How to Remove Pet Stains the Cruelty-Free Way
Whether it's a puppy housetraining accident or a vomit-fest courtesy of your cat, you need to be prepared to clean up any and all pet messes.
But before you reach for the harsh chemicals, consider using a cruelty-free pet cleaner instead! They're not tested on animals and are safe to use around your kids and pets.
Since they rely on natural enzymes to break down pet stains, this is a truly non-toxic and environmentally-friendly way to clean up organic pet messes.
In this article, we'll talk about how to remove pet stains from carpets, furniture and upholstery the gentle, cruelty-free way. We'll also share tips on:
- Preventing pet stains from happening in the first place
- Potty training hacks for dogs and cats
- How to get DRIED pet stains out of the carpet
How to Remove Pet Stains the Cruelty-Free Way
All Natural Pet Stain And Odour Remover For Dogs & Cats
The easiest way to remove pet stains is to treat them when they're fresh. Dried dog pee (smell) and dog poop stains are some of the most difficult substances to remove from carpets.
Not only do they smell bad, but they can also cause permanent damage if not treated quickly.
But either way, we recommend the Healthy Dog Co All-Natural Pet Stain remover to remove both fresh AND dried pet stains.
Thanks to its powerful formula, it reliably cleans and removes urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt and smells. It also discourages your puppy, kitten or older pets from repeat marking!
- 100% Natural & non toxic
- Safe to be used around children & pets
- Powerful and highly effective formula
- Clean urine, faeces, vomit, dirt, mud, drool, smells & more
- Use on carpets, wood floors, furniture, beds, upholstery, cars and more
- Easy to use
Our Powerful Pet Cleaner with All-Natural Ingredients Is Safe for Your Whole Family
Unlike many other pet cleaning products, our pet odour remover is 100% natural, chemical free, non toxic, biodegradable, vegan and cruelty free.
Its natural enzyme-based formula safely kills all germs and is completely safe to use around your children, dog, cat and other pets.
- Green tea pet-friendly essential oil
- Bergamot pet-friendly essential oil
- Citric acid
- Sodium carbonates
- Distilled white enzyme-based vinegar
Bonus: The powerful natural ingredients don't simply mask the odours, the natural plant enzymes eradicate the source for the smells, including all germs!
-> Comes in a large 1 Litre bottle. Made in UK.
Our Pet Stain & Odour Remover Works on All Surfaces!
Our professional strength pet cleaner works perfectly on:
- wood floor
- pet beds
- car upholstery
How to Use the THDC Pet Stain & Odour Remover
- Remove excess solids/liquids
- Shake well before use
- Spray area until well saturated
- Leave for 5 minutes, then blot clean with a dry cloth
- Hoover once dry
How to Remove Dried Pet Stains from Carpets and Furniture
First things first, why is dried dog pee so difficult to remove?
The reason dried dog pee (& cat pee!) is so tough to get rid of is because the urea in urine forms crystals as it dries. These crystals attach themselves to the fibres in your carpet or sofa and are very difficult to remove.
In addition, the ammonia in urine can cause the carpet or fabric to discolour and even rot.
How to get dried dog pee out of carpet and off upholstery
The best way to get yellow urine stains or other dried pet stains out of your (white) carpet and off upholstery is the following:
- Pre-treat the stain with our All-Natural Pet Stain & Odour Remover
- Hoover over it
- Use a steam cleaner last
A steam cleaner uses hot water and pressure to clean carpets and furniture.
The water is heated until it turns to steam, which then loosens the dirt and stains from the fibres of the carpet or the upholstery of your couch.
The pressure of the steamer forces the hot water and detergent deep into the fibres, where they can break down the urine and remove the smell.
How to Help Prevent Future Pet Stains
One of the best ways to prevent or limit future accidents is to properly house train your pet.
If you've just brought a new furry friend into your home, be sure to start training them as soon as possible.
Crate training helps potty train dogs
Crate training can be very helpful in house training dogs because it prevents accidents from happening by tapping into a dog's natural instinct.
That's the fact that dogs instinctively don't want to soil the area in which they hang out and sleep in!
When your pup is not in their crate, make sure to keep an eye on them when they're in the room with you.
Always reward them for going to their designated potty spot outside.
This can be with verbal praise and/or a tasty training treat or a favorite toy. Use whatever motivates your dog the most!
Multiple litter boxes for cats prevent accidents
If you have a multi-cat household, set up one litter box per cat PLUS an additional one!
That's because cats enjoy their own space and can feel stressed when they're "forced" to do their business in the same litter box as another cat - even if they get along well otherwise.
Multiple litter boxes in different areas of your home can also prevent litter box guarding. That's when one territorial cat keeps the other cat from using a litter box.
Also, make sure to keep your cats' litter boxes clean! Felines can be particular about not wanting to use a litter box that's not up to their hygiene standards, and we can't really blame them for wanting to do their business in a clean area, can we?
Why is my dog peeing in the house?
If your dog is already house-trained but suddenly starts having accidents inside your home, there may be an underlying psychological (anxiety, stress) or medical issue (bladder infection, tumour).
At that point, the quickest way to rule out any medical problems is to take your pup in for an exam at your vet's.
If your pup comes back with a clean bill of health, try to think outside the box. What could be upsetting your dog?
- Did you recently move to a new home?
- Did you bring home a new furry addition?
- Could your dog be jealous of a new partner or baby?
- Are you having noisy construction work done around your house that might be upsetting your pup?
Really try to think of any changes that may have happened recently, then figure out a way to incorporate them into your dog's daily routine WITHOUT upsetting him or her.
Dogs who are jealous of other humans or pets sometimes need a little extra attention. One way to accomplish that is to take them on a separate walk or have some one-on-one playtime.
In order to compensate loud construction work, set your dog's bed or crate up in an area of your home that's as far removed from the noise as possible. You could also cover their crate with a thick blanket and/or play some relaxing piano music for them. You'll find lots of relaxing doggie playlists on YouTube!
Last but not least, make sure that you provide plenty of breed specific exercise! Dogs who are under-exercised may very well urinate inside your home due to boredom - or help themselves to your cat's litter box contents followed by re-gurgitating them...gross!
How to Remove Pet Stains the Cruelty-Free Way: Bottom Line
When it comes to pet stains, dried dog pee is one of the worst. Not only is it difficult to remove, but it can also leave a lasting odour.
Thanks to our all-natural, cruelty-free pet stain & odour remover, you're well on your way to a clean and fresh-smelling home.
That's because our pet cleaner doubles as a:
- Carpet cleaner spray
- Sofa cleaner spray
- Car upholstery cleaner
You can easily use it to remove pet vomit from carpet as well as pet urine stains and dog poop stains from sofas, rugs and car seats.
As a rule of thumb, it's always easiest and most effective to clean up any accidents as soon as possible.
That way, they don't stand a chance to leave lingering smells and your pet doesn't have the opportunity to revisit the spot and relive the accident.
If you're looking to remove old pet stains and/or odours from carpets or upholstered furniture, always pre-treat the soiled area with our pet cleaner. Next, hoover over it followed by steam-cleaning.
The Healthy Dog Co Resources
- How to Treat Indigestion and Acid Reflux in Dogs
- How to Feed a Puppy and Kitten: Basic Feeding Guidelines
- Why is My Cat Not Eating?
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