Free Homemade Recipe to remove
dog or cat urine odor from your carpet, mattress or sofa. You may have
the necessary ingredients on hand. If not, a quick trip to the store
is all it takes to clean and remove dog or cat urine odors and stains
inexpensively and effectively.
Below are the
Testimonials as to how this urine removal recipe has worked for our readers.
I am another happy internet searcher who was in desperate need
of a solution to removing set in urine stains and smell. We just closed on a new
house, and were very happy that it was seemingly “move in ready.” There was no
distinct smell when we did the walk throughs, so we had no reason to be
concerned. My husband felt it would be good to clean the carpets before we got
all the furniture in, so rented a rug doctor and used the recommended detergent
with it (it happened to be an odor removal solution). After cleaning all of the
carpets, though, we realized that there was a sudden urine smell permeating the
house. At first we thought it was just because the carpet was still very damp,
but then realized we had just revealed a hidden urine problem (we knew the
previous owner had at least 1 dog). We were completely bummed that this had
cropped up after doing something that we would have though would be a solution –
carpet cleaning with an odor removal solution. So I turned to the internet, and
happily found your recipe with all of these incredible testimonials. I felt
right away that it would be worth trying because I use a similar recipe/approach
to huge success for getting vomit smell/stain off of carpeting and mattresses
(our young daughter had a bad winter of stomach flus). I had not thought to use
it for pet urine. We identified the culprit corner of our new house where the
urine smell was originating – nastily stinky after the carpet cleaning. And sure
enough, the recipe worked it’s magic – all trace of the smell is gone!! We are
now ready to move completely into our newly odor free house. Thank you for
hosting this information and helping us desperate masses in our time of need!
Michelle. Grand Rapids, Michigan
OMG! Finally something worked. We adopted a 5 mo. Old rescue dog
who was not house broken. No matter how many times we took her outside she
treated the living room carpet like her personal potty. The one year old carpet
reeked of urine, was no longer soft but crunchy. I bought all the urine
elimination products I could. We thought we were going to have to rip out carpet
and put in hard wood flooring. We couldn’t have company it smelled so terrible.
I finally just googled once again something that might work. I read all the
testimonials and went to the store, bought the products and worked on the carpet
for nearly 2 hours. It’s gone. The smell is completely gone. Months of the smell
and it’s finally gone. And the carpet is actually soft to the touch again.! My
husband came home from work and couldn’t believe it. He even took the time to
text me this morning to tell me what a great job I did. And there were no
“accidents” for the last 24 hours either, so maybe it’s no longer Suri’s
“private potty room”. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Memonee Falls, WI
Wow! This worked. I have beige carpet and my dog urinated on.
This took out the odor and stain. I plan to use it in my shampoo machine.
You are a life saver. My boyfriend and I recently rescued a
puppy and she hasn't been house trained. We've been working with her on using
puppy pads but she still has occasional accidents. Last night I was laying with
her on our bed, stepped away for a couple minutes, and when I came back there
was a huge urine puddle that soaked down to the mattress. My boyfriend was
furious, and unfortunately I was out of cleaning supplies, but luckily I found
this article. This is brilliant! No stain, no smell, and it even worked on other
stains that have been there for a long time. I can't thank you enough for
sharing this! I will resort to this method for any accidents in the future.
Much love, Eva
I used this also but I put the solution of the vinegar and water
in my steam cleaner. It worked wonders it even removed old smells from over the
years. I had used other products but the smell stayed. Using the steam cleaner
made it easier.
I tried everything and was ready to replace the carpet! I tried
this and it worked beautifully! Thank you so much!
I have used this for a while now! We have dachshund who will
have "accidents" often. This is the easiest and best solution we have found!
There is no smell when it's done! No residue either. Thank you so much for
sharing this recipe with us.
I'm a HUGE skeptic but, this works as well as they say! I have
the most sensitive nose & can't smell any urine odor! We have a new puppy and
might have to use this a few more times, SO happy I found this remedy!!!
I am amazed!!!!! was ready to move and/or abandon my new
Puppy!!! This works! SIMPLY PUT "IT WORKS". I am a happy lady so is my pup
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
April. Lower Florida Keys
I was laid up after surgery and could not walk upstairs for
almost a month. My middle/high school aged kids were "in charge" of dog walks.
All seemed well until I recovered enough to hobble upstairs. OMG!!!! Stains
everywhere, well dried to boot.
I made multiple large batches of this formula and started a two day cleaning
process. When I started I was resigned to possibility of a $3000 re-carpeting
bill. When done, I photographed and videoed from every possible angle in awe of
my as good as new carpet, odor and stain free. The other great thing is that
there was no residue, no dirt sticking to residual stains, nothing!
This was five years ago and I still swear by this formula and have shared it
with all my family and friends.
Omg! I bought a carpet cleaner & spent my entire Saturday
trying to get rid of my dog's urine smell, but did not work. We finally took
the rug out back & sprayed it down & scrubbed with soapy water twice, still did
not work. I found your recipe, and I'm sooooo thrilled that it worked! Thank you
so much for sharing your amazing miracle solution! Btw, this recipe also got rid
of old dark stains from our rug. Love it!
Orange County, California
Thanks so much for putting this information on the web. I was so
ashamed for people to come into my house. Now I can enjoy company. I can't
believe this works but it does. Thanks again.
Worked very well on dried dog urine in a brand new mattress! I
was amazed really. I have had dogs all my life and have never found a sure fire
Thank you so much for your help!! This is the best recipe to
remove dog urine. I am not a fan of all the store products out there, I will be
using this from here on out.
Wow tried this after using store bought cures. It worked &
worked well. Small issue was the dog kept wanting to walk through the drying
baking soda. I say go for it. This worked on dry pee stains by the way.
I was just about to order a new mattress and thought I'd google
"how to clean mattress after dog urinated on it" and thankfully clicked on your
website. I went through each step and followed exactly and um, WOW it really
worked!! Saved me at least $500 and a big argument with my hubby. Thanks for
this great home remedy! Going to tweet a link to your website.
Deb in South Florida
Wow! We thought we would have to replace our carpet the smell
was so bad...like a dead animal or rotten fish...absolutely awful. We tried a
full bottle of urine removal from Home Depot which barely had an effect. Then we
found this recipe. We were worried because the smell was still present until the
very last step. Although markedly better after the first application, we did a
second application because we have a large dog and a large area affected. Bottom
line, it works...smell is gone! Yeah! Thank you!
I just moved into my new apartment and I have a perfectly
housetrained dog who in all her perfectness decided she was just not going to
wait for me to walk her when I returned from work so right at the foyer entry of
my new apartment she empties an entire bladder full of the most foul smelling
urine!! A TON!! I was SOOO mad I resolved right then and there to give her away
to the pound. Your solution saved not only my floor, but her fate. After an
entire day of wet vacuuming with all kinds of useless self-proclaimed urine
smell/stain eliminator formulas to NO AVAIL I could STILL smell it and right
when you walked into my apartment since it was right at the entry!!! I was
skeptical because the ingredients were just too simple; although I recognized
them from the formula I got from the vet when same “perfect” dog got into a
“disagreement” with a certain local skunk so there was ever so small the glimmer
of hope… IT WORKED!!! I mean IT WORKED!!! Thank you SOOO much. I still have my
“perfect” dog and my apartment is saved!
Jeanie M. – Austin, TX
Thank you so look much for the urine smell solution. My 16yr old
Sheba inu decided she was going to start using my new white rug as her bathroom.
Living on the water where it's humid increases the urine smell. I steam cleaned
the rug only to spread the problem throughout the carpet, and coming home every
day to the scent was horrible. I searched all types of treatments but could not
find one that eliminated the smell completely, until I found this web page and
all the positive feedback.
So I went to the store this morning bought the ingredients. I
did use my steam cleaner with the vinegar/water mix, used the dehumidifier to
speed up the dry time . Sectioned off the rug in 4 squares with painters tape so
I didn't miss anywhere and used a colander to sprinkle the baking soda. Down on
my hands and knees, I sprayed the peroxide and Dawn dish liquid ( I found
Caribbean water scent .. real nice !! ) combo and rubbed it in with my finger
tips. Again using the dehumidifier to finish drying the rug before vacuuming.
