Having a pet is fun and enjoyable because you get to walk them outside and play with them. However, it comes with a big responsibility. It needs love, care, and attention. In addition, pet owners should also pay attention to their mess such as cluttered toys, pee or poop. Dogs, even if they are not aware, pee or poop inside your home.

This is the part wherein having a dog is not fun and enjoyable anymore. However, this article will give you tips on how to clean their mess easier.

Cleaning solution

Pet owners can create their homemade cleaning solution with vinegar and water. The homemade vinegar cleaning solution is prepared by mixing equal amounts of warm water and white distilled vinegar.

Vinegar has a composition that reacts with ammonia in the urine that causes the foul odor. In addition, vinegar is non-toxic. A homemade cleaning solution is cheaper and safer than commercial cleaning solution that may contain harmful substances.

It is also suggested to use enzyme-based cleaning solutions. The enzyme breaks down the particles of the stain which makes cleaning easier. This type of cleaning solution is strong enough to clean old urine stains.

Urine spots

To clean urine spot on surfaces, pet owners should spray the cleaning solution into the spot. And clean off the area. If your dog has peed into your carpet, pet owners should also make sure to clean the lining underneath the urine spot.

After spraying the cleaning solution, a pet owner should let the solution sit and penetrate for 15 minutes. Next thing to do is to blot it with a towel and then vacuum the spot.

Pet owners should clean the urine as soon as possible. If the urine is settled on the carpet, it will be harder to wash out the smell. Urine can also cause discoloration of the carpet. Urine has alkaline that causes discoloration of carpet dyes.

Using baking soda

After spraying and cleaning the urine spot, place some baking soda on top of the spot and let it sit for 15 minutes. Baking soda is used because it absorbs and washes out the urine smell. After sprinkling baking soda on the spot, pet owners should vacuum the residue to clean the area.

Using bleached-based product

Bleach, chlorine and other chemicals contained in cleaning solutions are toxic and harmful to our dogs. So, when cleaning with these products, pet owners should make sure to wash and rinse off the area with warm water. This is to ensure their safety.

Dealing with vomit

Besides urine, dogs also vomit. Pet owners should start by wearing a pair of rubber gloves and getting a dustpan. The solid substances should be placed into the dustpan and then the residue should be soaked up by a towel. 

Just like with urine, vomit should also be cleaned as soon as possible before it settles to the carpet or any surface. If the vomit dried up already, pet owners could use a squeegee to remove residue on the surface before cleaning the area.

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