Eliminating Pet Odors from a Car

How to Eliminate Pet Odors in Your Car

Does your car reek of pet odors?

We love our furry friends, but they can do a number on our vehicles. For us lucky few, it’s just dander and general animal funk. For the unlucky, foul “pet” odors come from mud, vomit, poop, urine, and everything in between.

For those in the latter category, I’m sure you’ve considered just torching your car and buying a new one.

But there is hope that your vehicle won’t be a smelly mess forever.


3 Tips to Remove Pet Odors


1. Get to the Heart of the Problem

Attack stains and embedded grossness first. This will help remove any residue of mud, organic matter, vomit, poop, and the like that might be contributing to the bad smell.

Use a heavy-duty, odor-free cleaner. You don’t want your cleaning supplies to mix with the nasty amalgam of other odors in your car.


2. Clean, Clean, Clean

Once you have taken care of cleaning the obvious stains and other suspicious dirtiness, it’s time to get to deep cleaning.

Pet odors can linger on surfaces throughout your vehicle. Make sure you vacuum, clean the upholstery, and wipe down all surfaces.

Again, avoid cleaning products with heavy perfumes. They do nothing but attempt to cover foul smells. Instead of helping, they often add another layer to the funk.

While you’re deep cleaning, go ahead and change out your cabin air filter if your car has one. These filters can absorb and be the cause of odors when they aren’t changed regularly.


3. Eliminate Odors at the Source

Dead Scent for cars is the ultimate solution to remove foul smells, especially odors due to pets. It’s a professional strength deodorizer that’s easy to use and mess-free.

It uses chlorine dioxide with water to create a gas that is powerful and selective. It destroys the cell walls of both smells and organics, rendering them odorless. It even works on mold, bacteria, and viruses.

It’s super powerful at removing clinging odors caused by pets. The best part is it breaks down into salt and water, so it’s safe for people, pets, and the environment.

Now it’s time to eliminate the pet stink for good.

3 Things to Avoid When Removing Pet Odors


1. Air fresheners

Air fresheners do nothing but mask odors. Your car may smell better for a little while, but the pet smells always come back.

2. Too many cleaners

Avoid using a ton of different cleaners with different perfumes. They can mix together to make matters worse.

3. Avoidance

Take the time to clean your car regularly. Avoiding the problem can only make matters worse. If your pet has an accident or gets sick, clean things up right away.



Pets can bring so much joy to our lives … but they can also leave a lot of stink behind. With Dead Scent in your arsenal, you can rest assured that you can remove any foul odors Fido and company leave behind.