We came home from dinner with the in-laws last night around 10 pm. It was a great night, great food and a little basketball to boot.
We left our dog alone for 4 hours. This is a regular occurrence, and not really out of the norm of our day-to-day lives. We usually come home to a happy dog and we are glad to see him as well.
Last night, however, was a little different.
Our dog was really happy to see us. I mean, over excited anxious kind of happy. I didn’t really think much of it at the time but it was definitely some foreshadowing for what I would discover later.
We were taking care of business, putting the baby to bed and winding down. My wife went upstairs to our bedroom where I heard gasping for air and shouting, “Gross!” She hurried down the stairs and stated dejectedly, “Theres mushy dog poop in our bedroom!” Gross was right. I’d not really experienced this phenomena with my dog since he was a puppy so I was out of practice in regards to cleaning it without damaging our carpets further. The poor guy had an upset stomach. (He’s okay now: vet checked and approved.)
I started doing some research and came across the most effective ways to remove dog poo and dog pee out of carpet.
I’m almost embarrassed writing this but I found the information useful and decided to share the nitty-gritty with you all 🙂
Step 1: Pick up any large chunks.
Step 2: LET IT DRY…
Step 3: When it is completely dry, use a fork (one that you’re comfortable with never ever using again) and scrape all of the dried poop OUT of your carpet.
Step 4: vacuum all of nasty dried poop.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4.
Step 6: With a bucket of hot water and laundry detergent, use a sponge to gently remove any discoloration.
Step 7: Repeat if necessary.
Once again… I apologize for todays content.
Step 1: Use papertowel and place it on the area soaked with urine and BLOT.
Step 2: Really press down on the towel to remove ALL moisture from the carpet.
Step 3: Enzyme cleaners are the best to kill any odour or bacteria. You can find these at your local vacuum stores and many pet stores.
Step 4: After using your cleaning solution, blot again and dry.
Step 5: Use the cleaner again and cover with wax paper or cellophane to keep the area wet.
Step 6: After about two days you can expect to have fully removed the stain and killed any off-gassing odours.
Step 7: If this hasn’t help consider calling a professional carpet cleaner.