Why do pets need nappies or diapers?There are many different reasons you might be considering using a pet nappy for your dog, cat or even farm animal. Utilizing a nappy can help to protect your home and your health from pet mess. Nappies can allow you to keep your furry family member with you inside or extend their lifespan and life quality rather than having to alienate them outdoors or euthanize them when pet mess becomes too stressful to manage and you are not sure what else to do. There are many reasons an owner may choose to use a pet nappy but the top reasons that people most frequently use pet nappies or pet diapers are:
- Female dogs in season
- Senior pets suffering incontinence
- Post-surgical and special needs related continence issues
- Unwanted marking and urination behaviours and
- Anxiety and travel urination
What are the different types of dog nappies and diapers?To understand what the best choice of nappy is for your pet, you need to know your options. Currently on the market you can choose between disposable and reusable nappies for both male and female dogs. We are going to explore these different types of dog diapers and their pros and cons and things you need to consider when it comes to materials. You can use this handy flow chart to work out what style of nappy or diaper you are going to need for your pet. In short, male dogs suffering from urine concerns only will require a belly band. Male dogs suffering both urine and faecal incontinence with require a male dog specific full coverage nappy or a combination of a belly band and a regular dog nappy. Female dogs on heat require a nappy designed for heat or incontinence and female pets with incontinence either urine or urine and faecal need a nappy designed specifically for incontinence.
The different types of pet nappies and pet diapers currently available and some of their positives and negatives.