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Internet’s Guide: What Is That Smell? How to Clean Your Pet’s Urine

According to Suite101.com:

“The smell of urine from pets can ruin the most beautiful of homes.What  makes it especially difficult to deal with that urine odor is that after only a few weeks, the unwary pet owner may develop an insensitivity to the smell, not realizing how offensive it really is for the visits of both family and friends.

The smell of urine from pets is more than a shame for the owners of the house.  If you are thinking of putting your house up for sale, the unpleasant smell will directly affect the sale price. “

If you have a pet, especially a dog, there is a high probability that you have already experienced a few urine accidents in your home. Hopefully he only had a few and now his adult dog is already fully educated and would not think of peeing inside.

But how about if you have a new puppy or an adult dog that you adopted and you have not been properly trained in the art of not messing your house?

The first thing I recommend is to buy a box and immediately begin training to tame your dog.

Prevent the Problem Before It Starts

The best way to prevent dog urine from ruining your home, the smell, the comfort and even the value of your home is to get a good workout with your canine companion.

For a detailed and enlightening discussion on how to prevent problems with your dog’s bath, box training, and other helpful tips to get your dog up in the right place, read my article on list 3 cat urine remover.

You will meet Meredith, a lost bitch who I rescued from the side of the road on the way to work one morning, and I followed her routine of peeing until she became a nearly perfectly educated bitch.

Most cats are very easy to handle because they instinctively look for surfaces that allow them to bury their waste. A litter box filled with a few inches of clean sand is all the encouragement that most kittens need in order to evacuate in the right place.

Do not Get Misconceived-Accidents Happen

Even after your puppy is completely domesticated / trained or your kitten already has experience using the litter box, if you are a pet owner, from time to time you will need to clean up any accidents.

Your dog might have a temporary episode of diarrhea or drink plenty of water and wait too long to be able to walk. Your cat may present a problem in the urinary tract and evacuate it out of its box, or even vomit a ball of hair.

Adult pets, like the elderly, occasionally have an accident of this nature.

The reality is that as long as you live with animals, as with children, you will have cleaning problems.

Once you have done your best to get your pet well educated, all that is left is to anticipate the occasional accident and have the materials needed to do a deep cleaning.

Cleaning Pet Urine Stains on Carpets and Rugs

Your dog’s urine is a combination of ammonia, bacteria, hormones, nitrogen and uric acid. Uric acid is the one that creates a persistent odor even after you have cleaned the stains. It can be especially powerful when the air is moist.

Because the sense of canine smell is one hundred times more potent than that of humans, it is important to remove any trace of smell from the urine. If you do not, your dog will likely return to the same place to do his / her needs – especially if he / she is not completely domesticated or walks too long outside to evacuate.

Follow these steps to thoroughly clean urine stains and odor on carpets and rugs:

  1. Use paper towels or other absorbent material, such as a cloth or cloth, to dry most of the urine.
  2. Pour clean water over the area and dry again the moisture with clean paper towels – Continue to dry until the yellow disappears.
  3. Apply a natural homemade cleaner (see below) or an enzyme-based preparation such as Nature’s Miracle or Urine Off and let it sit for the prescribed time.
  4. Use more paper towels to continue drying as much moisture as you can and let the stain dry with air – avoid walking on it while it is moist.

Depending on how long the urine has been there, you may need to repeat steps 3 and 4 at least once to remove all odor and yellow spots.

Suggestions for safe and natural urine cleaning products:

  • Combine one part hydrogen peroxide with two parts of water. Allow the mixture to sit in the area for five to ten minutes before the moisture dries.
  • Undiluted white vinegar. Soak the area thoroughly and let stand for a few minutes before drying.
  • Sodium bicarbonate. Cover the area with baking soda and let it sit for a few hours. Then suck.

Cleaning Other Pet Disasters

If your pet poops on the floor, you will probably and hopefully leave a solid, dry disaster, which you can clean easily with a napkin. For your peace of mind you will leave no trace on your carpet.

Or not.

In case you get a small stain on your carpet, wipe or dry gently with a damp paper towel or a clean, damp cloth, then do step 3 (and 4, if necessary).

If the disorder is more extensive, such as diarrhea or vomiting, first collect as much solid or semisolid material as possible by using something flat like a piece of cardboard and discard it. Try not to crush or water the clutter further during this process.

Then perform steps 2 through 4 above.

Other Additional Tips

If you prefer to purchase a cleaning solution for pet stains, there are many available at pet stores – some are even specific for cats or dogs.

Of course, do not make the mistake of using a regular carpet cleaning product that you have available instead of a specialized pet formula.

Products that are sold specifically for pet disasters contain bacteria and enzyme digesters that effectively eliminate stains and odors on both carpet and rugs, and without causing damage or discoloration to floor material.

If you first try something different on the stain, and then use a specialized formula for pets, you may not get the same result you could get with a pet product only.

No matter how bad the stain looks or smells when you discover it, do not use a brush or fiber to clean it, as this could quickly destroy the texture of your carpet or rug, and you do not need to brush it – trust me !

If you are patient and follow the above mentioned steps for stain removal, even if you have to repeat the process several times to remove the entire stain, there is a very good chance that the stain will not be noticeable after it has completely dried.

Even carpets and light colored carpets can get their natural color with a proper cleaning agent and good technique.


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