My lawn goes through many cycles, it seems to largely depend on the health of the lawn. We can go from lush with no urine burn to almost dirt in summer to green, patchy & urine burned like we are experiencing right now.
Any dog on any diet can create urine burns in the lawn. Bitches tend to do a better job because they squat close to the ground so they deliver a very concentrated amount to the lawn.
I will presume these lawn burns are created by just one of my dogs whose preference is to toilet around the washing line, I'm going to hedge my bets on Ginger seeing as my boys like to toilet against bushes.
Nitrates in the urine is what creates the burn and diet can be relevant, high protein diets and diets high in nitrate rich foods such as Beetroot, garlic, meat, leafy greens, citrus fruits, nuts and seeds & watermelon.
Now, rather than restrict your dogs diet as these foods are healthy and beneficial, learn more about how you can improve the health of your lawn.
There are lawn specialists you can hire or you can simply spend some time on Google. Remember, whatever you put on your dogs lawn will go into your dogs body so make sure it is safe.
In non-water restriction times, simply diluting urine with water is the cheapest and easiest way.
There is a product called 'dog rocks' that claims to filter out impurities from water such as tin, ammonia and nitrates. Also, the product can't deal with high protein diets so if your dog is on a high protein dry food or raw fed this product might not work for your dog.
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