One way of getting rid of pet odors in your home is to invest in home remodeling; ensuring that the bathroom and all living spaces are pet-friendly. You can, for example, create a small nook where they can rest in, create an eating area for them, or remodel your floor to make it pet-friendly. All these changes will make it easier for you to clean after your pet and reduce the spread of pet odors around the home
Besides home remodeling, you can use home-made odor removal products to make your house smell better. Here are some of the remedies you can use to get rid of pet odor:
1. Clean your carpets and furniture using baking soda
Make a solution of baking soda using apple cider vinegar and use it to wash your cushion covers, linens, carpets, blankets, and to clean furniture. The amount of baking soda solution you’ll use will depend on the magnitude of the odor and the size of your house. Every quarter cup of baking soda will need one cup of apple cider vinegar. This solution is a much better pet odor remover than any remover you can buy over the counter.
2. Bathe your pet regularly
To remove the stench from your furry friend, bathe him in a solution of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and liquid soap. The mixture should be in the ratio of 1 quart: ¼ cup: 1 teaspoon in that order. Ensure that the solution doesn’t get to the pet’s eyes- only wash the furry areas and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Another bathing solution for pets is tomato juice, although this one is not as effective as the hydrogen peroxide solution. You may have to repeat the procedure multiple times before the stench is fully gone.
3. If the pet has urinated around an area, purify that area
To purify a urine-ridden surface, wash the surface with a solution of baking soda and lemon essential oil. The ratio should be 6 drops: 1 cup in that order. Ensure that you shake the solution thoroughly before sprinkling it on the affected surface. If the odor is too much, you can leave the solution on the surface overnight and then wipe it off or vacuum it in the morning.
4. Citrus fruits are key
Citrus fruits make very effective enzymatic cleaners for pets. Make a solution of brown sugar, lemon or orange peels, and water in the ratio 14 tablespoons: 3 cups: 8 cups in that order. Let the solution sit in a jar for 2-3 months before using it to wipe out pet odor. Another solution could also be putting some plants, on top of them put some grow lights too, in this way they will grow faster and clean the air too and give your house a fresher look.
5. Oxidize your home with Hydrogen Peroxide
One of the best oxidizing agents in your local home improvement store is Hydrogen Peroxide. This solution is good at breaking down acidic urine and vomit, which makes it a good stain and odor remover. Mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with 2 spoons of dish detergent and 2 cups of baking soda. Soak a towel in the solution and use it to scrub gently over the stained areas.
Keeping your house clean and odor-free helps you keep allergies away, especially when expecting guests who may be allergic to pets. All the remedies we have suggested will neutralize pet odor in your home and leave it smelling better and fresh. They are all easy to make and use, and they aren’t as expensive as the sprays you buy over the counter. What’s more, none of them is harmful to your pet’s health. Note that not all air fresheners and pet cleaning solutions you see on TV and newspaper ads are safe for your pet.
About Author: Monica Gibson is an architect and writer for different design websites. She is young and ambitious, with a degree in architecture. She has eight-plus years of experience in interior and exterior design. Her mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and create their perfect sweet home. he puts a big effort into working with her clients and tried to help them in the best way she can.