What’s That Smell? Best Pet Odor Neutralizer For Pets & Homes

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Finger Spritzing SprayDoes your dog smell “ripe” in between baths? Other than bathing our pups nearly every day, how can we eliminate their offending odor? Use a scented or unscented dog odor eliminator. Some of the products even double as neutralizers for floors, furniture and carpets.

Even though these odor neutralizers can help, they still don’t replace the need for regular bathing. Our dog bathing tips will help you keep your pup’s odor to a minimum.

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Top 3 Pet Odor Neutralizers

Aromatherapy Freshening & Shining Spray For Pets Review

Aromatherapy Freshening & Shining Spray For Pets#1

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This Aromatherapy Freshening Spray will not only remove that odor from your dog’s coat, but it also has aromatherapy benefits. Among the list of ingredients is lavender oil which fights against bacteria, chamomile oil which is good for dogs with eczema, and aloe vera which is an anti-inflammatory agent and soothes irritated skin.

This spray has a great scent and is cruelty-free, which are reasons why it’s our pick for the best pet odor eliminator.

Pros

Cons

  • Made in the USA
  • Paraben-free, dye-free and cruelty-free
  • Cleans coat and leaves it shiny
  • Rehydrates sensitive, dry skin
  • Some pet parents say it helps calm their dog
  • Should not use on cats (spray bed instead)

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Paw Choice Dry Dog Shampoo Review

Paw Choice Dry Dog Shampoo#2

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Unlike our #1 pick, this Paw Choice Dry Dog Shampoo is a pomegranate, mango-scented foam mousse that you massage into your dog’s coat and let air dry. There is no water required, but it does require a little more work than the typical spray bottle.

However, pet parents are pleased with the performance of this mousse. Paw Choice claims that this mousse is better than a spray or cologne because it eliminates the odor and doesn’t just mask it.

Pros

Cons

  • Made in the USA
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Cruelty free
  • Removes odor-causing bacteria
  • Good for sensitive skin
  • Unsure about use on cats, it says not for internal ingestion on the bottle
  • Not as quick to apply as a spray is

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Sofee & Co. Dog Deodorizing Spray Review

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Sofee & Co. Dog Deodorizing SpraView on Amazon

This non-toxic deodorizing spray is another good option to consider for use on pets, their bedding, furniture and carpets. It has a white pear scent that’s pleasing but not overpowering.

Sofee & Co. spray is made from all natural ingredients,  with no parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, phthalates or artificial dyes. And it’s safe for every-day use.

Pros

Cons

  • Made in the USA
  • Paraben-free and cruelty-free
  • Can be used on bedding, couches and dogs
  • Safe for cats, puppies and kittens
  • Some consumers say the scent doesn’t last long enough

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Other Pet Odor Neutralizer Reviews

We reviewed some other pet odor eliminator products that didn’t make our top 3 list but are popular among consumers.

FURminator | Oxyfresh

FURminator deOdorizing Waterless Dog Spray Review

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This waterless dog spray will keep your pup smelling good in between baths. It can be used for both cats and dogs and is made in the United States. The biggest complaint is that this spray is not scent-free.

Some customers liken this spray to Febreze — it masks the odor with another scent. And similar to Febreze, it isn’t a long-term solution, only temporary.

Pros

Cons

  • Made in the USA
  • Paraben-free, chemical-free
  • Loosens dead undercoat
  • Can be used on cats
  • Doesn’t last as long as others
  • Masks the odor

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Oxyfresh Pet Deordorizer Review

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This vet-recommended odor neutralizer is a great option if you’re looking for a spray with no harsh scent. Oxyfresh does a good job of eliminating odors rather than just masking them. It even proves effective on cat urine and litter boxes.

Pros

Cons

  • Made in the USA
  • Paraben-free and cruelty-free
  • Can spray on pets, carpets, bedding, furniture and more
  • Safe for dogs and cats
  • Little consumer feedback

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Why Do Dogs Smell So Bad?

Ever wondered why the infamous “wet dog smell” is so strong? This video explains why yeast and bacteria cause this raunchy smell.

How Do I Keep My Home Smelling Fresh?

Is your pup prone to peeing where they shouldn’t? Tired of your house stinking? Before you can treat the pee odor, you’ll need to know exactly where it is. The best way to clearly identify the entire stain is to use a UV flashlight. Then you can remove all traces of the pee. Check out our article on how to get dog pee out of carpet.

Do you have any tricks on how to get rid of your dog’s stench?

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Growing up, Kimberly used to get the sniffles when she was around dogs. Thankfully, she grew out of her allergy and is now able to play and snuggle with dogs as much as she wants! She and her husband adopted Sally, a four-year-old hound mix, in early 2017, and she has brought so much joy into their lives. Life as pet parents has been very rewarding.

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I am a dog sitter for a pup a few times a week regularly and I’ve noticed that even long after the dog is gone I still smell its scent. I’ve tried regular air freshers like Fabreeze but still no luck getting it to go away. I’m desperate for anything!