How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet [ [Full Guide]

Published by Ahmad Jamal on April 26, 2023 | Last updated on May 15, 2023

Pets can be fun companions for different family members, but when you’re responsible for the health of your family, you need to step up as fast as you can when you encounter wet or dry pet poop.

Moreover, dog diarrhea is inevitable most of the time, and encountering them on the carpet requires fast response. Therefore, this CleanersAdvisor guide will help you master How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet.

But worry not, as we’ll provide you with everything you need when seeking How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet, including: what to do before that, how to thoroughly clean the stains, and what to do afterward.

This CleanersAdvisor guide focuses mainly on synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, polyester, and nylon.

However, we didn’t forget Wool Carpets, as you can find a detailed inspection of how to clean dog diarrhea from wool carpets.

Having similar problems with poop, we got you covered with our guides on How to Clean Poop Out of Underwear, How to Get Poop Smell Out of Clothes, and how to unclog a Toilet Clogged With Poop

What to Do Before Cleaning Dog Diarrhea from Carpet

Before attempting to clean dog diarrhea from carpet, here are some of the main tasks you need to carry out properly, to make sure everything is under your control from the first minute you spot the diarrhea stains.

1. Attend to the poop as soon as you spot it, as delaying the process by a few minutes can be disastrous.

2. Focus on cleaning the stains before the diarrhea sets deeper into the carpet.

3. Turn off your robot vacuum cleaner, unless it’s top of its class, as it tends to create a mess around the stained area.

4. Get the kids outside the stained room, as they aren’t familiar with such stains and can cause unwanted trouble.

How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet

How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet

Here’s a shortlist of tasks to carry out when mastering How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet, as we’ll explain every step in depth afterward:

1. Remove As Much Excess Waste As Possible

2. Blot the Stain As Much As You Can

3. Create the Eco-Friendly Spray

4. Clean Dog Diarrhea from Carpet

1. Remove As Much Excess Waste As Possible

First step should always be to protect yourself and your house from messing up with the poop, therefore, wear your rubber gloves and prepare a large fork with a spoon and a dull knife to start working on the mess at hand.

Now, start carefully scraping the dog diarrhea poop from the furthest angle of the poop, and move in a circle around the edges and remove the poop, then dispose of it in a plastic garbage bag you have prepared.

Don’t ever rub the poop or press hard on it while working, you’ll make a larger mess than you’re trying to remove in the first place, and will make the poop stick harder to the carpet you’re cleaning.

2. Blot the Stain As Much As You Can

Blotting the stain will help you make sure no other mess is being created after the initial removal and blotting has been concluded.

This means that you’ll have less poop to work with, and you’ll have easier time dealing with the rest of the stains.

Use an old and clean rag, or paper towels, or even baby wipes to blot up as much diarrhea poop as possible.

Again, avoid rubbing and pressing too hard on the poop, we’re trying to clean the mess, not make a larger mess.

If there’s a close Wet/Dry vacuum, you can use it to ease and speed up the blotting process, as the vacuum will lift up the poop instead of pressing on it or creating a mess out of it.

3. Create the Eco-Friendly Spray

Creating the eco-friendly spray is the last step before cleaning dog diarrhea from carpet once and for good.

Here’s how to create the cleaning spray:

Fitch 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1.5 teaspoons of eco-friendly dishwashing liquid, and add them to 2 cups of warm water.

Add all the ingredients to the sprayer, and mix them well before moving on to the next step.

How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet

4. Clean Dog Diarrhea from Carpet

A fully ready spraying bottle with the cleaning mix inside of it should be used to fully saturate the affected area.

Then, let the mixture soak into the carpet for 5-10 minutes, then start blotting the spot again.

Applying more cleaning spray to the spot will help you remove more and more of the poop stain, until it’s gone for good.

All that’s left is spraying cold water on the area and sprinkling some baking soda for odor removal.

Here’s a step by step explanation of the whole process of How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet:

1. Prepare the Eco-Friendly Spray Cleaner.

2. Spray the cleaning mixture on the poop for 5-10 minutes.

3. Blot until the whole liquid is fully absorbed .

4. Respray the stain when necessary.

5. Spray the area with cold water to rinse the residue left there.

6. Soak up the water with a paper towel.

7. Sprinkle baking soda over the area to help fight against bad odor.

8. Vacuum the baking soda after a while when the bad odor is gone.

How to Clean Stubborn Dog Diarrhea Stains

Not all dog poop looks the same, and some diarrhea stains are harder to remove than usual.

Therefore, you should act according to how stubborn the poop you encountered was.

Use Hydrogen Peroxide after concluding the whole cleaning process, as it’s way more powerful than white vinegar mixture.

In addition to its additional power, it works as a disinfectant and oxidizer for protein stains that are the main component forming the feces or poop.

Here’s How to Clean Stubborn Dog Diarrhea Stains with Hydrogen Peroxide

1. Create the mixture using 3 tablespoons of Hydrogen Peroxide to a cup of water.

2. Do a spot test on an inconspicuous area to make sure it won’t bleach or damage the carpet.

3. Now spray the mixture on the spot as we did earlier.

4. Blot the stain with a paper towel.

5. Repeat the spraying when necessary until the whole stain spot is dealt with.

6. All that’s left is rinsing the area with cold water.

How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet

What to Do After Cleaning the Dog Diarrhea from Carpet?

Once you’re done cleaning dog diarrhea from the carpet, you can still smell a bad odor in the room, then you should address it as soon as you can.

Moreover, some dogs return to the same area they relieved themselves in, to try to relieve themselves again as they feel that’s their territory.

How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet

You wouldn’t want that to happen again, would you? Then you should get rid of the bad odor for good.

Here are some methods in which you can restore the natural smell to your room after it was infected by your dog’s diarrhea:

1. Use a steam cleaner to clean the area thoroughly after spot cleaning it with the aforementioned methods.

2. Use Soapy water to clean the area, but make sure to avoid damaging the carpet in the process.

3. Add an additional baking soda layer to the spot, to help disinfect it, then use your favorite air sprayer to restore the smell you’re used to.

How to Clean Dog Poop Off Your Carpet 

How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Your Wool Carpet

Wool carpet requires different type of care, as some of the cleaning products and ingredients are more likely to inflict indirect damage, or become less effective on such a type.

Therefore, to clean dog diarrhea from your wool carpet, you’ll need to carry out the same Step 1 & Step 2, but then create a different spray cleaning mixture in Step 3.

The mixture should be created using ⅓ cup of white vinegar & ⅔ cup of cool distilled water.

Then continue the other steps accordingly, without any change in plans.

To Wrap Up

Dogs are some of the most playful and fun creatures to have around, but mistakes can easily happen.

Therefore, this CleanersAdvisor guide has helped you know How to Clean Dog Diarrhea From Carpet, regardless of the type of the carpet you have at home.

Moreover, it has helped you know what to do before, during, and after cleaning the dog diarrhea.

In case you have any other questions in mind, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.