No one can deny how messy dogs can be! Cleaning up after an accident of theirs can be a pain if you’re not doing it right. Here’s how to get rid of urine stains.
- Don’t Use Steam Cleaners. These types of cleaners sound like a good idea, but the heat causes urine to bond further to surfaces.
- Rinse After Using Bleach. Some cleaning products have bleach in them, which is harmful to dogs. If you use these types of products, rinse the surfaces afterwards.
- Make Your Own Solution. Mix a cup of white vinegar, a cup of warm water, and two tablespoons of baking powder together and put the mixture in a spray bottle for a non-toxic, powerful, odor-fighting cleaner!
- Don’t Rub. Blotting urine stains with paper towels is the key to removing them. When you try to rub them out, you’ll wind up making the stains spread even further.
- Use Enzyme Products For Old Stains. Old urine stains are stubborn, but an enzyme-based pet cleaner can do the trick.
- Baking Soda Is Your Friend. Once you’ve cleaned up a stain as much as you can, sprinkle some baking soda over it and use a toothbrush to gently rub it in. Let sit for 15 minutes to remove odor, then vacuum.
- Be Cautious With Hydrogen Peroxide. While great for cleaning stains, it may also carpets and bedding.
- Clean Urine Immediately. Dog urine can bleach carpets, and the longer it’s left somewhere, the more difficult it will be to remove the stain and the odor.
- Find Stains With A Black Light. If you can’t find an old stain, turn off the lights and use a black light to find it.
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