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Belly Band- Clean up

I have a question for all of you who have a boy in a belly band 24/7, regarding how you clean him (his privates), how often, and with what.

I have a new boy in my house who is a marker and he has been in a belly band 24/7. I worry that because there is urine in the pad, most of the time, that his sheath and belly and hairs are constantly "dirty". I dont want him to be uncomfortable or have any kind of bacterial issue.

What do you use and how often???
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I had a stud staying with me for 3 weeks, and because he had just recently used his, um, "equipment" for the first time, he was unreliable. We kept a belly band on him all the time. First of all, we always lined the belly band with a pad, which absorbed the moisture away from him. Every time I took him outside to potty, I changed the pad if there was ANY wet on it, so he rarely had any wetness in contact with him for long. Very little actually got on him or his coat. (and he's in full coat) In the evening, I wiped him down with wipes. Twice a week, I gave him an "undercarriage wash", but this was mostly because between his long thick coat and lifting his leg to pee, he often managed to pee on his coat when outdoors for pottying.

But I also kept him right with me or in his crate when he was in the house, the way you would a pup who wasn't house trained. Any time he tried to lift his leg, I corrected him with a sharp "No!!!" since this isn't exactly the same as a pup who needs to learn where it is OK to potty.

He learned quickly that it wasn't going to be tolerated, which lead to fewer times that he wet his pad. By the end of his time with me, he was still wearing his belly band, but it was completely dry at the end of most days.


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Thanks Karen, I do change his pad every time he goes outside. Just got some wipes and will wipe him down each time too. Just don't want him to be uncomfortable or stinky.

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