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I am looking for a recipe for a spot cleaner that will eliminate odors and stains left from dog accidents (feces and urine). I need the product to be made of natural ingredients, no chemicals or toxic ingredients.

I am also looking for a recipe for homemade doggie treats. Again, only natural ingredients, no chemical or toxic ingredients. I need them to be non refrigerated. I need them to be able to be stored on the shelf and easily fit in a small bag, a purse, or backpack.

By Jane

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September 20, 20110 found this helpful

If you will put in the search box for pee recipe, you will find it. I have used it continuously, and it works great. Let me know.

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September 20, 20110 found this helpful

1. If the area is still wet you should first attempt to absorb the dog urine. Leaving it there to dry out will only encourage bacterial growth which causes the smell. The best method is to place several layers of paper towel over the wet area and tread on it so as to soak up as much of the dog urine as you possibly can. You may have to repeat this several times until no more dog urine can be soaked up.

Sometimes dog urine accidents have already dried because you did not notice them previously. You can find dried urine spots on your carpet with the aid of a black light. The dog urine stains will fluoresce under the ultra violet light in a darkened room. Hand held black lights are quite inexpensive usually costing between $15 - $25. Of course, you can always save the expense of a black light to find the odors by using your nose instead.

2. The next step is to mix a solution of fifty percent white vinegar and fifty percent water. You must use a liberal amount of this solution to reach the carpet fibers deep down. Work the solution in with a scrubbing brush to ensure it penetrates the carpet fibers below.

Next step: Blot the area again using the paper towel method above. The vinegar will neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine. If you own a wet/dry vacuum extractor use that to remove excess moisture.

3. When the area has dried or almost dried sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the soiled area. Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of detergent. Plain liquid dishwashing detergent is quite suitable. Do not use caustic dishwasher detergent.

Put on a pair of rubber gloves and slowly pour the hydrogen peroxide and detergent mixture over the baking soda. Work the dissolving baking soda well into the carpet with your fingers or with a scrubbing brush.

Blot again and allow the area to dry completely. Then vacuum up the baking soda thoroughly. Use a hard bristled brush to loosen up the baking soda if necessary. That's all there is to it. Your carpet will smell fresh and free from urine odor.

If you don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand you could substitute it in an emergency for a spray laundry stain remover. Check the bottle. If it says 'Oxy' anywhere on the label then it probably contains hydrogen peroxide.

In areas that have been heavily soiled with dog urine you may have to repeat the process again.

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September 20, 20110 found this helpful

Here is a recipe for dog biscuits that a member named Susan contributed a few weeks ago (I had copied & saved it, so I don't know the link.)

Make Your Own Dog Biscuits

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup corn meal

1/2 cup soy flour

1/2 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds

1 tsp. iodized salt

1 tsp. bonemeal

2 Tbsp. corn oil or soy oil

1/4 cup unsulfured molasses

2 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

Directions:

Beat eggs and milk in a small mixing bowl.

Then in a large mixing bowl, mix together all dry ingredients and mix.

Add oil, molasses and all but 1 Tbsp. of the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients.

Knead until you have a firm dough, add a little more milk if needed. Let the dough sit for 30 minutes or more.

Roll out dough 1/2 inch thick and brush with the remaining egg/milk. Cut into biscuit sized pieces.

Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes for soft biscuits. For harder biscuits, turn off the oven and let the them sit for another hour in the hot oven.

By Susan ThriftyFun.com 8-26-11

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