Dogs are lovely, but sometimes they can make things smell…doggy. Here are the common ways people deal with dog odors, including the best solutions:
How to Get Rid of Dog Odors on Carpets, Couches, Chairs, Blankets and more!
Destroy Odor Compounds - NonScents Pet Odor Remover Spray
Whether you’re trying to get rid of odor from spots where your dog had an accident (urine, poop, vomit), or freshen up their favorite pillow, NonScents Pet Odor Remover Spray is up to the task. All you have to do is clean up the spot, then soak it with the spray. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then dry the residual spray with a paper towel or cloth.
Not only will the odor be taken care of, but the spray will continue to protect that same spot for several weeks!
Note: If you’re not able to completely remove odor from that favorite pillow, the odor compounds may have migrated into the interior of the pillow. If possible, take off the cover and spray the cushion inside.
Vinegar is acidic and can neutralize some of the alkaline compounds in dog urine. Unfortunately it won’t break down everything, and your dog may be able to tell…making that a more likely spot for future accidents.
Baking soda works to control bad odors by neutralizing some compounds and absorbing others (similarly to activated charcoal). Unfortunately this effect is a bit like using a fishing net – odor compounds have to float into the net to get caught. If they don’t, or the net is full, they’ll stick around.
Enzymatic sprays try to break down odor causing compounds through the use of special enzymes. Unfortunately enzymes are slow, specialized to only working on very specific things, and are fragile (different things in your environment, like temperature, can make them less effective).
How to Get Rid of Dog Breath
Dog breath can be pretty awful, depending on your dog’s breed, how dirty their teeth are, their diet, and whether they have any health conditions. Here’s the best way to treat it.
Destroy Odor Compounds & Promote Oral Health with NonScents Dog Oral Spray
NonScents Dog Oral Spray is easy to use, effective, and helps keep your dog’s mouth healthy in addition to fighting bad breath! Just lift up your dog’s lips and spray into their teeth/mouth once on each side. While they may be startled by the spraying sound & sensation at first, most dogs enjoy the spray because of its slightly salty flavor.
Brush Their Teeth with Canine Toothpaste
Brushing your dog’s teeth with a vet-approved toothpaste is always a good idea – it promotes better breath, but it also has several positive effects on your dog’s health – not only does tooth decay hurt, but the bacteria it produces can actually harm other parts of your dog.
Of course, brushing a dog’s teeth takes time (and sometimes they wiggle a lot), so using NonScents Dog Oral Spray between brushings can help keep their breath smelling great.
You should also be sure and have your dog’s teeth cleaned by a vet regularly (as often as recommended by your vet - many recommend once a year) – your dog needs to go to the dentist too!
Important Note: Never use human toothpaste on your dog, as they can contain ingredients that are poisonous to canines.
Freshen Their Breath with Parsley or Dog Teeth Cleaning Treats
Add chopped fresh parsley leaves to your dog’s food to help fight bad breath. Of course, not all dogs like the bitter flavor of parsley, and this is only a temporary solution.
There are chew toys and special treats on the market designed to help clean dog’s teeth & freshen their breath as well.
Important Note: Never give your dog human breath mints or similar products, many of them contain ingredients (like some artificial sweeteners) that are poisonous to dogs.