Smelly Rug

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Our dog got sick and vomited and had diarrhea on my new rug.

I cleaned the rug several times with OXY Pet stain remover and managed to get the spot out but a horrid odor remained.

I then had the rug professionally cleaned, but due to the delicate fibers in the rug (wool & silk), the cleaner was limited in what chemicals he could use. The cleaning improved the smell a great deal, but you could still smell it if there was a draft, or if you got near it.

I then poured Sodium Bicarbonate on it, let it sit overnight and vacuumed it up today. You can no longer smell it unless you are very close to it, but my son (& I) often play on this rug.

Is there any way to get the smell out of the rug? I really cannot afford to replace it, as it was very expensive. In fact, i would normally never spend this much on a rug, but I really loved it and we figured we would have it for years to come, so we splurged on it. We've only had it for about 3 months!

Please help!


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Sarah-Anne - posted on 01/08/2012




try hydrogen peroxide, just pour it straight from bottle onto rug, it will foam up, then blot it up with a towel. never had problems with it bleaching the color out either. or if u have a large chain pet store near you (pets supplies plus etc) try something called Unique. it works great on stains and smells.

Katherine - posted on 01/07/2012




Use vinegar. It will smell like a salad for a few hours but then smell nice and fresh. It also has bacterial agents.

ETA: White vinegar.

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