There is no smell anymore !!! This is definitely my go to if a future accident
occurs. Just a note If you rake the carpet with you fingers USE GLOVES !! My
fingertips are rug burned and tender to the touch, but they will heal quickly
and my house smells fresh and clean. Definitely try this before spending money
on products with chemicals in them or ripping up your carpet. !!!!!&
Dawn, Long Island NY
This stuff really works! Out of all the products I have used,
plus the expensive professional cleaning, I have to say, this was awesome. Its
easy and inexpensive. I was a little skeptical at first but after reading all
the reviews I decided I would try it, and I'm glad I did! I still can't believe
it. It got rid of a couple dried urine spots on my carpet and let me tell you,
it smelled horrific. I wanted to throw up. I was so embarrassed! To anyone who
is skeptical about this, take it from me. It really works. If the spot/spots are
really bad, it may need a second treatment. I had to hit one spot a second time
because I just wanted to make sure. But trust me, before you go out and buy
every product in the world, try this.
Toni, NY, USA
My daughter came to stay and brought her CAT with her, my poor
Whippet was panic stricken! She peed 3 times inside. I used your method with
great success, no stains and no odour. I used a bio method on one of the stains,
it was expensive and the stain is still there, so I will go over it again with
the vinegar, 'carb soda and peroxide. Thank you so much. Saved much distress.
Vivien, Marino Rocks, SA, Australia.
This mixture is amazing. I used this a few times actually, in
different areas of my home. This is my go to recipe and I've given it to some
friends and they have as equal success. I used this in old stains (maybe a few
weeks to a month..?) and i love it.
My dog, as well as my brothers dog was urinating in my sons
room. For a while we had no idea. Then all if a sudden, BAM. That smell made
your chest hurt when you would walk in. I'm talking eyes burning, son sleeping
on the couch and his clothes hanging in my room stench, "OH MY GOD NO DONT OPEN
THAT DOOR!!!" bad. I cannot even begin to describe the God awful, ammonia, gaggy
AWFUL smell that created.
I have used my own personal (and very expensive) carpet cleaner
that claims it's the best for pet stains (what pet stain they tested this on, I
have no idea) but no, it never worked. I also used my mother in laws carpet
cleaner.. Nope. I've paid a lot of money for professional cleaners to come in
and try. Nothing. I've bought organic cleaners, swear by cleaners, pet
stain/smell only cleaners, money back guaranteed cleaners, home made cleaners,
as seen on tv cleaners, no soap, extra soap, half soap, I mean all of it. This
mix was my last try. My next step was ripping out all the carpet and just
starting all over.
But man oh man, has this been a miracle. Not only that, I had
everything already at home. I did swing by the dollar tree and pick up 2 spray
bottles. So, for $2.20, I was able to clean my sons carpet and he's right back
in his room. It's incredible. Please, before you do anything more, use this.
There is literally no smell. Well, besides boy funk, but whatever. You can't
even tell there was ever dog urine ever in that room. It didn't come back later
or anything. It's been about 3 months since my last use and there is still no
smell. I'm actually using it now, since my girlfriends dog peed on my dining
room carpet, waiting for the vinegar mix to dry. Anyways, good luck!
Jennifer R. Kent, WA USA
I used this on an 8X10 area rug as a last resort. I figured I
could spend $8.00 and try or buy a new rug for $250+. It worked amazingly well
and I went ahead and did the whole rug. After the first treatment, I could still
smell one spot and did it a second time. The second time the smell was
completely eliminated. I’m not sure why the dogs used this rug over the winter
but I’m excited to see if the treatment stops the re-soiling.
Erica F. Minnesota US
So my basement flooded shortly after our new dog had a few
accidents in the house. With the extra moisture the house was in horrible shape.
One use of this remedy... Gone!! So grateful I stumbled onto this site.
Diane. St.Charles, MO
This works great! I am so excited. This truly saved my foam bed
with eight air chambers. Pretty expensive bed. Thank you so much for this tip. I
also used it on other furniture and my husband was happy with the results as
well. He has a sensitive smeller and you made him very very happy!!!
Thank you so much for this solution. My lab puppy had an
accident on the rug in the family room and I could not remove the odor with
anything. I tried various pet store product and none of them worked. I found
your solution and puff no more urine smell on the carpet. Thank you so much…
Awesome, awesome, so very awesome..!! Thank you so very much..
Best part is that I had previously cleaned the pet stain with a neutralizing
cleaner but ran out so I didn't quite get the entire spot so the smell was still
present. All I did was steps 1 and 2 so far, just waiting for my carpet to dry
then going to vacuum up the baking soda, yet the urine smell has been
eliminated.. Will post an update afterward.. Thanks again for the great
OMG thank you for posting this recipe for removing dog urine
stains and odor. It really worked and saved me from ripping up my old carpet.
Britany. Dallas, Texas
I love this recipe, I like to use a bit of fabric softener
afterwards in my wet dry vac to freshen the carpet! Works like a charm!
Amber January 2014
The horrible smell has gone!
My husband thought I had gone completely nuts but it does work!
I had tried numerous other products from the pet shop but this really sorted it
Bit fiddly but once you have got the hang of it o.k.
From Sally, UK January 2014
I can't even believe this worked !! It's great. I had all the
stuff at home and that made it Better so I didn't have to go to the store. My
room smells fresh again !!!!
Natalie January 2014
Our dog had an 'accident’ on the mattress and I used the
procedure you outlined. I agree with the other people: the stain and the smell
came out as if it had not been there at all.
We didn’t have hydrogen Peroxide so I substituted with Preen – it worked a
Graeme, Townsville QLD, Australia December 2013
Great amazing results! Thank you soooo much
I was ready to change a brand new carpet Due to the smell. The whole house smelt
because of that room. I did the whole process and the results were amazing.
Fresh smell not even a bit of urine smell.
Loly N December 2013
Many thanks for your recipe. My elderly dog urinated on our brand new mattress
because she couldn't jump to the floor. Your recipe worked. I am very grateful.
Martha A December 2013
Cannot believe it! This worked... I have tried everything... Thank you!
Teresia H October 2013
Thank you for posting this! I just returned from a month-long
vacation, the last week of which my 2 dogs started to get nervous and made quite
a few messes in the dining room.
My dog sitter tried her best to clean them, but there was still
a horrible smell when I got home. She used her steam cleaner and then I rented a
Rug Doctor, but the smell was still noticeable.
After reading the testimonials for your formula, I decided it
was worth a try. Let me tell you, it definitely worked. I even put my nose to
the carpet and cannot smell any traces of doggies. I’m forever grateful!
As a side-note, I was cleaning my stove after frying some greasy
food and I grabbed the spray bottle I made up of hydrogen peroxide and Dawn, and
it made my stove look beautiful, cut right through the grease with ease! Thanks
Kathi B October 2013
Over the last year we have had two elderly dog sharing accidents
in the house. We have tried everything for the smell. I never thought this would
work. It smelled horribly of vinegar for an hour, but now when I walk in the
house the dog urine smell is gone
Rob, Michigan. September 2013
I wanted to take a minute to personally thank you for this pet
urine odor remover solution. After many (failed) attempts at removing my dog's
pee odor from the carpet, with other pet products, I can honestly say that your
method has become my go-to solution.
I now keep 2 spray bottles, and the whole
mix ready for when my dog has an accident. Thank you so much for this miracle
remedy! I cannot thank you enough!!
Michelle R. San Diego, California August 2013
My German housekeeper was quite annoyed with the fact that since
I have just retired, I haven't tended to the awful stains on my carpet from my
diabetic dog's accidents. She told me that if I had a shop "wac" and some "winegar,"
I could get a lot of the stain up.
I went online to verify her "recipe" and
found your site and discovered the rest of the procedure. Just the
vinegar/water combo and my wet-dry shop vac did an awesome job. I have done the
remaining steps on part of the carpet and I am so pleased! I love good results,
particularly when I use natural products.
Vicki S Leesville, Louisiana USA August 2013
We recently moved into a home with installed carpeting. I have 4
dogs of my own, foster dogs, and pet-sit as well. Needless to say, within a very
short time our carpets smelled horrible. All of my dogs are house trained, but
fosters often come to me with no house skills, and dogs in an unfamiliar
environment will have accidents as well.
