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Thread: My dog peed on my fabric....

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    Here's my sad story..... I bought a bolt of fabric for a really good price 2 years ago, and it was upright between 2 cabinets, on the floor. I finally decided what to make with it, and it required cutting numerous 3 1/2 inch strips. Now keep in mind I'm not a pre-washer. I started cutting strips, and then ironing the crease out. I started noticing an odor, could not figure out where it was coming from. Turns out, the little runt (weighs 6 lbs) had lifted his leg on the end of the bolt-- the fabric is mottled, so it was not noticed even with some scrutiny. I really did not want to wash the whole bolt, so now I'm cutting, and hand washing those strips that were affected as I go.

    I can tell you now, that there is nothing quite like the smell of warm ironed dog pee......and he's my daughter's dog!

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    so sorry :(

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    That is a sad story. I think I would wash all of what i'm using. I think it would work better in the long run.

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    Ehw. So sorry

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    My heart goes out to you. So sorry. My daughter moved out 2 years ago at 28 yrs old. She had 2 cats that would pee any where. We demand that she keep them in her room and not roam our home. They would escape and I had to throw out several tubs of fabric. I used every thing but the smell never came out. Still finding little gifts they left. i asked the vet and he said nothing stops some cats from doing this. We are sealing the floor from all the cat stuff left in that room.

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    sadly..you need to Stop washing the cut strips...when you iron them, they will shrink!

    so measure them and see if they are correct...best to cut off a yard or so at a time and wash it..then cut the strips out!

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    What??? You cut up his fabric? You know don't you that it's his once he's marked it!!! :D I have to be ever watchful of my boy dog, Scamp. I have never caught him marking, I just find the evidence. He's been neutered, too. He is bad about marking stuff when it's in a different place than it was the last time he noticed. I get so frustrated with him, but love him to death!

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    I would wash the whole bolt of fabric before cutting. This will make the cuts more accurate. I would probably cut it into 2-yard lengths to do this.

    You might need to use an enzyme neutralizer on the fabric before washing to make sure you get rid of the odor. I've had to do that with cat pee, which is stronger than dog pee. Spray the fabric with enzyme neutralizer, then bag in plastic for 8 hours or so before washing in the machine with detergent.

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    Been there, done that Thanks for the tips about getting the smell out. I regularly threaten to find this dog a new home, but he's not mine.

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    I know the fabric situation is tragic - but it is so funny.

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