Bust Pet Smells with this Candle

Several months ago, Bruce figured out how to turn door handles. This was a stressful time in my life as a pup parent, which involved running upstairs every 20 minutes to retrieve him from the bedroom, the bathroom and the office, which he would infiltrate and find exciting new ‘toys’ like makeup, books and pillows to steal and play with.

It didn’t take long for me to install a stair gate, and Bruce became a downstairs dog. Since he has been confined to the ground floor, I have noticed that the typical pet odour which all dog owners have a battle with, was becoming much stronger. My usual steaming of soft furnishings was no longer cutting through the smell, and I felt embarrassed when I had people over about the fact that my beautiful house stank like a kennel.

Over the last month or so, I have been testing out different ways of keeping my home smelling sweet and preventing Bruce’s pong from taking over. I’m glad to say that I’ve finally cracked it thanks to a new cleaning regimen, some fantastic cleaning products and a few little tricks up my sleeve… but more on those later.

By far and away, my favourite weapon for battling dog smell in the home is a candle, but not just any candle.


I heard about the Pet Odor Exterminator Candle on several pet forums, with American dog owners claiming they had made a huge difference to the fragrance of their homes. Over there, you can pick them up at the vet’s, but I managed to track the candles down online at Mutneys here in the UK, and decided to give the Creamy Vanilla candle a try.

Hallelujah, this candle is fabulous.

creamy vanilla pet odor exterminator candle

Firstly, the candle smells delicious even when it isn’t lit. It is sweet without being sickly, and has a comforting and homely vanilla fragrance. It comes in a large jar and doesn’t burn down too quickly – there should be 70 hours of burn time which isn’t bad at all for £9.99.

However, the real winning point of this candle is that it doesn’t just cover up unpleasant pet smells in the home, it actually gets rid of them. The candle releases enzymes which actually destroy and remove unpleasant smells, making the house smell sweeter even after the candle has been blown out.

I’m already planning on adding more Pet Odor Exterminator Candles to my collection, and I have my eye on the Clothesline Fresh scent which I imagine to smell like newly washed linens. Take that, dog smell, and good riddance.

About me

Joy Jewell is a London based dog obsessive and style connoisseur. Joy has worked in the fashion and beauty industry as a writer for nearly a decade, and decided to fuse her two loves – style and canines – to create Paws and Prada in 2014. If you would like to talk to Joy about anything from blogging to puppy training then drop her a line at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @PawsandPrada.


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Caren Gittleman
Reply July 8, 2015

I have read about these candles and how great they are. I must check them out!

    Reply July 8, 2015

    I really rate the vanilla one - I'll do an update when I've tried some of the other scents!

Reply July 9, 2015

Hi Joy! Love the new site and colours, very stylish indeed.
I am going to give these candles a try, I don't find it is so bad in the summer, as I have all the windows open but come winter... then candles are my saviour, am always on the look out for ones that actually smell when you burn them, as many don't!
Thanks for the tip!

    Reply July 10, 2015

    Hi Michelle and thank you! The great thing about these is they not only have a really strong scent but they actually get rid of any nasty smells when they're burnt too. So glad i found them!

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