Whether your dog is still learning to pee outside or they, have some medical condition, or your dog had an accident, one thing is crucial: remove the puddle and the scent, so the dog is not encouraged to return to the same spot.
The pheromones in dog urine teach dogs a lot about each others’ territory and respectable places to urinate. However, once a dog had an accident in the house, smelling those pheromones may encourage your dog to pee again in the same area.
Enzymatic cleaners destroy the proteins that make up the pheromones in dog pee. The enzymes eliminate the dog’s urine smell and decrease the chance of your dog returning to the same spot.
There are several types of enzymatic cleaners available on the market. Some are designed specifically for carpets, while others work best on hard surfaces. It is essential to choose the right product for your specific needs to ensure optimal results.
Moreover, enzymatic cleaners are safe to use around pets and humans as they do not contain any harsh chemicals. They are also environmentally friendly and do not harm the ecosystem. However, it is essential to read the instructions carefully before using the product and follow the recommended safety guidelines.
If the dog had an accident on a fabric that you can wash, use the enzymatic cleaner with laundry detergent to remove all the smell. If possible, remove all carpets and fabrics from the house until the dog is house-trained.
If the dog has peed on a surface, first soak in all the liquid with a towel. Test all the products you are about to use on a small surface as hydrogen peroxide and enzymatic cleaner can bleach the colors, change the fabric, or ruin the surface. If the surface doesn’t show any reaction after being in contact with the liquid for 15 min, do the following:
Soak a towel with a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaner. Leave the towel and cleaner on the stain for 15 minutes.
Repeat the first step using an enzymatic cleaner.
Let it air dry. If the odor remains, treat it again.
Use UV or black light to spot any dried urine spots and make sure to clean them. Even though they are not visible to our eye, your dog is undoubtedly attracted to them. Black lights emit UV rays that make the urine spots glow, making them easier to detect. You can purchase a black light from your local pet store or online. It is essential to use the light in a dark room to see the spots more clearly.
In addition to using a black light, it is also important to clean the affected area thoroughly. Once you have identified the urine spot, use an enzymatic cleaner to eliminate the odor completely. Be sure to follow the instructions on the cleaner carefully and allow the area to air dry. If the odor persists, you may need to repeat the cleaning process.
In conclusion, using a black light in combination with an enzymatic cleaner can help you keep your home clean and odor-free. It is important to remember that prevention is key when it comes to preventing your dog from having accidents indoors. Be sure to take your dog outside frequently and reward them for good behavior. With patience and consistency, you can train your dog to go potty outside and avoid accidents inside the house.