No one can deny how much we love our pets. They are part of our family, and they bring us so much joy, especially if we are not feeling well or have had a rough day, and the list goes on. Pets are fantastic. However, let’s also face the reality that they can do a number on our carpets- those being number 1, 2, and if you consider number 3 as vomit, well they do that too.

In other words, our pets ruin our carpets by having accidents or being sick. That is to be expected, and this even applies after they are house trained. But what do we do whenever our beloved pets have one of their accidents on our carpet? Resign to it being forever ruined and needing to be replaced? Not at all!

In fact, there are solutions you can make when it comes to cleaning up your pet stains from the carpet. And, if you are afraid of having a stain remover because of the chemicals that they leave behind (even if the manufacturers claim that they are environmentally friendly because many times they are not)- you can create your own powerful stain remover when it comes to cleaning up your pet’s messes on the carpet.

All you need is a spray bottle, white vinegar, and baking soda. So that means the next time your beloved pet has an accident, then you will want to fill up the spray bottle with warm water, and fill the rest with an equal amount of white vinegar. Why vinegar? Because it is a great cleaning agent that breaks down stains, and if there is a urine stain, it neutralizes the ammonia from urine. So once you fill your spray bottle with warm water and white vinegar, shake it up.

Then take a white rag (not colored because the dyes will end up seeping out and that will cause further staining which you don’t wat to happen at all costs). You will also need paper towel. Then, go into the room where the stain is. If it is a urine stain, take the paper towel and blot it up (don’t rub) until there is not much left. If it is a poop or vomit stain, you will need to take a few paper towels (again make sure it is white) and pick it up. You may want to take a used knife that you don’t plan on using as a utensil again and gently scrape away the substance so very little of it is left on the carpet.

Once that is done with whatever type of accident your pet had, then you start spraying with the solution and keep spraying until it is gone. The blot up the dampness with a white rag. Then, sprinkle baking soda on the damp area so that the odor is neutralized, and that the stain particles that were not removed are extracted. Then leave it on the stain for 10 minutes, and then vacuum it up. The stain should be gone! If not, rinse and repeat.

You will also want to have your carpet professionally cleaned once a year, or every 6 months when it comes to having young kids and/or pets. This way, your carpet will be clean!