Doggie diapers and belly bands are a wonderful and effective solution for doggie incontinence and even for marking, for males and females (yes, females mark too). These little tools can be lifesavers for your carpets, rugs and furniture.
Doggie diapers for females.
They come in a variety of sizes. You can find any of these in pet shops or on line. They also come in disposable varieties. I prefer the washable fabric diapers with a poise pad inserted.
Always use a poise pad, or any other brand intended for absorbing urine. See pictures for placement. These pads also come in a variety of sizes. Some of the larger pads can be cut to fit. Sometimes I cut the hole in the diaper a little larger, or cut a slit at the top for tails to have room to be up and wagging. Alter it to fit your dog best! Check pads often.
Belly Bands or “Male Wraps” for the boys.
These are also available in pet supply shops and on line in many varieties. Once again it is best to fit with a pad designed to absorb urine. For a dog who is new to your home, you may just need to use this initially. Even neutered, house trained males will mark in a new territory initially. Once they know it is home they will stop. If you are always taking off a belly band that is dry, then they have stopped feeling the need to mark, and you no longer need to use it. Some males may always mark, so you just always put one on them. Once again, pads need to be checked and changed often. A wet pad that sits next to their skin for prolonged periods can cause urine burn, so use common sense here.
Always read and follow the directions on any product you use on your dog.
Pull the tail through the hole.
A great trick to keeping your dog beds clean is to add a plastic garbage bag. Make sure you get a dog bed where the inside cushioning can come out.
You unzip the cover and take the inside cushioning out. You wrap that cushioning in a plastic garbage bag. You then put it back in the cover and zip it up. The bag keeps the cushioning from taking in wetness such as urine.
Attach velcro on top.
Put the diaper on the dog with the velcro on top
Leba III is an enzymatic dental spray. You spray on their teeth and gum line once a day.
Attach the half Poise pad to the belly band.
Attach velcro on the top...
Oratene is a product that you add to your dogs drinking water.
Cut the Poise pad in half.
Place the band under the dog and over the penis..
Stick the pad to the diaper.
For females make sure the pad partially covers the hole.
Take backing off sticky side.
Tips for Caring for your Canine
If you feel like you don't have time to brush your dog's teeth or you want to use these products along with brushing you can. Sometimes Senior dogs cannot have a dental done, these are good teeth care options then in that case.