Synthetic vs. Real Grass

Monday, August 07, 2017 05:43:07 PM America/Los_Angeles

dog resting on the grassWhy Avoid Synthetic Grass?

Indoor dog grass pads are an excellent solution for keeping a dog happy and comfortable while you're away at work or out of the house – but not all pet pads are created equal. In particular, many indoor dog potties on the market today use synthetic grass, usually made from plastic, to cut down on costs. Unfortunately, though, that's bad news for your pup.  

Why Synthetic Grass is Bad for Dogs

While many manufacturers may claim otherwise, synthetic and real grass are not equal – and synthetic grass is significantly worse for your dog than real grass.

For starters, it's important to understand that left to their own devices, dogs will not relieve themselves on synthetic grass. While synthetic grass looks similar to real grass for humans, for dogs, the difference is beyond obvious. Because their sense of smell is so strong, synthetic grass is hardly similar to real grass for a dog. To account for this, manufacturers will spray a chemical urine substitute on the grass to encourage your dog to mark the territory. These chemicals are harsh for dogs, and with repeated exposure, they can start to take a toll.

Synthetic grass also takes more work to keep clean and sanitary. Unlike real grass, synthetic has no microbes or bacteria growing in the pad. This means urine has to pass through the grass entirely and collect in a catch basin, which you then have to clean. A real grass pad like DoggieLawn contains naturally-occurring microbes that break down pet urine, neutralizing odors and keeping everything sanitary.

Finally, synthetic grasses emit something called VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. These are basically chemical fumes – which is not something most people want in their home or around their pet. The only fumes that real, authentic grass emits are the pleasant smell of a well-kept lawn, which is safe for you and something any dog loves.

Order a Balcony Grass Dog Potty with Real, Authentic Grass

At DoggieLawn, we pride ourselves on our grass. We use only real, 100% naturally grown grass in our dog indoor potties, ensuring the utmost standards of safety, cleanliness, and dog-friendliness. Furthermore, our pet grass pads feature an innovative soil-free design, which helps keep DoggieLawn pads cleaner and more hygienic than many competitors. Our pet pads are beloved by dogs and dog owners everywhere, and if you're interested in learning more, we'd love to help. Feel free to contact us if you have more questions about the question of real vs. synthetic, and if you'd like to see the difference for yourself, just order your first dog patio potty online. Once you see the difference that an indoor dog potty made from real grass can make, you'll never want to be without it!