Remove Those Nasty Odors Coming From Your Pets
Pet odor removal can be one of the biggest chores for pet owners. Of course the odor will depend on the kind of pet you have. Mice smell worse than parakeets, of course. Turtles can be very messy and smelly. But even the nicest smelling pet can start smelling very bad if you do not clean it.
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Pet odor removal is something you need to do immediately after pets pee and poop in your apartment. You should never leave it for later. Some pet owners say that pets never smell bad, but we really do not agree on this. Unless you clean it - it will smell.
Prevent Odors - Train Pets
Of course these are not the only causes for bad odors in apartment. Pets that did not have baths for long time will eventually start smelling bad. Now, make sure your pet is allowed to have baths and how often can he get them. Even pets that are always in water can smell bad. If you don't clean your turtle for a while and you will see how bad it gets.
You do not want to spend a lot of time removing pet odors? Then work on preventing them.
Train your puppy, kitten or bunny to do its business outside or in special places. We all know you can buy cat litter box on every corner these days.
Ferrets also learn this fast. Even my guinea pigs are not making big mess around the house, they always pee in the same corner of the cage.
Prevention of pet odors will also depend on the kind of life your pet lives. If we are talking about an indoor cat you will need to make sure it knows where is the proper place to go. In case it is going out sometimes, then it will be better to teach it to relief itself outside.
Not a Urine Odor?
All this will prevent pet odor caused by urine. But what about other pet odors? Do you have a dog? Well we are sure you know how he smells after running in the rain.
Removal of pet odors includes more than cleaning urine stains. A lot of times the apartment itself smells bad. You can not determine a specific spot or a stain but the smell is there.
Don't Cover Pet Odors
The best piece of advice I can give you on this, and it is pretty much based on my experience (if I can say -- unfortunately), is that you need to clean your house completely. I've used so many products over the years but most of them will just cover the smell.
Do not get me wrong as I use some of them too. But, you need to make sure you are not just covering pet odors. You will need to clean everything up before you start using those pet odor removal products.
Vacuuming the house will not do it. You need to clean floors, carpets and furniture. Clean everything that was in contact with a smelly pet. After you cleaned your apartment you can start using pet odor removal product or use some of our homemade odor removal mixes.
Do not forget to clean your pet regularly as it will be the best prevention you can provide. It should not be too difficult to do this in order for your apartment to have nice odor.
If you like fragrant candles and other similar products, before you use them, read the instructions so they do not harm your pet. Also, do not use them to cover the smell, it will make it even worse.
Cleaning pets and their odors can be hard but funny and interesting too... if you have ever had a dog I am sure there were times when he would run out of the bath tub and mess up your house.
It was not funny at the moment but when you recall it now, I am sure there is a smile on your face. Do you have similar stories or a pet odor removal tip? Why not share it with us?
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