When their children were younger, my best friend Lisa and her hubby, shared a family bed. One time, in the blackest of night, with a child on each side of them, one threw up, then the other…
Dogs aren’t immune, either
Did you know dogs vomit more than felines? Dogs have a mature vomiting center in the brain that makes they throw up easier than other animals, that’s why it seems to occur on a regular basis.
So what’s in vomit?
The dog vomit that you might be tempted to let sit on your carpet contains stomach acids and bile both of which can cause permanent stains. It also contains proteins, starch and fats.
The skinny on how to make clean up easy:
- First, grab a dustpan and a squeegee. Place the dust pan behind the vomit and with the squeegee simply slide it onto the dustpan. Use firm pressure to help remove all of the vomit.
- Second, if it’s on carpet or bedding, blot the entire area with an absorbent towel or paper towels. Go lightly at first; then apply firm pressure. The goal is to remove all liquid without pushing it deeper into the carpet or bedding.
- Third, apply a pet odor and stain remover. Some folks believe in enzyme and bacteria products but they require the right conditions (temperature, dwell time) to work. The quick use of any pet odor and stain remover is ideal*
Few other tips
- Buy dog food that is free of color. Sometimes the hardest part of stain removal is the red color from dyed dog food.
- If your dog vomits frequently and it goes on longer than a day, it’s best to take your pet to the vet.
…And the children throwing up in bed almost simultaneously? My friend called it stereo vomiting:)
*PetKeeper Secrets Pet Odor & Stain Remover acts like an enzyme product even though it’s enzyme and bacteria free. It digests proteins, too. It works immediately (no dwell time involved) and you can spray it freely into the air unlike enzyme-based products. It works great for dog vomit. Order a bottle today!