How to Get the Smell of Pet Urine Out of Carpet

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B Swope

Subject: tried and true

I've been using the vinegar/water mix for years to rid the carpet of pet odors. It's always worked well for me. I like the baking soda suggestion and if I get in a position where V/W doesn't work, I'll give it a try. Thanks for the suggestions Angie's!

Linda Amendt

Subject: Pet Urine in Carpet

Your recommendation is good. Remember, you may want to soak up the residual moisture with baking soda. Cover it with a paper towel and place a heavy book on top and let it sit overnight. Remove paper towel the next day and see if the baking soda is yellow or white. If white, let it air dry until it can be vacuumed up. If yellow, repeat the process.

ferg

Subject: pet urine odors

The only way to get rid of urine odor is to use a product that has an active enzyme in it. Vinegar will only temporarily get rid of the odor. If the urine gets into the pad of the carpet, you're sunk. If you replace your carpet, it may be worth while to get a pad that has the plastic cover to prevent it from getting wet. I've done this and am happy I spent the few extra dollars.

Beverly Keenan

Subject: Pet accidents

Do the paper towel trick but then cover the area liberally with table salt. It will wick the urine out of the carpet. Then use the vinegar,

Susan

Subject: Cleaning pet stains and odor from carpets

We have experienced dog urine stains and odor in carpets and have found most commercial cleaners are ineffective. In addition, most carpet cleaning companies are unable to remove the odor. We had one company that had to clean and treat the flooring under the carpet in order to eliminate the odor under the carpet. We are trying the vinegar solution as a last resort for an area rug that the carpet cleaning company was unsuccessful at deodorizing.

Vicky

Subject: Dog Urine

I have used hot water after sopping up urine, then hot water as carpet man says that dilutes it.
I found several spots I didn't know about so I used Bissell Pet Stain and Idor removal. Stains are all gone.
How can I be sure landlord can't smell urine as if they do, we have to pay for new carpet when we move! Help.

cindy

Subject: cat urine

My cat Chancey a male never had a problem with urine till someone threw Smokey a female out of a window of a car and then I kept her; they say cats are territory and he is acting out you could say he is jealous;I clean the spot with peroxide dish soap and vinegar; when it is totally dry I then saturte the area with baking powder for 2 months and I cover the area with 2 garbage bags I leave the bags on if he pees again all you do is to wipe with paper towels ;and spray the mixture don't smell a thing!

Ashley

Subject: Dog Urine/Poop Smell

We have two dogs and one of them either peed or pooped upstairs. I have done everything I can imagine to get rid of the smell (cleaners, carpet steaming, screaming, etc) and nothing is working. Do you guys have any ideas aside from ripping out the carpet.

Thanks!

Pat

Subject: pet stain ordor

There are some things you can do to help:

First remember that the carpet is the easy part to clean. The hard part is the padding below. So here are the steps I follow and have had a large amount of success:

If the stain is fresh, blot up as much as possible with paper towels
Then pour on Natures Miracle or The Simple Solution. (commercial products that can be purchased in most pet stores). Here is the trick, you must cover more than double the stained area when you pour on the product to ensure it soaks into the padding. Then walk away and allow to soak in and dry.

One important caution....These products can take the color out of cheap carpeting if left soaking wet to dry. Test in a closet first. If your carpets lose color than you can still pour on but must blot off, this will still help but will not be as effective as leaving it on.

Tabitha

Subject: Pet urine smell

I just moved into a new place, the people who lived in it before us had dogs. The pet urine smell is actually pretty strong. I've used pet urine, stain and odor spray, it didn't help. We used a carpet scrubber on it twice and I don't think its helping. Any helpful hits or ideas? I just want the smell gone!

leonard j anderson jr

Subject: urine

urine can penetrate the face fibers,also the backing which is plastic.sometimes with a big pet it can reach down to the pad and the subfloor wood or concrete.first pull carpet off of tack strip check to see if urine has gone into the plastic or back of carpet.if you see or smell it there but not in padding or concrete then apply a enzyme treatment to it and extract the urine with a extractor.flip carpet back down onto tack strips and apply to fibers on top carpet rinse with extractor.dry carpet with high speed air mover.if the urine soaks padding remove and discard.apply enzyme to subfloor clean and extract and dry out
before replacing padding.i hope this helped.

N ancy Watson

Subject: Dog pee!!

I was very ill for a while and could not take my pet girl out as often as usual. She started peeing on the doormat which is just inside the front door on top of the wooden flooring.. I threw the mat out and followed the vinegar/bicarb hints but still the odour persisted and much worse when the central heating is on..I have an oriental type rug runner in the hall and I do not want her to start using this to pee on!!

