It's happened to all of us: you come home after a long day at work, and the first thing you notice is that your dog has peed on the carpet. Ugh. What are you going to do? Clean it up, of course.
But how? And will it happen again? Whether you are house-training a puppy, caring for an elderly dog, fostering, or welcoming a rescue dog, there are bound to be some accidents even if your pup is well-trained! But don't worry, we are here to answer all of your questions!
A step-by-step guide to cleaning up pet stains
As pet parents, you know that accidents happen. And when they do, it's important to clean them up as quickly as possible to avoid any lasting damage or unpleasant smells. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean up pet stains.
Step One: Getting rid of liquid dog urine
Speed is crucial if you want to prevent your subfloor from being damaged by urine odor and stains! For fresh messes, the first step is to focus on getting up as much of the liquid as possible.
Messes on Carpet or Upholstery:
Gently press down on the paper towels or other absorbent cloth covering the carpeted area with your hands or feet. By doing this, you'll be able to remove and absorb as much liquid as possible. You might have to use a few paper towels so that you don't end up getting urine on yourself.
Continue this process until the area is almost completely dry.
Messes on hardwood or tile:
Using paper towels, an absorbent cloth, or a mop to sop up the pee on laminate, tile, or hardwood floors is effective. Once you're done with the main cleaning, go over the area again with a cleaner to make sure that all the residue is gone.
Step Two: Use a light to find the source of the dog pee smell
Dogs have a natural instinct to pee on things that smell like other dogs. This can make it difficult to find the source of the dog pee smell in your home. However, by using UV light you can quickly and easily find the source of the smell.
To use a UV light to find dog pee, simply turn off all the lights in your home and go into a dark room. Turn on the UV light and look for any areas that are glowing. These are likely spots where dog pee has been left behind.
If you have trouble finding the source of the smell with a UV light, you can also try using a black light. Black lights are not as effective as UV lights, but they can still be helpful in finding the source of the smell.
Step Three: Clean up urine stains with an enzyme stain & odor remover
Urine is a waste product that is eliminated from the body through the urethra. Urine contains water, minerals, salts, and organic matter including urea, uric acid, creatinine, and other compounds.
When dog urine comes into contact with fabrics like clothing or bedding, it can leave behind stubborn stains. Enzymes are proteins that help break down these organic molecules in pet urine so that they can be more easily removed. Enzyme cleaners like Nuesta Pets Stain and Odor Remover are specially formulated to contain these enzymes and can be used to remove urine stains from fabrics.
Nuesta Stain & Odor Eliminator Information and Options
Pet Stain and Odor Eliminator
Unlike most others that mask odors, Nuesta Pets Natural Stain and Odor Eliminator contains naturally-derived pineapple & papaya enzymes that attack and destroy strong odors, urine, and most other everyday messes caused by cats, dogs, or humans. Our pet stain & odor remover for home is great for everyday home use as a carpet cleaning solution, litter box odor eliminator, and also helps keep kennel & trash cans odor free. Spray away to keep stains & odors at bay.
Extreme Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator
Nuesta Pets Extreme Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator is designed to attack, lift & remove strong odors, deep stains, and other more severe accidents caused by cats, dogs, or humans while still being a "safer-choice" product. Our commercial-grade formula provides faster and deeper penetration to actually attack, destroy, lift, and eradicate pet (or human!) messes and odors from muddy paws to litter spills & everything in between.
How to use:
These products work quickly and efficiently! Spray directly on the affected area. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then wipe, blot, or vacuum the area! As simple as that! After using this product you will be left with a pleasant citrus scent due to the sweet orange and lemon essential oils.
After the mess is cleaned up be sure to check your pup! Hopefully, they didn't make a mess of themselves too. But, if they did be sure to give them a bath.
Alternative methods for cleaning up
In fact, many household methods are quite effective. Of course, we suggest Nuesta pets stain and odor remover because it doesn't use harsh chemicals and has a fresh scent due to the essential oils, pineapple, and papaya enzymes. Let’s take a look at some of the household items you can use in case your pet has an accident before your product arrives!
Simply sprinkle baking soda over the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, blot the area with a dry cloth or paper towel to absorb the pet accidents.
Distilled white vinegar is another household item that can be used to clean up dog pee. Simply mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water in a bowl. Then, pour the mixture over or use a spray bottle to wet the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Finally, blot the area with a dry cloth or paper towel to lift stains.
Simply pour hydrogen peroxide over the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, blot the area with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Simply mix dish soap and water in a bowl. Then, pour the mixture over the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Finally, blot the area with a dry cloth or paper towel.
How pet owners can prevent future accidents
There are a few things that pet owners can do to help prevent future accidents from happening in their homes. One of the most important is to make sure that they provide designated potty times for their pets, and that they train them accordingly.
Additionally, it's important to keep an eye on your pet. They will typically give an indication that they have to relieve themselves, so be prepared to take them outside when necessary. Finally, make sure you have a good stain & odor eliminator on hand in case of any accidents.
As pet parents, there's a good chance at some point they'll have an accident in the house. By following these guidelines, you can keep your home cleaner and your pet (and your family!) happier.