How do you clean pee out of car seats?

I just adopted a puppy, and he’s a handful! I took him to the vet for a quick checkup, and he peed all over my partner’s lap and seat. I’m afraid it will leave a stain! What’s the best way to get pee out of cloth car seats?

Answer
Congratulations on the new puppy! Pets making messes is frustrating, but try not to worry—you’re not alone. Here are two tried and true methods for cleaning pee out of your car seats:
This vinegar and soap method works best on fresh stains. All you need to do is:
  • Dab the urine out of the seat.
  • Mix white vinegar and liquid soap with enough water to make it lather.
  • Put the solution in a spray bottle and lightly spray the urine spot—don’t soak it.
  • Scrub the area with a soft cloth.
  • Repeat the process until the area is clean.
  • Wipe off the foam and rinse the area with a damp cloth.
  • Dab the water with a new towel and let it dry.
If the stain’s a bit older, you can try the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda method:
  • Mix three tablespoons of baking soda in a spray bottle with ten ounces of hydrogen peroxide.
  • Spray your cleaner on the stain.
  • Let it sit for an hour.
  • If the stain is still there after an hour, repeat the process.
  • Once the stain is gone, rinse the area by blotting it with a damp towel.
  • Dab the area with a dry towel.
  • Let it dry.
If the stain remains, you can always take it to a professional cleaner. While their services may be expensive, the cost is better than driving around with a urine stain.
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 23, 2021
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