How to get rid of the smell of dog vomit

How to get rid of the smell of dog vomit

When our pets are poorly it can be really distressing. Add to that having to deal with any mess that comes hand in hand with a stomach upset or illness and it can be a tricky time.

If your dog has been sick anywhere in the house, you’ll always have the odour to contend with. Vomit smells seem to stick around despite your best efforts to remove it, but if you use the right cleaner, you can tackle the problem while removing bacteria at the same time.

Using enzyme cleaner for dog vomit

Getting rid of the vomit obviously doesn’t automatically get rid of the smell. Simply masking the odour with sprays might work temporarily but it’s more important that you fight the bacteria and the root cause. The most effective way to do this is with an enzymatic dog vomit cleaner like Bio one™.

Why is enzyme cleaner good for pet odours?

Unlike standard cleaning products, Bio one™ contains organic enzymes that activate the good bacteria to completely eradicate any residual sick particles, invisible to the naked eye. This prevents harmful and bad-smelling bacteria from breeding, which is what helps to completely remove that unpleasant odour.

Is enzyme cleaner toxic to dogs?

If you’re disinfecting areas or materials your dog comes into contact with, it’s vital that you use a product that’s safe and pet-friendly. Bio one™ enzyme cleaner is an all-natural and non-toxic pet odour remover which is specifically designed to be animal friendly. It also works on other messes and spills like mud, urine and faeces so it’s handy for quick clean-ups and toilet training.

How do you use Bio one™ to get rid of vomit smell?

  1. Remove as much of the vomit from the surface as possible, trying to ensure there are no residual particles left before using the product.
  2. Spray the product thoroughly on the contaminated spot, making sure there is sufficient Bio one™ to cover the entire area.
  3. Leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Wipe off residue thoroughly.
  5. If needed, re spray until damp.
  6. Wipe off residue again and leave to dry.

What causes dogs to vomit?

 

Regurgitation

In some cases, your dog being sick might not be a symptom of anything more worrying. It’s relatively common for dogs to eat too quickly and instantly regurgitate their food. Regurgitation is slightly different to vomiting as it tends to happen straight away, without bile or their stomach contracting. This, coupled with them sometimes ingesting the sick (not a pretty sight), means it’s probably nothing serious. Keep an eye on them and if they repeat the behaviour, buy a puzzle feeder which should encourage them to eat more slowly.

Diet changes, intolerances or allergies

If you’ve recently changed to a different brand of dog food, given them treats they’ve not tried before, or switched to a raw diet, this could cause a stomach upset. Always introduce new foods slowly, monitoring their reaction.

Toxic items

Even if your dog seems like it’s happy to eat everything, there are foods which are toxic to dogs. The list of items is extensive – from onions to garlic, avocado, chocolate, cooked bones, grapes, raisins and more. Always do your research and speak to your vet to get confirmation. The same goes for plants and flowers. If you’re a house plant lover or keen gardener, look for pet-friendly or non-toxic options that will keep your pet safe. Canines also can’t tolerate the same medications as us, so only use things prescribed or recommended by your vet.

Obstruction

If a dog ingests a sock, toy, stick or stuffing, then this is likely to cause an obstruction in their throat or gut. This is especially common with puppies who are trying to understand the world around them and do so by putting things in their mouth. Obstructions often result in vomiting, so call your vet immediately if you think your dog has eaten something it shouldn’t have, as it may need to be removed surgically.

Medication

Certain antibiotics and types of medication might cause nausea or vomiting as a side effect. Always check the pamphlet and contact your vet to find out if that’s a possible explanation.

Infections, illnesses and diseases

Severe sudden vomiting or recurrent bouts could likely be signs of an infection, disease or illness that needs treatment. If this occurs, get in touch with your vet or an out of hours clinic straight away. Common contagious diseases like kennel cough can easily be picked up at the park and cause vomiting or gagging. Luckily, with kennel cough, your dog usually only needs a lot of TLC, good food and plenty of water to help them recover.

Parasites

While out on walks, dogs may pick up or ingest parasites like ringworm, roundworm, hookworm or tapeworm that can cause sickness. If they do, take them to the vet for treatment and regularly worm your dogs at home to help prevent this.