So your German Shepherd peed on the carpet again, and you’re at your wit’s end thinking of ways to remove dog pee smell from it.
Whether your German Shepherd is potty-trained or not, knowing how to remove dog pee smell is something you’ll find very helpful. There are different ways to remove dog pee smell from your home without the need to use harmful chemicals that can make your German Shepherd sick.
Cleaning Up Fresh Urine
If your German Shepherd had an accident on the floor, then consider yourself lucky because cleaning it will be as easy as 1 2 3. But if your German Shepherd pees on the couch, the bed, or any other soft furniture, it can be a problem. To clean dog pee and remove dog pee smell from it, you must first blot the spot where your GS peed. Absorb as much pee as you can using a towel.
Fetch a pail of water and sprinkle a little bit of it on the pee spot. Then, put a few drops of mild soap on it.
Solutions to Remove Dog Pee Smell
Sometimes, dog pee can still linger even after using washing the spot with soap and water. So aside from blotting and soaping, you may need to use a solution to make the dog pee smell go away. Here are some solutions you can make in your home to get rid of dog pee smell.
Mixture of Vinegar-Baking Soda
The vinegar-baking soda solution is perhaps the easiest mixture you can make and use to get rid of the dog pee smell. To make one, prepare the following:
- 4 tablespoons of Baking Soda,
- 2 cups of White Vinegar,
- 2 cups of Water,
- Mixing Bowl,
- Spray Bottle (optional).
After blotting up the pee and washing it with water and soap, mix 2 cups of lukewarm water and 2 cups of white vinegar in a big bowl. Slowly, add 4tablespoons of baking soda. Add one tablespoon at a time as the solution will likely cause a fizz. Wait for the fizz to subside. Then, pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the pee spot.
Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and blot it up again using a towel. If you do not have a spray bottle, you may choose to pour the solution on the pee spot directly.
Mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Mixture
The mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda also helps get rid of dog pee smell. After all, Hydrogen Peroxide can break down urine crystals and is effective in removing stains.
To make this mixture, prepare the following:
- 1/2 cup of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide,
- 1 teaspoon of Dishwashing Liquid,
- 1 cup of Baking Soda,
After diluting the spot with water and soap, sprinkle baking soda over it.Mix 1 teaspoon of Dishwashing Liquid with half cup of Hydrogen Peroxide. Mix it well and pour the mixture over the pee spot. Scrub the spot using a towel. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then, wipe the spot to remove excess baking soda.
Homemade Enzyme Cleaner
Enzyme cleaners that can remove dog pee smell are available in some pet stores. But did you know that you can also make your own?It’s easy to make a homemade enzyme cleaner, but it will take time. To make one, you will need the following:
- 1 large Bottle,
- 1 liter of Water,
- 7 tablespoons of Brown Sugar
- And 2 cups of Lemon and Orange Peels.
Funnel 7 tablespoons of brown sugar down the bottle. Shoot 2 cups of orange and lemon peels inside the bottle and pour water into it before closing it. Shake the bottle for about 30 to 60 seconds. Loosen the cap – leaving it on halfway to let the gasses out. Store it in a cool room.The solution will be ready for use after 3 months.
What do you do to get rid of dog pee smell in your home?