3 tricks for dealing with smelly pets

We Brits love our cats and dogs, and it is estimated that there are more than 17 million of them ruling our homes. To many of us they are part of the family. But they do have their downside, even if we think they are the perfect companion…

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If you share your home with a furry friend, however much you love your pet, they can be responsible for some nasty niffs that can soon become a pet hate. Sometimes you can’t control what they get up to or where they go. Their hair, fur and paws can be a constant source of odours. And they can spread those odours into every nook and cranny of your clean home.

It’s pretty common for your furniture to become their preferred haven. Couches become their beds when your back is turned. Your bed becomes their playground when you leave the bedroom door open just for a second. The ottoman becomes their go-to backscratcher and let’s not talk about the little “presents” they leave on the rug when you are not at home.

All this results in bad odours that keep coming. That’s what we call the Odour Cycle. Never heard of it? Click here to learn more. Luckily, Febreze has you covered, so bad odours don’t get between you and your unconditional love for your pets.

1. Refresh your fabrics

Firstly, clean your fabrics with Febreze Fabric Refresher Spray Pet. That doesn’t just mean your couch and carpets but pet blankets and dog baskets too. It delves deep into the fabrics and eliminates those pesky pet stinks that get trapped in there - forever.

Do you want to know how it works exactly? Click here.

2. Clean paws regularly.

Leave a small bowl of water and a towel next to your front door and when you come back from walkies you can give their paws a thorough clean. This will help prevent them traipsing the smells of any of the nasties they’ve stepped in all over the house.

3. Use air freshener

Following the first two steps should keep your home smelling sweet. However, sometimes there are emergencies and especially complicated cases. Enter Febreze Air Freshener Spray Pets – quick and effective, with double the amount of odour-eliminating ingredients. It’s a heavy-duty tool for heavy duty situations that doesn’t just mask smells but genuinely gets rid of them.

That is all you need in your arsenal to turn your home into a place where everyone can breathe happy. And not only your own private home, but also the bigger one we are all sharing together: the planet. That’s why we have a very special partner called TerraCycle. Click here to learn more about Terracycle.