Dogs are amazing creatures. But dealing with dog smell in homes can be challenging for pet owners. However, it doesn’t always need to be that way. Below we discuss a few hacks you can apply to get rid of that foul dog odor.
Why Do Dogs Smell?
Before we can get to the solutions, why do dogs smell anyway? Well, while they often sweat just like us, pups have fewer baths than we do. However, dogs sweat through their feet. Thereby, as they crawl through your floor or furniture, the smelly sweat is smeared on surfaces.
Another source of dog smell is the wax buildup on ears which the pup will instinctively end up scratching on your couches, carpets, and other surfaces. The dog’s fur spread out in your home is also another reason behind that dog smell.
So, here are some home solutions you can apply to avoid that ‘pee-yew’ from your visitors when they walk into your home next time. Better still for you, your family, and your pet.
The best bet to make sure dog smell doesn’t rule your home is ensuring that your carpets, furniture, and interiors are cleaned often. Your pups mark their territory by leaving excrete like urine on surfaces, and cleaning more frequently will remove those strains which add up to the odor. If need be, request a deep clean from vetted professionals, eliminating even the most complex strain.
Vacuum Everything to Remove the Dog Smell
Vacuuming removes dirt, dander, and pet fur from surfaces. We’d also recommend cleaning or changing the vacuum filter more frequently to be sure the process is efficient.
Sweeping and Mopping
Sweeping can also be a quick way to remove dog hair from the floor. Or better still, you can choose to mop the floors with a wet cloth, which better pulls fur and strains from the floor.
Don’t Forget Washing the Pet’s Bed
Dealing with a problem from its source sometimes proves to be successful. Since the dog spends considerable hours there, the bed is usually colonized by dirt, saliva, urine, and fur. Make efforts to check this place first, clean it regularly, and know when to replace it.
Neutralize the Odor With Baking Soda
This natural, odorless chemical works magic by having the ability to absorb the foul odor. Sprinkle or spray the baking soda on curtains, carpets, and underneath your bed (i.e., if you and the pet sleep in the same room). Also, apply the baking soda to the dog’s bed.
Use a Neutralizing Spray
Products such as Nature’s Miracle Stain & Odor Remover perfectly match any stain and resistant dog smell. It’s non-corrosive & non-staining, making it suitable for any surface and safe for use around pets.
We Can Help Get Rid of That Dog Smell
The Maid Squad can help effectively, efficiently, and reliably clean your home to make it both clean and comfortable for you, your dog, and visitors. We serve the Los Angeles and Orange counties in the state of California. Our integrated cleaning service features fully verified and vetted professional cleaners.
Contact us today to let us do all your residential cleaning while you focus on things that matter to you more.