Posts Tagged Dog Urine
"Hi, I'm Kelsie from Forest Hills Pet Care. I work at a vet clinic, and therefore deal with animals urinating all over the clinic all the time. I had a puppy leave a smelly urine spot on our lobby rug, and used SUN to clean it. It was very easy to spot clean with, just a few sprays and a little scrubbing, and the smell was gone. Usually we have to hose off the whole rug and wait a day for it to dry, so this cleaner made my day a lot easier! I'd definitely recommend the SUN cleaner as a great stain and smell remover."
- Kelsie, Forest Hills Pet Care
|"SUN saved my expensive jacket. My dog Moxie had surgery and I held her on the way home from the vets. Later I realized that my jacket had a strong urine smell on the right side and arm. It's not a washable fabric, so I worried my jacket had been ruined. A friend gave me some SUN, which I sprayed on the jacket. After drying, there was no odor left at all ... other than a very light pleasant citrus smell. It was fabulous. Thank you!"
- Theresa O., Battle Creek
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"My dog has urinated on the tile and grout in my kitchen. On humid days the smell of urine is very obvious, I am assuming because the urine has penetrated the grout. Can you recommend product(s) to help get rid of the odor? Thank you
We have several good urine odor products we can recommend. I would suggest " Severe Urine Neutralizer (SUN)" because it is very effective for dog urine odor and easy to use. The key is to get it in contact with the urine residue. If the urine has penetrated the grout (and it usually will unless the grout has recently been sealed with a very good sealer) then the SUN (or any product you use) will need to penetrate that area also. If there are cracks in the grout the urine can run down and get under the tile and into the wood or concrete underneath. Also pay attention to around the edges of the tile, under the baseboard and toe-kick on the cabinets. Anywhere the urine might have run. A black light in a dark room helps to locate any urine residue areas. Then you can concentrate on those areas. Let the SUN solution run down and soak into the areas that you think the urine has done the same. SUN solution will neutralize the odor in just a few minutes. Give it five to ten minutes. You can wet vac or wipe up any excess solution after this period of time and then let it dry naturally or you can put a fan on it to aid drying. If there is still an odor after you have used SUN that indicates the SUN solution has not come in contact with all the dog urine residue.
In either animals or humans, urine exits the body in acid form with a pH around 5 and or 6. Before leaving the body the urine is sterile, and has no damaging bacteria, pathogens, and or microorganisms. However, this is not the case if the animal has a bladder infection or urinary infection.
In mammals uric acid is the number one ingredient in the urine. Urochrome, (a yellow pigment) and cholesterol (also known as lipids), and urea are other main ingredients found in urine. The specific ingredients in urine including dog urine, will actually vary, and is dependent on diet and health, along with other factors. When urine is leaving the body it begins a process of significant changes. It picks up bacteria from the urethra and also from the skin. It also comes in contact with other microorganisms from sources such as carpeting and other surfaces.
These bacteria can now flourish. The warm acidic conditions of the urine are ideal for the bacteria to grow. The uric acid is broken down and becomes ammonia and CO2. This ammonia is extremely alkaline, with a pH of 11+. Strong, concentrated alkaline can damage dyes and cause color loss. What you think is a urine stain can actually be color loss. This color loss cannot be restored by simply cleaning.
Alkaline salt crystals are created as the acid in the urine reacts with the ammonia. These highly hygroscopic salts, as they’re termed, pull moisture from the air and remain slightly damp. When damp they stay active chemically. And this is the case in virtually every climate except extremely dry climates. As long the salts stay active, they will produce ammonia gas. When completely dry the ammonia gases stop but if moistened again such as during cleaning, they begin producing the ammonia gases again.
Ammonia gas is one of the parts of urines distinctive odor, which helps to locate and identify urine. Off-gassing from bacteria is another one of urines distinctive odors. The off gassing from the bacteria occurs while it is growing.
Urine is a complex composition. Many chemicals form as urine is being decomposed by the bacteria. This presents a challenging and sometimes difficult situation. In time, many of the complex organic compounds become part of the carpet or other fiber. Even when the bacteria have been killed, ammonia and these other chemicals produce strong odors. This is why something much stronger than a simple sanitizing cleaner is needed to neutralize the odor from dog urine!
- House Breaking Your Dog | ThePetWorld 's Blog
April 10, 2010
- A little post about house breaking your dog. I have added a little information to it.
- Amazon.com: Rebecca Bardsley "geo...'s review of *Urine Gone* With Light
December 17, 2009
- A review of urine gone with black light.
- BATCRAP CRAZY: TMI Thursday - Sleeping With The Dogs
December 10, 2009
- Might make your skin crawl.
- Paul LaRosa's Here is New York » Fighting urine with urine…
December 2, 2009
- Very interesting idea if you have that need.
- Health` » Choosing the Right Dog Food For Dogs With Bladder Stones *...*
November 23, 2009
- In this article they clearly identify a couple of the negative health affects that your dog can have when you feed it supplements designed to change the acidity of its urine. These products are usually for the purpose of making the dog urine less damaging to grass and lawns.
- Potty Training Dog Lessons that Truly Work
November 4, 2009
- Article helps with potty training and choosing a technique to use for potty training.
- Is There A Rug-cleaning System That Will Remove *Dog Urine* Stains *...*
October 29, 2009
- The answer is yes. There are several. One basic concept in accomplishing this is first clean out all urine residue (fresh or old) that you can. Second treat the remaining urine with one of the chemicals that will change the urine residue on a molecular level rendering it harmless and odorless. You need to assess how extensive your own damage is to make a good decision on whether cleaning or replacing is better for you. http://www.dogurinesolutions.com goes into detail.