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How to Remove Pet Urine Stains

 Pet Urine Stains

Removing Pet Urine Stains

If you own a dog or a cat, you most likely have pet urine stains on your carpet. It happens. Before you run out in a panic to purchase an expensive, toxic product to remove the pet stain, head into your kitchen, grab the baking soda and vinegar and follow these steps:

  1. Soak the urine stain with full strength white vinegar
  2. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda directly on the vinegar soaked stain. You will see some bubbling and foaming as it cleans so no rubbing!
  3. Let the spot dry for a day or two before sweeping up and then vacuuming (cover the spot with a bowl to keep little feet off if necessary)

If the urine stain and odor are not completely removed after the carpet is dry check out our cat urine stain post for additional tips.

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  1. We have my mother-in-law’s dog visiting and unfortunately she isn’t as housetrained as our own dog. We will definitely have to try this on the spot on our lovely Indian rug that she keeps returning to over and over again!

  2. What a great tip. We don’t have any carpeting at this point, cut I will share this with my sis who has two fur babies who have frequent “accidents”.

  3. Good to know. I wish I had known this while we had our last cat! So far our new cat hasn’t had any accidents, but you never know. I’m going to keep this for future reference.

  4. This is such a helpful tip! One of our three cats has had a couple of accidents and I’ve been at a loss as to the best way to clean up. I hate using really chemical-laden cleaning agents.