Getting Rid of Dog Urine Smell

Getting rid of the smell of dog urine
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Sometimes your dog urinates on your couch or bed, especially when it's a puppy, a sick dog, or an older dog. In this article, we explain how to get rid of dog urine smell permanently.


  1. Eliminating the smell of dog urine: why is it necessary?
  2. Is there an immediate solution to remove dog urine stains?
  3. Removing the smell of dog urine: our tips for your different surfaces
  4. How to prevent dog urine stains?

Eliminating the smell of dog urine: why is it necessary?


Dogs have a much better sense of smell than we do. Therefore, it is necessary to use a suitable odor eliminator for dog urine. If you have several animals, urine stains can quickly become a problem as they quickly become a habit.



To make cleaning easier for you, there are pet-friendly products that contain :

  • Bacteria that feed on organic waste like urine. These products are odorless and environmentally friendly
  • Enzymes capable of absorbing bad odor particles and making them disappear. If there is no urine odor left, dogs will stop relieving themselves.

Before using an odor eliminator product, read the label instructions carefully to ensure proper use.

Is there an immediate solution to remove dog urine stains?

If your dog has urinated in the house, you must act quickly to remove the urine stain. Otherwise, you will face persistent unpleasant odors.

When the accident occurs on the carpet or floor, put paper towels on the stain to limit the infiltration of urine. Then spray the area with white vinegar diluted with water. Wait 10 minutes and scrub the stain with a urine stain remover.

Removing the smell of dog urine: our tips for your different surfaces

How do you remove a urine stain from a wood floor? Are there any home remedies? Here's how to remove dog urine from different surfaces

On PVC or tiles

On smooth surfaces, the urine stain is quickly removed but don't forget to spray the area with a special cleaner. Avoid ammonia-based products and instead use white vinegar diluted with water to neutralize the urine smell.

Getting rid of the smell of dog urine
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Removing urine odor from clothing or bedding

Has your dog peed on your bed? Don't panic! First, rub the area with water to dilute the urine. Then put the sheets or blanket in the washing machine at 60 degrees to remove the odor.

If your laundry can't be washed at 60 degrees, soak it in water mixed with soda crystals, scrub the stain and wash your sheets in the regular cycle.

Tip: You can use some urine stain and odor removers on your clothes. Be sure to read the instructions on the product. Generally, leave the product on for 15-30 minutes before putting the garment in the washing machine.

Dog urine on carpet or furniture

Dog urine removers also work on carpets and leather sofas. Test a small area first to see how well your carpet or sofa stands up to the product. Let the product work as recommended. Then scrub the area with water. If you do not have a special cleaner nearby, you can use one of the following solutions:

  • Baking soda: scatter some on the stain and leave for a few hours before scrubbing with water.
  • Washing powder: put some on the area and rub gently

Caution: some products such as baking soda can bleach fabrics. So test the product on a small area first.

Urine stain on the floor

If your dog urinates on your floor, you need to act quickly to prevent it from seeping into the wood.

First, wipe the urine off with a paper towel and then dilute a little white vinegar with water and apply the solution to the area. If the stain persists, seek professional advice to prevent damage to your floor.

How to prevent dog urine stains?

Prevention is better than cure. If you have a puppy or a senior dog, there are ways to prevent them from urinating in your home. 

Preventing a puppy from urinating in the house

Walk your puppy to pee every couple of hours to limit mishaps. When you first bring him home, remove your rugs for a few weeks to prevent urinary problems. Stains will come out more easily on your floor rather than on your carpet.

Urine stains from an older or sick dog

If your dog is experiencing increasing urinary problems, it is recommended that you consult a veterinarian.

Do not punish your dog under any circumstances, the veterinarian will help you find an appropriate treatment to help him urinate properly.  You can also use disposable diapers to help your dog's comfort.

It is important that you walk your dog regularly so that he does not relieve himself in your home.

Enjoy your walk!

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