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    lab13 is offline Senior Member
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    Defaulturine burns grass

    This might be a dumb question to ask but is a healthy female lab supposed to burn the grass with her urine or not??

    I have noticed that where my one lab goes she does burn the grass and where my other lab goes she doesn't . Why??

    Is it that they are different in metabolism or what??

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    DefaultRe: urine burns grass

    Yes they do. There are some products that you can give your dog that are supposed to neutralize the urine. As to their effectiveness I can't say. Bob Pr. had a great solution for this. Take your dog out to the same place every time and after she has relieved herself throw a bucket of clean water on the spot.
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    DefaultRe: urine burns grass

    http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/turf/do..._problems.html

    And if you "Google" grass dog urine you'll find some links with recommendations on which grasses are most resistant to dog urine.
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    DefaultRe: urine burns grass

    Geez Bob were your ears burning? ;D
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    DefaultRe: urine burns grass

    It's common. Out of our 3, only our spayed female burns the grass. Our two intact labs don't. Go figure. They also say you can give your dog a little tomato juice or sauce, and that helps adjust the acidity in the urine.

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    DefaultRe: urine burns grass

    Mocha's only burns it in the summer when it's hot out we tried the water think last summer and it worked well I just kept a gallon jug on the deck and poured some on the spot after she went. I didn't see any burning after that.
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    DefaultRe: urine burns grass

    I just follow Buck out into the yard during the warmer months and pour water where he pees. Keeps the grass green

    I keep a 5 gallon bucket of water and a mug right near the door.

    Seriously, I don't know what else works better than this. I don't like the idea of feeding him something to avoid grass burns
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    Our Max would burn the grass. He was nutered. We tried the tomato juice with him. Worked great and he loved it. We would pour a little over his dog food and he'd slurp it right up. It was cute.... he'd sit and lick his chops until my husband would pour it over his food. We did also try some pills that were supposed to help but they were just more of a pain to give than the juice, and of course, more expensive. Don't know if our new baby burns the grass yet. Madison is almost 5 months old.
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