Our youngest and most anxious pup, Riley, has had a very tough time adjusting to our new home. For a solid month he urinated (and often the other one, too) on the living carpet every. single. night. He stopped once we started closing him in our room at night.
Let's take a minute to really feel that frustration and imagine the curse words I muttered each morning as I dragged out the carpet cleaner.
Right. Now shake it off and let's move on to the residual problem.
|The anxious culprit. He does not have any physical medical problems that were causing this behavior.|
Riley would urinate early enough in the night that by the time we got up in the morning it was a deep yellow stain. Hydrogen peroxide has revamped most of the surface appearance, but that huge time lapse means it soaked into the carpet pad. Every time I think I've deep cleaned it enough to make the smell disappear, it reappears a week or two later.
What are my options? Consistency and patience as I rotate through my cycle of vinegar/water, carpet cleaner, and hydrogen peroxide? Are we just out of luck and need to replace the carpet? We eventually want to extend the hardwoods into the living room, but we really don't want to replace any flooring for a while. Aside from this one strip of carpet, it is in pristine condition.
Advice is welcome!