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We have an adorable 5lb chihuahua named Pepe who happens to have a tiny bladder to match his tiny body. When he’s let outside regularly, he’ll go potty on the grass. But now we have a 6-month old baby, there’s a tendency to get preoccupied which means we’ve occasionally forgotten to let Pepe out as often we should. Even though he is house-broken, accidents can happen (and when your bladder is the size of a walnut it can be hard to hold your pee in!)
Because he knows he is not supposed to pee in the house, he will sneak away when I’m not looking, and his recent potty of choice was the carpet in my baby son’s bedroom. Awesome.
Because my son spends a lot of time on the floor, I didn’t want to douse it with chemicals, but I obviously needed to get rid of the dog urine smell.
This DIY pet urine smell remover works amazing! It doesn’t smell disgusting and chemical-filled like most store-bought solutions and it really works (unlike many store-bought options.)
*Make sure to patch-test this somewhere before you pour it over your carpet!
Dog Urine Smell Remover
2 cups of hydrogen peroxide
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp liquid dish soap (I used Dawn)
Stir together all ingredients in a bowl until baking soda has dissolved.
Pour solution over urine patches and allow to completely dry.
Vacuum up any excess.
Homemade Carpet Deodorizer
After vacuuming up the excess, I like to use a homemade carpet deodorizer as well, just to be sure there is no smell left over.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
10-15 drops of essential oil (I use Lavender)
Sprinkle over carpet, let sit for 15-30 minutes, vacuum.
After vacuuming up the deodorizer, I used my secret weapon to fluff up the carpet and make it look like new again.
Seriously, I swear by this FURemover broom, regardless of whether you have pets or not – it’s a MUST have, in my opinion.
If you prefer to use a store-bought solution but want one that actually works, then this SUN Professional Grade Pet Urine Remover is hands-down, the best pet stain remover that I’ve found. Unlike other pet stain removers, it actually binds to and absorbs the odor at a molecular level. And it comes with a money-back guarantee, that’s how confident they are that it will get rid of even the toughest pet odors.