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Cleaning Pet Vomit From Carpets


Cats and dogs are awesome pets. They could be very good company. However, despite these reasons, you can’t deny the fact that these creatures can cause a lot of trouble and accidents inside your house. And one of the most common mishaps they do is to vomit on your carpet. Pet vomit may come in different forms ranging from hairballs and pukes.

Pet vomit, like pet urine, is extremely difficult to clean because it leaves an unpleasant odor. Sometimes, they are also the cause of the discoloration of the carpet. The trick in removing pet vomit is to deal with it immediately. Here are additional tips that you can use to remove the pet vomit on your carpet:

1. Remove the solid materials and moisture in the area

Get a roll of paper towel in your drawer and use it to remove the solid materials of the vomit from the carpet. (Don’t use all the paper towels. Six to ten folds will do.) After removing the solid materials from the carpet, dispose them properly and cover the affected area again with paper towels. Apply pressure on the area so the paper towels will absorb all the moisture.



The stain will remain in the area, so you’ll to have to soak it with a combination of a cleaning solution and cold water.

2. Soak the area

Soak a clean white towel inside a bucket of cleaning solution and cold water. Drench the area with the clean towel and scrub it in circular motion to remove the stain. It takes a lot of effort to remove the stains from the area; you’ll need to repeat the process over and over again until you achieve the result that you want.

After soaking the affected area, get another clean towel and use it to dry all the moisture in the area.

3. Finish it with a baking soda

If you can’t remove the stains by soaking it with cold water and cleaning solution, your next option is it with sprinkle baking soda. Let the baking soda to remove the odor and stain from the carpet. You’ll have to wait for 24 hours or even 2 days for this process.

Vacuum the area once the baking has dry. This will remove the dirt and debris in the carpet. It will also prevent the carpet from losing its color. You can also use the baking soda after applying drenching the area with a cleaning solution and cold water to remove the odor and residue.

4. Additional Tips

Don’t let the vomit sit in the carpet for an hour or even a day because the longer the stain stays in the carpet, the longer the time that you’ll have to dedicate in cleaning your carpet.

Other cleaning solutions like Kids N Pets are made to stay and dry in the carpet. So, you don’t need to rinse them because they’ll eventually dry after a few days.

Don’t let the dirt and vomit stains stay in your vacuum for prolonged periods. Dispose of them right away and replace your bag to prevent the growth of bacteria and odor inside your vacuum.

If your vacuum is equipped with a carpet shampooer and wet vacuum feature, use these features to make the task easier.

These steps are proven effective, so you won’t have hard time cleaning your carpet. If you are interested, you can find a list of top carpet cleaners here.

Related: How To Remove Pet Urine From Carpets



Emmeline Chu







About Emmeline Chu

Emmeline Chu is the Chief Reviewer on this site. She likes to keep all things clean, especially carpets and rugs. Emmeline admits to a quirky obsession with carpet cleaner machines. Since 2014, she has been writing reviews on carpet cleaners. She shares her story here.

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