As a pet owner, you are already used to dealing with dog pee smell. But you are already aware that cleaning up the pee site does not help in eliminating the urine smell, especially if he or she decided to urinate on the carpet, bed, or any piece of furniture with soft cushions.
Removing Dog Pee Smell Tip 1: Cleaning Up Pee Immediately
When you see your Labrador pee, it is important to clean it up as soon as you can, especially if your Lab chose to urinate on the couch, bed, or carpet.
A towel or tissue can come in handy to blot up the pee spot dry – absorbing as much urine as possible. Get a pail of water and sprinkle it over the spot. Drop 1 to 3 drops of mild soap and use another towel to scrub and dampen the spot to dilute the remaining amount of urine.
Tip 2: Using Solutions in Dealing with Dog Pee Smell
Dog pee smell can linger even after washing the pee spot with soap and water. The good thing is there are a few solutions you can make and use them to remove dog pee smell.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Solution
Hydrogen Peroxide is a compound known for its effectiveness in clearing stains and breaking down urine crystals. Mixed with baking soda, hydrogen peroxide works great in dealing with dog pee smell.
Once you have blotted up most of the urine and cleaned the spot using water and mild soap, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the pee spot. Then, prepare the Hydrogen Peroxide-Baking Soda solution.
To make it, mix a teaspoon of Dishwashing Liquid with half a cup of Hydrogen Peroxide in a mixing bowl. Then, apply the solution over the spot. Scrub the area using a towel and let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Wipe the spot dry.
White Vinegar and Baking Soda Solution
If you do not have Hydrogen Peroxide at home, you may use white vinegar instead. Get a large mixing bowl and mix 2 cups of lukewarm water and 2 cups of white vinegar. Slowly add 4 tablespoons of baking soda into the mixture — one tablespoon at a time as the acidity of the vinegar and alkalinity of the baking soda will likely create a fizzy solution. Wait for the fizz to subside. Then, pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray the solution onto the pee spot. Rub the area with a towel for a few minutes before blotting it up dry again.
DIY Enzyme Cleaner
Enzyme cleaners that are made to get rid of dog pee smell are available in a lot of pet stores. You can make one on your own, but it will take time. To create a DIY enzyme cleaner, you will need:
- At least 2 cups of orange and lemon peels,
- 1000 ml of water,
- 7 to 8 tablespoons of brown sugar,
- A large bottle.
Add brown sugar in the bottle. Add the lemon and orange peels in the bottle and pour all the water into it. Close the cap and shake the bottle for a few minutes. After shaking, loosen the cap halfway and allow the gasses to escape. Store the solution for 3 weeks. After that, the solution will be ready for use.
Do you have other tips to remove dog pee smell?