Pets are awesome and can be some of the best company a human can get. However, pets are also animals and can leave messes around the home. Even the most well-behaved dog or cat might have an accident and leave stains on upholstery, carpet, or clothing in the home. Thankfully, there are methods to quickly remove those stains.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

The first method to remove pet stains involves baking soda and vinegar. Pour a decent amount of vinegar onto the pet stain. Let it soak in and start doing its work. Next, put a smaller amount of baking soda on the stain. Let the area dry for at least 24 hours and then vacuum the area to get rid of any remaining baking soda or wipe down the upholstery with a clean towel.

Dishwashing Detergent

Another option that works well for urine stains is dishwashing detergent. First, blot the stain with a towel or use a shop vac to pull up the urine. Next, combine one cup of warm water with ¼ teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Place this into a spray bottle and spray the stain. After a few minutes to soak in, wipe up the stain. Rinse and repeat as needed.


For special materials that are more delicate than others, you want to use a cleaning method that doesn’t risk damage. If this is the situation, there’s nothing better than using pure salt as a cleanser. This is an alternative to harsh solvents and detergents that could cause problems for a treasured belonging. 

Dishwashing Detergent, Baking Soda, and Hydrogen Peroxide

If you have a stain that has set in, you may need to bring out the big guns. A mixture of hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing detergent, and baking soda is best in this case. Mix the baking soda with the peroxide and then add a few drops of detergent. Use more or less depending on how serious the stain is. Mix everything into a spray bottle, apply, and let it sit for at least an hour before drying and cleaning up any residue.

Sometimes, pet stains are stubborn and hard to remove. If you try some DIY methods and still have issues, it’s time to work with the professionals. The experts at Green Gen Carpet and Fine Rug Cleaning are here to assist you. Reach out today to get those stains removed quickly and efficiently.

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