This video shows you how to make a DIY pet odor neutralizer for your home. As a professional carpet cleaner in Tampa FL I deal with pet odor in homes on a daily basis. Pet odors come in many forms and there is only one universal way to deal with pet odors. You have to find the source of the odor and treat it with a specific treatment for that odor. This video does highlight the most common problem in dealing with pet odors, finding the source. Pet odors can come from any surface in your home and even from areas out of view, like your carpet pad.
Let me start off by saying that the best pet odor neutralizer is good old water. Water can minimize pet odors with no risk to most of the surfaces in your home. Most of us just don't use enough of it to remove pet odors. Once you find the source of the pet odor you should use a lot of water to remove the smell. I prefer to use a half gallon pitcher of water to remove most odors. I simply pour water on the odor source and then begin to extract it. To extract you can use a small spot carpet cleaner, or even better a 2 gallon wet dry vac. You can buy a 2 gallon wet dry vac at any hardware store for around $20.00. If you don't want to spend money on a shop vac you can always use several towels to clean up the excess moisture.
I don't recommend using too much vinegar as the video suggests. Vinegar is does have some disinfecting properties but it wont effectively kill odor causing bacteria. For fecal or urine related pet odors I recommend using a sanitizing agent as the best pet odor neutralizer. Just spray it on the source of the odor. It's more effective at reducing biological odors and will kill any harmful bacteria that may be present. If your still having pet odor issues it might be time to call a professional.