When your pet has an accident on the carpet use good old vinegar and baking soda. The steps are the important part. Pour enough vinegar to soak the stain and THEN add a small amount of baking soda. If you do the reverse, you will have a noisy, bubbly mess. Do it the right way, and you can hear the recipe cackling away, telling you how it is cleaning and deodorizing without leaving any residue. You need to let the spot dry for a day or two before sweeping up and then vacuuming. Cover the spot with a bowl or plate so that you don’t have baking soda kicked around. You can actually see the yellow colour being absorbed up into your little mountain of baking soda. It works on old stains too.