A pet odor remover is essential when it comes to maintaining an odor-free home for houses that are home to pets. When it comes to having pets, one of the biggest concerns that a pet owner will face is maintaining their pets’ hygiene, and the collective cleanliness and freshness of the home. Although some pets are fairly easy to clean and maintain, there are those that require a firm hand, as they tend to get wild and hard to control when given a simple bath, the most common culprits being cats.
To address this problem, there are, fortunately, a lot of products that a pet owner can use to easily remove pet odors. Picking a pet odor removal product will depend on several different factors: your pet’s reaction to certain products, your budget, ease of use and the convenience it offers to both pet and owner.
The most common way to get rid of pet odor would be, of course, to give your pet a bath with water and soap or shampoo. However, a daily bath for your pet is too much of a chore to do everyday. Besides, if you have pets who love to play outdoors and roll around in mud and dirt, it would mean having to give them baths twice a day or even more. Too much bathing with soap or shampoo can cause dryness in your pet’s skin and could also damage their fur’s natural properties.
Biocides and disinfectants
Certain types of products, although highly effective in getting rid of pet odors, can actually do more harm than good. These products contain a very high percentage of chemicals that not only kill those germs that cause a foul stench but may also be toxic to the health of your pet. Since these cleaners contain harmful chemicals, they must be used with care and caution and stored in a safe place – where pets would not have access to them. They must also be kept out of reach to the other members of the family, especially the kids, lest they play with or ingest them accidentally.
A revolutionary method in removing pet odor, without having to use soap and water, is the use of the ionic pet brush. Because it is a waterless method, it has become a very popular method in keeping pets, especially those that are not exactly huge fans of soaking in water, clean and smelling fresh. Brushing your pet’s coat will already help untangle it and make it softer and smoother even without using pet shampoo. These new types of brushes not only remove dirt and debris from the coat as well as neutralize odor, but some may also include a massaging function that could help stimulate circulation in your pet’s body.
These are neutralizing pet odor removers. They absorb the smell. A good example is baking soda. The advantage is in their convenience. Once you sprinkle some on the offending site, you can forget about it for a while as it keeps working for you and absorbing the pet odor.
Green pet odor removers
These are non-toxic pet odor removers that are made with organic biodegradable ingredients, and packaged in recyclable containers. They are ideal for the environment-friendly pet owner and any pet-owner who would like to limit his pets’ exposure to toxic chemical products.
Ultimately, prevention is better than cure. This can be accomplished by changing the litter frequently, toilet training your pet effectively, and regular baths and brushing. However, having a pet remover on standby is a good idea.