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Postby twistedoak » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:36 pm

my female griff has some pee that's pretty toxic
it would rival agent orange as a defoliant
it this point her 12x15 dog run/rest room that was once grass covered is now 80% dirt.

has anyone ever dealt with any of the supplements that are supposed to prevent lawn burn?

shes not really hard on a yard except for the poisoning of the grass
but its not worth the health of my dog on sketchy supplements if there not safe
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Re: scorched earth

Postby JASmith » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:28 am

I've been using these for my dogs, they seem to work although I can't exactly explain why in scientific terms. http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Rocks-Prevent ... =dog+rocks I don't have my PP yet though so it's only the 5lb mutts. Hopefully it scales and works with the larger dog as well when I get her in a few weeks.
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Re: scorched earth

Postby slistoe » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:53 am

lots and lots of water to wash out the nitrogen in the urine.
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Re: scorched earth

Postby twistedoak » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:38 am

she has access to clean filtered water 24hrs a day.
short of going to a wet food I can't figure out a way to persuade more hydration
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Re: scorched earth

Postby twistedoak » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:33 pm

after talking it over with my vet ,supplements aren't recommended .
they alter body chemistry enough to cause kidney stones etc

the problem has to be addressed on the lawn itself
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Re: scorched earth

Postby hicntry » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:13 pm

After re-sodding the BY a couple pf times I resorted to putting a deck on one half and a gravel pit on most the other half. The two posts are pee posts for the male and he uses them about 95% of the time. The problem with terriers is that they are differs also so it pretty much solved both problems.

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Re: scorched earth

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:31 pm

twistedoak wrote:she has access to clean filtered water 24hrs a day.
short of going to a wet food I can't figure out a way to persuade more hydration


Add half a can of canned food and as much water as she'll drink every morning. Some dogs will take enough fluids orally using canned food "soup" to control kidney failure. Sounds like your pup isn't a good drinker, have her eat her fluids instead.
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Re: scorched earth

Postby slistoe » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:57 am

twistedoak wrote:she has access to clean filtered water 24hrs a day.
short of going to a wet food I can't figure out a way to persuade more hydration

Sorry, the water is not for the dog, it is for your grass. Water the burned areas, and then water them some more and water them some more. Pretty soon you will have another problem - the burned out areas will be thick, lush and dark green and will stick out just as much from the rest of the lawn.
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Re: scorched earth

Postby Mn John » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:05 pm

Urine is high in acid, try treating the lawn with lime, gypsum or both to balance the pH
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Re: scorched earth

Postby licklick » Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:03 pm

can your dog's pee beat couch grass? Elymus repens
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