Monday, July 29, 2013

How To Get Rid Of Pet Stains On Carpet

Hello Lovelies, how has your weekend been? Mine, not so great. I've been dealing with a stomach bug for about a week now and spend the entire Saturday in bed! YIKES, that's the worse, isn't it? 
 
 So while we were on vacation our "Senior" Newfoundland Bruce had a diarrhea accident on the carpet in the bonus room. BIG DAWGS, BIG MESSES!!! Our House-Sitter could not get all the stains out, so by the time we got back we had 2 yellow stains the size of  fists right smack in the middle of the room. I shampooed the carpet with my Hoover several times like a mad women, but no luck. The stains had set, being that is was now a good 10 days after the fact. We tried about every carpet cleaner on the shelf including Spot Shot, Proxy Clean, Laundry stain remover.... No Luck!
But here is what did work....GOOD OLE VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA
 
 So today I want to share this awesome cleaning tip for "pet stains on carpet" that I found on the internet. Yes, yes, I know, I know....very boring stuff ...but pin it now and one day you will be happy you got this info ! LOL...
  
Here is one of the stains, it was about the size of a large fist
 The miracle cure....white vinegar and baking soda
 
Pour enough vinegar on carpet to soak the stain, then sprinkle baking soda on top

Cover area with plate and let it sit for 1 to 2 days. Vacuum up baking soda. That's it!!!!
 

I took Before and After pictures on different days, so the lighting is not the same..sorry

and here is our sweet old Bruce, pushing 11 1/2 years old.....wow....that's old for a big guy!
 
Take care everyone...until next time
Christine
 
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76 comments:

  1. Actually, I'm glad to know what works for getting out pet stains. I have some upstairs on our carpet, but they are pretty old. I doubt they would come out now. Luckily, my dog is very well house trained now, but there can always be upset tummy accidents (like you said). I will try that method for sure! Hope you're feeling better. I hate being sick with a stomach bug! I'm always making deals with God to get me through it faster. LOL!

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    1. Hi Kelly, actually you might still try it on your old stains. The website where I found the tip said it worked on old stains as well. Yeah poor Brucie never used to have accidents, but he is an old guy now and nobody was there to let him outside...poor baby!!!! I am feeling better today...thanks for asking! Tummy bugs are the DEVIL...arggg

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    2. We used this on a carpet the previous owners let dogs pee all over it, first on a spot and it completely obliterated it looked brand new and it sat for a long while smell and everything gone. then tried bigger sections of the carpet...it works like bleaching the hair or how hair color works there seems to be like a heating chemical reaction.

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  2. I had good luck with that remedy as well when our newfie/black lab was ill and left a similar but much larger stain on our carpet. I had to buy a gallon of white vinegar and a very large box of baking soda but it did the trick! Your dog is adorable!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks so much for the visit. Glad to hear it worked for you as well.....Will visit your blog now!

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  3. It is great to read a solution for the pet stain problem. I have another type of stain on my carpet so I may try it on that stain too. Thanks for sharing your secret recipe.
    Traci

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  4. Thanks for linking up at Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too...
    I knew these two items would work together, but I didn't know how... I never would have thought to let them sit for a couple days!! Great tip!

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  5. Isn't it amazing just what we may have on hand.. that are old products of time past, that still works like a charm.. I use baking soda many times over in my cleaning routine to help keeps things that should be white, white.. Like the fridge handle..
    For also hard to rid stains, pet stains included, you can use vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in equal parts to help make those stains disappear instantly. Almost, right before your eyes.
    Love these simple ideas! Great tips to know.

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    1. oh thanks for the tip Symanthia....will make sure to keep that one in mind for the future !!!

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  6. Great tip. Thanks for sharing and for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Just sent this to my daughter. They have 2 beagles and a new house:) Thanks for the tip!!! XO, Pinky

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  7. Awesome tip! We were dog sitting and the dog peed on our carpet. Luckily we caught him in the act so we were able to get it up quickly. I blotted it all up then put baking soda over it then vacuumed it later. You can't even tell where he went or smell it. You can read my post on it here if you like.

    Angela

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    1. thanks so much Angela...will visit your link now...

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  8. Brilliant. I have spots from dog vomit that I've never been able to get out. I'm pinning this to try.

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    1. Thanks for the visit....if you try it be sure and let me know how it worked ok?

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  9. Great tip, thanks for sharing! Hope you feel better!!

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    1. Thanks Moni...back at work and almost back to normal....

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  10. Ooh thanks so much for the tip! I will be trying this one! I popped over from The Shabby Creek Cottage--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Thanks for the visit Abby..I hope it will work for you as well!

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  11. I love this cleaning tip! I will be using it the next time the dog gets sick!

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    1. Thanks for popping in at Little Brags...Come back soon!

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  12. Good to know! I don't have much carpeting in out house, except the back hall on room. I'm sure there is a stain or two in there that could use this technique. Pinning. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  13. Thanks for the great tip....wished I would have known this years ago!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Debby, come back soon!

