Knowing how to remove dog pee smell is important if you have dogs. Every dog owner has to deal with dog pee. Even if your Labrador is potty-trained, chances are that 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 pees on the floor, which can be easily wiped clean with a mop. But if you see a pee stain on your carpet, furniture, or bed, cleaning up may be a difficult job. Nevertheless, a towel may come in handy to absorb the dog’s urine.
- Sprinkle a few drops of water and milk soap on the spot. Use a towel to dampen the spot and dilute the remaining urine.
Using Solutions to Remove Dog Pee Smell
Let’s 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 has peed, it may be 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 require:
- 4 tbsp of Baking Soda
- 2 cups of Lukewarm Water
- Spray Bottle
- 2 cups of White Vinegar
Use a cloth to soak up the dog urine. Then mix lukewarm water with white vinegar in a large bowl. Stir in baking soda -1 tablespoon at a time, since there is a high chance of it fizzing over.
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Now it will be easier to spray the spot. Allow the fizzy solution to sit for 5 minutes and soak up the spot again using a cloth. You may also pour the mixture directly onto the spot if you do not have a spray bottle.
Hydrogen Peroxide – Baking Soda Mixture
The Hydrogen Peroxide- Baking Soda solution can remove the smell of dog pee. Hydrogen peroxide is an effective aid in breaking down urine crystals. It is an effective stain remover. Mixed with baking soda, hydrogen can help remove dog pee smell from your furniture, carpet, bed, and other accessories. 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,
- 1 Bowl,
- 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 o Hydrogen Peroxide. Pour the mixture over the stain and baking soda slowly. Scrub the area with a cloth or brush. Let the solution sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Vacuum or wipe clean the area. 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 orange, lemon peels,
- 1 liter of water,
- A large bottle for holding 1.5 liters of water,
- 7 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Measure brown sugar and pour it into the bottle. Add the peels. Next, pour water into the bottle. Close the cap and shake the bottle. Loosen the cap and leave it like that to let the gas escape. Store the solution for 12 weeks. After that, the solution will be ready for use.
Do you have other tips to remove dog pee smell?