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Hints and Tips To Get Rid Of Pet Smells At Home

1001 have been the go-to products for cleaning and freshening carpets for more than 60 years. So, as one of our National Pet Month partners, we asked 1001 for some useful hints and tips for getting rid of pet smells. Keep reading for useful advice on how you get rid of the smell of cats, dogs and other pets in your home.

According to research from the PDSA, almost half of us own a pet. A quarter of UK adults own a cat, 24% own a dog, and 2% own rabbits.

With an estimated 11.1 million cats and 8.9 million dogs living in UK homes, it’s perhaps no surprise that we spend hours cleaning up after them! Even clean cats and small dogs can leave bad smells, so keep reading for advice on getting rid of the smell of dog and cat in your home.

How to get rid of pet smells at home

We love our pets, but there are times when they can make a mess. From muddy paw prints to unexpected accidents, keeping your rugs and carpets clean and fresh can be a challenge, particularly on rainy days or during the winter.

While products such as 1001 Pet Stain Remover and 1001 Shampoo can help you to keep your carpet clean and stain-free, what do you do if you’re struggling with pet smells?

One method is to use 1001 Carpet Fresh Pet. 1001 Carpet Fresh Pet safely banishes all types of pet smells and, what’s more, you don’t even need to vacuum! It’s pet-friendly and, as it’s never been tested on animals, is completely cruelty-free.

The quick-drying foam is blended by fragrance experts and penetrates deep down into your carpet fibres. It dries in just a few minutes, instantly neutralising trapped smells and leaving your room smelling clean and fresh.

1001 Carpet Fresh Pet is really easy to use:

  • Clean your carpet and leave it to dry
  • Spray 1001 Carpet Fresh across your carpets, rugs and upholstery
  • Wait for it to dry (it takes just a few minutes)
  • Enjoy hours of freshness!

1001 Carpet Fresh Pet is safe to use with pets (except birds) and you can use it on the most delicate of carpets, including wool. Always allow the treated area to dry before coming into contact with skin, don’t use on ‘velvet’ type materials, brocade, rayon or those unsuitable for wet cleaning and make sure you don’t use 1001 Carpet Fresh near birds.

  • Easy to use
  • Dries in minutes
  • Blended by fragrance experts
  • Cruelty-free
  • Leaves no mess or residue
  • Tackles lingering cat, dog and pet odours
  • WoolSafe approved.

Want more tips and advice?

You’ll find loads more hints and tips on the 1001 website. Whatever your question, just click ‘Ask Lisa’ on the website and you’ll find the answers you need.

Also, for more handy household hints, and to find out more about the 1001 range, follow 1001 on Instagram and Twitter, and like the Facebook page.

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