Problem Solved - How To Get Dog Pee Out Of Carpet

Problem Solved - How To Get Dog Pee Out Of Carpet

Author WDF Staff | Last updated: May 30 2023


It is not uncommon that our dogs, and especially puppies have accidents inside the house. Noticing a pee stain in your house or on your carpet is something many puppy owners will experience, and you are not alone if your puppy does it as well.

Accidents can happen anywhere in the house, and if your puppy pees on the carpet, you will have much more work to do to get the stain out. Not only that this will leave a terrible stain, but it will also create an incredibly unpleasant odor.

Luckily, there are many things you could do to remove the pee from the carpet and to make your carpet look as good as new. Follow this guide, and we assure you you will have a clean carpet in no time.

Why should you clean dog pee immediately?

As we said earlier, not only will the pee leave a stain, but it will also create an unpleasant odor, so you must act quickly and clean it as soon as possible. The odor from the dog urine will get worse as time goes on, and the best thing you can do is start cleaning after noticing the stain.

Also, dog urine can easily attract bacteria that can lead to health problems for your dog and your family member, and we are sure you don’t want that.

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Guide - how to get dog pee out of carpet

If you are desperate and don’t know how to get the stain out of the carpet, follow these steps, and you can be sure that your carpet will be odor free and clean.

1. Use paper towels

From the moment you discover the pee stain on your carpet, you should take a paper towel or a mop and try to blot as much of the urine that is possible. Apply pressure on the stain and get as much urine as possible. At this time, you should avoid rubbing as this will only cause the urine to spread further.

2. Apply a cleaning solution

You can easily make your own if you don’t have a store-bought cleaning solution. The two most popular DIY cleaning solutions for this situation are

1. Vinegar and water

You should mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray this on the affected area. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and gently clean it with clean and dry towels until you absorb all the liquid. Again you should not rub, only apply pressure.

dog pee stain

2. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide

After applying vinegar and water, spread the baking soda onto the stain. Create a new mixture with hydrogen peroxide and water in a ratio of 1:2, and after mixing, apply it to the baking soda.

This substance will help neutralize the stain odor. Also, let it sit for about 15 minutes and gently scrub the affected area with a soft brush. Once it is dry, you should vacuum this area.

3. Rinse

After every cleaning solution, you should thoroughly raise the affected area. The best way is to use spray bottles filled with water and apply it to the area. This will help remove any leftover cleaning solution.

4. Dry the area

After applying everything, it is time to dry this area. Use clean and dry towels or paper towels to apply pressure to the area. You have to get all the liquid out. You can also use a hair dryer to make this process faster.

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What to do if the odor is still present?

Depending on the dog, even after doing everything we said, there is a possibility that the odor will still be there, but don’t worry. There are still things you can do to remove it.

1. Use baking soda

When the odor is still present, you can spray the baking soda over the pee stain and let it sit overnight. Baking soda is a natural odor absorber that will neutralize any remaining smell. Once the smell is gone, you must vacuum the baking soda from the carpet.

dog pee stain

2. Use activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is a natural odor absorber, and to remove the dog urine smell, you should place the bowl filled with activated charcoal near the stain. You should leave it for a few days to completely eliminate the odor.

3. Use air purifier

Using an air purifier can be a great addition to your home and not only for removing dog urine smell. Air purifiers will improve the quality of your air and create a safer environment for you and your dog. Also, an air purifier will help remove the unpleasant odor from dog urine.

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What to do if nothing seems to work?

If you did all the things mentioned, and the stain and odor are still present, maybe it is time to contact a professional to do the job. Professional carpet cleaners have specialized equipment and cleaning solutions that can easily remove carpets' deepest stains and odor.

When searching for the best professional to o the job, make sure to find the one who works with dog pee stains.

dog pee stain

How to prevent carpet stains?

Preventing future accidents is just as important as treating the existing stains. When you bring your new puppy home, you will have to properly potty train him. We know that this can be tricky, especially for new dog owners, but with the right resources, you can do it properly.

If you provide proper training for your puppy, you can be sure that accidents will not happen. To get started, make sure to check this article to understand how to potty train your puppy properly - How to Potty Train a Puppy

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