Pets are lovely additions to a family and due to their delightful demeanor, we often overlook the fact that they give off a certain odor. Instead of tolerating the odor, check out the following tips that can help you get rid of it:
Enter into a Cleaning Routine
Regular cleaning, especially in areas where your pet likes to spend time, will help keep smells from building up. Wash your pet’s bedding often and sweep, Swiffer or vacuum a couple times a week or more. Also, bathing your dog weekly will help keep him cleaner and better-smelling. Keeping long-haired pets cut short will help lessen the volume of shed fur and help with odors. Between baths, you can also wipe your pet with a baby wipe. And don’t forget to make the time for regular deep-cleaning. Source: VetStreet
Get the Fur Out Of the Carpet
For embedded hair in carpet or the fabric, Marty Becker suggests using a balloon or latex glove to rub over the fur. “The static electricity makes it stand up, and then it can be vacuumed up or removed using a sticky tape roller,” he said. Source: ChicagoTribune
Be Smart about the Litter Box
Cat litter is a biggie, so here are a few tips where the box is concerned:
- It may sound crazy, but if you have the space it’s recommended that you have at least one litter box per cat.
- Litter box selection is key — be sure that you choose a little box that is large enough that your cat doesn’t accidentally go outside of the box, and preferably choose one with a cover and filter to help contain any odors.
- Find the right litter for you and your pet(s) — try a few different brands until you find one that works best at keeping the smell under control.
- Mix baking soda into your cat’s litter as an added defense against odor.
- Scoop the litter box at least once daily, but the more frequently the better. If this isn’t possible, consider one that automatically does the work for you (you just have to remember to empty it at least once a day.)
- Location, location, location — make sure you place the litter box in the most removed and/or contained spot in the house, whether that be the basement, bathroom, or even a closet. Source: ApartmentTherapy
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