Knowing how to remove dog pee smell is important if you have dogs. Dealing with dog pee is something all dog owners face. Even if your Labrador is potty-trained, chances are he might still experience accidents in the house once in a while.
The good news is there are several ways to remove dog pee smell from carpets and other pieces of furniture without using chemicals that may be harmful to you or your Labrador. Here are some things you can do to remove dog pee smell in your home.
Cleaning Up Fresh Urine
- You’re lucky if your Labrador only peed on the floor, which you can easily wipe with a mop. But if you see a pee stain on your carpet, furniture, or bed, clean up and blot up that spot immediately. You can use a towel to absorb as much urine as it can.
- Sprinkle a little bit of water on the spot and pour a few drops of mild soap on it. Use another towel to dampen the spot to help dilute the remaining urine.
Using Solutions to Remove Dog Pee Smell
Let face it. Even with soap and water, that dog pee smell may still linger for a few more days or even weeks! That’s why aside from blotting and soaping the spot where your Labrador peed, it may also me necessary to use solutions to remove dog pee smell.
Vinegar-Baking Soda Mixture
This is perhaps the simplest, easiest, and cheapest mixture you can make to remove urine stench on your furniture, carpet or bed. To make this mixture, you will need the following items:
- 2 cups of White Vinegar,
- 4 tbsp of Baking Soda,
- 2 cups of Lukewarm Water,
- And Spray Bottle.
Blot up as much pee as you can. Then, mix 2 cups of lukewarm water with 2 cups of white vinegar in a large bowl.Add 4 tbsp of baking soda slowly. Do note that the solution may fizz over, so it’s best if you use a really large bowl and add the baking soda in smaller amounts instead of adding all four tablespoons of it in one go.
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the spot as thoroughly as you can. Let the solution sit for 5 minutes and soak up the spot again using a cloth. You may also pour the mixture directly on the spot if you do not have aspray bottle.
Hydrogen Peroxide – Baking Soda Mixture
The Hydrogen Peroxide- Baking Soda mixture can also help remove dog pee smell. Hydrogen peroxide is known to be effective in breaking down urine crystals. Aside from that, it’s also known as an effective stain remover. Mixed with baking soda, hydrogen can help remove dog pee smell in your furniture, carpet, bed, and more. To make this mixture, you will need the following:
- 1 cup of baking soda,
- ½ cup of Hydrogen Peroxide (3%),
- 1 tsp of Dishwashing Liquid,
- Paper towels, rags, or tissue.
Using paper towels, rags, or tissue, cover the wet spot and walk on top of it to blot up excess urine. When no more liquid can be pulled up, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the spot.Mix a teaspoon of Dishwashing Liquid with ½ cup of 3%Hydrogen Peroxide.Pour the mixture over the stain and baking soda slowly. Scrub the area with a cloth or brush. Then, let the solution sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Vacuum or wipe the area thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
DIY Enzyme Cleaner
There are enzyme cleaners you can buy in pet stores, but you can also make your own. To create your own enzyme cleaner, you need the following:
- 2 cups of lemon and orange peels,
- 1 liter of water,
- A large bottle that can hold 1.5 liters of water,
- 7 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Measure 7 tablespoons of brown sugar and funnel it down the bottle. Add the orange and lemon peels. Pour water into the bottle. Close the cap and shake the bottle. Then, loosen the cap and leave it on halfway to let the gasses out. Store the solution for 12 weeks. After that, the solution will be ready for use.
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