While our broad selection of disposable and washable puppy pads is a boon to owners who hope to potty train their dogs, they’re not fool-proof, and it’s pretty much a guarantee that just about every dog owner will end up cleaning up dog pee at some point.
Unfortunately, dog pee shouldn’t be dealt with similarly to other stains. It has nasty and harmful chemicals that you wouldn’t find in a normal Kool-Aid stain, and it should be cleaned properly if you don’t want it to cause unwanted problems in the future.
Like most liquids, dog pee becomes icky and sticky if you let it settle. There are a few reasons why you should clean it up ASAP.
First off, it’s easier. Spills are always easier to handle when they’re fresh, as they haven’t had the chance to fully embed themselves into whatever they spilled on. You’ll regret it later if you wait too long to deal with it.
Secondly, lasting dog stains can actually cause problems in the future, because dogs like to pee in spots where they’ve previously peed before. If you leave even a trace of their urine behind, their powerful noses might lead them straight back to it for future peeing sessions — better for them to do that on your potty pads!
When cleaning a urine stain, the first thing you want to do is absorb as much of it as you can with a material of your choice. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using paper towels, rags, or towels — you just want to make sure that you soak up as much of it as possible! This ensures that only a trace amount of residue is left behind, which is then easier to destroy with special cleaning formulas.
One of the most important aspects of cleaning dog urine is using a spray that’s specifically formulated to combat dog pee. This will save you a lot of headaches, because creating your own urine-destroying solution requires a combination of several ingredients, such as vinegar, water, and baking soda.
With a spray that’s designed for urine removal, such as the Piddle-Clean Natural Pet Urine Remover on our online store, it has a combination of chemicals that easily break up the ammonia and enzymes that are present in pet urine — something that your typical all-purpose cleaner wouldn’t do on its own.
The trick to using stain and odor removal sprays is to soak as much of it up as possible (like we mentioned in our last point), and then apply it to whatever remains of the pee. From there, blot with a cotton towel until the stain seems completely removed. After that, for good measure, give it one more spray and allow it to settle in, which should take care of any remaining odors.
Of course, the best solution to this problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place! That’s why you should browse our online store and order some puppy pee pads today! Puppy pee pads are invaluable training tools, and if used properly, will save you many a headache from cleaning up dog pee. Check out our potty pads today!