What Is A Pet Stain?
You must have had dealt with this situation when you were very late for the college or for office and you stepped on the pee of your pet suddenly. Most of the time, you quickly wash your foot and head out to your destination. But do you think that this shit which is done by your pet will become a stubborn stain to remove? Pay attention!
A pet stain (urine or stool) is the mixture of uric acid, ammonia, hormones, and several bacteria. If it is not cleaned properly, it could create a bad smell mainly caused by uric acid, which will be very difficult to remove. It is intolerable when the air is humid.
Now, let’s discuss how you could throw this at bay step by step.
How To Locate The Odor Source?
Your dog or cat can do it in a mattress, in your clothes, in some hidden space, or anywhere in your house. So, the first step requires the finding of that very spot from where the smell is coming. If you can smell any pungent odor but cannot find the place then watch your pet’s movement because they also feel very embarrassed of doing that and you will find your pet sneaking off that place.
Ask your children if they had seen him doing this.
If you have not soaked up the urine when it took place, it turns out to be undetectable. In this situation, you can use the UV backlight to find the place where your pet has urinated. Once you find it, place an object to mark it and clean it before you go to bath.
Are There Any Natural Homemade Cleaners Available To Remove Pet Stains and Odor?
Household supplies are the best option in order to clean a urinated or stool spot and to remove odor. There are plenty of natural home remedies available to deal with it.
1. Apply The Vinegar
Everybody knows how vinegar is effective in cleaning a place. It is not expensive and is available in every grocery store. Vinegar is a sour-tasting fluid that contains mainly acetic acid and when it is applied to urine spot, it breaks down the substances present in the spot and eliminates the stain.
At first, take 5 % vinegar solution, water and spray bottle.
You will need two cups of vinegar, two cups of lukewarm water, and you can use 1 cup of liquid dish soap. Pour the mixtures into the spray bottle and apply it on the affected area. Within 10-12 minutes of applying, the breakdown process of spot will come to an end.
Contents in the vinegar will kill 99% of surface bacteria, 80% of germs, and 82% of molds.
If the stain created by your dog is too hard to remove and the pungent smell persists, then do the same process again but let the stain absorbs the vinegar overnight. Remember, the sourer the vinegar is the more it is effective. Distilled white vinegar is considered to be the best for cleaning stain.
2. Use Baking Soda
Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate that is as effective as vinegar in cleansing. It acts like a neutralizer. It neutralizes the acids present in stain and breaks down the acidic and basic molecules and makes an odor-free-state. When the carpet is still wet add some baking soda. You can see, it has started cackling and fizzing, the bad smell gets removed after some time.
3. Use Vinegar and Baking Soda
Vinegar is best to deal for eliminating old stain whereas Baking soda is known for its smell removal action. If you applied both of them, then it will surely remove the pungent odor of the urine that has done by your dog.
- Two cups of distilled white vinegar
- Two cups of baking soda
- A spray bottle.
Add two cups of distilled white vinegar, two cups of baking soda into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture throughout the area of the stain. Wait for about 5 minutes to let the mixture perform. The acetic acid of vinegar will break the stain into fragments and the baking soda will remove the smell.
To get a better result, Sprinkle baking soda over the stain. Spray mixture of baking soda and vinegar over baking soda spread stain and brush gently with your hand over the stain. It will instantly make the neutralizing possible as you are mixing the substances. Thereafter, let it be dry. Once it is completely dry, use your vacuum cleaner and you can see your carpet bright and shiny.
This is another process where you can mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar with 2 cups of lukewarm water. Do not add baking powder to the liquid; instead, sprinkle it over the area and pour the mixture on it. Let it deodorize for about 5 minutes. Thereafter vacuum it and you will definitely see there is no accidental spot or smell.
Add the baking soda to that area. Then spray the water and vinegar mixture on it. You can see mixture in the action. Blot and rub gently with a towel and let it sit for 5 minutes.
4. Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda
Hydrogen peroxide is another ingredient for pulling out hard stains. Just keep in mind that you should apply it with baking soda to get a better result.
Here you will require
- A bowl
- 1 teaspoon eco-friendly dish liquid
- ½ cup of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
- A cup of baking soda
- A paper towel
- At first, place the paper towel on the stain, walk over it or place some weight and allow it to soak it as much as possible.
- When it gets dried up, sprinkle the baking soda on it.
- Prepare mixture of ½ cup of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and 1 teaspoon eco-friendly dish liquid then pour it on baking soda spread stain.
- Scrub the spot with a cloth or scrub brush and allow it for 10 minutes and at last use your vacuum cleaner to make your carpet look shiny.
5. Apply Orange and Lemon Peel
Add ½ cup of chopped lemon and orange peel to the spray bottle having 2 cups of lukewarm water to get the citric acid extract. Shake the bottle well and apply on the spot. This will create a nice fragrance along with the removal of the stain. You can use this remedy for other cleansing purposes.
Why Are Homemade Remedies Good?
Homemade remedies are always good as you can make them using natural ingredients on your own. The manufactured products are full of harmful chemicals or toxins. As pets are closer to the plain that we are, they come in contact with this toxic materials more frequently.
So, use household supplies that are mentioned above if you care for your pets. These products also do well in combating other mild stains like sausages.
Why Are Cleaning Products Harmful?
Cleaning products are not only expensive but are also harmful. Chlorine bleach is used in most of the cases. When it comes to killing germs, the role of this is unmatched. This is the only household cleaning materials regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Although it is super effective in combating microorganisms such as Escherichia Coli, it releases cancer-causing agent dioxin and mercury which can damage your brain activity. So if you apply it in your house, the house members will sure breathe it and will get affected.
You have to stay alert and keep this in high places otherwise your children could drink it. This is very common. As family’s safety is the first option for you, do not use it on the floor. Rather, use natural home products to stay safe and lead a better life ahead.
Why Pets Do Such Things?
You may think that your dog is doing such thing because you rebuked him. But a well-mannered dog will never usually do this. There must be some other factors related to this act. So, rather punishing him again, find the problem. Here are some possible reasons behind this.
- Changes in the family : A birth or death, a divorce, or leaving of his favorite one can cause distress in him.
- Reconstruction of a house includes coming and going of workmen. This could lead to a training problem. The smell of a carpet can lead your dog to leave their smell by urinating on it.
- Dog likes to be in the same routine. Changing in family routine might be not likable for him. He needs some time to adjust this new schedule.
- Kidney disease, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or diabetes could be responsible for excess urine production.
- Hormonal imbalance, side effects of drugs can cause this to happen.
It is quite possible to worry about, if your house suddenly smells like pee and you found a dotted spot on your nice shirt. But do not let out the frustration on your poor dog because he is innocent. Instead, use home remedies to clean the stain immediately.
The natural homemade product is not just good but is non-toxic in compared to the manufactured ones.