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Diapers for Dogs: When and How to Use Them

For dogs???

Indeed. Doggie diapers are just like human baby ones—with a little hole added for their tail.

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If you’re wondering why you might need to swaddle your pup in a diaper, you’ve come to the right place. Common reasons for doggie diapers include:


Some dogs, due to age or underlying medical conditions, are unable to hold their bladder. It’s nothing to get worked up about. A diaper can help. They contain odor and intercept stains around your home. Just remember, if your dog has only recently become incontinent and you’re not sure why, make an appointment with your veterinarian to get to the root of the issue.


If you’ve ever had a female dog, you’ll know that heat can get messy. Trust us, we’ve been there. To avoid stains around your house, as well as the excessive licking that typically occurs during heat, try a diaper.

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Just like humans, as our canine companions age, they can struggle to hold their bladders—especially at night. A doggie diaper can head off those embarrassing accidents and help everyone get a good night’s sleep.

Three quick tips for using doggie diapers.

  1. Make sure you select the diaper of the right size, sex and absorbance for your dog. From little boys to big girls, use our quick quiz to find the perfect product for your pooch.
  2. Make sure you change the doggie diaper regularly—you’ll get a feel for how often your dog needs to go. This will make sure they’re comfortable. And always change the diaper before bed, so they’re not uncomfortable overnight.
  3. Changing diapers can get messy, so wear gloves to avoid getting urine or feces on your hands. Plus, wash your hands thoroughly when you’re done. Obviously.

Now that you’re an expert, diapers don’t seem so far-fetched. Ultimately, they’re available to help your dog live a more comfortable life and keep your relationship healthy.

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