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Dog diapers are much like diapers for human children. They are made out of a plastic exterior while the inside is made of an absorbent material. Dog diapers have a hole through which the dog’s tail can hang out. Dog diapers come in many sizes and often have an adjustable strap as to adequately fit each individual dog. Dog diapers are often used for dogs that have incontinence issues, as well as for dogs in heat, to help cut down the mess. Below are commonly asked questions about dog diapers that have been answered by Experts.

Are there options other than dog diapers for problems with toileting in the house?

Another option that may be used instead of dog diapers is belly bands for male dogs. An owner should look into the future when deciding to use dog diapers to avoid a mess in the home when a dog is young or even middle aged, because the use of dog diapers may become a dog’s lifetime commitment. Another option is to try kennel training again.

Can dog diapers be used as a barrier to protect a female in heat from a male?

Some dog owners may use dog diapers as a barrier to keep a female dog in heat from a male dog. In some cases the male dog is able to tear off the dog diaper, making it a weak barrier. The best solution is to keep the female dog separated from the male dog until the female is no longer in heat. One way to keep the separated is the use of dog kennels.

If using dog diapers for a dog in heat, how long does a heat last and how often do they occur?

A dog’s heat with bleeding can last up to 10 days, but it can vary for each dog. Unlike humans a dog does not cycle monthly, but cycles may vary from dog to dog -- some cycling just once yearly to going into heat every three to four months. Many owners of female dogs have their dog spayed to eliminate the problem, while others choose to use dog diapers. The use of dog diapers is often to keep the mess of bleeding from being spread all over the home.

Where can dog diapers be purchased?

Dog diapers can be purchased in several places. Pet stores often carry a wider array of brands than department stores. Dog diapers can also be purchased at online pet stores, or through the dog diaper company’s website.

Which dog diapers are the best?

There are many types of dog diapers on the market. Pet stores often carry Peepers pet diapers and Tinkle trousers. Some people prefer one brand of dog diapers while others may prefer another. An individual may have to try several different brands to find the best dog diapers that fit within the individual’s budget and fulfill the individual’s dog’s needs.

Dog diapers have many uses from incontinence to for a dog in heat. They are also sometimes used as barrier against a male dog while a female is in heat. In some cases the dog diaper provides a weak barrier as the male dog may be able to tear off the dog diaper. Dog diapers are often sold in pet stores, as well as online. There are many different types of dog diapers by many different manufacturers, the best way for an individual to choose the best dog diaper for them is to try several and determine which brand fits the owner’s budget while meeting the needs of the animal. When you have questions about dog diapers and what’s best for your dog, it’s always best to ask an Expert.
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