Oh, no — it seems that your pooch is drinking from the toilet again! Although you’ve given Fido an excessive amount of water in his dish, it still might not quench his thirst. Maybe he has a thing for porcelain drinkware? Regardless of the situation, when a dog drinks from the toilet bowl, they can be putting their health at risk. From harmful bacteria to chemical cleaners, there are a variety of bad things that could be picked up when drinking the water. To prevent the this from happening, here are a few solutions:
Start With the Door
One of the simplest ways to prevent Fido from drinking water from the toilet is to keep the door to your bathroom closed at all times. Although it may seem quite difficult at first, you’ll eventually grow accustomed to making this a daily task. When you keep the door closed to the bathroom, your dog won’t be able to open the door — which will make it nearly impossible for your pal to drink from the porcelain throne. You’ll feel a lot better knowing that your dog won’t be able to drink from your toilet — and your pooch will thank you in the long run!
Put a Baby Gate Up
If you’re set on keeping the door to your bathroom open when not in use, then it may be wise to invest in a baby gate. Usually, on the inexpensive side, these moveable gates can prevent your beloved pooch from entering any area of your home, and specifically the bathroom. When it comes time to shut the bathroom door, you can always remove the gate for a few minutes and then put it back up once the bathroom is no longer in use. Additionally, a baby gate won’t damage your doorways and as mentioned earlier; isn’t a permanent fixture since it can be moved at any time.
Lay Down the Lid
Another way to keep your pooch from entering the toilet bowl is to keep the lid shut when the toilet isn’t in use. Although this sounds like the simplest of solutions, it may take some time to adjust to this easy solution, because it’s very easy to keep the lid open after each use. If you’re not set on keeping the lid shut, then you can always just resort to keeping the initial bathroom door closed as the best solution. As much as you love your pooch, it’s important to keep them safe, since toilet bowls can harbor some harmful bacteria and germs — and this is one of the many solutions that will help prevent this from happening.
Although we can’t help train your pooch (we would if we could), don’t hesitate to reach out to our professional plumbing technicians if you encounter any plumbing problems. We are here to help ensure that your plumbing system is running efficiently. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.
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