Five Tips for Cleaning Up Your Dog's Accidents

Clean up dog accidents properly with help from DogChannel's five tips.

Tips for Living With Your Dog1. Messes your dog makes on hard surfaces such as tile and hardwood floors are easily cleaned and deodorized by soaking up urine with paper towels.

2. To clean up a carpeted area, or a mess on a rug, blot up the urine with paper towels.  Place several layers of paper towels on the spot and press down. Repeat with fresh towels until the spot is almost dry.

3. Use a soapy solution of warm water and a cleanser to wipe the carpet or hard surface clean. Rinse the surface, and let dry completely. An enzymatic cleaner breaks down odors to help eliminate your dog’s tendency soil again.

4. When the area is dry, apply a solution designed to deodorize pet accident areas.

5. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar to form a natural deodorizer. Test the solution on a hidden spot of the carpet to check that the vinegar won’t bleach or discolor your carpeting.

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Kelly   Wilmington, Ohio

3/15/2013 5:14:32 AM

Pour white vinegar on spot enough to thoughly cover accident and then cover with generous amounts of baking soda leave come back hr or so later clean up not only will the go aged take care of the smell of the accident the baking soda will take care of the smell of both the accident and the vinegar and the vinegar will retire the dog from using that spot again

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Aly   Hollister, CA

2/20/2012 10:27:47 AM


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Jess   Beaverton, ON

6/3/2011 10:28:50 PM

I know it was a demonstration, but the use of some gloves would have been nice. And paper towels should be placed underneath the rug if possible as well as on top with
Baby wipes are great for wiping up on wood or other smooth surfaces. Cuts right thru the smell.

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Irene   Regina, SK

5/21/2011 7:56:18 AM

THANKS for the advice great,hope more advice comes!:):):)

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