While we love our pets and the rewarding feeling that pet ownership can bring, it is no secret that they can often be messy little ones. While pet hair and “accidents” are to be expected, after a while, you may start to notice that your home begins to smell like your pet – even with regular cleaning. To help keep your home smelling fresh and clean, be sure to adhere to the following tips.
- Have a designated pet blanket or cushion: Train your pet to sleep on a designated pet bed, blanket, or cushion and wash it frequently. This will help to keep pet oils and hair off your furniture and contain their scent to a specific area. If you choose to purchase a pet bed, opt for one that has an easily removable and washable cover.
- Use fabric sanitizer sprays: Pet beds and furniture can be freshened up using a pet-friendly lavender essential oil fabric spray. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a spray bottle of water, shake, and spray a light mist on fabric to eliminate pet odors and keep them smelling fresh. Since not all essential oils are safe for pets, be sure to do your research before using them in your home.
- Vacuum and shampoo your carpets: One of the most effective ways to eliminate dog and cat odors is to shampoo your carpets every six months to one year. Weekly vacuuming and sweeping can also keep fur odors and pet allergens at bay. If you are in need of a new vacuum cleaner, search for one equipped with a HEPA filter designed to keep pet hair and dander off your carpets and floors.
- Use enzymatic cleaners: Thoroughly cleaning up pet accidents is crucial to prevent your pet from coming back to the sent and re-marking the area. Enzymatic cleaners are especially effective to break down the odor and stain.
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