The most common activity of new puppy owners is cleaning puddles all over the apartment. At one point you feel that it will never end and that you will be running after the dog with a rag for the rest of your life. Even adult dogs can have an accident at home, and you'll be back in puppyhood for a while and you'll have to figure out how to get dog urine out of the carpet, couch, or bed. Normal washing often does not help, and you have to use a heavier caliber for persistent odors. What are effective weapons in the fight against dog poop stains and odors?

If you have a carpet in your home that cannot be washed, it will probably be your dog's favorite place to relieve himself. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to get rid of stains, it just depends on how old they are.


The best way to clean up puddles is to remove them before they soak into the fabric. Absorb the liquid with a paper towel or an old absorbent T-shirt better than, for example, a terry towel. Then sprinkle the place baking soda, which will neutralize the smell . Leave on for twenty minutes and vacuum.


For urine that has already soaked into the carpet, but has not yet completely dried, it will help you homemade solution . Its advantage is that you can find the ingredients at home, you can make it for a few crowns and it's done non-toxic and gentle on you and your dog .

How to do it?

1 cup of water

1 cup of white vinegar

1/4 to 1/2 cup baking soda

First, aspirate as much urine as possible. Then mix all the ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle and spray on the affected area. If the stain has time to dry, moisten it with water.

Work the solution into the carpet with a brush or your fingers. Leave on for a few minutes and then dry as much as possible. Once completely dry, sprinkle the area with baking soda and then vacuum to capture any remaining odor.


Even a household ecological cleaner is short on these stains. Only a heavier caliber in the form will help here an enzymatic cleaner that you can usually find at pet stores . But don't forget to check the product label to make sure it's non-toxic and safe for pets.

Enzymes in this type of cleaner they break down ammonia and proteins in the urine, thus neutralizing the smell . Follow the directions on the bottle. Enzymatic cleaners usually do not require rinsing and are safe to use on carpets, furniture, hardwood floors, and other porous surfaces where odors could be trapped.


If you've tried everything and none of the methods help, it's your turn professional carpet cleaning . You can hire a company to take care of your carpets, or you can hire a professional cleaner.

Attention – avoid steam cleaners that use heat. Applying heat to the urine stain will bond the odors to the carpet fibers and you will never get rid of the unpleasant odor.

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