Dog Odor in a Car


I just got a car and had the interior cleaned because of dog odor. Now the car smells just as bad or even worst. What can I do to get rid of the smell? I've tried fabreeze, air refreshners and so far nothing. Help!

Sharmaine from Ontario, Canada


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By Shari (Guest Post) 12/06/2006

Worth a try but maybe put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the car down and see if that takes it away

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By Shonda (Guest Post) 12/06/2006

Try a pan of charcoal, placed in the floor of your car. I know this removes odors.Leave windows down when you can, this will also help. Good luck.

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By Rosa (Guest Post) 12/06/2006

Try putting some vanilla on cotton balls and putting them around various parts of your car, works every time. We went crabbing one time, and took 2 days to get home, fridge in camper, coolers and camper smelled like crabs, after 2 or 3 days of vanilla filled cotton balls , change daily, smell was all gone ! I even keep a cotton ball on the window sills in house for a nice smell in house, we have 3 kitty pans and 2 BIG dogs in the house , and no critter smell at all. Give it a try, you have nothing to loose except some vanilla and cotton balls. :-) rose

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By Jennifer (Guest Post) 12/07/2006

You can get some spray at the pet store called "Nature's Miracle". It is an enzyme cleaner that will get rid of that indescribable doggey odor!

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By Martin Meyer 7 01/22/2007

As you have already found out, dog body odor is a really tough odor to remove however, I have been very successful with OdorXit Magic. It is not permanent, but it does kill the odor for 2 to 12 weeks.

There is another product that is not yet available (but will be soon) that will do the job permanently called OdorXit ClO2. It is an amazing product that I hope to have on the market in just a few says.


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By KenG 3 10/21/2008

Found a product called Innofresh auto odor eliminator at Checker auto. The clerk really recommended it and I love it. Totally fragrance free so not just covering up the smell with some fragrance. I used several in the car since odor was pretty bad from dogs and spilled stuff. Worked great. I just buy on line at www.innofresh.com

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