Best Dog Deodorizers in 2020



Rescue One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner & Deodorizer, Concentrate Bottle  (1 Gallon) Review:


I volunteer at an animal shelter, and about six months ago we changed cleaning/disinfecting protocols. We used to use trifectant for general cleaning and disinfecting, and also used bleach in parvo/panleuk/ringworm quarantine areas. Switching over to Accel (now Rescue) was one of the best moves we could have made. This stuff is great! I can now foster ringworm cats and kittens without having to disinfect with bleach (with its noxious fumes and the toll it takes on textiles and other surfaces). Rescue kills the ringworm and is so much safer and more pleasant to use; it's been a real game-changer. It also doesn't leave behind the unsightly yellow residue trifectant does, and, as a liquid, it's easier and safer to mix than trifectant.

I was taking small amounts of concentrate home from the shelter to use in my foster room, but decided to break down and buy some to use when cleaning up after my own cats. A gallon of it is expensive, but since it's concentrated, it goes a long way. It's been very helpful in cleaning and deodorizing litter boxes as well as carriers. The plastic absorbs odors, and I was beginning to think I'd never get them really, truly clean, but Rescue does the job. Great stuff!



WAHL Deodorizing & Refreshing Pet Deodorant for Dogs - Eucalyptus & Spearmint for Coat Shine & Strengthening Review:


This really seems to cover up the normal doggy odor that my dog gets in between baths. I don't want to bathe him too often so this stuff works great to extend the time in between baths. The only downside is that my dog absolutely hates being sprayed with it which makes application very difficult. As soon as he sees me coming with the bottle he will run away. So, I have to spray it on a rag and wipe him down with it. Maybe some kind of applicator that doesn't require spraying could be included in future versions. Scent is very light and fades after a few hours, but very effectively masks odor for several days.



TropiClean Fresh Breath Plaque Remover Pet Water Additive 33.8oz - Packaging May Vary Review:


This stuff is beyond AMAZING! We live with a 12 1/2 year old Olde English Bulldog. Even though we faithfully brush her teeth, Her breath odor has been horrid. We asked a lot of vets & pet-owners to recommend something to help with the odor problem. We got LOTS of different answers. But at least 6 people mentioned Tropiclean, so we bought a bottle. After about a month of use, we noticed an improvement. At the end of 6 weeks the funkiness was not totally gone; but there was a huge improvement. Her teeth look whiter to me and she definitely has less tatar. Now we swear by this stuff and are ordering it in multiple bottles! Since she is a Bulldog, everytime she drinks, she drools in her water bowl. Then I have to clean and refill her bowl with fresh water + another capful of Tropiclean. Another selling point for us is the fact that it is safe for cats as well as dogs. This is important because we are a multi-pet household.



Pure Nature Pets Turf and Kennel Deodorizer, 25-Pound Review:


I am so glad I found this turf infill! It makes a big difference.
Here is my story so you can see if this product is what you are looking for:

I have a townhome with a deck and very small "yard". I fixed up the landscaping with a 4'x7' Artficial turf cut in shape of oval. This was to be used freely by our Boston Terrier. This was my first time setting up artificial turf so I didnt even think of whether or not odor would be a problem. I just assumed this was an easy way around real grass. I was in for an unpleasant surprise! At first I didn't think anything of maintenance except for obviously picking up my dogs poop right away which we have always been on top of. Then I noticed the grass wreaked something terrible! It could even easily be smelt around the outside of our fenced in deck area.. I started hosing the entire grass down regularly, drenching it, to help drain all the excrements.. did almost nothing.. Started spraying with undiluted vinegar heavy then drenching with hose... This started to help for a day or two when I would treat it then odor came back full force. I needed to find something different and knew I didn't want to try to hose the turf down somehow during winter too..

I liked the idea of spreading infill and basically leaving it... so I spread it with a seed broadcaster, to an extent I thought was heavy. I bought two 25 lbs bags thinking one wouldn't cut it but I got solid coverage with a little left over from one bag. This amount also required vigorous effort to blend it in with a push broom down into the turf...

Now the odor is gone ever since I put it down! Took strong wiffs of the air close to the turf and the whole area smells clean! No change in the extent our dog uses it!... As a matter of fact, not to gross anyone out, but my dog had diarrhea for a few days and we have been picking up as best as possible but it is in need of further hosing... Even still the odor is completely under control!

Completely recommended for anyone in similar circumstances as mine!