It just never occurred to me that the padding under the wooden floor would be affected by the uriine until I started to read through some of the questions in detail. Why had I never thought of this??

I have made a mix using peroxide and using a squeezy bottle have used the solution by pouring it in where each slat meets the other. I now have a lovely clean floor, lighter than the rest in parts but who cares!!

Whether this will work..mmm...time will tell!

I live in Scotland and love this website. Everyone. no matter what the problwm is,not just dog pee, seems genuinely pleased to help. This restores my faith in human nature!!

Keeping my fingers crossed that we have found the solution, in more ways than one!!

THanks to everyone. from Nancy and Lucie

Landrie

Subject: Peroxide to 'clean' dog pee

Hi Nancy,

Can you see a difference yet in the smell of the dog urine after using the peroxide mix?

We are in process of buying an old house, seems like we won't have enough money to replace the carpets, and they reek of dog...so I am hoping your peroxide works!

Sherry

Subject: Cat urine on rubber mat

We have a Parrot in a cage on a big rubber mat. Carpet side face down on extra carpet for protection of regular carpet. We have two cats and a dog. We suspect the male cat is peeing on the mat by one of the wheels where the birds extra food falls. He has peed in certain areas of the house and on funiture before this due to a UTI. For which he had surgery for. Will any of these solutions help get rid of the ammonia odor like it does for carpeting? Any help will be appreciated.

irene

Subject: Skout's Honor Works

I was ooking for something besides Nature's Miracle, and a sales clerk in a pet supply store told me she was impressed by Skout's Honor, which had just come on the market but was not yet delivered to the store. I ordered it from Amazon. It instantly removed the cat urine odor from the grout in my tile floor and from the plastic cat box, which is old and smelly.
I collect all my laundry water in a big plastic tub in the back yard, and it had come to stink also. I sprayed the tub with Skout's Honor and the filthy smell was instantly gone. 2 months later, the laundry tub has developed that smell again, and I know how to get rid of it now.

The smell in the grout has not returned. I find some products mask the odor for a while, but this one is not a mask. The company owner told me that the formula separates the bonds of the molecular compounds that give off bad odors. There is a fresh smell to this product that lasts maybe a few hours. Then there is no smell at all.

Sally

Subject: Removing Pee Stains

Instead of purchasing expenses products, save your money and make yourself up a solution of rug cleaner in a spray bottle consisting of white vinegar and water (equal parts), dish washing liquid (a few drops). Have on hand hydrogen peroxide 3% - you can put on full strength as it's already diluted. And some baking baking soda for later. You can also use SHOUT and Spray N Wash from your laundry room.

If I catch the animal peeing, I immediately grab power towels and place them on top of the pee spot and step on them to soak up as much urine liquid as possible BEFORE beginning to scrub.

Once the paper towel becomes somewhat dry (instead of "drenched"), spray on vinegar and water. Place another clean paper towel on top, then get a heavy object such as a book or a suitcase (depending on how big the pee was!) and lay it over the towel; let set to absorb for 1/2 hour or so. Then you can spray on hydrogen peroxide and wipe with a clean wet rag. Set the book on the spot again and let set another 1/2 hour. You can sprinkle baking soda on later once you think the spot is pretty removed. SOMETIMES YOU MUST REPEAT THIS APPLICATION. You can also use carpet freshener too.

This is what I do. I don't bother buying store cleaners anymore, as with some "accident's, you can go through a whole bottle! The solution I mentioned above works just as good or better. Then once a year I get the professional carpet cleaner to come. It's amazing the stains he can get rid of that I can't!

If you see a "yellow spot" that's dried days later, do the same thing as above. If you repeat and be patient, you can usually get the stain out.

Lesa

Subject: carpet stains

Whether it be from pet urine or a spill, once you have thoroughly removed all residue and think you have it all, place several layers of white paper towel on the freshly cleaned wet area. Next, weight the paper towel down. I use a large piece of ceramic/porcelain tile, and let it sit for about 48 hours. You will be amazed at what dries up into the paper towel instead of drying in the top fibers of your carpet.

Carol White

Subject: Pet Urine Spot Remover

I have used FOLEX Instant Carpet Spot Remover for many years. It does a satisfactory job removing spots and odor of my dog's urine.

