How do you get rid of dog urine smell permanently? Here’s What to Do Next

New Urine Stains on Carpet or Fabric

Your dog just peed on the carpet. Now what? Luckily, you probably have the cleaning tools for the job right at hand. Place a thick layer of paper towels over the wet spot, and, if possible, under it, as well. Cover that with a thick layer of newspaper. You can stand on the paper for a few minutes to help it absorb the urine more quickly, or just leave the paper until most of the urine is soaked up. Then remove all the paper and rinse the area with cool water. Blot up all the water, either with towels or a wet vac. Fair warning: the soggy towels are probably going to stink, which is a good thing, because it means you’re drawing out as much of the urine and its odor as possible.

Once you have most of the liquid blotted up, the next step is to remove the odor. And for this, a common household item is your best weapon: baking soda. Spread baking soda thinly and evenly across the damp spot, being careful not to overdo it; about 1/4 cup or less is enough for most stains. Let the baking soda sit overnight, and then vacuum thoroughly. You may have to go over the area several times to vacuum up all the powder, until the area feels clean to the touch.

How do you get rid of dog urine smell permanently?

How do you get rid of dog urine smell permanently?

Another method adds one more household staple, vinegar. In a clean spray bottle, mix one cup of distilled white vinegar with one cup of water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda. Shake it up to mix the ingredients, and then spray on the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then blot with towels until clean.

How to Get Rid of Dog Pee Smell and Stains in Carpets and Couches

For carpets, couches, or other areas that cannot be machine-washed, follow these steps:

  • First, manually soak up excess moisture with a towel.
  • Next, soak another towel with a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner. Leave the towel and cleaner on the wet spot for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, blot and soak up the remaining moisture with a dry towel.
  • Finally, apply an enzymatic cleaner, such as Nature’s Miracle, to the spot. Leave the enzymatic cleaner on the spot for another 15 minutes.
  • If you can’t remove the smell using this method, try contacting a professional carpet cleaner or using a steam cleaning machine.

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