Treating Pet Stains

Treating Pet Stains

In this article, we explore how promptly addressing pet stains can preserve your carpet. If left untreated, pet urine can lead to permanent discoloration of carpet fibers, especially those that are beige. The key to effectively managing pet stains is to locate and blot fresh stains immediately using a clean, white cloth. After absorbing as much liquid as possible, use a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon of clear dish soap and 1 cup of tepid water. Blot again with another clean, dry towel. Finish the process by blotting with a towel dampened with lukewarm water.

Continue alternating with a soapy towel and a clean, damp towel until the stain is gone. Follow up with an enzymatic product designed for pet stains, such as Nature’s Miracle. The enzymes break down stains and remove odors that might be undetectable to you but that can attract your pet to the same area again.

For stale stains, treat with the enzymatic cleaner. If odor persists, call a professional carpet cleaner to treat the carpet. In extreme cases, the carpet and paddling underneath (and sometimes even the subfloor) will need to be replaced.


Treating pet stains


Pour the liquid solution on the baking soda and the stain. Gently rub the area with a soft-bristled brush or cloth. Let it sit for 10 minutes (longer if the vomit has dried.) Use a towel to remove as much liquid as possible, then vacuum the area.

Pet Stain Remover With Oxiclean

  • 2 cups warm water
  • two tablespoons Oxiclean
  • 1 tsp. Dawn Original dish soap

Pet Stain Remover Without Oxiclean

  • 2 warm water cups
  • 2 tablespoons washing soda
  • 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
  • a tsp. Dawn Original dish soap