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Golden Retriever: my male..who burns the grass whenever he urinates

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What can I use for my male Golden Retriever who burns the grass whenever he urinates? Even flushing it with water doesn’t help. We live on a golf course and are desperate. Please help!
Submitted: 11 years ago.
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Expert:  Eric replied 11 years ago.

 You should be able to neutralize the area by flushing with plenty of water(which you stated you are doing) if it is high in nitrogen(ammonia) or your dog may have acidic urine which can be neutralized with powdered lime purchased at a home and garden center.  Since the powdered lime is a white powder and you probably dont want the white spots, you can spread it around and then water it into the soil.


Here is some information on soil pH management.


http://grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_managing_soil_ph_2/

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Eric's Post: So you're suggesting I neutralize his urine with powdered lime after every time he urinates? I'm assuming, I'd need to mix the lime powder wirh water versus having the the white spots on my lawn. Isn't there some kind of vitamin, or pill you can give the dog in their food that would accomplish the same goal?

Since we have two Golden Retrievers, and both my husband and I travel 75% of the time we are not always there to confirm the grass is watered after he urinates. With that said, it's going to be even tougher to mix powdered lime every time he goes to the bathroom.

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