Did you know that dog pads are not just for helping house train your pooch? They can be used in many situations where you need strong, super absorbent, leak proof protection that’s disposable. And if you need odor control as well, dog pads provide that too. Matt Clifton, the dog pad expert with OUT!, shared some other ways you can use dog pads around the home and in your car:
- Pet Crates and Carriers: To protect the bedding in your pet’s crate or carrier—so you don’t have to keep washing it—place a disposable dog pad on top.
- Pet Placemats: If your pet is a messy eater, use a dog pad as a placemat for their food and water bowls.
- Cat Litter Boxes. Most cats are good about going in their litter box but they usually scatter the litter everywhere once they jump out. And some cats pee on the side of the box, which can leak out onto the floor. Try putting a dog pad under the box to catch the litter and urine (it will also control the odor).
- Floors: What pet parent hasn’t wanted to scream when their dog or cat has left muddy footprints over their clean floors? Avoid this scenario by drying their feet thoroughly on a dog pad before letting them into the house. Matt also uses the pads for a runway for his dog Ranger when he comes inside to clean him off. They work great for quickly drying off paws to prevent tracking mud or wet paw prints though the house.
- Furniture and Bedding: Senior pets sometimes don’t get the signal to go until it’s too late. If your senior pet likes to lay on a couch or other bedding, that can lead to big messes. Cover vulnerable spots on your sofas and beds with a dog pad to keep them clean and dry.
- Water leaks: If you have a leak under the sink in your kitchen or bathroom, put a pad below the water pipe to catch the drips until you can get it fixed. This will help prevent the wood from rotting.
- Cars: Protect your car seats with dog pads if you’re traveling with a pet that gets excited or scared in the car and is likely to pee. If you’re traveling with a family member or friend who suffers from motion sickness, keep a stash of sturdy dog pads in your glove compartment.
As you can see, dog pads are very versatile. Matt suggests stocking up on an extra package or two—you never know when you’ll need them!
If you’ve found other uses for dog pads that we haven’t mentioned, please let us know in the comments section below.
To see the complete line of OUT! dog pads, visit https://outpetcare.com/products/pads