Yes, we love our pets—cats and dogs, the ones that pee and poop at times on our carpets and floors. Dogs can be trained to potty outside and cats will use a litter box; however, accidents happen at times. Do not be alarmed—the urine’s yellow-colored spot and the dog pee odor can both be removed with products you have at home. Dog pee removal from carpet is not a daunting task.
With no need to buy costly products, you can use clear distilled vinegar, baking soda, liquid dish detergent, water, and of course clean cotton white rags. It’s always best to use a white cloth since a colored cloth can transfer its color to your carpet. Do not use paper towels because the paper flakes off into carpet fibers and then you’ll have to clean that up. You’ll also need to use your vacuum cleaner.
How to Remove Dog Urine With Vinegar on Carpet or Tile
Mix one-fourth cup of clear vinegar and one-fourth cup of water in a plastic container. This should be enough to clean the spot. If not, use 1/2-cup of both liquids to remove dog urine from carpet. The ratio of water and vinegar is 1:1.
Pour it over the entire stain so that it soaks down into the bottom carpet fibers. Vinegar eliminates odors and once the carpet is dry, the vinegar smell will be gone.
Use the cloth to push the solution down into the fibers. Let it sit for 15-minutes or longer.
Blot up the wetness with another clean towel or rag. You’ll want to use a white cloth so you can see the color that comes out. Vacuum the carpet once it’s dry and that might be the next day. Keep foot traffic off the area once the dog urine is removed from carpet.
For a new or older stain on tile or other non-carpet flooring, use clear distilled vinegar of one part vinegar and one part cold water. Again, use a cotton cloth to wash the area that is stained or still smells. If it’s in the tile grout, use an old toothbrush to scrub it. Try it first on an inconspicuous tile area with a few drops of the solution. With vinegar being an acid, it can cut into the grout. If there’s no damage, then continue in the grout seam to remove dog urine stain and odor.
How to Remove Dog Urine With Baking Soda
Before vacuuming and with the carpet being damp, sprinkle baking soda on the area you’re cleaning to remove dog pee from carpet. If you still smell the urine, add more of the vinegar solution you used above.
Use a clean white cotton cloth to rub it in again. You can leave it sit for hours or even overnight.
If you don’t want to use vinegar on your tile, make a paste of baking soda and water to remove the urine odor. Start with 1/2-cup of baking soda and add enough cold water to make a thick paste.
Spread the paste thickly or liberally over the smelly/dirty tile even into the grout if it’s impacted. Leave this on for 30-minutes or more then rinse with cold water and a clean white cotton cloth or rag. You can also just let it sit until the carpet is dry then vacuum.
If the dog pee odor is still there, try an enzyme cleaner that aims at the proteins in the urine.
It’s great for not just the stain, but the stink. From stinky yellow pet urine and feces to vomit and other organic spills, this professional strength formula tackles them all.
It is certified gentle and safe and is chlorine-free and color safe. It’s safe to use around pets and children. There are no hazardous propellants and no residue left behind.
You can use it on carpets, floors, furniture, clothing, litter boxes, kennels, carriers, all pet living and sleeping areas and anywhere stains happen.
Keep a Spray Bottle of Vinegar Solution on Hand
When you have a puppy, who pees when just being petted or held in its excitement, a sick or elderly dog, a small kitten not used to the little box yet, you might want to have a spray bottle of 1:1 ratio of clear distilled vinegar and water handy under your kitchen sink. This will give you immediate access to clean the pee off your carpet or floors immediately. This gives you and edge up on removing dog pee.
How to Remove Dog Urine With Liquid Dish Detergent on Tile
If you can catch your pet urinating, a fresh stain is easier to clean. Just blot it with a white cotton cloth or rag. Again, don’t use paper towels because they shred and you’ll have to clean those bits up. Mix up a solution of about 2 tablespoons of liquid dish detergent to a cup of cold water. Wash your tile and grout again with this using a cotton cloth and toothbrush if necessary. Rinse the area several times with cold water to remove all the sudsy detergent. Let it air dry or towel dry.
Pet urine odor can smell like ammonia, since ammonia is in all urine, and the smell is offensive and distinctive over any other odor.
Dogs especially mark their territory even when no other dog is present. It’s their nature. If you don’t completely remove all of the dog odor, they will remark this same spot indefinitely.
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