Senior dog bed wetting is a major problem for doggy parents everywhere. Sometimes there is just a little leaking and sometimes it’s a full-on accident. It usually starts infrequently and then becomes more common. Those of you reading this are probably nodding and remembering those nights when your spouse nudged you with the 3 AM, “Honey, I think we have an issue.” Up you jump from bed, grope for the bathrobe and slippers and grab the roll of paper towels, stack of old bath towels and jug of Nature’s Miracle. You quietly take your sweet old gal outside with a soft voice trying not to upset her or wake your spouse, who, by now, has dozed back off.
In the dim light of the bedroom, you mop and soak and mop and soak, leaving piles of towels for you to attend to at daylight. When you’ve got most of it, you groggily fetch your old gal from the backyard who, by now, just wants to come in and be loved, and you stumble back to bed hoping the alarm won’t go off too early in the morning. In the morning, you put in the full load of laundry – towels, dog bed cover, and sometimes the full dog bed. You tell yourself you love your old gal and feel so badly for her, until it starts to happen night after night after night.
This is part of of the journey of having a senior dog. Many of us have been there. We were inspired to start BarkBed Covers because of a beautiful, aging Libra (pictured here) who had numerous potty issues. We were changing her bedding every two or three days and we just got worn out unzipping, unstuffing and then restuffing and rezipping those giant dog bed covers. Sometimes our house looked like a kennel with all the towels and blankets layered on the dog beds. Thanks to mom, some great engineering and design, and some great sewers, we now have BarkBed Covers to make your washing a lot easier. AND, best of all, we now have 100% waterproof, breathable, quiet, washable BarkBed Covers protectors that are super-easy to take off the bed and put straight in the wash. Senior dog bed wetting is not fun, but it can be manageable.