Remove Pet Odor from Carpets

If you have pets, you’re probably no stranger to the difficulties of getting pet odors out of your carpets. 

Whether the odor is a result of your pet’s smell or remnants of pet urine, it can be very challenging to remove pet odor from carpets.

In fact, with the right product and method, you can make your carpet look and smell better in an instant and even learn how to remove pet urine from a carpet naturally.

As a bonus, you don’t need to break the bank (or your back) trying to scrub your carpet clean. 

Because we have the perfect solution for anyone wondering how to clean up mouse droppings from carpet and get rid of that funky smell. 

Let’s start by looking at the best products and top tips for getting rid of that pesky odor for good.

What this article covers:

What Is The Best Product To Remove Urine Smell From A Carpet?

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Many products can remove the urine smell from a carpet. From peroxide-based products to home remedies. But which one is the best for getting rid of pet urine?

Well, we highly recommend an oxygenated product such as our pure O2 sweet breeze odor stain remover.

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This product is the result of the newest odor-fighting and stain removal technology and can be especially helpful on stubborn polyester or olefin carpets. 

Oxygenated cleaners target the root cause of your carpet stain by bubbling to the surface and oxidizing it, resulting in the complete removal of the stain and the associated smell. They are also concentrated so you need to use too much product to get the desired results.

You can also use this particular product as a cleaning pre-spray, pre-treatment, or booster, by simply following the detailed instructions. 

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Oh, and did we mention it comes in a gigantic 8lb bottle? This means you also get plenty of bang for your buck.

How To Remove Pet Odor From Carpets

Step 1: Prepare The Carpet

If you are dealing with a wet and recent stain, it is important to blot it as soon as it appears or occurs. Do not rub the area as this will only make it worse. 

Do not vacuum the stain or use a wet cloth to clean it. Simply take a dry cotton microfibre cloth and dab it from the outside of the stain, working your way inward. 

This will give you the best chance at cleaning success as a stain gets tougher to remove the longer it sits.

If you are working with a stain that is already set, you can simply vacuum the area to ensure that the carpet is adequately prepped for cleaning. The same applies if you want to clean your entire carpet. 

You don’t want any additional dust particles and dirt to be present when you apply the product and vacuuming the area ensures that your carpet is adequately prepped for cleaning.

Step 2: Prepare The Room

At this point, you should also ensure that kids and pets are out of the way. Many cleaning products are harmful when ingested, so it is safer to ensure that they are out of the way.

Lastly, you also may want to open some windows and doors. This is because some cleaning products can give off heavy fumes and ventilation will help you to breathe better as you use the products.

Step 3: Prepare Product

Now that your area is prepped, you can prepare your product. Some professional carpet cleaning chemicals require you to dilute it. 

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If the bottle has a sprayer or nozzle function, you need to read the instructions and ensure everything is firmly attached and ready for us.

Be sure to consult the safety instructions and precautions before you begin.

Step 4: Prepare Yourself

Yes, you need to take care when using strong cleaning products and the same is true for most carpet cleaning products. 

Wear protective clothing (anything with long sleeves is fine) and gloves. If the product is particularly strong in odor, scent, or toxins, you may want to put on a face mask as well. 

Remember, there is a reason why a professional concrete cleaner is fully geared up when cleaning floors and carpets.

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Step 5: Apply Product

Okay, so now that everything is ready, you can apply your product. Most carpet cleaning products involve spraying the product onto the affected area. 

Other products may require you to dab it directly into the affected area. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the bottle.

Step 6: Let it Sit

Once the product is applied, it needs some time to work. So leave it for a while allowing it to do its job. 

The waiting time can vary from 5 minutes to an hour, which is based on how long the product requires to fully penetrate your carpet.

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Step 7: Finish Up

Once the waiting time is elapsed, you can dab the area using a clean, damp cloth until it is patted dry. 

By now, you should see that the stain has disappeared and that the odor has been cleared. 

Bear in mind that your carpet may have a chemical smell for a while after applying the product and that this is completely normal.


So, it turns out that removing pet odors from carpets is easier than it seems. 

With the right product and a can-do attitude, you can achieve professional results at a fraction of the cost and effort that it will take to hire someone to clean your carpets.

So why not invest in a product that will keep your carpets looking and smelling great? It is budget-friendly, easy to use, and incredibly effective at doing its job.

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