Did you notice a ‘doggie’ odor after being gone a few days? We always wash our pet’s bedding and ensure all the blankets get cleaned regularly, but it only helps eliminate dog smells that day or for a few days. Using an air purifier is our best advice, and letting in the fresh air on a beautiful day also helps. Yet, what else can you do that’s safe?
Be careful if you run out to buy air fresheners! Some home air fresheners – sprays, plug-ins, and scented oils – can harm a pet’s health, so stick to the solutions below instead.
Easy Tips for Eliminating Dog Smells:
- Liberally sprinkle baking soda, a natural odor eliminator, on your furniture or carpet, and allowing it to sit overnight is a significant first step to neutralizing dog smells.
- Another option is to spray areas where dogs lie with vodka. Yes! You read this correctly, and many articles we found show vodka is a natural odor eliminator.
- While air purifiers make a positive difference, they must be high in quality.
- Use Biozyme: BIOZYME is unique because it contains billions of hungry enzymes that consume these odor-causing bacteria and proteins.
Five steps to keeping dog smell outside where it belongs
- Vacuum dog beds once a week.
- Wash dog beds every other week.
- Vacuum floors twice a week, depending on the type of dog and its shedding pattern.
- Wash hard floors like tile and vinyl with a robust cleaning solution and hot water.
- Use a cover on any furniture dogs are allowed on and wash the cover weekly.
Our staff always has ideas on eliminating dog smells in the home; please ask us any questions if you have concerns about odor!
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