Any suggestion on getting dog pee out of a matress?

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  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    One of our dogs has snuck up into Drumsticks room and
    pee'd on his bed. She has done it several times. We have
    had to launder comforters and sheets but have lost a
    sleeping bag and a few pillows to the darn dog.

    Now the matress smells. My wife has tried several cleaners
    including baking soda and bleach. We don't own a steamer
    since we have no carpets in the house (I hate carpet).

    Any super secret BYC member ideas?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    My hardware store (DIY) sells this green anti-fungal/mold & odor remover stuff... comes in a gallon jug and is industrial strength. You mix it with water and put in spray bottle. etc. Works great for a lot of things. Wish I could tell you what it's called, but I no longer have the jug.
     
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  3. The Chicken Lady

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    First of all, that dog needs to be outside. [​IMG] I would have booted his rear out permanently after the second offense. He's obviously not learning.

    As to the cleaning issue: The pee has probably soaked deep into the mattress, so cleaning the surface alone won't help.

    I suggest SOAKING the spot with ammonia because that is excellent for getting odors out of clothing. Make sure all the bleach is rinsed out of the mattress first (ammonia + bleach = death, seriously). Then rinse with water. You may need to prop up the mattress against the wall to allow it to dry.

    If you *must* keep the dog in the house, get a plastic mattress cover for the bed. Tell the person who sleeps in the bed, either you get a plastic mattress cover, or you keep your bedroom door shut at all times when you're not in there.
     
  4. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    The Chicken Lady said it perfect.

    1. Get that dog out of the house!

    2. Ammonia is the best bet at getting out the smell.

    Good luck.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    Thanks. We will try a diluted ammonia. I did'nt think of that. We could
    use my shop vac to suck out most of the liquid.


    As for the dog, who is also a member here at BYC [​IMG] , I wanted
    to cull her but my wife won't let me. She is housetrained and obedient.
    She sleeps on the beds with us. My wife thinks she has to pee and is
    trying to hide the pee up on the bed, instead of going on the tile floors.
    Our 18 year old dog pees on the tile all the time. Last night on my
    way to the fridge I stepped barefoot in a puddle. She's 18 and is losing
    some controls. But Sandy, the bed pee-er is 3 years old and super smart.
    I almost think she is doing it because she's mad about something. She
    won't get a chance to do it again.
     
  6. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this reminds me of the family guy episode when brian was having control issues and stewie was peeing around the house too to blame the dog. SO, are you sure Drum is not mad about something?

    After cleaning, I would definitely inclose the mattress in the full coverage plastic sheeting. It'll stifle the mold and dust mite growth.
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    It may be a dominance thing...especially if it is the same person's bed every time.
     
  8. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For accidents on the carpet, I use "Out" pet stain and odor remover. It works on urine, feces, blood, and vomit. Most of my problems are from cats and their hairballs, and from chicken poop I sometimes track in when I don't check my shoes. It really works well, as it neutralizes the odor and stain. I have found it at Petco and at Wal-mart, but a good feed store should have it also.

    Saturate the area with it, wait a bit, then blot it up with folded towels. Leave a clean folded towel in contact with it until it dries completely, as the moisture and stain will be drawn into the towel, rather than the top layer of the mattress.

    If the dog is going to stay inside, perhaps a waterproof mattress cover is in order. Then all you would have to do is wash the mattress pad and the bedding.
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

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    Quote:Good plan to use the Shop Vac!


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  10. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:It's definately not drum pee. He wouldn't pee on the top of the covers
    and much prefers to pee behind barns and sheds, especially yours.
    See ya in a few hours. [​IMG]
     

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