You can create your own pet odor remover with ingredients that may be in your pantry. Pet parents may find that their sweet fur babies have decided to relieve themselves in various parts of the house. The stench of pet urine and feces that soak into your carpet and furniture can overwhelm your home quickly. Cleaning your pets accidents immediately is essential to preventing odor. Begin by absorbing urine with paper towels before cleaning.
Spray Bottle and Water
Begin preparing your homemade pet odor remover by adding 2 cups of lukewarm water to an empty, clean spray bottle. You can use a glass jar to store extra odor remover and use it at your convenience. Continue adding the remaining ingredients of the pet odor recipe into the same bottle. Using a spray bottle will allow for quick, easy use on a multitude of surfaces such as carpets, tile, fabrics and bedding.
White Vinegar Removes Stains
Add 2 cups of white vinegar to the spray bottle. The white vinegar will soak into the spot, break down the stain and even remove the oldest, toughest stains, including urine and blood stains. The white vinegar also kills odor causing bacteria, which will leave your carpet and other areas of your home free from urine and feces bacteria. The strong scent of the vinegar will assist in removing the odor in combination with the other ingredients.
Odor Absorbing Baking Soda
Add 4 tablespoons of baking soda to your water and vinegar mixture. Baking soda naturally removes and absorbs odor. It also provides deep cleaning for stains that are set within the carpet, fabrics, furniture or bedding. The baking soda may help to brighten the carpet, removing the sight of the urine, feces or blood stains.
Fresh Citrus Scent
Add 1/2 a cup of orange and lemon peels to the spray bottle mixture. Chopping them into 1-inch pieces will allow the natural oils to be released into the homemade pet odor remover. The citrus peels add a fresh, clean scent and deters your dog from relieving himself in the same spot. Once all of the ingredients are combined together, secure the nozzle of the spray bottle and shake lightly, mixing the ingredients together. You now have a homemade odor remover that will help eliminate pet odors and remove stains in your home. You can use this pet odor recipe when cleaning doorways, a common place for male dogs to mark their territory.
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