Get Rid of Pet Urine Smell Naturally with Baking Soda

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Whether you’re a dog mom or a cat dad, we all love our pets.

What we don’t love is the stench of urine they leave around the house.

Luckily for us, there’s a powerful stink eliminator inside our cupboards.

Baking soda is a natural odor neutralizer.

In this article, I’ll show you how to make a simple baking soda spray to neutralize the pee smell made by our loving pets.

Let’s get started.

What you’ll need:

1 tablespoon baking soda
2 cups of water
Spray bottle
Bowl or microwaveable container
Optional: 2 drops essential oil

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1. Clean the spot/item where your pet peed. Make sure you give it a good wiping.

2. Pour 2 cups of water into the bowl. Add a tablespoon of baking soda. You can add essential oils if you want (I like peppermint). Mix well with a spoon. 

mix well with spoon

3. Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle. Use a funnel if the bottle opening is narrow. Shake well.

transfer the mixture to the water bottle

4. Find the spots where your pet peed and spray away. Spray the same location at least two times per day.

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spray on grey curtain

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Baking Baking Soda to Get Rid of Pet Urine Odor

  1. Baking Soda breaks down ammonia which gives pee such a strong smell.
  2. A box of baking soda is affordable. 
  3. Most importantly, it’s natural and won’t harm our fur babies.

3 Tips to Minimize Pet Urine Odor in Your Home

  1. Clean the spot/item where your pet peed right away. The urine smell will be hard to remove if you let it soak.
  2. For dog parents, take your dogs outside for a potty break after they eat and drink. Also, consider training your dog where to pee.
  3. For cat parents, always make sure the kitty litter box is clean and odor-free. Cats don’t like doing their business on a smelly litter box. Here’s an article about using baking soda to deodorize cat litter boxes if you’re interested.
  4. Visit the vet regularly to make sure there are no underlying health issues behind your pet’s peeing habits.
Cat the culprit
The Culprit


There you go. That’s how I use a baking soda spray to get rid of the pet urine smell.

I hope you try out this simple baking soda spray.

Thank you for reading my blog.

I hope you have a great day!

-Baking Soda Guy

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Regarding Baking Soda Spray:

  1. Can I use the baking soda spray on all types of surfaces? Yes, the baking soda spray can be used on various surfaces, such as carpets, curtains, and furniture. However, it’s always recommended to spot-test the spray on a small inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage.
  2. How long does the baking soda spray’s odor-neutralizing effect last? The duration of the baking soda spray’s effect may vary depending on factors such as the severity of the pet urine smell and the surface it’s applied to. For optimal results, reapply the spray as needed, especially in areas with persistent odors.
  3. Can I use a different essential oil in the baking soda spray? Yes, you can customize the scent of the baking soda spray by using different essential oils. Lavender, eucalyptus, or citrus oils are popular choices. However, always make sure the essential oil you use is safe for pets and doesn’t pose any harm to them.

Regarding Pet Urine Odor:

  1. What if the pet urine smell persists even after using the baking soda spray? If the urine smell persists despite using the baking soda spray, it’s essential to thoroughly clean the affected area and consider using a specialized enzymatic cleaner designed specifically for pet urine odors. Enzymatic cleaners break down the urine compounds, eliminating the odor at its source.
  2. Can I use baking soda directly on the urine spot without making a spray? Yes, you can sprinkle baking soda directly on the urine spot, let it sit for some time, and then vacuum it up. While this method can help absorb some of the odors, the baking soda spray is more effective in reaching deeper into the fibers of fabrics and carpets.

Pet Care and Urine Odor Prevention:

  1. How can I prevent my pet from urinating in unwanted areas of the house? Preventing unwanted urination involves proper pet training and providing designated potty areas for your pets. Positive reinforcement and consistent training methods can help them understand where it’s appropriate to relieve themselves.
  2. Is there any specific technique for using the baking soda spray on carpets or fabric surfaces? When using the baking soda spray on carpets or fabrics, ensure that you evenly distribute the spray and allow it to penetrate the fibers. You can gently massage the sprayed area with a soft cloth or brush to work the baking soda into the material.

Safety Measures:

  1. Is baking soda safe to use around pets? Baking soda is generally safe to use around pets. However, if your pet has respiratory issues or allergies, it’s best to use the baking soda spray in a well-ventilated area or consult with a veterinarian before use.
  2. Can baking soda be harmful to pets if ingested? Baking soda is non-toxic to pets in small amounts. However, it’s best to keep pets away from the sprayed area until it has dried completely to prevent accidental ingestion.

Pet Health Concerns:

  1. What should I do if my pet’s urination habits suddenly change or become excessive? If your pet’s urination habits change suddenly, it could be a sign of an underlying health issue. In such cases, it’s essential to consult with a veterinarian to rule out any medical conditions that may be causing the change in behavior.

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