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How to clean dog diarrhea off the carpet

If you notice dog diarrhoea on your carpet, you need to clean it as soon as possible to salvage your carpet. If the diarrhoea dries onto your carpet, it will require a more vigorous cleaning regimen. Dog diarrhoea will also leave behind an unpleasant smell in your carpet that you will need to treat.

Wear latex gloves to protect your hands. Open a plastic garbage bag nearby so that you do not accidentally drop any faeces in other areas around your home.

Combine 1 part water and with 1 part white vinegar in a bowl.

Remove excess waste from the carpet with paper towels. Do not put any pressure on the carpet, as that will push the faeces into the fibres. Place the soiled paper towels into the garbage bag.

Scrape off dried faeces with a dull butter knife. Remove as much of the dried faeces as possible, but do not pull too hard or you will pull out the carpet fibres.

Pour the vinegar solution over the diarrhoea stain. Blot the solution from the carpet with paper towels until you absorb all of the excess liquid.

Add more of the vinegar solution to the area if you still notice the stain. Continue to blot the area until you remove the stain. Put the garbage bag in an outside bin.

Sprinkle baking soda over the area to remove any lingering odour. Let the baking soda sit for two to three hours. Vacuum the area carefully to remove the baking soda.

Things You'll Need

  • Latex gloves
  • Garbage bag
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Bowl
  • Paper towels
  • Butter knife
  • Baking soda
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Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.