|Barked: Wed Jul 28, '10 4:28pm PST |
|Bailey, I have crated my Greyhounds over the years at times and they have done fine as they prefer to not go in the place where they sleep. Greys are used to holding it during their racing years but this by no means means that I would do that to them regularly as it is not good for them in my opinion.
I have a friend who has had to leave her male dog alone for long hours for short durations and they found that belly bands work great.
Belly bands are designed to wrap around a male dog's body and cover his penis. It is a physical barrier between his urine and your furniture. A belly band is in fact a dog diaper.
Belly bands are not meant to be worn constantly, but rather as an aid when you want to allow your dog inside the house without the headache of keeping a constant eye on him making sure he doesn't pee on your furniture. You should remove the belly band when your dog has to relieve himself outside.
Older dogs often become incontinent and a belly band is an excellent method to prevent urine dribbles on your floor and carpet.
Belly Bands are made of a thick absorbent type of fabric, such as flannelette. They are wrapped around the dog and fastened by means of a velcro strip sewn at each end of the wrap. Usually a good fitting belly wrap requires no elastic and will stay in place quite well.
You can also use a self adhesive feminine pad or a incontinence pad inside the belly band. These will hold more urine than the belly band alone, and you won’t have to launder as often. Belly bands should be machine washable and reused as needed.
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