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I folded the rear seats down and put the dog in the back, thinking I was protecting the leather from her nails. One minute after leaving home she starts peeing on the seatbacks. I went back home and immediately cleaned up the pee with Odo-ban, followed by an enzymatic cleaner for pet stains. I pulled out the back seat (top and bottom) and cleaned up all the pee but the car still has a faint smell and the seats have a strong smell.

I'd rather not remove the seat covers but I need to get rid of the smell before putting the seats back into the car. Can anyone recommend an leather-safe cleaner that will get rid of the smell? I've read about a hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/dish soap mixture that works, as well as using ammonia/water mixure, but I haven't found any info on it being safe for leather.

It sucks driving around without a back seat and hearing the gas slosh around in the tank - sounds like my dog peeing over and over!
 

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Oreck No Return. Use it in the house on rugs and furniture for many years now

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Oreck No Return. Use it in the house on rugs and furniture for many years now

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Have you used it on your leather OB interior?
 

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Trade the dog for a goat.
Then shoot the goat.
JK
 
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Have you used it on your leather OB interior?
Good point, you would use it under the leather. I have note used it on anything but fabric and foam.

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Thanks, I'll check it out. Last night I did a 1:2 mix of white vinegar and water because it neutralizes the ammonia in dog pee. I haven't checked on the seats yet, so fingers crossed.
 

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I have a ozone generator, $60-75 kind off amazon

worked nice when a mouse was urinating into the head liner, as i never did pull the head liner to get rid of the funky smell, and any bacteria making it.
(just ran it 4 times with the cord through a window taped shut with fancy painters tape)
 

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The vinegar didn't work and neither did just baking soda. I've ordered an ozone generator and it was supposed to be here yesterday but delivery has been postponed until today or tomorrow due to the tropical storm in New England on Tuesday.
 
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