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    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.

    Thanks
    Diane in NC


    From: "Diane"
    Date: Mon May 26, 2003 6:58 pm
    Subject: Pet Urine Smells

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    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
    seasons.

    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
    taxes.

    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!

    Dennis

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    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
    the odors.

    In between quarterly treatments with the Nature's Miracle, buy stock in
    fabreeze and use, use, use!

    Good luck!
    Monica

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    Hi Diane

    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

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    Hi,

    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
    too.


    Debbie
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    Date: Tue May 27, 2003 9:27 am
    Subject: Re: Pet Urine Smells

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    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

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    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.

    Thank you,
    Janie

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    Date: Sun May 11, 2003 4:59 pm

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    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.
    Glenna

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    Date: Sun May 11, 2003 6:02 pm

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    Try borax powder and then zote soap!

    Rachel

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    Date: Sun May 11, 2003 6:32 pm

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    I've had good luck with some of the enzyme type cleaners combined with bleach- don't try it on yours tho I have white berber so it does'nt take out the color. I find cat vomit is the worst to try to get out stain wise. My question to you is is there still a stain after all you've tried or is there a smell your trying to eliminate or is it because your dog still goes there because she can smell it?

    I wish I had a good answer but I don't. Our littlest dog can't hold it if she's in for extended periods of time she's just too small but we have a happy meeting place- she pees on a throw rug by the back door and we let her do it. She only does it when desparate and I then pick it up and wash it well once a week. But its better then the other alternative which is her peeing soemwhere else and she will-we've experimented.
    Good luck

    Kim In CO

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    Date: Sun May 11, 2003 7:16 pm

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    I found this great thing this last week! It's called Spot Shot, it is expensive, but it works GREAT! My 115lb lab mix had the doggy flu and was throwing up AND had black diarrhea and he had 11 accidents in the house (he was SOO sick) and there is nothing but 7 marks on my beige carpet. I used the spot shot to clean it up and 4 of the places you don't even see a mark on. It works on old and new stains, and I wouldn't even have these 7 marks but I ran out and will need to get more come payday. I am sure that after I pick up an new can that these 7 marks will be gone too! Of all of the marks the 2 worse ones are done, they are gone completely and you can't tell a difference at all as to where they were. And even though the carpet is still a little discolored in the 7 spots that are here, the smell is gone completely.

    Since your dog is a dachsund, I would get a giant crate for her, the one that will fit a Great dane. This will keep her safe while you are gone, and your carpet clean. You can put her water in there with her and her favorite toys, or blankets. And you would be sure that she is safe from anything that way too. She would have plenty of room to laydown, or sit up and to drink her water until you return. Or see if there is a neighbor who could keep her during the day. A SAHM would be a good thing, or a SAHW like me. I don't have kids, but I stay at home during the day and work on various things, and keep track of our two dogs.... See if there is anyone in your area who would babysit her for you. If she were my dog I would do the crate thing at least. It would help you both.

    Emily Y.

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    Date: Sun May 11, 2003 8:17 pm

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    Is that the stuff in the blue can with the orange lid? If it is I have a friend who swears by it. Not for dog stuff tho but human- she has white carpet thru out her house as well and one holiday someone there over indulged and vomited all over her family room several times. She cleaned her carpet with a steam cleaner but had to do it twice- the first time the smell and the stains were still there then someone told her about spot shot and she used it and cleaned again and it worked.

    Kim In CO

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    yes! That is the stuff. It has worked so well that I am sorry I ran out! I think I am going to buy stock in it. LOL!! It's sold in my Wal-mart by the other floor cleaners and is in a blue can with an orange lid and is called Spot Shot.

    Emily Y.

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    Date: Sun May 11, 2003 10:16 pm

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    We have 4 large dogs, here's what i've done: If the spot is still wet, blot up as much of the pee as possible. Fold up towls and stand on them until no more liquid comes up. Use an enzyme product like "Outright pet order eliminator" or "Natures Miricle" the trick with using these products is you really have to soak the area. Use alot of it and let it sit, the longer the better. You may even want to cover it with a plastic bag to trap the enzymes in there and let them do their work. After a couple of days blot up the remaining liquid the same way you blotted the pee. Let it dry completely. If there is any discoloration i've used regular shaving cream. Foam some on the spot, rub it in with your finger tips really well. Wait a few minutes on rub out ramaining shaving cream with a wet towel.

    I also would think about crate training the dog like in a previous suggestion. Look for crates/kennels at garage sales. I just picked a Lab sized one for $8. Don't put her in it for a full 8 hours right away. Let her eat and drink in there, throw treats in it, toys, let the dog get used to it before you close the door and leave her in it. Start with a few hours at a time before you leave her all dog. This may take a couple days to a couple weeks to get her adjusted.

    (my husband trains dogs)
    Cindy in MI

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    Date: Mon May 12, 2003 1:46 pm

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    You might actually try pouring some of the homemade laundry detergent on it and than with a small stiff brush, sort of on the order of a bottle brush but flat, scrub the area and than soak up the detergent. I don't know if this would work for that but it did work on a red spill on my carpet today that I had no clue as to how long it had been there.

    Susan

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    Date: Thu May 15, 2003 1:10 am

 

 
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