How to Get Dog Stains Out of Carpet

Owning a pet, such as a dog, can lead you to asking the question, how to get dog stains out of carpet. There are quite a few methods to cleaning these types of stains because they are very common. Most dog stains can be removed easily if it is caught sooner rather than later.

Remove Dog Stains

How to Get Dog Vomit Out of Carpet

What you will need:

  • Butter knife
  • Baking Soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Specialty pet cleaner
  • Clean white cloths
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • paper towels

Dog vomit is a common stain to find on your carpet when you are a dog owner. These stains sometimes go unnoticed for a few hours while you are away or at work. It will be okay! There are some really great tips to removing these gross stains.

  1. If there is a lot of dog vomit on the carpet, use a paper towel to wipe up as much of the waste as possible. If the stain is dry then you need to scrape the stain with the dull side of a butter knife. Get up as much of the vomit as you can without harming the carpet.
  2. Next, you need to sprinkle baking soda over the entire dog stained area. The baking soda should stop the bile from turning your carpet yellow, while also absorbing most of the waste. 
  3. Allow the baking soda to work its magic until the baking soda dries. This should take some time. The bigger the dog stain the longer this step may take.
  4. Now you will need to vacuum up the baking soda and remaining dog vomit.
  5. Inspect the area. If a stain still remains you should use a commercial stain remover or hydrogen peroxide to continue fighting the vomit stain. Tip: hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent and can bleach or fade your carpet. Before using this method, test a small area of your carpet.
  6. Pour or spray the product of choice over the entire stain. Ensure the stained carpet is saturated with the stain remover or hydrogen peroxide.
  7. Blot the stain with the clean white towel. This should pull up the remaining vomit stain. Tip: Never rub the stain! This could cause the vomit to penetrate the carpet fibers even more than it already has.
  8. If you have a particularly stubborn stain you can apply pressure to the paper towel by stepping on the stained area. You should repeat this process until the stain is removed.
  9. Once the stain has been removed, vacuum the carpet.

How to Get Dog Urine Stains Out of Carpet

What you will need:

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Dog stains on your carpet are not only an eye sore, but they can also smell. To remove the dog stain from your carpet and remove the odor follow these steps.

  1. Check to see if the area is still wet. If the carpet is still wet try and remove as much of it from the carpet as you can. To do this stack up several layers of paper towels and place it over the stain. To absorb the urine step on the paper towels to apply enough pressure to the carpet. Continue to change the paper towels and apply pressure until you cannot get any more of the stain up.
  2. Next, you will need to make a solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% water.
  3. Using a scrub brush apply a generous amount of the diluted vinegar to the carpet. Ensure you use enough to penetrate the entire stained area.
  4. Using paper towels begin to blot up the vinegar solution from the carpet.
  5. Once the area seems as dry as you can get it sprinkle the stained carpet with baking soda.
  6. Next, mix a solution of 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Mix well.
  7. Slowly pour the solution over the baking soda.
  8. Using a scrub brush, work in the baking soda and solution into the carpet thoroughly.
  9. Allow the area to dry completely. The baking soda should absorb the liquid solution and the dog stain.
  10. Once the carpet is dry vacuum up the baking soda. If the baking soda does not come up right away use a hard bristle brush to break it up.

How to Get Dog Poop Stains Out of Carpet

What you will need:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Dust pan
  • Pre-wash laundry stain remover (oxi-Action)
  • Cold water
  • Bucket
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Scrub brush

Accidents happen! Unfortunately dog poop can happen on your carpet too. Removing these stains can be easy with the right tips.

  1. Begin the stain removal process by putting on the rubber gloves and scraping the poop into the dustpan. If there is any dog poop left pick it up with a wet paper towel.
  2. Next, add the dishwashing detergent to cold water. Mix until the water becomes soapy.
  3. Next, spray the dog poop stain with Oxi-Action pre-wash laundry stain remover.
  4. Apply the soapy water, over the stain covered in Oxi-Action, with a scrub brush. Continue to scrub.
  5. Alternate steps 3 and 4 until the stain is no longer visible.
  6. To dry the carpet use several layers of paper towels and apply pressure with your foot. continue to change the paper towels and continue to apply pressure until the carpet is dry.