How to Get Dog and Cat Urine Out of Your Mattress

Pet accidents happen — sometimes on your bed — but that doesn't mean you have to live with the unpleasant stains and odors.

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Time

A full day

Complexity

Beginner

Cost

$20-50

Introduction

If you have an excitable puppy or a senior cat, chances are you will experience a few accidents. And yes, sometimes those accidents will happen on the bed. It's no secret that cleaning a mattress is a tricky task. But with the right supplies at your disposal, it is possible to get pet urine stains — and the smell that comes with them — out of your mattress.

Tools Required

  • Dry cotton towels
  • Spray Bottle
  • Vacuum

Materials Required

  • Baking soda
  • Enzymatic cleaner
  • Lavender essential oil (optional)
  • White vinegar

Project step-by-step (7)

Step 1

Remove and Wash Bedding

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Step 2

Blot Up Liquid

  • If the pet stain is fresh, use a clean cotton towel to soak up as much of the urine as possible.
    • Press down firmly on the stained area, but do not rub.
    • Paper towels will also work for this step but you’ll likely use quite a few of them.
  • Skip this step if the stain is already dry.

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