Pet Odor 101
We love our cats and dogs, but hate cleaning up after them. Don Aslett, author of the new Pet Clean-Up
We love our cats and dogs, but hate cleaning up after them. Don Aslett, author of the new Pet Clean-Up Made Easy, offers tips to make it simpler, with goods available at many pet stores:
1. Act fast, before the smell and stain set in. Blot with a thick towel, then use an enzyme digester (try Simple Solution Stain and Odor Remover) to eliminate, not mask, the odor. Skip ammonia-based cleansers, since they smell similar to urine, and pets tend to “mark” the same spot again.
2. Just scoop it up and use a deodorizing cleaner like X-O Plus.
3. Freshen Up. To keep your home smelling fresh, look for a product containing zeolite, a mineral that absorbs pet odors (Aslett likes Odorzout). It’s safe to use around pets, so sprinkle some on carpeting, in crates, even outdoors.