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Dog Diapers for Poop: Do They Work?

It is common knowledge that most pet parents use dog diapers for their furbaby’s pee and to be able to prevent urinary accidents. But how about fecal accidents? Are dog diapers for poop? Do dog diapers for poop work, too? In this article, we will give you more information about this! We will talk about dog diapers for poop and find out if they work well with diaper messes, especially your furbaby's poop.

"Urinary accidents are more common than fecal accidents in dogs but the latter’s clean up can be more difficult."

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Fecal accidents in dogs

Urinary accidents are more common than fecal accidents in dogs but the latter’s clean up can be more difficult as your dog’s poop can differ in texture (hard stools versus wet ones), smell, etc.

Also, compared to urinary accidents where you just have to soak it up with some cloth and apply an enzyme cleaner, fecal accidents require you to pick up or scoop after your furbaby’s dog stool, to dispose it properly, and apply an enzyme cleaner to the area. Some pet parents find it too much of a trouble and are completely grossed out! Not to mention that your furbaby may end up stepping in their poop and spreading it all over your house or even eating it.

If only there is something that can prevent fecal accidents... like dog diapers. Like dog diapers! Yes!

Dog diapers for poop

Do dog diapers work for poop? Not many may know but dog diapers actually work for poop! Though most healthy dogs find it awkward to pass stools while wearing diapers, diapers are still able to contain poop if your dog does indeed poop.

Dog diapers, like Pet Parents® Washable Dog Diapers, have sewn-in pads that can keep in both fecal and urinary diaper messes. These diapers also have elastic tail-holes that accommodate your furbaby, allowing a good stretch but not enough for leaks. Plus, they are washable and come in packs of three! You can have one being worn by your dog, one in the wash, and one on hand, just in case!

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Who needs dog diapers for poop the most?

Dog diapers for poop are needed most by dogs who are:

  • new to potty training
  • suffering from fecal incontinence (According to the American Kennel Club, elderly dogs, even those that have never had accidents in the house, may lose control of some bodily functions, like urination and defecation)
  • suffering from gastrointestinal problems
  • paralyzed or have some mobility issues
  • whelping (to help them prevent soiling the whelping box and their pups)
  • traveling
  • and a lot more!

Making dog diapers more functional

For the dog diapers to work well for your dog and be able to contain poop properly, there are a few things you need to consider and do to make it more functional.

First, your diaper should be able to fit your furbaby well. Do not guess your dog's diaper size. Measure your dog's waist in front of their back legs. If your dog is in between sizes, factor in their weight; i.e. a heavier dog, go up a size, a skinnier dog, go down a size. A diaper that’s too big for your dog will fall off and a diaper that’s too small will not fit and will limit your dog’s ability to move freely.

Also, your chosen dog diaper should also be made from premium materials to make it last. Although a single pack of disposable diapers can be cheaper, washable diapers are great investments as it can last for many years even when being used daily. Washable dog diapers also provide a better fit to prevent a diaper mess without falling off.

Pawtect® Pads go hand in hand with dog diapers for that extra leak protection. These have large, wide zig-zag stitches accompanied by the sturdy, straight stitches that make for one strong binding. This secure, triple-stitched binding ensures that you don't have to worry about messes.

Washing Instructions

Doing laundry for poopy diapers is not as challenging as you might think. For Pet Parents® Washable Dog Diapers, you can follow these steps to machine wash your dog diapers for diarrhea or poop. First, turn the diaper inside out so that the white fabric is exposed then make sure to rinse well the poopy mess in the diaper. Remember to only wash on permanent press (warm water). Do not use bleach or fabric softener because this can affect the absorbency of the diaper. Poopy diapers may have lingering stains and it is recommended to use dawn dish soap to treat stained areas before washing as usual.

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There are also the Pet Parents® Wash Bags that are the ultimate pet laundry and dog diaper bag. This dog diaper bag was created to make doing your pets' laundry easier and worry-free. This also extends the lifespan of your favorite Pet Parents® products. Pet Parents® Wash Bag has features that include a durable loop where you can hang it up using the laundry loop to prevent mildew or simply as hanging storage. This dog diaper bag also has an elastic zipper cover to prevent zippers from opening while in the wash.

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"Pet Parents® Washable Dog Diapers, have sewn-in pads that can keep in both fecal and urinary messes. These diapers also have elastic tail-holes that accommodate to your furbaby, allowing a good stretch but not enough for leaks."

So, do dog diapers work for poop? Yes, they do! Fitted washable dog diapers are a great way to prevent a diaper mess from getting on your furniture, floors, or rugs. Dog diapers for diarrhea and poop can be a life-safer for pet parents who can’t take another mess.