Get Rid of Dog Hair & Pet Odor

get rid of dog hair and pet odor - Pet friendly cleaning company Magnolia TX

Get Rid of Dog Hair & Pet Odor

get rid of dog hair and pet odor - Pet friendly cleaning company Magnolia TX

How to Get Rid of Dog Hair & Pet Odor

We all love our furry friends, but sometimes they can cause havoc on your home. We often forget that these furry friends come with a lot of dog fur, odor, and urine! Cleaning up after your pet can be frustrating for some people. However, there are plenty of tips to making your life as a pet parent much easier. Below, Maid for Muddy Paws team shares how to get rid of dog hair and pet odor so that your home can stay clean!

Create a Dog Grooming Schedule

Just like us, pets have to be groomed and maintained to look and feel their best. If you have a dog, we recommend grooming them on a regular basis. As the seasons change, pets will begin to shed their coat. This, of course, causes fuzz and dander to be everywhere. It is recommended that dogs with longer hair are groomed on a daily or weekly basis. Many pet owners have to vacuum or sweep daily to get keep the dog hair from getting out of control. 

Owning a puppy involves having to deal with dog hair on the carpet, furniture, and clothing. Investing in a lint roller is the first step toward living fuzz-free with a pet dog. Additionally, when your dog is shedding more, frequent trips to the dog groomer or daily brushing will help keep pet hair at bay. However, if you want to keep dog hair under control in the long run, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and do some daily vacuuming. You would also want to consider purchasing a pet sponge, which is a dry sponge that is useful for extracting pet fur from areas where the vacuum cannot reach. Our friends at Specialized AV, who offers home automation services, recommend getting an automated vacuum cleaner. This will help eliminate dander.

Find the Best Pet Cleaner

When your dog has an accident on the carpet or floor, it is important that you clean up the pet pee as soon as possible. Your dog’s sense of smell is far superior to yours. It will be able to say where it left you a “gift” and will repeatedly return to the scene of the crime. To avoid this unfortunate sequence of events, use floor or carpet cleaners known as “bacteria/enzyme digesters.” These are available online and at most pet shops. Before you begin washing, check the bottle to see if your solution needs to be diluted.

Use the Cleaning Solutions Properly

To ensure that puppy messes do not linger, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the cleaning solutions properly. If you’re a first-time pet owner, read the following: 

  • Dispose of poop and blot up pet pee with absorbent products such as paper towels or coffee filters. Repeat until there is no more liquid visible on the towel or filter.
  • Follow the instructions on your bacteria/enzyme cleaner and apply it to the stained area to efficiently eliminate both the mess and the pet odor.
  • Firmly press the plastic over the affected area. Continue to apply pressure so that floor and carpet cleaners can get into the nooks and crannies.
  • Leave the plastic on the stained area for the period specified.
  • If your pet dog often visits the same place, you can try to eliminate the pet odor. Apply one cup of vinegar to a gallon of warm water to the stained area of the floor or carpet. Apply another round of bacteria/enzyme carpet cleaner after that.

Hire a Pet-Friendly Cleaning Company

Many of us live busy lives, which explains why you don’t have time to clean your house as often as you’d like. Having a pet in the house is nice, but it does mean more messes. Maid for Muddy Paws is known for being the best pet-friendly cleaning company in Magnolia, TX. Our residential cleaning services are pet-friendly enough to wear. We offer dog grooming services as an additional service! If this is something you’re interested in, please contact Maid for Muddy Paws for a free estimate.