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How To Get A Dog Smell Out Of Furniture

Posted on September 8, 2022

You love your dog, but sometimes they can be smelly. You would think an animal with such a strong sense of smell would care about the stench it leaves behind, but apparently not. But you can’t explain or expect an animal to understand the issues that arise from smelly furniture, so you’re forced to clean up after them regularly.

On top of that, you need to worry about whether or not the cleaning chemicals you use will hurt your dog. Fortunately, there are still ways to get rid of a dog smell in your Sherman Oaks home’s furniture safely.

Natural Cleaning Products

You might have a few things around the house that can help eliminate pet odors. Baking soda and vinegar, either separately or at the same time, can work well against odors. A solution of water and vodka works surprisingly well, too. Finally, if you have yucca powder lying around, try it out.

Safe Cleaning Products

There are cleaning products that are designed to be pet-safe that you may be able to use to eliminate odors. Always ensure the cleaners you buy are okay to use around your dog before using them.

Air fresheners are the obvious possibility, as are commercial pet odor eliminators. You can also use certain essential oils, but be careful. Sometimes sellers make false claims about health benefits when the oils are, in reality, toxic.

Airing Out

Leaving your Sherman Oaks home’s furniture out in the sun for a while can actually help a lot when it comes to eliminating odors. You need to take a few precautions first, though. Make sure it won’t come in contact with wild animals that may cause damage or even new smells. Check if it’s going to rain, and remember to take it back in before you go to bed to prevent morning dew.

Washing With Cold Water

You can take the sheets off your couch, chair, or other furniture item and throw them all into the washing machine. Look at how the furniture you’re washing is supposed to be cleaned and adjust settings accordingly, then set it to wash with cold water. This should help eliminate odors better than hot water washing.


Vacuuming is a great way to get out surface-level grime, and it might be able to eliminate odors if you act fast. After a while, the odor-causing particles should seep into the furniture, and the vacuum will be unable to get it out, but vacuuming is still worth a try. At worst, you’ve cleaned up some of the surface-level things your dog has left in your Sherman Oaks home’s furniture.

Buying Or Renting A Steam Cleaner

Steam cleaners don’t use many chemicals, so they’re usually safe around pets. Still, make sure that the cleaning chemicals you use are pet friendly. Also, ensure you fully understand how to clean with the steam cleaner. If you do something wrong, you can waterlog your Sherman Oaks home’s furniture and cause mold growth, creating an even worse smell and possible health hazards.

Hire A Professional Cleaner

A Sherman Oaks Carpet Cleaning professional will know how to use a steam cleaner without causing any damage. And our professionals at Angel use pet-friendly products, so you don’t need to worry about whether or not you made the right choice.

A professional can also eliminate the bacteria your dog may have shed into your furniture, alongside all other filth deep inside. This is the best way to get your Sherman Oaks home clean from a smelly pet.

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