Learn how to remove dog urine odor from the carpet – never suffer from dog urine smell again! These are simple, easy steps you can take to remove that stinky odor, NATURALLY!
You’re walking through barefoot through your living room and suddenly you feel a wet patch – yes, the dreaded dog urine on the carpet.
When you’re potty training a new puppy, caring for an older dog suffering from incontinence or have a tiny dog (like a chihuahua) that finds it hard to hold their pee for longer than a few minutes, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually find a dreaded dog pee patch on your nice, clean carpet or rug.
Even in house-broken dogs, accidents can happen. And when left too long, dog urine can seep through the carpet into the underlay and the stench can become unbearable.
If you have young children at home or you prefer to avoid chemical cleaning products, then a natural DIY dog urine remover is the solution.
You may also want to read about some of these other DIY cleaning hacks.
How to Remove Dog Urine Odor From The Carpet
This is the solution I used whenever our little dog had an accident on the carpet. This DIY pet urine smell remover works amazing, smells good, contains no harsh chemicals and is effective at removing dog urine scent from the carpet.
DIY Pet Urine Remover
- 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide
- 2 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp liquid dish soap (I used Dawn) – you can also use an all natural dish detergent if you prefer.
Method of Use:
- Stir together all ingredients in a bowl until baking soda has dissolved.
- Pour the solution over urine patches and allow it 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 no odor remains. This is optional, but I find it’s adds that extra level of deodorizer.
Plus, it helps with any other smells that may have accumulated in your carpet! You can use this method to freshen up the smell in your house while you’re speed cleaning before guests arrive!
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 10-15 drops of essential oil (I use Lavender)
Method of Use:
Sprinkle the deodorizer over the carpet and let sit for 15-30 minutes. Then just use your vacuum cleaner to vacuum it up.
After vacuuming up the deodorizer, I used my secret weapon to fluff up the carpet and make it look like new again.
I swear by this FURemover broom, regardless of whether you have pets or not – it’s a MUST have, in my opinion (it also removes human hair from the carpet.). I lose a ton of hair and this works great to pick it up off the carpet.
In addition to a carpet deodorizer, using an essential oil diffuser can help keep your house smelling fresh.
The Best Commercial Dog Urine Odor Remover
If you find that the DIY dog urine odor remover doesn’t work effectively, you prefer a commercial solution or you have deeper odors that seem to linger, then I recommend the Rocco & Roxie Pet Odor Eliminator.
Unlike other pet stain removers on the market, it actually binds to and absorbs the odor at a molecular level. While the above can work on cat urine as well, sometimes I find cat urine to be pretty strong and this cleaner works a little better for those stronger odors.
And the Rocco & Roxie Pet Odor Eliminator comes with a money-back guarantee – that’s how confident they are that it will get rid of even the toughest pet odors. In their own words, “If your stains and odors aren’t gone, neither is your money. We’ll refund it in full.”
In Conclusion – Other Uses
No wants wants a carpet or rug that smells like dog urine (or really any urine). This natural carpet cleaner works great to remove that odor.
In addition, you can also use this on some of the following odors and spills:
- Cat urine;
- Human urine (don’t ask, it happens);
- Baby spit up.
You can use the carpet deodorizer any time. Sometimes over time, carpets can start to gather smells from the years. The deodorizer will help keep it smelling fresh.
Have you use this method to get rid of dog urine odor in your carpet? Comment below and let me know how it worked!