There really is no doubt that the least enjoyed aspect of owning a pet is when they wet on floors or bedclothes. This behaviour is usually sparked by an underlying reason such as anxiety, stress, a marking of territory or even a health related issue.
Separation anxiety can cause your dog to urinate on your clothing. They may also chew your personal items such as shoes or brushes. This is because the animal is feeling a degree of distress from being separated from you and is adopting behaviour that it finds comforting.
Another reason a dog will urinate on clothing is to mark it’s territory. This is especially true if there are other dogs already present in the house hold, and they are having to share the attention with them. Rest assured that these behaviours are relatively common and quickly remedied by implementing a daily routine which avoids stress and the marking of territory.
Unfortunately for puppies, they are not equipped at the start with the education required to have them completely house broken. This is why it is essential for the owner to spend a solid one to two weeks training and supervising the pup until it learns to urinate in a designated area. The key to success with toilet training your pup is consistency and being able to monitor and watch the pup constantly for the first one or two weeks.
Older dogs should have veterinary attention sought if they suddenly start to urinate inside. Often this is an indicator that there is a medical problem and Veterinary attention should be sought immediately.
By de-sexing or neutering your pet at an early age, your chances of having them successfully house trained are greatly increased.
If you do have a pet that is wetting inside, you are more than likely familiar with the unsavoury smell that the urine will leave on your furnishings and clothing. Many off-the-shelf products are available to remove pet odours and and urine from carpets, and there are also some just as effective home remedies also that are less costly to make and use. I am listing below the ingredients for removing old urine stains and smells as well as getting rid of all new deposits.
You Will Need:
* Baking Soda
* White Vinegar
* Liquid Dish Washing Detergent
* 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (available from chemists/Drug Stores)
* Plastic Pump Spray Bottle
* Rubber Gloves
* Scrubbing Brush
If the urine is fresh, simply blot up as much as you can with paper towel. Continue blotting until the carpet is dry.
Make a mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar. Spray the area liberally and work it into the carpet pile with a cloth or your hands, ensuring you wear gloves. The vinegar will begin to neutralise the acidity of the animals urine and will remove the smell. Start blotting the area once more, to remove as much of the wetness as possible.
After the spot has dried, baking powder should be sprinkled over the entire area of the stain. Measure half a cup of Hydrogen peroxide 3% and mix with a teaspoon of dish washing detergent. Be sure to be wearing your rubber gloves. Pour the mixture over the baking soda and work into the pile once more with your fingers, and use a scrubbing brush if possible to remove old stains.
Once the carpet has dried, be sure to vacuum thoroughly. This is often thought of as the most efficient and economical way to eliminate stains and odours from animal urine.