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    What are dog rocks, please?

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    Dog rocks are a commercial product that you buy. They are actually a rock and you place the rock in the water bowl. I was incredibly sceptical at first but it definitely worked.
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    Hmmm, interesting. I will keep this rock in mind.
    I have always found my males to be worse than females, but simply due to the reason that their urine seems to travel further around the lawn. I would always try and hose it each day, but with Zed's water aggression problem, that was difficult!

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    Males causing urine burn isn't very common. Their urine can kill grass if they urinate in the same spot all the time, but usually they urinate around edges too which seems to hide it as well.

    It would be interesting to see if diet is linked to this issue.

    Most of the btiches I have had in over the years do not cause any problems, but there have been some where I have noticed the burn patches within days. I have also had a few in with continued cysytitis and the current girl has had struvite stones removed surgically twice now. Struvites are linked to alkaline urine. Is it diet that creates the alkilinity and acidity I wonder?

    Some say that the bacteria causes the urine to turn alkaline with UTI's, others say it is the alkalinity that encourages the bacteria. It is a chicken and egg thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
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    Ha Anne, our block is on a hill and slopes. So Zed's urine would travel downwards in a huge arc. Gosh that dog could pee!!! Therefore we have been left with massive dead trails, rather than smaller circles like I've always encountered with the bitches.

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    Hi Everyone

    Yes our concern is grass as we rent so we need to be very concious of what the dogs are doing. We noticed that the grass was dying everywhere Diesel would urinate so it would be a coincidence if that wasn't what was causing the grass to die.

    I'll def look into the rock thing and see what DH thinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    Hi HM..

    I just found the link to watch the ACA segment online, hope this is of some help for you.


    A Current Affair - ninemsn Video
    Thanks for the link. I'll have to watch it at home as my stupid work computer is having a "moment" to itself!!!!!
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