CATS HAVE LITTER BOXES for inside use. DOGS DON’T.
Why not? Especially for small dogs with small bladders who live in high rise apartment buildings with seniors.
Carpet pee accidents happen. After many a trial and error I discovered what works for Lilly Belle.
Equal parts of white vinegar and 3% peroxide eliminate odor and mold growth.
DIRECTIONS: Fill large spray bottle with one half white vinegar and one half 3% peroxide. Use a nozzle that has a wide spray. Streams are not recommended as they will soak the carpet and not apply evenly.
Cover pee spot with thick square (washcloth-size) nano towel. Step on towel to absorb as much moisture as possible. If it’s a deep volume pee, then take another dry nano towel and do the same.
Transfer towels to sink to wash with detergent, rinse and squeeze tightly. Hang to dry near a window or air vent to keep ready for next use. I have several on hand, so there’s always a dry one, especially for winter months.
Spray pee spot, using wide spay, about 6 inches from carpet, covering entire pee surface, without soaking it. Let dry, then cover with blue pads in area where your dog most often has pee accidents. I use advocate brand and purchase them online from amazon.com.
The vinegar imparts a slight odor that doesn’t overwhelm, which disappears when dried. This temporary slight odor is far better than a urine smell or a musty odor. In fact, when using these two solutions together, I never have either the urine or the musty odor.
Regarding carpets: Mine is a cheap gray apartment carpet and I’ve never seen a color change. That doesn’t mean I’ll vouch for everybody else’s carpet. I have no idea how the vinegar and peroxide combination will effect any other quality or color carpet.
I share this because it works. I think somebody should design a litter box equivalent for dogs. Maybe without the gravel. It’s possible.
Hope you try this and like it.
~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, the animal-free chef