Got Urine Stains?
Do you have a new puppy or a dog that is not completely house trained, or maybe even a senior pet that is beginning to have a bit of trouble holding it?
If so, then you've probably had a few 'accidents' in your home. If this is the case, you need to remember this 3 step process:
Lift - Clean - Deodorize
Oopsie! Did I do that?
If you have a new puppy, you have carpet stains. To avoid it from happening again and again, you should begin house training your new puppy right away.
Luckily, Schnauzers are smart, so the training process does not take as long for them as some other breeds. Get all the tips here: 2 week potty training guide for dogs.
So your sweet little bundle of fur did a no-no. Now what?
Whenever possible, always remove stains BEFORE they dry. If you do not, your dog will re-urinate on and around the area again and again because there will be a strong enough scent of uric acid left behind for him to detect. This smell encourages a dog to re-mark the area.
If an accident occurs and penetrates into your hardwood floors, you'll need to use a 3.5% hydrogen peroxide... at full strength. Just squirt a bit of solution onto the stain and let soak in for a few hours. It may be necessary to do this twice. Once the stain is gone you will need to sand and refinish that area of your floors.
But for carpet stains, we have a great homemade stain remover recipe below...
Lift the Urine
Clean the Area
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*cleaning dog urine tip: You can use any type of cleaner you prefer. Just DON'T use any cleaners containing ammonia. Ammonia breaks down to urea, which is a component of urine. And therefore your Miniature Schnauzer may not be able to resist the urge to urinate on the area again.
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