Whether your pets come in the house occasionally or live in the home 100% of the time, there are some things you should know. There WILL be a mess on your furniture or carpet at some point in time.
Whether it’s mud or dirt tracked in from outside or, ahem, a urine, vomit, or the dreaded poop accident — if you have pets, that’s all part of being an animal lover and pet owner.
Some tips on cleaning up your animal’s mess:

  1. Using paper towels, “pick up” any solid material right away and discard appropriately.
  2. Then, blot (and we mean blot, don’t scrub) as much as possible. You have got to get the liquid material reduced as much as you can before you even attempt to apply any type of cleaner.
  3. Try the old baking soda-white vinegar remedy (be sure to test in an inconspicuous area first whenever you use any type of cleaning solution).  Put two equal parts of white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle and add 2-4 tablespoons of baking soda.   For example, for two cups each of water and vinegar, add 4 tablespoons of baking soda.  For one cup each of water and vinegar, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
  4. Spray the area liberally. Let it sit at least 5 minutes and blot dry with a clean towel. When the area is dry completely, run the vacuum over it.
  5. If you’ve blotted up the majority of the mess before applying a cleaning solution, instead of #4 above, you might try sprinkling dry baking soda on the area and letting it sit for a while. Then spray the water/white vinegar mixture on top of it and proceed with blotting.

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