Ten Tips to Prevent Pet Odors In Your Home
Dogs and cats are notoriously lovable, loyal and adorable pets that deserve a spot in every home if you ask me. They provide so many positives that their negatives are a bit easier to deal with.
One of the most common problems with pets is odor. Pets of all kinds can certainly create some interesting smells in our homes but it is a problem that is easy enough to control. The key is to prevent it happening in the first place.
Here are some great tips to preventing pet odor in your home:
The dog and cat, not you silly. If you keep them clean and groomed, they will not be nearly as smelly as a rule. This one is a bit of common sense, right?
Consider ventilation when you place litter boxes down.
You would be surprised at how often people put them in enclosed areas that have nowhere for the smells to go. This will create major odor problems.
Let your pet get out now and then.
Yes, your puppy will eventually find the mud….or even a skunk if you live in the country. Still, you will notice that they are generally more content and much less likely to spray or mark.
Shampoo your carpet more often.
This makes a huge difference in the pet smells that are noticeable. Carpets are very good at grabbing smells and holding on to them. Shampoo often.
If you have your pets on your furniture, spend some time shampooing them as well.
The same goes for this as the carpet.
Keep their sleeping area clean and comfortable.
Animals will roll in their mess if it is left unattended. We have to make sure they have a clean area to be in when they go to bed.
Change the litter regularly.
This is a no-brainer but even the slightest dried urine will have a smell. We sometimes get used to it as cat owners but others are not so used to it.
Wash their toys on a regular basis.
These are the toys that they spread all around the house. Why leave them dirty all the time?
Vacuum every single day.
This is a key to basic cleaning and a bit of a pain, but this will take care of much of the unseen stuff. Odors can come from many odd places.
Avoid the critter dangers where possible.
If you have ever had a skunked pet, you know what I mean. Keep a close eye on your pet and keep them away from any potential dangers of this sort. It is far easier to avoid skunks than to clean up after them.
These are only a handful of the ways to prevent pet odors in your home. If you have any others that you would like to share, please be sure to share them in the comments below.
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