Beyond Incontinence: How Pet Parents® Products solve other pet health needs

Beyond Incontinence: How Pet Parents® Products solve other pet health needs

"Moreover, in a lot of cases, it can also be used for rescued pups. Rescued pups aren’t fully potty trained, or take some time getting used to their new home and environment, which results in housebreaking them and getting them into a routine."

There was a time when diapering a dog seemed like only something a very unconventional pet owner would do. But times have changed, and more and more people have recognized that dog diapers and belly bands can help add quality to their dog’s life.

Aside from urinary and fecal incontinence, let’s take a look at some of the medical and behavioral common use cases of these pet products that you can focus on when marketing these to your customers.

Potty Training

Potty-training can be a stressful process for both your customer and their new little fur baby. New puppies are still adjusting to their new homes and can’t fully control their bladders yet, hence the mess everywhere at home.

While diapering their dog in this situation is only temporary and won’t replace the basics of house-training, it can prevent unwanted messes until your customer’s fur-baby baby gets the hang of things.

Moreover, in a lot of cases, it can also be used for rescued pups. Rescued pups aren’t fully potty trained, or take some time getting used to their new home and environment, which results in housebreaking them and getting them into a routine. These pads are perfect for helping those pups get settled into their new home!

The diaper is helpful in the following ways:

  • Limits floor, carpet, and furniture messy clean-up (it can be challenging to eliminate strong urine/fecal odor)
  • Informs pet parents that their dog had an accident.
  • Effective and affable to use when arriving at a new place since dogs are frequently more prone to pee or poop unexpectedly at a new place.

Excitement Urination
Once a dog becomes house trained, there may still be times when they become so excited they accidentally pee without squatting or lifting their leg. This usually happens to adolescent dogs during playtime, when they greet your customer after work, or when a stranger comes into the house. And even if the dog is potty trained already, he can pee anywhere at home when he gets overstimulated. Dogs will usually grow out of this behavior and gain better control over their bladder. A dog diaper or belly band will protect your customer’s furniture, floors, and even their shoes from getting ruined in the meantime (often during play and high-energy greetings).

To stop dogs from peeing when excited, pet parents can lessen their enthusiasm upon arriving at home, reward good behavior, and teach other responses for your pet to make when they begin to be excited: Stay, Sit, etc.

Submissive Peeing

Submissive peeing is often observed as psychological effects in rescued dogs, shelter dogs, and dogs who lack confidence. Dog diapers and belly bands can be a great help for accidental peeing at home especially when your customer’s dog is being greeted by somebody he still doesn’t trust, being punished for something he did or when there is a traumatizing history of an unpleasant experience after peeing. Submissive peeing happens as your dog’s way of expressing that the event, action or situation is scaring him.

Pet parents can help put a stop to this by constantly exposing them to new faces and new circumstances and strive to guarantee that their new adventures are fun and happy; not punishing or reprimanding them for submissive urination (this will only make the dilemma damaging) and; promoting rewards.

Marking

Like people, dogs are incredibly social creatures that have their own way of communicating with each other. One way dogs communicate is through urination. Both male and female dogs will mark, though it’s far more common in male dogs. Marking is when dogs urinate on upright objects and hard surfaces like on the leg of your dining table, on the corner of your living room sofa, etc. And even if they are fully potty trained, dog diapers and belly bands are helpful in this situation because there will still be those times dogs will choose to show their dominance (thus the marking and setting of territory), like when your customer will suddenly bring home a new male dog from the shelter, or when there are other dogs in the area.

Dogs in Heat
Though all breeds vary, female dogs will generally come into their first heat cycle between 6 and 18 months of age. This heat cycle will last for approximately two weeks and during this time, a female dog will discharge blood. Diapers are helpful to prevent the female dog from staining those precious rags, carpets and sofa covers! Many breeders with un-spayed dogs will use diapers to contain the bleeding as well as to prevent any unwanted pregnancies.

Kidney Failure

Kidney failure happens when your customer’s dog is exposed to toxins and infections that causes the kidney to lose its capabilities to function well for the body. A dog that has a kidney failure will drink too much because they are always thirsty, their bodies are warmer than usual, they will urinate more than usual, too. Just how stressful this can be for pet parents and for the dog to always go out of the house to potty. Dog diapers and belly bands lessen the stress because by then, pets can pee whenever they want, wherever they want.

Pyometra

Pyometra is a uterine infection in female dogs. This happens as a result of hormonal changes in your customer’s female dog’s reproductive tract. The high progesterone level will cause a thick lining around the uterus and this will become an ideal environment for bacteria. Dog diapers are a great help because a dog with pyometra will urinate more often and it is possible that blood-tinged pus will drain from the dog’s vulva.

Cushing’s Disease (hyperadrenocorticism)

This happens when a dog has high levels of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is considered to be one of the body’s natural steroids that helps the body to adapt to stress, regulate body weight and other features of good health. But too much of this will weaken the immune system. Cushing’s disease will cause, excessive panting, hair loss, increase dog’s thirst and increased urination along with increased appetite thus the need for dog diapers and belly bands.

Gastrointestinal (GI) Upset

Dogs can also experience digestive disorders from time to time. This can include diarrhea, pancreatitis, small intestinal malabsorption to name a few. These GI problems will cause your dog to poop more frequently and sometimes they will be having a hard time controlling when to and when not to,  These results in discomfort for the fur-baby and can create an extremely messy clean up for your customer since they can’t hold their pee or poop that long, but the good thing? You offer washable diapers in your store so they don’t have to worry about it anymore!

Contact us here to learn more why dog diapers and belly bands are beneficial in many different scenarios throughout all stages of dogs’ lives, from the puppy stage to adulthood, all the way to seniority.

"Cushing’s disease will cause, excessive panting, hair loss, increase dog’s thirst and increased urination along with increased appetite thus the need for dog diapers and belly bands."

The Author:

Micka V.

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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