Asked on Dec 16, 2018

How do I clean dog pee on hardwood floors?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CALynn SorrellKen Erickson


My dog lost her eye and is getting older; therefore I believe she thinks she’s hitting the potty pads, instead she misses some. It is ruining my hardwood floors. Is there anything I can do before having to put new flooring down?

4 answers
  • Kit
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Use a spray bottle of Murphy’s Oil Soap and water 2:1 mixture. Blot the pee with a paper towel. Then spray lightly with Murphy’s crude. Dry well. Do not over saturate hardwood floors.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Baking soda may help draw it out. Install larger potty pad area. Fortunately, my dog learned to go outside and we never have used potty pads.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Dec 16, 2018

    Put a small tarp down with additional pee pads so she has bigger area to go, after all she's trying to do what you want,poor old girl. Why isn't anyone letting/taking her outside to go.

    • Lynn Sorrell
      on Dec 17, 2018

      One of my dogs is going blind both eyes & she's still so spunky even at 13 yrs.Makes me sad to see her stumbling around. I just get up to let her out every few hrs even thru the night. I use a bright white LED light nothing amber/yellow it helps reduce shadows eye strain. Even if you need to set alarm to get up to help her it'll be tiresome but it will help her and your floors too.If she doesn't seem like she wants to get up you need to make her get up & go.If it's done regularly you'll have more control over when she's going. Same as housebreaking them as puppies. Mine 3 dogs as well as many others thru out my life have given me lots of joy & companionship so I try to do everything I can to help them when they start aging so rapidly before they leave. Increase the area you have pee pads with tarp underneath

  • Take her out every 2 hours at least. Put down several piddle pads so she has a better chance of getting it right. You don't have to replace flooring, you can have it refinished, but I would wait till he or she passes. I have a bunch of dogs and still have some senior dogs in the mix. Waiting for their time before I replace the rest of the flooring in the house.

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