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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-20-2008, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Eliminating kennel odor???

Hi everyone,

Our dogs have a generous kennel area (runs the length of the house) that obviously doesn't smell pretty. Six years and four GSDs have left their mark. We obviously love dogs and the "kennel smell" is something we're used to...but we listed our house on the market two weeks ago and one person complained about the "troubling, foul dog smell."

Do you have any suggestions and/or know of any products that could eliminate the odor? I've tried bleach, but the effects are temporary and the bleach fumes are, I think, worse than the actual smell.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Eliminating kennel odor???

try oxyclean

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Re: Eliminating kennel odor???

Oxyclean is definitely worth a shot. Or any of the enzymatic cleaners on the market made just for this sort of thing, like Simple Solution or Nature's Miracle. Saturate the area very well, then hose off thoroughly before it dries.


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Re: Eliminating kennel odor???

You could try vinegar. There is also this stuff called Castrol Super Clean that cleans really well but I don't know if it would remove the odor. Good luck!

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Sorry for being MIA. Hectic days.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for suggesting OxyClean. It was inexpensive and worked like magic. I was truly amazed and will always have some on hand.
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Re: Eliminating kennel odor???

I know Odo-Ban takes care of old urine odors, but am not sure if it would work outdoors if the area is dirt/grass.

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We use cedar chips in our kennel, maybe put some of those in areas of the home, hidden?
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Re: Eliminating kennel odor???

I would like to know how long the oxyclean lasts. I've been using Odorclean and it only lasts for a few days also. Much more pleasant smell than bleach though.


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Re: Eliminating kennel odor???

Hello. The OxyClean doesn't last long...two days max in our case (we have two GSDs)...but it's perfect for a quick clean before showings and given the price ($6 - I think), I can afford to use it frequently.
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Re: Eliminating kennel odor???

IMHO, Roccal-D is by far the best deodorizer/disinfectant for kennels, and it smells great. It is terribly expensive (apx $100 a gallon), but it is a concentrate and will last a LOOONG time, especially if you only use once a week or so for deodorizing, or even just before the house is being shown. It is best used with a garden sprayer that attaches to a water hose, with a dilution control so you use it sparingly per label instructions.

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