Does your little mate like to leave your little ‘presents’ around the house? Often dogs and cats that wee inside the house return to the same spot time and again, leaving you frustrated and wondering how to deal with dog wee problems in the home!
Pets like to mark their territory and have a very acute sense of smell. Even when the visible stain has been removed and the urine odour has been rendered imperceptible to humans, animals can still detect it and are compelled to re-apply their own scent!
So once an animal has “gone” in one spot, they frequently return to it again and again, no matter what we do. If that spot is on your carpet, this can get very smelly!
Urine is composed of:
- urea, a sticky substance
- urochrome, which colours the urine
- uric acid, a mild acid rich in nitrogen and ammonia.
Uric acid contains a non-soluble salt which is extremely difficult to clean away. While most cleaning products can deal with urea and urochrome easily, they often fail to address the key issue of uric acid salts, which remain tightly bonded to the surface of your floor or carpet. Any moisture will reactivate these crystals and the smell will return!
Most wee stain products are composed mainly of harsh detergents and masking agents which covers up the urine odour. In fact, many are so full of chemicals that you need to be careful to not inhale or have your pets of children in the room when in use – just look at the warnings on their packs. Some include alcohol as a solvent or chemicals to coat the uric acid crystals to “seal in” the odour. These are temporary solutions to a recurring problem, and tend not to address the stain at all. It is important not to use a cleaning product that contains ammonia, because this is similar to the smell of urine and can cause your dog to re-offend!
But not Rufus & Coco’s Wee Away! It is 100% natural. Its proven enzyme system helps breakdown the organic, uric acid component of the stain and release it from the underlying fabric. It will even work on old stains. This system has been formulated in consultation with biotech-enzyme supply experts to ensure that the efficacy and safety for consumers is maximised.
It is important to never steam clean or shampoo your carpet until you are absolutely sure you have gotten all of the uric acid crystals out of the carpet. If not, the steam or water will spread the uric crystals over a larger area, making the problem much worse.
Here’s our tips on how to help prevent your dog weeing in the house:
- Remove the odour completely with Rufus & Coco Wee Away
- Don’t let your pet watch you cleaning up the stain – often they are seeking attention and this will be rewarding to them!
- Deal with any emotional or behavioural issues that may be causing your pet to act out, whether it is a change in the home environment such as a new pet, a new child or moving house; or simply separation anxiety.
About the Author: Lorren Godfrey – Lorren has the lucky job of developing new and innovative Rufus & Coco products that help pets look and feel great, and make life easier for pet owners!
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