I have a steam carpet cleaner, I have
looked up other remedies, and also used an industrial enzyme cleaner (from my
brother-in-law who works for a national carpet cleaning company) and there was
one spot that continued to smell.
Every single day I came home, it was the first thing I smelled and it made me
Today, I couldn't take it any more. I was actually looking up prices for new
flooring, and I was going to tear up the carpet. I figured that if I tore it up
before my husband got home, we would have no choice but to replace it ;)
While online, I decided to look for home remedies one last time and decided to
give it a try, since I had all of the ingredients at my house beside the
peroxide. I did have powdered Oxy-clean so I used that and HOLY CRAP! It works.
No more pee pee smell. I am seriously psyched and had to thank you. Yipee....
Elizabeth Z. Somers CT USA August 2013
A friend told me about this recipe and I tried it and no more odor
or stains, thank you for the recipe
Amie. Joliet, IL. USA July 2013
I have tried everything from renting rug doctor machines dozens of times with
the "Pet Odor" soap, and buying expensive solutions from the pet store to remove
pet odor- NOTHING worked... But this was my last resort and... IT WORKED LIKE A
MIRACLE!!! Even after just the first step of working vinegar & water into the
spot & sucking it out with a wet vac- I couldn't believe that the horrible urine
smell was already gone!
After completing all the steps, there's not a hint of urine smell
anywhere!!!! I printed this recipe out & I have used it SO many times in the
past few years and it always works!!! I recommend everyone try this BEFORE
spending money on services or products that claim to fix the problem (but
don't).. You will never go back!! I haven't!!!
Amelia C. Palermo, Maine USA July 2013
Thank you for sharing the recipe! No odor! No stain! And sooooo easy!
Yvette H. Carson, California
USA July 2013
Yep.. just used this method and it worked! My dog and I thank
Lynn M. KC Missouri USA July 2013
This also works like a charm for doggy diarrhea too. My
Rottweiler was very ill and had a huge mess on my white carpet! I was skeptical
but had tried everything else that was OTC. It was not a quick process but I
was dealing with a large area. By the time I was done the stain was literally
gone as well as the smell!! I do want to add that this poop mess had soaked in
for several hours before I tried this. What can I say? I'm a very sound sleeper.
It was the smell that actually woke me up! This is my go to stain and smell
remover from now on.
Tina, Wisconsin, United States July 2013
I am so grateful for this recipe. My cousin's dog "marked" the
corner of my guest room mattress and I thought I was going to have to replace
it. But I tried this recipe and it worked like a charm. No smell, no stain. I
am thrilled. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe.
Karen. Denver Colorado USA July 2013
Came across this AWESOME information while looking for products to remove the
awful smell our dogs and cats left for us. We were very skeptical that this
would work. We are so very happy to report, that we are so glad that we tried
it. The room we treated was 14x22 it was a lot of work but the end product was
even better then what I think a professional carpet cleaner would do. Thank you
so much, the recipe saved our carpet and our pocket book.
Thank you bunches for sharing,
Candace M., Waterford M. USA July 2013
We just moved and I piled linens, clothes, and "stuff" on the guest bed until
I could sort it all. Apparently my chihuahua thought this was the new potty area
and peed twice on the mattress!! I couldn't believe it. Your recipe totally
worked!!! Thank you so much!
City, Arizona USA May 2013
Wow. All I can say is, wow! I am amazed at how well this worked. I had given
up hope on ever getting the urine smell from a large, expensive wool rug in our
living room. It was dreadful no matter how many times we cleaned it, even with
an industrial cleaning machine. I cannot believe how fresh it smells now. I
wish I had found this years ago! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!
Jennie SC USA May 2013
Works like a charm...cheap...100% effective. All natural and easy
to find ingredients. Better than oxycarpet cleaners.
Your recipe totally worked. I had used vinegar and then baking soda
on it once dry but it didn't remove it. Adding in the hydrogen and dish soap
with it worked like a charm! And no harsh chemicals which I love.
Stephanie. Meriden, CT/USA May 2013
This is such a GREAT solution ! I used it for the first time last
month and I was so surprised, the stain was completely removed !! Unfortunately
I am using this process again today, lol. Thank you so much for this, I always
have the products that it requires so works great for me! Quick, simple, and it
Allie May 2013
This solution was great! I had tried using a bleach-heavy bathroom
cleaner (for lack of real bleach), which was probably unwise because dog urine
has ammonia in it, and bleach+ammonia=toxic fumes. Then, when that didn't get
the smell out, I tried Oxyclean laundry detergent, which also didn't work.
Finally, I tried Febreeze for pets, which also did not work, but rather mixed
the urine smell with the scent of "clean linen" or "bahamian sunset" or
Then I decided to look online and see if there were any final
options before I tossed my super comfortable (and pricey) mattress. And there
was! I found this and tried it the very next day. I had to let my mattress dry
in front of the balcony door for a day and a half, but the mattress is now dry
and odorless! I've actually never written a testimonial, but this really saved
me. :-) Thanks!
Courtney, Silver Spring MD USA May 2013
First and foremost, thank you for posting your so easy to
understand, step by step instructions for removing pet urine from carpets.
We have 2 rescue dogs; the first one was 10 months old when we got him and very
well potty trained so we've never had an accident with him. Then last October we
added another rescue as a young new pup. Our carpeted hallway was the plug your
I'm disabled so I had to pace myself but I went through every step you
recommended. Other than one small area, which I'll go over again, our hallway is
no longer littered with large, misplaced polka dots. :)
I tried other "pet carpet cleaning" products all to no avail. I found your site
I'm so thrilled and will treat any future accidents better. I always blotted
with paper towels but not enough.
You have done a very good deed!
Thank you from all of my family,
Nancy Moore April 2013
It worked!!! Thank Goodness! I used it on my $1000.00 couch and am
so glad I did no more smell.
Kristina April 2013
Holy crap it works. I'm only on step 3 and can smell the huge
difference. I have a 6 month old pit/boxer mix and I can't smell a thing.
Can't wait to finish the rest of the steps.!!! Wow.
Veronica April 2013
I am very surprised that this remedy worked! I have bought the
overpriced urine destroyer from pet stores and it didn't do anything for the
smell. Instantly putting the solution down on the rug the smell was gone. It's
very easy and very cheap to get. Thank you for a fresh clean rug!
Josie April 2013
Thank you for a remedy that works. Takes the stress out of
living with an indoor dog's occasional accident.
Lyn (Australia) March 2013
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!
Before finding this article, I had tried many other chemicals and remedies to
remove dog pee from our mattress, all with no luck. I even used a carpet
cleaning upholstery attachment which did not help at all. I have bookmarked this
page and come here whenever my dog decides to pull her "mad at us" stunt. Anyone
need a dog? :)
Kimi March 2013
I am a pet sitter and have a $250 plus spot bot Machine that I
use when my clients pets have accidents... This home remedy is BETTER! no joke,
it's amazing! I have the most ridiculously sensitive nose and I'm telling you,
on my hands n knees, face touching the carpet... NO ODOR remains... After the
vinegar stage there was, so I was nervous, but once I put the peroxide /dish
soap mix on the baking soda... IT WAS 100% GONE! The stain is gone too, on beige
carpet! Yikes! Thank you times a thousand, you may have saved me a client! :-D
Alissa Royal Oak, MI February 2013
Can’t believe how well this worked. My dogs recently started peeing on the
living room rug. No matter what I used or how many times I cleaned it, the smell
would not come out. So, I was skeptical when I tried this recipe. I haven’t been
able put the baby on the floor for a couple weeks now because I didn’t want her
crawling around on pee. She has been miserable cooped up the playpen. I used
your recipe with a steam cleaner, and then rinsed twice. Soooo much better! I
can finally put the baby back on the floor to play.
Rachel February 2013
I tried the commercial odor removal liquid with my carpet
shampoo machine. Thought I got the smell out. Two days later the smell was back
and very strong. I followed your instructions for cleaning and the carpet smells
fresh! Unbelievable!!! This is brand new carpet and with the pet guard padding
underneath, it literally is like new again! Thanks for saving the day!
