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Incontinent Absorbent Waterproof Under Pads Economical for Paper Training Dogs

by Barbara 31. July 2009 07:00

Question about the Medline ML-MSC281264LB 150 Protection Plus Deluxe Fluff-Filled Underpads 23 x 36 and the Medline ML-MSC281225 Protection Plus Fluff-Filled Underpad, Economy Weight, 23" x 24" (200 Each/Case)

Q: "I have a 10 week old puppy who will grow to no more than 12 pounds. Often, I am gone for 10 hours a day. My neighbor stops in some days to let the puppy out. I don't want to crate her all day. I tried the puppy pads but she prefers the bathroom rug. Would these underpads work? I see that similar pads in the store cost at least $6 for 18 pads that are 23 by 36." Thanks. Mary

Answer: Yes, I recommend the incontinence pads by Medline. My Boston Terriers refused to use the "scented" training pads. The smaller one came to me at 18 months from a home breeder and was completely house trained from the age of 7 weeks. Problems started after she was spayed. She cannot "hold it" like the other, larger Boston female I have. Ellie May also believes throw rugs are preferable to ceramic tile.  

I found that incontinence pads work well. Until we began selling the Medline products, I was unaware larger than 20 packs were available. I was buying 40 at a time, two packages and paying about 50 cents a piece for them. Usually we keep two pads in the larger bathroom and one in the kitchen when we know we're going to be gone for 6 hours or more and cannot find a "dog sitter" to let the girls out. We started with the smaller pads but truthfully I recommend the larger pads for lining a kennel and there is more room to squat.

The cost of the smaller Medline ones are about 25 cents each. The larger ones are a few cents more. Do realize that puppies can tear up any pad. The polymer pads are more expensive but less likely to be torn up.

Thanks for your question. Enjoy your dog.
Sincerely, Barbara

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