Pet Urine Stains & Odors – Frequently Asked Questions

Pet Stain Odor Removal

What’s In Pet Urine & Why Does It Stain Carpet?

Urine is made up of several waste products of metabolism such as urea, creatine, cholesterol (lipids), and uric acid. Another component called urochrome gives urine the yellow color. The exact make up depends on the animal’s diet, health, age, and other factors.
Urine leaves the body as an acid, but immediately begins to be broken down into ammonia and carbon dioxide. The ammonia is highly alkaline (ph 11+) and can damage dyes and create permanent color loss. So what looks like a urine stain may actually be color loss that cannot be corrected with cleaning.

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