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 recommend process.
IT WORKED!!! NO URINE SMELL, NO STAINING!! I could not believe it!! We must
continue to mildly dampen the suede, then vaccum and blow dry with hair dryer,
to get all of the baking soda residue off (brown suede); but that is a minimal
task and was most likely due to the fact we didn't know exactly how much to use.
THANKS I will recommend to ALL my pet owner friends and family!!
Trust me. It worked and I still can't believe it! No more
cleaning for me. Whooohoooo!
We have Family coming for Thanksgiving and my Son's room smelled terrible! Our
dachshund puppy had been peeing in his room while we were sleeping.
I used everything listed because I already had it at home, and today my carpets
smell fresh and clean. I am pregnant, so I have a super sensitive sense of
smell. I got on my hands and knees and sniffed the spots I treated and didn't
even smell a hint of urine. I have book marked this page and will use it again
I used 'Woolite stain remover with Oxy power' in lieu of
Hydrogen peroxide and I cannot believe how well it worked! I'm super impressed!
I tried this method to clean an old stain that I was unable to
clean with a commercial stain remover while the stain was still wet. It really
works! And I already had all of the ingredients in the house. Thank you so much
or this tip.
Thanks for the tip this will save me money it really works.
WOW! This is awesome! I had an area rug that my dog had urinated
on. After cleaning, the smell was still terrible. I used my carpet steam cleaner
and pet stain and odor cleaner. No improvement. The companion rug suffered the
same fate over a year ago and after trying several different cleaners and many
home remedies, I finally gave up and left it outside on the deck for the entire
winter. In the spring, it still smelled! I threw it away. Finally, in a last
ditch effort to save this one, I tried this. After applying the vinegar and
drying it still smelled. I was really doubtful then, but after using the baking
soda, peroxide and dish liquid........SUCCESS! It smells clean and fresh and
wonderful. Who'd have thought it would work? But it does! AMAZING
Thank you so much for sharing this 'recipe' with the world!! I
used the OxiClean laundry spray because I was too lazy to mix the hydrogen
peroxide (I had a very large area that I had to work on) and it worked
PHENOMENALLY! I will definitely be writing this one down and putting it in my
book of home-based cleaning solutions!!
Christine M. McFetridge
I am amazed at the results of this! I have a dark colored carpet
(dk. burgundy) and there was no fading, which I was most afraid of.
Just tried this and it really works! It completely removed the
smell on carpet that had been repeatedly peed on. We got a dog from animal
friends and when I went back to teaching she's been peeing in the corner area of
my living room. It smelled like a kennel. All of the smell is gone!
I have tried lots of methods without real success. This one
worked and I have a very sensitive nose!
I used this recipe and I have four dogs and it worked! I
couldn't believe it...smell was gone and it didn't smell odd like it does with
store purchased products...thank you very much.
My 2 year old, expensive mattress was in bad, bad shape due to a
major dog behavioral problem. How I wish I had taken a picture before I tried
this recipe. But I didn't think it could possibly work given how bad my mattress
was, so I didn't bother. It was (is!) a white mattress, and I figured there was
no possible way I wouldn't have lingering odor or yellow stains. I wasn't even
sure I would want to sleep on the mattress again even if it APPEARED to be
clean. But I figured this was worth a try before spending money on a new
mattress - what did I have to lose? Those stains were weeks old and long dry by
the time I had a free weekend to try this recipe. And work it did - no stains,
no residual odor, nothing! How bad was my mattress? I followed the instructions
to the letter and used 1.5 gallons of vinegar (3 gallons when mixed with water),
almost 2 bottles of hydrogen peroxide, a lot of dish soap and one giant box of
baking soda (2 lbs?) I put a 10 x 12 plasatic tarp under the bed to protect my
hardwood floors in case liquid spilled through. It took me several hours to do
the steps, plus 1.5 days and 2 large fans to dry. But it worked. IT WORKED!!
THANK YOU so very much for posting this!
Wow it worked thank you. I nearly resorted to buying a new
This is amazing! I felt like I had tried everything (including
buying a steam cleaner) and not one thing I tried worked! Thank you so much for
sharing! I was going crazy!
It doesn't smell anymore and I think it may be preventing my pup
to repeat soiling on the carpet. This is just amazing and I won't go back to
store brought brands ever! Thank you for the tip!
Thank you SO MUCH for the pee-in-carpet remover recipe
It worked AMAZINGLY! I was ready to rip up the new carpet and throw it away but
the smell is totally gone.
I am just so grateful to you.
Thank you so much!!!!! You saved my carpet and this family loves
you for that. I've tried every cheap to expensive cleaner out there. From enzyme
cleaner to my Bissell steam vac to spot resolve the problem.
The stain was gone but never the smell. For the last two summers
the urine smell would weep through on the muggy days and I couldn't take it
anymore. Every month I was cleaning trying to get the smell out on those muggy
days. Frebreeze and all. I was ready to get new carpet until my friend told me
about this site.
I had everything in my house but decided to buy more since I
like to always have these items stocked up. When I bought all of it my total was
5 bucks! Dirt cheap. I don't know if it gets the stains out because the stain
was gone from me steam vacuuming it but I do know THE SMELL IS GONE!!!! HASNT
COME BACK!!! the area smells cleaner than the rest of the surrounding area!!!!!!
Don't waste your money on products that say they get out the
smell. Do this!!!! You wont regret it and your carpet wont smell like urine or
vinegar it smells...fresh and is staying fresh
This totally works! Our 12 year old greyhound had become urine
incontinent when sleeping and by the time we realized, our brand new carpet had
numerous urine spots. My husband was to the point of wanting to replace huge
sections when I found your recipe. We tried a small spot and it was immediately
obvious it worked! We ran out that night to buy more supplies to do more areas.
I am so grateful to have found this. Thank you, thank you!!
Jim and Donna, Tucson, AZ
Thank you, thank you, thank you! My dog had peed multiple times
in the second bedroom and walk-in closet unbeknownst to me, until it was too
late and the rooms reeked as soon as humid summer weather set in. I had the
carpets professionally cleaned, which didn't work at all. Then I attempted to
clean them myself with Hydrocide (doesn't work) and a grocery store carpet
cleaning machine. Everything left the rooms smelling worse in the end. Trying
this recipe was my last ditch effort before replacing the carpets. It was a lot
of work, but what a relief!! Plus, using a scrub brush de-fuzzes the carpet and
leaves it looking new again.....
Thanks again, for posting this life-saver,
I just wanted to say thank you for putting this remedy online. I
have spent the last 2 weeks steam cleaning my carpet the smell was so bad. The
area I cleaned is about 5 by 3 ft and I couldn't get any over the counter
products to work. Your remedy worked fantastic I could tell before I had
Instantly, after going through all the steps the room smelled
fresh. Thank you for posting this, I thought I was stuck with that odor forever
Goodness me, old fashioned know how. THANK YOU! This recipe
saved my cream carpet from my 12 week old Rotti pup, 11 year old Shepherd x
Rotti and 13 year old Cavaliers' accidents on the carpet!
I now keep a spray bottle of the mixture at hand for small
accidents so I can get them straight away!
Initially I actually used this recipe on 1 & 1/2 meter square
patch of carpet that had been repeatedly weed on. Even though I had used store
bought solutions nothing worked to remove the stain or smell! I was to the point
of pulling up my carpet and buying new flooring and lounge as my poor old
Cavalier wet herself in her sleep whilst sleeping on the lounge! This very
simple solution WORKS! A bit of elbow grease and time is all that is needed!
Thank you Zoe! From a very thankful pet owner!
Deb Lang, NSW - Australia!
Thank you. That was amazing I followed your instructions to the
letter. I really didn't think I could get the stain out of my white mattress
especially as it wasn't fresh, but it did, she is a very skittish little dog who
is trained but sometimes gets afraid, she must have been hiding on my bed and
she went on the sheet, so it went right through the mattress cover on to the
Thank you again for the tip.
Kathryn, British Columbia, Canada
I can't tell you how many over the counter products I have used
on a fairly new rug to remove a dog urine smell in my son's room.
After using these products it would smell good that day but by the next morning
the smell was back.
When I found your remedy I was skeptical.
