Does Female Dog Urine Cause More Brown Lawn Spots Than Male Dog Urine?
There is a common perception that female dog urine causes more lawn burn marks than male dogs. While not all female dogs’ urine cause burn marks and while a fair number of male dogs’ urine does, there is a higher tendency for female dogs’ pee to ruin lawns far more than when male dogs urinate.
Why is this so? What is it about female dog urine that makes it more harmful to grass?
Many people wonder if it has something to do with the different physical makeup of the genders. But, in fact, it’s not what’s on the inside that makes a difference…it’s actually how the different genders urinate that is the answer to this question.
What this mystery ultimately boils down to is the way in which female dogs pee: they squat and urinate in one place, which can create a pool of urine. On the other hand, male dogs tend to wander around the lawn and pee in a variety of spots, with smaller concentrated amounts in each location. Even the fact that male dogs lift their leg to pee helps spread the urine around a broader area, which minimizes the damage to the grass.
Also keep in mind that the size of dog makes a difference. If you have a large dog, regardless of whether they are male or female, they are going to have a larger volume of pee than a small dog. Although, you will find that most young male puppies will squat to pee and this can cause more damage to the lawn that expected. Male dogs tend to learn to lift their leg to pee when they are around a year old, and this behaviour is not affected whether or when they are neutered. Some male dogs will always squat to pee, which would affect the concentration of urine leading to more burn marks, but this is rarely the case.
For both male and female dogs, the cause behind the burn marks in your lawn is largely due to the high amount of nitrogen in dog urine. Some nitrogen can be healthy for your lawn, but too much in a concentrated area causes a burn effect in the same way that too much fertilizer would damage your grass. It all comes down to how much nitrogen is in your dog’s urine and how concentrated the areas are where your dog tends to go pee. While gender has something to do with this, there are certainly more factors at play than simply whether you have a female dog.
Regardless of whether you have a male or female dog, Dog Rocks works to eliminate dog burn marks naturally. Simply by placing your Dog Rocks in your dog’s water bowl, the rocks remove ammonia, tin, nitrogen and other impurities from your dog’s water naturally. What this means is that, when your dog goes pee outside, his or her urine acts to hydrate the grass rather than burn it with excess nitrogen. If you’d like to learn more about how Dog Rocks work, check out our FAQ section here.
Dog Rocks are completely safe for both your female and male dogs and work as effectively with dogs of both genders. Even though your female dog will still be squatting to pee and leaving larger, concentrated pools of liquid, the pee will have a lower number of nitrates. This means that while you use Dog Rocks, your dog’s urine will help contribute to your grass’ growth!
Many other solutions are costly, time-consuming, or potentially risk the health of your dog. Be cautious of remedies that work to lower the pH level of your dog’s urine, as this may not be safe for your dog, and isn’t as effective as a nitrogen-reducing solution, such as Dog Rocks.
Whether you have a female or male dog, Dog Rocks is a safe, effective, and reliable solution for lawn burn marks due to your dog’s urine. Instead of investing time and money in other attempts to bring your grass back to life, simply place your Dog Rocks in your dog’s water and leave the rest up to nature!