You should always be actively seeking out ways and methods to remove pet odors from your pet, as well as your home. It is a battle and a fight that is never really over, and knowing as well as understanding this will allow you to be absolutely certain that you get the best results possible. In order to really ensure that you are getting the odors removed effectively, you need to follow the tried and tested methods and save experiments for those times and instances when you are able to really experiment without having to deal with a putrid odor in your home.
The biggest thing that you need to consider is your pet. Are they properly house trained? If the answer is no, then this needs to be one of your biggest concerns. You will continue to have serious pet odor problems until this is resolved. Some of the best advice that you can get, is to ensure that your pet is on a regular schedule. This means taking your dog outside faithfully on a set schedule to help them regulate their own internal schedule. However, if you are unable to really create a good schedule that your pet can work with, you need to ensure that you carefully create a special place where your pet will be able to relieve themselves, without creating a massive odor throughout your home.
You should also consider the grooming habits of your pet. It is about far more than simply giving them an occasional bath. There are times when it will be very important to shave around the stomach and genital area on your males. The females might need a small trim as well, these cuts are called sanitary trims and they help to ensure that your pet is not bringing any urine into the house after they have been outside. If the hair is extremely long, it is quite easy for your pet to still have some drops on the fur, which is then dropped onto your furniture and carpet creating a pet odor problem.
You should also take the time to dry your pet whenever they are wet. The smells that web animals tend to emit are not generally considered pleasant. Because of this, you will find that it is extremely hard for the pet odors to stay out of your home if you allow your pet free range of the house while they are wet. You should at a minimum confine them to only one area of the house to ensure that not all areas will need to be cleaned later. By doing this, you will not only keep your pet from producing wet animal odors, but you will also keep your furniture and carpets much cleaner overall since the majority of wet animals also tend to enjoy rolling around on numerous surfaces to help dry themselves off.
Careful attention paid to your pet will ensure that you are able to control pet odors as much as possible. By working towards the best solutions you can possibly find, you will be able to make some significant progress without a huge amount of effort. Small changes to your normal lifestyle can have huge implications and your home will smell significantly better and be much easier to keep clean and pet odor free.