Eliminating dog smells in the home. What works?


Did you notice a ‘doggie’ odor after being gone a few days? We always wash our pet’s bedding and ensure all the blankets get cleaned regularly, but it only helps eliminate dog smells that day or for a few days. Using an air purifier is our best advice, and letting in the fresh air on a beautiful day also helps. Yet, what else can you do that’s safe? 

Be careful if you run out to buy air fresheners! Some home air fresheners – sprays, plug-ins, and scented oils – can harm a pet’s health, so stick to the solutions below instead. 

Easy Tips for Eliminating Dog Smells:

  • Liberally sprinkle baking soda, a natural odor eliminator, on your furniture or carpet, and allowing it to sit overnight is a significant first step to neutralizing dog smells. 

  • Another option is to spray areas where dogs lie with vodka. Yes! You read this correctly, and many articles we found show vodka is a natural odor eliminator. 

  • While air purifiers make a positive difference, they must be high in quality. 

  • Use Biozyme: BIOZYME is unique because it contains billions of hungry enzymes that consume these odor-causing bacteria and proteins.

Five steps to keeping dog smell outside where it belongs

  1. Vacuum dog beds once a week.
  2. Wash dog beds every other week.
  3. Vacuum floors twice a week, depending on the type of dog and its shedding pattern.
  4. Wash hard floors like tile and vinyl with a robust cleaning solution and hot water.
  5. Use a cover on any furniture dogs are allowed on and wash the cover weekly.

Our staff always has ideas on eliminating dog smells in the home; please ask us any questions if you have concerns about odor!

This article might also be helpful: Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats.