How to Clean Dog Vomit from the Carpet – Fast & Easy Methods
It’s important to act quickly if your poor dog vomits on the carpet. Vomit won’t just leave an unsightly stain on the carpet, it may also leave a scent that will linger for a while. Here are some tips for cleaning up dog vomit from the carpet.
1. The baking soda method
It may not be necessary to buy a special cleaner to get rid of the dog vomit from the carpet. All it may need is baking soda. First, use paper towel or other absorbent paper material to soak up as much of the dog vomit as possible.
Next, pour baking soda over the stained area and place a paper towel on top of it. Let the baking soda sit on the vomit stain for at least twenty minutes. Your pet should not have access to the carpet at this time. Once enough time have passed, use a vacuum cleaner to clear out all the baking soda from the carpet.
2. Use an enzyme cleaner
All pet owners should have an enzyme cleaner, such as the BUBBAS enzyme cleaner, prepared for situations like this. Enzyme cleaners aren’t just useful for cleaning away dog vomit. It can also be used to clean other pet stains like dog urine for example.
These cleaners contain bacteria that become active as soon as they come in contact with the pet stains. You just need to let the enzyme cleaner sit on the carpet for about ten to twenty minutes before wiping it away with a cloth.
3. Blot with a vinegar solution
Vinegar is another household solution that can help clear up the vomit if you don’t have an enzyme cleaner ready on hand. To make the vinegar solution, you can mix a tablespoon of plain dish-washing detergent, a tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water.
When the vinegar solution is ready, spray it on the stained area until it has saturated into the carpet material. Next, use an old towel or cloth to blot the stained area until the vomit has been all but absorbed. You may want to test the vinegar solution on a small area of the carpet first in case the solution causes the carpet material to bleed.