We have a 55lb dog in our 1100sf home, I don't care how clean the house is or how clean we keep the dog, you can smell the "dog smell" Does anyone know of a room deodorizer that really works and lasts? I'd like an unscented neutralizer or scented if it wasn't overpowering. TIA
Is it just the general doggy odor, or does it have accidents?
For just a general odor, I would suggest Febreeze. Just give the furniture, rugs, curtains a spritz as you tidy up daily or several times a week.
If the dog is having accidents, I suggest an odor remevor with enzymes made specifically for pet accidents. There are a lot of them on the market now and they are usually found with the cleaning products and pet products. For stubborn or problem areas you might have to really soak it more than once.
Just general dog smell, drives me crazy. I can smell it when I return to the house from being out. I think people would think we're not clean because of "dog odor". It may be the visitors problem if they think that, but like I said it drives ME crazy.
Is your dog a "hound" breed by any chance? We used to do foster care, and I got so that I refused Bassets and Bloodhounds. They tend to have oily coats that even a day after bathing...will give off doggy odor, especially if they got wet at all.
We have an Ozone machine that I use in my art restoration business, and it works great for occasionally giving fresh air scent....without any perfumey scents.
Originally posted by aries68mc: If you have carpeting/rugs, try sprinkling baking soda and then vacuuming.
Try an air cleaner.
I agree totally! All the room fresheners have been proven to be harmful to our health including fabreeze! I'm allergic to many of them & so are a lot of other people. I will also sometimes put out a dish of vinegar to absorb smells...if it is something really bad.
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I'm curious, what kind of food are you feeding him? Is he strictly a house dog or does he spend any time outside?
I have two male German Shepherds (105lbs and 80lbs) in the house. They only get bathed maybe twice a year. Regular brushing and diet makes a big difference and if they spend a lot of time outdoors when it's hot I can smell them. Otherwise they don't have an odor.
I'm only asking this because a room deodorizer isn't going to help much if the source of the odor isn't removed. Some dog foods make your dog smell bad.
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We had an 60 pound dog for years and our house never smelled like dog. Ever. The reason was that I never, ever, ever let her on the furniture or the carpet. She had a doggie bed in the kitchen, which has a wood floor. Our kitchen is open to the rest of the house, but she never was allowed to roam freely. I washed the cover of the dog bed regularly, and I had her groomed regularly. I find that fibers in carpet and fabrics really hold onto animal odors which is why she wasn't allowed on the furniture or carpets. Plus who wants to sit on a sofa or chair covered in animal hair.
PS. A great air freshener is an open window. Letting fresh air in everyday does wonders for keeping the house fresh smelling.
I'm thinking a pitbull mix, the vet says she didn't really know unless we tested. We keep her inside now because she has an attitude problem, she's very territorial, and barks at EVERYTHING. I know I hate it when a neighbors dog is outside barking all day. I admit, I'm a bad person when it come to dog food, I'm sure there're healthier versions. We keep dry Beneful in her bowl and give her about 10oz pedigree wet each evening. I did go to Bed, Bath & Beyond and got the Fresh Wave crystal gel, so we'll see how that goes. Thanks everyone