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How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From Carpet

If there is one smell that is harder to get out than any other, it’s the smell of cat urine.  Dog urine comes in at a close second!

People have been searching for information on how to remove dog and cat urine from carpet likely since the beginning of time.  No matter how hard you try, it seems like using things products like Resolve, etc. only makes it worse.  I had a friend once whose dog kept peeing on the rugs.  She’d shampoo the carpets with Resolve, and instead of it removing the urine smell, it just ended up smelling like Resolve-and-Urine!  Worse!

cat trainingWhat’s the Solution?

Perhaps you’ve gone out and spent money on products like Resolve only to be disappointed.  Well, here’s a fantastic recipe for making your own pet urine remover that’s super effective – and cheap!

The recipe is as follows:

Exactly 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide (3%)

1/4 cup baking soda

A teaspoon of liquid soap

Mix these ingredients together and pour it into a spray bottle.  Be careful when mixing so you don’t have bubbling-up that’s like a small explosion! 🙂

Test a small area of your carpet first to make sure it won’t affect the carpet’s color (some fabrics are lightened with peroxide).  Then you can thoroughly soak the soiled area, cleaning the area with a damp cloth, then dry the area with a hand towel.

How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From CarpetHow Do I Find the Pee Spots?

The best way to find the urine-soaked areas is to use a black light. When you find a pee spot, you can mark the area with some painter’s tape so you’ll know where to spray.

How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From CarpetThat’s It?

Yep, that’s it! Pet urine removal is nobody’s favorite job, but with this recipe, you can thoroughly clean the area and be sure any remnants of the stain (and odor!) are gone.

How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From CarpetPreventing it From Happening Again

Your next job is to identify why your cat is peeing outside the litter box, or why your dog is peeing in the house instead of outside.  You will find help with these issues in my articles:

How to Stop Your Cat From Peeing on the Carpet

How to Get Your Cat to Use the Litter Box

What is the Best Way to Potty Train a Puppy?

How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From CarpetHelp with Dogs and Puppies

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2 thoughts on “How to Remove Dog and Cat Urine From Carpet”

  1. I can completely relate to this one as my old cat who died last year got a little incontinent in her last year (she was almost 20). I had tried a few of the off the shelf sprays but found most were heavily perfumed and just masked the smell – which would then come back.
    I actually used almost the same recipe that you have here but I only used a small amount of the peroxide and instead I substituted white vinegar – it works very well

    1. I had a cat who lived to be 20 as well! Boy, that was a hard one when she passed. She had been with me “since childhood!” I’m so sorry for your loss. By the way, if someone doesn’t want to mix something up in their kitchen like this article suggests, they could read this article, Best Way to Remove Cat Urine from Carpet. Thank you for your comment! Debra

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