Home Remedies to Remove Old Pet Urine From Carpet

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    • There are several home remedies to remove pet urine.Puppies of the spitz-dog and cat in studio image by Ulf from Fotolia.com

      Removing old pet urine from the carpet is an unwelcome but often necessary task for pet owners. Puppies in the process of learning housebreaking rules may have an accident on the carpet. Cats may find the litter box too dirty for use or may be stressed by something new in the household and eliminate outside the box. A pet with a bladder infection or other health issues is often unable to control where it urinates. It is important to clean the carpet as quickly and thoroughly as possible. If pet urine smell is left on the carpet, a pet will be encouraged to eliminate there again in the future. To ensure colorfastness, test any removal method on a hidden part of the carpet prior to applying it to the stain.

    Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

    • Saturate the stain with a mixture of half water and half white vinegar. Allow the mixture to dry, then blot with a clean, dry rag to ensure all moisture is removed. Sprinkle the spot with baking soda, and then dampen with a mix of a 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 tsp. liquid dishwashing detergent. Put on rubber gloves and work the mixture into the carpet. Let the mixture dry, and then vacuum. Repeat if necessary.


    • Mix together equal amounts of vinegar and water. Add half a capful of mouthwash to the vinegar mixture. Saturate the urine spot with the mixture. Allow it to dry, and then sprinkle with baking soda. Vacuum up the baking soda.


    • Slice three lemons in half. Squeeze the lemons over the urine stain and allow the juice to saturate the spot. Rub with a cloth to be sure the juice penetrates the urine. Let the lemon juice remain on the stain for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

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