Blot - never rub: How to get rid of pet stains on carpets
Even the finest wholesale carpet brands and flooring wholesalers - from Globaltex Carpet Mills to World Contract Carpet - aren't immune from one of the scariest dangers to carpet owners: the tendency of pets to have accidents and create stains on these fine floor decorations.
The first rule of pet stains is to never rub on them. Rubbing on stains will only worsen the problem. Instead, after scooping up what you can first, use the blot method. Using old newspapers or paper towels, pat gently, but firmly on the carpet. According to HGTV, a solution of warm water and mild non-bleach laundry detergent, along with some white vinegar, will clean the stain and help neutralize the odor.
One key consideration is to make sure all excess moisture has been blotted up, including under the damp carpet. Mold can grow easily if excess moisture is ignored.
If you are unable to get to the stain right away and it has already set, a wet vacuum might be necessary. Whatever the case, the Humane Society warns to avoid using steam cleaners, as the heat will permanently set the stain into the carpet, or chemical cleaners, which may encourage your pet to have an accident in the same area again.