How to Prevent and Eliminate Pet Odors in Your Home

How to Prevent and Eliminate Pet Odors in Your Home

July 27, 2018

Are you a pet owner and embarrassed by pet odors in your home? Aera is the smart, modern way to eliminate pet odors. The Aera Diffuser acts as a pet odor eliminator, deodorizer, and air freshener all in one! By neutralizing pet odors, Aera helps you create a fresh & welcoming home for you and your guests.

Beyond the help of the Aera diffuser to eliminate pet odor, here are five simple actions and changes you can make to prevent pet odor in your home:

5 Ways to Prevent Pet Odor in Your Home

1. Regular Home Cleaning Routine:

Home: It may sound obvious, but the best way to prevent pet odor in your home is to clean regularly and set a schedule you can stick to; this includes vacuuming, mopping, dusting and laundry. Vacuum carpets, rugs and mats three times a week to eliminate pet hair and sweep/mop hardwood floors every other day. Rent a steam cleaner or hire a professional to properly clean your carpets every 2-3 months for best results.

Furniture: Pet smells are notorious for hiding in furniture. An easy (and all- natural) DIY hack to freshening up your pet- smelling furniture linens is simple – all you need is baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Remove all cushion covers, slipcovers, and pillows and wash in a mix of oxy- powered laundry detergent and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar. Vinegar is a powerful ingredient to remove pesky pet smells. Sprinkle baking soda on furniture, carpets, and beds and let it all sit overnight so that the baking soda can absorb the odors. Vacuum any remaining baking soda in the morning.

Pet Accessories: Don’t forget to clean your furry friend’s bed, linens, toys/accessories, and cage weekly to remove pet smells and prevent pesky odors from occurring. Try the baking soda DIY tip on your pet’s bed as well!

2. Regular Pet Cleaning Routine:

Clean Paws: Sounds obvious, but do you regularly clean your pet’s paws after a walk or outdoor excursion? Probably not. Get in the habit of taking the time to gently wash your pet’s paws every time they enter your home. You’ll notice a huge difference in the look of your floors and furniture, and also the smell of your home.

Grooming: Brushing your pet daily is essential to remove any dander and loose fur. Talk to your veterinarian about how often to bathe your pet. Between baths, try using grooming wipes, which help remove dirt and remove pet odor. Also, don’t forget to brush your pet’s teeth! Your pet’s bad breath spreads and adds to the overall foul dog smell in your house. Try teeth- cleaning dog treats in addition to manually brushing their teeth.

3. Keep Windows Open:

Sounds easy enough, right? When you can, let fresh air into your home to remove pet odor. Add a fan or two around your house to circulate the air even better.

4. Air Purifier

Keeping windows open isn’t always an option, and can be an issue if you have outdoor allergies. If you don’t have allergies, pet odors, like urine, contribute to the unpleasant smell in your home. For a healthier and more enjoyable living situation, invest in a high- quality air purifier to reduce dust and other allergens in the air. Be sure to replace the filter every couple of months.

5. Deodorize / Freshen the Air:

No need for pet odor candles claiming to remove pet smells, Aera is the best air freshener for pets because it acts as a pet odor eliminator, pet odor deodorizer and pet air freshener all in one (not to mention it is much safer being child-friendly and pet-friendly!) Aera also lasts much longer than pet- odor candles, or any candles.

Best Air Freshener Scents for Pets from Aera

As much as we adore our animal friends, we don’t necessarily want our homes smelling like them. That’s why pet owners love our diffusers and odor-neutralizing scents. These popular Aera home fragrances work especially well to freshen up a home with animals naturally.

Citrus: With notes of verbena and citrus, this fresh scent is great for boosting the mood and scent in your home.

Indigo: Boasting a woody undertone, the Indigo scent adds purity to the air.

Zephyr: Bringing a touch of nature into your space, this pleasant scent features freesia and sandalwood.

GOOD Riddance Pet Odor: It’s in the name—you can say goodbye to pet odors with this outdoorsy scent.

What Are the Benefits of a Diffuser?

Take a look at the amazing features/benefits of owning an Aera:

  • Aera is the first diffuser of its kind to enable consistent home fragrance with luxurious scents and adjustable settings to match any room.
  • Control and create schedules with the AeraForHome app
  • Adjustable settings 1-10 for small, medium, or large rooms
  • Consistent, long- lasting fragrance for up to 60 days
  • Hypoallergenic scent technology, safe for your family, pets & home

Are Diffusers Safe for Pets?

Using only the safest and highest-quality essential oil ingredients, Aera diffusers are safe to use around your pets. In fact, our best air fresheners for homes with pets emit ultra-low trace quantities of scents into the air that should be harmless for all our furry friends. 

Discerning customers appreciate our commitment to quality, wellness, and safety. When an essential oil is known to be allergenic or has not received safety clearance from the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), we substitute that oil for pure, safe synthetics.

Aera also adheres to and surpasses strict health and ecological guidelines. We pledge to ensure all our ingredients pass the rigorous safety standards of IFRA so you and your pets can sleep safely at night while enjoying an odor-free space.

Of course, every animal is different. Make sure you follow the instructions we provide with each diffuser. It’s also important to establish a scent-free room in your home where pets can go to get away. Always be sure to check with your veterinarian.

We’ve teamed up with Farmhouse Living to launch Aera For Pets! Check out their Dogs and Decor post and also get a special Aera discount!

Do you have any favorite tips or DIY hacks for removing pet odor in your home? Let us know in the comments!