When most people think about housetraining their dog, they rarely think about dog diapers. Most may not even know that dog diapers even exist! However, doggie diapers can be a helpful tool in housetraining a young or new pet. They also can help with a dog battling old age, mental impairments or incontinence issues.
What are Dog Diapers?
If you are sitting there asking yourself what in the world dog diapers are, well, they are exactly what you think they are. They are diapers patterned after the children’s variety that help deal with urinary issues. They are good for new pets that haven’t been fully housetrained yet. They also work for older dogs that are battling a urinary problem.
Dog diapers could also be used if you know you will be out of the home during the day or night for an extended period of time. In addition, doggie diapers are perfect for long car trips or visits to homes or places that may be unfamiliar to your pet. They provide extra security for accidents that could potentially happen in the future.
Like infant or even adult diapers, doggie diapers come in single-use disposable form. They are also available in washable, reusable cloth form. Some of the reusable types come in flashy, borderline flamboyant styles that add some personality. Others are bland and non-descript so as not to drawn any unnecessary attention to your dog.
Cost and Availability of Dog Diapers
When it comes to the cost of diapers for dogs, you can expect to pay around the same amount as you would pay for diapers for children. Packages of disposable diapers for dogs will cost as little as $5.00 at some stores. They can be purchased at national retail chain stores, your local or chain pet store or at numerous online outlets. Washable cloth diapers cost about the same. They are also available at most pet stores and online.