Monday, January 30, 2017

Removing Pet Stains & Odors

For all of the things to love about our furry friends, like their kisses, the way the snuggle, and how they greet us at the door when we come home, there are a few things that aren't so lovable. Pet odors and stains are not a force to be reckoned with - especially when they start to affect the overall quality of your home. At the PetCot Company, we know how important it is for you to keep your home clean for both your family and your fur-family, so we have a few tips to help you!

Carpet Stains

Whether your sweet pup is still learning how to let you know when they need to go outside, or your older dog has the occasional accident - sometimes you just need to know how to get some stains out of the carpet. You can use a mixture of Borax to help remove the stain and the odor. Mix 1/2 C. Borax in 1 pint of hot water; if carpet, then use 1/4 c. Borax + 1/4 C. Salt (table) + 1/4 C. Vinegar. You can apply this mixture to the stain, and then blot it out or let sit for 30 minutes. Blot the rest out with water and then let it dry.

If you don't want to get the item wet, you can put the Borax on the stain and let it sit before vacuuming it up.

Hardwood Floor Stains

Hardwood floor stains can seem tricky to remove, but if you have the right tools it should come out - even after a little work. First, clean up the area if there is any pet urine left. Then put some paper towels down over the stain and spray hydrogen peroxide on the towels until they are wet. Let it sit for several hours. If you notice the towels drying, you can spray more peroxide on them. After the towels have covered the stain for a while, remove them and put baking soda or kitty litter on it. This will help remove the moisture and the odor.

Lawn Stains

Unfortunately, there aren't any great ways for removing the stains once they are on your lawn. The best plan is to wait and let the grass grow back on its own. There are some preventative things you can do, though. Try not to let your pet go to the bathroom in the same spot repeatedly. After they have urinated on a spot, you can neutralize it by spraying water on the area.

Can it Fit in the Washing Machine?

For all items that can be thrown in the washer, you can add a baking soda to your wash, along with your regular laundry soap and you should see it appears good as new. If you still see or smell the soiled area, you can use and enzymatic cleaner to help break down the pet waste odors and stains.

Did you know that the PetCot raised pet bed is actually designed so that you don't have to worry about pet odors and stains? Our bed is made from a vinyl fabric that is not only easy to wipe clean, it doesn't hang onto odors. If you're ready to get your premium raised pet bed, we would like to invite you to visit our website at You can see the sizes and colors that we have available. Get the premium pet bed that you and your pet will both love!

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