How to Remove Dog Smell from Your Car

Undoubtedly, you adore your pet, but we must admit that the smell of dogs, especially those of large breeds, can be very intense and even annoying for some people. When the animal is in an open space, it is possible not to feel its aroma so much, but what happens when we take it for a car ride?

 Sometimes the smell left by the dogs is concentrated in that closed space, and it seems to us that it will be impossible to eliminate it. However, some tricks will help you to achieve it. We explain how to remove dog smell from your car effectively.

Step One

You must keep in mind that removing the dog smell from the car is a job that usually requires some dedication. However, it is well worth trying because the results will be a new vehicle free of canine aromas.

Step Two

When the dog lets go of hair, its smell becomes much more concentrated in the vehicle, so before applying any trick, you must first remove these residues. Otherwise, the car will continue to smell bad. The fastest and simplest way to do it is with a vacuum cleaner. It is advisable to vacuum all the seats and the carpets of the vehicle until you make sure that you have removed all the fur.

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If you do not own a vacuum cleaner, you will have to use rolls of the used adhesive tape to remove the lint from the clothes. It will take a little longer, but you will also get good results. As for the rugs, you should shake them well. If the pet has only been in the car once or twice, this procedure and a good odor eliminator will achieve excellent results.

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Step Three

Baking soda is also a great ally to remove and absorb all kinds of smells, including your pet. You should only sprinkle a good amount of baking soda on the upholstery and carpets of your vehicle, especially in the area where your dog is usually when traveling in the car.

Let the baking soda work overnight. The next morning vacuum all the areas where you have spread the powder, then open the windows and, preferably, spray some vehicle air freshener to give it an even fresher touch. With this trick, the dog smell should disappear.

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Step Four

The vinegar is also an excellent alternative to eliminate dog odor cars effectively. Once you have removed all the hairs, you should mix white cleaning vinegar and water in equal portions.

Dampen a cloth with the mixture and clean the seats and carpets of the car very well. If your upholstery is made of fabric, the car windows must stay slightly down during the night so that it dries well. The next day, spray with air freshener to refresh your vehicle a little more.

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Step Five

But what to do if none of this works? In more extreme cases, the car upholstery and carpets will have to be cleaned very well. Special upholstery products, usually available in foam, are ideal for this procedure.

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You should spread it all over the seats and rub it with a brush to remove dirt and odors. Afterward, it is advisable to apply an odor neutralizer and an air freshener to guarantee a perfect result.

Step Six

If the smell of dog is too present, and a home upholstery cleaning is not enough to eliminate it, a professional service should be used to thoroughly clean the vehicle and make it fresh and perfect again.

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff

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