Which brand of pee pad is most absorbant - or other ideas?

Hello all,

Just wanting to ask everyone's experience with pee pads. Trying to train Tayda (again) to use pee pads to relieve herself when we are not home. Today I had the thought that maybe she pees on them, and then they get full and she doesn't want to walk on them again so she feels she has no choice but to pee in her bed. So i'm wondering if there is an EXTRA absorbant pee pad out there? Or some other idea we can use besides pee pads.? We have a few washable pee pads that seem to hold a large amount of pee, so maybe that will be the answer, but it's definitely easier just to get the disposable ones.

Any thoughts on brands of pee pads and/or even those chux they use in hospital for people ? What is the most absorbant?

Just a thought– do you think you could train (or retrain) her to use a litter box?

I used the washable training pads for Spencer. I bought the large size and folded them in half and that worked. You could also try a rubber crib sheet underneath the pad for extra absorbance. Hope this helps!

I would love for her to be retrained to use the litter box - but in the last year and a half all attempts to retrain her have been unsuccessful. I have some washable pee pads as well - but they have a non-permeable backing on one side, so if i fold them in half, it doesn't really help. Do yours have the waterproof backing?

i've gotten washable crib pads. they work okay, but are probably more expensive than chux. i have washed them many times and they still are waterproof. i don't generally put them in the dryer though.

@Tayda_Lenny:

I would love for her to be retrained to use the litter box - but in the last year and a half all attempts to retrain her have been unsuccessful. I have some washable pee pads as well - but they have a non-permeable backing on one side, so if i fold them in half, it doesn't really help. Do yours have the waterproof backing?

Mine do have the waterproof backing. Sorry– my post wasn't clear! I folded a large washable pad to make it fit on a crate liner or I would wrap it around his bed for him to sleep on. At night, I would put him on a washable pad over a crib sheet in the people bed. The peeing wasn't my biggest problem, so it sounds like it might be worse for you. Spencer would go without knowing it in his sleep or from separation anxiety right beside the door. He didn't pee throughout the house, so I was able to manage it. Sometimes, I did have to mop up sticky pawprints, and I did take up the good rugs and put down cotton rugs that could be thrown in the washer and dryer. I also stocked up on thick towels.

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. It's hard on both of you. The chux might be a better solution, but I never tried those... or the disposable doggie diapers/belly bands, which probably would have been my next step.

I used the reusable washable hospital chux for my puppy but realized later that she was getting confused between the chux and regular blankets for her crate. I used to work long hours at the hospital, so when she was older I kept her in a circular play yard with her crate inside and a pee pad area on the opposite side. She would end up moving the pads around and yes, getting pee everywhere, so that wasn't so great.

I'm on a list to purchase puppy next year, and I think this time around I will buy one of those "potty patch" or "potty park" things. They are plastic liners with fake grass turf on top. The puppy pees on it, and the urine flows into the liner, and poo stays on top. That way, my new puppy will get used to the feel of grass on her feet, and it will smell like her potty (to her)all the time, (vs wiping a bit of poo on a clean pad as some suggest).

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