• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 9 of 9
    1. #1
      House Broken
      saraglabmommy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      San Dimas, CA
      Posts
      63
      Thanked: 22

      Ph Balancer for Dogs

      Hi There-

      We just got grass and I have been warned about the girls urine burning the grass.. Does anyone have any favorite brands that they could recommend for the Ph Balancer little tablets?


      Khloe Says Thanks for your Help! :]
      Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -img_2605-jpg  
      Kim & Khloe - Nov. 18th, 2015

      Hidden Content

    2. #2
      Best Friend Retriever
      Happy
       
      lovemylabby's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Upstate New York
      Posts
      610
      Thanked: 233
      I would not give a PH balancer to my dog.

      You can hose off the area with water right after they go...that will help a lot. Or you can designate one area in your yard for them..maybe put crushed stone down in that area for them to go on.

    3. #3
      Senior Dog
      SunDance's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Ellicott City, MD
      Posts
      3,577
      Thanked: 1845
      Other than giving crancaps to affect the pH of urine for dogs prone to urinary issues, I wouldn't do anything. Crancaps will acidify the urine to help alleviate those problems.

      Unless you feed your dog too high a protein, her urine output shouldn't contain excess....nitrogen, I think...that will burn the grass.

      I've had a bunch of dogs in my relatively long life and have never had one whose urine burned plant tissue.
      Hidden Content

      Sunnie: gotcha day 03/08/09; birth unknown but given 07/01/02

      Danny: The Sundance Kid....Sunnie's boy....birth 03/31/09 (in my living room)

      Barb (ID formerly "Baffle")

    4. #4
      House Broken
      saraglabmommy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      San Dimas, CA
      Posts
      63
      Thanked: 22
      Thank you guys! I will see how things go and hope that it doesn't affect the grass too much! :]

    5. #5
      Senior Dog
      Snowshoe's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      5,583
      Thanked: 3153
      My girl dogs didn't burn the grass at all. It won't/shouldn't unless they pee in the same spot over and over. We get this in the winter from Oban, male, who pees up against the snowbanks in the same place for months. I guess it does depend partly on how big your yard is, maybe they'll have to re-use the same place often?

    6. #6
      Senior Dog
      Happy
       
      POPTOP's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Illinois
      Posts
      9,551
      Thanked: 5429
      Years ago when Bandit joined us I asked his breeder why she had no pee burn spots in any of her dog yards with 6 dogs. I was more thinking about the fact that Bandit would be our first boy and him peeing on flowers. She told me she gave her dogs 500 mg of human grade vitamin C in chewable tablet form. Even along the fence lines, no pee spots, anywhere. That's when I started doing the same and it really worked to reduce the burn spots. Plus, it's not a bad supplement for them to have. It was also suggested to me that when the dogs get to 10 or so, I could up to 1000 mg (500 mg twice a day).

      I'm also giving our GSD, Archie, vitamin C but it does not seem to work quite as well. Ran out of vitamin C a little while ago and can see a difference in the intensity of the burn spots. Also, with seniors, during the snowy season DH will plow a trail for them to make moving around easier and consequently their pee spots were more concentrated, thus a little more effect on the grass. Just toss the tablet into a meal and down it goes.
      Hidden Content
      Kissing Bandit

    7. #7
      House Broken
      saraglabmommy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      San Dimas, CA
      Posts
      63
      Thanked: 22
      Thanks Poptop! I will run out and grab those! That's great!

    8. #8
      House Broken
      saraglabmommy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      San Dimas, CA
      Posts
      63
      Thanked: 22
      Showshoe- They have a large area to use the restroom its not one concentrated area and its large. I guess immediately when people told me about it I thought shoot! are they going to run the weeks of work we just did?! Just wanted to prevent it from happening and people told me about the chewable tablets you can get at pet stores. I immediately knew to come here and double check! Thanks for all the kind words!

    9. #9
      Moderator
      barry581's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Dover
      Posts
      5,234
      Thanked: 4680
      I've not had an issue with the girls causing grass issue, it's always been the boys.

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •