tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

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tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by Van Scot » Tue, 11 Apr 2000 04:00:00



I was told that adding tomato juice to my dog's water would prevent
their urine from killing the grass.  I had to start with just a few
drops because they wouldn't drink it. I'm finally up to about a
teaspoon. Has anyone heard of this remedy? It's only been about 8 days
since I started so I don't see any results yet.

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tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by Toni » Tue, 11 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> I was told that adding tomato juice to my dog's water would prevent
> their urine from killing the grass.  I had to start with just a few
> drops because they wouldn't drink it. I'm finally up to about a
> teaspoon. Has anyone heard of this remedy? It's only been about 8 days
> since I started so I don't see any results yet.

The sodium content in tomato juice is so high that it causes an increase in
thirst.
More water input equals a diluted urine output.

It's not something I recommend.

Look at
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/turf/Dog_lawn_problem...

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tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by WalterN » Tue, 11 Apr 2000 04:00:00


For those of you looking for a solution to your dead grass, consider this. A
dogs urine is naturally acidic because dogs eat a high protein diet. It is a
very natural by-product of a dogs highly acid digestion. Attempting to
change your dogs internal workings for the sake of your grass can be
detrimental to your dogs health in the long run and in my opinion quite
negligent. If you do not like your dog peeing on your grass, perhaps you
should take the dog for a walk instead of just letting it lie around the
yard all day where studies show dogs in this situation get little to no
exercise.


Quote:
> I was told that adding tomato juice to my dog's water would prevent
> their urine from killing the grass.  I had to start with just a few
> drops because they wouldn't drink it. I'm finally up to about a
> teaspoon. Has anyone heard of this remedy? It's only been about 8 days
> since I started so I don't see any results yet.

> --

> --

> _____________________________
> Van Scott
> Data Warehousing
> Enterprise Architecture
> Training

> voice:940.566.3503

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> enterprise warehouses & architectures."

 
 
 

tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by jims nildra » Tue, 11 Apr 2000 04:00:00


It's probably due to the vitamin c in it. I believe that vitamin c cures
grass killing and saliva stains


Quote:
> I was told that adding tomato juice to my dog's water would prevent
> their urine from killing the grass.  I had to start with just a few
> drops because they wouldn't drink it. I'm finally up to about a
> teaspoon. Has anyone heard of this remedy? It's only been about 8 days
> since I started so I don't see any results yet.

> --

> --

> _____________________________
> Van Scott
> Data Warehousing
> Enterprise Architecture
> Training

> voice:940.566.3503

> "A disciplined approach to constructing
> enterprise warehouses & architectures."

 
 
 

tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by Marie Castellan » Tue, 11 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Very well said!
I will add...I taught my 18 month lab to go in a certain area.  I mulched
the area and now he only goes in that particular area.  Any dog can be
taught this with a little effort.
Marie


Quote:
> For those of you looking for a solution to your dead grass, consider this.
A
> dogs urine is naturally acidic because dogs eat a high protein diet. It is
a
> very natural by-product of a dogs highly acid digestion. Attempting to
> change your dogs internal workings for the sake of your grass can be
> detrimental to your dogs health in the long run and in my opinion quite
> negligent. If you do not like your dog peeing on your grass, perhaps you
> should take the dog for a walk instead of just letting it lie around the
> yard all day where studies show dogs in this situation get little to no
> exercise.



> > I was told that adding tomato juice to my dog's water would prevent
> > their urine from killing the grass.  I had to start with just a few
> > drops because they wouldn't drink it. I'm finally up to about a
> > teaspoon. Has anyone heard of this remedy? It's only been about 8 days
> > since I started so I don't see any results yet.

> > --

> > --

> > _____________________________
> > Van Scott
> > Data Warehousing
> > Enterprise Architecture
> > Training

> > voice:940.566.3503

> > "A disciplined approach to constructing
> > enterprise warehouses & architectures."

 
 
 

tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by Steve Cran » Wed, 12 Apr 2000 04:00:00


I doubt tomato juice would have any such effect at all.
The reason for the grass killing urine is excessive
protein in the diet. The kidney converts the excess protein
in the diet to urea which is excreted in the urine. Urea
is a very powerful fertilizer. Just as if you dumped
excessive fertilizer in one spot, so does the urea cause
the "browning". Simply find a food with a lower protein
level. You rpet obviously does not need the high protein
level you are feeding it, since so much of it must be
excreted.
Quote:

> It's probably due to the vitamin c in it. I believe that vitamin c cures
> grass killing and saliva stains



> > their urine from killing the grass.  I had to start with just a few
> > drops because they wouldn't drink it. I'm finally up to about a
> > teaspoon. Has anyone heard of this remedy? It's only been about 8 days
> > since I started so I don't see any results yet.

> > --

> > --

> > _____________________________
> > Van Scott
> > Data Warehousing
> > Enterprise Architecture
> > Training

> > voice:940.566.3503

> > "A disciplined approach to constructing
> > enterprise warehouses & architectures."

 
 
 

tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by LC Fishi » Thu, 13 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Just put some water down on hte grass where the dog urinates and this will
dilute the acidity.  This does work.  
 
 
 

tomato juice solution to grass and dog urine

Post by Meliss » Thu, 13 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Lower protein doesn't always do the trick....Bear can bleach a patch of
grass in one shot. Urinate on it 9PM at night. By morning it is yellow
and dead. And he was ON low protein. I shutter to think what it will be
like now that he's back on high (a total other story).

I like the squirting water on the spot though.

Melissa

Quote:

> I doubt tomato juice would have any such effect at all.
> The reason for the grass killing urine is excessive
> protein in the diet. The kidney converts the excess protein
> in the diet to urea which is excreted in the urine. Urea
> is a very powerful fertilizer. Just as if you dumped
> excessive fertilizer in one spot, so does the urea cause
> the "browning". Simply find a food with a lower protein
> level. You rpet obviously does not need the high protein
> level you are feeding it, since so much of it must be
> excreted.


> > It's probably due to the vitamin c in it. I believe that vitamin c cures
> > grass killing and saliva stains



> > > their urine from killing the grass.  I had to start with just a few
> > > drops because they wouldn't drink it. I'm finally up to about a
> > > teaspoon. Has anyone heard of this remedy? It's only been about 8 days
> > > since I started so I don't see any results yet.

> > > --

> > > --

> > > _____________________________
> > > Van Scott
> > > Data Warehousing
> > > Enterprise Architecture
> > > Training

> > > voice:940.566.3503

> > > "A disciplined approach to constructing
> > > enterprise warehouses & architectures."