How To Get Rid Of Your Dog’s Odor

Dogs are very curious and like to get into all sorts of nooks and crannies. Because of this, they can often bring with them bad odor that sticks on their fur and rubs all over your house. The smell will definitely stay on your hands after a good petting as well.

So what do you do when your dog smells bad?

First, why is it so hard to eliminate dog odor?

One reason why it is hard to keep the stink away is because there are multiple odor sources that have added up. Apart from getting it from what they rub against while on their walks, canines are also known to emit a good amount of sebum, or oil. This natural secretion is one major source of the smell. Other factors why your dog smells bad include:

  • Sweat
  • Dandruff
  • Saliva
  • Diet that causes bad breath
  • Diet that causes gas
  • Yeast that is normally present in skin
  • Wax that builds up in their ears
  • Urine, which dogs have the natural tendency to mark many things with

Easy Smelly Dog Remedies for Your Home

If you noticed the smell seeping into your home and you are now in dire need to eliminate dog odor from furniture, floors, and multiple other areas of the house, then this handy guide is for you:

#1 Simply sweep the area. Sometimes all it takes is a quick sweep to get rid of dog fur and other odor causing elements that are stuck on the floor or on furniture.

#2 Better yet, mop with a vinegar solution, too. After sweeping, mop the floor with a vinegar solution made of equal parts white vinegar and water.

Simply spray or lightly pour this on the floor, mop it from corner to corner, and let it air dry. Vinegar is a popular household deodorizer which helps neutralize even the strongest of odors.

#3 While you’re at it, best to vacuum everything. We recommend vacuuming after you sweep and before you mop. By adding this step, you will have yourself one hard to beat trio. Vacuum all the other places that dog fur may reach such as ceiling fans and windowsills.

#4 Now, sprinkle some baking soda. Another pantry must-have known for its cleaning superpowers is baking soda. This ingredient targets acidic smells such as urine and neutralizes them. Experts say they work even on old, long-lasting issues.

All you have to do is sprinkle it on the affected areas, let it sit overnight, and then wipe away any excess powder with a wet cloth the next morning. Similarly, you may also opt to vacuum it away especially if it is on things made of fabric.



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