How to Remove a Dry or Wet Urine Stain in your Carpet from your Dog


    You notice a wet spot on your carpet. Upon further investigation, you conclude your dog peed on the carpet.  First, it happens, even to the best of dogs.  Maybe you missed the potty sign, or maybe you were out and lost track of time or maybe your dog is becoming a senior and may have a bladder control issue.  If it happens more than once, you will notice your furry friend will probably go in the same spot. If she keeps goes in the same spot it may be because you really haven't removed the smell.

    So she peed, your over it, now you need to get rid of the smell.  


    I have found the best dog urine remove is .....WATER! Yes let me say it again WATER.

    There are two types of urine, Dry Urine and Wet Urine and as such there are two ways to treat the stain.

    Removing  Dry Urine Stains From Carpet:

    Step 1.  Find the exact location of the stain

    Step 2. Really rinse the stain with water. An added bonus would be a wet vac, since it saturates the carpet with clean water and sucks up the dirty water. DO NOT use a steam cleaner. Heat from a steam cleaner just sets the stain and odor deeper into the carpet.

    Step 3. Apply a pet odor neutralizer.

    A carpet stain remover can be used if the area still looks stained after drying out.

    **  The Humane Society urges you NOT to use heavy cleaning chemicals, like ammonia or vinegar. They actually don’t remove the odor, and the strong scent of the chemicals may entice your dog to mark “his” area again.**

    Removing  Wet Urine Stains From Carpet: ( Area Rug)

    Step 1.  Use paper towels or towel on top of the stain to soak up urine.

    Step 2. Place paper towels  or towel under the stain.

    Step 3.  Press firmly into the stain and absorb as much of the urine as possible.

    Step 4. Remove and replace the towels with clean ones and repeat step 3 until the stained area is dry.

    Step 5. Once dry ie the urine is soaked up, rinse the area with cold water

    Step 6. Soak up the cold water with towels or a wet vac.

    If your dog continues to pee in the house, it may be a behavior issue, bladder control issue or an illness.  Checking in with your vet maybe able to provide insight into why he keeps urinating in the house.

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