How to Remove Dog Urine in 4 Easy Steps

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How to Remove Dog Urine in 4 Easy Steps

by Michael Louis

Oh no! Your beloved little puppy has soiled your carpets once again! While the frustration regarding the use of your carpet as potty will ease out pretty quickly, that stain staring at you won?t. How could such little, cute beings be capable of such soiling? Fortunately, modern means of cleaning has made cleaning up after your lovable pooch a little more straightforward and a whole lot easier than in the old days.

Here are a bunch of tips to handle the stains and odor dog urine can impose upon your rugs and carpets.

First of all, to avoid having to go through all this, you might want to ensure that your pets are trained so that they do not cause that much trouble. Make sure you make urinating on carpets and furniture as uncomfortable and as uninviting as possible. This involves consistently, yet gently, showing your dogs the permitted area for it to relieve itself.

But while your dog hasn?t caught up with your potty lessons yet, you will want to have the best tips on how to remove dog urine stains in a way that is easy, convenient, and effective.

First of all you will need an assortment of equipment. For small rugs, all you need is some detergent and some baking soda to get rid of both stains and odor. For carpets, you will need a mixture of that plus some specialized dog urine removal agent. There are tons of these agents on the market today. These solutions effectively remove stains and odors caused by urine.

Steps to Cleaning Your Carpets and Rugs

1. Determine where the affected area is ? Finding the area affected by the urine is pretty easy if the excrement is still damp and ? yes, warm. However, you will also want to get rid of stains that have dried out and are unnoticed under the naked eye and under the radar of the unaided nose.

You may use a black light bulb to help you find these stubborn stains. These lamps will show stains that have been sitting around for up to three months in the past. Make sure you pay attention to even old stains, even if they don?t show. The chemicals in dog urine could very well remain in the carpet and cause damage to the carpet material.

2. Soak up wet stains. If your dog has just unloaded on your carpet, soak up its urine using paper towels or old newspapers. Don?t allow the urine to soak in the carpet and dry up there as it could increase the residue in the carpet that is hard to remove.

3. Clean up the mess ? Most superficially staining and odors can be handled by a combination of detergent, and baking soda. If the material of your carpet contraindicates the use of such chemicals, you will want to purchase special dog urine removal solutions to take care of the problem. Urine has chemicals such as ammonia that may not be easily removed by conventional methods. A good remover solution will help with this problem.

4. Maintain regular ?Shake Ups? - You carpet can only endure so much modularized cleaning. Once in a while have a wet vac go through your carpets to give it a thorough and much-needed cleansing.

Dog urine can be pretty tricky to remove. But with the proper tools and the proper techniques, one will find out that cleaning up after your dog can be a pretty straightforward affair.

Michael Louis is a dog lover with a passion for knowledge who enjoys sharing his dog cleaning care secrets. Did you fine these dog odor tips useful? Learn to house train your dog at

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