The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Scott’s Liquid Gold product BIZ Stain and Odor Eliminator, opinions expressed in “Ways To Remove Dog Smell Out of A Home” are that of my own.
Whether you just got a puppy or have a mature canine, there is one thing that always seems to come up and that is. How do I remove Dog Smell?
If you plan on getting a pet, whether it is a Dog, Cat, Bird, or even a fish, it is best to be prepared because at some point there is going to be some sort of odor associated with the animal.
However, there are simple steps that you can take to minimize the smell, if not eliminate it almost completely.
Check out my Ways To Remove Dog Smell Out of A Home!
- Clean Areas Where The Dog Likes To Lay
If your dog has a favorite spot to hang out, there is a high probability that hair and dirt will accumulate there. Our dog is crated so she tends to leave behind more hair there and I notice more dirt. We target that area with a vacuum and mop to remove smells.
- Dog Grooming
Some dogs are natural self groomers and may not needs baths, others may need extra help with cleaning or even a trim to their fur. In addition, pay attention to how well their teeth and jowls are being cleaned along with their ears, these all could be a source of smell.
- Overall Health
Annual Vet appointments are important to address any health issues that could be causing odors. Not only do they run blood work, but they also check their ears for signs of yeast infections, teeth for tartar and decay, and they may also express their anal glands. All of these could be sources of unpleasant odors. Check out this article on 5 Reasons Why Your Dog Smells So Bad and What to Do About It.
Just like humans, a dog’s odor could be affected by the foods it is eating. Making sure they have a healthy diet is important. Be sure to consult a veterinarian to see which foods would be best for your pet.
- Wash Bedding
I can always tell when it is time to wash my dogs towels because I can smell it when I walk near that area. I wash her bedding with my regular detergent and an enzyme based laundry enhancer like BIZ Stain and Odor Eliminator, to freshen up the fabric. Be sure to read the recommendations on the BIZ liquid label, I add up to line 1 in the top for a medium load.
- Cover Furniture
If you want to try to avoid odor on upholstery, consider putting covers, blankets or sheets onto furniture. You can then remove those items and just like the bedding add BIZ when you wash.
- Deodorize Rugs
Heavy traffic spots for your pet may need some additional cleaning and deodorizing. Enzyme based cleaners like Kidz ‘N Pets can help neutralize this odors and dirt by spraying it on large rugs and carpets. For small rugs you can add a 1/2 Cup of BIZ Stain and Odor Eliminator in Powder form to a full load along with your regular detergent. Order BIZ in powder form HERE.
- Wash or replace Filters in Vacuum Cleaners
If your vacuum cleaner smells like a dog, so will your house when you use it. Make sure to empty the collection compartment regularly and replace filters. If your filter is washable, add BIZ when you wash it with detergent.
- Replace Filters in an A/C or Air Purifiers
Like any other porous material, filters can absorb smells. It is important to replace them on a regular basis. This helps the system work properly to remove particles from the air.
- Add a Room Freshener
Of course if you need an additional boost of fragrance, you can always burn candles, add a plugin, or use essential oils. However, be sure to check if any of these fragrances or oil could be toxic to your pets.
What items in your home would you treat with BIZ Stain and Odor Eliminator?
I hope you find these Ways To Remove Dog Smell Out of A Home helpful and look for BIZ online or at your favorite Big Box Retailer.
Carlee @ FLL
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