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  14. What a great tip! We don't have carpet anymore, but we do have pets! I'm sure we'll live in a house with carpet again one day, so I'll have to remember this then! :)

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  15. Wow, that sounds easy! When we had an older cat I tried everything in the world, but not this. I am pinning it right now!

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  16. Love the old guys the best!!! Thanks for linking up to my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party, have a great weekend!!
    Shawna

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  17. Its amazing all the stuff vinegar does!! Thank you for this post :) Michelle

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  18. We had a darling little lhasa apso who was an idiot about watering our carpeting. We have tried everything to rid ourselves of the evidence, but to no avail. I cannot wait to give this a try. And I even have the ingredients at home! Thanks for sharing! Linda @www.paperseedlings.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit Linda.....good luck with this remedy for the little idiot....LOL

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  19. My daughter just got a puppy, and I will pass this info along to her. Nice to know : )

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  20. With two fluffs, this is knowledge I can definitely put to use!

    Lovely to have have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  21. Great tip, Christine!! Our puppers is in doggy heaven now but wish I knew this one years ago when we had carpet and a dog!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at our "Best Of The Weekend party"! I have pinned all to our party board and to another big board too. We hope to see you again when the party kicks off again Friday eve at 8PM EST.
    Have a great week!
    xo

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    1. Thanks for another vistit Claire...and for the Pins

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  22. GREAT tip, I'll be keeping this one! We have 2 kitties and a pup in our home and now that our daughter and son-in-law are here while their house is being built we have to +2 the number of pups. :)
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  23. SUCH good advice. I have two dogs and have tried every store-bought brand of pet cleaner there is, and haven't been to happy. I'll have to try this! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-my-new-rug.html

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  24. Thanks a lot for blogging this, it was unbelieveably informative and helped me tons. Professional Pet Sitter

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    1. thanks for the visit. I hope you will have as much luck with this as we did!!!

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  25. Hi, Christine, I like this! We have 2 dogs also... 1 old dog and 1 young dog. The young one "went" on my mother's carpet. There is a stain there now and I feel guilty. I'm trying your method. Hopefully it will work. Also I'm featuring you tonight on the new linky. This is a great tip. Your friend, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, I hope you will never have to find out!!! LOL

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  26. Thanks for the tip. We have one dog and two cats in the house so occasionally we have to deal with an accident. This is good to know.

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  27. As the mother of two rather elderly dogs, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'll be trying this, for sure!!

    I pinned this post and I featured you at this week's Grace at Home party!

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  28. Congrats on your feature today at Imparting Grace. Thank you so much for this tip. We have a couple in our home that is currently for sale in the mountains. I am going there this weekend...going to try this. We have a showing next week and this is perfect timing. Kim @ Pouring Down Like Rain

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  29. Brilliant tips :) I started using vinegar with my cleaning machine. Since i have kids and pets at home, it is really difficult to clean the carpet. It is really difficult for me to manage it alone. So once in a year i hire any cleaning contracts
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  30. Good to know. Sometimes you come across stubborn stains!

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  32. These are great tips! I just got a puppy so my plan is to try these do it yourself tips and then find a carpet cleaning service near Richmond Hill that can clean it professionally once or twice a year.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Kat!!! Good luck with the pup

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  33. I've needed this. I am so mad at Mazi. She had diarrhea the whole time my parents were here. My Resolve carpet cleaner is gone. Using your method next time - if I keep.

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    1. oh no...that sucks.....Good luck with that Holly...it worked for us....and god knows we have a big dog which equals a BIG PILE OF SH.....lol

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  34. Vinegar and baking soda? Why not! I have been using a good over the counter cleaner but, from time to time I run out. This is a wonderful discovery. Thanks so much for sharing. Hey, stop by my blog hop!
    Blessings,
    Sinea
    Ducks ‘n a Row

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  35. He is such an adorable dog! I've been begging my husband for years to get a dog and he finally broke! We got the most adorable German Shepherd and he is the cutest addition to our little family. Unfortunately, we had a similar incident to yours and I have a giant mess to clean up. My husband is out of town, so I'm hoping to get it done before he gets back so he'll never know. I've tried this trick and it worked but there's still a little bit of discoloration. Do you think I should try doing it again or should I break down and call a carpet cleaner? http://www.thecarpetguy.net.au

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    1. Hi Kat, thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog Little Brags (the carpet cleaning post with vinegar and baking soda). I tried to reply directly to your comment but you came up as a non reply blogger (Google glitch). To answer your question, I would definitely try the vinegar and baking soda again and make sure to leave in on for at least 24 hours. In my experience I had better luck with this than calling a cleaner and paying a lot of money. Good luck!
      Christine

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  36. I use white vinegar now for 8 years to clean anything that gets on my carpet. The guy that installed my carpet told me to use this. I have had two yorkie puppies for several months now and I use it for any accidents. I have not used it with the baking soda but sure it wouldn't hurt.

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  37. Does it help with the odor from pet stains too?

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