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How do I clean dog urine

Updated on May 23, 2009

Dogs have provided man with companionship and unconditional love. Dogs are the most common household pets. Dog ownership is equated with responsibilities and hard work. Long haired dogs would mean more frequent vacuuming. Dogs mean regular vet visits and daily walks. Dogs mean cleaning poop and pee inside the house. Although dog urine is considered to be second to poop for being a household nightmare, the smell and the stain created can be very frustrating to a proud homeowner. Dog urine must be removed quickly and thoroughly as any lingering smell would make the dog pee on the same spot over and over again.

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Urine on beddings and seat covers

Removing the stain and the urine odor on washable objects is pretty straight forward. You only need to remove the soiled sheets and seat covers and load the washing machine.

Urine on hardwood floors

Dog urine on hardwood floors must be removed as soon as the dog had an accident or the urine can seep into cracks, soak and stain the wood and of course create an unpleasant odor. Peeing on the same spot over and over again can cause the wood to warp. Wipe the urine until the hardwood floor is dry. Saturate a cloth with cleanser (dishwashing liquid is proven effective) and go over the spot to remove any lingering odor. With another clean cloth wipe the area dry.

Urine on carpets

Cleaning dog urine from carpets is quite hard as compared to cleaning hardwood floors. The urine can saturate the carpet and seep into the carpet pads. This will cause molds, stains and permeate the room with the obnoxious urine smell. If possible pull up the carpet pads so that the urine will be thoroughly removed. If it is not possible, you need to blot the urine from the carpet with towels or wads of tissue papers. Change the saturated towel until it is no longer absorbing urine. Apply enzymatic cleaner to remove the odor and the stain. Be sure to test the cleaner on an inconspicuous spot first as some cleaners can cause carpet discoloration.

Helping Fido make it to the toilet

A dog that is urinating more frequently than it normally does so much so that it can not wait to go outside may have an underlying medical problem. It would be wise to pay the dog’s vet a visit. In some cases this unwanted behavior is borne out of a sudden change in the dog’s environment. There may be a new baby and the dog is getting less attention from the master. Thoroughly remove the urine scent so as not to entice the dog to mark the same spot again. Distract the dog that is about to pee with the noise from a can with coins. When you see the dog peeing, a squirt of cold water would deter the dog from peeing inside the house again.

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