Asked on Jul 21, 2017

How to deal with stain from dog pee on rugs?

Elizabeth DionMary K HindmanGlady


My dog peed on the rug twice in the last month, how can I get rid of the smell and stain?

11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jul 21, 2017

    Use natures miracle available at pet stores
  • Art27274524
    on Jul 21, 2017

    There are specialized odor killing products at the pet stores that work really well but there's a catch , You can't put another product down before using them. Some people put baking soda on top of the pee to absorb the wet stuff then once it dries, remove it and put some plain white vinegar on the spot and
    let it soak into the stain. It is supposed to eliminate the smell once the vinegar fully dries . There is also a product I used from Menards called "SPOT CHOMP" that worked well for doggie mistakes.
    • Jill
      on Jun 29, 2020

      Training your dog is the only long-term solution, OP.

      I love my dog so much but it constantly did the things that irked me most. It would chew on things that it shouldn’t or jump up and down out of the blue. Whenever I put on the leash, it would pull on it. Whenever it was out of the house, it would continue digging on the ground - I wish I could tell what it was looking for down there. All the things it did left me feeling depressed as if I failed it monumentally.

      But since I discovered Brain Training for Dogs and applied the system offered, it now behaves the way a beautiful dog I always expect of.

  • Tina Stemper Patrick
    Tina Stemper Patrick
    on Jul 21, 2017

    several different ways I use vinegar to neutralize the stain and then you can make a paste of baking soda and vinegar or I have also added alittle shout in my paste of baking soda and club soda to make the stain smell better
  • Gail Laurane Lewis
    Gail Laurane Lewis
    on Jul 22, 2017

    Club soda - my mother used it on her very expensive wool rugs whenever her stupid little dogs had an 'accident'!
  • Paddywagon
    on Jul 22, 2017

    Nature's Miracle (at your local pet store.) Half strength vinegar also removes the odor (not sure about the discoloration) but make sure you color test your carpet before using either. Sorry! It's such a bummer!
  • Tammy Kistler
    Tammy Kistler
    on Jul 22, 2017

    I've found the most important step is often overlooked. Use paper towels or washable and reusable rags to blot, soak up, and extract as much of the pet urine as possible prior to using any product. Sounds simple, but I've been surprised to find out how many just spray over pet urine and try to wipe clean - ultimately grinding the urine deeper into the carpet and padding underneath. It is only after this step I apply a cleaning agent. Another little tip: Pet odor and stain removers containing a "citrusy" scent may deter a beloved pet from going to same place to urinate. Good luck to all!
  • Betsy
    on Jul 23, 2017

    I have used a product called Odormute. Pet Supplies Plus used to carry it, but I'm not sure now. You need a product that will change the chemical properties of the urine, or a urine eater. Also, Odormute will clean the spot. I have used it for years and have not been disappointed. Even on cat pee stains that were over 16 years old under a carpet, through the padding, in a corner and onto the wooden floor. Never knew the cats were using that area:( AC takes care of a lot of smells. Also cleaned and whitened my son's baseball pants. The cats peed on them and I found out a year later (they were in a box) and the pants came out white and stink free. The stuff seems expensive, but you just use a little bit. It's environmentally safe, you can use it on your pet for skunk smells, and it's made in the USA! Doesn't get any better than that. Good luck with whatever you use.

  • Debra Petersen
    Debra Petersen
    on Jul 23, 2017

    I've used Resolve spray after removing as much of the pee that is in the carpet. I buy cheap papertowels and fold them to the size of the wet spot and step on them to soak up as much of the pee as possible. I use as many as needed, I then spray on the carpet cleaner for pet spots and wash with a wet cloth. I also use vinegar/water to spray on the carpet as that can nutralize the oder and helps to remove the scent that makes them keep coming back to that spot. Hope this helps you.
  • Glady
    on Jul 23, 2017

    once it gets down into the carpet pad....dooms day...invest in baby mattress pads that urine won't go lots , worth the money, or replace carpet once a yr like i did for a while...til i got the pads....also called wet pads, that you wash has them ...used them for yrs
  • Mary K Hindman
    Mary K Hindman
    on Jul 23, 2017

    how do you use the mattress pads. Where the spot is or for cleaning. Sorry to be so dense
  • Elizabeth Dion
    Elizabeth Dion
    on Aug 2, 2017

    Order Nature's Miracle from Amazon. Works great and is guaranteed to remove the stain and odor.
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