It can be difficult to clean a mattress of dog pee because of the structure of a mattress. Urine can soak deep into the insides of a mattress. However, you must make an attempt to clean it or you will be left with a smelly unusable mattress.
My puppy recently peed on my bed and I needed to clean it fast. In the the past I used a homemade recipe to clean and remove dog urine stains and odors from carpets Home Made Recipe for Dog Urine Removal from carpets so I decided to adapt this recipe in an attempt to save my mattress.
I am pleased to say that this method worked extremely well for me
and for others.
Step 3. Next sprinkle a large handful of baking soda over the urine affected area.
Step 4. Mix together a quarter of
a cup of hydrogen peroxide. (use 3% strength) and a teaspoon of dishwashing
detergent and pour it over the baking soda.
(Alternatively you can put the solution in a spray bottle) Work it into the baking
soda using your fingers or
with a scrubbing brush.
Step 5. Allow fifteen minutes for the solution to work and then begin blotting again. You will then have to wait for the mattress to dry completely. The ideal method is to put the mattress out in the sun to dry but of course this is not always possible. Other drying methods include putting the mattress in front of a fan or using a hair dryer.
Step 6. When the mattress is thoroughly dry vacuum off excess powder. Use a hard bristled brush to loosen up the baking soda if necessary.
That's all there is to it. Your mattress will be odor free and stains will be removed.
Hydrogen peroxide can be purchased from your drug store (US) Chemist or Pharmacy (UK or Australia)
If you don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand you could substitute it in an emergency for a spray laundry stain remover. Check the bottle. If it says 'Oxy' anywhere on the label then it probably contains hydrogen peroxide.
To deter your dog from urinating on the bed purchase a plastic tarp and drape it over the bed. Your dog will not like the feel of it and hopefully it will discourage it from peeing on the bed. If it doesn't discourage then at least it saves your bed linen and mattress from dog urine.
I am SOOO glad I found this! My one year old mini schnauzer started acting out and possibly just marking his territory and soaked my daughter's BRAND NEW twin sized mattress! I thought it was trashed since the urine was dry already but decided to give this a try due to the great reviews. Let me tell you, this mattress has ZERO stains and ZERO smells! In fact, it smells better than it did when it was delivered from the furniture store! It smells as if I washed it in the washing machine and line dried it LOL! I followed these instructions exactly and was amazed at the results! Thank you thank you THANK YOU!
I couldn’t believe how well this
worked! My dog did a big urine stain on our bed (we went away,
apparently she wasn’t happy!), and I didn’t think I would be
able to clean it myself. This morning I followed your steps,
using Napisan Oxy Action to replace the Hydrogen Peroxide (as
suggested). I left the
ceiling fans on high in the bedroom all day to dry the mattress,
and have just vacuumed the rest of the baking soda off. To my
complete surprise, NO STAIN OR SMELL!
Our dog shocked us my urinating on
our real mattress futon. So, it was not cheap nor easy to clean,
and by end of day (even after soaking) the urine had spread and
absorbed through at least 1/4 of the mattress. We searched and
searched for something to use; but nothing was getting the smell
out, then we came across your Recipe. We immediately got to
work, keep in mind it had sat for 2 days before we could do your
I just wanted to
say a BIG THANK YOU for your article on getting cat urine out of
mattresses (and carpets).
I found your web site and your process for getting rid of the pee-pee smell. I have to admit I was a bit doubtful that such simple household supplies would do the trick, but I have tried to many proprietary cleaners that have not, I figured I should let 'nature' try its best. I got home from work and followed your directions, starting with the 50/50 vinegar and water mix, the mopping up, then the baking soda, wait 15 minutes, then the peroxide with (DAWN) dish soap and a slight working in. I was a little afraid, since the futon mattress was black and process left a big white, baking soda marking all over the cover.
The next morning, when it had dried, I vacuumed the whole thing and it came right up!!! No staining, no discolorations, and YES!! THE SMELL WAS COMPLETELY, COMPLETELY GONE! My husband said it smelled like brand new. I also used this on an area of the carpet that was a bit of a mess, and it too was fixed! I can't thank you enough for helping me! I'll never use another store-bought product for cleaning ever again! If someone out there is reading this post, wondering if they should try the mattress/carpet cleaning process..... YES!!! DO IT! IT REALLY WORKS! Thank you again!!!
Patti, Southern California
I must say thank you for your article on removing per urine from a mattress! I just used it for the 4th time tonight and it worked like a charm! Following the instructions is simple, and leaves ABSOLUTELY NO SMELL!
A couple of nights ago, I discovered that my roommate’s cat urinated in my bed. The event and my discovery occurred before I went to bed, I was furious and I don’t think my roommate has ever seen me as angry as I was in the 25 years we have known each other.. (We went to college together).
Anyways, once I stopped belting out colorful metaphors to describe what I thought of the cat, I immediately searched online for a remedy, and your thread appeared. With nothing to lose, I immediately acted to gather up the ingredients to follow your directions to the letter. I was SO IMPRESSED that the disgusting cat urine smell and stains were completely removed off of my mattress. When I returned the mattress back to my sleeping pleasure, I smelled every spot to check, double and triple check, and there was no evidence of any damage from the cat.
Thank you for putting that advice up on the internet for all to see.
Your remedy worked flawlessly!
I followed the recipe to the
letter. The mattress was clean and fresh the next day!....Thank-you.
Hi. I just wanted to thank you for your home remedy for dog urine odor removal. I have spent a small fortune on products that supposedly have an enzyme in them that attacks the odor. Everytime I use one of these, the smell actually gets worse. Yesterday I decided to try your recipe and today the smell is almost completely gone. Thank you again for a great recipe!!!!!