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Cleaning Products Every Pet Parent Needs Right Now

Urine stains & shedding hair on the couch will be worries of the past with these heaven-sent cleaning products.

I’m going to start this by saying I have a big black couch and a small short-haired wiener dog. Guess who wins every time? 

The hair is one thing. We have constant shedding hair on our beautiful couch, which drives me insane. That’s not even the worst problem of having a pet. But the OTHER thing, the thing we dread the most as pet parents, is the impossible to remove urine stench. 

I have searched near and far for cleaning products that will actually get the job done. I have bought so many carpet and couch cleaners that I believe I can successfully run my own pet bodega. The point is, not only does my dog love to always leave his heavenly secretions on our new furniture and carpets, but I also kind of know what I am talking about from (sadly) way too much experience. My friends even make it a point to tell me that you can’t even notice that a dog lives here (unless you see the toys). And that’s when I knew I was up to something.

These are my top picks for cleaning products that will make your life a million times more comfortable and keep your home smelling clean & pee-free. 

Pet Carpet Cleaner Spray

Pet carpet cleaners are the best pet cleaning products at your disposal. They quickly get the job done and remove any possible smells that got deeply trapped with the stain. My rule of thumb is to never try to use the standard carpet stain removing sprays; they can definitely get the stain out, but never the smell. Pet carpet cleaners are made explicitly for the heavy-duty odor with tough stains. These pet carpet cleaners also work on furniture! So make sure to give it a run when your little one gets a bit too excited or just couldn’t hold it in any longer. I think you’ll be pretty happy to learn that the stains that once hurt your feelings (at least they did to mine) and won’t ruin any more of your carpets and furniture. 

Hoover Paws & Claws Deep Cleaning Carpet Shampoo

Taken from Amazon

Nature’s Miracle Deep-Cleaning Stain and Odor Remover

Taken from Amazon

Hair Removers

There are several excellent options when it comes to safely grooming away the hair off your pets. 

Pet grooming gloves are silicone gloves that gently remove the hair while giving your fur baby a little massage. 

Amazon Pet Grooming Brush Glove

Taken from Amazon

Lint rollers aren’t just for lint anymore. Now there are lint rollers that can go directly on the dog’s or cat’s body & remove any excess hair he/she might be dragging around.

Spotty Supersize Extra Sticky, Adhesive Lint Roller

Taken from Amazon

Pet hair removers do precisely that, remove unwanted hair from your furniture. Like a handheld vacuum, you slide the roller back and forth while all the pesky little hair gets collected and to be disposed of later.

Nado Care Pet Hair Remover

Taken from Amazon

Furless Pet Hair Remover is another excellent product, especially for those with long-haired pets. They are great for removing hair from fabric, particularly stubborn and impossible to catch hairs that get trapped in your furniture cracks. Not only does it work on your furniture, but this goes for any type of fabric, including your clothes! You can now wear black in peace, everyone. 

Feeke Lint Brush Lint Brush Pet Hair Remover

Taken from Amazon

Deshedding brushes are the best. Brush your dog/cat and see how much of those unwanted hairs get brushed away before they get stuck inside your furniture. These durable brushes also help your pet’s coat be shinier and healthier. 

Pet Neat Pet Grooming Brush

Taken from Amazon

Furniture Covers

If you have a couch and a pet, listen up. These covers shield your furniture from any type of fur, sweat, saliva, and stains. They are machine washable and come in several different styles that suit your taste and match your home. 

PupProtector Waterproof Throw Blanket 

Taken from Paw.com

Sofa Shield Original Reversible Large Sofa Protector

Mambe 100% Waterproof Furniture Cover

Grooming Wipes

Pet grooming wipes serve many functions. For me, I like to wipe my dog in the morning and before bed. I once was told that these are great cleaners in-between baths because they wipe away dirt, dander, drool, discharge, and odor, as well as clean our four-legged friend’s paws and whatever else he/she might have picked up outside. 

Earthbath Green Tea & Awapuhi Pet Grooming Wipes

Taken from Amazon

Odor Eliminators 

Odor eliminators do the lord’s work. However, before purchasing, I suggest looking into a couple of essential factors: ingredients, environmental friendliness, ease of use, and reviews

Do not buy any products that contain formaldehyde, isopropyl alcohol, phenols, or bleach: your pet’s health and safety matters. Check to see if the product is EPA approved & watch to make sure your pet reacts well to the spray.

Be concerned about the environment. I never try to impose anything on my readers, but why not buy products that won’t destroy our Earth and respiratory system. There are odor eliminators that are plant-based and natural and will help us all in the long run.

Everything nowadays is designed for ease of use. We no longer need to scrub away the stains for hours! Odor eliminators should be easy to use and not as intense as before. By low, I mean that our pets should no longer have to be breathing in the toxins that are buried deep in the future or rugs because you spent hours applying product all over it.

Just as you check reviews for any product that you buy for yourself, whether it be a shirt or TV, you should be checking the reviews for your dog’s products. Like you and me, real pet parents like to share what they know, so why not try taking them into consideration. 

Rocco & Roxie Stain & Odor Eliminator 

Taken from Amazon

Air Purifiers

As the name suggests, air purifiers remove any invisible pet dander and toxins that you breathe in daily. The air will be clean, and you and your pet will be healthier and happier as a result. Air purifiers are especially great for those who suffer from pet/other allergies, are breathing sensitive, and feel overwhelmingly stuffy in their space. 

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Allergies & Pets

Taken from Amazon

Vacuums 

Don’t you just love that feeling of seeing dirt suddenly disappear as you swoop it away with your vacuum? I feel a weight lifted as I see my dog’s fur vanish. Luckily for us pet owners in the modern age, there are vacuums specifically designed for pets. You can get a robotic vacuum that vacuums around the house for you or a handheld vacuum for hard to reach spots. Refer to our vacuum blog post for even more options.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Taken from Amazon

TubShroom

Ok, I am not going to lie. I just found out about this one, but wow. Is there anything out there that doesn’t exist? The TubShroom catches all your pet’s hair, even yours, before it hits and clogs the drain. This is especially worth it for those who like to bathe their babies in their bathtubs or showers. 

TubShroom the Revolutionary Tub Drain

Taken from Amazon

Silicone Sprayer and Scrubber

This two-in-one set is designed for the optimal pet bath experience. This bath sprayer attaches to your shower and serves to clean, massage, and remove any dirt with the scrubber. If your pet is particularly fussy about bathing or likes to make a mess, try this out!

Pet Dog Amazing Bath Shower Sprayer Hose Cleaning Massager Scrubber Washing Brush Tools

Taken from Amazon

Cat Litter Cleaning

To help with that awful ammonia smell that comes with cat litter boxes, try adding a deodorizer to neutralize the odor. They help eliminate any aggressive smells and keep the home smelling fresh and clean.

Arm and Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray

Taken from Amazon

However, this invention is where it’s at. You can now buy a self-cleaning litter box. Gone are the days of scooping and always finding special surprises. Sensors detect when your cat has used the litter box and waits until the cat is done with their business to clean up the job. Keep your cat clean and happy and your home smelling fresh with a self-cleaning litter box.

ChillX AutoEgg Self-Cleaning Litter Box

Taken from ChillX

Dog Paw Cleaner

Here’s just another great invention that I can’t believe I didn’t come up with first. Dog paw cleaners are just small cups that you fill with water or shampoo. You then put your dog’s paw in and allow the bristles to do the work. Just make sure to get the appropriate size for your dog. And that’s it!

Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Washer

Taken from Amazon

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