Ken

Subject: Pet Stains

Huge fan of Genesis 950 for removing pet stains. I have an older dog who struggles to get outside. Because of this, I have had issues with odor more so than the visible staining. The carpet is kind of a cream color so you can't always see the stains, or tell when they are there, but you can smell it after the dog has gone. The 950 has been the only thing to not just neutralize the odors, but also deodorize them. I can't always stop the dog from going there, but I can at least get rid of the smell when it happens.

Sugar

Subject: urine smel

Since getting my first pup, I have encountered her peeing everywhere. My solution to get odor out is to spray the spot with a bug spray, not only does it stop her from going back to the spot it also takes the odor out. Seems the bug spray is stronger than urine, the smell goes away in a couple of minutes but, stays longer enough for her to smell and leave it alone, I used Hot Shot flying insect spray. It's harmful because the dog won't go near it.

awilda claudio

Subject: dog old stains and smells

I have 2 dogs and they pee all over the house. I know that it might stincks a lot I probably .I have no sense of smell.How can I get rid of smells and stains.

Kristin

Subject: Urine odours--- use Borax

Borax has been used for eons to remove urine out of bedsheets, it works for pet urine as well, the borax breaks down the uric acid crystals to help wash them away.

If your cat urinates outside the box and has no health issues that are causing it then it has territorial issues. Make an area the "cat's area" and don't allow other pets to relax or hang out in "her special area". She is marking a lot to mark it as hers, she feels she has no space of her own. Trust me, I've had cats for almost 50 years and I did not think the territory idea would work but it did. I saw it on Cat Whisperer show.

Ross W

Subject: BORAX

Be very careful of your pets if you use Borax. Borax is used as a pest killer and is TOXIC to your pets. Don't leave any residue that pets could possibly access.

Laurie

Subject: Borax

I have a cat that was sick with a uti and he urinated in this one spot over and over again. I've tried a vinegar solution, commercial cleaners and had it professionally cleaned and the smell will not go away. How do you recommend using the Borax? If this doesn't work then I'm gonna have to pull up the carpet.

Ali

Subject: Vinegar shines yellow

After applying vinegar to the pee spots and sucking it up with a wet vac...the spots where vinegar was applied shine bright yellow under black light. Does that mean the vinegar created a worse problem? Or that the pee is still there? Any ideas?

Joy

Subject: Black Light

Well, my puppy started pottying on my new carpet after a few months, for some reason. I clean the spots by first soaking it all up with paper towels, then using OUT. I also used my carpet cleaner machine. However, I went back with the black light and the spots are still showing up just as bright. I'm sick. What to do?

Judy

Subject: Black lite

I've done the same as you. Going back with the black light again shows the spots and I'm puzzled too. Wish someone would answer.

sherry

Subject: Dog Pee

My neighbor can't get her tiny yorkie trained so she stays in a fenced in area all the time and uses a disposable pad. I was using them too but when her dog visits (which is daily) she wasn't using them, she would go all over the house. My sister told me she was started using large non disposable pads like the pads used in hospital beds. I tried it and both dogs are using it with no accidents. I just throw them in the washer with bleach. I think a little odor, that only the dogs smell, brings them back to it every time. They are very inexpensive and much cheaper than disposables.

Kelly

Subject: Doggiw pads

You can buy washable ones on different sizes off Amazon. I did this 5 yrs ago when we got out puppies an put them by out back door. Even though they go out right before we go to to bed, theres still times one or the other will pee on it 2 or 3 times a week late at night or of im gpne to long during the day. They're 5yrs old now. I just wash one at a time with only vinegar an air dry while I put the other down. Well worth the $$

Carol McGoo

Subject: pet oopses

NO PADS. I believe in the old method of potty training their dogs to do their business outside. This should be done with the owner being consistent/persistent to properly train their pet. You have to be firm, not passive in your commands a method that is needed when they are initially trained. Please...no pads! They are not kids! They can tell by your tone whether they can get away with it or not...hence, firm but not passive! Do not be complacent...get up and do it and follow through on their potty training. It is your responsibility. You might also want to keep in mind that if they had another owner in the future, they would want them Properly trained.

WinonaWW

Subject: Cat Urine

Nature's Miracle, which can be bought at most large pet stores—at some in gallon containers with a battery-operated sprayer, although that's not necessary. We have lived with cats for decades, and this is the only material that is always successful in removing odors. We have not had real problems with our cats, but all you need is one to make a house smell terrible. Nature's Miracle also works well in the washing machine—just add a bit in the pre-rinse.

