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For set-in pet stains on carpeting or rugs, simple spray cleaners may not suffice. You can rent a carpet cleaner from your local grocery or hardware store, or hire professional carpet cleaners to come attack the stains.
“Dogs aren’t at the groomer very long, so we don’t deal with a lot of big accidents. But intact males, usually the smaller dogs, will mark their territory right as they walk out the door. This cleans up those spots fast and there’s no lasting odor.” — Lisa Sawin, groomer and owner of Lisa’s Pet Styles
Just tried this and it really works! It completely removed the smell on carpet that had been repeatedly peed on. We got a dog from animal friends and when I went back to teaching she’s been peeing in the corner area of my living room. It smelled like a kennel. All of the smell is gone!
You can also use old throw away towels instead of paper ones. The thickness of regular towels allows for better absorption, soaking up more cat urine. If available, use a white towel. Once there’s no longer a yellow-tint to the liquid being absorbed, you’ll know all the urine has been absorbed.
We recently bought a repurposed cabinet made out of old barn wood. Once we got it home we really think it may have been sprayed. They had two cats where they live. I can’t see where the damage is. How do we clean this without ruining the barn wood
Using traditional methods of cleaning up the cat smell usually eliminate the ammonia smell but Uric acid in the urine is left behind. That can only be broken down by an enzyme cleaner. Here is a link Enzyme cleaner This should break down the uric acid.
Great article Sally, definitely covers this topic in-depth! However, we’ve got some carpets in a rental apartment that have old, and I mean really old, and now somewhat crusty, pee. What would you recommend as the best carpet cleaner for old pet urine?
Of course, some people do not like the scent of this spray, describing it as cheap perfume that only masks the odor. Others claim that this product does not work to make stains disappear, and that it is a complete waste of time. However, these people are few and far between, so it is definitely worth a try if you have set in stains and are looking for a promising solution!
Another place toilet odors may be coming from is the wax ring. It may have eroded and needs to be replaced. If this is something you are not comfortable with doing yourself, call a professional plumber.
The service told me they would come back out believe it or not – for a 3rd time. (Free of charge) They are sending someone else. I guess they are going to blacklight everything again and if nothing is showing up on the surface, they will perform some kind of moisture testing. Told me that if it is in the pad of the carpet they are able to pull up those areas and replace sections the pad. Really hoping the carpet doesn’t need to go. Nothing is visible and it is certainly much better, but I am ready for my house to smell fresh again. (and be sanitary of course) Hopefully the third visit will be a charm. They have actually been very understanding – thank goodness.
Important: It is better to wash the spot few times until you will use the carpet again. If the spot will remain smelling urine it will just attract dog and he will pee on the same spot again and again.
A baking soda paste with some essential oils (baking soda, a few drops of essential oil, enough water to form a paste) gently spread/rubbed over the surface and allowed to sit for 30 minutes, wiped up, and then followed by a vinegar spritz, is useful if none of the above work for you (all the above can be used on old or fresh stains/odors.)
Clean the cage. If you have rats, mice, gerbils, ferrets, rabbits, and other pets that live in cages with bedding, the cage could be making your whole house stink. Gently remove your pet and place the pet somewhere safe, such as a second cage. Then, get to cleaning:
All of this one-on-one time means that all of our furnishings are going to hold the distinct smell of dog, and even the most rabid of dog lovers amongst us may not want the whole house to smell of a dog that needs a good washing – not if we want to enjoy the company of human guests. So how do you get rid of that smelly dog smell? We’re happy to tell you that it’s relatively easy.
“I’ve been training dogs for ten years, so I’ve dealt with a lot of pee. My newest thing is Biokleen. I can’t use chemicals with the dogs I train — they get sneezy — so I like to go natural. Biokleen works with plant-based surfactants and doesn’t leave a layer of artificial perfume. It’s the same cleaner I use in my home.” — Elizabeth Reddin, dog trainer and owner of The Dog Institute of Williamsburg
If this is the option you must do, Kilz is a paint that will block stains and odors. If you have a serious problem and have to repaint or replace flooring, Kilz will block the urine odor completely, so you can start fresh.
I am so thankful that I found this site. I have 2, 11 year old kitties, both are fixed and have medical issues. My male cat has a urinary tract disorder and requires special food and lots of water. He is the perfect kitty, loves his litter box. My female has an inoperable stomach tumor and has decided that she no longer wants to pee in the litter box. Instead she has several places in my bedroom and bathroom that she rather use. I have tried vinegar w/ water and followed that with baking soda, she goes right on top of all of it. The tile and sheetrock in the bathroom are horrible. I have tried all the natural ways of cleaning them with no avail in deterring her. I’m not sure I know what an enzyme cleaner is but really need help with this. The Vet said they don’t make kitty diapers when I asked, I am willing to try anything.
Not all enzyme cleaners are equally effective. Good enzyme cleaners are typically a bit more expensive. Cheap ones will work, but need to be reapplied over and over (and probably end up costing as much as the more expensive enzyme cleaners). Enzyme cleaners this author is aware of that work well and reliably include Nok Out, Urine Off, and Anti-Icky Poo.
If the carpet is in a room you plan to utilize until the installation date, you can easily remove only the damaged area by cutting through the carpet and pad with a utility knife. To be on the safe side, extend the perimeter by at least a foot. 
It’s likely that house training a dog is the most frustrating task for a pet owner. The worst part is the urine smell that you can never seem to get rid of. The best pet odor eliminator products are designed to not only remove stains but keep your home smelling fresh and clean, even when you’re potty training your new puppy.
I bought this at Target for about $4.50, applied liberally with the sprayer–though I was tempted just to dump it on the carpet as my hand was getting sore. I was pretty skeptical but thought it would be worth a try. 24 hours after application, there’s just a mild scent of detergent and virtually no smell of urine. It does say it contains bacteria and enzyme solution, which I believe might be the key. Neither of the other solutions I tried mention anything about enzymes or bacteria.
My cat peed on our couch while we were away even though we had a cat sitter. I tried the baking soda & vinegar solution with directons #2 and the smell is GONE! I’m so happy – the next test will be if cats do it again on our next trip! But at least we have something to clean it up with!
Fresh lemon juice diluted with water (ratio of 1:1) will help to eliminate the smell of dog urine from the furniture and carpet. The mixture is left on the surface for 15 minutes and then wiped with the clean textile or sponge. In order to achieve the desired result you should start cleaning the surface immediately. The worst case is when urine dries. If it is necessary the method can be repeated several times.
“Clean up pet accidents by first blotting up the area and then adding a white distilled vinegar-and-water solution. Blot until it is almost dry. Then sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it dry. Vacuum up the residue the next day.”
A: To get skunk spray out of clothes, a mixture of hot water, vinegar and laundry detergent can be used. Clothes should be allowed to soak undisturbed in the mixture for about 20 minutes before washing normally.
What if you have a situation where you can’t do any of that? Several years ago someone put an item soaked in cat pee into our cloth lined book drop. Now every time it’s hot the entire book drop smells like cat pee. I’ve tried things like Febreeze and products that promise to remove urine odors to no avail. Even though the lining can be removed and washed, the county is not willing to do that and I can’t get permission to just do it myself. So what other options are there? Short of me filing a health complaint.