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    In your experience what has been the best products for getting that doggy smell out of house?


    Leo doesn't reek by any means, but after having a dog free house for a while I am still sensitive to that doggy odour.



    so far I have found No-Vac vanilla stuff to be great, peppermint floor cleaner from Aldi and also peppermint essence diluted on a cloth and giving leo a wipe down the week between washes.
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    Having six dogs and being paranoid about dog smell I know what you mean. I always worry that my house stinks and what people must think.

    I like your tip about the peppermint will certainly try that.

    I put lavender oil in water and spray that every couple of weeks but it gives me a headache so I will give the peppermint floor cleaner and oil a go for sure. Should add I don't spray it on the dogs but just mist it thru the house.

    My dogs are usually out in the mornings due to the dew on the grass and what they would traps back thru the house. So of a morning all house bedding sits out on the front verandah in the sun to air and covers are washed once a fortnight maybe every three weeks tops.

    I replace the hessian trampoline beds covers with the change of seasons (every 3 months) along with the hessian padded mattresses in the kennels. That's why they only get hessian for outside. I couldn't afford to throw out other bedding.

    I have a leather lounge, it was a very expensive lounge, have had it for about 14 years now and it has no scratches from the dogs or anything else, though I know others say they wouldn't let their dogs on their leather lounge because of scratching, but I find it doesn't absorb the dog smell as much as cloth, is easily cleaned and conditioned, which is done about every 3 days. Plus I put polar fleece kids rugs on the lounge for the dogs and they are only allowed on at night. Pollar fleece is so easy to wash.

    No leaning against curtains. I even wash down the lower part of the walls in the traffic areas because they rub their body down it especially around corners as they move thru the house.

    Open all doors in the house for air flow and basically just wash everything. I vac up and sweep up dead fur from carpets and floors. I think I spend more time cleaning up after the dogs than I do the kids. So basically I either wash it, wipe it down or vac or sweep it up before it has a chance to seep into the house.

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    I also have tried vanilla essence wiped down over leo too, It smells yummy but doesn't stay as long on him so I switched to peppermint.

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    I'd probably use the peppermint as a spray de-mister thru the house rather than on the dogs.

    Gemma has to wear a snood when she eats so her ears don't dangle in her food, especially when eating bones. Fortunately she is a water baby so wiping with a face cloth around her jowls etc every couple of days is easy and when she drinks she almost needs a snorkel her whole face goes in the water so again food etc is removed, but I find if I stay on top of her being clean then it makes a big difference to the house.

    The Whippets have little body odour and go to shows regularly so are washed frequently, in fact most the time I just wash their white legs etc so they get a half wash.

    None of the dogs have any skin problems so no body odour contributing from that.

    But I do know what you mean Rebec, I get a bit conscious of whether my house stinks, I'd hate to be thought of as the crazy old dog lady.

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    I'll also give the peppermint a go
    I use eucalyptas oil here.Has to be the good one though or it wears away pretty quick.I use a couple of drops down every drain in the house as well for those bad drain smells.
    Put it in the mop water and in a spray bottle.

    And buy an oil burner,just a drop or 2 in that with water leaves a fresh smell through the house.I'm only just getting this new place back to normal so understand your concern.
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    The peppermint sounds good. Looking for something for the house as with Ralph being inside now almost 24/7, it is getting doggie smell, plus he isn't allowed to have normal baths!

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    I dont know about the doggy smell in the whole house but what is best for getting the smell of dog pee out of the carpet?
    After a few accidents in one particular spare room it smells like something died in there yuk! It is not officially a cordoned off no-go zone.
    Tried using water and ajax, also tried windex (all i had in the cupboard!) is vinigar good for this? how many parts should I use to water?

    I do worry I smell like a dog at work though and feel particully uneasy around my collegues haha.

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    Jazz & Banjo you can get a really good cleaning product at vet clinics called "Urine Off", it's a spray. It will break down the chemial components of the urine so the dog can't detect the smell anymore.

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    Bec.. thankies for the tip on peppermint..

    I usually use those plug in room deodorizer things.. ampi-pur vanilla, works good though.

    I put Floyd's bedding on in the sun to air every day, i find that helps to re-fresh it & clear off any doggy smells in between weekly washes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    The peppermint sounds good. Looking for something for the house as with Ralph being inside now almost 24/7, it is getting doggie smell, plus he isn't allowed to have normal baths!

    BOH,.. seeing as Ralphy boy cant have normal baths etc, i thought this product maybe useful...it's in BIGW & they have a range of doggy spray on fresheners ( Perfect Coat brand ), i buy the baby powder scent, makes doggies smell fresh & nice. It contains aloe-vera moisturizer & alcohol free.

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