Being a dog owner has a lot of perks and advantages. However, there can be an occasional accident on the carpet. Dog urine on a carpet leaves a horrible smell. As a dog owner, you don't have to rip up all your carpets. Learn how to get rid of dog urine carpet odors to keep your home smelling fresh and clean.
How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Carpet Odors with Vinegar
Go to the area of the rug that has the dog urine. Blot several times with clean rag or paper towels. Repeat this until the area is almost completely dry.
Mix 1 part distilled vinegar with 4 parts water in a spray bottle. You can keep a bottle handy or mix each time there is a dog urine accident on the carpets. It's up to you.
Spray the blotted urine area until it is very damp or almost wet.
Allow the sprayed carpeting to set for 10 minutes. This gives time for the vinegar to neutralize the odors.
After 10 minutes, return to the dog spot. Use paper towels or dry rags to blot completely dry.
Spray the carpeting with an odor neutralizer and let stand for five minutes.
Set two dry paper towels over the dog urine spot and cover them with a paper grocery bag or newspaper. This will protect the carpet from more dog urine if your dog returns to that particular spot on the carpet.