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by Margo Merrill
(South Loop, IL)

Disposable Doggy diapers seem to be made in China, even if sold in the USA. Being that China country is so polluted, we have to wonder what chemicals are in the doggy pad part of the diaper? I am unable to find out.

My little 4lb Pom has been using disposable diapers for a year and some of these disposable doggy diapers have a strong chemical smell even after one small wee. It can get really noxious smelling. Dogs do get infections from some of these diapers, and there is no information on it. It is best to find a way to use washable diapers instead. We must look for dangerous chemical free disposable doggy diapers.

Putting human pads inside a diaper doesn't work, as it's not absorbable enough and with the plastic sticky stuff the other side of it, it means the urine cannot even go down into the diaper pant, which could have been added absorbable security. Perhaps we can mold cotton wool into a pad ourselves?

Anyone had this problem? Do you know what chemicals are in the Disposable doggy diapers? It should be written on the packet, but it is not. I am still searching for this information.

Editor Comment on Chemicals in Doggy Diapers

Hi Margo,

It's concerning that you're experiencing issues with disposable doggy diapers, particularly with strong chemical smells and potential health risks for your dog. I understand that it's challenging to find information about the specific chemicals used in these products, as manufacturers are not always transparent about their materials
and processes.

While I cannot provide you with the exact chemicals used in disposable doggy diapers, common chemicals that might be found in such products include:

Dyes: Artificial colors and dyes are often used to make the diapers visually appealing.
Fragrances: Chemicals used to create a pleasant scent in the diapers can sometimes cause irritation or have a strong smell.
Superabsorbent polymers (SAP): SAPs are used to increase absorbency, but they can cause skin irritation in some cases.
Adhesives: These are used to hold the diaper together, and some types of adhesive may emit a strong odor or cause irritation.
Plastics and synthetic materials: These materials may contain phthalates, which are known to be potentially harmful, particularly when in contact with the skin.
One alternative you mentioned is using washable diapers, which can be a more eco-friendly and potentially safer option for your pet. There are many washable dog diapers available on the market that are made with organic or chemical-free materials, which could be a better choice for your Pom.

As for your suggestion of molding cotton wool into a pad, you could try that, but it may not be as absorbent as a commercially available diaper. If you choose to go this route, make sure to use high-quality, unbleached cotton wool to minimize the risk of irritation.

In the end, it's essential to monitor your dog closely for any signs of irritation or infection and consult with a veterinarian if you have concerns about the products you are using.


Editor and Publisher
Dog Health Guide

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