If you home is smelling a little on the doggy side, you may have pet odors that are taking over. These odors can come from wet pets, urine, or just plain dirty dog smells. There is no need to despair as there is plenty you can do to eliminate these foul odors from your home and get your house smelling fresh and clean again including using a pet odor eliminator. Try some of these remedies to spruce up your home and rid it of that pet stink for good.
Start Up The Vacuum
Yes, a simple vacuuming may be all you need to freshen up your home and remove some of that pet odor. Because pet hair and dander get stuck within the fibers of your carpeting, it can be a breeding ground for odors to linger. Try sprinkling baking soda on the carpet before you vacuum as this will soak up the odors and help to deodorize the room, giving you that clean feeling. This is a simple but effective pet odor eliminator.
Wash It Down
When you have an odor problem, washing the floors and walls can help remove the smell that has permeated these surfaces. A good wash down of the walls and floors will eliminate areas where marking has occurred and help get rid of pet hair and dander that is clinging to these surfaces. Try a gentle solution of vinegar and water that is safe for walls and floors and begin a general rub down of your home.
Stop The Stench
If your odor problem is more serious, you may need a cleaning solution that is an odor neutralizer to get to the root of your problem. First, you must locate the source of the smell and find out what part of your home has been affected. Use a black light to locate urine spots and try a cleaner such as NonScents Pet Odor Remover Spray. This is an odor neutralizer instead of an odor masking solution and is especially safe for pet use. Spray it liberally throughout your home and on the source of the odor as it is fragrance-free and won’t leave a perfume smell in your house. The results of this pet odor eliminator will leave you with a smell-free home.
Air It Out
By letting some fresh air into your home, you can help those pet odors disappear and give all the rooms in your house a breezy smell. Simply open the windows and let the fresh air in. For items such as curtains, rugs, and furniture, try sitting them out in the sun for a few hours to really air them out. This will help the trapped in pet odors to dissipate and give you a cleaner smell inside your home.
By using these cleaning techniques, it is possible to get that pet stench out of your home for good. Allowing these areas to linger with odors will only make the smell more intense over time, leaving you with a home that reeks of animals. Once you have completed these cleaning methods, be sure to stay on top of keeping your home clean, so you are not overrun by these foul odors again.
If you’re a cat owner or a cat lover, your feline friend is a big part of your life and you wouldn’t have it any other way! Unfortunately for all of the cats out there, not all of them are lucky enough to have great homes and parents like yourself. If you’re looking for an easy way to help out the stray kitties in your neighborhood, here are a few easy ways to lend a helping hand.
Volunteer at your local shelter
Animal shelters and rescue centers often rely on volunteers to stay running. From walking dogs, to working at events, to helping with administrative tasks, there are many ways you can give a little of your time and provide a great service to your local feline community. Many cities also offer fostering programs, where you can house animals in your home for a short period of time to reduce crowding in shelters and give animals a bit more homey comfort. This is a great way to help kittens in your community and have a little more feline in your life.
Adopt a cat
Adopting is a great way to help the cats in your community. Most shelters have online listings of the various animals you can adopt, so you can check out the various animals available before you go to see if they are good with children, friendly, and meet any other requirements you might have. You will then have the chance to meet with representatives from the shelter, meet your four legged match, and hopefully leave with a new addition to your household! It’s also pertinent to keep an eye out for promotions at your local shelter, as many shelters offer discounts at various times per year.
Donate items and funds
If you don’t have a ton of extra time but would like to put a few dollars towards helping animals, there are many places to donate to animals in need. There are many ways to donate to the Humane Society including hosting your own fundraiser, one time and sustaining donations, and donating food and pet items to the shelter. Donations also do not have to be monetary. Many shelters will accept old vehicles as donations, newspapers for kennels, and a variety of other items.
For cat lovers everywhere, there are many ways to help cats in need. Whether you’re donating your time, money, or anything else, it’s a great service to our feline friends when you decide to give back to those with less love than your own.
