A lot of people associate diapers with babies or small children. Did you know that there are diapers made specifically for dogs? Please continue reading this article to learn about the benefits of dog diapers for your four-legged friend.
Interestingly enough, dog diapers are exactly like baby diapers, with a hole for the dog’s tail. They can be made of cloth or disposable products. The thing about cloth diapers is that they cost more, but they can be reused. Disposable diapers are easier to use, but they end up in a landfill, and the costs add up over time.
What are some of the benefits of dog diapers?
- House training – There will be accidents in the house during dog training. Dog diapers provide a temporary solution until your dog is trained. Just do not rely on the diapers too much. If so, your dog will never learn.
- Senior dogs – Older dogs may struggle to get up in time to make it outside. Cognitive dysfunction may play a role in accidents. Medications can help, but dog diapers may also play a permanent role.
- Urinary incontinence may be caused by a urinary tract infection (UTI), a weakened sphincter muscle, diabetes, or a bladder condition.
- Females in heat – Female dogs in heat may leave stains around the house. Dog diapers can keep your home much cleaner and prevent the near-constant licking with a female dog in heat.
As a dog owner, you need to do your part in determining the underlying causes of urinary incontinence. Choose a diaper that has an appropriate fit for your dog. Keep in mind that dog diapers need to be changed frequently. Your dog should not sit in a full diaper as they are prone to itchy and uncomfortable diaper rashes. You should use baby wipes to clean your dog while you change them. Always wear gloves to change your dog’s diaper.