We often don’t even realize if our homes smell like a dirty ‘ol dog. We become desensitized to our own smells, especially the ones in our homes and on our own clothes. Follow these tips to keep your home smelling fresh and less like our pets.
BATHE YOUR DOG REGULARLY
Keep the extra oils, dirt and dander off your carpets, furniture and rugs by keeping your dog’s coat fresh and clean. The excessive oils and dirt can fall all over your house, creating that stinky dog smell. Don’t forget to pick up some amazing smelling shampoos at Hungry Hound. Our shampoos are all natural and don’t contain harsh chemicals that can dry out your dog’s skin.
BRUSH YOUR DOG
If you have a furry dog, brush him daily (outdoors if it’s possible) this will help keep the fur off your furniture.
INVEST IN A LINT ROLLER or BRUSH
These handy-dandy rollers are amazing and grab up remaining dog hair from couches, clothes and even your car!
Vacuum all the time! And don’t forget to clean the canister before you start vacuuming. Should you turn it on without cleaning it out, you’re just blowing all that stink right back into your home!
Carpet? Vacuum! Hard wood? As a pet owner you really should sweep your floors every day. Dirt and grime get everywhere – so you should also mop regularly in your home.
CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER
Not only can hair clog your filters and burn out your A/C and furnace – a clean filter will keep odors away.
Make sure you have a product that contains an enzymatic cleaners. This will help destroy molecules causing the stink. There’s a number of great odor removing sprays that are also natural and safe to use around your pets and/or children.
If you are in the market for a new dog bed, make sure you get one with a removable cover. Toss that and soft washable toys in the laundry every two weeks or so! This will help a great deal with pet odors in your home. Every time you wash your own sheets, change your dog’s too…it’ll help you remember.