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Jun 23, 2012

Pet Odor Removal

 
As an autism mom, I'm grateful  for ideas on how to remove pet odors...or potty training kid odors at my house.  I have combined recipes from different sources I read online and came up with the recipe below:

1 part distilled vinegar
1 part Listerine
2 parts water
2 drops dish soap.

I put some in a spray bottle for the furniture and put the rest in the carpet shampooer.  I had tried vinegar before to get out the smell, but vinegar really smells almost as bad.  This combination leaves a nice, minty-ish smell that is much more pleasant.  I was very happy with the results.  Hooray!  I'm sure I will get plenty of use out of this recipe.

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  1. I just used this method with the addition of some baking soda sprinkled over it and the rubbed in a little. I didnt use the peroxide either so I doubled the parts of Listerine and water. Here's hoping to a good result but I will say as of this moment I don't smell anything but minty freshness. Since this is on a microfiber couch, if there is still a stain, I ran across another tip to spray it down with straight rubbing alcohol, dry and then brush out with a kitchen bristle. Thanks again

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  2. My dog is always all over the place in my house, especially the couch. These tips were great but with my dog, the smell kept coming back (he runs around the house like a mad-dog). But, what worked for me was this spray from this site i found called cleanstuff.com, I swear by it now to get rid of all the odor from my lab in the house

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  3. I am so glad I found this online, I had previously "pinned" the link on Pinterest for the recipe that firsthomelovelife.com posted on their site. I had used it and it worked, did not keep the recipe I had written down, because I "pinned" it, went back to reference it and and now she wants people to pay $2.99 for the e-book that she has the recipe in, as well as other tips etc. for dog issues. I just wanted to find the recipe again and not buy a e-book! ( at least not until I know what else is in the file! I am so glad you mention the original formula/recipe here on your blog, however I will now try your version! :)

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    2. I pinned the same thing thinking I could always come back to it later. Where is the original recipe here?

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  4. Trying now. I had read somewhere that Listerine & water solutions sprayed on the area & covered with a newspaper works. I have 2 cats that pee on my absorbent rugs or towels that we use when we step out of the shower. I usually throw them away, but now the floor smells badly of ammonia. So I'm going to try some of these things & cover with a newspaper right now.

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  5. I also read to absorb it with newspaper but I am concerned about staining with the newspaper. I have a light tan microfiber couch. Has anyone tried this or know if this will happen??? Thanks!

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    1. I used newspaper, and it did fine. No stains.

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