Richard Dotson

Subject: Pet Urine

Well, the urine actually seeps right on down through the carpet, the pad, and into the floor sheathing (if you have that) where it stinks for a long time, and where the only remedy is, after the pee dries, to paint it over with a heavy coat of Kiltz or rip up the sheathing and replace it. It also spreads out over the floor slab (if you have that) and remains for a long time. Animals return to spots in your home that you don't know about and relieve themselves again. The stink reduces your real estate value by $$$$.

sue sheldon

Subject: dogs peeing in house/ Cushing's disease

I have three Scotties. Cushing's disease will cause a dog to pee a lot, drink a lot of water and you should check with your vet for diagnosis and medication. Currently have one that has it and previously had one that had it. Evidently it is fairly common in certain breeds. And urinary tract infections will also make doggies pee more frequently.

Beth

Subject: Cushings disease

I have 2 older poms, Bear is 10 and had a bad time for several months of drinking every drop of water, several times a day and then constantly having accidents all over the house. And every time I took them out, he went a lot! First vet visit I was told that his urine was too watered to tell if he had any infection. Then told they wanted him brought back for expensive testing to check for cushings disease. Since I couldn't afford $500-$1000 in testing medications, I decided to change their dry food to something more reputable. Since taking them off just 6 and on to nature's balance then blue wilderness (slightly more affordable) Bear is doing great! Maybe 2-3 accidents in last 5 months! (That may have been my fault for not getting them outside for too long) I am not trying to talk bad about any vets or food labels, I just want to share this experience because it may be helpful to someone.

Deb

Subject: Signs of urinary infections

We have a little female Sheltie that has had repeated urinary infections therefore she has had those accidents we've been reading about. If you watch your dog while outside and they try to pee (males???) and nothing comes out, this may be a clue that they have some irritation. Get to the vet. Cleaning their bottoms occasionally with a baby wipe may keep the bacteria in-check.

Also, try to remove your shoes at the door to avoid bringing into the home the smells that cue "OK to pee here" response. I found that my dogs had more accidents right after professional steam cleaning because the padding released additional urine smell, again the cue. We went with hardwood and area rugs and close the doors to bedrooms that still have carpet. Crate a night. Happy life.

Linda

Subject: Genesis 950

I had come on here to find a way to remove pet stains. After reading through the comments, I found one person who said about Genesis 950. I had never heard of it before, however I had gone through virtually every cleaner at the pet store and nothing was working. I was about to give up and replace the carpet . . . I probably could have with everything I spent on cleaners.

After I read about 950 here, I did some research and read reviews. I ordered the gallon size and it removed the stains I had been fighting for months. It is absolutely awesome. I was so glad that I came across it, I had to come back just to thank the person who introduced me to it!!

cal smith

Subject: complete removal of urine and odor

I have been removing pet urine and human urine professionally for 27 years with industrial strength hydrogen peroxide. we use 30% H202. you can buy 20 volume or 40 volume clear developer from a beauty supply co. this is peroxide used in bleaching hair. or buy strong peroxide from a pool store. only use on synthetic fibers, saturate carpet and pad, let dry 24 hrs. do not touch with skin til dry, shoes ok. keep pets off spot til dry. if you touch chemical wash immediately, rinse eyes for 15 minutes if contaminated, skin turns white and burns for 15 minutes after washing. the oxygen radicals will neutralize the urea, the odor,and kill the bacteria. it does not need to be rinsed. also works on red wine, blood, coffee, and mold. this is a trade secret. use enough strong peroxide it works every time.

Paula

Subject: Peroxide On Carpet

When you say 30%, does that mean I should mix the peroxide from the pool store with 70% water, then apply ? Also, when you say no need to rinse, I just leave it on the carpet indefinitely? Thank you!

Mac

Subject: Re: Hyd peroxide

Sounds good, but what about any discoloration damage to carpet if "enough strong peroxide" is used? You say use 30% H202, so is the 40 volume (assume 40%) clear developer from beauty supply too strong?

Lori

Subject: carpet stains

Would perozide work for other stains or just urine? My carpet is badly stained and when had it steam cleaned, the stains reappear.Since you are a professional, what would you suggest

Robert

Subject: Peroxide method

Carl, I just bought a house and the carpet looks great but reaks of cat urine, I do not see where the cat peed. Can I saturate entire floor and tha will take care of it? Also is it safe or do I need to wear mask or something, just want to make sure it's safe.

Eugene Kuntz

Subject: Black Light

I have come across a flash light like device that emits a "black light " that when shined onto an area that has urine stains the light will illuminate with a bright light color making it possible to detect urine srains. This light is available on Amazon for about $7:00. Using in a darkened room will help spotting the stains easier.

