Ladies, do you know what’s worse than having your period?
Your dog having hers.
It doesn’t matter that this troublesome event only happens twice a year. I’m certain many girl dog owners will agree, it’s a pain in the derrière.
So imagine my surprise when after sharing my woes with a local pet shop owner, she informed me that no, it wasn’t necessary to put a preemie disposable diaper on your canine (Now she tells me, after I’ve ruined at least five trying to cut the right-sized slit for Roxy’s tail.)
The reason? Because there’s something called “sanitary pants” that can help.
Sanitary pants? Sound too retro? It did to me.
Before she even pulled one out, I had visions of little Roxy wearing two-inch thick granny pants.
But instead, it turns out that “sanitary pants” resemble the sanitary napkin belt from the 1940’s.
They have a little opening on the inside that accommodates a little liner which, of course, can be replaced.
Having to replace the liner is no picnic, but it beats having to clean blood from the rug or floor.
Sister Roxy is more than happy to model her latest accessory.
While this is not be the subject of my usual posts, I thought it helpful to share with you the knowledge that little inventions like these exist.
There is no need for you or your pet to be miserable during this difficult period. No pun intended.
Without sullying her little doggy bed!
So if any of you have shared the misery of your dog’s “time of the year,” know that this might be helpful.