Neutralize Pet Odors

Pets tend to return to the same place in the house when they make their
periodic pee and other mistakes. Pets have an excellent sense of smell; in fact, they can smell the
residue from their previous error, and this makes them feel as if that marks
the spot for the next error.

Neutralize the odor by alternating baking soda and vinegar. I always
follow cleaning up a pet mess by sprinkling the area with baking soda,
leaving that overnight, and then sweeping or vacuuming it up.

Pet urine often
has both acidic and alkaline components, so the next step is to neutralize the
alkaline baking soda and residual alkaline odor using a strong vinegar wash;
I use 2 cups of white distilled vinegar to 1 gallon of water.

Wash the area
with the vinegar wash, and then rinse. The strong smell of the vinegar will
dissipate in a few hours.

By Annie B. Bond

59 comments

Vance E.
Vance Edwrads1 years ago

I just moved, and the previous tenant had cats and also smoked the; odors were throughout the house. The landlord compensated me for repainting all the interior walls, I added the Ionic Paint Additive by Air-ReNu that a friend recommended and thankfully, the house stays smelling clean and fresh. One application works continuously and will last for 10-12 years.

James Berryhill
James Berryhill2 years ago

Great

Shannah Slagle
Shannah Slagle2 years ago

Good to know

Jackson E.
Jackson E.2 years ago

WORST advice ever. Vinegar has some of the same chemical compounds as cat urine. Because of this, if the cat smells the vinegar, it will pee there. Sorry, but the basking powder won't hide this from your cat. FAIL.

Use something like Genesis 950 and clean it right the first time.

Jackson E.
Jackson E.2 years ago

WORST advice ever. Vinegar has some of the same chemical compounds as cat urine. Because of this, if the cat smells the vinegar, it will be there. Sorry, but the basking powder won't hide this from your cat. FAIL.

Use something like Genesis 950 and clean it right the first time.

Chazz York jr
Chazz York3 years ago

This article will come in very handy. I am glad I found it.

Malgorzata Zmuda
Malgorzata Zmuda3 years ago

spróbuję, dzieki

Patty B.
Patty B.3 years ago

Good advice. I usually clean now with vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
I also buy the pine pellets for the litter box.

Lisa S.
Lisa S.3 years ago

The kitty looks like my cat, Buster.

Nice article.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for the article