We love our dogs. They are always excited to see us, they want nothing more than to play with us, and they are the best friend and cuddle-buddy anyone could have.
While we do love them, not all of their habits are completely loveable. Sometimes they have accidents. Cleaning up those accidents can be stressful – carpet cleaners are expensive to rent, but store-bought sprays might stain or not work.
Knowing how to get dog urine smell out of carpet insures that you’ll continue loving — and not smelling — your dog.
Quick tips to get dog urine smell out of carpet:
You want to be fast. Try to clean up the urine when it is still wet if at all possible. If it dries, it can stain the carpet. Drying also increases bacterial growth. Clean the wet urine by placing a thick stack of paper towels on top of the spot and walking on that spot. This will absorb a great deal of the urine, helping to eliminate the likeliness of a lingering stench.
Next, mix one half-cup of vinegar with a half-cup of water. The vinegar helps neutralize the stench of the urine without staining the carpet, like some store bought cleaners might do. Slowly pour the vinegar and water mixture over the stain, allowing it to sink in. Let it sit on the spot for about 10 minutes. Then, use another stack of paper towels and stand on the towels with your weight to remove the solution.
Let the spot dry. You could use a vacuum to try to speed up this process, but the best way to let it dry is to wait it out. After the spot is almost completely dried, you can sprinkle some baking soda (a proven odor remover) on the spot. This helps knock out any lingering odors.
Or, Get Your Carpet Professional Cleaned
This quick, three-step home remedy for dog urine stench can make your life as a pet owner much easier. If you feel your carpet needs more help than this, maybe a professional has your answer. TalkLocal can connect you to the professionals in your area who can help you get your carpets looking as good as new again.