pet odor

@tsledd (154)
United States
May 6, 2007 11:47pm CST
what are you home remidies to fight off animal odor in your home? I have 8 dogs and odor. We keep our house clean we sweep and mop daily but it seems a wet dog smell never leaves. I love all my dogs and dont plan to get rid of none of them, but i need help to get the odor under control. Its not bad all the time, it seems like the weather out side can make the smell be worse, is this possible? all suggestions would be so appriciated.
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
7 May 07
Honestly, i would recommend only having your dogs inside when necessary - with that many dogs, it's too hard to keep the smell out completely coz not only do they have an odour of their own but when they do their business it makes things worse. Then you have the smells is they do their business on things - the smell is then soaked in to item as well. There's no need for you to get rid of any but you need to make sure that they're not stinking out your home. I'd recommend having them outside for as long as possible to be honest, you cant get rid of a smell if the animals are always inside - it'll always just come back or never leave, no matter how hard you clean! Good luck though :)
• United States
7 May 07
Well geez. . if the dogs are PEEING all over the house maybe she should just take the time to train them to be civil! I assumed she meant they had a body odor. Never even thought of the fact that they might just be going in the house all the time! If that is the case, then they need a crash course in Housebreaking 101. There is no reason why a mature dog should still be going in the house.
@tsledd (154)
• United States
7 May 07
my dogs are housebroke. my furniture dont smell, that carpet was awful now its gone since december. so i think its in my wood floors. this house is old. wet dog smell may not have discribed it well its like wet basement smell gosh guys maybe it isnt my dogs at all but something in this house smells bad.
• United States
7 May 07
If its not the dogs themselves, its likely the odor is being retained by your upholstery and carpeting. The only real way to get rid of the smell is to have them professionally steam cleaned or replaced. If the dogs are the culprit, sometimes a change in diet can help with some of the doggy odor. Bathing them once a week or so can also help, as well as frequent brushing to get rid of the shedding hair. One more thing you can do is buy an air filer, or air purifier. If you're going this route, keep in mind that you do get what you pay for so if you opt for the cheapest one, it may not make a big difference.
@tsledd (154)
• United States
7 May 07
no it isnt the dogs them selves. Its like in the air.. I just bought a old house and dogs lived here before.. My dogs marked the new territory i guess. I already took out the carpet.I have hard wood floors upstairs,maybe urine has soaked into the wood? i do have a air purifier $300. it helps. and I do keep them outside as much as possible. I put vinegar in spray bottle to spray the air this helps for awhile.. when i come from work, i smell it strong. I burn scented candles all the time.