How do Dog Rocks Work? It’s a common question we often get asked. Unlike other products, Dog Rocks don’t change the pH of your dog’s urine, making them a safer, 100% natural alternative.
Dog Rocks when placed in your dog’s water bowl will stop your dog’s urine from leaving brown patches on your lawn. They do this by lowering the amount of nitrate in your dog’s drinking water which lowers the nitrate levels in your dog’s urine. An overload of nitrates in urine will cause lawns to burn.
Dog Rocks provide a stable matrix and a micro-porous medium in which active components are able to act as a water purifying agent through ion exchange. So when placed in water, Dog Rocks will help purify the water by removing some nitrates, ammonia and harmful trace elements thereby giving your dog a cleaner source of water and lowering the amount of nitrates found in their diet. This in turn lowers the amount that is expelled in their urine.
Dogs do produce nitrates as a by-product from the protein in their diet, but the difference between too much nitrate that will kill the grass and the amount of nitrate that will be good for the grass is very small.
In order to boost consumer confidence in the product we have used specialist geologists from the Natural History Museum (Prof Chris Halls) and the British Geographical Survey (BGS, www.bgs.ac.uk) to test Dog Rocks and prove these results. When the Rocks are immersed in water, “an ion exchange takes place. In this way, the Dog Rocks™ change the chemistry of the dog’s drinking water and thereby reduce the burn of the grass. Such a mechanism would tie in with the observed decline in Dog Rocks™ function after a 2 month period as the available sites on/in the clay mineral become saturated.”
In summary, if someone were to ask you “How Do Dog Rocks Work?” here’s the very scientific answer: when this type of paramagnetic rock which has absorbing and retaining qualities is immersed in water, the para-magnetism creates a magnetic field within the water causing a change in the ion exchange, attracting the nitrates into the rocks itself; it is acting like a filter which is why after approx. 2 months it reaches a saturation point.