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.
In an interesting event of dog adoption, a police officer adopted a dog which was considered to be a dangerous and violent one. The Baltimore police officer found this apparently vicious dog on the street when it was terrorizing the people. The dog was actually an affectionate pit bull that was nervous and neglected. It was abandoned by its owner and it is so nervous that it was out of control. When the police officer, Dan Waskiewicz came close to the dog, it started licking him with love and affection. The policeman was a dog lover by nature and he was against dog abuse.
The policeman was concerned that if the dog was picked by the dog pound team, it will be put to sleep and thus he kept the dog with himself. When no one turned up for the next few days, the officer started taking care of the dog with his other two dogs. The dog was still quite nervous but with time it gained back its real nature. The kind action of the policeman got him a certificate of appreciation. It is often heard that police officers deal with dogs in a different manner but in this case, the officer waited and dealt the matter with care.