How to get rid of dog smell in the house: useful tips

Alina MilsentLife
It is impossible to get rid of dog smell completely, but it can be minimized

Cute, smart and playful dogs give their owners a lot of joy and positive emotions. Four-legged dogs become real family members, loving and loyal. But sometimes it is very difficult to get rid of the unpleasant smell. Sofas, carpets, pillows, clothes - everything around is literally "impregnated" with a specific canine smell.

There are many factors that cause unpleasant odor - breed, age, coat type, state of health, amount of salivation, frequency of bathing, etc. Sante Plus has figured out how to neutralize dog odor in the home.

How to get rid of dog smell

It is impossible to get rid of dog smell forever and completely. Experts say: it's like trying to eliminate the smell of a rose or the iodized smell of the sea. When choosing a pet, you should also be prepared for unpleasant scents. No options here.

But dog odor can be minimized. An elementary and effective way to eliminate the problem is to clean all the places where the pet walks. You need to bathe your four-legged dog regularly and check him for parasites and infections.

Indeed, a dirty coat is one of the main causes of persistent odor. Julia Jenkins, a professional dog breeder, recommends regular baths with mild shampoo. They should be done at least once a month. After long walks, you should also be sure to wash your pet.

Why does your dog smell bad after bathing?

If you bathe your pet regularly and the unpleasant smell doesn't go away at all, or even increases, there may be a health problem.

It could be anything from skin irritation, bacteria or infection. You need to have your pet examined by a veterinarian right away.

Cleaning rules

Regular cleaning of the floor also minimizes the unpleasant smell. It is, however, temporary. Don't forget to vacuum the carpets of hair.

If you let your dog sit on the couch, cover the surfaces with a special plaid or blanket. Of course, this won't save odors from entering the couch, but it will at least reduce them a bit.

Regular spraying with white vinegar will also help. Fill a spray bottle with ⅘ of white vinegar and ⅕ of water. Note that the vinegar has a bleaching effect and test the product on an inconspicuous piece of cloth first.

Experts recommend washing your dog's bed and blanket every week. You can add ½ cup of white vinegar before washing. Your pet's toys also need regular washing.

Baking soda is also a great odor neutralizer. So if you don't have time to wash your dog's clothes every week, for example, sprinkle baking soda on them and leave them overnight. It is important to make sure that your pet temporarily has no contact with such things. In the morning, you can remove the baking soda residue with a vacuum cleaner. If possible, an additional rinse should be arranged.

How to minimize the smell of dog urine

Cleaning experts suggest pouring 2 tablespoons of baking soda directly on urine traces and leaving it to act for several hours. This natural, double-acting ingredient cleans stains and eliminates odors at the same time.

You can use a spray of white vinegar. Spray the solution on the affected area and wait 10 minutes before rubbing with a damp sponge. Then rinse with water and allow to dry.

Lemon juice or citric acid can also help. Rub lemon juice on the stinky area and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes.

The OBOZREVATEL was previously told how the size of the dog affects the ability of its body to withstand serious illnesses.

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