I have a 6-year-old dog and cat that is constantly wetting on the carpet in my bedroom and floors on the kitchen. I use a few different treatments for cleaning dog urine which work well as use banking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or enzyme cleaner. Sprinkling stain with dry washing powder with enzymes works well to remove the scent to help prevent attracting animals to re-offend.
Also, some spray fabric deodorizers such as Nature’s Miracle can help too. Bi-carb of soda is a cheap & effective treatment to absorb urine odors. Sometimes it takes a few treatments to completely remove odor & do the test on a hidden patch of carpet first to check carpet colorfastness.
Today, I will share for you the way cleaning dog urine with vinegar and baking soda this method is very safe and inexpensive and recommended by many pet owners.
Homemade Dog Urine Odor Remover With Vinegar and Banking Soda:
- 2 cups white distilled vinegar.
- 2 cups lukewarm water.
- 4 generous tablespoons baking soda.
- Spray bottle.
- Thoroughly blot up as much of whatever it is you’re cleaning up. Fold up a rag over it, place a heavy book on it and stand on the book to make sure you really get it all out sounds extreme, but it does a good job!)
- Mix 2 cups of white distilled vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water in a large bowl. Add in 4 heaping Tablespoons of baking soda, adding it in smaller amounts if it threatens to fizz over!
- Pour into a spray bottle and thoroughly spray the area. Let sit for 5 minutes, then gently rub and blot up with a soft cloth. You can also simply pour some straight from the bowl over the stain if you don t have a spray bottle.
- As with Direction #1, blot or clean up as much as possible. Mix 2 cups of lukewarm water with 2 cups of white distilled vinegar.
- Instead of adding the baking soda to the liquid, sprinkle it dry liberally over the area where the accident occurred.
- Let it break down and deodorize for about 5 minutes, then vacuum. Apply the water/vinegar solution as in the first set of directions.
Note: This will also remove blood stains.
In this video will share the non-toxic DIY formula to remove pet odor an stains from carpet and mattresses.
You will need:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- Firm bristle brush
- Terry cloth towels
#1. First, if the stain is wet soak up any excess liquid using your terry cloth towel, paper towel or wet/dry vac.
#2. Mix half water and half white vinegar and soak the stain. Make sure to go an inch or so around the stain to ensure removing all odor. Leave for a few minutes, then soak up excess moisture.
#3. Add a thick (at least quarter inch) layer of baking soda.
#4. Mix together hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. For every cup of peroxide needed, add a teaspoon of dish soap. Apply liberally.
#5. Using your firm bristle brush, work the mixture into the stain.
#6. Let sit for 15 minutes then soak up excess liquid.
#7. Finally, let dry. This can take several hours to all night so be patient. When it’s completely dry take your brush and break up any clump. Vacuum the area. You’re done! There should be no stain or odor left.
I actually like Nature’s Miracle as far as pet stain and smell removers go. You can get it in different strengths. If You’re finding that it’s a tough stain, you might want to try the version made for cat urine. Cat urine generally sticks around more than dog’s, so the kinds made to get rid of cat urine are stronger because of that.
Something else you can try is vinegar. It’s actually really good at getting rid of carpet smells. Basically, the vinegar smell replaces the smell of ammonia from the urine, and then you can easily dissipate the vinegar smell with an open window and a few minutes. Just makes sure to use a shop-vac or something to get all the moisture out of the carpet so it doesn’t mold underneath.
1. If the area is still wet you should first attempt to absorb the dog urine. Leaving it there to dry out will only encourage bacterial growth which causes the smell. The best method is to place several layers of paper towel over the wet area and tread on it so as to soak up as much of the dog urine as you possibly can. You may have to repeat this several times until no more urine can be soaked up.
Sometimes dog urine accidents have already dried because you did not notice them previously. You can find dried urine patches on your carpet with the aid of a black light. The dog urine stains will fluoresce under the ultra violet light in a darkened room.
2. The next step is to mix a solution of fifty percent white vinegar and fifty percent water. You must use a liberal amount of this solution to reach the carpet fibers deep down. Work the solution in with a scrubbing brush to ensure it penetrates the carpet fibers below. Now blot the area again using the paper towel method above. The vinegar will neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine. Allow this area must to dry or almost dry which you can assist by using a fan or opening the windows. If you own a wet and dry vacuum extractor use that to remove excess moisture.
3. When the area has dried or almost dried sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the soiled area. Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of detergent. Ordinary dishwashing detergent is quite suitable. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and slowly pour the hydrogen peroxide and detergent mixture over the baking powder. Work the dissolving baking soda well into the carpet, first with your fingers and then with a scrubbing brush.
Allow the area to dry completely and then vacuum thoroughly. In areas that have been heavily soiled with dog urine you may have to repeat the process again.
Important: Never use ammonia or ammonia-based products on the carpet to remove pet pee. One of the ingredients of urine is ammonia and your dog or puppy may well be encouraged to re-offend in the same area if it detects the smell of ammonia. Many household cleaner cleaners contain ammonia so be sure to read the label.
Caution: Use only 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Test your carpet for color fastness in an area that won’t show.