Finding out how to remove dog vomit stain from carpets is usually not pleasant because of the eventuality of having to remove the vomit.
If you are a sympathetic ‘vomitter’, you might want to get someone else to help you with the clean up because adding your own vomit to the pile will just compound issues.
That said, the most difficult thing about getting dog vomit out of carpet is probably bearing with the smell. Every other thing, while not being particular easy, is doable. So, let’s get on with it.
Take Care Of Your Dog
Now, the first thing you do should be to tend to your dog, of course.
Find out why they vomited. It could be because they ate something they shouldn’t have; in that case you might notice something weird in the mess and they probably would be back to normal after throwing up.
On the other hand, it could be because they are sick. So, if you can’t point out why exactly they vomited and they still look sickly, you might need to get them to the vet’s.
Now that we’ve got that settled, let’s look at actually cleaning your carpet.
Removing The Vomit
It is important that you do this as quickly as possible. If you can get to it immediately your dog throws up, that would be perfect. If not, just try to get to it as soon as you can.
Now, you’ll need to get something flat or a spoon to get/scoop out the vomit. Be careful not to mash it into the carpet as that would just make the cleaning more difficult.
As you scoop out the vomit, place it in a bag and tie the bag tightly when you are done. You have to be careful not to spill anything so that you do not create more problems.
Once you are sure you’ve gotten the chunks out, you’ll need to clean up the stain. Now, some people decide to make their own cleaning liquid while some others decide to opt for commercially sold cleaners.
Whichever one you decide to go for, it is important that you do a spot test. Once you’ve decided on a cleaner, test it out on a portion of carpet that isn’t visible.
If things check out and that portion does not get discoloured, you can go ahead and use it on the stained area.
If you want to make your own stain cleaner, vinegar is a popular choice. Just be careful not to use bleach because while it might get the stain out, it has a really offensive odor that could be damaging to the health and it most definitely will bleach your carpet.
That said, whichever cleaner you’re going for, spray it on the stained area and allow it to sit for about an hour, then get to scrubbing with your kitchen sponge.
When you’re sure you’ve gotten all the stain out, scrub that portion with a clean damp rag to rinse it out. Leaving soap suds in your carpet will just make it attract dust.
If your dog is having diarrhoea, you will need to consider disinfecting the spot.
After The Clean Up
You have to dry up the spot, of course. Some people decide to pour some baking soda on the wet spot and leave it in for some time. The baking soda should soak up the moisture.
When you think all the moisture has been soaked up (preferably after an hour), vacuum up the baking soda and you’re done.
On the other hand, you could dry up using paper towels. What you want to do is to layer up paper towels over the wet spot. Then place something heavy on the paper towels so that they do not fly away.
You’ll have to leave the paper towels on overnight to be sure that all the water is soaked up.
If you can afford to, remove everybody from the room till it dries. However, if you can’t, you could place a furniture over the wet spot. The idea is just to make sure nobody goes close to the place.
If All Else Fails
Well, if doing things manually did not work for you, you could rent a professional carpet cleaner.
This kind of cleaner requires a really specific cleaning liquid, so you’ll have to ask those you are renting the cleaner from about that.
Now, watch this video to see how you can use a professional cleaner to remove dog vomit stain from carpets.