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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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    Maybe using vinegar in the rinse will help neutralize the odor also~~ just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyelphaba
    I know the fabric situation is tragic - but it is so funny.
    I agree and that pic says he didn't do it, that it must have been "some other dog" :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbpowers
    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!
    I had a Yorkie that would raise his legs on everything, no matter how many times I put him outside a day, he wasnt fixed and being male I just figured he was marking his territory, and he has ruined a lot even though it was just a dribble....

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    Oh how I can relate to this sad sad story..My daughter's dog hikes on everything! Needless to say I follow him around the house. I have 2 dogs myself and everyone behaves UNTIL Bruce shows up....I almost want to make her leave him at home when she comes to visit..but I won't. He's like her child..and he's a doxi and they do that. SHE just has to do his cleaning. =) Its fair ~ right??

    There is some carpet cleaning stuff that I found is great for removing stains and smells. My daughter had a nose bleed on a memory foam pad and her pillow. My hub called the company and asked what to use...We buy this stuff by the gallon these days..you can get it at Lowe's..Its called.. Folex. Took it out instantly.

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    I'm an animal lover - really! - but there is no way I'd let a pet do that. Shortly after we got a cat, it started peeing in laundry. After a couple of weeks of not being able to break her of it, no matter what litter we tried or where the box was, she had to go. A friend has a dog who will pee in the house if they don't watch him. No way. Either it gets trained, or it's gone.

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    Bad boy belly bands are so easy to make and make living with a leg lifter so much easier. They normally don't lift their leg when they have them on since they don't like being in a wet belly band - if they do lift it goes in the removable/disposable pad in the belly band not on anything else.

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    Little Jackson looks like he's scared to death. Just comfort the little boy. Talk to him in a nice voice and tell him he can't pee on MawMaw's fabric no more! Then love on him.

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    That little rascal is just too dang cute. Sorry about the fabric. I know it is aggrevating.

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    Take a good look at it to make sure it isn't stained or the color has come out. Check it out under high wattage light. I know my dogs have destroyed clothing like that before... Add some baking soda to the wash also.

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    :( But cute doggie!

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    How horrible..yet it's funny after looking at that pair of oh-so innocent eyes!! He's a darling.

    Wash all the fabric is my suggestion. That smell can migrate to more than its "impact" site.

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    I can't stand that either.

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    I don't get why you aren't washing the whole bolt??? Cut it in chunks first if you must, but wash it for sure. The enzyme stuff is a good suggestion.

    As for the dog, he'd be retrained, crated or out on his ear for doing that here. No excuse for it whatsoever unless he's 100 years old and incontinent.

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    I would be washing all the fabric, everything in the surrounding area, and down on my hands and knees sniffing all around the house, wondering where else he had done it. yuck.

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    i would wash it all if you are planning to ever use this fabric.

    if you allow it to stay in the house with his pee scent on it he will just continue to pee on it.

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