Removing Dog Urine

How to Remove Dog Urine

Removing Dog Urine - Zap dog urine smell and stains with some simple household remedies or very effective products designed for complete dog urine cleaning.

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Our advice is, start with the easiest and cheapest method and work your way upward 'til you find what works. Ordinary household products can make a very effective dog urine remover when promptly and properly applied.

For a successful removal, it's important for dog urine cleaning to be done thoroughly and quickly to keep your pet from using that area as his bathroom, especially during housetraining.

The odour must be completely eliminated, you can't fool a dog's nose (or even a person's nose) by covering a scent with pretty fragrances.

Here's how to clean dog urine from floor coverings and household furnishings, using household products that you probably have in your cupboard right now.

  • Blot ~ Using paper towel folded several times blot the urine up by stepping on the paper towel which has been placed over the stain. Work from the outside toward the middle to keep urine from spreading. Change toweling as needed and continue until dry.

  • Apply Vinegar Solution ~ Make a solution of half white vinegar and half water. Liberally pour or spray solution over the area using enough to thoroughly wet the affected area.

  • Blot ~ Wait 1 minute and blot as directed above. You can use rags or paper products.

  • Dry ~ Allow to dry completely either overnight or using a fan or other drying method (hair dryer).

  • Baking Soda ~ When the area is completely dry sprinkle handfuls of baking soda onto the carpet or fabric and work it deep into the fiber using your fingers or a brush. Leave it for 2 or 3 hours.

  • Vacuum ~ Remove the baking soda by vacuuming. This should eliminate all odour and keep your puppy from being attracted to that area again.

For stubborn urine deposits, try Nature's Miracle products. Their enzyme containing formulas get right down to the nitty gritty.

Removing dog urine is easiest if it's done before it has been allowed to dry and it has not soaked through the topmost layer of flooring.

If the urine has penetrated to the underlay follow the above directions then:

  • Lift or Cut Carpet ~ Expose the soiled area by removing the carpet from that area.

  • Remove Damaged Underlay ~ Cut away and discard all stained and soiled underlay.

  • Treat Floorboards ~ If stains have penetrated as far as the floorboards spray with "Nature's Miracle" (sold at PetSmart) which contains odour eating enzymes.

  • Treat the Underside of the Carpet ~ Spray any stains on the underside of the carpet with the "Nature's Miracle" before replacing it. You may need to replace the piece of carpet with another piece.

  • Steam Clean ~ Bissel makes a carpet shampoo especially for pet odour and stain removal. It consistently gets high marks from pet owners.

There are tons of dog urine cleaning products out there but our research shows that there are 2 products that get consistently high marks from pet owners. - Here they are!

  • Bissel Rug Shampoo with Pet Odour and Stain Removal
  • Nature's Miracle, contains enzymes that eat odours.

Do Not use Ammonia or products that contain ammonia, for the purpose of removing dog urine. The odour of ammonia encourages dogs to pee in that area.

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