Has dog urinated on the sofa and you don’t know how to remove the stains? Let’s see together how to eliminate dog pee from the sofa.
If puppies are not well behaved they can easily do things they shouldn’t do, such as peeing on the sofa. Who among you hasn’t found yourself at least once in your life facing urine stains on the sofa and a nauseating smell?
In this article we will give you some tips on how to get rid of dog pee from the sofa and what to do to prevent dog from urinating on it.
How to clean dog pee stains from the sofa
Living with a fur ball also means finding yourself in “unpleasant” situations, such as finding yourself with dog pee stains on the sofa.
Dog can urinate on the sofa for several reasons, when he is a puppy he could exhibit this behaviour as he was not educated to pee outside or on the sleeper.
On the other hand, if our four-legged friend is an adult, he could have some disease or be too old. Furthermore, even a dog that tends to mark the territory, especially if there are other animals in the house, can urinate on the sofa to communicate to others that the latter is his place.
That said, when our furry friend urinates on the sofa, it is very important to intervene in time. This is because dogs pee tends to get inside the fabric of the sofa and even if we manage to eliminate the stain, its smell will still remain.
So immediately after our furry friend has urinated on the sofa, it is necessary to soak up the dog’s pee with kitchen paper.
Then fill a spray bottle with cold water and spray on the sofa, then dry again with absorbent paper so that the latter does not dry.
Then create a frothy mixture in a bowl by mixing 1/2 cup of hot water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of dish soap .
With a towel, place this mixture on the pee stain and leave to act. Then remove the mixture with a spatula and clean with a damp cloth.
To get rid of the unpleasant smell of pee on the sofa, you need to spray white vinegar on the affected area and let it dry. Then sprinkle the baking soda on the affected area and leave it to act for 2 hours, then vacuum with a vacuum cleaner.
If the sofa is covered, after absorbing dogs urine with absorbent paper, place the sofa cover in the washing machine at 40 ° C , adding a glass of white vinegar to the detergent and fabric softener .
How to prevent your dog from peeing on the sofa
As in any situation, also in this case the rule “prevention is better than cure” applies.
In case you have a puppy at home, it could be useful, in order not to find pee stains on the sofa, to take the dog out at least every 2 hours a day. It could also be useful to teach the dog to go to the toilet outside the home , or to teach dog not to get on the sofa.
In this way our four-legged friend can “empty his bladder” outside the home. In the event that it is an elderly dog, however, a veterinary visit is required. The specialist will give you the best advice on how to deal with an incontinent senior dog.