Whether housebreaking a young pup, or dealing with senior dogs who forget their training, just can't hold it, or have mobility and/or memory issues, there will be lots of cleanup involved.
Most of the urine removers on the market require you to apply it and let it set until it dries. That's not a problem, but if you read the fine print, it warns you to keep your pet off the wet spot until it dries. That's a problem! You don't want something bad for them just sitting there for hours and hours, so it's not the best solution in the world.
Another problem is that typically you have to spray the solution on. That gets tiring (hand crampy, cranky, half the time the solution starts spurting out of somewhere it isn't supposed to spurt) and in my experience, a lot of these solutions smell worse than the problem its supposed to solve.
|Bubba's Rowdy Friends|
Oh sure, I was dubious about this having spent a ton of money on other steam cleaning liquids that merely masked the smell with another smell, so I shelled out some bucks and got it from Amazon.
It comes in a 32 oz bottle and I figured "how long can that last" but actually you only put in 1-3 oz (3 for those really bad smells, stains, and ick) and steam clean like normal. This product is like those others where you need to let it dry on its own, but hey, you're steam cleaning, so of course the carpet will be somewhat damp when you are done, so that's fine and dandy. Even better, the only warning on the bottle is to not let children drink the solution. You and your pets can walk on the wet spots without fear of injury or illness, just don't chug the bottle.
It has a smell, but its not overly flowery, or overly chemical laden and the aroma fades quickly.... along with the stink you are trying to remove.
It's not like a normal carpet shampoo, so don't expect any foam, but it does clean, it does remove most stains, and most importantly it removes the stink.
You can also use it in Spot Bots and the soon to be reviewed Rug Doctor spot cleaner for quick clean up.
I also purchased the Pet Stain and Odor Terminator spray to use on pee pads. Once the dog pees on the pad, you spray the Terminator on the pee pad, then throw it in the wash. It helps remove the smell, get rid of stains, and when used with your regular washer detergent, your incontinence pads come out clean and fresh smelling.
I highly recommend the Bubba products, and give them both 4 paws!