Angie Martin

Subject: Dog urine on hardwood floors

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to remove odor from hardwood floors? We have 3 shih-tzus and 2 of them are 8 years and do have accidents. One of them is very overweight and I'm starting to suspect possible diabetes. She is going to vet this week. The male will go when we leave sometimes. I believe he gets mad at us for leaving him!!! We also have a 5 year old male that WILL NOT go in the house unless he is sick. The big difference is my husband and I were both working when we got the 2 eight year olds as puppies. I was not working when we got the 5 yr old and he was potty trained in less than 2 weeks!!! Lesson learned!!!

Susan

Subject: Pet urine and carpet

I would be concerned that peroxide would 'discolor the carpet. since it's used for bleaching teeth, etc...?? Is this a problem using it at the 30 % volume...

Natalie

Subject: Pit ill won't fully train

I have a female pitbull who is somewhat trained, and by that I mean she does well when I'm awake and goes to the restroom when I take her outside but during the night when I sleep she gets up without me noticing and uses the restroom on my carpet. She used to cry when she needed out but has recently stopped and left me with surprises in the morning. I've recently moved her to outside and I hate it because she is my sleeping buddy. What should I do?

ken

Subject: Re pit ill

have you tried taking up her Water and food a few hours before bed time ? this worked for me had pit with same problem

Sharon

Subject: Pit Night Accidents

Please don't keep a pit outdoors. They need their people. You can use a puppy pad and train her to use it. I use adult human incontinence pads - the extra large size for my dog. They're cheaper than the specialty dog ones. The other option is to check out eBay or Amazon for doggie diapers. They come in a disposable type and various cloth versions where you put a pad in it. The pet stores carry them, too, but they're more expensive. Keep your dog sleeping beside you.

Mr. Bear

Subject: Crate Training

Crate training seems to work with most dogs. Dogs want to sleep near you, so let them do that - put the crate right next to your bed. This will reduce whining and stress. Try to make it as positive an experience as possible - special treats or a favorite toy that they can have only in the crate. Limit water intake before bedtime.

When you take her outside to pee, try to train her to pee on command. When she does pee outside, lots of praise, lots of treats, lots of love, make the act of peeing outside the most magical thing ever.

If you find that your pup is peeing a lot inside of the crate then there is very likely a medical problem. Some dogs - females especially - just have weak bladders, too. So that's always a factor. That's really hard to deal with, but sometimes medication from veterinarians can help.

Adrianna Staal

Subject: Pit ill won't fully train

Put the puppy pad on your bed and put a blanket over her head next to you, I did this with my dog when she was a pup and it worked she only had one accident but it did not get on the bed.

PK

Subject: Dog does deed at night

Same issues my friend had. She crated but dog was so unhappy. She finally decided controlling area is best option for her. She put a puppy pee pad in her bathroom suite & dog at least has better option which, while not ideal, allows her to keep her buddy close at night.

ana

Subject: Pit ill won't fully train

If you can't trust her loose in the home, kennel train her. Doggies don't soil their den. You can also check her for Urinary Track infection if kennel training works when she is in there and not when she is loose, or take her out more often. Moving her outside is punishment that isn't appropriate when training is required, or it's a medical issue. Subjects her to varmints at night, mosquitos spreading heartworm disease, and possibly barking disturbing neighbors. Doggies don't misbehave without something going on.

Linda Sullivan

Subject: Pit Bull won't fully train

I had this same problem with my elderly miniature poodle. The only thing that has worked is a mild sedative, Acepromazine, at bedtime and putting a diaper on her. I might have to keep a diaper on her 24/7 because even though I watch her almost continually she still urinates in the house occasionally. The night time solution came after consultation with her vet. I never tried putting her in a crate, beside the bed at night, this might work. Since your dog is young as compared to my 15 year old dog, I would try the crate thing first. Good luck!

Crystal

Subject: My doggy has had frequent

My doggy has had frequent accidents since we got her. I feel your pain! Instead of caging her at night, I started training her to sleep with me. I just put her leash around my ankle. I realized quickly that she wouldn't tinkle on the bed, couch, or anytime she is leashed to me. My vet suggested this and it's done wonders for my furry baby!!

Guava

Subject: you should get her a dog flap

you should get her a dog flap if you can or a (fake) patch of grass for her to pee/poo on indoors. You may need to train her to pee on the fake grass or not.. some dogs are naturally inclined

Joy Perry

Subject: HELP, HOW CAN I GET RID OF FOG URIN????

