Hello! We have a 1yr. old English Bully, Agador. We’ve noticed that his urine is killing our grass in the yard. I’m nervous to give him a supplement or pill that is on the market to even out his acid levels. We feed him Wellness, grain free, with a little coconut oil mixed in. Our other dog (an Aussie), has never killed the grass with his urine so I’m baffled on this. Any suggestions?!
Tired of our Dead Grass Spots (Jane)
Actually, unless the grass is totally killed after peeing just once in a particular spot, I wouldn’t worry. There are lots of theories behind dog pee killing grass. Some people think it’s only a female dog’s urine that leaves grass dead. In reality, all urine will eventually kill grass.
The grass is burned out in the areas where a dog pees because of the high concentration of nitrogen in the urine. The nitrogen can even accumulate over days if it hasn’t run off from rain.
It has nothing to do with acid levels or male/female. To combat this problem you can walk your Bulldog to a new area of the lawn to pee. Unfortunately, this can be an added chore to those of us who just let the dog out into the fenced in yard. It also doesn’t help that many Bulldogs prefer to pee in the same spot each time they urinate.