Even the best pets make mistakes. It happens.
However, it’s a bit trickier when older dogs and cats start having consistent accidents in the house. Senior pets need a little extra care, but it’s worth it after years of love and memories.
We’re huge pet people at Biokleen, so we wanted to give you the lowdown on how to deal with frequent pet stains and odors caused by older dogs and cats.
But first, let’s go over why older pets are more likely to have accidents.
What causes older pets to have more accidents?
As animals age, it becomes a little bit more difficult for them to control their bodily functions. Muscles weaken and bowel issues can occur. Unfortunately, sometimes it might point to a serious medical condition. Arthritis, GI, kidney disease, and other infections could result in accidents around the house. An exam conducted by your veterinarian should help determine if medical issues are causing the accidents.
Dementia might also be at play. Domesticated animals do not want to soil areas where they eat or play, so when accidents start happening, it might be because they simply forget they need to go outside.
What common areas do accidents most often happen in?
- Pet Bed
- Pet accessories
These are some of the most common places for pet accidents to occur. It’s not easy to clean dog pee from a carpet or cat urine from your couch. You might want to consider covering some of these areas or limiting pet access if it starts happening frequently.
How to prevent dog accidents
While you can’t ensure your dog will stop going inside, it might be a good idea to increase their outdoor time to give them more chances to go outside. This could mean more walks or more time spent in the backyard.
Some experts also recommend sticking to a schedule to help your senior dog stay in the habit of going outside.
How to deal with pet stains and odors
Whether you’re looking for the best enzyme cleaner for cat urine or a pet stain remover for your dog, Bac-Out Pet Stain + Odor Remover has you covered. It uses bio-enzymatic cleaning power to safely eliminate pet stains and odors caused by drool, vomit, blood, poop, and urine. It’s great for carpets, couches, collars, kennels, pillows, and even your mattress. It leaves a fresh and natural essence that's safe for dogs and cats.
How to use Bac-Out Pet Stain + Odor Remover
Enzymatic cleaners work great on pet stains and odors. Here’s how to erase those pesky pet accidents with Bac-Out Pet Stain + Odor Remover:
- Remove excess waste
- Saturate the affected area
- Let sit for five minutes or more
- Blot with a rag
- Repeat the process if needed (it does not need to be rinsed).
After using Bac-Out Pet Stain + Odor Remover, go in with Biokleen Carpet and Rug Shampoo for thorough cleaning to prevent pets from re-soiling due to lingering smells. Our formula can be used in home, rental or professional carpet cleaners without harsh chemicals and is safe to use around pets.
Try Bac-Out Pet Bed & Fabric Refresher to eliminate pet odors trapped in fabrics to finish it off. Using it is a great way to finish a well-rounded cleaning for common pet areas. It leaves a fresh and natural essence that won’t irritate your furry friends.