Arm & Hammer Super Deodorizing Review:


I wanted to buy this product so I had something to use when my dogs get a little stinky but don’t want to spend hours bathing them. So far it’s been great! I have a longer haired dog and the scent seems to linger a bit longer on her than my shorter haired dog. I have dry shampoo that I’ve used with them in the last, but massaging it into their fur with my hands made my hands smell strongly for hours despite washing them..this product is so simple because you don’t even need to get your hands dirty. The smell is pleasant, it’s not overly perfumey or obnoxious. I’m always hesitant to buy things online that I can’t smell in person, but I would buy this again. The price is great and it comes in handy! I would recommend this!



Arm & Hammer Super Deodorizing Review:


I wanted to buy this product so I had something to use when my dogs get a little stinky but don’t want to spend hours bathing them. So far it’s been great! I have a longer haired dog and the scent seems to linger a bit longer on her than my shorter haired dog. I have dry shampoo that I’ve used with them in the last, but massaging it into their fur with my hands made my hands smell strongly for hours despite washing them..this product is so simple because you don’t even need to get your hands dirty. The smell is pleasant, it’s not overly perfumey or obnoxious. I’m always hesitant to buy things online that I can’t smell in person, but I would buy this again. The price is great and it comes in handy! I would recommend this!



Pet Odor Exterminator Candle, Barkery 13oz jar Review:


I purchased this candle to help eliminate the musty puppy smell in my bedroom. I have tried regular candles or candle melts and it does not seem to help.
I read a few reviews about this company so I thought i would try them out. and I was not disappointed. The smell of the candle is so pronounced it does not even give the slightest smell that there are dogs in the bedroom. Its strong enough you can smell the scent down the hall a bit. but i love how it fill up my entire room. it worked so well I bought another one for our bathroom. The puppies dont spend anytime in there but i love how it HONESTLY eliminates odors in general its perfect for the bathroom smells also :)

it does have another scent to it, its sweet but then it has a bit of a chemically, or soap kind of smell. Like whatever the indigents are to help eliminate the odors. its not a horrible smell but you can smell something besides the sweet starwberries..

I would recommend this product for sure!! even just to use in your house with our without dogs. its that strong! but i like strong scents. I want to smell a fresh house rather than a closed up box.



Nilodor Tap A Drop Original Review:


I think this is the same stuff that we used in a hospital that I worked at years ago. It does have a strong smell initially but it handles some pretty rank odors. My kitchen garbage can was a bit ripe, even after the trash was taken out. The weather was horrendous and I didn't feel like taking it outside to scrub it out so I tried two drops of this and the stink was gone. It does have a strong smell that dissipates over a day or so but it seems to remove rather than mask stinky odors. When I used this (if it was this) at the hospital way back when, we would put a drop or two on a cotton ball in a med cup when needed and it did do a good job of freshening up patient rooms on those occasions when it was needed.



Perfect Coat Deodorizing Bath Wipes for Dogs, 100-Count (J7141TL) Review:


This stuff is great. My roomie complains about (her/ my???...) Germain Shepherd being stinky all the time. He's an outdoor dog and requires a lot of brushing and grooming. He also prefers to be outside because he gets too hot in the house. SO... these wipes are our compromise between official baths and professional grooming. Especially during the winter when the dog takes too long to dry off. That winter undercoat is a real challenge and I hate to leave him damp during cold weather.

The only problem I have with the 2 times I've purchased them is that the pop top opening always partially breaks away so I have to tape it down or put it in a separate zip lock back to keep the wipes from drying off.

Otherwise this is a great, quick drying, and nicely scented product.



Burt's Bees for Dogs Natural Deodorizing Shampoo Review:


Almost all of the deodorizing shampoos I've smelled at pet stores have strong perfumes that seem to try to overwhelm odors rather than get rid of them. I don't like strong perfumes myself so I can't imagine how much dogs probably hate them, with their strong olfactory abilities and preference for dead animal smell rather than flowers! So I was happy to find this shampoo with only a mild shampoo smell and I was even happier when I tried it and it not only took away the doggy smell but also left his coat feeling really soft and fluffy ( he's a Great Bernese ). He's an 11 month old puppy now so his adult coat hasn't come in all the way yet but he still has a lot of hair! And it stays soft and fluffy and clean smelling for weeks unless I accidentally let him get into something smelly. The doggy smell will come back if he gets really hot or wet, but when he cools off /dries off he's back to smelling good - I don't know if that's common with other dogs or that's just him. But I'm glad I found a shampoo that can keep him smelling good without all the perfumes!