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Burning grass!

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by maizie0_0, May 19, 2010.


  1. maizie0_0

    maizie0_0 PetForums Member

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    I'm using this, first got it about a month ago. It does seem to be making a difference. Though my lawn is still a mess from before, it looks like there aren't new burnt patches.
     
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    How do you use it? Can you use it on puppies?
     
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    It's like it says - rocks! You put them in the water bowl and leave them there, and it says they remove nitrates and tin that occur naturally in water.
    It doesn't say anything about puppies, but shouldn't do them any harm as it's making them drink water with fewer chemical elements to it. You are supposed to replace them every 2 months. Giving filtered water should also remove nitrates and tin. Cost-wise buying water filter cartridges should be about the same but has the advantage that you can drink nicer tasting water too.
     
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    So you put them in the bowl of water, when I change the water just leave the rocks in there? Don't the dogs eat them?
     
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    i use them as well. havent noticed a huge difference, but thats coz my lawn is a state anyway. should notice once the new grass hopefully grows in eventually!!

    one of my dogs picked one of the rocks out once lol. but generally they dont even bother with them. they kinda wondered what they were when we first put them in, but now its just normal for them to be there.
     
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    Slightly off topic but all the same it may help - my neighbours swear by diluting the dog pee after they have gone - they let her out and when she has peed they just use a watering can and literally water the pee down to dilute it!!

    xXx
     
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    A friend of mine adds a teaspoon of tomatoe ketchup to her dogs food,apparantly it neutrelises the acids that burns the grass.Iv not tried this myself as my girls dont to it (generally a boy dog thing!) but worth a go,as its alot cheaper!!
     
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    I thought it was mainly females that burnt the grass?
     
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    I've done this too and it works, but is tricky at night when you're trying to follow two dogs at the same time!
     
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    Yes, maybe because they pee out a lot in one spot. Males often pee little and often, so it's more scattered around. Males can burn the grass if they pee in the same place consistently.
     
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    Don't know about acids, but in biology at school I was told that auxins which work as plant growth hormones were present in pee. In high concentrations they burn the grass, in lower amounts they act as fertiliser - that's why you get a ring of faster growing grass around the burnt patch. This may be incorrect, but if it is, track down my teacher Mrs Archer and take it up with her!
     
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    yeah it is true :thumbup:

    i was told about the tomato sauce/ juice thing too
     
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    Am sure you are right,probably not acids.
    All the male dogs iv ever known seem to do it,and not the girls,how strange!
     
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