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How to Neutralize Dog Poop Smell and Take Your Yard Back

By DoodyCalls

If you're a pet owner, then you know the struggle of cleaning up your pet's poop in your yard. Not only is it an unpleasant task, but even after it's picked up, a foul odor can linger for days, making your yard unusable. Whether it's for your residential yard or a public area, getting rid of dog poop smell is crucial to maintaining a clean environment. Learn the best ways to neutralize poop smells that are safe for you and your family, so you can start enjoying your yard again!

Why does my dog's poop smell so bad?

The foul odor that comes from dog poop is due to the bacterial breakdown of proteins within the feces. This decomposition process is responsible for the unpleasant smell. The longer the droppings stay on the ground (and the more that pile up), the more pungent the smell will become, making it difficult to remove the smell entirely.

While dog poop does not necessarily have a pleasant aroma, it should typically have a mild smell. If your dog’s waste smells overly strong, there may be an underlying factor. Bad-smelling dog poop may indicate that there is something wrong with your dog's digestive system. The culprit could be a virus, bacteria, or poor diet.

What gets rid of dog poop smell in the yard?

The easiest solution to lessening the smell of dog poop in your yard is picking it up in a timely fashion. The longer the poop sits and piles up, the harder it will be to eliminate odor. Now in an ideal world, we’d have all the time to pick up our yards, or better yet, our dogs would pick up after themselves! But in the real world, dog poop pickup isn’t always your top priority. So if you find your yard still smelling even after removing the waste, there are measures that can be taken to neutralize the lingering dog doo smell.

Natural Methods:

Watering your lawn not only helps your grass grow, but it can also help to wash away odors from pet pee and poop. Regularly spraying down affected areas of your lawn can help to diminish odors. Remember to pick up poo first so it’s not spread around the yard.

There are numerous “home remedies” out there that claim to remove pet smells from the yard, including baking soda, vinegar, or dish detergent. These natural solutions, when used correctly, may help to neutralize the odor but it is important to make sure that they do not damage your grass or patio, stone, or deck surfaces.

Training your pup to “go potty” in a designated area of your yard can make clean-up and deodorizing more efficient and effective!

Commercial Methods:

Commercial yard deodorizers use formulas that break down the odor molecules found in pet waste. These can be a quick and convenient option to get rid of the smell. Make sure to always check product ingredients. Most pet-focused deodorizers use natural formulas that are safe for use around our furry friends and the whole family.

Yard Deodorizing Services:

Professional yard deodorizing services are an effective way to rid your lawn of pet smell, especially if you have a large area that needs attention. At DoodyCalls, we use a natural cleaning solution with deodorizing enzymes that are tough on odors and safe for use around pets and people. No worries if your pooch hasn’t limited their potty to the grass, we deodorize patios, decks, and other surfaces in your yard to gently eliminate the smell. Regular cleanups can go a long way in preventing offensive odors from lingering around and becoming unbearable.

Removing dog poop smells can be a challenging task, but with the proper knowledge and tools, it can become a seamless process. Remember that the first step to an odor-free lawn is remaining vigilant about poop removal so no build-up occurs. By using at-home methods or commercial yard deodorizing services, you'll help your lawn stay clean and fresh - and prevent any health hazards. Call us at (888) 659-6558 or find a location online to take the first step to a fresh-smelling yard.