Asked on May 17, 2018

Dog kennel odor smell

by Nan
my dogs kennel is made out of heavy duty plastic. How can I get the dog smell out? I have tried everything. it seems the plastic absorbs the dog odor.

  6 answers
  • Try vinegar. Vinegar solves everything in my world.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on May 17, 2018

    Plastic is very bad for absorbing urine. Here are two other options to try.... 1) peroxide. It can get in and actually explode any cells of biological material. 2) in the grocery store there are plastic cleaners right beside the automatic dish detergent. They are designed to use in the dishwasher, but I'd be inclined to soak the plastic with it mixed with hot water

  • Sharon Sharon on May 17, 2018

    I would also say use a pet enzyme cleaner, like Nature's Miracle. Then I would add some bedding material down over the plastic so it doesn't absorb it like a pet pee pad, loose wood chips, straw. Is this a crate? I've never seen a dog run made of plastic.

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    • Sharon Sharon on May 19, 2018

      Try putting a pee pad down on the crate floor, and throw one of those astro turf door matts in there. When your puppy/dog has an accident, remove pad to trash, and put the crate and puppy in the tub and bath both.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 17, 2018

    Try some vinegar, let it sit. It is really good to take out urine odors, so it should work for doggy odors. Just spray it all over the inside and let it sit for a while and rinse it or just let it dry naturally. I have a large plastic dog house and it likes to accumulate odors, too. Maybe that is why none of the dogs like it, it smells too quickly.

  • Gail Gail on May 17, 2018

    Have you tried Nature's Miracle, which contains both bacteria and enzymes? I buy it at Petco or Petsmart. I saved a couch once, and a bed once. Not sure about plastic, tho'.

  • Camille McGhee Camille McGhee on Mar 29, 2021

    All the tips are super helpful but I was also wondering what I could use to make my dog's kennel smell fresh or smell gr8. I do use dog training pads but my dog just tears them up