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    Default Inside Pet Loo!

    Hi all,

    I'm sure I've read a post about the inside pet loo's before but not sure if it was here or not.

    My Buddy goes in a spot during the day downstairs underneath the bird cages! He gets out in the mornings, and he gets out at lunch times, and he gets out as soon as i get home, so i don't think that he's busting to do it, its just some kind of habit, or perhaps it smells funny because its in the bird area.

    Anyway, I was reading about the inside pet loo's, I'm not too keen on having to spend up to $400 for one (and cleaning it!) and I remember reading from someone about a home made one (with a plastic tub and sand etc).. I'm not sure how this would work as how would he get in it and / or wouldn't he want to dig in the sand etc... although i'm up for any suggestions!! (I could always just continue to leave newspapers down in that area I guess!)

    Any advice / ideas etc?

    Natalie

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    Hi natalie,

    I used a Pet Loo for my apartment and it was fantastic. I agree that they are a little expensive, but you can get them on ebay or the like too. It may not sound like a great idea buying it 'second hand' but they do have replaceable grass. Rather than buy the one they try and sell in the shop, i went to bunnings and bought a whole strip of the fake grass and cut it to shape. was about a fifth of the price.

    good luck

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    Hi Natalie,

    We've got a home made pet loo (2, actually) and it's great. We didn't want to spend $400 (which quite frankly is ridiculous) so we went to Bunnings too. We bought a couple of big storage containers that had good, deep lids (but not too deep the puppies couldn't get up on them), a strip of fake grass which we cut to fit the lids, and some kitty litter to put under the grass for absorbency. Our puppies love them and took to them really quickly. We live in an apartment and have the loos out on the balcony. You just have to make sure you pick up the mess daily (which if you have it inside I'm sure you would!) and change the kitty litter regularly, otherwise it tends to smell!

    Hope this help!

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    If you put a liberal dose of bicab soda under the grass, it would help absorb/delay the smell too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    If you put a liberal dose of bicab soda under the grass, it would help absorb/delay the smell too.
    Hyacinth, I didn't know this! But I'm glad you told us! Even though ours are outside they still tend to smell if we're not vigilant enough with changing the litter etc. I will definitely be doing this!! Thanks!

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    I have put off buying/adopting a dog because I have always lived in units and the unit I have just bought we aren't allowed fences. I work all day and my little dog will be inside and I feel bad about the toilet. This seems like the ideal solution.

    Pawmassage how often did you find that you needed to clean the pet loo? Did you find it alot of hassle or anything? I have a cat and I have gotten used to cleaning his litter tray once a week or so...

    I will be so excited if this is an option as it will give my cat a companion whilst at work as well... I have wanted a dog for years.

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    fitnhealthy,

    depending on whether you have the petloo on a balcony or permanently inside will determine how often.

    i used to pick up the poo each day (of course) and empty the catch tray for the wee daily also. the grass can be washed, and i did this once a week which was just fine.

    the whole concept may seem a little off to some people, but i really found it to be a great thing.

    i now have my dog outside, but i still need to clean up daily, so as long as you are committed to cleaning it and don't leave it unattended, it is no problem at all.

    good luck

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    Pet Loos are great!! It was a godsend when I moved into my new place. In fact the realestate agent told me that the only reason we were accepted into our current property was because we put in our application that we had a pet loo!! I didn't pay $400 though- I paid $335 including free delivery- was delivered to my door the next day!! Go to Pookinuk :: Buy - the pet loo (Pet Toilet) <div>The ultimate product in toilet traing - The Backyard in a box! The&nbsp;Pet Loo allows an automatic, simple to use, easy to clean pet toilet solution. Can be used with&nbsp;young or old dogs and is idea

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