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Message started by Lion_Dog on Jul 4th, 2009 at 3:22am

Title: burned grass
Post by Lion_Dog on Jul 4th, 2009 at 3:22am
Hi!

Is anyone on this forum giving any kind of supplements for their dogs to make their urine less acidic so it doesn't burn the grass???  I'm a bit wary of giving anything to my dog if it will affect her health.  Can anyone  help me?

Lisa

Title: Re: burned grass
Post by ChrismaChows on Jul 4th, 2009 at 4:53am
If the urine is burning the grass and you feel her urine is too acidic I would take her to the vet for a urinalysis, and make sure, as you dont want her to develop urine crystals which lead to alot of bladder problems.
There are things to put on the grass to keep the urine from burning it.. What works best for me is a good water dousing late in the evening with the hose and dawn dish soap.....

Lisa, are you sure you dont have crane flies? There larvae leave big brown circles in the grass...

Sherrie

Title: Re: burned grass
Post by Lion_Dog on Jul 4th, 2009 at 10:55pm
Hi sherrie!

crane flies?  i don't think so.  but we have a lot of ants!  dawn dish soap and water???!!  i have palmolive.  i'm going to give it a try.  THANKS!

Title: Re: burned grass
Post by DutchChow on Jul 18th, 2009 at 9:20am
Yvonne--,

An interesting question...... ;)
To my opinion don't make it too complicated.
What Sherrie is suggesting is probably the best.....:water dousing late evening.

I'm not in favour for supplements to change the 'acidity' in the urine when there is no medical need.
Keep in mind that changing the (so called) pH in the urine there might start coming side-effects.......like stones....

Peter

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