How do I get rid of pet odours in my house?
As much as we love our four-legged friends, if you’re a pet owner, you are likely no stranger to the smells that come with having a furry roommate. It may be dander, vomit, urine or faeces, but regardless of where the smell originates, you definitely don’t want any sort of smells lingering in your home. Whether it’s dog odour or cat wee, we have a few tips about the art of pet odour removal.
How to clean cat vomit
It’s not pleasant, but it’s a good thing if you discover cat puke right away. Dry puke can be cleaned too, but since any cat vomit has a tendency to stain, the faster you act, the better. Remove as much vomit as you can with a dry paper towel, spoon or knife, being careful not to press the vomit further into the carpet. Spray the area with water and blot using a dry paper towel. Rotate the towel so you’re always using a dry spot – you will need to use a few to get the job done. Spray an enzyme-based cleaner on the spot to break down the proteins that cause permanent damage, always following the product’s instructions.
How to clean dried dog wee
Wondering how to get rid of that dog wee smell is an age-old question. A wet vac is an inexpensive and essential tool that will come in handy for many pet removal odours. For dried dog wee, Michelle Schenker, founder of CanineJournal.com, says to saturate the stain with a wet vac and suck up the dirty water. Next, apply a pet odour neutraliser and follow the instructions on the bottle. If your efforts don’t do the trick, try an advanced stain remover. But whatever you do, don’t use vinegar or ammonia for pet odour removal. While vinegar boosts natural cleaning abilities, the Humane Society says using vinegar and ammonia may entice your pet to mark the area.