I Tried the Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator, and It’s Magic at Removing Stubborn Smells

This citrusy Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator gets rid of all sorts of stinky situations.

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While it’s hard to imagine life without our pets, it is easy to imagine life without the stains and messes. Pet vacuums help suck up hair and dander, but for deeper set messes, scrubbing on your hands and knees is a hassle and may not even get the stench out. Enter the Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator, a concentrate that gets pet smells back under control.

If you’ve got pets of any kind at home, this Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator is the viral cleaning sensation you’re going to wish you knew about sooner. It handles pet odor removal so well that a devoted customer base calls it “magic” for getting pet urine out of carpets. I was skeptical that it could handle the constant odors from my cat’s litter box, but boy, was I happy to be wrong.

What is Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator?

This ready-to-use product comes in a neon orange spray bottle that’s easy to spot in your cleaning supplies cabinet. It boasts a full 24 ounces of cleaning solution that works both as an air and surface deodorizer. The product’s clever use of concentrated orange oils actually helps clean, disinfect and deodorize flooring of all types, which means you can also use it for removing pet stains. The enzyme-based formula breaks down messes and odors almost instantly without damaging fabrics or floors. Plus, it doesn’t rely on heavily irritating synthetic chemicals to get the job done.

Product Shot of Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator on a counter topReina Galhea/rd.com

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Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator features

Shoppers are enthusiastic about Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator‘s mostly natural essential oil and enzymatic formula, which sets it apart from typical mass-market cleaning products. Other spot carpet cleaners are effective, but have a medicinal or bleachy scent that’s not very pleasant. While very strong (again, use it sparingly!), Angry Orange really does smell like citrus. It actually leaves me wondering if that cat poop smell was ever there at all.

There’s no added bleach, sulfates, peroxide, parabens or phthalates in the formula. Certain pet-toxic products can pose a threat to your home, but Angry Orange is safe for use around pets or children. It’s also effective on just about any surface, including carpet, tile and wood.

How I tested Angry Orange

carpet stain Before And After using Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator Reina Galhea/RD.com

Odor elimination is my biggest concern as a cat mom. Though I’m lucky to not have to deal with cat pee in the carpet, even the best litter doesn’t stop cat urine smell from wafting through the house, and poop odors are even worse.

If pet smells have reached critical levels, you’ll be tempted to fill the air with this super strong citrus scent. But rest assured that a little goes a long way. Lightly spraying Angry Orange onto the affected fabric area and blotting dry is usually enough to remove both the stain and the stink. If the mess still lingers, repeat the process and allow Angry Orange to soak in before running a carpet cleaning machine over the affected areas.

I didn’t have to wait long to test whether it could truly zap those offensive litter box smells. To my delight, after one or two spritzes, the whole litter area (and the hallway leading to it) smelled like a fresh, orangey breeze. The effect was instantaneous. I even dared to lean close to the litter box to really test Angry Orange’s effectiveness, and it held up impressively.

Sometimes my cat vomits if he eats too fast, and after one such instance on the carpet, I had occasion to try out Angry Orange as a stain remover as well. I cleaned the, erm, chunky parts away, but there was still a dark spot on the carpet. Two sprays of Angry Orange and a little help from my trusty Bissell Pet Hair Eraser handheld vacuum worked like a charm.


  • Incredibly effective; a spritz or two is usually enough
  • Pleasant citrus scent
  • Enzymatic formula means it can break down even tough stains in fabric and carpet
  • Bright bottle makes it easy to find
  • Safe for use around kids


  • My spray bottle was a little finicky, with the trigger getting stuck unless jiggled
  • Scent can be overwhelming if you use too much

Final verdict

This mighty odor eliminator stops smells of every kind before they can spread. Not only is it effective for cat odors, but I also use it near the kitchen trash when things get smelly there, and as a go-to spot carpet cleaner. For dog owners, I’d recommend it for getting rid of dog smell and helping clean dog poop from the carpet. If I had more than two thumbs up to give it, I would. Run, don’t walk to this purchase!

The best user reviews

Five-star Chewy reviewer Kaylee wonders what this spray can’t do. “I am almost certain this spray could move mountains, solve world hunger and would have a golden ticket to heaven,” she raves. “This is the best pet odor/urine spray I have ever used, it kicks ‘nature’s miracle’ to the curb and gets rid of any pet smell you have. I just got this delivered today and already used the entire bottle on four rooms of carpet and just ordered another bottle.”

Another five-star Chewy reviewer, Ally, says the spray has been a savior since she started working from home. “Our pups are out of their crate 70% more than they were in the past, which means we have 70% more incidents,” she writes. “From throwing up on the couch mid conference call to gross leaky anal glands, this product has saved our furniture and my sanity. It truly does get rid of the smell instantly and the fact you can work it into a small lather really helps with the cleaning process. I didn’t realize how dirty my couch was before this product helped lift the grime out!”

Other reviewers on Amazon say they use bottles of Angry Orange pet odor eliminator spray on everything from litter boxes to kennels, chicken coops to cat carriers, and even car upholstery that is used to having a pet passenger or two.

Where to buy Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator

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The best place to buy Angry Orange pet odor eliminator is Chewy, where a 24-ounce spray bottle sells for about $20. It’s also available on Amazon and Walmart. The brand offers a bundle with a UV light for just a couple extra bucks that serves as a pet urine detector so you can check to see if your pet stains were truly eliminated. But really, if you save even one rug with a bottle of Angry Orange, it’s paid for itself.

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Reina Galhea
As Deputy Shopping Editor, Reina is dedicated to finding the very best products in every category. Her background in branded content and service journalism means she knows how to spot the purchases that will truly make life easier (and tell you where to find them). When she isn’t writing about products or testing them herself, you can find her baking more bread than she could ever attempt to eat.