Can someone recommend a product to use to permanently remove urine smells? I want to eliminate any trace of smell so my pups don't go back to the same spot to do their business.
Kathy from VA
White vinegar--either diluted with water or used full strength and then rinsed with water.
There is no particular grand product and I've not tried vinegar, so I can't say it works (it likely does though), but I just wanted to offer this important tip....
DO NOT use a stain remover for your purpose. Anything with ammonia in it will only make the smell worse. When purchasing a product, it's important to be sure it is a pet odor "neutralizer". That's the wording you want. Most pet odor neutralizers do the trick, provided they use that particular word.
Hope this helps!
Nature's Miracle is very good. Sold at pet supply stores.
No product-this is a homemade remedy....2 cups of peroxide, one cup of water, half a cup of baking soda. Make in a large container because it bubbles. Pour on the urine spot. Let sit and dry. Do not dab up or wipe off. Sometimes if the baking soda isn't mixed well, it leaves a little white residue on the carpet, but you can wipe it off with a wet cloth. This is the only thing I have found to work. It saturates the carpet and the pad very well.
For urine on carpets, use a mixture of a little dish detergent, 3 parts water and one part white vinegar. For outside smells, first flood the area with water - LOTS. Then dump your coffee grounds on the soil every day. They will help fertilize the soil, add necessary acid for evergreens and provide a cover-up scent for you while mother nature takes care of the scent with watering it down. Also get a product from the pet store that you spray on the area to keep pets from coming back there. Also a tray of mothballs in the area will help deter them. Although I tried this to keep a skunk away from building a home under my porch once and later found the mothballs outside on the grass oiled up like little white cannon balls! Good luck.
I read on here awhile back that Suave green apple shampoo is good for urine odors in the bathroom. I don't know if it would work for your purpose but it did for mine!! And it is cheap - and if it doesn't work for that, wash your hair with it!
You need to buy a product called "OUT!" it's only $4.79 at Walmart, & it works by using good bacteria & enzymes to "eat" the urine stains & odors, Plus!, it smells like Vanilla too!
-----> Here's my "recipe" for cleaning & permanently removing urine stains & odors:
To clean pet urine:
# 1) Start by first cleaning the area with a Vinegar-Water solution: Use 2 -3 parts water mixed with 1 part Vinegar. (It's easiest to put this mixture in a well marked spray bottle) Clean & Blot, with a white towel or white rag.
*** A side note: NEVER use Ammonia to clean up Cat or Dog urine! Because Cats & Dogs will be attracted right back to that same spot to go again, since all urine is so strong in ammonia, this "fools the pets nose".
NEXT: and this is the most important step:
#2) Buy "OUT! " brand pet odor neutralizer at Walmart, it works by "eating" organic stains & odors by using "good bacteria and enzymes" it cost only $4.79
* The main trick is to keep the "OUT!" wet so the good bacteria stay "alive" by covering the area with plastic wrap or an unused plastic garbage bag. DO NOT blow dry area as this will kill the good bacteria that "eat" the stain & smell. "Out" smells like yummy vanilla, which is nice.
# 3) The second day: Repeat the application of the "OUT" product.
# 4) The third day: Pour plain old drugstore hydrogen peroxide on the area & let it fizz & bubble up anything that's left. Do this & I can bet your pet urine smell will disappear!
* Be careful to pre-test the carpet in a discreet area before using the Hydrogen Peroxide, just to make sure the carpet won't fade. (I've use peroxide many, many times to clean spots on my carpet & upholstery & it's never hurt my carpet, upholstery or any clothes fabric.
* Peroxide works to remove ANY organic stain (that means it will remove grape juice which is natural, but not grape Jell-O or grape kool-aid which is artificial, anyway... you get the idea.) Peroxide will also remove dried old Blood, Coffee, (even coffee that has sat for weeks in carpeting!) & Hot Chocolate!
Peroxide is a Totally Amazing stain remover! It works by using Oxygen to "fizz out" the stain... Simple, but effective!
* (Do NOT use the stronger peroxide that women bleach their hair with. Use the cheap 59 cents peroxide that is sold in grocery & drug store's "first-aid" isle.
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