"Oh no! Not again!"
You come home to find your beloved friend in the corner with their tail between their legs and those big, sad puppy dog eyes. There's a large wet-spot on the carpet and you know they've had another accident. You want to scold them but you know it's not their fault. They are training or they have no control of it. Some are well-trained and they would hold it if they could. Others are pups and don't know how to show they need to go out. You don't want it to start to smell and you certainly don't want it to stain the rug. You run to grab the nearest cleaner to wipe or to scrub the spot clean.
Those with puppies or dogs, know this scenario all too well. It can become a real nuisance if it becomes a habit for your furry friend. Here are a few things you should know about dog urine, how to remove it and preventative measures you can take for you and your dog's future.
Mix vinegar and warm water. Vinegar neutralizes the ammonia. Use a brush to really work the mixture into the stain. Blot dry and soak up moisture with a wet/dry vacuum. Next, sprinkle baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Scrub into the carpet, allow the mixture to dry and vacuum the carpet. Repeat if necessary.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is excellent at neutralizing the acidic pH of dog urine. Wipe the urine clean from any area and add baking soda to it. It will absorb the moisture and the odor.
Oftentimes we don't recognize that our pal's peeing problem is due to a health issue they may be experiencing. That is why it is so important to be sure your dog has the vitamins they need to aid in a healthy bladder and in healthy kidneys.
Many signs of these unhealthy organs include incontinence and lack of bladder control.
Incontinence will make it difficult for your dog to use the bathroom at the times you let them outdoors and a lack of bladder control will create further problems when it comes to going to the bathroom indoors.
Similar to humans, cranberry can help. Cranberry supplements for dogs help with dog incontinence, bladder control, offer dog kidney / bladder support and are useful for dog UTI treatment.
Double-up on prevention by spraying the carpet with repellents to keep them from using it as their toilet. White vinegar, lemon juice, rubbing alcohol or ammonia, all have smells that dogs tend to avoid.
We know your dog is your loyal companion and an important member of your family, the best way to ensure you and your pup stay happy and healthy is giving them the care needed to prevent any future accidents!