How to get urine smell out of dog bed?

lorihmatthews

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My little pup Zoe has peed on her dog bed in her crate a few times now. I always wash it but the urine smell hasn't gone away completely. I've washed it with and without the cover on. It's a synthetic chenille-like material.

Do I just toss it and buy a new one? I've washed it with Tide, which I've always thought to be a pretty strong detergent but there seems to be a lingering smell.
 

Odette

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Yeah I've run dog blankets in the washing machine with laundry detergent and Nature's Miracle mixed together and that seemed to do the trick.
 

elizat

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White vinegar helps. You could put some in w/ the wash. When the pets have had accidents, I put really hot water in the steam cleaner w/ white vinegar and go over the area really well. When it is done and dry, there is no urine or other smell (although there is a vinegar smell for a bit). Sounds weird, but here is a link confirming:

http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Dog_Urine_Cleaners

(scroll down to natural cleaners. My mother is a vinegar fanatic for all sorts of household things!).
 

ILuvShopping

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I was going to recommend vinegar as well. a cheap alternative to the other stuff :smile: