I do a lot of dog rescue work and used to go through a lot of wee wee pads.
It felt horrible to fill my trash can with disposable potty pads, so one day, I decided to do an internet search to see if there were any other options for someone like me. That’s when I found these Simple Solution Large 2-Pack Washable Training and Travel Pad on Amazon. I ordered a few to give them a try. Five years later, they are the only wee wee pads I use.
What Are Washable Wee Wee Pads?
The pads are basically like any other bed wetting pad you might get for a child’s bed, but these are tan and have cute little paw prints on them instead of the bright, white color of the disposable pads. When a dog goes pee on a white pad, you see that yellow circle of pee right away, and I hate that. With these pads you see a slightly darker area, but it’s not nearly as obvious or unsightly.
Depending on how often your dogs go potty, you may want to stock up and order a few. I have 6 of them and simply rotate them as needed, tossing the used pad into the washing machine before laying out a fresh pad. It’s great for when I go out of town, and even my dog sitter told me that he liked them a lot more than wee wee pads.
What Do They Cost?
The pads I reviewed are sold in packs of two, and two large Simple Solution pads will cost about $25 if you have Amazon Prime. That’s cheaper than many packs of disposable wee wee pads and will last a lot longer. I’ve saved so much money since I switches over.
How Do They Hold Up?
I’ve been using these training pads for 5 years, and other than some slight fading–which is normal considering I have washed them hundreds of times with bleach–they are in great shape. I’ve been using these pads for years and they have no odor to them. You can see they are a little smaller than your average door in size and fit nicely in a quiet corner of your house. I like the color because it blends in with my wood floors a little more than those stark white wee wee pads that stick out like a sore thumb. I also love that I’m not filling the local landfill with plastic-lined potty pads.
Cleaning & Care
I recommend washing these pads separate from your regular laundry. Sometimes I mix in the old rags I use to clean around the house. I also recommend washing them in hot water with bleach to sanitize them and keep them fresh and clean.
Ease Of Use
I had no problem getting my pups to use them. I just put these where the potty pads used to be, and the dogs started using them immediately, just like they had been using the old disposable wee wee pads. So if your dog is already using wee wee pads, you probably won’t need to do any additional training. However, if your dog is new to pads, you may have to do a little work to help them understand what they’re for.
I’m a big fan of the Simple Solution Training and Travel Pads and tell all of my friends who use wee wee pads. Have you ever used them before? Do you use disposable pads? Let me know in the comments below!
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