We love our furry friends, but cats and dogs can be the biggest culprits of carpet stains. Here’s your crash course guide to getting rid of dog smells and cat wee stains from your carpets. Your home will stay fresh and presentable – until the next carpet catastrophe, anyway!

How to up the latest pet mess

If you’re faced with mud or dirt that has been tracked onto your carpets, you can head straight over to our article explaining how to use 1001 Mousse. It’s a quick and easy remedy for ground-in dirt, no matter who brought it into the house! For some smellier and yuckier pet stains on your carpet or rug, just follow these directions:

1001 have a pet range that’s specially formulated to deal with pet stains and pet smells in your home. 1001 Pet Stain Remover has been formulated to deal with dog stains and to clean cat wee off carpet, but it’s great for dealing with any stains left by your tinier friends, like rabbits, guinea pigs, mice or hamsters.

If you need to deal with a dog or cat wee stain on your carpet:

  1. Test 1001 Pet Stain Remover on a hidden area of your carpet for colour fastness
  2. Pop on a pair of rubber gloves
  3. Blot the stain using kitchen roll and absorb any excess liquid
  4. Spray 1001 Pet Stain Remover and wait for up to five minutes
  5. Massage the product into the stained area
  6. Remove excess liquid with a dry cloth
  7. Vacuum the treated area when dry.

The only things to remember is that  1001 Pet Stain Remover is not suitable for ‘velvet’ type materials, brocade, rayon or those materials that aren’t meant for wet cleaning.

Dealing with daily pet smells

After cleaning up your carpets, or in-between deep cleanings your rugs, you may want an extra hint of freshness for your carpets and upholstery. While all of our Carpet Fresh scents add a lovely scent that makes you go ‘mmm’, there’s a specific product that’s perfect for dealing with pet smells like dog odour. 1001 Carpet Fresh Pet safely eliminates all types of pet smells, without the need to vacuum. Blended by fragrance experts, this carpet odour remover leaves your home smelling fresh and clean with a Thai Orchid Scent.

The 1001 promise

We don’t just create products like Pet Stain Remover and Carpet Fresh Pet with animals in mind.  All 1001 carpet care products are pet -safe* and we have never tested any 1001 products  on animals so they’re also cruelty-free.

Want to show us how much you love your pets – and your nice clean carpets? Make sure to tag @1001CarpetCare on your social media posts, we love seeing your furry friends!


*Carpet Fresh products, such as 1001 Pet Fresh, are not safe to use around birds.

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