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Daily Mirror
Julia Banim

Easy way to banish stinky dog smells from your home with product already in your cupboard

As much as we might love our dogs, the various smells they leave behind can be somewhat less than adorable. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your home stink-free and sanitary, no matter how many muddy puddles your pooch may roll in.

Homecare guru and author Lynsey Crombie, best known as Lynsey Queen of Clean, has now offered a few top tips for those whose dogs don't exactly trot around smelling like roses.

At a cleaning festival attended by the Mirror, dubbed the House of Hacks, Lynsey took questions from house proud fans on all things scrubbing and dusting, and talk quickly turned to stinky pets.

The Mirror recently attended the Wilko House of Hacks (Wilko)
Lynsey advised an animal lover dealing with pongy pets (Wilko)

As particular as you may well be about your home, having a big hairy dog running around the place can play havoc with your furnishings, especially if they've been out chasing sticks. Unfortunately, sometimes a spritz of air freshener just won't cut it when it comes to banishing that distinctive doggy whiff.

A pet owner in attendance at the Wilko event found themselves dealing with the less than pleasant odour of 'wet dog', a scent we can all agree won't be released as a candle any time soon. They had a springer spaniel and a Jack Russell, and confirmed they were both rather fond of jumping up on the sofa.

Lynsey advised: "You need to have a good fabric refresher product, and you can make your own as well. By making your own product, you've got bicarbonate of soda, water, and your favourite essential oils. Spray on the sofa and spray on the pets' beds.

"They have lots of accidents. Wee, poo, sick, you know what dogs are like! Products like this one are really good."

The cleaning expert also advised getting the windows open to let the fresh air in, and to make sure you don't neglect to brush your furry best friend on a regular basis.

Lynsey continued: "I think a lot of the time we forget to keep our dogs groomed. Brush the hair out, take the hair away, sometimes the smell is attached to the hair, and this will really, really help."

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