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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Disinfectant for pee paws?

Having the worst aim ever, Bellamy will occasionally pee on one of his front paws. I mean, sometimes it's even a constant stream of piss onto his paw This wouldn't be such a huge deal, but he's a service dog, and nasty pee paws are obviously a big no-no for public access.
Are there any disinfecting wipes safe to use for his paws, or a safe wipe solution that I can make at home? He doesn't do it a lot and luckily it hasn't happened before taking a trip to the store or elsewhere, but I'll feel a lot better taking him out in public and having wipes on hand just in case he does it.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 03:18 PM
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I've heard that urine is sterile. That being said, get yourself some baby wipes. If it's safe for babies it's safe for dogs.
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Yes, that's true. Urine is sterile, except for any bacteria it may pick up from around the external urinary tract opening, which is why doctors ask humans to wipe themselves really well down there, then collect a midstream sample if they need to check you for a UTI.

However, it DOES smell, and will stain the fur. Doesn't he lift his leg to pee? How young was he when he was neutered?

I'm willing to bet he was neutered quite young, which is probably why this habit developed.
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Is this your first male? I swear mine aims at his legs.

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Doesn't he lift his leg to pee? How young was he when he was neutered?

I'm willing to bet he was neutered quite young, which is probably why this habit developed.
Actually, my guy is a yr old, not neutered and is only sometimes lifting a leg. All it takes is deciding to pee and not moving a front foot/leg far enough forward! We just figure by the time we're done with the walk, his foot/leg will be dry. (shrug)
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Maybe that’s it. I’m pretty sure my intact adult male just has the worst aim possible. He will sniff around a good spot, taking forever to get a bead on exactly what he wants to cover, and then let loose at at least a 45 degree angle from what he’s trying to hit. Frequently he will miss a tree entirely. He gets his front legs all the time.

When he does soil his own paws he will immediately wash himself thoroughly. So in his case the paws aren’t what needs disinfecting.
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Doesn't he lift his leg to pee? How young was he when he was neutered?

I'm willing to bet he was neutered quite young, which is probably why this habit developed.
Actually, my guy is a yr old, not neutered and is only sometimes lifting a leg. All it takes is deciding to pee and not moving a front foot/leg far enough forward! We just figure by the time we're done with the walk, his foot/leg will be dry. (shrug)
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Yes, that's true. Urine is sterile, except for any bacteria it may pick up from around the external urinary tract opening, which is why doctors ask humans to wipe themselves really well down there, then collect a midstream sample if they need to check you for a UTI.

However, it DOES smell, and will stain the fur. Doesn't he lift his leg to pee? How young was he when he was neutered?

I'm willing to bet he was neutered quite young, which is probably why this habit developed.
Hate to break it to you, but males can still pee on themselves even if they lift their leg to pee. Mine does.

OP: Baby wipes or grooming wipes are your best friend. There’s also a leave in conditioner called The Stuff that is supposed to repel urine.
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I used to do that as well......




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Walking them thru deep snow will work in a pinch 🙂
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