Dog urine in the house is very unpleasant – all pet owners can confirm this. The smell is overwhelming and its persistence in the air could be very embarrassing especially if you get an unexpected visit. Besides, it is not just about the smell; dog urine can put your health at risk. If you have a chronic breathing problem, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the presence of dog urine can create a barrier and prevent fresh air from reaching the lungs. This is due to the fact that the dog urine has a high ammonia content, which acts as a lung irritant. People with weakened immune systems and those sensitive to migraines can also be at risk because of the presence of the dog’s urine. Many dog owners choose to use dog diapers but they do not always work the best.
Advantages of using dry powder products
Dry powder products are super absorbent and collect easily the urine of the animal. Dry powder can absorb between 60 and 500% of its weight and solidifies in just a few seconds, which makes it particularly great for fresh urine stains on carpets or other textile surfaces. All you have to do is spreading powder on the urine stain, wait a few minutes, and then use a vacuum cleaner to remove it. These stages may vary slightly depending on each product, but the directions are printed clearly on each product, so they will be easy to follow.
Dry powder also eliminates organic odors, which will prevent future “accidents” (dogs can smell their urine even after the area has been cleansed with regular detergents, which will stimulate them to urinate there again).
Dry powder can be used as such, directly on fresh, moist stains, or it can be diluted in water and used to remove older and already dry spots. It can also be used in water vacuum cleaners, sprayers and even washing machines.
It is easy to use, easy to store and manipulate and maintains its composition for many years. It does not produce foam and leaves no residue on any surface.
Dry powder products are based on a natural enzyme mix that eliminates any organic stain. The action of the enzymes eliminates the source of the odor, modifying its chemical composition, not just masking it as common cleaning products do. Dry powder products are not harmful to humans, pets or plants.
Dry powder can be used safely on carpets and other surfaces: fabrics, clothing, upholstery, furniture, drapes, beds, mattresses etc. It is a concentrated product that works chemically, so it must be in direct contact with the urine stain. Many of these products must not be used with other chemical substance or cleaning agent, so make sure to read the manufacturers` recommendations. Dry powder products require less water for rinsing. The ingredients on which they are based dissolve more easily in water than the chemical mixtures of conventional detergents.
Last but not least, enzymatic dry powder products are hypoallergenic. Classical cleaning products generally contain chemicals that may have negative effects on the objects they are used on but also on people who use them or pets that come into contact with them. Biodegradable products are milder, therefore safer.