How to Eliminate Pet Odors in the Home

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Having a pet is one of life’s simplest joys. But most times, our canine or feline companion leaves entire home smelling stinky! Unfortunately, most pet owners do not realize the level of stink a pet leaves because they are used to the smell of their pets. To keep your home smelling fresh, here are our tips:

To Eliminate Doggie Odors

Grooming Regularly

One of the most common causes of unwanted “wet dog” stench in the home is an unruly coat. Have your pet groomed on a regular basis to minimize odors. Grooming involves washing, trimming, and brushing the dog to keep unwanted smell under control.

Apart from keeping your pet smelling fresh, regular grooming is good for your dog’s health too! You want to groom your pet every four weeks. However, do note that bathing the dog frequently could dry out his coat so ask your groomer the ideal grooming frequency according to your dog’s breed.

Clean All Pet Items

Most times, pet odors do not emanate from the animal itself but its beddings and toys. If your furry friend has a favorite spot in the home, that’s the first place you should start cleaning. After cleaning your pet’s favorite spot, move on to the beddings, toys, etc. Sanitize your pet’s food and water bowls to reduce lingering pet food odor.

Eliminate Doggie Breath

Does your dog’s breath stink? If your pet is suffering from a serious case of bad breath, you have to start brushing your furry friend’s teeth regularly. If you are doing this for the first time, ask your vet how. A clean mouth helps protect your pet from bacteria that could cause infections.

Use Air Fresheners

Make the most out of your air freshener or purifier when the dogs are inside the home to reduce unwanted odors. If you are using an air purifier, make sure the filter is clean. Most times, dander and fur accumulate on the filter, causing persistent bad odors that do not go away quickly.

To Eliminate Cat Odors

Use the Right Litter

Odor control starts at finding the right type of litter for your canine friend. If you have several cats at home, make sure each one has its own litter box. Test different types and textures of litter to determine which products provide the best odor control. It helps if you sprinkle a little baking soda on the litter box to control unwanted odors.

Better Litter Box Location

Unwanted kitty stench becomes even more concentrated if you place the litter box in a dank, confined space. To reduce that eye-watering litter stench, place the litter box in a well-ventilated location with very little traffic. A well-ventilated area helps air out the litter box, reducing litter stench. Also, small and confined spaces make litter box harder to use among cats. Your furry baby needs a little room to maneuver when it is relieving itself.

Scoop Regularly

Make it a point to scoop your cat’s poop daily. If you don’t, the stench will waft all over the home! Ideally, you want to scoop at least twice daily. This goes especially if you live in a small apartment.