When pet gets smelly
How to keep your home smelling sweet however many furry friends you’ve got
However crazy we are about our pets, they may not always smell delightful, especially if they’re getting on a bit. They can even make our homes a bit whiffy.
However, it doesn’t take lots of time and effort to keep things smelling more rosy than Rover-y.
Prevention is better than cure
A well-cared for pet is much less likely to smell than a neglected one, so regular grooming, including baths are a good idea.
Don’t forget to pay attention to your pooch’s oral hygiene too. Dog breath can be all too real!
Think pet paraphernalia
Your furry friend’s bedding, toys and food bowls could all be contributing to bad smells in your home. To help stop this, ensure you keep everything they come into contact with clean; wash their food bowls as you would your family’s dishes and wash bedding and washable toys thoroughly and regularly.
Vacuuming and cleaning surfaces often stops unwanted smells being allowed to develop. Remember to throw open the windows regularly too.
If your pet has an accident – and very young or very old pets can be prone to this – it’s important to deal with it as quickly as possible. Just clear the affected area, sprinkle on some baking soda and then vacuum once you’ve allowed it to dry.
Get the right kit
Despite all your best intentions and your dog or cat being on their best behaviour, odours sometimes linger like, well, a bad smell.
If your pet spends any time on your sofa or other soft furnishings, then a good spray of Febreze Fabric Refresher on any affected areas will do wonders.
For a continuous solution use Ambi Pur Plug In air fresheners throughout your home.
WHAT ARE YOUR TIPS? We’d love to hear how you banish pet smells.