I am stressed out about about my carpet, dog urine is becoming a NIGHTMARE. I take my 1 1/2 yr old dog out at least 5 times a day, she doesn't have accidents during day, overnight is the problem, I know how to fix her from urinating, she now sleeps in her crate but my problem I just can't seem to figure out is how to remove old stains & odor from carpet??? I have tried shout urine destroyer solution, baking soda, vintages/water mixture, bissell pet urine/odor cleaning solution, I always made sure to blot the urine spot w/ paper towels to remove most of the wetness, added the solution after soaking up but NOTHING I've tried works, I bought a Hoover carpet cleaner in hopes it would do the job but just seems like the urine smell had gotten stronger. I feel hopeless, i live in apartment & it's stressing me out even more because I don't want to lose my security deposit, so I'm DESPERATE for any advice.

Leanne

Subject: Dog pee

My dog had an accident in the bedroom so I pulled back the carpet cut out the underlay washed it thoroughly with normal washing detergent bleached the floorboards then laid a bin bag on the floorboards with some kitchen towels on top I placed the carpet back down and rinsed the carpet through with warm water and washing detergent replacing the towels as i went along until they were clear and the urine had gone after scrubbing and soaking up the water the smell has now gone the underlay is back down with the carpet and there is no stain or smell in sight

sofia vincenza

Subject: dog

I have 3 dogs. ..2 pit bull & Yorkie mix....
this little dog keeps sneaking off and using it in the house. .. after being outside with the other dogs... I keep smelling urine.... I can't stand it..I tried vinegar. ..is there such a thing to detour them from using it in the house. .??????

M. Parsons

Subject: Excellent pet odor remover

I use SCOE 10X which I can only buy online. Unlike others, it is probiotic based. Nothing else worked for dog urine odor. Be sure to soak thoroughly and then rinse thoroughly with a wet-dry vacuum and water, or it may pick up soil later. Normally this does not happen, it just depends on how much I have to use.

Cooper

Subject: pet stains

Have you tried Genesis 950? It's the only thing I have found that gets the smell out. I would use it in a machine as the urine is likely in the padding.

debby

Subject: dog urine

One possible cause that i haven't seen here is that you dog/puppy may have diabetes. My puppy was not getting house trained so i took her to the vet to only find you she was very sick. If you still have problems contact a vet/trainer for help.

Tanya

Subject: Dog urine

How can I get urine stain out my tile floors which has a yellow discoloration. Thanks

Amanda

Subject: Dog is potty trained, but is peeing in other areas now.

Our dog is potty trained. But now, she is peeing in the hallway, dining room and master bedroom now. We've been using baby gates to keep her from going in that part of the house. But we're getting frustrated with having to climb over baby gates now. What can we do or use to get her to stop peeing in these areas of our home?

marcie

Subject: If your dog was fully potty

If your dog was fully potty trained and is now having accidents please see your vet. Chances are she has a bladder or urinary tract infection or another underlying cause.
Dogs don't choose to potty inside, but if medically they can't hold it or they are left alone too long without being able to go outside and relieve themselves accidents will happen.
Please check with your vet, antibiotics and approx 10-14 days will cure a urinary track or bladder infection

Mary Lee

Subject: Dog pee stains

I have stains on my carpet from my previous dog. I have tried everything to remove them with no luck.
I am considering using bleach on the carpet. It is just on the landing in my upstairs hallway.
Has anyone ever tried this? The carpet is light beige.

Adam

Subject: Dog Pee Stains

Please do not use bleach! You will strip the carpet fibers of the color dye. If you would like to learn how to remove pet odors and stains please call a professional Like Benchmark Restoration & Cleaning

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Bleach may stain

Bleach may take the color out of your carpet. Before using any carpet cleaning product, it's recommended to do a test spot first in an inconspicuous area before using the product on the entire carpet. A carpet cleaning professional might be the best option for dealing with tough, set-in stains.

Arely Rojas

Subject: Dog urine

I have 3 dogs been having them for 2 years 1 is trained but the other two they go back and forward with the accidents and ive had enough withh the ammonia smell making me sick.i do everything thats possible take them on walks but sometimes they just rather come home and do their business here.Please help any suggestions are well appreciated .thank you

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

Subject: Have you considered hiring a trainer?

