Even rigorously trained pets happen to have a few accidents sometimes. The downside of these accidents is the stain and pet odor left behind. This can be a difficult problem to tackle. You have a double job of cleaning up the stains as well as discouraging your pet from repeating the incident. The stain if left longer becomes harder to come off and requires special attention. If you follow a simple step by step process, you may be able to clean up better and in lesser time.
At first, identify the soiled area in the house. If the pet has soiled a carpeted area, then you may have to observe properly to demarcate the area. Black light can help in identifying even older urine stains. Once you have found the area, mark it with chalk.
In the case of washable items like bedding, sheets or other clothes, it is best to machine wash them. Just add a pound of baking soda to the regular detergent and wash the soiled clothes. If the stain or odor continues to be present after machine wash, then you may need to rewash them with an enzymatic cleaner.
Fresh urine should be soaked up immediately. Use newspapers and paper napkins to absorb urine from the carpeted area. Place a thick paper napkin roll on the affected area and cover it up with a newspaper. Place some weight on this padding for some time, then replace it with new bedding. Once you are assured that you have soaked up as much as you can, then you need to rinse off the area with clean water. Make sure to rinse it two or three times and then remove the water with a wet vacuum.
Unfortunately, if the odor and stains have set, the cleaning job becomes more difficult. Try renting an extractor/wet Vac machine from the local hardware store to clean up the heavier stain. Once the area is completely rinsed off, use high qualitypet odorneutralizer to remove any traces of smell. Any residual stain can be removed by using carpet stain remover. Avoid steam cleaning and strong chemicals for cleansing the carpet and upholstery.
The paint on your wooden floors and wallpaper may react to the acid in the urine. You may need to refresh the paint in that case. Consult a local hardware store to know the best method to follow.
You also need to re-train your pet to avoid the previously soiled area to relieve himself. You would need to make the accident area unappealing to the pet and encourage the use of bathroom. You can place the urine soaked paper napkin rolls and newspapers in the bathroom. When your pet smells the odor he would be encouraged to use the bathroom for urinating. You may also need to visit the veterinarian to rule out any physiological reason for the behavior.
The re-training period would need some time, may be a week or more. Positive reinforcements can help in faster pet training. It is also important to remove all traces of pet odor from the house to discourage your pet from repeating the accident.
All the people who have dogs as pets understand how friendly and helpful dogs can be in those tough times when you don't have anyone around you can sit around and talk with. For us, dogs have been the best companions we could ever ask for. Their company, the funny things they do, their playfulness and cuteness are all the things we would want to live and die for. Unfortunately for some people all of this means nothing, and despite whatever their pets have done for them they treat them like worthless creatures, so they abuse and later abandon them mercilessly.
This lovely dog had been subject to such violence and left for
dead by its owners. Professional rescuer Wilson Martin Coutinho found him
suffering with serious head injuries.
First Wilson helped the dog with a makeshift bandage using his shirt and took the dog to his home where he cleared the dog's wounds using the basic veterinary skills.
Wilson named this adorable dog Fransisco. It can be seen from the pictures above that the dogs condition was horribly bad at first, but later Wilson took a very good care of him wich resulted in gradual healing of all the injuries.
Wilson really turned out to be an angel for this dog and we are grateful that there are people like him. He and others like us are the only hope to make this world a place safe for animals and free from all kinds of animal abuse and sufferings.