How to Remove Dog Urine from a Couch

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As much as you love your dog, it is still frustrating when pet accidents occur. Cleaning dog urine from the couch is a necessity. Not only will dog urine leave a stain, it will leave a foul odor behind as well. Dog urine stains on a couch may also encourage other pets in the home to mark the same spot.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Empty spray bottle
  • Bowl
  • White vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mild, bleach-free dish soap
  • Hand mixer
  • Rag
  • Old toothbrush
  • Spatula
  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Blot at the urine stain using a thick stack of paper towels. Soak up as much urine as possible. Switch to a clean stack of paper towels frequently. Work from the outside of the stain towards the center and blot until no more urine transfers from the couch to the paper towels.

  • Fill an empty spray bottle with cool water. Mist the water onto the urine-stained couch.

  • Blot the couch again with a clean stack of paper towels. Blot the stain until the paper towels come back dry.

  • Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup mild, bleach-free dish soap. Mix the ingredients together using a hand mixer to create a frothy mixture.

  • Use a dry rag to spread the foam onto the urine stain. Work the foam into the upholstery using an old toothbrush.

  • Lift the dirty foam from the upholstery with a spatula. Clean the area with a damp rag to remove any residue.

  • Pour some white vinegar into an empty spray bottle. Spray a generous amount of the vinegar onto the affected area.

  • Allow the vinegar to dry without wiping it up. The vinegar will help to absorb the odor deep into the fibers of the couch.

  • Sprinkle baking soda onto the couch to help neutralize the odor. Allow it to sit on the couch for two hours. Vacuum the powder from the couch.

References

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