would make would have to have seams.

      Kim - February 23, 2013

      What about stretchy fleece with velcro along a seam? Her tummy could match her tooshie 🙂

        Roxanne Hawn - February 25, 2013

        We’ll see, Kim. Spring is almost here, and Lilly won’t need tummy projection when it warms up.

Jen - February 22, 2013

Hahah, Spanx for dogs! What a great use, though.

The look she’s giving you is also so eloquent.

(I didn’t notice they were made in China. Dang. I’m so obsessed with looking at food for it.)

    Roxanne Hawn - February 22, 2013

    I know. She looks a little peeved, but I think she’ll get used to it.

merr - February 22, 2013

Such a good idea…maybe less pressure for her to carry that belly. It kind of reminds me of those thunder shirts…helps them feel secure, too.

Sheryl - February 22, 2013

Lilly is quite the fashion statement!

Irene - February 22, 2013

Looks so cute!

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