Protect Your Furniture from Dog Slobber

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)

Dog slobber is disgusting—seriously, it's pet saliva that always happens to get on your clothes, on your face, and on your furniture. How to save your furniture from dog slobber is a good question, and fortunately, there are a couple of solutions you can try. There's no reason why you have to live with a couch of dog slobber!

The best thing to remember when removing dog saliva stains from your couch is to treat it as soon as possible. You should use a light soap and warm water and lightly dab at the stain with a wet rag. The sooner you treat it, the easier and more effectively it will come out. There is another technique you can try if you're willing to take more of a risk.

If you have a Saint Bernard or another dog that slobbers excessively, you'll be grateful for this tip. To clean dog saliva from upholstered furniture or other fabric, something else you can try is wetting the material and then sprinkling a bit of meat tenderizer on the affected area. Let it soak in a bit, then wash as usual. With this tactic of slobber removal, try it on a small scrap of fabric, or on a part of the couch no one really sees, in case something in the treatment goes awry. I would also suggest using this trick only when the slobber is excessive and a serious problem.

Dog slobber is no fun, especially when it gets on your furniture. It stains and it's just pretty gross. Fortunately, there are ways you can treat dog slobber, but do remember that nothing is completely guaranteed, especially if the slobber has been sitting on the furniture for extended periods of time. The longer the stain sits there, the harder it will be to remove with the above techniques.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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