There is so much to love about pets – they’re affectionate, fun and lovable – but their stains aren’t. You can get a tapestry stains from your pets, the most unpleasant being urine and faeces. Most pet stains are protein based, but they can also have other components, like uric acid, which can be difficult to remove even with normal cleaning solutions like bleach. This uric acid also means it’s better to use lukewarm or cool water, as hot water can permanently set the stain and odour by bonding the protein to the fibres. When you want to remove pet stains, you’ll need to pre-treat the stain with a washing detergent, like Ariel, that contains enzymes. Follow our Ariel stain solutions for our stain removal tips.
Removing pet stains
Remove excessRinse the garment inside out in water to dilute pet stains.
LoadWithout rinsing off the liquid detergent, place the garment into the wash along with similar items. Leaving the washing detergent on the pet stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.
DoseYou can also use the cap to ensure you use the correct amount of washing detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of liquid detergent and place it directly into the drum of your washing machine, on top of the clothes.
WashWash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated by the instructions on the garment’s fabric care label.
UnloadWhen the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
Effective stain removal on a variety of stains
Pet stains can be difficult to remove, but they are not the only tough stains out there. Find out more on how to remove urine stains or poo stains, and other difficult to remove stains from your clothes with Ariel, with outstanding stain removal results from the first wash!