Leather boots are sturdy and long-lasting, but the naturally porousness porous state of leather means they must be cared for properly to stay in tip-top shape. When animal urine ends up on leather boots it's quickly absorbed, unless you remove it promptly. Left unattended, the urine leaves discoloration and odor in the leather. It's important to get animal peeneutralize the scent of animal urine out of theon the leather boots to avoid leading the scent attracting other animals to believeuse your boots your boots areas ana approved bathroom location.
Fill a bucket with warm water and add two caps full of saddle soap. Mix the soap into the water to create a mild soap solution.
Wet a clean sponge with the soap solution. Wring out as much moisture as possible, leaving the sponge damp, rather than wet. Wash the entire leather boot surface, not just the stained area, to avoid water marks. Scrub from seam to seam, beginning with the foot portion of the boot and working your way up. Rinse the sponge frequently and apply more soap solution as you wash the boots.
Rinse the leather boots with a clean cloth dampened with warm water. Wipe down the exterior of the boots to remove the soap solution.
Prevent lingering animal urine odor with a pet odor neutralizer. Dampen a clean cloth with the neutralizer and wipe it over the entire leather surface. The enzymes in the neutralizer break down odor-causing bacteria to prevent odor. Allow the pet odor neutralizer to remain on the leather surface for 20 to 30 minutes. Wipe the leather with a damp cloth to rinse the surface.
Lay dry cloths over the surface of your leather boots. Press the cloths into the leather to absorb moisture. Place shoe forms inside the boots and then fill the shafts of the boots with crumpled newspaper to help the boot maintain its keep their shape and prevent shrinkage during drying. Fill the shafts of the boots with crumpled newspaper to hold the shape. Set the boots on a towel, out of direct sunlight, and allow them to dry completely.
Once the leather boots have dried, baking soda can be sprinkled inside to absorb any lingering urine odor.
Washing only the stained portion of the leather boots can result in water stains on the leather. To avoid this, always wash the entire leather surface so the color and appearance of the leather remains even throughout the surface.
Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.