Dog Diarrhea on carpets would be such a big mess, and you might want to throw them away because cleaning looks almost impossible!
Your dog can leave such surprises for you if his stomach is acting up at any time of the day.
Each time the air passes over the fibers, a foul smell accompanies the long-lasting stain.
But we are here to help you with a few steps you can follow to make the carpet as clean as before your dog decided to poop on it!.
Cleaning Your Carpet: What You Need to Do
Your dog is facing stomach issues; house accidents are very likely to happen at such times. Gather all the things mentioned below for a perfect cleaning session:
- Enzyme cleaners
- Baby wipes
- Powerful cleaning machine
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Baking soda
Dog Diarrhea on the Carpet: How to Remove It
Here are some nifty methods you can use to remove dog Diarrhea from your carpet!
Step 1: Put on protective gloves.
Cleaning your dog’s poop is not just a dirty task. Still, it is also a risky one because when your dog is having a gastrointestinal issue, the presence of germs will be twice or thrice in its poop. So you need to be extra careful and wear protective gloves for no skin-to-skin contact.
Step 2: Don’t let the stain sit for too long!
The most important point is never to let the stain sit for too long if your dog has recently had an accident on the carpet; remove as much as you can, and as soon as you can, if you leave it for later, the stain will start making a permanent home.
Step 3: Wipe off excess poop with a baby wipe.
Once you remove the visible poop from the carpet, it is time to do the deep cleaning work. You need something wet for better cleaning, and a baby wipe is something to fit in perfectly; use it to remove the remaining poop.
If you don’t have baby wipes, you can also use a wet towel! Pinch the carpet fibers to pick up as much as you can.
Step 4: Remove the stain
Once you have dealt with the excess poop, it’s time to deal with the stain; here are a few homemade cleaning solutions you can make by using the bare minimum ingredients, which are readily available in anyone’s kitchen.
- Make a water and vinegar solution.
Take an equal amount of water and vinegar, and pour them into a spray bottle. Spritz the impacted region with the solution, allow it to sit for quite a long time, then, at that point, smudge the spot with a perfect, white cloth.
If the stubborn stain refuses to fade away, pour more solution onto a white cloth and blot the spot, clearing off the outside of the stain towards the middle.
Repeat this until you get a satisfying result.
- Leave baking soda overnight
Baking soda is not just a perfect cleaning solution but also very inexpensive. All you need to do is just sprinkle some baking soda on the stain, and that’s it! No need to rub or give water; just let it sit in.
You can keep it untouched overnight; the baking soda will absorb as much as it can. The following day, vacuum the stained area until it fades away completely.
Once you get rid of the stain, now it’s time to get rid of the smell!
Just blot some dish soap into the stain, pour some water on it, take a towel and try to soak up all the soap slowly.
Keep doing this until the area is slightly damp.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
This will be the last resort if the stain remains on the carpet. Apply hydrogen peroxide and ammonia with an eyedropper if the stain remains.
Shower the stained region with a 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide blend and allow it to sit briefly. Smear up the mess with a paper towel or material. You can wash the region with a wet material by blotching the region.
Step 5: Rinse (Do not rub the stain into the carpet)
Once you see that the stain has faded away, pour some cold water on it and blot it with a cotton towel.
Step 6: Apply disinfectant spray
Even if you can’t see any trace of your dog’s diarrhea on the carpet, it’s not entirely gone; the germs are still there! Take an extra step for complete eradication of it because, after all, it’s your home.
Disinfect with a disinfectant spray, hold the can upright 6-8 inches from the surface, and spray for 3-4 seconds until covered. Let the surface remain wet for 3 minutes to disinfect.
If you don’t have a disinfectant spray, here’s an easy DIY spray :
What do you need?
- Rubbing Alcohol or vodka
Take a cloth, put some rubbing alcohol on it, and blot the spot until it’s damp. This will element any kind of bacteria lurking around. Let it dry, and you are good to go!
Step 7: Deodorize.
Deodorizing is an essential step, as no one wants their house to smell like baking powder or vinegar! You have many options to deodorize your home, including deodorizing sprays or essential oils like lavender and lemon.
Just spray on the area and get rid of the unwanted smell from your carpet as well as your home.
Step 8: Use a vacuum to clean the carpet.
After the baking soda or any other solution you used to clean the carpet, the last step gets absorbed; vacuum it for a final touch.
The Following Are Some Additional Tips for Cleaning up Poop
- Cleaning products, especially those containing bleach, should never be mixed.
- Whether you use commercial or DIY cleaning solutions, make sure to have a patch test before; in order to avoid events ultimately damaging the texture or color of your carpet!
- Always blot, never rub! Rubbing the spot on your carpet will make it worse by deeply pushing the dirty poop into it, making it more difficult for you to clean.
- To prevent further accidents, on the off chance that the issue is connected with your canine’s stomach, make a point to settle on dull, effectively absorbable food varieties for touchy tummies to forestall a rehash, and take your dog to the vet for a test.
- Make your DIY dog repellent spray by using vibrant citrus smells, or you can even buy one, and sprinkle them on your expensive furniture, couch, and carpets; it will keep your dog away.
Well, that’s a wrap!
Being a dog parent means you have to go through all sorts of events, happy, sad, and smelly! But being prepared for all situations is the ideal option around; instead of scolding your dog, waste no time and grab all the cleaning ingredients!
We have jotted down the easiest steps using full DIY ideas to clean up the dog diarrhea from your carpet.
After all, calling a home cleaning service every time your dog has an accident in your home would cost you a fortune! Save a lot of time and money with our inexpensive method.
Let us know in the comment section if you find this information helpful!
I am Elaine Lewis; I’ve been a professional pet sitter for five years now. I’ve taken care of dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, horses, cows, and pigs. I am the go-to person for people who travel a lot and want to leave their pets in the hands of an experienced animal lover like me.