Loss of bowel control is a health issue that many dogs face in their lifetimes, whether as a result of the aging process or of a health issue such as anal sac disease. Luckily, "doggie diapers" may be able to help you manage your precious pet's fecal incontinence problems.
Pet supplies stores do indeed sell disposable doggie diapers. These sanitary items are designed specifically to stay on your pet's body like a pair of small pants. The diapers consist of absorptive padding and are made to prevent messy and icky potty accidents from getting onto the rest of your poor pooch's fur -- and also from getting onto your floor.
When combing through your area pet supplies shop for doggie diapers, remember that not all canines are the same size. Doggie diapers usually come in a selection of different sizes. If you are the proud owner of a Chihuahua or wee puppy, you may want to look into something extra small. If your pooch is a Great Dane, on the opposite end of the spectrum, extra-large diapers are going to be more appropriate -- but you might have to experiment. If your pet's diapers do not fit properly, they will not be effective in prevent leakage and other frustrating mess.
Classic doggie diapers that feature the absorptive padding are especially effective on female canines, according to the Humane Society of the United States. For extra efficiency in the case of male dogs, you may want to look into purchasing belly bands, which also include padding. However, these bands are nothing like pants. They envelop the middle section of your boy doggie's body. Like standard doggie diapers, these bands are also usually available at pet supplies shops.
Washable Doggie Diapers
Washable, reusable dog diapers are available at pet supplies shops. To keep washable doggie diapers fresh and clean, you can simply throw them in your washing machine. To offer your pooch a little extra comfort against fecal incontinence, and to help with the mess, you can place disposable padding onto the diaper's lining.
Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.