Dog urine smell stays long on a surface because it is made of a combination of ammonia, bacteria, hormones, and uric acid.
An adult Dog urine smell vanishes in a couple of days or takes 4 to 5 days depends on the concentration and quantity of urine. To take preventive measures it is important to disinfect the urine and remove the odor.
Most of the dogs will have a habit of relieving in the place where it was eliminated earlier and so it is important to clean the surface to 100% so as to prevent future accidents inside your home or balcony.
Neutralizing the Dog Urine
When it comes to neutralizing the dog urine, the first step is to clean the surface with some toilet cleaner which contains bleach.
I use Harpic Bathroom with lemon flavor, which kills almost 99.9% germs in the urine and pats it dry for a couple of hours so that urine mixes with the bleach and kills the germs.
Repeat the process once the area is dry for one more time so that the remains which got stocked into the holes on the uneven surfaces will vanish.
This process will take at least 3 hours, so make sure your dog will not visit that place.
After finishing this, the bacteria, hormones, ammonia, and uric acid will be neutralized but still, the odor will remain the same. We may not smell that because the bleach will dominate the smell of the urine, but our dog can smell it. They have very powerful smelling sense.
Neutralizing the Dog Urine Smell
The things required for neutralising the dog urine smell will be
- Vinegar ( 200 )
- Baking Soda (100 grams)
Grasp 100ml of Vinegar into the container or bottle of 500ml and mix 100ml of water into the same bottle. Pour this solution on to the same surface where the bleaching was done.
Wait for 15 minutes and again pour the remaining 100 ml into the water. Mix the 100 grams of baking soda into the bottle containing vinegar. Immediately pour this solution on the surface and leave it dry for a couple of hours.
This is end of the process, now the place will 99% disinfected and 90% odor free even to the dogs. Though there will some urine smell on the surface but dogs doesn’t like the vinegar smell and they will not feel comfortable peeing over there again.
The process may be a little time consuming but it’s really worth sparing some time. Because having that horrible situation like accidents in the bedroom or front room or sometimes even in their crates.
I highly recommend this process to neutralize urine if your dog pees inside the crate.