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Initial post: 26 Jan 2014 13:28:42 GMT
Could anyone please give suggestions on what I can do to alleviate the problem of my bitch's urine killing the grass please?

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 14:23:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 14:29:23 GMT
Marym says:
We have a lab bitch and we have found that dog rocks in her water bowl certainly help. Cost about £10 and last around 3 months (look like pieces of coal) Google it. Worth a try

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 22:35:06 GMT
Thank you Mary, I will google it. My husband is getting really annoyed with the patches in his lawn!

Posted on 28 Jan 2014 19:26:10 GMT
Nicola says:
Hey you have a dog that's what happens. I think it is quite unfair to add things which are unnessary to a dogs diet because it is ruining your lawn.

Maybe you could create a dog toileting area and train her to go there.

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 20:01:40 GMT
My 3 greyhunds have a tablespoon of cider vinegar in a glass of water each day to prevent arthritis problems. Since having this, wherever they wee the grass grows long green and lush!! So a healthy dog and a great lawn to boot!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2014 00:39:24 GMT
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to reply and try to help me. I very much appreciate it. I will try the vinegar tomorrow.
Sandra Parfitt

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2014 09:56:26 GMT
Heather says:
Cider vinegar in water for your dog stops grass getting yellow patches
Start of with a few drops in water and gradually add more as some dogs wont take it at first don't give up cider vinegar also helps against fleas .One dessertspoon in a pint of water this amount is fine have used for years my dogs don't get fleas I don't use the chemicals Frontline or Stronghold on them .

Posted on 17 Feb 2014 09:35:36 GMT
Helen B says:
I tried putting cider vinegar in our dogs water bowl to help with a skin problem for our golden retriever. (we have 4 dogs) It didn't help with this at all but our labrador seemed to love it and went into overdrive drinking it. Hence leading to accidents in the house and a trip to the vets in case of bladder infection. Our vet came to the conclusion that she just loved it so much and we had to stop using it.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 19:20:46 GMT
The grass will grow back eventually - lusher and greener!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2014 15:08:01 GMT
newfinch says:
The grass might grow back in an area that has died due to the urine but while you have dogs (or more often bitches) you will always have the problem of yellow grass if you dont get to the bottom of it

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 05:27:17 GMT
linda says:
Hello Sandra my Jackie rascal as I call her ( jack Russell) she has done the same thing to my grass. A relative suggested water with washing up liquid, where there are bald patches of grass give it a light rake and then pour the soapy water over it. Haven't tried it myself yet, if it works could you let me know please.
Warm regards Linda

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2014 16:01:12 GMT
Simon C says:
Dog Rocks

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2014 20:21:46 GMT
Thank you Simon for this suggestion. Some one else also suggested dog rocks, so I bought some and have noticed a difference with the amount of affected areas in the I think they actually do work.!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 03:19:03 GMT
The dog rocks really do work. They are the same as the mineral stones found in some water filters. You can refresh them after 3 months by boiling them for 10 minutes. Our dog keeps taking them out to play with so we keep the rocks in a jug and top up her water bowl from the jug. We keep the jug full to allow the stones to soak in the water for a few hours before use.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Mar 2014 20:27:00 GMT
Dear Candice, thank you for taking the time and trouble to reply to my query. It is a most helpful suggestion to refresh by boiling the stones, and a really good idea to keep the rocks in a topped up jug of water! I shall be doing that from now on. Thank you again. Sandra

Posted on 6 Apr 2014 10:45:29 BDT
We trained our dog not to use the garden as a toilet, he will not use the gardens of others either! so we do not have to worry when visiting people with our dog. He goes for a walk in the morning about 8.00 - 8.30, again after lunch and a wee walk, usually 3 wees, at about 6.30. It is not difficult, just get your dog used to going out regularly.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2014 18:10:17 BDT
Dear Christine, thank you for taking the trouble to reply to my letter. I do take my 2 dogs out for a walk first thing in the morning and again about z4pm. The problem is that they are let out into the garden as soon as the first person gets up, so it's before I walk them. The dogs pester whoever is up until they open the door for them. I TRY to be up first but my son and husband are very early risers and have no interest in walking the dogs at all. I'm trying 'dog rocks' as someone suggested...fingers crossed. Thank you again, Sandra

Posted on 24 Apr 2014 02:59:27 BDT
Dog rocks have not worked for my boxer bitch, In fact it made my grass patches worse! So I have given up on them, waste of money!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2014 23:29:55 BDT
Dear Claire, thank you for taking the time to answer my question regarding my dogs urine damaging the grass. Regards sandra

Posted on 15 May 2014 13:02:20 BDT
jean warner says:
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Posted on 1 Jun 2014 11:58:10 BDT
I've found the easiest solution is to keep a watering can or bucket of water at hand, and when your dog has a wee pour straight over the area affected and this immediately dilutes the urine and minimises the damage. I know this can be a pain but if you love your lawn it's worth it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2014 12:55:02 BDT
Dear Brooke,
Thank you for your reply. I will keep a bucket handy as you suggest.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2014 17:14:19 BDT
linda says:
Thank you Brooke, good idea will try it.
Regards Linda

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2014 20:15:33 BDT
ashby-ally says:
Our greyhound rehoming place suggested adding tomato juice to his food - he loves it and no yellow grass!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jun 2014 21:18:52 BDT
Dear Ashby, this is the first suggestion for adding tomato juice to their food. I'll give it a try. Many thanks for the info. Sandra
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