Pets can be such wonderful additions to a home and there are many reasons to love them, from their adorable furry bodies to the way they’re happy to see us when we get home. But let’s face it — the joy of having a pet doesn’t come without consequences, including the fact that sometimes they smell bad! Animals don’t have the luxury of being able to take a shower or brush their teeth like humans do, but thankfully there are things that we can do to make our dogs and cats less stinky and more appealing to get up close and personal with for cuddle time. The following list contains some of the many products that are currently available to help reduce pet odor.
These beads are intended to remove unwanted airborne smells in the home, including those created by pets, for up to three months. The active ingredient is a proprietary compound called OM Complex, which is water-based and non-toxic. As is sometimes the case with scented products, there is the possibility of an allergic reaction.
These odor-eliminating wipes are infused with natural enzymes that are designed to remove dirt clinging to dog fur. They can be applied three to four times daily as needed. Pet owners should test these wipes on a small area before first use in case of allergy or sensitive skin. The Happy Pet brand was created by famed veterinarian Dr. Evan Antin.
This spray comprises a naturally based, lightweight formula that absorbs without leaving a sticky residue. It is meant to deodorize and kill odor-causing bacteria. The botanical blend provides shine and moisture to fur and leaves a light, refreshing scent with a hint of gardenia. The gentle, non-irritating formula is safe for use on a dog’s skin and coat.
This air-purifying bag naturally helps remove odors, bacteria, harmful pollutants and allergens. It also dehumidifies to help prevent mold, mildew and excessive moisture. It is fragrance-free, non-toxic, eco-friendly and lasts up to two years. In order to help “rejuvenate” this bag, it should be placed in direct sunlight once a month for at least an hour.
Sometimes pet odor is the result of an unclean mouth. Oxyfresh’s dental spray helps freshen breath while also fighting plaque and tartar. This non-toxic and veterinarian-recommended spray is made in the USA with Oxygene. It is safe for use in both dogs and cats. The long-lasting spray is alcohol-free, cruelty-free, odorless and flavorless.