As much as we love our pets, we may not love the smells they can bring into our homes. Even worse, we may not notice the smell anymore; but we know it’s still there when our visitors comment about it. By following a few easy steps, you can make pet odors a thing of the past!

Find the Main Source of Pet Odor in Your Home

Depending on the type of pet you own, you’ll be looking in different areas. Cat owners will obviously be concentrating on the litter box. If possible, place your litter box(es) in an area as far away as possible from the main living area, and preferably in a place that can be well-ventilated (perhaps near a back door). Also, it is recommended that you clean the boxes often, scooping out contents at least daily, and changing litter/cleaning boxes once a week.

Dog owners will need to train their focus on where the dog spends most of his time. Carpet areas should be shampooed regularly, and furniture can be deep cleaned. If your dog (or cat) tends to have accidents in the house, get to them quickly using an enzyme cleaner to really pick up the odor.

Clear the Air

Baking soda is a universal odor eliminator. Toss some out on the carpet and let it sit for a while before you vacuum it up. Using baking soda while cleaning helps to absorb smells, but sometimes it might not do a complete job. To clear the air, you can find candles that are specifically intended to get rid of pet odors.

Don’t think you need to get rid of your beloved pets if their smells begin to permeate through your home. There are ways to solve that problem. After all, your pets are part of your family. They should be allowed to stay no matter how they smell.