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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:03 PM
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Anybody got a cure for dog urine odor in carpet?
I'll spare you the details. Is there any product I can buy that will remove the smell? I read somewhere that merely shampooing won't do the trick.
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:05 PM
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1. A couple of tricks
One: soak with white vinegar and then pick up with paper towels.

two: Arm and Hammer Pet Fresh used to do a pretty good job of getting the odor out...I tried using it to dry the spot and then wen back and vacuumed after it dried. Worked pretty well.
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IconoclastIlene Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:51 PM
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13. Simple solution....at pet stores everywhere
seltzer or club soda in an emergency.

forget vinegar; it just adds to the ammonia smell.
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:06 PM
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2. New carpet?
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:06 PM
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3. The problem is that the pee soaks into the pad
so you can clean the carpet but the pad is the problem. Try some Spot Shot or rent a carpet cleamer that uses hot water.
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:07 PM
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4. Cat pee is worse, and here's what I do that works every time:
Edited on Fri May-14-04 11:22 PM by northofdenali
I use Woolite Pet Stain carpet cleaner (use it just like it says on the bottle). Then, I apply Febreeze (the spray). If there's still a slight odor, I make a paste of baking soda and water, put it on the area, let it set till almost dry. Get up most with a damp towel and vacuum the rest.

This usually penetrates the pad, as well.

This should do the trick. Hope it helps! :hug:

(on edit - baking SODA, dummy)
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:10 PM
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5. Get Rid of CARPET-----------Seriously!!!
It's dirty, smells, takes a lot of WORK to keep up.

What are the benefits? Warm on the feet during cold weather? Wear FLIPFLOPS/sandals!!!!!!!

I haven't had a single allegy since getting RID OF CARPET! The entire small house is now floored with CERAMIC TILE!!!!!!!!! Yeah, yeah, so it has Depleted Uranium in it. If I live to be 65, I'm going to start SMOKING (because I always LIKED it)!

Keep the companion animals, get RID of the CARPET!!!!!!!!! And that's an ORDER.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:55 PM
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almost done with original shag
that came with the house, but i am keeping the old wool area rugs i have found. and the cats are so damned pretty on them.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:48 AM
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17. we got rid of our carpet too
3 dogs and a cat, hubby allergic

we laid vinyl strip "wood" thru the whole house and have never looked back
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:06 AM
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20. and that imitation wood looks GOOD too
and it's durable as all hell, from what I've heard.

Now, me, well... I'm an apartment guy; it's a long, long story. But, I will say, I've expressed an interest in my mom's house once she's gone, and it has hardwood in the front half of the house. Covered by '70's carpeting.

If I end up with that house, ALL that carpet is going bye-bye.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:17 AM
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21. yes it looks good, and after 6 years too! 1/3 price of wood
and we did it ourselves too
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:10 PM
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6. If you have a steam cleaner, put oxydol or any oxygen cleaner in the tank.
Works WONDERS! Gets rid of the odor and the stain. Don't put the shampoo in the tank, just the oxydol. (I buy a big bucket of Sun Oxygen Cleaner at the Dollar General Store for $5 and it's just as effective as the more expensive stuff.)
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:12 PM
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7. Be careful when using spot remover....
Your dog might disappear!
-Stephen Wright
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:22 PM
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9. Wow, you guys never cease to amaze me.
I wish I could get rid of the carpet. I hate the goddamn stuff. Unfortunately, not my house. Completely out of my control, I'm afraid. All I can do is clean it.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:27 PM
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10. Here's what you do.
Go to a PetSmart store or maybe any large pet store, and buy a bottle of "Nature's Miracle" or "Simple Solution."

Those are essentially the same product and they contain enzymes that will eat away the smell and the stain.

The liquid itself is like water (clear and water-like) and you can soak it into your carpet and let it sink into the carpetpad, then let it dry.

It will work--trust me. I used to have a cat that peed on the carpet and this is the ONLY product that REALLY worked on pet urine (dog or cat).

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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:44 PM
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11. Those work...as does 'Capture' from Lowe's.
Soaked down, down, down, and I never had an odor problem there again.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:53 PM
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14. It's the enzymes I guess.
The enzymes just work on that urine smell and stain like nobody's business.

And you don't have to put up with any kind of vinegary odor or anything.


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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:55 PM
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16. Yep ..I swear by Nature's Miracle
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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:35 AM
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22. Ditto
Nature's Miracle is great.
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BiteMeFrance Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:46 PM
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12. Vinegar
A close friend of mine that is a nurse in the maternity ward suggested this and it works wonders. You get a spray bottle and fill it 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar and spray it on the spot. Yes, it stinks at first to you, but it gets the odor out better than anything I've used. Now I keep a spray bottle filled and use it on my carpet everywhere and it deodorized the entire house.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-04 11:53 PM
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15. I've poured two bottle of vinegar on that carpet, still stinks.
I love vinegar for smells. Worked wonders removing the awful men's bad cologne smell from the minivan I recently bought. I even tried baking soda and vinegar together. No success yet. I think I will visit the pet store tomorrow.
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:55 AM
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18. All you need to do is...
...have a cat pee in the same spot. It will mask the dog pee odor.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:02 AM
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19. Stain-Away
Edited on Sat May-15-04 01:16 AM by BattyDem
This stuff is AWESOME! I've tried every product out there ... Simple Solution, Nature's Miracle, PetZyme, etc ... Stain-Away is the best! I've got every pet owner I know hooked on the stuff.

You can only get it mail order from Drs. Foster and Smith (it's a pet catalog). They're having a sale on it right now - I just ordered some today. :)

http://www.drsfosterandsmith.com

On edit: I forgot to mention ... I have one of those steam cleaning machines for the carpet and I put Stain-Away in there. If it's an older carpet and/or the smell is in the padding, this will help. You can rent the machines at supermarkets, home improvement stores, etc. It's a lot cheaper than replacing the carpet. :)

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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:06 AM
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23. Febreeze!! It's cheaper than PetZyme.
PetZyme works well, with "enzymes" that fight "pet odor" deep within your carpet. However, it's pricey, and available only at PetSmart and other specialty pet stores.

Febreeze is the same damned thing, only it comes in a better selection of scents. Just be sure to use some paper towels/rags to soak up whatever wetness you can, spray down with Febreeze, allow to dry and penetrate, and then spray again.

It works wonders until that miserable potty-training period ends,
Jennifer :-)
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:29 AM
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24. A new carpet
And an outdoor cage and doghouse for poocch.

I would never let a dog or cat stay in my house. I did when I was younger, but when I stopped, I never had allergies again. It's not worth it.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:25 AM
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25. I had the problem of getting vomit smell out of my carpet.
Yesterday, my dog threw up in 4 places on my carpet. I used Fabreeze, and it seems to be helping.
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