I was amazed, truly amazed at how wonderful this works. It has
been about a month and the smell has never returned.
I am so grateful for this home remedy. Thank you so much I will
recommend this site to everyone I know with dogs.
AMAZING!!! Okay so my dog urinated on a white carpet in a house
that is being rented by me, right before we were getting ready to move out!!!
The urine was fresh and in my mind the best thing to do was soak the area with
water and then suction it up with a wet vac. Can I say, that was the worst thing
I could have done! The urine spread to a much larger portion of the carpet along
with the smell. After cleaning the area again and again (even with my Kirby
Sentria system), a huge yellow very smelly stain set in to the carpet. I was
desperate and went online to find a carpet cleaning company that I could hire to
get the stain and smell out when I came across your website. I am glad to say I
tried the remedy and the stain did come out and it smells much better. I do
think I will have to apply the remedy one more time to a small area I did not
scrub well with the Vinegar/Water Solution the first time around, but overall,
THE REMEDY WORKS! Thank God for people like you who find something that works
and are willing to share it with people like me!
Cannot begin to tell you what a lifesaver the recipe for urine
is! My mother is coming to town and I found the dog has been using the spare
room as a potty. After doing that room I did the whole house! Smells great and
worked far better than I ever dreamed! Thank you!
Thank you so much for this recipe. I had recently left town for
a couple of days and when I returned home past midnight, I discovered that my
dog had peed on my pillow and mattress. This was the first time he had done
this, and I'm guessing it's because of separation anxiety. Anyhow, I cleaned the
mattress but the odor refused to go away, so I googled how to get rid of the
odor and bacteria, and found your recipe. My mattress is still not completely
dry, but I can tell that the smell has gone away. I am so glad you put this up.
Yes, it does work! My home was so bad because of my sweet old
girl just couldn't find her way outside. No one was allowed in. A couple of her
old spots I wasn't aware of needed repeating but no problem for me. If I could
have half the money back I've blown trying to achieve the same thing, I would be
happy. You do need to be liberal with the vinegar and water. Flood it if you
need to just make sure the liquid goes everywhere the urine has. I mean through
carpet into pad. I wish the people taking our money could be held accountable. I
had every ingredient to get started in my cabinets. Just in case of a repeat I
make sure everything is at hand. It's so easy and inexpensive and IT WORKS.
Thank you to whoever came up with it!!
I have tried everything to get out the smell! I have spent a ton
of money on products that never really got the smell out, they just seemed to
mask the odor for a little. This recipe removed the odor completely. I am so
thrilled I found it!I have given it to all my other friends and family with
I was skeptic at first but figured why not try it since I
already had all the ingredients in my house. Simply amazing!!!! I will vouch for
this to all my friends that have a dog. It costs a fraction of a steam cleaner,
resolve treatment or new carpet! Why wouldn't you try this????
I am an owner of a dachshund puppy and she decided to make under
the bed of our new house her urine playground. I discovered multiple urine
stains under the bed, some very old and thought we would have to get new carpet.
I'm usually skeptical of online remedies but decided to try this and it worked!
I'm so happy! Thank you!
Thank you soooo much!!! It worked so well and now I don't walk
into my house and smell dog urine. Such a relief! THANK YOU AGAIN!!
You're wonderful! Can't believe how great it worked. Thanks so
This is simply amazing!!!! I live in a tiny apartment and the
smell was getting awful. I had to do a larger area so I used quite a bit of
product. I was worried the hydrogen peroxide would stain my carpet but it
I wish I knew about this months ago! Now I'm keeping everything on hand in case
it happens again!
Ok so I was a little desperate, my dog took offense to my being
on vacation for a week and a half (apparently 7 days is the maximum approved
time) and peed on my mattress. I cleaned up but not enough for the dog so he peed
again. I found your recipe on line and figured it could not hurt so I tried it.
It worked like a miracle I can not see any stain (and this one is set a bit).
I would like to thank you for this amazing remedy! I have two
male dogs that were having a marking war in my living room and I like everyone
else here had used countless products to get rid of the smell to no avail. The
final straw was today when I cleaned my carpets and could smell nothing but the
urine smell in that area. Then I looked up "natural home remedies for pet
stains" and came up with your website. The solution of peroxide and dish
detergent on top of the baking soda hasn't even dried yet and my house smells
WONDERFUL again. I will no longer be embarrassed to have people over to hang
AMAZING!! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!! Worked
like a charm. Our 12 year old blind shiz tzu has always had her favorite places,
and I've been embarrassed to have company over at times. We bought a wet vac but
the solution that was recommended to us never eliminated the odor. This took
some time but was totally worth it!!!
Thank you so much for this recipe! I cannot believe it worked!!
I was so embarrassed by the smell that I had 3 Glade Plug Ins in my living room
to cover it. I encourage everyone to use this recipe before giving up your
carpet and/or beloved pet. Be patient and let the ingredients work their
magic!!! Using a Sham Wow to blot the liquids; works like a charm. Follow up
with a wet/dry vac or carpet cleaner for the remaining liquid.
Christine from Wisconsin
My husband bought me brand-new carpet this past year and my dog
has found a spot that she is very fond of. unfortunately I have tried every pet
cleaner and odor eliminator spray you can imagine but still the smell remained.
So you can imagine how upset he was at this. I tried this method and I am
absolutely amazed with the results!!! It not only took out the stain but
completely eliminated the odor!!! This method not only saved my carpets but also
save me money. I will never again buy a pet cleaner spray again!
I had not only a problem with our dog marking our couch but
recently my husband was ill and lets just say i thought we would have to buy a
new mattress due to the throw up smell. This worked amazingly even on that! Got
rid of the smell and the stain completely! Seldom do i ever compliment someone
on such a great solution, but thank you!
Holly, North Dakota
Thank you Thank you Thank you. I spent my whole weekend cleaning
my family room carpet with a carpet cleaning machine, about 3-4 times. Today it
STILL smelled like urine. I tried the recipe and it worked GREAT. I put the
vinegar/water mixture in my machine and went over the stinky area. My carpets
are pretty dry after the machine sucks all the water up so I went right to the
next step and a few hours later I am crawling around on my hands and knees
trying to find the urine smell but it is nowhere to be found!!!! : )
I used your recipe to remove our dog urine from our mattress.
Your recipe is amazing. It removed the smell almost instantly. It only
took an hour and there was no mess. I used a spray bottle to wet the urine areas
with both solutions and it worked perfectly. Thanks again,
Just used this yesterday for the horrendous smell and it worked
wonderfully. Thank you so much for sharing.
This absolutely works! I had several spots on our carpet where
our lab had accidents and the problem is that we didn't notice until the urine
had dried! The smell was the issue-there was no stain as our carpet hides stains
very well. I tried using our carpet steam cleaner several times and it seemed
the more wet I got the carpet the worse the smell would become. I tried using
pet carpet spray and then using the steam cleaner to no avail. I was about
ready to tear up the carpeting until we came upon this solution. I used it once
and the smell on all 3 spots is completely gone! I did use more baking soda than
called for but other than that I followed the recipe exactly.
I just tired this recipe and it worked!!!! My dog has a "pee
problem" but we still love him; we're renting and the carpet has become a mess.
This recipe worked and I recommend it to my father as well. Thank you so much! I
had been doing everything including using my Bissel Carpet Cleaner which only
made it smell more like urine when I was cleaning - gross! The vinegar can be a
little over powering before you blot, I opened my window a bit for ventilation
but other than that it worked great. I used it over LARGE areas but from now on,
I'll spot treat when I notice a spot.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Litchfield Park AZ
This really works! It started working even before it completely
dried. It also took out other stains that had been there for years! Do not waste
your money on pet odor and stain removal products from the store! This is an
inexpensive way to take care of the issue. Thank you!!
This works unbelievably well! I came home from work to find that
my 80 pound yellow lab. had an accident on our King size, pillow-top mattress.
