So you have a new addition to the family… a dog! This can be an exciting and fun time, but now the potty training begins. Or maybe you already have another furry friend in the home that has already been housebroken and have no more need for all of those potty pads stored in the closet. Whatever the case may be, those potty pads can be used in a variety of ways whether they’re for potty training or otherwise.
Underpads, Chux, and Bed Pads
Disposable underpads are sometimes referred to as bed pads or chux and are typically square-shaped. Available in a variety of absorbencies and sizes, these underpads or chux feature an absorbent zone on the tope and can have a cloth-like or plastic backing. They are fantastic for dog potty training purposes, but can also have many other practical uses around the home, office, or vehicle for both you and your dog.
Uses for Underpads, Chux, and Bed Pads with a Dog
If you live in a large city where apartment lifestyles are common, immediate access to a backyard to allow your dog to relieve him or herself may not be possible. Using underpads, bed pads, or chux to train your dog inside can be a lifesaver. If you are crate-training your canine, these underpads can be used as a liner. This will make cleanup and disposal easy and convenient.
Placemats and Protecting Floors
Placing a smaller underpad beneath food and water bowls can help save hardwood floors or carpeting from spills or messy eaters. Cleanup is easy and your floors will stay dry. An underpad placed at the entryway to the home can be a great way to dry off your pet’s paws after a walk outdoors and keep the rest of your flooring clean.
Protect Your Clothing
Puppies are prone to accidents, especially when they get excited. Older canines that are experiencing urinary incontinence may also occasionally leak when they jump up on you. Also, some dogs shed their hair more than others. Using underpads to protect your clothing from leaks and shedding hair is a great way to put those underpads to use.
Furniture and Car Seats
Underpads, bed pads, and chux can also be used to protect furniture from spills, soil, or other unexpected accidents. Whether you have a child that likes to take their snacks to the family room, need to eat a meal on-the-run in your car, or driving your dog back from a rainy day at the park, underpads can save your furniture and vehicle from getting ruined.
Surgery, Sickness, & Veterinarian Visits
After a procedure at the veterinarian, a dog can experience incontinence and sickness. While a dog is recovering, underpads can be used as added protection to help absorb any leaks or fluid drainage from the surgical site as well as contain any vomit if they happen to get sick. Visits to the veterinarian are sometimes stressful and an unexpected accident can result.
Grooming at Home
If you groom your pooch at home, underpads can be used to catch all of the hair below your dog, making cleanup quick and easy.
Donate Unused Underpads, Bed Pads, or Chux
If you would like to help others in need, including pets and humans alike, unused underpads can be taken to a variety of places that accept incontinence products and can put them to good use such as the following:
- U.S. Diaper banks
- Local animal shelter
- Humane society
- Senior citizen’s center
- Homeless shelter
- Salvation Army or Goodwill
- Place of worship
- Assisted living community
As you can now see, underpads, bed pads, and chux have many more uses than just absorbing leaks from incontinence. These home delivery incontinence products help protect your flooring, clothing, car seats, bedding, and furniture. Just because your canine has graduated from potty training or a family member has overcome their incontinence problem, doesn’t mean those incontinence underpads need to go to waste. The underpads, bed pads, and chux we carry at Personally Delivered can help with almost any situation.
For questions about any of the underpads, chux, or bed pads we carry at Personally Delivered, give us a call. Our Product Experts are just a phone call away and always happy to help!