Home Scent: How To Get Rid of Pet Smell

Last week, we took a look at how you could protect your dogs and cats from the sights and sounds of Guy Fawkes Night. If you didn’t catch it, you can find it right here at Pets & Fireworks: Tips To Calm Your Furry Friends. It might be a bit late to implement any tips now, but there’s always next year. And, yes, Hogmanay is not that far away.

But talking about pets got is thinking. Gosh, we love them. We love them so much that sometimes it can feel like our hearts are going to explode.

There’s just one thing: boy, can they stink up the place.

We knew what we were in for when we got them, but there must be some way we can get the home to smell a little bit…fresher?

Well, yes, dear reader. Thankfully, there are some things you can do if you have pets that can make things a little bit more tolerable in the nose department.

And so, here are 5 tips to help get rid of that dreaded pet smell from your home.

Open Sesame: Around this time of year it might not be the desired option, but opening the window and getting some fresh air in is an obvious answer here. You don’t have to open it up all the way if you’re worried about a chill. However, letting some fresh air in and wafting away some of that offensive stench is an effective tactic worth considering if the smell is beginning to get unbearable.

Clean Everything: Our beloved cats and dogs are covered head to toe in fur. You may have noticed this. And that fur gets pretty much everywhere as they malt, scratch and rub themselves pretty much all over the place. To help with the smell, not to mention the mess, make sure you are cleaning everything all of the time…Including your pets. Yes, they tend to try and clean themselves (cats especially), but a proper scrub will go a long way to give them a more pleasant aroma. At least for a while.

Fresh Smells: So, your pet is all clean and smells like a million pounds. Great stuff!  But why stop there? If you’ve got an animal, the air is going to deteriorate pretty soon whether you like it or not. So, pick up some things that make your place smell good to at least disguise what’s going on. This time of year, for example, scented candles are very popular. An air of Christmas or an air of dog? The choice is yours. We know which we would prefer.

Air Purifier: This handy little item does exactly what it says on the tin. There are many different types that you can get, but try and purchase one that specifically is designed to help kill those nasty pet pongs. It’ll help get rid of the icky whiff whilst simultaneously killing unhealthy bacteria in the air. Now that sounds like something that would be good for all of the family.

Identify Key Spots: If you have done all of the above and are still finding that there is a bit of an issue, it could be that there is a place, or a number of places, that need specific and hardcore targeting. This could be an area of carpeting where your pet has been unwell, for example. Have a look around and, yes, get your nose up close and personal. Then, roll up your sleeves and attack with a solid scrub and odour eliminator. 

We all love our pets. They’re family and we always want them in our lives.

And so, we have to look at ways in which we can have a home that is both animal and nose friendly.

We hope our suggestions have sparked your imagination. Do you have any tips to help fellow readers? Be sure to let us know.

From everyone here at Belvoir Edinburgh, we hope you are all well and that you have a great week.

Take care. And happy housekeeping.