She is very old and must have totally unleashed on the bed while she was
napping. I thought, for sure, the bed was doomed. I checked the internet for
some how-to advice and came across this article. I was very skeptical that this
would work, but decided I had nothing to lose, especially since it only needed
readily available house-hold ingredients. It worked amazingly well! Since the
area was so big, I ended up using 3/4 cup of peroxide with 3 teaspoons of
dishwashing liquid. Other than that, I followed the instructions very closely. I
tried to blow dry the mattress at the end, but decided to leave it overnight and
wait until morning to vacuum the powder that was left behind. Worked like a
OMG!!!! IT REALLY WORKED!!! Thank you SOOOOOO much for this
remedy. Like many other people, I've spent a good amount of money on many other
products that claim to work but neither has got the stains COMPLETELY removed!!
just finished putting the baking soda on the carpet and my my my, this is great.
Thank you once again for sharing
I would never say something worked unless it actually did, and I
honestly can't believe HOW well this worked! The smell is totally gone and the
stain has disappeared! I have looked for years for carpet cleaners, even buying
special pet cleaners for carpet and upholstery but when it comes to urine it
just never would go away, not even when I would completely steam clean the
carpets. This recipe is absolutely amazing! I will be sharing this with family
and friends. Thank you SO much!
Brandon M. Thompson
I am surprised but this works great. Our sweet dog has been
having accidents in our living room and the smell was so bad. I tried everything
but it seemed to make it worse. This recipe is cost effective, easy and works!
After one time the smell was gone. I would try this.......what do you have to
loose except the smell.
Derrick De Boom
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 want to thank you for the recipe to get rid of cat urine and odor. After I
went on vacation I was welcomed back by my cat by the smell of cat pee. I
finally found out where it was and tried to clean it with vinegar like someone
said to. That did not help at all. After searching the internet I found your
site and I am so surprised! After one application on dried urine I was amazed!
Thank you so much....
I am totally amazed how well this worked. The process was quick
and easy. The smell is totally gone. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just wanted to write and thank you for this recipe. My husband
and I have been at our wits end trying all sorts of expensive cleaners that
didn't work or made the smell worse. I decided to give this recipe a try as a
last resort and it worked wonders! No smell left at all! Thank you so much for
This recipe for cleaning and removing pet urine and odor was simple, and
effective. I have a female dog about eight years old who has been potty trained
for years but sometimes she just has to go and the puddles are huge; she weighs
about 40lbs. It took me about thirty minutes to scrub the carpet but it was well
worth my time. The carpet looks like new and smells fresh. Thank you so much!
This is a great recipe! It is the ONLY one that works! We have thrown out
several rugs prior to finding this! Thank you SO much!
Just wanted to say Thank you, I tried many expensive alternatives first and
cannot believe the results from your recipe!!! Thanks for sharing.
Melanie from Michigan
I want to tell you thank you for your reference. It has saved yet another
mattress in your global campaign of catalogical knowledge. It worked
beautifully, if only the rest of my mattress didn't look like crap now next to
the sparkling white clean zone. Thanks for the website full of great stuff and
thanks for having a link to the recipe that saved my pillow-top today from clear
across the world. It was spot on. :)
THANK YOU SO MUCH . I thought my mattress was a goner, I had
tried those enzymes cleaners no such luck, so I decided to go on Google, after a
long search I came across your article. WOW !!!!! IT DOES WORK. I COULD NOT
BELIEVE IT AND YOU GAVE IT FREE thank YOU . I am going to let every one I know.
Every one who reads this , save your money go to the dollar store and for 5
dollars of ingredients, You too can save your mattress, OK ok a little of
elbow grease but look at the alternative, Do you really want to spend hundreds
of dollars or just 5 bucks well that's it for me thank you again . IT WORKS
PEOPLE IT REALLY WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!
I seldom use the word awesome to describe anything unless it
truly is, and your recipe is AWESOME. We are in the midst of moving, and I was
worried sick about the little bit of cat urine odor in the house. I found your
recipe, tried it in an inconspicuous place, and I could not believe it. I don't
know why anyone would ever spend money unnecessarily on a bunch of spray
products that really don't work and smell terrible.
Thanks a million from Arizona,
Thanks. It worked for me, too. Our dog is getting incontinent with age and
she had a little accident on our bed.
I followed the recipe exactly, using a hairdryer to dry the mattress after the
application. I didn't think the hair dryer would work, but it did and our
mattress smells great and it's dry enough to sleep on.
You saved our cat's life, and our carpet. I was distraught thinking of losing my
beloved kitty as my husband had had enough of the urine smell, but thanks to
your recipe, the carpet smells fresh and my husband's frustration has turned to
joy and I am feeling relieved. A million thanks to you for sharing this recipe.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
O THANK YOU VERY MUCH I have Two Boxers and One Beagle and they have been
having a Urine War over this one area on the carpet. I have tried 409 carpet
cleaner and other carpet cleaners for pets but the smell and the stain has never
seem to go away. I had been spending around 40 dollars a month on cleaners. The
dogs always smell it and then pee on it again. I found this recipe online and
tried it. The first time the Stain and Odor on the bottom of the carpet was
gone. I did it on the top of the carpet and the Odor was gone too. I placed the
baking soda on the floor and on the rug. I let the rug dry completely and the
dogs back in the house. They never went on the area of the rug again. Thank you
very much. You helped save me money on cleaners and time spent cleaning.
Cassandra, From Kentucky, USA
One of my cats didn't take to our move into our BRAND NEW
house straight away and decided to pee in the one room that was carpeted and had
no doors. The Theatre Room. OMG my partner was not impressed so one night when
he was out I googled Cat urine on carpet and look what I found...MY
SAVIOUR...this is the best recipe eva!!! many thanks for saving my cat and
stopping the whinging from my partner :)
This really works, I have never posted anything but I couldnt wait to comment on
Cheers and many thanks Sarah, Australia, Perth
Hello fellow cat people!
I don’t usually take the time to review stuff like this, but this has been
absolutely amazing!! We got brand new carpet literally less than a week ago, and
one of my neutered, 14-year-old boys decided it was too much for him (he is
generally timid and anxious) and began “anointing” it!!! Ahhh! As soon as I
discovered what was happening, I desperately googled “cat urine removal” and
stumbled upon this recipe. OMG!!!!! NO MORE SMELL!! I mean NONE!! The carpet
smells a bit of soap (not offensive at all), but even the feel of it is normal
again – no more sticky, yucky, cat-pee feeling under hand or foot!! This was
inexpensive, nonstaining, and generally AWESOME! If this is an issue for you,
please do try this, especially if you are considering re-homing your beloved pet
as a last solution.
This really, really works!!!!!
Thanks SO MUCH Zoe!!
Nicole, Minnesota, USA
Wow. Worked superb. Many years ago I worked part time for a
carpet cleaner and your method does as good a job as anything we did
professionally. Nice! Thanks!
I saw your tip on getting rid of that cat urine smell with paper towels,
vinegar, baking soda and dishwasher fluid and tried it with a little
scepticism. It worked great! I dried my mattress in the sun and now
there is no smell at all!
Thank you so much for the tip,
WOW! I thought my daughter's futon mattress was headed for the
trash pile. I decided to give this recipe a try, nothing to lose. I am so
pleased. I followed the directions exactly, but used a carpet spot cleaner to
extract the excess water and vinegar. No odor left!!!!
I'm going to tell all my pet lover friends about this.
Count me in as a skeptic turned believer. I have had cats for
20 yrs and I think I've tried every "cat urine remover" on the market, to no
avail. The other day one of the cats got locked upstairs overnight and she peed
on my daughter's bed -- which had no mattress cover. My first thought was, oh my
God, I'm going to have to throw away her mattress. I quickly googled my problem
and came upon this solution. There was a lot of cat pee on the mattress and I
had my doubts....but this WORKS! I have tried all of these products on cat urine
at various times, but never together like this method. I am astounded that I
can't smell one iota of cat pee. I put the mattress on the floor and really
stepped on those towels (used them instead of paper towels)...probably went
through 6 towels and worked up quite a sweat jumping on them! But I am totally
amazed: no odor. Before you buy a bunch of products that don't work, try this.
You probably have all the ingredients on hand.
I can’t thank you enough. I’ve never written a testimonial,
but I feel like you deserve my time and thanks.
A friend of the family was kind enough to let me use her house
while I searched for a job up North. I left a house down South, but brought my
perfectly behaved dog and cat with me on my journey. They’re my children, I
can’t live without them.
