How do you neutralize the smell of dog urine? Get Your Pet Thinking

For an old dog urine stain:

We all know that familiar stale dog urine smell coming from the carpet.

  • You may need to get on all fours yourself to locate the dog urine smell in your carpet. Your sniffer will know when you’ve found it. Now, assess the stain.
  • For a more mild urine stain: Add a pinch of mild dish soap with warm water until sudsy and pour onto the urine stain, then blot the carpet with a rag or paper towel until the stain is gone.
  • For a more resilient urine stain:
    1. Step 1 – Soak a rag in a mixture of vinegar and water (1:1 ratio) and blot the stain on your carpet.
    2. Step 2 – If the stain persists, pour a bit of the vinegar and water solution directly on the stain, scrub with a scrub brush and blot dry. Sprinkle a bit of extra baking soda onto the pee stain to neutralize both the pee smell and the vinegar smell.
    3. Step 3 – Mix a pinch of dish soap with ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide, pour onto the carpet stain and continue to scrub with a scrub brush.
    4. Step 4 – Then pat the stained area dry.
  • Hopefully, this does the trick of getting that dog pee smell out of your carpet, while neutralizing the scents enough that your pup doesn’t want to pee in this spot again. You can also purchase pet odor neutralizers to apply once the stain has dried.

    For a fresh dog urine stain:

    Act quickly to help prevent dog urine from smelling up your carpet.

  • Find the pee! First, track down the source of the smell. And do it quickly. Carpets absorb quickly! The longer the dog pee sits there, the worse it’s going to smell.
  • Soak up the urine. Once you’ve located the dog pee spot, you’ll want to use paper towels or wet rags to soak up the urine, absorbing as much as possible. If you’ve got an extracting wet vac on hand, feel free to use that.
  • Neutralize the smell Then you’re going to want to douse the spot with an enzymatic cleaner or simply make your own cleaning solution by combining (white or apple cider) vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio. Because the vinegar is acidic, it will neutralize the bacteria in the dog pee, offsetting its odor. Vinegar is pet safe, effective, cheap, and eco friendly. Let the vinegar solution sit for 3-5 minutes or carefully follow the instructions on the cleaning product’s label.
  • Try some DIY baking soda cleaning! Sprinkle baking soda over the vinegar mixture. This is the exciting part because the baking soda will react with the vinegar, creating a sort of foam. This will further aid in neutralizing the dog pee smell. Cover the baking soda vinegar spot with a damp towel for 24 hours, then rinse with clean water and vacuum if necessary.
  • Freshen up. For additional freshness, try using Febreze Fabric Pet Odor Eliminator once it’s completely dry. A nice way to end your battle with dog urine in your carpet.
  • Using Odor Neutralizing Products

    Pick your product. There are two categories of cleaning products that can be used to neutralize urine odors. They include enzyme-fighting products and oxidizing products.[4]

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    1 Try enzyme products.These products contain enzymes that decompose urine into molecules that can be eaten by specific non-odor causing bacteria present in their products. Examples of these products are:

    • 100% Natural Pet-Dog-Cat Urine and Stain Odor Remover by Nature’s Secret Weapon ™

      DIY odor stopper (Neutralizer) skunk,urine, etc… (WORKS FOR ME)