Removing Dog Urine Stain on Carpet

The stain is set in. I have tried vinegar and water.

By Sandy


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How old is the stain?
Has the dog or any other animal gone there more than once that you know of?
I happen to have been a vet tech,dog obedience trainer and worked with animals my whole life.That being said, I have tons of experience with all of the stain removers on the market and "home remidies".

Unfortunately pet urine stains on the carpet and on unsealed concrete are the toughest to remove as they penetrate the flooring deeply.The carpet padding works like a sponge as does the carpet trapping the oder in there quite well, most of the time to the subflooring as well.

I can honestly say I have tried it all from every brand out there to mixing any concoctions know to man to get the stains out's the run down..


1.dogs and cats have amazing supper sniffers they can smell one atom of urin or feces left! So if we can smell it its pretty well saturated.they will aslo be attracted to going there again because they can smell they went there before and thats what attracts them to going there again and again.

2.The only real way to ever remove the urine is with active enzymes that go deep into the padding and carpet and actually slowly eat the urin away.

3. Keeping then dog away from this area some times for weeks go months is essential to removing it fully.(can use a weighted overturned laundry basket w allows the spot to breathe and dry and keeps anyone from stepping on it as well!

4.Always test a spot of your carpet with any cleaner to be sure it doesn't destroy your carpets color.Usually some where unnoticeable and let it set for several days before using it some where noticeable.


The absolute best product out there that I used to get the hardest stain out there out of my carpet (cat urine).. was "urine off".It smells nice to people but also has strong enzymes that removed the stain and smell for good to you and your pet.It also didn't take as long as most other enzyme stain removers. (And no I am not affiliated with the company but was finally so impressed with a product that does what it claims! )

You will want several light colored or white "rag" towels folded fairly thick saturate the area with the stain remover (after colorfast testing it of course) let is sit an hour or so then put a folded towel over the area and start stepping on it, rocking on it with your whole body weight. Use several towels if you have too. Repeat this until the towels aren't pulling up any more stain or smell. Saturate the carpet again this time leaving the "urine off " in the carpet padding to work its magic as it slowly dries.

Then use a clean damp but not dripping wet hand towel to gently rub and blot at the surface of the stain. I use gentle back and forth light movments changing in each direction every now n then..left right back forth up and down w out pushing down on the stain. This part is to actually remove the surface stain and you don't want to pull up more from the carpet pad...don't scrub hard as it will also fray the carpet fibers. Gentle sweeping motion on the surface. Unfold the towel and use only clean spots if you notice the towel getting dirty.this avoids making a bigger stain. Then mist the top of the carpet with more urine off and let it dry. ( Some of this is on the directions on the bottle.)


If your stain is still there even after all of the other steps (sometimes hard to tell until its drying) you can use a tiny tiny dab of dawn dish soap to remove the rest of the visual stain. You want to be sure to use a damp towel.Its best to colorfast test this too but I usually just wipe off a tiny amount say the drop of soap that's left on the cap.rub the towel together over soap if it foams a lot rinse some out you want it almost unnoticeable just a bubble here n there is white foam or it makes the stain worse and sticky! Do the same gentle back and forth movements with out pushing hard you can use a finger or two to get stubborn spots .After its lifted the stain use another damp towel to gently rub in every direction to get the remaining soap off.

It seems pretty involved bit it does work . It mostly just takes several rags or towels,time and patience. I once you have removed the stain leave the basket over it and let it just dry.


I also always told my friends and students if they can't invest in a carpet steamer to get a wonderful little thing called a spot bot.They run about $99.00. When a stain is new (any liquid like urin) you always want to use the suction tool first and pull as much liquid out before hitting the scrub button this helps keep from spreading the stain..but after that you hit the button it scrubs the carpet for you you remove the extra moisure w the same tool . Its wonderful it does most of the work for your right away when the stain is fresh and even sometimes for old stains too. But I am always "armed" with my trusty spot bot and urine off and have no more stains on my carpets!

I hope this helps! 8) good luck!

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The best product I have found is "Out" - you blot up excess urine (or vomit or?) if it is still wet; pour on the Out. Do not use sparingly - pour on enough to saturate & go all around the spot.


Leave it. This may have to be repeated if the stain is old & set, maybe repeated several times. But is has always worked for me. It is made in formulas for hard surfaces & carpet/cloth.

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My friend's husband is a professional carpet cleaner and I actually just asked him about this last week. He strongly recommends a product by BioKleen called Bac Out for pet and kid stains. It's natural, safe around children and pets (even birds), and doesn't leave a residue behind. You can find it at most stores that have a health foods section or you can get it through Amazon. He also recommended Nature's Miracle specifically for pet stains.

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