During the month of October we will be saying a big THANK YOU to all of the fantastic people in our community who have supported the development of These Dog Days. By sharing your stories, you have helped create what we think is a great resource for dog owners.
We will be giving away some of the fantastic products that you have told us make life easier for disabled dog owners. And we'll be doing this every week during October! To be in the running, make sure you are following us on Instagram and stay tuned for further details!
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Today we talk to Jennifer and find out what it is like to look after Molly, who was recently diagnosed with fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE), as well as a newborn baby. She shares her story and the handy products that have helped their growing family adjust to their new way of life.
Can you tell us a bit about Molly?
If you’re an owner of a dog with a disability, you’ll know that little (and big!) toileting accidents are just an everyday occurrence. But just because your dog has more frequent accidents than other dogs, doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution. Enter puppy pads – an innovative and relatively inexpensive way to reduce toileting messes. Although puppy pads are usually designed for puppies who are in the midst of toilet training, they are also an ideal option for disabled dogs.
If you’re unfamiliar with puppy pads, there are many qualities you’ll want to look for when choosing the right one for your disabled dog such as the level of absorbency, odor control, and adhesiveness they offer. You’ll also want to consider features such as additional layers, environmental-friendliness, and whether the pad includes a built-in attractant.
To help you out, we’ve narrowed down the top three puppy pads on the market for disabled dogs.