How to Clean Up Dog Poop & Diarrhea from the Carpet
Did you dog have an accident by leaving poop or diarrhea on the bright carpet? Fortunately, there are ways to clean the dog poop and leave little trace on the carpet but it must be done quick. Here are some quick home remedies to clean up dog poop from the carpet.
Use an Enzyme Cleaner
If you don’t already have one at home then now is the time to get an enzyme cleaner, such as the Rocco & Roxie Stain Eliminator. These cleaning products utilize natural enzymatic bacteria that feed on the organic matter (such as the dog poop) until they are totally gone. It won’t just remove the poop stains, it will also help with removing the odor.
In addition to the carpet, it can be applied on other areas the dogs may frequent such as the dog bed and sofa. These products leave little residue behind and are safe to use around pets and children. You just need to spray the affected area, let the solution sit for about an hour, then blot the remaining residue with cloth.
Use a Detergent-Vinegar Solution
The faster you deal with the dog poop, the less likely it will leave a stain on the carpet. If you don’t have an enzyme cleaner on hand then you may try to get rid of the dog poop or diarrhea stain using a homemade detergent-vinegar solution.
To make the cleaning solution, you will need one tablespoon of dish-washing liquid, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water. You can use an old cloth to blot the stain with the detergent-vinegar solution. Keep blotting the stained area of the carpet until it gradually disappears.
Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Dog Stains
Another homemade remedy is to diluted hydrogen peroxide. It’s important, however, to use the right concentration. If you use too strong of a concentration then it will most definitely bleach the carpet. We suggest 3% hydrogen peroxide for this.
First, spray the diluted hydrogen peroxide on a small area of the carpet to ensure it doesn’t lead to discoloration. Once confirmed, you can spray the hydrogen peroxide solution on the area of the carpet stained with dog poop and let the solution sit for a while. Once time have passed, you can blot out the area with a clean cloth.