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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

All Natural Pet Urine Odor Removal


Ok - let's just put it out there.  I love animals.  Actually I love almost any animal!  Good thing for my family we live in the city or we would have horses, chickens, goats and more.

Here is one problem that I have.  I am a complete sucker for rescue animals.  As a result we have 3 dogs and 1 cat.  Two of the dogs are rescue dogs and the cat is also a rescue.  We don't go to pet adoptions anymore.  When we got Murphy, my husband dropped me off at the door.  When he walked in I was cuddling this little bundle of fur.  He knew it was all over - that dog was ours!  I just cannot look into those deep brown eyes and leave them there.  Lucy was our latest addition to the zoo.  I held her and just could not leave her behind.
Lucy's Adoption

Murphy - The Old Man
This is Murphy - he is the old man and a rescue dog.  German Shepherd and Norwegian Elkhound mix.
Murphy doesn't like being in his kennel and his legs are starting to get tired.  Sometimes I think he doesn't like to go down the stairs to go to the bathroom.  So, yes, you guessed it, he goes in the house.

There is one spot in the house that seems to be a favorite.  Maybe it isn't him.  Maybe it is one of these 3?

Lucy, Tigger & Zeke
We have tried everything, commercial carpet cleaners, store bought and many other things.  When it got warm this summer the room was unbearable.   We tried many "natural" solutions and NOTHING WORKED.  Until we stumbled on this combination:


I used a spray bottle with a funnel to avoid spilling. I am good at spilling things

Add the following to a spray bottle.  

  • Shake before using
  • Test a small amount of area to be cleaned to be sure it doesn't affect color
  • Put the baking soda in the funnel first (while it is dry)
  • The liquids will wash down the baking soda
  • You could use any citrus oil - lemon, grapefruit, but I prefer orange
Generously spray the area and let it dry. Once dry, vacuum as usual.  You may have to apply multiple times for heavily soiled areas.

Here is the beauty - no harmful chemicals for those 4 legged fur babies!

Now we can get another pet! 


  1. It’s nice to know that you guys are fond of animals, and that they find comfort in your company. Anyway, this are really useful tips, and I bet they’re quite effective. Thanks for sharing this with us, Lori. All the best!

    Bernadette Howell @ Allergy Relief Store

  2. Thank you Bernadette! I am glad you found the tips useful.

  3. Thanks guys, really enjoyed the post. Definitely taking your advice! Added your blog to my favourites, thanks again.
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