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Tips on Dealing with "Dog Smell"

Today pets are part of the family; not like the days when they were little more than working or hunting companions. They cuddle on the sofa, snuggle in our beds, go on vacation with us, and so much more. All this love means the homes may tend to have that distinct "dog smell." We love our dogs, but not their dog smell.

What is the easiest and best way to get rid of the smell, without kicking out Fido? The best place to start is at the source. Routine bathing and brushing can really help reduce the smell. Davis’ Grubby Dog Shampoo is great for routine deep cleaning. This shampoo really penetrates the coat to remove and loosen dirt, caked-on mud, grease, and filth.

The next step is to find where their hair is “hiding” in your home. Things like pillows and blankets always seem to collect dog hair. If these items cannot be washed, vacuuming everything really good so that all the hair and dander comes out. For all your items that can be washed, including your clothes Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent is a great choice. This detergent is great for people with allergies! Now it’s time to get into the crevices of the furniture, especially the sofa, and remove all the hair hiding there. A hand vacuum will do the job to get up the hair that you can see, a lint roller can get the “stuck on hair” (you can also use packing tape to get it up.) If your pup sleeps with you don’t forget to vacuum your mattress.

Kennel Odor Eliminator Concentrate, or KOE, can be very helpful in removing odors when you mop the floors. This is not just for kennels; it can be used on cages, runs, floors, tables, walls and other large areas. All you have to do is add a shot of the KOE to a gallon mopping water or rinsing water and mop as normal. On carpet and rugs sprinkling baking soda and letting it sit for 20 minute will help get up hair and remove odors.

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