There are over 85.8 MILLION domestic cats in the United States and counting. 46% of those cats were adopted from a shelter. While this seems like a great statistic at first glance, unfortunately, not every shelter cat gets adopted. Of the roughly 3 million cats being taken into shelters, 41% of them will be euthanized.
Even more heartbreaking are the cats who are adopted, then returned to the facility. They had a chance to live in a loving home, only to be put back into the shelter system.
There are a few reasons that cats are returned to shelters. Sometimes it’s because the owner didn’t anticipate how much time and money it takes to truly take care of a pet. Sometimes it’s because the owner has to move, and the cat can’t go with them.
But one often overlooked reason cats are returned to shelters is due to housebreaking issues. If they have problems adjusting to using the litter box in their new home, or go on the floor, some cats don’t get a second chance. Some people do not have the patience to handle a cat soiling their home, no matter how much they liked the cat initially. But maybe many of these shelter cats have a good reason not to use the litter box, and maybe this is a fixable problem!
Picture this: You’re on vacation far away from home. You excuse yourself to use a public bathroom. Upon walking in, you find out that it smells awful. If the smell was bad enough, perhaps you might even try to find another bathroom. That’s the reality of many cats who are adopted by new owners. Perhaps the owners just don’t know how to clean the litter box, or maybe that particular cat has extra smelly poop. But the result is the same: they may try to stay away from the offensive litter box.
That’s where NonScents can help! If you sprinkle some NonScents over the litter box, it creates a clean, welcoming atmosphere for the furriest new family member. If the litter box is clean, even the most resistant cat is more likely to use it. Hopefully, if more new cat owners try out NonScents, we can keep cats from being returned to shelters and give them a chance at a healthy and happy life.
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The Oregon Humane Society in Portland, OR has upwards of 6000 cat adoptions per year. Recently, the OxiScience team visited the shelter and met with employees to learn more about pet adoptions and determine ways that we can help.
One reason a cat may be returned to a shelter is due to issues adjusting to their new home. Being apprehensive about using the litter box can mean a one-way-ticket back to the shelter for many cats. A cleaner, nicer smelling litter box may save the cat’s life by keeping them well-behaved and more likely to use the litter box (even in a strange new environment).
Each person who adopts a cat from Oregon Humane Kit can purchase a starter kit full of products to use for their new feline friend. We offered NonScents odor control cat litter additive to be a part of the Oregon Humane Society kit. We want to help new cat owners create a welcoming environment for their new feline friend. Of course, we wouldn’t want the shelter to offer it to their customers unless they liked it first!
Three employees tested out NonScents independently of the shelter. Everyone who tested it was thrilled with the results. When we asked if they would add NonScents to their first-time cat owner kit, they responded with an enthusiastic “Yes!”
OxiScience is taking steps to make sure that all cats have a fair shot at a happy, healthy life. By supporting our products, you’re supporting a company that wants to make sure cats are safe and well-cared-for!
Featured image edited from the original by Roham Sheikholeslami at Flickr
Our first NonScents loyal customer survey has concluded, and we have some interesting results!
It’s clear that there are always litter box odor issues to resolve, even if you’re a responsible pet owner maintaining a hygienic environment.
Most of our customers (78%) have one or two cats. 56% have only one litter box, and 52% of responders reported to cleaning the litter box daily. Surely cleaning so often with so few cats should lead to a clean smelling home – however, this is not the case. All of our survey responders are loyal customers who enjoy using NonScents, which means they still seek out odor control even in a clean environment. Odor issues can arise regardless of how responsible a pet owner is about litter box cleaning!
Many of our existing customers use other forms of odor control or air fresheners in their house as well. Only 18% said that they used nothing, while the other 82% of customers used one of several options such as sprays, activated charcoal, or plug in – air fresheners. With all of these methods, NonScents provides that extra step needed to keep a house smelling fresh.
As you can see, NonScents products help cat owners create a better home for themselves and their furry friends!
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Thanks to our cover cat, Lucy!