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How to Get a Dog's Body Oils Out of the Carpet

By Krista Raye | Updated September 26, 2017

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Items you will need

  • Absorbant White Cloth

  • Solutions such as PAWS - Pet Accident Washup Solution or Bio-OX Citrus Concentrate

  • In some cases, baking soda or corn starch for visible oil stains and mild dishwashing detergeant.

Anyone with a dog and carpeting is well acquainted with fighting the battle of stains. Jut like with urine, a dog's body oil can both stain and cause odor. Oil often saturates absorbent material like carpet. It can go beyond the surface that can treated. Because these oils are hard to get to through the carpet fibers, carpet backing and padding underneath, it can create an ideal condition for bacteria. Therefore, it's important you treat the stains.

Spray a product like Paws or Bio-OX on an area of your carpeting.

Let it stand for five minutes.

Blot the area with a white, absorbent cloth. Press down firmly for thirty seconds. Do not rub.

Repeat blotting until the surface is dry.


  • Another way to treat stains is to sprinkle a large amount of baking soda or cornstarch onto the carpet and leave overnight. Next vacuum up the powder. If there is a visible discoloration of the carpet, use a small amount of mild dish washing detergent to treat the area.

    It's best to remove the problem at the source, so you should begin by bathing your dog often. By doing this, you will help treat problems with excess oil. After bath-time, make sure you dry your dog well.

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Krista Raye is a Steel Magnolia who began writing professionally in 2009 with eHow, Answerbag and Trails. She has 10 years teaching experience in middle and high schools. Raye holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Bachelor of Science in secondary English education and a Master of Arts in adolescent English education.

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