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I was just wondering if anyone knew a way to stop dog urine from burning the grass? I have a female dog named Bella who urinates all over my yard and it burns the grass. Apparently female dogs have higher alkaline. My house is not really equipped to hose the grass to dilute the urine. Any suggestions would be great!

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Kiss your grass goodbye and find a place near you that sells hay! :p
Haha true! I wouldn't mind if I lived in the country, but I live in a subdivision and so it isn't so nice come spring! I don't mind though but just was wondering if there was a solution :)

I'm building a house here soon in the country and from there I won't mind!! haha it's grass :)
 
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Haha true! I wouldn't mind if I lived in the country, but I live in a subdivision and so it isn't so nice come spring! I don't mind though but just was wondering if there was a solution :)

I'm building a house here soon in the country and from there I won't mind!! haha it's grass :)
I had to laugh because we just bought hay about 2 weeks ago because the yard was basically just dirt from the running around and whatnot. I am so in love with it!
 

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Not much you can do, though I did once read that small dogs, under 25 pounds, have a lower ammonia content and do not burn lawns. Seems to be true, as Samantha is 17 pounds, and I don't recall ever seeing lawn damage from her.
 

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Not much you can do, though I did once read that small dogs, under 25 pounds, have a lower ammonia content and do not burn lawns. Seems to be true, as Samantha is 17 pounds, and I don't recall ever seeing lawn damage from her.

That does not hold true for Zody. He's 11.4 lbs and will leave urine burns.
 

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Lots of "products and solutions" are available out there. I don't believe any of them work with consistency or at all. Some may have seen less burning of their lawns but it would be in the minority. For some of my dogs, I built a 4X4 area, dug it out a foot or so, filled with large rocks and then top dressed with smaller rocks and trained the dogs to pee there. It was easy enough to flood the area with the garden hose on occasion along with a bit of bleach to keep any smell down. If you choose not to designate a specific area, you can take a pitcher of water and dilute the area where they pee and this will help reduce the browning significantly. Yes, it's a bit of extra work and you have to be "Johnny on the spot" but it's about the only method I know of which works.
 
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