How Do You Deodorize a Dog Kennel?

An enclosed dog kennel can quickly become smelly. But regular cleaning will ensure your pets remain healthy while leaving your home smelling pleasant.

Before beginning to clean their kennel, remove your dog. As any changes in bedding or moving of food and water bowls could make them anxious or disturbing toys can also add stress.

Clean the Kennel

Cleaning a kennel regularly is vital in order to prevent dangerous bacteria and unpleasant smells from taking hold and spreading across your pet’s territory. Treating with an EPA-registered disinfectant will keep your pup healthy while saving on veterinarian bills; an unsanitary environment provides breeding grounds for illness-causing microorganisms like Staph, MRSA, and parvo – so make sure that regular disinfection of their place of rest prevents diseases that could arise such as these!

At first, remove all removable items from the kennel such as toys, blankets, beds and food and water bowls before scooping any solid waste and sweeping up dust, dirt and hair from it. Next wash reusable items, such as food and water bowls by soaking them in a solution of diluted cleaning agent and then washing or running through a dishwasher; don’t forget any roof or wall areas above your dog’s height that need to be scrubbed too! Finally rinse your entire kennel thoroughly using clean water using either hose or sprayer while inspecting all corners for debris or cleaning agent residue – these areas could contain germs!

Use a scrub brush to access all corners and crevices of the kennel, paying particular attention to any areas where dogs might have defecated or urinated. After scrubbing, wipe all surfaces using a cloth soaked with cleaning solution before wiping down with dry toweling afterwards – never mix cleaning products, as their combination may produce dangerous chemical reactions that could threaten both you and your pet’s wellbeing.

Once your kennel has been thoroughly disinfected and dried completely before returning your dog. Furthermore, it’s a good idea to rinse all tools and equipment – such as brushes, rags, squeegees and mop heads – in diluted cleaning solution, as they could spread disease-causing bacteria throughout the kennel and infect your pup.

Be sure to dilute and apply cleaning agents according to manufacturer specifications when cleaning kennels, as too much cleaner may corrode metal cages, burn your pets or cause other serious complications. Also test its effectiveness on an inconspicuous area of the kennel as well as some food or bedding from your pet before applying a cleaner in full force.

Disinfect the Kennel

Kennels must be cleaned prior to returning a dog back into them in either a domestic or commercial environment, regardless of where the kennels are located. First step should be removing the animal, either moving it temporarily to another kennel, the outdoor run attached to its kennel, your house for cleaning purposes or another place during this process. Next, sort through its contents for solid waste before washing bowls and toys in hot soapy water using hot detergent solution according to label instructions of detergent used. Be sure to discard chewed-up toys before washing bedding according to label directions of detergent used according to label instructions of detergent used!

Once the kennel is empty, spray it down with a disinfectant such as 1:32 bleach solution, vinegar and water mixture or commercially available disinfectants. Next, scrub with a long handled brush (to ensure thorough coverage), paying particular attention to areas where dogs sleep or eat.

As soon as you’re finished scrubbing surfaces, make sure that all surfaces are rinsed off thoroughly to remove any cleaning residue, as your dog could lick it off and become sick from this exposure. It is also important to pay close attention to all corners and crevices of their kennel where bacteria could hide out and thrive.

Moisture provides the ideal conditions for bacteria growth, so it is crucial that kennels be as dry as possible after cleaning and disinfecting. After scrubbing and disinfecting, allow it to air dry for at least an hour to kill any remaining germs and avoid urine-scented air drying times. This will prevent your dog’s kennel smelling like urine again!

Once your kennel has been properly cleaned and disinfected, it’s time to return the animals back home or commercial facilities. Before doing this, give each dog a quick sniff with either your hand or cloth to make sure that there are no vinegar odors present that might cause discomfort for them. Also sanitize all cleaning supplies like brushes, squeegees and mop heads before giving each kennel its final rinse in warm water followed by air drying for one hour before giving each final inspection pass with warm water for best results.

Remove the Smell

An unclean kennel can pose serious threats to dog health. One such illness, parvo, is a deadly virus that attacks cells in their intestine and prevents them from absorbing essential nutrients, particularly puppies who are especially prone to this virus. Kennels that are neglected will quickly become full of urine and feces smell if left without maintenance and cleaning, creating an ideal breeding ground for diseases to spread more rapidly.

Oxyfresh Kennel & Crate Cleaner provides an effective, safe and quick way of deodorizing kennels containing multiple dogs. While vinegar and baking soda may work to mask smells from these environments, their effects won’t suffice in combatting their smells. To properly manage this odor problem. A professional deodorizer such as Oxyfresh Kennel & Crate Cleaner provides the solution needed.

First, remove all organic matter such as feces and hair from the kennel using hot water with an enzymatic detergent solution, using a long-handled brush to scrub its interior (pay special attention to corners and cracks) then wash out with hot water using an enzymatic detergent solution before rinsing thoroughly and air drying afterwards.

If you own multiple kennels, you may need to temporarily move your pup elsewhere while cleaning it. As part of your inspection, remove food and water dishes, toys, bedding and bedding items made of fabric (if applicable) before spraying with a sanitizing solution and air drying before returning them back into their respective kennels. Finally, spray disinfectant on all surfaces in the kennel for 30 minutes (as stated on its product label).

Once your kennel is clean and odor-free, it’s essential to maintain it that way. Regularly wipe down surfaces including floors and walls before wiping down beds as needed, blankets or pillows used by your dog for sleeping, natural deodorizers like activated charcoal can absorb any unpleasant odors; while essential oils with antibacterial qualities can also reduce odors when added directly onto surfaces in kennels via diffuser or other methods.

Refresh the Kennel

Maintaining the cleanliness and disinfection of kennels helps to eliminate bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that produce unpleasant odors, though cleaning alone will not eliminate them; organic matter trapped on surfaces often gives off its own unique odors.

Regularly washing the kennel, soft toys, and blankets helps get rid of those pesky scents left behind from previous trips outside. The ideal washing method depends on the material; most dog beds and kennel pads can be machine washed using pet-safe laundry detergent; blankets and toys may need to be hand washed in warm water with some detergent as needed and scrubbed by hand over time with a sponge or rag for best results.

Cleaning kennel surfaces effectively is best achieved through removing any solid waste and then spraying the area with a solution containing disinfectant chemicals, such as bleach. Bleach should always be diluted first before being rinsed off properly before being used again in a kennel; other chemical cleaners like acetone may have unpleasant odors and should only be used under direct supervision.

After thoroughly cleaning a kennel, it is imperative that all surfaces be dried as soon as possible to reduce moisture accumulation and prevent mold and mildew that could potentially create unpleasant odors in the home or business.

Fresh-smelling kennels not only delight pets; they send an important signal about cleanliness and safety. Studies have revealed that facilities that smell pleasant are more memorable to our brains, creating more positive associations than those which smell foul or unpleasant.

When trying to eliminate kennel odor, consider using Febreze Air Heavy Duty Pet Odor Eliminator or another commercial product like it. Spraying some Febreze on will leave your kennel with that just-cleaned smell that encourages dogs back inside after you have cleaned it, decreasing their likelihood of tracking waste into other parts of the home or yard. This can also encourage more frequent usage which helps minimize waste elimination in other places around your home or yard.