I had to make a quick trip home to check on my house and take care of some other
business. I would be gone three days. My sister took my dog and, as usual, I
left food and water for my lazy but lovable cat, with instructions for a
neighbor to come by and check on him one of those three days. I had no concerns,
it’s what I do every time I travel. Granted I’m in a strange house, but I
figured they always travel with me, and always without incident, so why should I
Well, my cat decided he didn’t like the new set-up and not only pooped on the
down comforter and sheets, but peed, twice, on the mattress. I was in complete
shock. I wouldn’t care if my cat had given me his version of the finger if it
hadn’t been on someone else’s mattress. I was panicked. I searched for an answer
- any answer. I stumbled onto your site. I figured, what the hell?
So, I mixed and poured, blotted and scrubbed, all the while cursing my cat and
wondering how I would replace the mattress. I let the baking soda peroxide goo
dry and paced the house. Twenty minutes later, I crept back into the room,
holding my breath and suddenly very religious, praying out loud. I leaned down,
put my nose as close as I dared to the mattress and with my eyes closed,
sniffed. WHAT?!?!?!? Impossible! All I smelled was clean. It had worked!!!!
Praise anything and everything, it worked!!! I was saved!!!
Your magic recipe did the trick. I really can’t believe it. I ’m singing your
praises as I blow dry the mattress. Thanks you so, so much. Amazing!!
This recipe is amazing.
One of my cats peed in the inner lining of my best suitcase -- I was on the
verge of throwing it out (the suitcase, that is).
Several repeats of this procedure cleaned it entirely--I was able to use it for
my trip to Milan--it was as if nothing had happened.
It's very rare that my cats urinate outside the litter box, but I now keep this
clean-up kit in the house for handling these situations when they do arise.
thanks a million!
Zoe, I can't begin to thank you enough. After my boyfriend
flew across the country to come and see me I found that my 2-year-old male did
not take kindly to "his place" in the bed being taken. I was horrified when he
chose urinating all over my mattress as his way to express his displeasure.
Needless to say I was so embarrassed that I didn't know what to do. I couldn't
(and still can't) afford to spend $20 on some spray from the pet store that may
or may not work. The bed was stuck smelling like cat pee for days. Then I found
your magic recipe and I'm glad to say my boyfriend and I can sleep in my bed
again without being assaulted by the rancid smell. You may have saved my
relationship! I'm telling all my friends with cats about this. Thank you so
Grateful in Colorado Springs, CO.
Thank you so much for posting this information. You saved our
new mattress: a week ago, we came home to our new mattress soaked with cat
urine. Ugghh... we tried Odor Ban and it just masked the issue for a couple of
days. We searched the web and came across your home remedy of vinegar/ water and
then baking soda followed by peroxide.
We applied the treatment three times and we can not believe how well it worked.
The odor is gone.
Thank you so much!
Sunni and Dave Mullinax
Paso Robles, CA
I am so impressed. I spent almost $100 on a variety of
products that claim to do the trick, but only modestly worked at best.
About a month ago, we had new carpet installed. Our cat, who has no history
whatsoever of peeing other than in his litter box, decided he was going use our
new carpet as his NEW litter box. It wasn’t long before the odor became
overwhelming, but we couldn’t see where he was doing it. I bought a small black
light at the pet store, as a black light makes cat pee illuminate. I was
horrified to see that he had gone in at least a dozen places.
Out of desperation, I tried your recipe. Wow. At first, the odor got a little
worse. The smell became stronger after the vinegar and water application, so I
became discouraged, but finished using the peroxide and dish soap as instructed.
Once dry, there was absolutely no odor. It was completely gone. Totally.
I have an appointment with the vet this morning to see if there’s anything
physically wrong. In the meantime, I have sprinkled all the affected areas with
white pepper, as I heard that it’s a deterrent for reoffending. I hope it’s
I just want to thank you for posting this recipe. There is no need for people to
spend crazy amounts of money on products that don’t work. This method is
inexpensive and effective. Thank you so much.
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
I just wanted to tell you that my female cat jumped up on my
new white sofa and urinated. I was frantic. I tired some odor remover products
that were available in the stores. Nothing worked. As soon as the sofa would
dry, the smell came back. It was awful and she had actually not gone a lot. I
searched the internet and found your website and saw the home remedy for odor
removal...I was shocked! It cleaned the sofa and NO MORE SMELL! I was so
afraid of what would happen after I had drizzled the peroxide and dish detergent
over the baking soda and rubbed it in . My fabric is micro suede, and it sure
looked pretty bad. Well when it was dry and I vacuumed the spot the sofa looked
brand new. You can not tell the difference between the cushion that was soiled
and the other cushion. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR RECIPE!
THANK-YOU with a capital T. Our cat was inadvertently locked
in our lounge room and she urinated on the carpet right next to the couch! The
SMELL!!!!!!!!!!!!! In desperation I tried this- our carpet is old Axminster with
a a horse hair or wool underlay. I kept the area wet with a damp towel until I
could get all the ingredients. As it was winter I dried it out completely at the
end by standing a column heater over it.
It all worked....NO MORE smell.
Can't thank you enough!!
Anne-Marie, South Australia
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for your
article on getting cat urine out of mattresses (and carpets).
My son moved in temporarily and brought his cat with him, which caused my other
three to freak out and two of them started spraying on our front room sofa and
our office futon! It was just awful... I mean really AWFUL, and to make it
worse, my husband discovered it when he set his work equipment down on the sofa!
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
The recipe for dog and cat urine removal works incredibly well. I had a huge
area due to our elderly, incontinent dog. We must have missed one of the very
last accidents so it sat untreated for a few months. While cleaning carpets the
smell was released. It was awful. I cleaned it and cleaned it. Nothing worked,
not even the heavy duty pet store dog urine cleaner. The recipe on this site
worked really well. I had to use it with my carpet because of the large area and
that worked well. It take a long while to rinse out the dish soap a couple of
weeks later but it was worth it!
"You can't solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created it."
Lois K. Punton
IT REALLY REALLY REALLY WORKS!!!!!
BETTER THAN $20 BOTTLE OF URINE NEUTRALIZER!!
Last night the wind blew the bedroom door shut, and my 14 year old cat was
unsuccessful in communicating his need to exit .
I awoke at 2 a.m. to the odor of cat urine, staggered to my computer, and found
I have an almost new pillow top mattress.
Much to my amazement, your home remedy appears to have worked like magic
(albeit, it took more than a wave of my hand to enact).
I do believe that for a few pennies of non toxic , readily available household
products that were already on hand, my mattress has been spared, not to mention
the remainder of the cat's few lives.
You have my undying gratitude.
Just wanted to say "KUDO'S & HALLELUJAH!!" to
this site for the homemade recipe for getting out cat urine smell out of carpet!
We are in the process of selling our house, the carpet is only 2 years old and
there were two places in our carpet that one of our cats urinated in but I
didn't find it til it was dry. I could not get the odor out of even after using
two bottles of commercial pet odor eliminator and various other "homemade"
remedies. I was very skeptical about trying another homemade remedy but decided
to give yours a try. I could not believe my nose after I vacuumed it up!!
AMAZING!! Yes, I honestly stuck my nose in the carpet and took a big
whiff.....NOTHING! No smell what-so-ever!!
I was almost convinced that we were going to have to put new carpet in before
trying this recipe. I have since given this recipe to a couple of my friends
that have cats and our realtor asked if she could have it in case there were any
of her future clients that had the same problem.
So I wanted to thank you for putting this on your site.
THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
It saved me about $1500.00 in new carpet!
My realtor said that she had 6 couples go through our house during the "OPEN
HOUSE" on Sunday and four of them commented on how "fresh & clean" the house
smelled. I attribute that mostly to that recipe. I am wondering if it will work
on a concrete garage floor. I think I am going to try it.
OMG, This recipe really worked...I no longer can smell the
terrible odor of cat urine,
Thank you for sharing this information....
Tracy from Va in USA
I'm sold!! I was beside myself when our kitties were
accidentally locked out of their litter area while we were out of town and used
our brand new carpet. I had tried a couple of products, but there was still a
smell. I used your method on the area. It clearly made a difference, though I
thought I still caught lingering whiffs. We were planning to pull up the carpet
and treat the pad (or replace that section) but in recent days, the smell is
gone. It had been humid too, so I don't quite understand what happened.
