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Are you aware of how noseblind you can become to your pet’s odors? What you don’t smell, guests do, making for a potentially awkward experience. Noseblindness occurs naturally over time when a person becomes accustomed to surrounding smells, whether it is a dog bed or a cat’s litter box. As a pet owner, over time, you no longer easily detect those distinct odors. I just moved into a new home, and worry about keeping pet odors at bay. The dogs have their crates in an office room and, whenever I go in there, I can tell that the room smells like dog. As much as Ty and Eve might like to think that they smell like roses, they really don’t.
According to a recent survey, pet odor ranks above smoke odor in terms of offensive smells in the home. 49 percent of Americans said that they dread visiting homes with pets because of the smell, and 24 percent felt that pet smells are the most offensive within a home, second only to garbage odor. The majority, 60 percent, said that they would hate it if they thought that their guests were thinking that their homes smelled of animals
Keeping My New Home Fresh With The Febreze School of Petiquette
Febreze® is a great product to help battle the problem. It doesn’t just mask pet odors, it works to truly eliminate them while leaving behind a light, fresh scent. It is safe for your cats and dogs. Now, you can follow some simple rules from the Febreze School of Petiquette and keep your home odor free. Here are some examples, courtesy of Febreze.
Does your dog’s bed look like this? This is Ty’s bed.
A dog’s bed often turns into a collection of your socks and plush toys, which should be washed regularly. In the event of a drop-in guest, give the dog bed a few sprays of Febreze Fabric Refresher to eliminate the ‘odour de pup’ and saliva and leave behind a light, fresh scent. And if your dog thinks the guest bed is his bed, use Febreze Fabric Refresher on the bedding before your guests arrive.
Some of us have a hard time keeping pets off the hard-to-wash upholstered furniture. So, if your German shepherd thinks he’s a lap dog and likes to cuddle up next to you, keep Febreze Fabric Refresher handy to instantly remove his dog smell from the couch fabric and pillows. With the odor gone and a light, fresh scent remaining, your couch-sitting guests will have no idea they just have stolen Fido’s secret sleep spot.
I use Febreze Fabric Refresher on the crate beds too.
Dogs love car rides. But while they are propping their head out the window, enjoying the rush of wind through their fur, they may also be ensuring your otherwise tidy car smells like a kennel. Keep your ride fresh for your carpool pals by attaching a Febreze Car Vent Clip to your air vent for continuous odor removal. For an extra dose of freshness, break out the Febreze Fabric Refresher and use it on your fabric seats.
Scoop out your cat’s litter box regularly as needed, and empty, scrub and refill it with fresh kitty litter weekly. Keeping to this schedule will reduce the gross-out factor for your guests while also keeping Socrates in fine fettle. In between cleanings, ensure the area near the litter box smells is odor-free and fresh with Febreze Air Effects. Your philosophical feline will feel right at home.
Want more tips? Download the full Febreze School of Petiquette here: Petiquette_Curriculum_091415
Febreze Pet-Safe Products
These Febreze products are safe for your dogs and cats (they should not be used around birds).
Fabric Refresher: Febreze Fabric Refresher instantly removes odors from fabrics. Use it daily on fabrics that receive high traffic such as dog beds and furniture. I find that it works great on rugs too, especially where Eve likes to lay and chew on her bully sticks.
Air Effects: Febreze Air Effects instantly takes care of odors in the air. It is great for anywhere that pet odors linger or when you need a burst of freshness. I use it in the dog’s crate room.
Car Vent Clips: Fabreze Car Vent Clips continuously freshen your car and eliminate tough pet odors that tend to hang inside. They can be placed onto any air vent in your vehicle and have an intensity. They last for about 30 days. I travel with Ty for his medical appointments quite frequently, so I just hung one in my car today!
Have you tried Febreze?