How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh with Dogs Around - Sparkly Tails

How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh with Dogs Around

Mar 29, 2024

We love our pets, but let's be honest – sometimes their doggy smell can stick around a bit too long in the house. Sound familiar? Many of us share the struggle of keeping our homes fresh, especially when our canine companions spend most of their days indoors. 

Don't worry though, fellow dog parents! We have some easy and effective tips to help you deal with this common situation. Get set to say bye-bye to doggy smells and enjoy a breath of fresh air once more.

Regular Grooming Sessions

Regular grooming sessions are a bit like giving your pooch a spa treatment — they keep your dog looking great and help tackle those unwanted odours that can linger in your home. Brush their fur often to stop all that shedding and keep it shiny and healthy – and smelling lovely too!
illustration of a lady brushing a dog on the floor

It's also a perfect time to chat and bond with your pup while you brush out any knots. Not to mention, keeping an eye on your dog during brushing can help spot any potential health issues early, which can save you both a lot of hassle later on.

After a good brush, freshen up your dog's bed with a few sprays of pet bed refresher – it's like the finishing touch on a delicious sundae, making your whole house smell clean and fresh.

Wash Pet Bedding Frequently

Making sure you wash your pet's bedding regularly is like pressing the reset button every week. It keeps their sleeping spot comfy and fresh, making your whole house smell good too.
washing machine washing dog cloths to reduce smells

Because your pet spends most of their snooze time curled up in their bed. Over time, if you don't wash it often all those doggy cuddles leave behind dirt and oils that can make the bed (and your whole house) a bit smelly. Rest assured! Simply toss their bed in the washing machine with pet-friendly soap once a week, and those yucky smells will be gone – hello fresh-smelling home! It's super easy – just pop it in, add soap, and let the machine do its work. Your pup will be happy, and your house will feel like a breath of fresh air.

Remember, regular washing does two great things: it removes those doggy smells and keeps your pet's bed nice and clean. When you wash away dirt, dust, and bits that can make them sniffle, you're helping your furry friend stay healthy and happy.

Vacuum and Clean Floors

Regular vacuuming is your secret weapon against fur-filled floors and lingering odours! When your dog trots around the house, they leave behind more than just paw prints—they also shed fur and track in dirt that can make your home smell less than fresh.
Man vacuuming living room floor

Focus on the areas your pet loves to relax in and the paths they walk around the house,  like their bed or the sofa, as well as the pathways they frequently use around the house. This doesn't just remove fur and dirt, it also helps eliminate dust and other allergens that can trigger your pet's sneezing. Try to invest in a vacuum cleaner with a pet-friendly filter to grab all that fur and dander. With a little effort, you'll have a sparkling clean home that smells great and a happy healthy pet who can breathe easy too.

Purify the Air in Your Home

Creating a fresh and inviting atmosphere in your home is essential for both you and your dog! With your pet spending so much time indoors, it's important to ensure the air you breathe is clean and free from odours.
Air purifier cleaning smells coming from dogs in a living room

An air purifier can be a real lifesaver, it helps improve the air quality inside your home, which is great for you and your furry friend. Look for models that use recycled filters and eco-friendly technologies to effectively capture pet dander, dust, and other airborne particles, leaving your home feeling fresher and healthier. Place the purifier in areas where you and your pet spend the most time, like the living room or bedroom, for optimal results.

Another natural way to purify the air is by incorporating houseplants into your decor. Certain plants, such as spider plants and bamboo palms, are not only pet-safe but also act as natural air purifiers, removing toxins and releasing oxygen into your home.

Also, opening windows regularly to let in fresh air is also beneficial in reducing odours and promoting better air circulation. Even a few minutes of fresh air can make a noticeable difference in the overall atmosphere of your home, give it a try and see the difference.

Neutralize Odours Naturally

When it comes to getting rid of those annoying pet smells, natural odour-neutralizing solutions are the way to keep your home smelling fresh without the use of harsh chemicals.
Lady adding cleaning living room floor

Baking soda is a great asset in tackling doggy smells! Just sprinkle it on carpets, furniture, and even your pet's bed. Let it sit for 30 minutes (or an hour for stubborn smells), then vacuum it all up. Baking soda soaks up those stinky odours and leaves your home smelling clean and fresh – like new again.

White vinegar is another powerhouse when it comes to natural odour removal. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and use it to tackle odour hotspots around your home. The vinegar's acidic properties help neutralize odours, leaving behind a clean and fresh-smelling environment.

And let's not forget about the power of essential oils! Opt for pet-safe essential oils like lavender, peppermint, or citrus, and mix a few drops with water in a spray bottle. Use this natural air freshener to spray around your home, leaving behind a pleasant scent that'll cover any unwanted.

Use a Natural Pet Bed Refresher

One of the best ways to give your dog's bed a natural makeover is with our Pet Bed Refresher! Inspired by the scenic landscapes of Norfolk, this delightful refresher is crafted to eliminate those pesky odours while bringing a breath of fresh coastal air into your home.

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Made with all-natural goodies like soothing witch hazel, it gets rid of those stinky bacteria that cause odours. Plus, it can help soothe any itchy or dry skin your dog might have – double win! Hand-mixed with the finest natural ingredients, this pet bed refresher is a must-have for any pet owner looking to keep their furry friend's sleeping spot clean and inviting while also refreshing the entire home.

Try our Pet Bed Refresher today

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