How to Get Dog Smell Out of Blanket

It is so hard to say no to your dog when they come up to you with those adorable eyes and that unbearably adorable face, right? Every pet owner will understand what I am talking about. When your dog wants to cuddle- you let them cuddle, no questions asked. Who would be crazy enough to miss out on all that pure love?

Then, after a long session of cuddling and babying your dog, you now have a blanket smelling like a four-pawed animal. It is inevitable. The odor from our dogs can get on our blankets and this smell tends to linger for a long time. To add to everything, it isn’t a really pleasant smell to have when you’re in bed.

So, like everyone who owns a furry pet, you might probably also be wondering what you can do about this indecent odor that is on your blanket.

How to Get Dog Smell Out of Blanket

Don’t worry, you don’t have to get rid of your beloved pet and, still get rid of that smell. I will try and guide you through the steps and methods to how you can achieve just this.

Getting Rid of Dog Odor from Blankets: the most trusted method

You can take my word for it when I tell you that, this method is the most trusted and the most used when it comes to treating blankets for dog odor. It is a fairly simple method and involves almost no extra work or labor.

What you will Need

You will require all the items I have listed for you to follow this easy method. Just go read through the list and see if you already have everything, or, if you need to buy some of them.

  1. To start with, you will require a half cup of your best laundry detergent powder.
  2. Then, you should have hydrogen peroxide in about one-fourth of a cup.
  3. Lastly, see that you have half a cup of white apple cider vinegar.

Steps you will need to Follow

  1. Okay, so the first step you need to follow is to first put your blanket in the washing machine for a wash. Then from here, it is just putting in all of the cleaning agents that I have mentioned one after the other.
  2. Put in half a cup of your best, reliable laundry detergent powder.
  3. Next, carefully pour on a fourth of a cup of hydrogen peroxide.
  4. And lastly, pour in a half cup of white apple cider vinegar. Remember to pour this into the fabric softener compartment of your washing machine.

Take out the blanket after the cycle has ended and take a good sniff to see if any dog odor is still lingering on it. The best chances are that it is not and, now you have a fresh blanket that is free of dog smell. Pretty simple, right?

Additional Tips for this Method

  1. I would recommend that it is best to have your blanket washed at a hot temperature in your machine. Warm water cleans wonderfully; more so than the water of normal temperature.
  2. After having your blanket washed in the washing machine, hang it outside in the sun to allow it to air-dry it. The sunlight will help further kill off any bacteria or particles which cause the stink. Plus, it will give your blanket a nice fresh, crispy feel to it.
  3. You don’t have to follow this method only for blankets, you know. You can add your bed cover, bed sheets, pillow covers and whatever else that has a dog smell on it.
  4. Another great additional tip is that you can try adding scented dryer sheets while your blanket is being washed in the machine. These scented dryer sheets will help amazingly with removing the smell from clothes. However, it is very important that you confirm the scented dryer sheets which you are using are dog-friendly and will not cause allergies for them.
  5. Apart from getting rid dog smell, it is also good hygiene practice you wash and replace your blankets more often. Not only does this ensure that you always have fresh and clean blankets available for use, but, the dog odor will not be as bad and difficult to get rid of. This is because the bacteria which cause this smell will not have a chance to gather and build up over time.
  6. This will come off as more of a tip for maintaining pets (and I agree on it kind of is), but it still will help you with blankets smelling like dogs.

See, you can bathe your dog using some specific kinds of pet shampoo. I will suggest that you go for shampoos that are honey-based or oatmeal-based. These pet shampoos are specially designed to help moisturize your pets’ skin, while also serving as a great, natural deodorizer.

In addition, you can try applying natural deodorant spray on your dog/ dogs. These natural deodorizers contain essential oils which work magically for your pets’ odor. Make sure to spray some of the natural deodorizers between each bathing.

In this way, not only will you prevent the dog smell from getting on your blankets in the first place, but also, you will now have adorable, pleasantly-scented pets running around your house.

Other Cleaning Agents to Help with Dog Smell

Just in case the method I have shared doesn’t fully work for your blankets, I have made a list of other cleaning agents which will also be as helpful for getting rid of dog smell. All of the cleaning agents I have mentioned are easily available in any convenience store and are quite affordable as well.

Here is the list:

  1. Baking soda
  2. Ozone machine
  3. Vinegar
  4. Specially designed laundry detergent
  5. Borax (oxy booster is also a good alternative)

Closing Thoughts

I know it can be hard dealing with dog smell on your bed; especially when you cannot get rid of the source of this smell itself (because it is just so adorable and loving!). That is why you can just follow my tips and find that everything will be just fine. I hope my article on how to get rid of dog smell from blankets will you.

Best of luck!

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