Here at greenshield organic, we love our pets. We have a variety of furry critters that share our hearts and our homes, but, like most other pets and despite their adorable little faces, they can have accidents or leave behind some not-so-pleasant stains and odors. But when they do, we’re prepared! Today we’re sharing some helpful tips to keep your home pet stain and odor free!
The most important part of cleaning up any pet stains and odors is time. You want to address any accidents or messes as quickly as possible, especially when it comes to urine. The longer you let messes set, the more likely they are to become permanent stains.
If you’re cleaning up a recent mess on carpeting, blot the urine with paper towels or a rag. Once you’ve absorbed the majority of the liquid, use a chemical-free stain treatment like our pet stain & odor remover on the spot. Spray the remover generously over the area and blot gently with fresh paper towels or a fresh rag. Our cleaner has the added benefit of neutralizing the odor and deterring further accidents in that spot, so you don’t have to worry about Fido or Felix returning to the scene of the crime.
It’s important to use a chemical-free cleaner when addressing pet stains because you want to eliminate the risk of your furry friends ingesting something that can cause them harm. Because they are so close to the ground and tend to lick/sniff everything they come across, it’s essential that you use something that is safe and organic to clean up those messes. While we don’t want our dogs and cats licking household cleaners, we want to feel comfortable that, if they do, they won’t get sick from it.
If the mess is on a hard-surface floor like linoleum or sealed hardwoods, simply wipe up the mess and use a few sprays of cleaner to sanitize and remove any lingering odors. Wipe the cleaner up with a fresh paper towel or rag, and there will be no signs of the mess!
If you’re cleaning up a mess that has been sitting for a while, spray stain remover generously on the spot. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before blotting with clean paper towels or a rag.
Sometimes, even when Fido isn’t leaving messes on the floor, he just doesn’t smell very good. Maybe he needs a bath or maybe it’s just his natural perfume, but, whatever it is, it’s making your home smell less fresh than you’d like. If you don’t have time to give him a scrub, you can use baking soda to freshen his coat. Simply take a handful or two of baking soda (depending on how big he is) and rub it into his coat. Brush him thoroughly, and he’ll smell fresher.
You can also sprinkle baking soda lightly in your pet’s bedding to absorb any stinky or stale odors that they leave behind. Let it sit for fifteen minutes and then vacuum/shake clean. Since baking soda isn’t toxic to your pets, you don’t have to worry if they ingest any.
Try sprinkling a little baking soda in Felix’s litter box to help keep those unpleasant odors at bay. This will make everyone happier.
Hopefully these tips will help you keep your house fresher and more pet friendly!
Please always test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous area before using any cleaner!