How to Get Pet Odor Out of Furniture
Imagine this: your pet once again jumps up into his favorite spot on the couch and twirls around several times till he plops down in a comfy heap, his tongue lolling happily out of his mouth. Day after day, the same course of events occur, and even though you know your pet doesn’t have that many accidents, you start to notice a musty, lingering odor in and around your couch. How do you get rid of it?
Our pets are beloved members of our families, but that doesn’t negate the fact that they can sometimes be messy and smelly! In many cases, pet odor doesn’t have to result from an accident; instead, it can simply be the product of regular use. Yes, urine and feces can often be the source of odors, but other times, dander and pet oils can seep down into your furniture, leading to unpleasant odors constantly wafting up into your nostrils. So when odors get musty, it’s a good idea to properly treat your furniture with Unique Pet Care products, and thankfully, it’s easy to do!
In this article, we’ll cover a couple different scenarios in which pet odors can become an issue: removing odors from typical cloth furniture, removing odors from microfiber furniture, and removing odors from leather furniture.
Every dog owner intimately understands that infamous “wet dog” odor. This odor, or others like urine smells, can easily become embedded into your typical cloth couch. (For more specific info on how to remove odors from microfiber or leather furniture, see below!) Luckily, getting dog smell out of the couch is simpler than you might think.
At Unique Pet Care, we naturally have a lot of experience getting rid of pet odors, and our weapon of choice is always one of our top-notch pet odor removal products, such as Pet Odor and Stain Eliminator, Advanced Dog Odor + Stain, or Puppy Odor + Stain Remover! Each of these products uses high-quality bacteria and enzymes to break down odors and stains at their source, literally eating the odor. For the purposes of this guide, we’ll assume that you’re using Pet Odor and Stain Eliminator.
To remove dog odor (or pet odor in general) from your cloth couch, it’s a good idea to identify the source of the odor first. This is likely your dog’s favorite spot on the couch where oils and dander have accumulated, but it might also be found in an unlikely spot where your pet had an accident!
After you’ve located the source of your pet odor issue, follow these simple steps:
While some of us have regular cloth furniture, many people have opted for microfiber as a softer, more comfortable option. But although you might love hopping onto your soft microfiber couch at the end of each long day, pet odors can quickly turn up your nose!
(Important note: before you try to remove the pet odor from your microfiber couch, we strongly recommend that you run a test on an inconspicuous area of your couch. Microfiber couches stain easily, and some require slightly different treatment methods, so it’s always a good idea to test any product or process before applying it to a more visible area.)
It’s easier for odors to become lodged deep inside a microfiber couch, and while they can be more difficult to remove, the process is still pretty simple. The steps are very similar to those we covered above:
Let’s face it: while traditional cloth and microfiber furniture is great, nothing quite beats the smooth feel and flash of a plush leather couch! In general, it’s harder for leather to become stained or smelly, but if it does, many people find themselves at a loss for how to remove it.
It’s often best to regularly clean leather to prevent odors from becoming embedded, but if you’re already dealing with odors, never fear! They can be removed from leather furniture as well!
(Important note: as with microfiber, we strongly recommend that you test the steps given below on an inconspicuous spot on your leather couch before tackling the more visible stain!)
Follow these steps to remove pet odor from your leather furniture:
It might not seem like it at first glance, but some interior parts of a leather couch are often made of traditional fabric. While your odor problem could be coming from the leather itself, it’s also possible that pet urine has seeped down deep into the couch, potentially staining and causing odor in the pillow or fabric areas. If this is the case, you may have to remove the cover on your couch and treat the pillow itself.
In this situation, you would simply follow the guidelines (also included above) for removing pet odor from traditional fabric furniture:
Now that you know how to clean up your pet’s odor, no matter what kind of fabric you have on your furniture, you won’t have to worry the next time your pet snuggles up into his favorite corner on the couch! The fact is that removing unsavory odors doesn’t have to be a hassle. If you use the right products that are safe for you, your family, and your pets and also effective at their job, stains and odors can become a thing of the past.
We’d love to help you solve any additional issues you might run into while cleaning and deodorizing your furniture, so if you have any questions that have not been answered in this guide, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. We’re always here to help you out!
Why am I such a believer in the efficacy of our Pet Odor and Stain Eliminator?
The house reeked of urine! It was a rustic mountain house so many of the walls were cedar, as we walked through the house we saw a rabbit hutch up against a wall and the whole wall behind it was covered in white film, it is calcium carbonate, we found out that was caused by excess calcium from their diet and it is excreted through their kidneys. What we saw was a thick hard film of smelly white stuff stuck to a rough cedar wall. There were piles of feces throughout the house and odors in every room.
So, we made sure to invite many people in to get their honest opinions. We got the green light and felt it was safe to put down new carpet. When the previous owner came for a visit, she was shocked by how good the house smelled.
How to Remove Pet Odor From Your Car
Many of us pet-lovers delight in seeing a fluffy dog head poking out of a car window when we’re out on the road. Perhaps it’s even your pet’s cute face greeting fellow drivers! Regardless, we love to carry our pets along with us wherever we go, but this can present some pretty stinky problems.