Whether it’s from your kids or your pets or just an accident, no one likes to have the stain ad smell of urine or dog pee on their bed. If your dog accidentally urinates on the mattress, try to clean it right away to prevent it from soaking deep into the mattress. You can easily clean and remove urine stains with products you already have at home rather than buying commercial products. Then, it would help if you dried the mattress after cleaning the urine to prevent any mildew and mold from growing.
Choose The Right Time
When your dog isn’t in your room, it’s the best time to clean the dog pee stain. Why? Because if you clean with the dog in the room, he’ll think that it’s okay to pee anywhere to get your attention. Your dog won’t miss out on such an opportunity.
Also, if your dog or puppy frequently pees on your mattress, it would help if you change the furniture’s layout over a more extended period, especially where they pee.
Immediately Avoid Chemicals that Come to Mind
Many dog parents make the horrible mistake of grabbing any cleaning product they have at home to clean dog pee out of their mattresses. That’s a big NO! Several cleaning products are poisonous and cancerous to dogs! So, you must make sure you’re choosing pet-friendly or pet-safe cleaning products to keep your fluffy friend safe at all times.
Also, some cleaning products might confuse your dog with their overpowering smell. Although products like bleach and disinfectants may not be poisonous, they could lead to confusion. Your dog will be motivated to pee again as the scent of the urine and cleaning product combine.
Take The Right Approach
One common mistake people often do is following the same steps to clean urine stains as they would when cleaning any other stain. First, you must understand how dog urines react to other chemicals to clean dog urine effectively. If you use the wrong products, it can have a negative impact and make the stain worse.
Also, it’s best never to use regular detergent to remove dog urine. It’ll remove the dog urine’s smell but will leave behind a sticky residue and accumulate dust and dirt. If you decide to use a sanitizer to mask the smell, you should be more careful.
Many sanitizer products are toxic, containing chemicals that will harm your dog, so you must avoid using them. Some sanitizer have cancerous chemicals to your dog, so you have to choose a pet-friendly or pet-safe sanitizer.
Now that you know how to approach a dog urine stain follow these four easy steps to get dog pee out of your mattress, bearing in mind when you’re attempting to do this.
If you like DIY projects, we’ll show you you to make your dog stain cleaning supplies that are safe for your dog.
What You Need
Before you get started, you need to make to test first. Spot test a small unobvious area on the bed and start applying the cleaning solution before you apply it on the affected area entirely. It’s not going to ruin your mattress, but we always like keeping our mattresses safe than losing them.
Here’s a list of the things you’ll need:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Empty spray bottle
- Liquid dishwashing soap (Dawn is the best)
- Baking soda
- Vinegar (to get things started)
- Lavender essential oil (optional)
For Your Cleaning Solution:
In an empty spray bottle, combine half a teaspoon of dish soap, three tablespoons of baking soda, and eight ounces of hydrogen peroxide. For a pleasant finish smell, add a drop or two of lavender essential oil in the bottle to neutralize the smell and help you sleep better.
Combine the ingredients by shaking gently or swishing it around, but don’t be too vigorous, or you’ll end up with a bubbly mess to clean up and a pee-stained mattress.
Using paper towels, blot the dog’s urine to remove it from the mattress as much as possible. Don’t rub the towel around because it will spread the dog’s urine and make it worse.
Spread baking soda all over the dog’s urine stain and saturate it entirely until it’s all covered. The best thing about baking soda is that it’ll absorb the odor of moisture from the stain. After an hour or so, it’s time to vacuum the mattress thoroughly.
In a different spray bottle, mix one part of water with two parts vinegar. Then, spray it all over the dog’s urine stain.
If possible, take your mattress into the sun outdoors since sunlight will dry and disinfect your mattress. If you can’t take your mattress outside, then direct a portable fan to your mattress to help dry it out.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Will The Urine Odour Last?
The urine odor can stay forever if you don’t clean it properly! No need to worry! If you follow all of our cleaning steps above, the smell will be gone as you remove the stain.
Is It The Same Process For Human Urine?
If a human made the accident, and it was tiny, you probably won’t smell anything lingering as soon as you remove the urine stain. However, if your pet accidentally peed on your bed, you must eliminate any odor trace. So, in case of a pet accident, we recommend using an enzymatic cleaner.
In case your pet urinated on your bed, you must be extra careful to get rid of the awful smell. Dogs’ sensitive noses can pick up even the slightest hint of urine that you won’t detect. As a result, your dog will urinate there again because they think it’s a place they’re supposed to urinate.
Why Do Adults Sometimes Pee The Bed?
Nocturnal accidents don’t happen just you had too much to drink at the bar and passed out. Sadly, several health conditions lead to nocturnal accidents leading adults to pee in bed. Diabetes can cause bedwetting since patients have higher urine production.
Hormonal imbalance can cause accidents like this. ADH (antidiuretic hormone) hormonal deficiency means your body can’t signal slow urine production at night.
Constipation, stress, sleep apnea, a urinary tract infection (UTI), or an enlarged prostate can cause occasional accidental peeing.
It’s a hassle! But it doesn’t mean that you should throw the mattress away and it’s the end. All you need is to be patient and follow our step by step guide to make your mattress look and smell as good as new within hours.