Dogs make messes—there’s no doubt about it. Mud, blood, urine, saliva, hair, vomit, and poop seem to go with the territory. While pet stains never seem to bother dogs, they can send their owners into fits of anguish. The good news is that messes, while messy, do not have to be permanently messy. Nearly any stain a dog throws at you can be removed.
Find the Stain
That is why it is important to remove the stain and neutralize the odor completely as soon as possible. Even if you can’t smell the spot anymore, you dog or cat surely can. To discover old urine stains, use a black light urine detector (available in pet stores). Turn out the lights in the room; the black light will reveal the culprit stains.
Distract Your Pet From the Stain
Clean the Stain
Then apply a specially formulated pet stain remover, like Wee-Wee® Stain and Odor Products.
If you choose a powerful enzyme cleaner to remove stains, it’s important that all traces of any previous cleaners be rinsed out; otherwise the enzyme action of the new cleaner will work on them, not on the urine stain.
If the stain appears on something machine washable, add a whole pound of baking soda to your detergent. Let the items air-dry. If the stain is still visible (or if you can still smell it), rewash the load and this time add an enzymatic cleaner.