Pet Stains on Light Colored Carpet

I just recently returned from a month long vacation. The neighbor girl that I had asked to watch my animals (2 dogs and 3 cats), did not keep her end of the bargain. She was supposed to stay at my house and look after the animals. I came home to find out she only came over to feed them and water them. So my cream colored carpets are now spots encrusted with dog and cat urine. I rent my home and cannot replace the carpet.

I did try the ol' vinegar and water trick and that didn't seem to help. I also read somewhere that vinegar only gets rid of the smell for human noses and animals will continue to relieve themselves even after an area has been "vinegarized". I also have tried numerous cleaning products and have found nothing to get the smell or some stains out. Please help.

Yolanda Up North


Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

Try baking soda. (05/29/2005)

By Betty

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

PetSmart sells several different products, one specifically for cat urine and then one for animal urine, in general, that is supposed to get the stain as well as the smell out. I am working on that now, since my two cats have peed mutiple times on my leather couch and chair. Gosh, I hope that this works! (05/29/2005)


By Kim

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

First I would pretreat the spots with a solution of OxiClean and water. Someone mentioned to try Spray and Wash as a pretreatment, as well, but I haven't tried that yet. Then I would use a carpet cleaner with OxiClean in it (I love that stuff). Let dry. Then go over it one more time with a solution of Odoban and water - read the bottle. You can get this at Sam's Club. It works great on pet odors. (05/29/2005)

By Donna

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

Many years ago our dog had constant urinary tract infections. Until the problem cleared up, she had a lot of accidents. She was also a large dog, which meant large carpet clean-ups. I tried everything to get rid of the odor -- she would always use the same spot, of course, by the front door. My neighbor gave me a syringe and told me to fill it with vinegar and squirt it into the carpet. This would get into the carpet padding which was most likely holding the odor. I wouldn't recommend this if you have hardwood flooring, we don't, so it worked for us. If you are able to pull up the carpet, and treat the padding would be another solution. Good luck. (05/30/2005)


By mkymlp

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

Try club soda, baking soda, and vinegar. I'd apply the club soda and blot. Apply the baking soda and let it dry. Vacuum up. Apply vinegar and water. Let dry and vacuum again. Because your cats have used this area to urinate you must watch them carefully so they do not return. Placing a piece of furniture on the spot after you have treated it helps. It eliminates access to the "familar" spot by the cats. This might help. Good luck. (05/30/2005)

By Jennifer from CA

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

We have used a product that we bought at Walmart called, Out! it is an enzymatic cleaner that seems to work really well. We have two cats and one of them loves to heave up the hairballs on my cream carpet. It removes the stain and any odors. (05/31/2005)

By Cheryl W.

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

I have used a product called Gonzo stain remover. It works wonders! It even took and old brown stain of unknown origin out of our carpet (also cream colored) that even a steam cleaner could not remove. It has no smell, is pet safe and not expensive. (06/17/2005)

By cindyg234

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

I found this on the internet and tell everyone about it, but I've only tried it on white carpet so test spot first. In an empty dish soap bottle, put 1 bottle of hydrogen peroxide, a tablespoon of baking soda, a tablespoon of laundry soap, shake well and squirt on stain (even an old one), where the dog urinated. I then use my carpet cleaner or blot up with an old towel. It bubbles out the stain and smell. It's amazing and so inexpensive!! I've tried all those expensive products and nothing works better! (07/24/2005)

By nofifi

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

Try pouring cold water on the stains, letting it soak for a few minutes and then soaking it up with a fluffy old towel. Worked for me many times and even got rid of old stains that the cleaners wouldn't. Plus no smell. Does not work as well if the spots have been scrubbed with certain cleaners though, as far as the smell goes. The cleaners seem to trap the smell into the carpet. (07/31/2005)

By thirstyone

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

The best carpet cleaner I have ever found for removing urine odors and the pet not returning is call "Anti-Icky Poo". I buy it from my vet's office, I haven't found it at any store. You may be able to buy it online, I am not sure. It is guaranteed and I have used it and it is great. I have 2 cats that urinated in a couple corners of our spare room. I tried many things to clear it up, but they kept returning. After using the Anti-Icky Poo, they don't even turn their noses to those corners, as if they don't even smell it. I definitely don't. It is great. (06/05/2006)

By Katie

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

Nature's Miracle, is a good product - seems to work very well on the odor, less well for stains. (02/23/2008)

By Gayle.

Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

Look up "planet urine", online, this product works. Just make sure to use a shop vac to get all of it out, or it will still smell. If you buy the economy pack, it will last for years. I bought it about 7 years ago, and it works great to this day. (05/20/2008)


Pet Stains on Cream Colored Carpet

I happened to be watching a TV program geared at preparing your house for sale, and picked up this top tip. Try shaving foam. I didn't think it would work, but it did! Simply spray then work into affected area (I used a softish scrubbing brush), then leave to dry. It was that easy!

It managed to lift a particularly stubborn pet stain where various attempts using conventional carpet cleaners have failed. (01/22/2009)

By Diane


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