Dogs are adorable creatures especially with their cute and clever antics! We love their way of playing, how they go to look, run, jump, roll, lick us affectionately, pee everywhere on the carpet and … we must afterwards take care of the smell of dog urine on the carpet in addition to stains.
Dogs can be trained at home and let us know when they need to go out to do their homework, but before that happens – and sometimes too – the inside of your home becomes the dog’s marked territory. The stains and odors of small mishaps can leave a lasting impression on rugs and carpets, furniture and other objects in your home if they are not treated immediately.
If you are lucky enough to catch your dog relaxing around your favorite mat, follow the dog training steps and immediately watch for the puddle of urine. Use a cloth or paper towel to absorb as much damage as possible, then clean the area with a mixture of cold or warm water (never hot) and some kind of cleaning agent.
Peroxide helps eliminate stains and odors, but should not be used on certain fabrics. A little dish washing liquid mixed with water can also do a good job on these fresh brands.
For older spots, you will need to take slightly more radical steps. Organic cleaners work best on stains of this type and should be chosen rather than chemicals.
If you use chemicals, peroxide becomes your friend again because it can act as a powerful stain remover. Again, you will want to dilute with warm water and apply it on the area. A little scrubbing will be necessary, but this should be done as gently as possible, depending on the type of fabric.
If we are talking about carpets, a vigorous scrubbing will probably be acceptable because the fibers are designed to resist.
If the soiled items are washable fabrics such as clothes, towels or small rugs, the stains should be washed.
Put the item in the washing machine with the usual laundry detergent that you would normally use and bleach safe for the colors (the whites should be made with regular chlorine bleach).
The best way to remove the smell of dog urine as well as stains, is to avoid having them in the first place, which can be accomplished through careful and meticulous training.
If occasional accidents happen, do not lose your head. Treat the dog the proper way and rest knowing that in most cases the pee will be removed.