Living and Cleaning with Pets

There is nothing worse then walking into someone elses or even your own home and being blasted with “pet smell”. Sometimes it is just the general Eau de dog or the spray of a cat, either way, it is not a smell people want in their homes. Unfortunately pet smells tend to be strong, persistent smells. Here are some things that you can do to help diminish or eliminate these odors altogether.

Furniture
cat on couch
If  your cat or dog thinks that the couch is THEIRS,  it has probably began to take on their smell. For strong, set in smells, sprinkle with baking soda and allow it to sit for 15 minutes, then vacuum off.  If you were to just steam clean the furniture without doing this step first, it can sometimes lead to the “wet dog” smell.  So if you are wanting to really do a deep clean, be sure to do the baking soda step first. In between deep cleanings you can us a scent neutralizing spray (baking soda and water, or a store bought version)
Clean up fur FAST!

To quickly remove fur from fabric, use a damp rubber glove! Put the glove on your hand and dampen it, then just run your hand along the fabric. It picks up fur faster and more easily then any other method, plus you don’t have to spend a small fortune on lint rollers.

Muddy Paw Prints on Capet

As tempting as it may be, do not immediately clean any muddy prints you might see on your carpet. Allow the mud to dry first and then vacuum it off. If some dirt still remains, gently blot the stain with liquid dish soap and warm water.