If you are dealing with a dog who pees on the carpet, one of the questions on the top of your mind is whether dog pee can actually ruin your carpet. Here’s what dog pee does to your carpet.
The most obvious damage that dog pee can do to your carpet is leaving stains that can be very difficult to remove.
The chemicals from the dog pee react with your carpet’s fabric and dye, resulting in permanent stains that leave your carpet looking ugly.
Dog pee also results in a trong, unpleasant smell on your carpet. This pungent smell is caused by the high amount of ammonia contained in your dog’s urine.
As the pee dries, the water evaporates, leaving behind ammonia that is even more concentrated. This causes the bad smell to get worse with time.
In the next section, we’ll cover how to get rid of the bad smell.
Bacteria And Other Microorganisms
The wet spots created by dog pee create an environment that is conducive for the growth of microorganisms and bacteria.
With time, these bacteria and microorganisms can create health problems for you and the people within your household, such as allergies, watery eyes, sinusitis, airway inflammation, and so on.
If your furry friend pees on the carpet regularly, the pee can gradually soak through into the carpet padding. The moisture caused by this soaked urine can lead to the formation of mold beneath your carpet.
This is something you don’t want, since some types of mold are dangerous and can lead to health problems.