It is common for senior dogs to have incontinence problems. If your dog is getting older and experiencing incontinence, the first thing you should do is take your dog to the veterinarian to see if there is a medical reason for it so they can get treatment. In addition, check out these two tips to get your carpet back to normal.
If you are there when your dog urinates, cleaning it up immediately is important. To do this, place a paper towel over the urine stain and then press firmly on the paper towel to absorb the urine. This will not get all the urine but will get a lot of it. Do this step two or three times until you see no urine on the paper towel.
Fill a spray bottle with 50/50 vinegar and water. Spray the solution liberally directly on the urine area. You want to saturate the carpet so the solution will get down into the carpet fibers. When the solution is on the stain, use a carpet brush to work the solution down into the carpet. The vinegar will help remove the odor from the carpet.
Blot the solution with paper towels until the paper towels look dry. When the area is completely dry, vacuum the area, and the stain and odor should be gone.
Hire a Professional
If you are not there when your dog urinates on the carpet, then the pee can sink down into the carpet fibers, making it more difficult to clean. Because of this, you should hire a professional carpet cleaning company to come to your home and clean your carpet for you. While they are there, they can clean all your carpeting just in case there are places where your dog urinated that you do not know about.
Carpet cleaning services can shine a special UV light on your carpet. This light will show the professional where the dog has urinated on the carpet. Once they do this, they can use carpet cleaning equipment that is much stronger than what you can purchase on your own. They also use much stronger cleaning solutions to clean carpets.
The professionals may steam clean your carpet. The water used is very hot, and a hose pushes the steam deep down into the carpet. The carpet cleaning company that you hire can explain to you in more detail how they can get your carpet clean.