Asked on Jul 26, 2013

How to get dog vomit smell out of carpet.

Gina Schilke
by Gina Schilke
My lab dog vomited 3 times on our carpet, how do you get the smell out of the carpet? while vacuuming the smell gets in my vacuum Dyson also. So now the Dyson has an order.
  6 answers
  • Linda K Linda K on Jul 26, 2013
    Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle and dilute some with water, up to half. Spray this heavily on the carpet and let dry. The smell should be gone by the time it dries. If not, repeat. I have removed pee smells this way with one try using strong vinegar.
  • Sia@South 47th Sia@South 47th on Jul 26, 2013
    Add some baking powder to that vinegar and some mild soap. Soak it, scrub it, let dry and use a POWERFUL Vacuum. Best of luck to you. It's one of the hardest things to get 'rid' of, because it soaks down into the padding.
  • Carol Carol on Jul 26, 2013
    Plain club soda either sprayed on heavily or better yet poured on, let sit 5 to 10 minutes then blot up. Doesn't leave an odor like vinegar does.
  • Comet Comet on Jul 28, 2013
    Try a product called ODOR MUTE---some pet stores have it or try AMAZON. This is an enzyme and will "digest" all pet and many other organic odors--I have used it forever with pets kids wild animals etc. You dissolve it and pour it-dab it-spray it it on the stain to saturate and then LET IT DRY--you can use a fan but not heat! If it is down into the sub-pad you can either saturate or use a syringe to inject it under there! But the important thing is to LET IT DRY and then the smell will be gone. I have used this on rugs; cloth, wallpaper, wood, silver--skunk on Sterling stays forever unless you use this or an acid wash!---lino floor and our front door and deck when the skunk came INTO the house via the open front door past THREE dogs! For the inside of the vaccuum I would get in there with a cloth wet with this and wipe all you can reach.
  • Nic Nic on Jul 28, 2013
    I've had to learn the hard way. We recently purchased a house and after pulling up the carpets learned it had very bad pet odors. Definitely need an enzyme cleaner. Do some internet research, there is lots of info out there. We used Anti Icky Poo, silly name but worked great. It was purchased from our vet and they do sell a carpet injecter. The issue is that if you just try using water, the odor will continue to spread into the padding and then the subfloor. I'd suggest spending the $20 -$30 now and do it right the first time. I imagine you could wash the dyson out with this solution as well.
  • MM MM on Feb 27, 2016
    When my dog was old and incontinent I would clean up what i could with a cloth trying to scoop up and not smashing into the fibers. Then i would boil water, add vinegar and saturate the area for an hour and then clean that up with my carpet cleaner. Best investment this pet owner ever made. Always worked. Anyone using bagless vacuums...don't forget to clean the filters. I have success washing them in the washer with vinegar. If you don't clean filters the smell won't leave the vacuum. And finally, if it still smells...kitty litter. Yep, leave it on the carpet for a day or in the vacuum for several days. (It also designed to absorb liquid so you can be a little creative with it) good luck with all of it.