Dogs tend to leave a smell wherever they go. And since we love our pets so much, we tend to cuddle with them a lot, even in our most personal furniture like on our beds and couches. This results in dog smell leaving a trace in every corner of our house, something that we would not want visitors to notice.
One way to remove dog smell would be to remove the dog. But we wouldn’t want that, would we?
So how can we remove dog smell without removing the dog? Here are a few tips from PetMD.com:
Vacuum like crazy!
Start off by taking all furniture apart – pillows, blankets, and the like – and vacuuming everything thoroughly. Leave no cushion left unchecked. If your sofa and chairs have removable slipcovers or cushion covers, have them washed. Get into the deepest corners and crevices possible to remove as much hair as you can. Flip your bed mattress to vacuum both sides. Make sure to check under all your furniture.
Gather your deodorizing supplies to work on removing pet odor from carpets, furniture, and beds. Here are the things you need: a big box or two of baking soda and a bottle of apple cider vinegar. Wash your linens, blankets, and cushion covers with a mix of oxy-powered laundry detergent and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar. (If you don’t want to do this, you can also purchase pet odor removers at pet supply stores.)
Sprinkle baking soda liberally on the carpets, bed, and furniture. Use a cleaning brush to spread it around and into the fabric. Let it sit overnight so the baking soda can absorb the odors.
A little tip: you might want to do the bed in the morning so that you can clean and remake the bed at the end of the day. After this, you can vacuum all of the baking soda from the bed, carpet, and furnishings and then return the linens and covers to the furniture.
These tips can help remove a great deal of smell. However, you will need to do it properly. If you want to do a thorough job of removing the smell, you might want to rent a carpet cleaning machine or call a cleaning company to do it for you.