Dealing with Pet Accidents

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 22, 2014)

If you have a pet, then you know just how often they have accidents. In fact, it often seems as though, no matter how well trained a pet is, it will still have an accident. Simply put, this means that if you have a pet (or if you want to have one) you need to know what to do in such a situation. Dealing with pet accidents doesn't need to be that difficult, or time consuming, of a project. Rather, all you need to do is follow these simple steps. As you do, you will find how most pet accidents are actually rather easy to deal with.

  1. Remove solid wastes. Use some rubber gloves, toilet paper, or paper towels and remove as much of the solid wastes as you possibly can from the stained area. After you pick up the solid wastes, be sure that you dispose of them properly, if at all possible place them into a plastic bag and tie it shut before you throw it away.
  2. Blot the stains. Take a large sponge, heavy pad, paper towel, old clean rag, or some other fabric and lay it onto the stained area. Firmly, but gently put pressure onto the fabric to begin soaking up as much of the liquid as possible. If necessary, you can stand on the material to add some extra pressure.
  3. Pre-treat the area. Get a bottle of club soda, and pour it on to the stain. The carbonation that is in the soda will help remove the soil that has been ground into the stain. Best of all the salts that are in the soda will help prevent any staining from happening. Blot the area using some paper towels. Repeat the step a few more times, until you no longer see any dirt coming up easily. On the last repetition, lay down a thick layer of paper towels, and put a lot of pressure on it to remove as much moisture as you possibly can, and then allow the area to dry.
  4. Treat the area. Use your preferred brand of carpet cleaner, and apply it to the stained area. If you don't have any carpet cleaner, you can always make some by mixing together 1/2 cup of white vinegar and some water in a 1 quart bottle. Once you have applied the carpet cleaner, rinse the area with some cold water, and blot dry. Repeat the process as often as necessary to remove the stain.
  5. Apply some powder. Once the stained area has become completely dry apply a powder carpet freshener (such as Odorzout) to the area. You need to make sure that the carpet is completely dry, or you will end up making a paste. Allow the powder to sit overnight, and then vacume it up.

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