If you have pets and carpet, then you know the combination of the two can spell disaster for your carpet. Trying to find the best carpet cleaners for pet stains can be a bit of a hit and miss as to what will work.

You have a couple of options here when it comes to removing pet stains. The easiest pet stain is the one that is still wet. If you happen to catch your pet treating your carpet as their personal toilet area, then remove the pet and take him or her to their toilet area, and then close off the room so you can get to work, you need to tackle this right away if you want to avoid the odors and stain later.

Take paper towel and lay it on the fresh urine spot, and then layer newspapers on top of the paper towel to make a thick pad, now put pressure on this padding to soak up as much urine as you can.

Repeat this until no more urine is being soaked up. Now many dog trainers will tell you to take these urine soaked newspapers and put them in the area the dog is suppose to be going, or the same with cats, put the papers near their litter box.

Now to get the best carpet cleaners for pet stains will all depend on whether the stain is wet or dry. A wet or fresh urine stain will be the easiest to deal with.

Club Soda and Baking Soda - If you are in the position, as above, where you have soaked up all the urine, then get some club soda and liberally apply the soda to the area, wait a few minutes and then soak it up with more paper towels and lots of newspaper. The club soda will release and neutralize the stain. After you have soaked up the club soda, then sprinkle about 1/4 inch deep of baking soda on the area and leave it overnight, then vacuum it up in the morning.

This should deal with the stain and odor. Try to resist steam cleaning a fresh urine stain as the heat will set the smell into the carpet. You can repeat the club soda treatment a second time, if there is some lingering odors. I find you need to let the soda soak into the carpet to really get at the stain.

Natures Miracle Stain and Odor Remover for Pets - This cleaner works really well if you have found old stains, that are totally dry. This product will release the stain and remove it. Be prepared to do it twice, but follow the instructions and you will be happy with the results. It does a good job at getting rid of smells, especially with cat urine and vomit smells.Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover 24oz Trigger Spray

Hoover Pet Stain and Odor Remover - This also is a good cleaner, and does a good job on dark stains that may be in the carpet from your pets business.Hoover Pet Stain and Odor Remover, 32 Ounces, AH30090

You can purchase both of the above cleaners in most large pet stores or online with Amazon, both are rated well with happy customers.

Best Carpet Cleaners for Pet Stains

If you find the room just has that "pet smell" that you just can't figure out where it is coming from, then here is a way to find the stains. Go to the hardware store and purchase a black light. Turn out all the other lights and be in a darkened room (this obviously works best in the evening) and the black light should show up the pet stains that could be causing the odors. Sometimes the stain is not that visible but when the sun shines on it and heats it up, it smells again.

If you do not want to use commercial products, then you can make sure and have club soda and lots of baking soda on hand. Deal with the stains that you have found with the black light, and then sprinkle baking soda over the entire carpet and leave overnight and then vacuum the next day.

You may find you need to use the baking soda treatment on a regular basis. It will deodorize the room and keep the carpet smelling fresh.

Best Carpet Cleaner for Pet Stains - Deal with them Fast

The faster you deal with pet stains the better the chance of no lingering effects. If you have young pets, then you need to keep a supply of paper towels, lots of newspapers (make sure and put the paper towel on the stain first then the newspapers so that you don't discolor your carpet with newsprint) club soda, baking soda, and a stronger cleaner such as the two suggested above. These cleaners have had good ratings, especially for dealing with older stains and odors.

If you deal with the stains, and get rid of the odor, then your pet will not be attracted to the area to do their business. If this is a problem, then you may need to stop them from using this room, by using a child gate. Also See Best Carpet Cleaners and Cheap Carpet Steam Cleaners - Where To Find Them