Dealing with dog pee smell is something ALL dog owners face. Sadly, cleaning up after your Labrador isn’t always enough to get rid of the smell especially if he or she decided to do so on the carpet, bed, or any furniture with soft cushions.
Even if your Labrador is potty trained, dealing with dog pee smell is something you should know to make your home a more livable place not only for your Labrador, but for you and the members of your household as well.
Clean Up The Pee As Soon As You Can
When you see your Labrador pee, make sure to clean it up as soon as you can – especially if your Lab did the deed on the couch, bed, or carpet. Get a towel or tissue and blot up the pee spot dry – absorbing as much urine as possible. Get a pail of water and sprinkle a little bit of 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.
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 it in dealing with 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 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 in your 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 in it. Slowly add 4 tablespoons of baking soda into the mixture — one tablespoon at a time as theacidity of the vinegar and alkalinity of the baking soda will likely create fizz. Wait for the fizz to subside. Then, pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray the solution on 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,
- And a large bottle.
Funnel down 7 to 8 tablespoons of brown sugar into the bottle. Shoot the lemon and orange peels in the bottle and funnel 1000 ml of water into it. Close the cap and shake the bottle for a few minutes. After shaking, loosen the cap halfway and let the mixture’s gasses out. Store the solution for 3 weeks. After that, the solution will be ready for use.
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