4 Ways To Manage Pet Odors

Monday, May 7, 2018

This post is sponsored by The Libman Company, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Pets. We love them as if they were our children, but we could definitely do without the odors that come with them. Let's be honest. As cute as they are, pets can be stinky. As pet owners, one of our top concerns is always the dreaded odors that accompany our furry little friend.

We own three cats, so I totally get it. I am hyper aware of the odors that come with my cats, and the last thing I want is a guest to sniff out even the smallest of pet odors. In honor of May being National Pet Month, I'm sharing a few tips and tricks I employ to help manage those pesky pet odors

1. Keep your pet clean
Since cats clean themselves, this is a no-brainer for the most part. However if you are a dog owner, you should be bathing your dog regularly or having them groomed professionally. Bathing and brushing cats and dogs on the regular will go a long way to keeping your home smelling fresh.

2. Mop and vacuum regularly
Whether you have cats or dogs, this is a must! Most odors linger in carpets, on wood floors, and in furniture fabrics. Cleaning them regularly helps keep odors at bay. To help manage cat odors, I use The Libman Company's Wonder® Mop. The wonder mop lifts up to 20% more dirt using its powerful GRIPSTRIPS. It features a power wringer that removes water from the microfiber mop head faster allowing you and your family to be back on the floor in no time.

The Wonder® Mop works on all surfaces including wood floors, linoleum, and tile floors and has a removable mop head that is machine washable up to 50 times. After that time, you can purchase a replacement mop head. It works great on hard-to-reach baseboards too!

3. Make the litterbox a priority
The litterbox accounts for most of the cat odor in our home. In addition to scooping it daily and doing a full emptying and cleaning weekly, it's essential to mop the area around which the litterbox is located. Debris collects around the outside of the box, and that often contributes to the unpleasant odor.

Also, deodorize the box by sprinkling baking soda into it daily after each scooping.


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4. Air out your house
If the weather cooperates, open the windows and let the fresh air in. Even in during the colder months, opening the windows nearest to the litterbox for just 10 minutes will make a big difference in the air quality of your home. 

Watch the  Wonder® Mop in action here:

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