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5 Easy Ways to Remove Pet Odors

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Your pets are part of your family, and no amount of shedding or wet dog smell can keep you from loving them with your whole heart. Still, if keeping your home feeling, looking and smelling fresh is a priority to you, you’ll want to do everything you can to remove pet odors without having to remove your pet.

Simple vacuuming with a vacuum powerful enough to suck up pet hair can go a long way to remove hair, dust and dander that can contribute to odors around your home. Washing your pet’s bedding and toys is also a fast and easy way to refresh your space without having to do a lot of legwork, and giving your pup a good wash after a long romp outdoors will certainly remove the stench of dog hair immediately.

Here are 5 easy ways to remove pet odors from your home, to help you keep your home and your pet looking and smelling their best!

Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum
If you haven’t yet, now is a good time to invest in a high-powered vacuum designed to suck up pet hair and dander. Once you have one on hand, you’ll be amazed at the difference regular vacuuming can make on both the look and smell of your home. For homes that have furry pets or more than one pet, we recommend vacuuming rugs and upholstery every other day, and definitely once a week to keep the dander and odor down!

Scrub & Mop With Vinegar Solution
When your pet has an accident, or tracks in dirt, mud or other outdoor debris, make sure to tend to it right away to keep smells away. Scrub and mop up stains or accidents with a vinegar solution or cleaner designed specifically to clean pet urine. Try to sweep and mop your floors weekly to keep them free of debris and dander, and make sure to mop thoroughly in high traffic areas, as well.

Remove Pet Hair
Invest in a few good pet hair removal products, and run a roller or wipe across your bedding, upholstery and furniture as often as possible. Removing hair from your bedding and couches will keep your furniture looking, feeling and smelling better, instantly.

Wash Bedding and Toys in Hot Water
Your pets love to snuggle up in their cozy beds with their favorite chew toys, making them hold onto whatever smells your pup or cat might be carrying around with them. Wash pet beds and stuffed toys in hot water once a week to help reduce pet odors and to give your pet the freshest bedding possible.

Clean Your Pet
Most pet odors start with...your pet. The first and best place to start when trying to remove the odor is by cleaning your pet. We know some pups are very resistant to baths, but try to wash your pup or have him groomed regularly to keep his coat looking and smelling fresh and clean.

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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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