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The Spruce editors are committed to helping our readers make their best home for their families…and their pets. We know that pet owners want the very best for their pets, so we’re especially thrilled to launch a collection of products featuring plant-derived ingredients.
Our collection of pet care products includes a waterless pet wash, designed for daily use, and a stain and odor remover, both available on Amazon.
As pet owners ourselves, we knew we needed to make a product that we would use on our furry friends, too. Our pet care products are top quality, affordable, and easy to use, so you can spend less time worrying about your pet’s next bath, and more time enjoying your pet’s company. Shop the complete collection below!
The Spruce Waterless Pet Wash in Fresh
Our Fresh Waterless Pet Wash features essential oils from neroli, apple, and orchid to create a crisp, bright fragrance, ideal for everyday use.
The Spruce Waterless Pet Wash in Oatmeal
Our Oatmeal Waterless Pet Wash is infused with the aromatherapeutic essence of Oatmeal and Fresh Mango for a sunny, uplifting fragrance you’re sure to love.
The Spruce Stain and Odor Remover in Fresh
Accidents happen with even the most well-trained pets. The Spruce’s Stain and Odor Remover is specially formulated with enzymes that break down the organic proteins that cause odor and encourage pets to repeat their actions. In other words, our goal is to help you maintain a fresh-smelling carpet and clean up fewer messes in the future. Our Stain and Odor Remover is available in our Fresh scent, a blend of Neroli, Apple, and Orchid.
What to Look for in Pet Care Products
Pets are sensitive creatures and should be treated with care. That starts with using quality pet care products free of harsh chemicals and irritants. Always check labels and prioritize organic, plant-derived, non-toxic ingredients that are safe for your beloved pets.
Ease of Use
While your pet will ultimately enjoy feeling clean and cared for, getting there can be a bit of a process depending on your furry friend’s temperament. Read instructions to make sure the products you buy are easy to use to reduce stress for your pet and yourself. Take care to select products are packaged in easy-to-use containers such as spray bottles to help you get the job done while juggling a wriggly pet.
Keeping your pet smelling fresh for human sensibilities is more a favor to you than to your cat or dog. In your quest to eliminate or diminish smelly pet odors, be mindful of choosing products that won’t upset sensitive animal noses with artificial scents that will stress them out. Look for unscented products that neutralize odors, or treat your pets to some aromatherapy with natural scents such as lavender or peppermint essential oils that are safe and won’t irritate their acute sense of smell (particularly in the case of dogs).
How do you wash a pet bed?
It’s important to wash your pet bed to remove odors, stains, and dirt and to prevent fleas. First, vacuum the bed and any bedding to remove pet hair. For a machine-washable pet bed with a removable cover, wash at a high temperature with unscented non-toxic laundry detergent, and air dry or place in the dryer at a low temperature without dryer sheets. For a pet bed without a removable cover, you can hand-wash by submerging and soaking the bed in soapy water for 15 minutes, or in water infused with a cup of white vinegar and some baking soda. Rinse, wring out excess moisture, and leave to air dry.
How do you wash out the pet urine smell?
Properly removing pet urine from fabric is a multi-step process. First blot the urine dry using a paper towel, being careful not to rub it in. Next, soak the soiled garment in a combination of water, vinegar, and baking soda for at least 15 minutes to help neutralize the odor. Finally, launder it in the washing machine with non-toxic laundry detergent, using cold or lukewarm water (hot water may further set the stain), taking care not to throw anything else into the wash. Then leave to air dry. If this doesn’t remove the stain, clean it again using an enzymatic cleaner.
How do you get pet hair off blankets in the wash?
Because pet hair and water can clog your washing machine plumbing, the goal here is to remove as much pet hair as possible before you put a hairy blanket in the washing machine. One popular trick is to run the blanket on a no-heat dryer cycle for 10 minutes to loosen hair, which will end up in the lint trap. Remove the blanket, give it a good shake to further remove stray hair, then wash with non-toxic detergent and add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle for good measure, which can help loosen any hairs that have become embedded in the fabric. As a preventative measure, brushing your pet daily and disposing of excess hair will help reduce stray hair build-up around the house.
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Allison Bean is the former editorial director for The Spruce Home, Pets, and Crafts. Allison is an editor and writer with over a decade of experience in the lifestyle space.