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Dog Smell Problem ~ Urgent Help Needed

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive April 2006: Dog Smell Problem ~ Urgent Help Needed
By Heaventree on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 02:17 pm:

Short story - the @$%#@ DOG! peed on my carpet. It's an area carpet, quite large and I can't move it becuase it's under the wall unit. No underpadding.

I cleaned up as much pee as I could and soaked it with Totally Toddler. Now my room reeks of dog pee and Totally Toddler. It smells awful and this is the room we spend most of our time in. DH is traveling so I really can't move the carpet and we could at anytime have someone in to see our house.

I thought I would pour the Totally Toddler on the carpet tonight when the DKS are in bed but I don't want to make my smell problem worse.

I don't know what to do! Baking Soda?

HELP! Ideals? Suggestions. Please.

Anyone want a dog? I'm going to hang HER off the For Sale sign if she does this again. :)

By Reds9298 on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 02:22 pm:

Could you oxy clean the whole thing?? I've noticed that Resolve carept cleaner also tends to hide the remaining smell and works really well with the stain, too.

I love Totally Toddler for Natalie's clothing stains, but for pets it doesn't seem to get things out and it *does* just smell like pee and Totally Toddler.

So sorry! What a pain :( Resolve and oxy clean are my only ideas. Good luck!

By Kate on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 02:26 pm:

I would just soak and soak and soak up the rug with towels, or, if you have enough I'd use paper towels so you can throw them away. Don't add any more liquid to it (I assume that's what Totally Toddler is) but just keep soaking up whatever liquid is on the carpet. Soak until nothing else comes on the towel. Then I'd pour baking soda on it and lightly brush it in with a fork or your fingernails, and wait as long as possible before vacuuming it up. Good luck!

And sorry, no....I don't want a dog. :)

By Tunnia on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 02:27 pm:

When we had a dog that thought our living room was his own private toilet, I bought and used a product called Petzyme (I think that's how it was spelled). It had an enzyme in it that neutralized the odor in the urine without having an odor of it's own and it also helped with the stain. I bought it at Petsmart. HTH

By Dawnk777 on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 02:32 pm:

We've had good luck with this stuff from Planet Urine

Jasmine wasn't potty-trained when we got her!

Also, something called Nature's Miracle, from Petsmart or any other pet store, is also supposed to work.

By Trina~moderator on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 03:45 pm:

Nature's Miracle thumbsupsmiley

By Dana on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 03:50 pm:

Use just plain vinegar. Pour it on and soak it up in towels. Vinegar is a great deoderizer. I use it in my laundry too! It also gets the bleach smell out of my dish towels during laundering.

I found out about using it after my cat had a UTI. It worked GREAT!

By Karen~moderator on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 03:58 pm:

Ditto Trina!

By Heaventree on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 04:25 pm:

It's gonna be tough for me to run out and get something as DH is away, but not impossible. I tried baking soda but had to vacuum it up because Matthew woke up from his nap.

I shipped him out to the neighbours and tried carpet fresh and Freeze Air Deo. It worked for about half an hour, now the smell is back.

I think that if I can't get out I'll try Oxiclean tonight and steam clean it.

I really think the carpet needs to come out and the backside of the carpet needs to be cleaned. I hope the hardwood underneath has not been ruined which makes me hesitate to put anything else on until I can get the carpet up. What a mess.

Thanks everyone.

By Janet on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 04:49 pm:

Planet Urine...LOL! Sorry, that just sounds so funny! :)

By Annie2 on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 09:19 pm:

I use Complete pet stain and odor remover. think I got it from WalMart. It works great!

By Heaventree on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 10:02 pm:

Well I pulled the carpet back as far as I could tonight, I just couldn't take the smell any longer. This rivals cat pee.

Soaking it from the top would not have worked, the smell leached right into the hardwood and the floor is warped where it was the most wet. Of course the dog peed as close to the wall unit as possible she couldn't have gone near an area that would have been easy to access.

It is so bad I don't know if we will ever get the smell out of the carpet. I washed the floor with Oxiclean, the floor smells better and sprayed the underside of the carpet with vinegar. I'll let it all dry overnight with the window open and hope no one wants to view our house tomorrow.

Dear Doggy is spending the night outside, yes, I'm a mean Mommy, but I'm not doing it to be mean. She has to learn how to pee on concrete. She has only peed once today that I have seen so far. I think she peed on the carpet because it's the closest thing to grass she could find. I think she may have even peed there more than once. I have never smelled anything so awful.

Tomorrow night when DH gets home the carpet is going out on the deck and I'm going to soak it with Oxiclean, it really neulized the smell in the floor. I'm going to let the carpet sit out until Saturday (if it doesn't rain) and hope that it works.

Thanks for all the tips.

By Yjja123 on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 09:08 pm:

Do not steam clean! The heat sets the scent and it actually smells worse. Vinegar should do the trick.

By Heaventree on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 09:46 pm:

Well the carpet is out and I've soaked the backside with Oxyclean. As soon as the carpet gets wet the dog pee smell is back. I'll do the other side tomorrow and use some carpet cleaner then a pet stain remover. Ugh.

I couldn't bear to leave her outside last night, she looked so pathetic. I couldn't even leave her on the main floor she whined at the bottom of the stairs. I just had to close off all the rooms that have carpets and hope for the best. No pee puddles this morning. Poor dog she's so confused. I'll take for a run in the morning.

Yvonne, thanks for letting me know about the steam cleaner, I won't do that.


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