Let's face it: Whether your small dog couldn't "hold it in" and decided to make your carpet his new bathroom or
they are allowed to use indoor training pads and simply missed their target, chances are, there will be the
occasional pee mishap.
Instead of punishing your little one for a possibly unavoidable mistake, it's much more important to make certain
you've got a reliable remedy on hand to thoroughly remove the urine stain. Why is this so important? When urine
stains are not entirely eliminated, what's left behind is uric acid, which contains non-soluble salt crystals that
are difficult to remove with just a basic cleanser. Your dog can easily smell wherever these uric acid salts exist,
and they will want to re-mark the area over and over. (Just what you need, huh?)
The ideal urine removal product has ingredients that specifically work to get rid of uric acid. Keep in mind,
although it may smell like the product you use is working, it may simply be masking odor and not actually removing it
permanently — so your pet will still be smelling it even though you aren't. Just think about all the times
you've seen a small yellow puddle in that same exact spot despite cleaning it up!
If your dog is permitted to pee indoors, the key to a good housetraining pad is absorbency! The best pads contain
moisture-locking gels beneath the surface, which not only effectively absorb fluids, but odor as well. So the top of
the pad remains dry — and so do your dog’s paws! Other indoor potty products are available to simulate
grass — nature's best bathroom attractant for your canine companion! Your pal will automatically be drawn to do
their business on this small patch of greenery, making mistakes less likely.
Whether your dog is an "inny" or an "outey" when it comes to potty time, being an educated consumer can help keep
your home more accident-free and fresher-smelling, too!
- S. Athanasiou