Coping with Dog Pee Accidents – G.W. Little

Coping with Dog Pee Accidents

Dog peeing on floor

Pee Happens

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