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If your installation was done properly to start with, it will be difficult for your dog to ruin the grass that easily. It also depend on how big is your dog. A big powerful dog can tore up almost anything. When the installation was done correctly with nails every 4-6 inches apart along the perimeters of your turf, your grass should be very securely affixed to the ground. However, if your dog keep pulling on it consistently, I am afraid that the edges will getting loose up and eventually fail. So the only way I can think of is to train your dog not to pull the artificial grass, not to chew and not to eat it. 


Technically you can use artificial grass for kitty litter, the product won't hurt and not harmful, but I doubt it will work well for your cat. It is very natural for dogs to do their business on grassy surface, it might not true for cats, I personally think the traditional kitty litter will work better, this is just my own opinion.


I personally don't know if anyone has used artificial grass for chicken nesting boxes, but technically you can use it. Our artificial grass is designed and manufactured with harm to human and animals and is safe for applications around animals. 


Artificial grass is made of polyethylene and polypropylene materials, and the fibers are not porous, so the dog urine won’t be absorbed into the fibers therefore turf won’t be discolored or faded by dog urine, there might be residues on the grass surface which can be easily rinsed off leaving the colors in good state. 


I have never seen artificial grass applications for fish tanks, this is truly an interesting and unique question. It is obvious that you can use artificial turf outside the tank, but to use it inside a fish tank, we are not sure about it and at this point, we won't recommend you to use it inside the fish tank only because we haven't done any testings for this application and won't know how soaking the turf inside a fish tank will affect the fishes inside.


Artificial grass is made of plastic, which is not something animals or pests would enjoy. So the answer is no. I haven't experienced any cases of our artificial grass being eaten by rabbit or any other animals. 


All our artificial grass products have gone through rigorous wear and tear testings before we bring them onto the market. The test method we use is "Lisport", and most of our products last more than 10,000 cycle or more. Therefore, our turf is very durable and can handle dog activities without a problem. However, the word "digger" is a concern in your questions, even though our products are durable to handle regular traffic and activities, but it is not meant for "digging" or "chewing" or "eating". I think you will need to train your dog for not to do such things on any artificial grass or any surfaces as abusive behaviors such as digging will damage the artificial grass.

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You sure can. Our artificial grass products are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, it will be very ideal to have it for an aquarium as it functions well even gets a bit wet. When installing turf indoors permanently, you can use regular turf glues: 

for secure and stable results. Depends on the traffic, you can choose any products of your preferences by visiting to our product page: If your installation to be temporary, you can use double sided carpet tapes or velcro to secure the artificial turf down on the sub floor.

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Gophers won't be likely to destroy the artificial grass, but can definitely cause damages and ruin the installations: In areas where gophers is a known issue, we recommend installers to use gopher wires as a layer of installation underneath the grass. Not often that gophers will get through the turf itself, but they will dig out holes under ground and create lumps and dents on the artificial lawn surface which will make your grass looks bad. I haven't heard any cases of gophers come through the turf, but I do see issues of gophers' activities under ground create terrible looks on artificial lawn surfaces. When installing the gopher wires, you would like to put it before you are building your sub bases to prevent gophers from going into the sub bases. For more details and how to install gopher wires with artificial grass, please go to this link:

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Technically speaking, all of our artificial turf products are good with pets. We design and manufacture turf products with pets in mind! All fibers are strong and resilient and most of drainage designs can can handle dog urine effectively. Just to name a product would be easy: Pet Turf. This is a product with shorter blades, which make it easy to clean up and a bit difficult for dog to pull and chew on. The shape of the fiber is "U": one of most durable engineered blade design, drainage on this turf is superb for urine discharge. If installed with zeolite infills, nothing can go wrong with this product for your pets. Here are the links for Pet Turf and Zeolite infills:


It might but rarely. Our artificial turf is designed to drain exceptionally well, sometimes the dog urine residues can stay and might have smell to it especially in hot dry weather conditions. If it is ever the case, you can easily take care of by spray with vinegar or our Pet Odor Neutralizer:


In reality, we don't come across dog smell issues as often. Our artificial grass drains so well, and if installations were done properly, the dog smell situations can be minimized early. Here are some suggestions I have to prevent, minimize and get rid of dog smells:

1. At the installation, use Zeolite as artificial turf infill, some people even go extra miles by putting a layer of Zeolite underneath the turf. Zeofill serves as an agent to neutralize urine odors, you can find the details regarding this product here:

2. Use a hose garden attached bottle filled with vinegar and spray down the smelly areas, or

3. Use our Pet Odor Neutralizer to attach onto a garden hose to spray down the smelly areas, this product will not only get rid the dog smell, but also provide a fresh cut lawn scent. Here is the link:


Absolutely! One of the best benefits of artificial grass is that it is perfect for dogs to play on and do their business on. All of our turf products have excellent drainage capabilities and great for dogs, a lot of our end users are dog owners and they all see how great the turf system works for their loved ones. We also offer products to help with dog pee such as zeolite infills which can absorb or neutralize the urine smell, here is the link for detailed information on this product:

Also, we offer product to use with your garden hose spray on to the turf to get rid of urine smell and give you fresh new cut lawn smell, here is the link for our Pet Odor Neutralizer:

People also often ask what should I do if dogs poo on the grass, the answer is simple: pick it up as you do on the natural grass, you can rinse off the turf should you need to clean it.


This is a pet training question. So dogs tend to dig on certain surfaces including both artificial turf and real grass. Even though we make our products at high tuft bond: the strength of hold the turf fibers in place is very high, at an average of 8 newtons, but with consistent digging and pulling, turf's integrity will become weaker over time. More importantly, no one would want the dogs to chew or eat artificial grass regardless of the fact of our turf product is 100% safe for humans and animals. We design and manufacture our turf to be safe for people and pets to contact and play on, but not to chew, eat, digest and swallow. Like any other safe products out there, safety does not refer to be damaged by external force and abuse. So the suggestion is to train your dogs not to pull, dig or eat turf. I personally have a German Shepard, I have to train him before he stops messing up with the turf. 


Yes, Pet Turf will be our top recommendation for your application! This artificial grass come in with special design fiber forming a "U" shape which is very durable and help the flow of dog's urine as well. Being an unique fiber design, this turf also looks natural as its "U" shaped blades reflect light differently than a flat surface. Most impartially, this Pet Turf has a great drainage system, it drains more than 12 feet of water per hour! Besides durability and drainage, we have made this product short and dense which not only make it easy on your dogs' feet, but also make extreme easy when it comes to clean it. We recommend to use our deodorizer to spray down the area whenever necessary, you can fined the details on the spray product by clinking on this link:

Simply attach it to a regular garden hose, and spray! It gives a fresh lawn smell and sweep away the dog smells!


The urine will flow right through the turf, exactly as it does on natural grass. 


Hi Linda! Thank you for your question. No need to use any chlorinated products, disinfectants, bleach, or high acid or alkaline chemicals on synthetic turf. Just rinse it with water. To neutralize smells, you can use Pet Odor Neutralizer. It's a live liquid enzyme, non-toxic, has over 150 billion microorganisms per gallon and quickly dissolves odors/bacteria. Pre-wet surface; shake the bottle well before use. Attach the nozzle to the water house, and rinse the surface; it dilutes 2 oz per gallon of water.  

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