My dog took a long time to potty train - almost 9 months! I took her to training school, but you could consider bringing a dog trainer into your home to provide individualized attention and training. Also, if you're not dealing well with chemical carpet cleaners, you could consider a natural-based product. But it's always recommended to test a carpet cleaning product on an area that's not visible to make sure it works with your carpet and doesn't discolor or damage it. Good luck!

lisa

Subject: pet urine

I have a puppy who has had accidents in the house. I steam cleaned the carpets and now I am really smelling pet odor. Ideas

Cooper

Subject: Removing Pet Stains & Odors

Chances are you were using a store bought cleaner that was a brand name in conjunction with a cleaning machine. These cleaners are soap based and as a result, do not remove the odor. Instead, what happens with these types of cleaners is that they attract dirt. They also do not have anything in them that works as an antibacterial agent to break down and remove the odor. You need to use a cleaner that will destroy and kill germs and bacteria that cause the odor. Genesis 950 is my go to cleaner. It is by far the best pet stain remover I have ever found.

Regen

Subject: Pet urine

I just read this on the Humane Society's website: Avoid using steam cleaners to clean urine odors from carpet or upholstery. The heat will permanently set the stain and the odor by bonding the protein into any man-made fibers.

They suggest getting a wet vac and rinse the area with water until thoroughly rinsed through. Not using any chemicals or deodorizers because those can attract the pet to the area again. But to rinse it as well as possible with just water until the stain is gone.

Tina

Subject: Dog pee in house

I ran into a problem with my one dog going pee in the house and I knew something was wrong because I let her out every hour. So I ended up taking a urine sample to the vet and she had crystals in her urine which causes great pain in their bladder. The vet said it was like little pieces of glass in her bladder. I am treating her with Crananidin and Cosequin every other day because when so took it every day her poop was like soft serve ice cream. Works great no more pee in the house. Consult you vet for proper dosage. Nutramax pharm.
make the products. Hope this helps.

Theresa

Subject: question on your tx for your dogs urine crystals

you said that you are treating your dog with Crananidin and Cosequin every other day. And that "Nutramax pharm. makes the products. Is this a mail order pharm. And did your vet come up with this solution on taking this or did you research on the internet.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions I really appreciate it.

nancy swaney

Subject: odor

Have two dogs, when we go out and be gone couple of hrs, they piss and poop on the carpet.It is in the smae spot everytime. I have scrubbed an did evrything to get rid of this smell. How do I keep them from using the bathroom and in the same spot?

Tina

Subject: Best carpet order eliminator

Nature's miracle! Hands down the only thing that gets rid of the smell completely. You can find it at most pet stores.

And for the record; don't come on here to bash people for their animal's actions. Accidents can happen no matter what. (i.e. alison; find somewhere else to complain).

amber

Subject: I have a pup --like a baby with no diaper!!

what works for me....I have a a hoover steamvac carpet cleaner ...so worth it... I soak up original area ...poor vinegar solution over allow to sit then do the whole rugs with the cleaner and the solution you buy to go over it. Then I fill it with the vinegar mixture then add 100 percent pure essential oils (lemongrass, tea-tree,bergamot maybe 10 drops per gallon of each or just until im satisfied with smell) then i do the rugs with that mixture...the oils are antimicrobial, antibacterial,anti-fungal and anti viral...oh the antiseptic qualities among other things!!...it smells great..i will be adding the baking soda Thanks guys

lela

Subject: dog urine

u may have to remove that carpeting...carpets only last 5-7 years anyways...put in tile or linoleum.

alison coats

Subject: potty n pooplie control

I have no problems with my dog and cats we take them out every 3-4 hrs and feed them 2- 3 times per day, our floors don't stink, maybe you can try that good luck

shannon

Subject: Allison we dont need your

Allison we dont need your smart remarks. If your not having this kind of problem with your pets then theres no reason for you to even be on this site, now is there?

noname

Subject: Nobodys perfect! Wait until

Nobodys perfect! Wait until your dogs are older, then you'll be greaful for this site and everyones opinions. Another thing if your dogs are perfect, why are you on this site then??

Denise

Subject: dog peeing on carpet

I have a dog door in my house. Although my dogs use it regularly, one of my dogs is afraid to go out when it is raining heavily, and has peed on the carpet a few times at night without my knowledge. I didn't know about it until it had dried. Please don't judge. Nobody wants their pet to pee in the house. It's so frustrating and embarrassing.

Ingal

Subject: Getting Pet Odors out of carpets

After doing the obvious--soaking up the wet urine, using a wet vac to dilute it and suck it back up, after shampooing, etc. and finding that some of the odor was still there, I let the carpet dry thoroughly, then used a plastic bottle with a nozzle tip and "injected" a pet odor treatment solution deep into the affected area and let it soak into the carpet padding and slab underneath the carpet--then let it dry thoroughly. I can't smell any urine anymore--even when I get down on the floor and try! I do smell some of the nice-smelling treatment solution, though, but don't mind that. Good luck!

