How to make shampoo for rugs to take smell out from dog pee?

Peggy Chavez
by Peggy Chavez

  5 answers
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 17, 2019

    Dog urine smell can be removed with a solution of water and vinegar. Blot the area with a rag and then blot dry to remove any residue of water. Professional shampoos are made and used so that not a lot of residue soap remains in the carpet after cleaning and are usually compatible with the rug fibers so that you do not get any damage.. If excess water or soap is left in the carpet it will only get dirty much faster as the fibers become sticky and attract all dirt. I use Bissell rug cleaner.

  • Suzy Googoo Suzy Googoo on Jan 17, 2019

    For horrendous situations like this only use Cleaning vinegar with at least 6% acidity. Walmart has ‘cleaning vinegar’ that’s weaker than 6%; don’t buy that. Heinz cleaning vinegar is what you want. Go 1 cup cleaning vinegar to 1 cup water, and use more vinegar if needed.

  • Peggy Chavez Peggy Chavez on Jan 17, 2019

    Would a shampoo cleaner work as well

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 13, 2021

    Hi Peggy, here is a good recipe for that,

    To get pet stains out of carpet areas, make a solution of ½ cup vinegar, 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon dish detergent, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Apply this solution to the stained area with a sponge or washcloth. Blot with a dry towel and repeat the process if necessary.