If your dog wets the hardwood floors with urine, do not panic. Hardwood floors and dogs urine cannot be silenced for a long time. In addition to the urine can cause a stinging odor, it will damage the top layer of hardwood floors. There are several ways you can do to remove dog’s urine stains on hardwood floors. Follow these three easy steps.
The first step is to immediately clean the urine dogs using a dry cloth. Do not let the urine extend. This step is important to make the urine does not enter into the pores of the wood floor and prevent the occurrence of a stinging odor. In addition to using cloth, you can also use some tissue sheets that have a thick layer or unused paper. After that, immediately discard the fabric, paper or tissue you have used.
The next step is to make a natural solution from a mixture of vinegar, hot water, and essential oil (lavender, lemon, pine or orange). Combine 5 tablespoons of vinegar, 10 drops of essential oil and add hot water into a spray bottle. This dosage depends on how wide the floor area is affected by dog urine stains. Shake the bottle so that all the solutions are well blended. Spray the liquid on the urine stain and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Spray the solution for several times and rub it until the hardwood floors are clean and slippery. Let stand until the floor dries.
The third step is after your floor is dry, sprinkle baking soda on the stain that has been cleaned. This is done if the stinging odor has not completely disappeared or because the dog’s urine stains have long been allowed to seep into the wood fibers. Sprinkle baking soda powder to cover all urine stains and let stand for the night. On the next day, clean the baking soda using a vacuum cleaner.
Train your dog to get used to throw urine in the wasting closet. It is not easy for your dog to get used to but this will have a good impact on your dog’s discipline and can help you to keep your home clean. The stinging odor will greatly disturb the inhabitants of the house because it destroys the air quality in the room. Your family or guests may be very disturbed because it interferes with their breathing. The stinging odor in dog urine is a waste substance that results from the metabolism of proteins that your dog eats. You can try reducing the amount of protein intake by giving it a healthier meal or maybe you can consult a veterinarian so you can make food for your pet.