Devon

Subject: Thanks so much for sharing.

Thanks so much for sharing. What was the brand of pet odor treatment you used? I have a big problem and need to know! thank you so much!

kb

Subject: RE: For all the people who have lots of animals they can't contr

Don't get rid of your pets! If your pets are having problems, YOU are the cause. Animals don't purposely pee in your house to upset you.
1)Not potty trained? Consult a behaviorist, (lots of SPCAs and Humane Society's have FREE consulting departments to help you solve your pets problems and KEEP YOUR PETS).
2)Incontinent? Consult your vet. There are medications to stop this problem.

Dont blame your pets people. They don't want to live in a stinky house any more than you do.

David

Subject: For all the people who have lots of animals they can't control.

If your dog and cat is peeing all over your carpet and you can't stop them. You have a few options.

1) Get rid of cats/dogs. Not an option?

2) Install tile. Very expensive and not a diy for most people.

3) Install indoor/outdoor carpet. There are very nice indoor/outdoor carpets for very cheap. Less than a hundred dollars to do any room in your house and even if your animals are horrible, they don't soak up smell like regular carpet.

I did my movie theater in black because it was the only black I could find. I found out very quickly that almost any kind of stain can be scrubbed out and since it has a rubber backing the stain doesn't soak through. There is no padding, just rubber on the back of the carpet. Double sided tape holds it down and installation is really easy. The weiner dog took to using my theater as a bathroom, and I didn't realize it for over a week. Needless to say I was very angry. It came right up and never smelled again. 6 years of slumber parties with kids, me drinking too much, and being used as a base of construction when I was tearing out the bathroom didn't even phase the carpet. My wife even spilled a 5 gallon bucket of red paint on it once and then tried to be helpful by drying it up while I was at work. That came up too.

She is afraid of rain and storms, and even if I let her out she will not go to the bathroom. She has had some accidents in the dining room.

If you suffer from the dog/cat pee problem and don't have the ability or money to install tile, then buy indoor/outdoor carpet. The new stuff at Lowes feels like real carpet without the problems of it.

Amanda Kessler

Subject: My puppy!

I have tried the Baking soda and Vinegar mixture, because the smell was horrid.... I let it dry several hours and i can still smell the urine.... Is there anything else i can do? i need a shampooer but do not have one at the moment... Please Help!

Virginia Llorca

Subject: carpet cleaner

Blot. Then sprinkle kind of a lot of baking soda. Then pour vinegar. It will fizz. Let dry. 24 hours probably. Vacuum. Only set back: your carpet will have a "clean" spot". Dog will just pee another spot, tho.

Stephanie

Subject: If the vinegar mixture is not

If the vinegar mixture is not working, you need to have a professional come out to clean. The problem is not the carpet, it is the padding underneath the carpet. If a spill or accident is not blotted up immediately, it soaks through the carpet and into the pad. When you spot clean, it does not clean down to the pad. The carpet may smell nice & look good, but if it gets wet or warm enough then the stuff left in the pad will come back up into the carpet. You really need to call a professional carpet cleaner with a truck mounted unit to come clean it. Their systems use very hot water & have a strong suction unit. They can get deep down to the pad & then extract all that water so it does not deteriorate the backing on your carpet.

Edna. Hunt

Subject: My puppy

I have tried everything to house train my puppy and nothing is working he has peed on my carpet and the smell of ammonia is making me sick! I bought a shampooer and have tried everything to get out the smell even vineger and baking soda the smell is still here ,please someone help!

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RUN, don't catwalk away !

If there is a strong urine smell, you have to assume their realtor noticed it even if they were acclimated to it and had them clean the carpets so there would be a chance of selling it. The fact there is still strong odor means it has saturated walls, run down behind baseboards, saturated carpet and mat and subfloor, etc.

Short of a total strip-down of all flooring and baseboards, shelves, mantles, etc and complete sanitizing and chlorine bleach treatment of thereby exposed surfaces followed by repainting and reflooring, you don't have a prayer of getting rid of it. If they let their cats spray and urinate in the house they probably did it all over the house, not in one area, as cats tend to want to go to the bathroom in a "clean" area, not in one fixed spot like dogs.

You are looking at probably $20,000 to get rid of the smell for sure, and even then if the house gets humid in rainy or hot sticky summer weather, the smell could come back out of subflooring, etc.

There are a lot of houses out there - I would bet you looked at this one with intent to buy because it was cheap compared to the competition - well, now you know why, and if you buy it I bet you will know why again every time you come into the house, and get run over by the same train when YOU try to sell it.

Just walk away.

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