As most pet owners already know, dog poop can harden quite quickly, and once it’s hardened on a carpet or rug, it can be notoriously difficult to remove. Here are a few of the best tips you can use to do so without damaging your carpet with any overly aggressive methods:
- Use a common broom and dust pan to get most of the dog poop off your carpet. Once it hardens, it won’t stick, so this measure should be successful to some extent.
- Unfortunately, when the excrement has hardened inside the carpet itself, it’ll be much harder to get the smaller particles out. A vacuum cleaner will do that job more efficiently.
- Even after using an efficient vacuum cleaner and getting more than 99% of the poop off your carpet, the stain and odor it leaves behind can still be a problem. To remove them, get an enzyme-based formula from Planet Urine that can tackle the problem at its core, and use it on the stain itself.
- As an alternative to cleaning agents you can buy online or at the pet store, you can also try a homemade soda and lemon formula. It is considered one of the best natural alternatives to chemical cleaning formulas.
- When scrubbing the stain off – regardless of the type of cleaner you use – make sure never to scrub outwards, as it would extend the stain to previously unaffected areas. Instead, gently scrub inwards, towards the center of the stain, until it’s removed entirely.
- If your dog continues to have problems making messes on your carpet, consider using pet diapers at those times you cannot ensure your dog has access to the outside.