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Arm & Hammer Pet Odor Eliminator Review in 2023: Pros, Cons, & Final Verdict

Hallie Roddy

By Hallie Roddy

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Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Arm & Hammer Pet Odor Eliminator a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Effectiveness: 4/5
Fragrance: 3.5/5
Ease of Use: 4/5
Price: 4.5/5

Arm & Hammer is a company that has been serving families for over 170 years. While its baking soda has become the most popular product and made the company America’s #1 trusted baking soda brand, it has expanded its product line. Today, the products can be used in nearly all household tasks. From cooking to cleaning, Arm & Hammer products appeal to nearly every American homeowner.

One of the most popular products that Arm & Hammer makes is its Pet Odor Eliminator. This product is perfect for anyone who owns a dog or cat. As a pet owner, you already know the stains and smells associated with owning pets. Whether it is from daily living or bathroom accidents, this product is one of the best at cleaning up the mess instead of masking it. Its effectiveness and affordability are two of its best-selling points.

Arm & Hammer Pet Odor Eliminator Review – A Quick Look

  • Affordable
  • Lots of product in the container
  • Fights both stains and odors
  • Eliminates the odors instead of masking them
  • Contains the signature baking soda and Oxiclean’s oxygenated stain fighters
  • Spray bottle often breaks
  • Intended for carpets only


Product Dimensions: 8 x 3 x 10.6 inches
Weight: 2.4 Pounds
Size: 32 fluid ounces
First Available: September 14, 2011
Discontinued?: No


The ingredients in a product can be the final determining factor for consumers that are on the fence about buying it. This product does have a few questionable ingredients, but natural elements aren’t always the best at eliminating urine stains and odors from pets. However, some of the top ingredients are very clean and include water, hydrogen peroxide, and pentetic acid. Most of the poorer components inside this product are listed as fragrance allergens.

Arm & Hammer Litter Plus Oxiclean Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator, 32-oz

Ease of Use

One thing that customers love about this product is how simple it is to use. Regardless of the size, it comes in a spray bottle that can quickly saturate the surface you’re working on. The adjustable nozzle also targets specific areas based on their size. While there are some reports of the spray bottle not working well, this mostly happens when the product starts to get low inside. There are times when the bottles also get mishandled during shipping and might leak upon arrival.


The Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator from Arm & Hammer is safe to use around pets when used as directed. You do have to follow all instructions, but they are clearly labeled on the product packaging and are short and easy to understand.


Overall, we’ve found that this spray has a nice scent. While many odor eliminators can leave behind a strong chemical smell, this one is rather mild and won’t linger in your home for hours after using it. Still, it is always best to use cleaning agents in well-ventilated areas.


What surfaces can you use this product on?

Unfortunately, this isn’t something that you can use on all surfaces. It is intended for carpeting only and should not be used on hardwoods or furniture without performing a spot test first.

Is this product successful at eliminating cat odor?

While it is more successful at getting rid of dog urine stains and odors, there have been many customers stating that it works well for cat urine, too.

Does this product sterilize and kill germs?

There is no evidence to support that this pet stain and odor eliminator actually sanitizes an area. However, it does do a good job of returning a stain to its normal pH. It is not intended to kill germs.

Does this product work on vomit?

Once you clean up most of the mess, this cleaning agent is capable of cleaning up vomit stains and keeping the area from smelling in the future.

Arm & Hammer Litter Plus Oxiclean Pet Stain and Odor EliminatorWhat the Users Say

While there are plenty of reviews available to read online, take our word for it when we say that they are mostly positive. Customers rave about the magic in this formula. It has worked for urine stains, poo stains, vomit stains, and more. With other products taking days to get the smell out, this cleaner seems to work instantly. The biggest complaints come from customers who have the bottles shipped. A lot of times, the boxes that these cleaners come in are mishandled, and it could damage the plastic packaging. When you open the box, there is a good chance that they are already leaking or that the spray nozzle is broken.


Overall, we have found that the Arm & Hammer Pet Odor Eliminator is one of the best products you can buy on the market today. It has received thousands of positive reviews raving about its effectiveness, price, pleasant smell, and usability. The biggest complaints have nothing to do with the effectiveness of the cleaner at all. With this in mind, you can be confident that purchasing this cleaner is a smart move for any pet owner.

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