Using Doggy Pads?

I have a female dog who is 15 years old and is unable to hold her urine for the 7 or 8 hours we are gone? I was thinking about trying the doggy pads any thougths?

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July 31, 20150 found this helpful
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North Shore under pads on amazon.com sells reasonably and they are free shipping. I buy from them all the time and have never been disappointed with their product. They do not leak through and they are large enough I can scissor cut in half and make two that lasts longer. I just put the cut end toward the back and the pad is placed in a hard plastic liner just in case my dog goes too close to the edge. They also send a free Xtra large under pad in each order. You get 100 quality under pads for about $40.00 and if you cut in half, you get double the amount for the same price and it's a quality/quantity stretcher. It's up to your dog whether an under pad is going to be of use. One of our dogs uses them between outdoor potty time or when we are away from home too long.

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November 4, 20170 found this helpful

What we have done for our 14 year old cocker spaniel isnto is to use bany size 3 diapees and use the diaper inside of a belly band. It is way cheaper than buyimg doggie diapers. Our cocker spaniel has doggie dementia, deaf, blind, glaucoma with six eye drops a day. His onky good sensw is smell.

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He loves to eat and smell to whimper for food if he smella our dood or if it any food, bread, etcetera us kedt on counter. One thinghe will do is also now is poop in gouae even thiugh we take him out every two hours as we are retired. He has lost his cognitive ability to know not to defecate or urinate inside.

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March 9, 20160 found this helpful

Plastic tarp easy to mop up

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June 9, 20160 found this helpful

Puppy pads work 1/2 the time and then they don't and it all depends on your dog's taste in pads. I am considering using a gravel box much lower than a litter box as my dog can't jump into or out of anything anymore. She still enjoys outside time only if it is ideal temperatures so her preference to pee or poop on ground is still her favorite place. She can't help her age at 19 years old, and I don't expect her to enjoy peeing in the house but she can't make the outdoors and her need to urinate is often so holding her bladder or bowels is just cruel to do. Therefore I do not crate her and try to find her messes as sometimes she is cautious of where she goes. I think even at her age, she is somewhat embarassed and doesn't want her misgivings to be noticed.

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So pads do help as she is praised when they are used but I think she is confused because she was praised to use the outdoors. I just consider her the elder of the family and turn a blind eye and peg the nose. She isn't ready to leave me yet and the vet said she could live up to 21 year of age, so I accept that carpets are a waste of money and a bucket of water with vinigar and baking soda is about all I can do to clean up. I won't stop her from living in the house as she has. She is family and like any family member, her dignity and happiness in these last months or years of her life are to give back to her what she has done for me all these years which has been forgiveness without judgement of her mishaps.

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