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How do you remove dog urine smell from a carpet?

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Use paper towel and newspaper to absorb as much of the urine as you can, and use a wet vac to remove the remaining moisture from the carpet before applying a pet odor neutralizer. Eliminate the odor completely so that the pet does not adopt this spot for future urination.

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  1. Soak up the urine with paper towel and newspaper

    Begin cleaning up the urine as soon as you notice it. Remove as much fresh urine as you can while it is still wet. Place several thick layers of paper towel on the damp spot, and if possible, put newspaper on the underside of the carpet or rug. Stand on the layers for 30 to 60 seconds, and pick up the newspaper. Repeat this process until the carpet is almost dry.

  2. Rinse the carpet with cool, clean water

    Soak fresh paper towels in cool water, and wring the towels out to make them damp. Dab the towel against the carpet to pick up more urine and pull it away from the carpet. Use enough water to dampen the towel, but do not waterlog the carpet.

  3. Use a wet vac to eliminate the spot

    Check with your local home improvement store to find a wet vac you can rent, if you do not have one already. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to load the soap and hot water into the cleaner. Remove the remaining urine with the cleaner. Apply a pet odor neutralizer after the carpet is clean and dry.

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