Pet Urine Smells
Hello everybody. I am new to the group. This is my first post. And
I have a question.
I searched the archives but did not find anything. I need to know if
anybody has a remedy for getting the smell of pet urine out of
carpet, mostly dogs. My older dog has accidents at nights and the
smell id getting terrible. I need help with this please.
Diane in NC
Date: Mon May 26, 2003 6:58 pm
Subject: Pet Urine Smells
This has been a big problem for me also over the years --- my older pug
(going on 14) just was put on Proin (I think) a supplement to stop
bed-wetting. She had lost all control of her muscles back there, and could
not tell when she was wetting or pooping. If this cheap supplement had not
worked, the next thing the vet would have done was to put her on a
medication that has few side effects, and that would normally stop the
problem. I also use the pet wee pads from Foster & Smith website, a
veterinary practice in the midwest that also sells pet supplies, I use their
own brand of wee pads, plus I bought some plastic frames to hold these pads
in place better.
They also sell products to control the pet urine, but when I replaced my
flooring, I tore up asll carpet, which killed me to vacuum (asthma) and put
down Pergo. The Pergo on a scale of 1 - 5, with 5 being the best, I would
give it a 3. It is not as impervious to moisture as they claim, but it can
be repaired if needed, and I had a picture fall crooked to the floor, and
puncture the Pergo like a dart-- but once again it can be repaired, and mine
is already several years old, so it has been a BIG improvement over carpet.
Plus it seems to keep my condo (upper story) warmer and cooler in the
Another possible solution is the "bloomers" you can buy for dogs at Fosters
and Smith, and maybe better onces someplace else. These are usually for
dogs in heat, but they have little absorbent liners that can be changed when
the dog wets.
You also might hop on the Doris Day Anjimal League website, she puts out a
little booklet with lots of helpful hints. Also, I used to buy odor and
stain removed from Petco, which also has an online site.
Another shopping tip -- I joined years ago the igive.com shopping portal.
When I shop for products, I go to their site, which has a list of merchants
linked to it, such as Petsmart, Walmart, Sears, e-bay, etc. What is nice is
that when you make a purchase, the merchant you shop at automatically gives
a donation to the charity of your choice through igive -- you just choose
your favorite chairty when you sign up, and they automatically tell you how
much the merchant gives on each purchase to your charity -- for example, 2%,
or maybe in the case of e-bay a few cents for each item you bid on.
They keep track of how much you have donated to your favorite charity, and
tell you at the end of the year, when you can deduct this amount off your
Now keep in mind, it would be stupid to spend a lot more for anything just
to get the deduction, you could always save money by shopping wiser and give
the chairty the money yourself! But, I shop carefully, and so far my
charity (Best Friends Anjimal Sanctuary) has gotten 40.31 I beleve! When I
think of how hard it is for me to find money to give to my favorite
charities, that gets me jazzed!
I've always used the Nature's Miracle line from pet stores like Petco with some
success. It seems to help for a time before the smell slowly returns (which it
will if its in the carpet padding). They have solutions that you can manually
work in or spray on as well as a solution for a carpet shampooer. We have one
incontinent cat and two others that cannot resist the urge to mark their
territory where the incontinent cat has gone. Ugh! Smell city. Like someone
else wrote, we have also started replacing carpet with Pergo (although I would
rate mine a 5 on her same scale) because once the urine gets into the padding
it will NOT go away permanently. And if it hits your subfloor like it did for
us in our dining room......yuck! The whole thing needs to be replaced to stop
In between quarterly treatments with the Nature's Miracle, buy stock in
fabreeze and use, use, use!
I have 4 dogs, and 3 cats and in the past had up to 6 dogs all in the house, my
females I never have trouble with accidents but blacky who is now going on 15
years old still gives me problems. Here are a few ideas that I have used in the
past. One thing you do need to remember that once the urine gets into the carpet
pad it is really hard to get out. A few things I have done in the past:
1. For dog and cat urine, immediately mix a solution of 2 tsp. dish soap and
cool water. Froth it up and blot the area well with the foamy lather. Wash off
with a mixture of white vinegar and water ( one part vinegar to 8 parts water).
Make sure you dry the area immediately with a hairdryer set on cool or even a
small fan will work if not enough time.
2. Pour liberal amount of club soda on the area and blot immediately with paper
towels. If the odor is still there the next day, cover the area with about 1/4"
of baking soda and let it sit on the carpet for 2 days then vacuum.
3. If stain or odor still persists, try this. Add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to
1 tbsp. of baking soda. Add 1 tsp. of dish soap and stir well. Apply the
solution to the area with a sponge. Let dry and sweep. Make sure you throw the
solution away after use. Because of it's volatility it loses it's effectiveness
within a very short time.
4. Past of borax and water also works, apply the paste, wait for it to dry then
give it a good vacuum.
5. For wooden floors. Mix a 1/2 cup of warm water and wet the area well.
Sprinkle some baking soda onto the area and give it a good scrub. As soon as the
effervescing stops, rinse well with warm water and dry the floor immediately.
6. Last but not least if the smell still won't go away, run to your closest
store that sells pet supplies and purchase one of many items that they sell to
remove pet smells form carpets and furniture. It works great, and after cleaning
well this will get down into your carpet padding and reduce the smell that you
are now having.
Good Luck & Hope I've helped out solve your problem Donna
I've used a product called Quick N' Brite. I've been using it for years. I
have used Nature's Miracle, but didn't like the results. Quick N' Brite has
always done better. It comes in a concentrate form, so I blend it and keep it
ready to use in an old Dawn dishsoap bottle. You heat it up for about 1
minute in the microwave and the apply it directly to the stains. It blots the
stains up right away. I've even gone back over old stains and it lifts them
Date: Tue May 27, 2003 9:27 am
Subject: Re: Pet Urine Smells
I also have 4 dogs and vaccumm every other day. Our Kerby has held up
quite well. During shedding season i get out our shop vac and use
that first to get the majority of hair up before using the kerby. It
saves on bags, they are expensive. I also sweep up hair on wood and
tile floors rather than vaccumming. Cindy in MI
Hi, this is my first time to post...I how like to know if anyone has a sure fired solution for getting dog urine out of a 2 year old beige carpet? We have tried just about everything from enzima cleaners from the pet store to oxiclean with hot water. My D Hubby is ready to pull the carpet up. We can not get rid of the dog, she is a 3 year old double dapple dachsund, she is special needs, she is deaf and near blind. She has to stay in the house. We take her out in the am before we leave for the day and let her out as soon as we get home about 8-1/2 hrs.
I would greatly appreciate any input from anyone out there.
Date: Sun May 11, 2003 4:59 pm
We have a carpet cleaner...and used it once for a house we were enting. the carpet was gross...had dog urine encrusted in it..and it soaked down deep enough to removed it. At least it pulls the dirt out of the carpet.
From: "eric and glenna"
Date: Sun May 11, 2003 6:02 pm
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