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    Default Dog scent of urine on carpet

    Just a quicky.
    We had a new lounge suite delilvered yesterday. Pohm is not happy. And is growling at it. I woke this morning, to find that she had peed in the front room by new suite.

    Question: im stuck indoors all day as car is being serviced. What household products do i use to neutralise the urine odour?

    I dont live near a shop, so this must be something ive got around the house, please no funky products you can buy. This is a first aid situation to prevent a repeat before i can get to shops tomorrow.

    Its been so long since i had a dog pee in my house, i dont know what to use?

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    after cleaning the mess i sprinkle the area with baking soda to neutralize the smell. try and be careful with what products you use - avoid ammonia (bleach) as the smell is similar to the urine & it tends to draw the animal back into urinating int he same place again. I use baking soda on cat urine (when i stupidly forget to unlock the cat door when i'm out) and it works wonders

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    Thanks Kuri, thats exactly what i needed to know, here i go with baking soda!

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    i forgot to add, to leave the baking soda on the area for the day & then vacuum up later tonight or tomorrow morning, it should have absorbed the urine & neutralized the odor by then

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    Will do. Id soaked up urine with paper towel, it was pretty dry when i put baking powder on it. Didnt have baking soda, i hope baking powder is the same.

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    Bernie, no sorry, baking powder isn't the same as baking soda and won't do the same job!

    Sometimes Rosie can't make it through the night and wets on the carpet... I use straight white vingear to saturate the area until the edge of the pee line is no longer a distinct line, then use a folded old towel to literally stand on the wet area to blot it up. I find this gets rid of the wee mark in the carpet as well as the odour.

    If any mark remains when it's dried, work a few tablespoons of baking soda {has to be soda} into the area, then follow up with more white vinegar. The area will foam and froth as the acid in the vinegar reacts to the alkaline in the BSoda, and break up the whizz stain. Blot with pup towels, then allow to dry thouroughly; vacuum area to remove any residual BSoda from the fibres.

    Hope that helps!

    Oh, and your doglet probably whizzed in this area to try to mark the area, rather than just being rude... you may not be able to smell anything, but most commercial glues contain formaldehyde, which really upsets a doglets sentivities, and can take weeks to abate enough to no longer upset their noses. Try leaving the windows open in this area to get rid of the glue fumes.
    Last edited by Pinkest; 04-27-2012 at 09:37 AM.

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    Sodium Bicarb is what you want....it is a neutralizer.......

    Sometimes a little white vinegar afterwards well diluted to wash the area.

    And if you have some oranges/lemons grate of the skin, wrap up in a bit of linen/cloth and rub over area......The oily citrus smell is very pleasant.

    If you have some lavender growing or rosemary, you can do the same. Rub it into the area
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    baking powder is like baking soda - with a bit of cornflour added - which might make the carpet a bit gluey.

    I would do as pinkest suggests, I'd be blotting up as much urine as I could then applying vinegar and blotting that up and then bicarb and then vinegar and then bicarb and repeat until I has happy no pee trace left. And then allow to dry, bicarb on dry and vaccuum. The carpet deodorisers you can buy are largely bicarb soda with some perfume in them.

    And then I might spray the area generally with some lavendar oil and water in a misting bottle (eg 1/2 teaspoon lavendar oil with 500ml of water).

    And I'd keep the door to that room shut. There is something about the new couch that is not right to the dog. It may be that the couch doesn't smell right (rubbery or plasticky or something) and the dog wants to "fix it".

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    we use bicarb soda. usually does the trick.
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    Hi Bernie, hope you are able to get the carpet back to its former state ...

    In WA we have Shannon Lush, the resident expert on all things stained, grubby and marked - her first requirement is always a pair of old panty hose ... always makes me smile to think that she must, unlike me, have a never ending supply - sorry, I am no help whatsoever

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