Having a dog at home is a blessing to have as they help brighten up our lives. Even if you get home stressed or tired, once you’ve been greeted with your excited pet, all your stress and exhaustion will miraculously disappear.
Dogs may be a joy to have at home, but they’ll also add up to your set of responsibilities, like getting rid of their doggy smell. Getting rid of dog odors and stains can be a tough job as it is quite hard to remove them. But with the help of several secret home remedies below, you can easily and immediately get rid of the hard-to-rid odors.
Here are the best home remedies that you can do at home to remove your pet’s odor and stain around the house:
1. Odorless Pet
One of the easiest ways to keep your house stink-free is by making your pets less stinky. But this doesn’t mean that you’ll have to bathe your dog every day just to keep your place smelling fresh. Bathing your dog often will give him rashes, stiff fur, and legions.
Bathing your dog once a week or once every two weeks would be okay, and for a great odor-removing bathe solution, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a gallon of water and soak your pet with it, after soaking, rinse it off with warm water.
2. Use Citrus Fruits
If you want to make a powerful enzymatic cleaner that can effectively remove your pet’s odor, then you’ll have to patiently for a few months to make the best cleaner.
Citrus fruits contain enzymes that can help break and control the odor, so here’s a mix that you can do at home to make an effective odor cleaner:
- 4 cups of water
- 7 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 ½ cup of orange and lemon peel scraps
Place the mixture in a spray bottle or glass jar, and let it sit for a few months to have a powerful cleaner.
3. Use Vinegar
Vinegar is another great home remedy when it comes to removing stain and odor. To use this method, mix half water, and half vinegar in a spray bottle and then mix them well.
4. Baking Soda, Peroxide, and Vinegar Mix
If your pet has peed on the floor, mattress, or carpet, this method would be the best remedy to get rid of the pees odor and stain. Mix a 50-50 of water and vinegar and then pour some of it on the stain.
Blot the area with a cloth or tissue to let it dry and sprinkle it with baking powder, after that mix one teaspoon of dish soap and ½ cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and slowly pour it over the baking powder. Dissolve the solution with your finger or brush, let it dry, and then vacuum it thoroughly.
5. Baking Soda and Apple Vinegar Mix
To get rid of the odors from your beddings, linens, or clothes, you can mix a ¼ cup of vinegar in your laundry detergent. You can also create a bigger mix to spray down the marked places by mixing 1 bottle of apple cider vinegar and 2 regular-sized boxes of baking soda.
6. Just Baking Soda
If you are too lazy to measure and mix some solutions, then you can just simply use the baking soda without any kind of mixtures. Sprinkle the powder where your dog usually stays, may it be on the couch, carpet, your bed, or his bed. Let it sit for a few minutes before removing it with a vacuum.
7. Use Plain Hydrogen Peroxide
Like the baking soda, you can also use the peroxide plainly. Soak a clean cloth or hand towel with 3% peroxide until it is saturated enough. Hydrogen peroxide works great in removing the stain and deodorizing odors, place the soaked towel on your pet’s urine stain and let it sit for 2 to 3 hours.
8. Brush Your Dog’s Teeth
All dog owners know that dogs have bad breath, and once they start licking their selves or even you, the smell of their saliva will also add up to the overall doggy odor in your house. As a solution, you can manually brush their teeth for good oral hygiene, or feed them with some teeth cleaning dog treats.
9. Wipe your Entire Floor with Vinegar
Aside from the carpet, your pet’s smell can also stick on hardwood and linoleum floors because of their saliva and the sweat that comes off from their paws. Dogs don’t sweat on their body’s, they sweat on their paws.
Once those sweaty paws come in contact with the floor, the dog smell will then stick to it. Now, this is where the vinegar solution comes in, in your cleaning solution, add three parts of water and one part of vinegar in it, and then wipe your entire floor with the said mixture. Do this at least once a week.
Alcohol is not just for disinfecting, it can also be used to help get rid of some nasty smelling odors. To create a good cleaning solution, mix ½ cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of alcohol in a spray bottle. Spray this around your pet’s eating and sleeping area while your pet is not around the area, and since alcohol evaporates quickly, it makes it a non-toxic cleaner.
These home-made remedies are very easy to make, all natural, and 100% non-toxic to your pets. Also, all the given remedies here are effective in getting rid of doggy odors and stains. Since they are 100% safe, you can use it daily in keeping your house clean and free from pet odors.