The removal of pet stains improves the look and smell of both carpeting and furniture. When a pet accident occurs, an immediate cleaning typically ensues, preventing permanent stains. However, sometimes a shy or sneaky pet leaves an undiscovered spot on the carpet. Once the urine or feces dries, it leaves a stain. If left for a period of time, simple damp or dry cloth wiping will not remove it from the area.
Mix 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1 quart tepid water. Stir gently to combine the two.
Apply the mixture liberally to the old stain.
Let the liquid soak into the material and sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
Blot up the vinegar mixture with paper towels to remove the old stain from the carpeting.
Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the spot. This will soak up any remaining vinegar mixture and neutralize any odor.
Vacuum the area thoroughly.