Last week I adopted this adorable pitbull puppy and I just love him to death! There’s just one problem. He keeps peeing on the carpet. I try to clean it up, but the carpet still smells gross. Awhile ago, I read if the dog smells urine in a room it will think that’s the bathroom and keep going there. I need to know the best way to clean dog urine from carpet so I can housebreak my dog! Thanks.
Tierre Jimenez, Spokane
Although baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, borax, and vinegar are all tried, and true methods of removing urine smell from carpets, they aren’t the best methods. In fact, the most effective method of removing pet urine from carpet is probably something you haven’t even heard of:
Enzyme cleaner doesn’t mask the smell, and it does more than eliminating odor. It breaks down the chemicals causing that smell completely. Even your dog, with his extra sensitive nose, won’t smell the urine any longer.
For more pet stain and smell removal tips, you can read our full post here: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/get-rid-urine-smell-stains-mattress-carpet/
One thing you should not use to clean up pet urine is harsh chemical cleaners. These could seriously hurt your pet if he were to lick the spot or lay down in it. We list a natural enzyme cleaner recipe on our how to get cat urine smell out of carpet tips here.
If this would happen in your car, you can use a natural DIY car carpet cleaner to naturally clean up or go ahead and just replace the car carpet. Always remember when you have pets, that you need to use cleaners that are safe for them, which excludes most commercial cleaners.