Homemade Solutions for Dog Pee Cleaning

Puppies are cute and cuddly but they also leave messes, especially when you're house training them.

Preparation

Use a homemade solution to clean up dog pee.Use a homemade solution to clean up dog pee.
You'll spend much of the time taking your puppy in and out to teach him how to control his bladder, but sometimes accidents are inevitable. You can purchase an enzyme cleaner from a pet store to remove the smell from the carpet, but it is costly. Make your own cleaner at home to clean up dog urine and ensure you don't have lingering odor.

Before you make a solution to clean the carpet, blot the mess up as soon as it happens to avoid bacteria formation. Use paper towels to absorb as much as possible. Repeat the process multiple times to soak up as much of the wetness as possible.

Neutralize the Ammonia

Mix equal parts of water and vinegar to neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine. Don't lightly spray the area with the solution, pour it directly on the stain, and use plenty of it so it can penetrate the fibers of the carpet and reach where the urine has soaked in.

Scrubbing

Sprinkle baking soda directly on the spot until it covers the area. Mix one half cup of hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of plain dish detergent. Blot the stain up to soak up the liquid and remaining urine.

Vacuuming

Vacuum up the remaining baking soda after you're done scrubbing to eliminate the odor. Avoid using any cleaners with ammonia when you clean up since one of the ingredients of urine is ammonia, which is the primary reason it smells.

About the Author

Kenneth Falker is a graduate from the University of Buffalo with a dual bachelor's degree in journalism and computer science. He writes for the technology section of his hometown newspaper, covering the latest electronics and technological devices.