5 Tips For Dealing With Pet Smells and Odors

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Pet wipes have come a long way from their humble beginning as an inexpensive way to freshen up your pet’s bath after a visit to the pet supply store. They now offer pet owners many more options than just their traditional orange and yellow variety. In fact, there are so many pet wipes that you will likely find yourself running out before you run out of pet supply choices! Which ones to buy can depend on what your pet needs, as well as the store you are buying them at. Here are some of the pet supplies that can be found at your local pet supply store.

Pet Food & Deodorizer: If you are buying pet wipes, then you are also getting something that is used to clean and sanitize your pet’s bath. Basic pet wipes are usually made with an alcohol base which is good enough to clean your pet’s fur, but not good enough to sanitize the bathroom. If you need to clean the bathroom and your pet needs to be rid of bacteria, then you will want to consider a pre-moistened cleaner that has an alcohol base. The wipes have pre-moistened areas on each square that help remove bacteria and allergens that may be in the bathroom.

Deodorizers Pet wipes are not the only way to neutralize unpleasant pet odors. An absorbent pad made of cotton can work quite well as well. These pads can absorb up to 10 times their weight in dirt, giving your pet a fresh start in keeping their odor levels down. There are several types of pet wipes that work with different absorbent materials. You should try to stay away from any that are made of plastic, because they will attract more dirt and if left on a surface for too long, they may break down.

Aloe Vera Deodorizers If you do not want to use pet wipes but still want to keep your pet clean and smelling great, then consider using aloe vera. This plant contains natural ingredients that will not only keep your pet clean and smelling great but will also fight off infections and bacteria. It works by cleaning the air and removing excess moisture. Some pet wipes will contain alcohol, and therefore will not work as effectively, but aloe vera will work. However, it is best to purchase aloe vera in a concentrated form.

Dog Baths: Most dogs love to soak and if they get too wet, they can take a bath. Most pet wipes are okay when you just want to get rid of the dirt from the dog bath, but if you have a bath to give your dog, then you are in serious trouble if you do not have a good product to clean the dog bath. You need a dog shampoo that is made specifically for baths and will get the dog clean and smelling nice.

Dry It Up: Often our pets get dried up from walking around or playing with their toys, but you can still help them out a little by giving them some pet wipes or even a good dehumidifier. A good humidifier will help your pet’s fur and skin to retain moisture better, which will help to prevent dry skin. If your pet is suffering from nail fungus, then giving them a vinegar or baking soda bath can help. When you are taking care of your pet, remember that it does get dirty and it does need its baths from time to time. Keeping your pet’s area clean and smelling fresh will keep you and your pet feeling better.