How to remove Cat and Dog Urine?

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How to remove Cat and Dog Urine?

How to Remove Urine?

The word alone probably makes you squish your nose up in disgust. So having it in your carpet is not an

option, right? But the reality is, sometimes it happens. Dogs mark their territories, puppies can’t make it

to the doggy door, cats get old and forget to use their litter boxes. And once that urine makes its way

into your carpets, it journeys into your pads and immediately sends off a stink that can clear your house.

That strong stench has the potential of slowly becoming an obscure odor that seems to never go away.


The best and obvious approach to having urine in carpet is immediate treatment. It’s important to know

that the longer it is left unattended, the better chance the urine has to soak into the carpet and pad,

creating far worse damage. Moisture can weaken the bond between the layers of the carpet, allowing

separation and/or delamination of the backing material to separate. Also, seamed  areas in the carpet

become vulnerable to damage and can separate as well.


While there is a chance of pet urine removing and/or changing the dyes in carpets, this does not occur

every time. But because it is a possibility, early detection and treatment is key. And of course, one of the

biggest concerns with urine in carpets is the smell. Dog urine is bad, but cat urine – when it comes to

scent and removal – is far worse. 


Not only is it smellier, it contains a higher level of ammonia than dog urine. And it’s easy to assume that

once the stain of cat urine is gone, the remaining, lingering odor is simply a disgusting nuisance. Wrong. 

Odors are composed of microscopic particles of the thing that caused the odor. So by inhaling cat urine

smell, you’re actually inhaling cat urine, and that can’t be good, right?!? For healthy lungs, a slight,

intermittent scent isn’t going to hurt you. But if that smell is overpowering a home and left untreated, it

can eventually wear on healthy lungs.


Lungs that are already compromised, such as in someone with asthma, may be irritated by even a mild

odor of cat urine, especially if they’re frequently exposed to the odor. High exposure to elevated levels

of ammonia can affect breathing, coughing, and the respiratory system.


As you can see, there are cleanliness and health-related issues with not immediately treating urine in

carpets. You can never assume that the stains and odors are completely gone, because they might come

back or hide until reintroducing themselves later on. Either way, this is nothing to mess around with. At

the first sign of pet stains/urine in the carpet, call the professionals!


Peninsula Carpet Care can and will help.  They give free evaluations and will always be honest and fair.

They can be contacted at or 619-275-5555 ask for Jayson