The only bad part about being a dog owner is trying your hardest to remove pet odors and pet urine odor from furniture and carpeting. The most frustrating part is when you get started and come to the realization “my whole carpet smells like dog pee!”  Whether your dog has anxiety and can’t help but wet the carpet or your puppy is potty training, you will eventually try to get these stains and scents away from your carpet.

My Whole Carpet Smells Like Dog Pee

My Whole Carpet Smells Like Dog Pee!

If your whole carpet smells like dog pee, you can try a series of homemade pet odor and stain removers or buy commercial ones.

Homemade Pet Odor and Stain Removers

Vinegar and Baking Soda

The mixture of vinegar and baking soda is a very common carpet cleaning solution that is used for getting out deep set in stains. Baking soda is known to absorb scents while vinegar is an acid which counteracts alkaline odors such as urine; a mixture of the two make a tough odor fighting combination. Pour a 1:1 mixture of baking soda and vinegar onto the stain, let it sit for a couple minutes and scrub with a carpet friendly brush until stain or scent is gone. Scrub the stain until it start to lose it’s moisture then sprinkle some baking soda on it to absorb the rest, then vacuum. After about a day, check the stain or urine scented area and check the results. If you are not satisfied, you will have to repeat the process again. Once you have completed cleaning your carpet, you can make your carpet soft again.

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

When trying to prevent a fresh urine stain from smelling up your home, extract as much moisture as possible with a paper towel then sprinkle baking soda over the stain to absorb more saturation. Next, you will need to pour over a mixture of ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap over the area. Gently rub the whole mixture into the stain and let is rest there and do it’s magic for about 15 minutes. Then when it looks dry, vacuum it up as thoroughly as possible.    

Store Bought Solutions for Cleaning Pet Urine from Carpet

When you don’t have the time or patience to mix the ingredients of a homemade carpet solution, there are some products that you can buy as your cleaning aid.

Nature’s Miracle Advanced Pet Trigger Spray –  This spray is known as one of the best sprays that works exceptionally well to clean stains made of pet urine, mud, grass, wine and foods as well. Some people use this to spray on stubborn stains from clothing before throwing it in the wash like blood and mud. Because of its natural formula, it is safe to use in areas where children often play.

Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator – Amazon’s number 1 selling stain and odor remover that is also safe for the environment and has been used for children’s toys and furniture, yet strong enough to use on urine, feces and vomit. Reviews suggest that this product actually leaves a smell behind for a short amount of time, yet fades away after a couple of days. Hopefully, the scent isn’t as bad as pet urine.

OUT! Pet Stain and Odor Remover – With many great reviews and a hard working formula that penetrates new and old stains. OUT! Is currently the cheapest solution pricing just about under $5.00 on Amazon and also has a natural ingredient formula.

Bottom Line

Old or new pet stains that leave obnoxious urine scents can be a horrible nuisance in your home. When you’re left wondering “why my whole carpet smells like dog pee?” and don’t know where to start, try buying some top rated pet stain and odor removers. If you want something more affordable, natural, safer for the environment or better for use near children, make a DIY carpet cleaning and odor fighting solution.

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