How to Eliminate Dog Urine Odor Naturally

By Cuteness Contributor

Dog urine odor is a problem many pet owners face. Although you may love your furry friend, you don't love what he leaves behind. The good news is that there are many easy, natural and inexpensive ways to eliminate dog urine odor. Try some or all of these techniques to eliminate dog urine odor for good, without using harsh and ineffective chemicals.

Use baking soda to get rid of dog urine odor. Blot up as much of the mess as possible with paper towels if it is a fresh accident. Generously sprinkle the area with baking soda. Scrub the area softly from the outside of the spot towards the center with a stiff scrub brush or moistened sponge. Blot up excess moisture with paper towels. Sprinkle the spot a second time with a thin layer of baking soda to absorb any leftover dog urine odor. Vacuum once the area has completely dried.

Make your own solution to eliminate dog urine odor. Combine 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup corn starch and 15 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Sprinkle over the most offensive areas, and leave on overnight. Vacuum thoroughly in the morning.

Use club soda to get rid of dog urine odor. Pour a generous amount onto the affected area. Wait for the soda to stop fizzing, which usually doesn't take longer than a minute or two. Blot up any excess moisture with paper towels, and repeat as necessary. Several applications may be needed if the area has excessive dog urine odor. Follow with a baking soda treatment for best results.

Create your own dog urine odor remover using vinegar and dish detergent. Combine 3 parts water with 1 part vinegar, 1 part baking soda, and 1 part dish detergent in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. You can also add several drops of your favorite essential oil, if desired. Apply generously to the offending area, and allow it soak in for three to five minutes. Blot up any excess liquid with paper towels. Follow with a baking soda treatment for best results.