We had another problem area. My son's kitty sprayed a hiking backpack I had
loaned him. I used a well recommended commercial product, but it still
smelled. I used "the formula" and it is completely gone! After the H2O2/baking
soda had done their work, I hosed everything off to rinse and hung it to dry in
the sun. It is like new! Yaaaay!!!
Thank you so much for putting up this site. It would have saved us a lot of
money had we seen it first! I have shared it with the professional pet sitting
service we use...they were grateful.
HALLELUJAH, Finally a method
the works !!!. Our cat has a bad habit of urinating on a shoe mat at the front
of the house, from time to time. On occasion, his aim is right on the money, and
a shoe has been forever "marked". He even had the nerve to mark a $200 pair of
running shoes that I own. Needless to say, I was willing to spend some $$ to
remove the nauseating urine smell from my shoes. Nothing worked 100%. I also
must have tried half a dozen other home recipes. Again, nothing worked 100%.
Then something really BAD happened. The cat marked my wife's favorite pair of
walking shoes. For some reason, even though it was the cat that urinated on my
wife's shoes, I was "charged" with the crime. Needless to say, I was "motivated"
to expend my search for a 100% method to remove cat urine odor. I ran across
your recipe this morning and gave it a try. After a few hours of running though
the process, my wife's shoes are now 100% urine odor free!. Truly amazing
results. I'll be bring my $200 shoes back to life in the next few days.
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
I followed the recipe to the
letter. The mattress was clean and fresh the next day!....Thank-you.
Becky and Fred VA. USA
I just want to say THANK YOU!!!
I can not even begin to count how much I have spent on products to get the smell
out of my carpets and furniture. I will definitely spread the word to all of my
friends who have cats. Thank you so much! Now I can invite people over without
worrying the house smelling like cats.
Worked like magic! I used natures miracle from the pet supply. It did nothing.
Hi. I just wanted to thank you
for your home remedy for cat urine odor removal. I have spent a small fortune
on products that supposedly have an enzyme in them that attacks the odor.
Every time I use one of these, the smell actually gets worse. Yesterday I
decided to try your recipe and today the smell is gone. Thank
you again for a great recipe!!!!!
I LOVE cats! Thank you so much for the free
urine removal recipie. It works better than anything else I have ever tried and
is much less expensive. My life would have been so much easier had I known this
20 years ago!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your homemade recipe to get the cat pee out of my
mattress!!! You are absolutely fabulous! I discovered the stain when I went to
wash my bed sheets today - oh I was so upset! I thought I'd have to get a new
mattress, but this seems to be working fabulously so far. I'm just about to
sweep the baking soda off the mattress. If you're looking for a quicker way to
dry the mattress, I have a hairdryer on warm laying on the mattress, pointed at
the wet area. I keep checking it to make sure it's not hot, and it's fine so
far. Good for people on the go!
Thank you again for your wonderful solution - it just saved me the price of a
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!
Thank you so much for your hint. I thought I wouldn’t be able to get the smell &
stain out and would have to replace our VERY expensive latex mattress!
Debbie (Brisbane, Australia)
Thank You! I left my cat in
while away for a few days. He apparently was not happy about being left. He did
not use his litter box once and used my living room carpet by the window. My
house reeked when I got home. I bought commercial cleaner and it did nothing. I
can put my nose down in the carpet with your remedy and can't smell the urine.
Thank you I thought I was going to have to replace my carpet.
Thank You! I own three cats
and have never had a problem with them going to the bathroom outside the litter
box. To my disbelief, what I though would never occur happened in a spare
bedroom. I knew about the water and vinegar part. I tried that and it just made
the room along with the entire upstairs wreak of vinegar for a few days,
then that awful cat smell came back! I have been battling the smell for weeks,
obsessing over new ways to rid it. Overcome and starting to wonder if we would
have to replace the carpet, I went online to find a cure. It never dawned on me
to try the other ingredients, and would you know it- I had all of them at home!
It truly neutralized the room! There is a very slight scent of the dish
detergent, which is more than welcome. Thank you so much for the free recipe.
It worked like a charm and I'm no longer embarrassed about the rancid
odor coming from the spare room!
Just wanted you to know that I had a disaster last week when my male cat
urinated on my bed after being accidentally locked in my bedroom. I had a
brand new comforter and silk-embroidered duvet on the bed. It and the sheets
were soaked in a large area. I used the recipe/solution that you give on your
site for mattresses and modified it for the bed linens. Miracles do happen.
Absolutely no smell after one attempt! I am thrilled and very thankful.
Thank You!! My 4 year old cat
was diagnosed with kidney disease and in a three month time went from
diagnosis to having to be put down. With the kidney disease my perfect cat began
to have "accidents" on my dining room carpet. I tried the store carpet and cat
odor eliminators and some just covered the smell temporarily and most didn't
work at all. I found your website and had the same attitude as you, nothing
ventured nothing gained. I could either keep using worthless cleaners and have
my new cat start peeing to cover up the old cats pee or I could try the recipe
and see if it works, and I had all the ingredients on hand already. I followed
your recipe to a tee but used a spray bottle to apply the 50/50 combination of
water and vinegar then worked it in with my fingers. After waiting all night to
let it dry I vacuumed my carpet first thing to remove the excess baking powder,
and after my first smell test I was
amazed I couldn't smell cat urine at all in places I know my cat peed on. I am
going to repeat the process a few more times just to make sure there is no smell
not only to my human nose but my other cats noses as well. Thank you again for a
great recipe. And by the way the recipe worked great on the mattress as well!
Just to let
you know that your cat urine removal recipe is excellent – it worked like a
charm and did not ruin my carpets at all. Furthermore, I now know that Sophie
has urinary tract or bladder issues – I have her on canned food for urinary
issues and already there has been a change – she is using the litter box and she
is acting totally normal once again. I realize there may be regressions here
and there but that I can deal with. I am also in the process of switching the
other 3 cats to an improved food so if Sophie strays once in a while to their
bowls it will not be a problem.
for putting that recipe on the web – none of the store bought cleaners really
worked as well.
Here is our
story: My husband and I went on vacation and left our 2 cats at home (friend
checked in with them to ensure they had a good dose of love, food and water).
However, upon our return and while unloading our truck, I found one of my cats
with all fours in a small potted plant, pissing off the back, landing on the
carpet. I couldn’t believe it! They never did that before and believe my cat did
it to make his point. Therefore, not knowing how long he had been doing that and
if both cats were involved, I needed to take quick action. Turns out, after
pulling back the carpet, I had a large area to clean, cause the whole house
stunk. After trying several remedies, I found your remedy and it completely made
sense. I cut out the padding around the area and then followed your directions
to a tee, although, due to the size of the area, I think I used more like a ½
bottle of hydrogen peroxide mixed with the dish soap to compensate for the
I am convinced
that this is the only way to get cat urine and smell removed. I’ve stuck my nose
right into to the areas and I now smell NOTHING! I am so pleased that I didn’t
have to pay for a professional and should be able to keep the carpet which was a
custom made area rug. Thank you for posting this remedy! You’ve saved me
hundreds of dollars we really don’t need to spend in this economy. Excellent
advice and wanted to let you know how much I appreciated finding this recipe.
Kristen, Rochester NY
Can't understand why my cats
did this.. Must have been company in the area of litter box for over a week that
intimidated them. Thought I had a plumbing leak. Yikes, it was cat urine, after
all. Tried purchased remedies to no avail, Then found your recipe online and it
worked like a charm. Don't know what made me happier - That I had no
leak - or that I was able to absolutely clean that spot ! Thank you
Hi Zoe...Gotta tell ya, you
have the best remedy of anything I have found yet.
My male cat has been marking, due to the 5 cats outside our house, who sit under
the windows, porch,
and hang out. I went to put my 15 year old cat down last year, they told me the
marking is due to the
stress from the out door cats. They suggested giving him an antidepressant. It
worked. However, he marked all over my house...bought all these enzymes, blah
blah blah...and none worked as well as your recipe...you're
incredible...noooooooo smell. totally gone...works works works...