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    Default Dog bed toppers, covers for the incontinent dog?

    Any ideas? I want something that will absorb the urine, keep the bed and dog dry, and stay in place.

    Approx. size of her dog beds is 24"X36"

    I see something from Cabelas that is close, but it is pricy plus I am leery of it staying put. This is for an 11-year-old Lab who is blind and occasionally leaks during her sleep. I mention that she is blind because I worry she will get tangled up in something that does not stay put---this happened with the car seat cover and it was pretty sad.

    Here is the the "Buddy Beds Incontinence Dog-Bed Topper" that I saw for sale from Cabelas for $79.99, which I will try if it is the only choice:

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    I just noticed that the mattresses in the portable baby cribs are about the same size as the dog beds. I wonder if those would work.

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    Why not use the medication that stops leaking and keep her dry that way?

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    Look at the 'KORANDA' beds, they can be ordered with an open weave fabric on them that lets the moisture drain right through. They come in lots of sizes, and make some to fit inside crates. If she stays indoors you could put one in a crate or in a crate pan so the pan would catch the urine as it falls through the bed. Good Luck. PS, I have these beds inside the house and in the outside kennels, the dogs love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    I just noticed that the mattresses in the portable baby cribs are about the same size as the dog beds. I wonder if those would work.
    We've been using baby mattress covers for a long time, they work for us. my wife buys them so I don't know the cost but they are not $79.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk56 View Post
    Why not use the medication that stops leaking and keep her dry that way?

    Meredith

    If medication solves the problem that's the direction I would take but it's not doing the job on our 14 yr old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repaupo View Post
    We've been using baby mattress covers for a long time, they work for us. my wife buys them so I don't know the cost but they are not $79.99.

    Alan
    I need to remember that for the next old man...

    We currently have all the insides of the foam mattresses enclosed in plastic (bought the fancy plastic liners and then just went to heavy duty garbage bags - I have a gazillion dog beds), this way the urine doesn't seep into the foam. All our beds have removable covers.

    On top of the bed we put a reusable/washable pee pee pad.

    We also lay an old folded up bed sheet under the doggie bed.

    No matter what we do, the old guy does end up laying in his own pee a little bit...the pad, the cover on the doggie bed and the extra bed sheet help whisk away most of it, but no matter what there is still a level of dampness.

    I can't use the kuranda bed for him because he needs space to maneuver(arthritis) so locking him up in a small kennel to force the use of the kuranda is a no-go. And in the space he does have, he wouldn't lay on it (I do have 2).

    And the meds no longer help him. And actually because of his degeneration in the rear end, the normal med given for incontinence was actually causing more issues (UTI's).

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    Lots of choices on Amazon. I'm going to try the Pack N' Play Portable mini crib pad (27"X39"X5") for $20.99, which allegedly will wick away moisture.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. She doesn't have accidents very often so it could be awhile before I know if it works well.


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    For my whelping box I use washable incontinence pads,they can be bought in different sizes through medical supply websites or medical stores. They wash nicely, absorb liquid well. They fit nicely on kurunda or other dog beds or in place of a towel or rug.
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