We love our dogs and we also love a nice, green lawn. Can they coexist?
Thanks to lawn and animal behavior experts, Dr. Ilana Reisner, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Nick Christians, professor at Iowa State University, we don’t have to settle for one of the two. They agree that the culprit of lawn damage, those unsightly brown spots, is the nitrogen in the urine.
Don’t withhold water from your pets, that will concentrate the nitrogen. Instead, give your dog extra water, you also may add water or wet food to their dry food to increase water intake; it may dilute the urine enough that it doesn’t damage grass.