fdc3e46732a3aac9a81e02bb437f9157While pets can improve the quality and warmth of one’s home, they can also often instill fear in their owners with their tendency to urinate over furniture and even clothes. Pets usually don’t understand that this is a bad thing, but the owners very much do, as they are left with some of the nastiest and smelliest stains out there. Urine stains from pets are often among the most difficult to remove, so pet owners should closely examine the correct pet urine and odor treatments before tackling the mess their pets have made.

The first thing to get out of the way is that the exact spot of the urine stain can be hard to locate, and without it, you are unable to really address the stain. Therefore, if you have trouble locating the urine spot on your furniture or carpet, it’s recommended you turn off the lights and use an UV black light lamp, as it makes the urine stains glow. Once they have been successfully located, you need to assess the level of severity and contamination of the fabric. This is instrumental in making sure you are using the right pet pee and poop and odor treatments for your type of stain. When you are aware of how severe the stain is, you can move on to the next step: choosing the right removal method.

There are numerous different chemicals used for removing the spots, but they have varying degrees of strength and performance, which is where your initial assessment of the severity of the stain comes into play. Pet urine stains are generally placed in one of two groups, indicative of the level of contamination. A situation where the pet has only urinated once on the same spot – or  several times but on different spots – is generally considered a lighter level of contamination, whereas a pet urinating on the same spot several times indicates a higher level of severity and suggests much greater difficulty when attempting to remove the stain.

Dog piss and Cat crap treatments are also divided into two categories. One type of treatment addresses the potential staining that might have occurred from a pet urinating on the fabric, while the other focuses on dealing with the odor. Without the right solution applied to the spot that the pet urinated on, the extremely strong odor can remain for months. The solutions meant to address stains don’t always have odor-removing properties, and urine can pour all the way through to the bottom of the fabric, calling for a specialized deodorizing substance.

Great care should be exercised when attempting to remove stains on fabric made with natural fibers like wool, silk, cotton and similar. The stain-removing solutions will tend to feature a powerful bleaching agent that can cause severe discoloration of these delicate fabrics. This is why prevention in the form of keeping your pets in check is the best choice possible, as many are forced to throw their carpets away or replace upholstery once staining has occurred, especially in the case of more severe stains.