How to Safely remove Pet Odors

What causes Odor?

The scent of an object is caused by molecules floating into your nose and attach to hair-like fibers called cilia. When an odor molecule attaches to the cilia, neurons trigger, and you perceive smell. This can be enticing scents like freshly baked bread or a vanilla candle; it can also come from bacteria and urine on your pet.

cute puppy

This little nose is the cutest!

How can I get rid of it?

It goes without saying that a good old fashioned bathe is always great solution for solving the smelly dog issue. However, if you’re like most people, you may find that a few more days go by in between batches than intended. A great interim, is to give your dog mini-baths to help keep him or her smelling clean.

One way to do this is with no-rinse products that contain odor eliminating properties often called deodorizers.

How do deodorizers work?

Deodorizers are different and more effective that simply bathing with a shampoo or spritzing a perfume. The secret lies in the science.

Deodorizers use (molecules?) which actually encapsulate and eliminate odor molecules. This is why they are great to use not just in between batches but also, as pre-shampoo before your regular shampoo, and conditioner regimen––additionally helping to remove that “doggy odor.”

What products help with this?

The Pure Paws No Rinse Express is formulated with deodorizers and a lovely plumeria fragrance. If you are using the Pure Paws Bio-Enzymatic Spray to whiten your dog, we recommend spraying the yellow/orange-ish areas with the No Rinse first, following with a damp cloth, and then applying the Bio-Enzymatic Spray. This is because salts from urine can kill the live enzymes in the Bio-Enzyme spray, thus lessening its effect.

Steps to deodorizing and stain removal

So, if you are looking to whiten dingy areas on your dog’s coat white removing odor, follow these steps.

  1. Spray pet with area Pure Paws No Rinse Express, applying liberally to discolored areas (availabel in concentrate and 8oz
  2. With a damp cloth, remove excess spray.
  3. Spray discolored areas with Pure Paws Bio-Enzyme Spray and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes
  4. Remove excess spray with damp cloth.
  5. Blow dry on medium heat

How to remove tear, saliva and urine stains with bio-enzymes!

What is an enzyme?

According to, enzymes are biological catalysts, or chemicals that speed up the rate of reaction between substances without themselves being consumed in the reaction. As such, they are vital to such bodily functions as digestion, and they make possible processes that normally could not occur.

So, a catalyst is simply anything that speeds up the process of something else. In our bodies enzymes help with all sorts of things like copying out DNA, energy production and extracting nutrients from food through. Pepsin and trypsin are particularly helpful in digesting dietary proteins.

Why do tears, saliva and urine stain?

Commonly stained areas include close to the eyes, also knowing as tear staining, around the mouth and feet from saliva and of course, urine staining.

One possible cause of this staining is from naturally occurring molecules called Porphyrins. Thee molecules contain iron which is a waste products from the breakdown of red blood cells. They are mostly removed from the body in the usual way (in poop). However, in dogs and cats, porphyrin can also be excreted through tears, saliva, and urine.

Another possible reason for staining is the oxidation of proteins left behind from the saliva.

Finally, for urine particularly, uric crystals, stay behind once urine has dried. These crystals lead to both staining and odor.

So what can you do to remove these stains? 


Tokeya Standard Poodle

How enzymes help to remove stains.

For tear, saliva and urine staining, Biological Enzymes help to speed up the process of breaking down the proteins that cause discoloration and odor. While washing the affected area could remove the staining over time, bio-enzymes help to speed up the process dramatically. They do this by reacting to specific substances, and only those substances – like fitting  of a puzzle together. 


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What product can you use to remove your pets tear, saliva and urine staining? 

At Pure Paws, our Star Line contains our Bio-Enzymatic Pretreatment Spray. This spray has been formulated using a mixture of various enzymes to treat the various stains that are products of tears, saliva, and urine. So if you’re wanting a whiter, healthier looking coat, try our Bio-Enzymatic Pretreatment Spray. You’ll love t he results! 




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Thank you,

The Pure Paws Family