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Monday, September 28, 2015

Those who Smelt it, Dealt It! #Petiquette

This post is sponsored by Febreze ™ and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about #Petiquette but ruckustheeskie.com only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Febreze is not responsible for the content of this article. 

Ever walked into a house with pets and felt overwhelmed with the smell of pet dander? Can't believe that it's even possible for someone to walk into your house and feel that way? Well believe it! It happens to us and it probably has happened to you.

We never believed that our house with Ruckus would smell like our cousin's house with a Frenchie. We call that being "noseblind" to the pet odors within your home. This is potentially creating an unpleasant environment for guests considering it as poor "petiquette". Noseblindness develops naturally over time when a person is accustomed to the surrounding smells--whether it is a dog bed or a kitty litter box, the odors can easily be loss in detection over time.

Febreze (yes the same Febreze that we use in our powder room!) cleverly designed something also to help eliminate pet odors in our home and cars so that we can always be guest-ready. In fact, even before this campaign and new movement to use Febreze as the pet owner's other best friend, we were already using it as a tool to leave a more light, fresh scent. Believe it or not, pet odors are considered one of the most offensive smells in a home.

Here's the results to the ATOMIK RESEARCH SURVEYS:
  • 49 % of Americans say that they dread visiting homes with pets because of the smell
  • 48 % of Americans say that they could make out someone’s home simply by the odor alone - particularly if that person has a pet
  • 24 % of Americans feel that pet smells are the most offensive within a home (second only to the scent of garbage and coming in above the scent of smoke)
  • 60% pet owners say that they would hate it if  they thought their guests were thinking their homes smelled of animals

Febreze has plenty of tips when it comes to petiquette. The one we really like is the following:

(Not so) Hidden Smells

Obviously pups have to pass gas just like humans do. But unlike humans, they don't necessarily excuse themselves to avoid suffocating our guests! That's why a nice spritz of Febreze Air Effects comes in to save the day. Next time your pup does the deed, be sure to save your guests some breathable air!

Febreeze actually came out with 2 products that we use quite often:
  1. Fabric Refresher

    Safe to use on high traffic areas and pet furniture on a daily basis. We keep this handy more so as an air fresher rather than spraying directly on his dog bed.
  2. Car Vent Clips

    To be placed on any car's air vent with different intensity dials. We are glad that there is a dial to adjust the fresh scent to your liking, Ruckus doesn't exude much strong odors so we like to keep the dial low (but then again, that could be us being noseblind!)
For more information on Febreze and their products, visit their website: http://febreze.com/


  1. We love the car vent clips! Somehow we always get blamed for the stench in the car!!

  2. So, you could say... 'I smell sausages; so they're mine!!' BOL!

  3. That picture is awesome :) Totally looks like there was a smell in there!!

  4. I have walked into homes and almost felt like gagging, the pet smell was so bad. I want to make sure people aren't feeling the same way about my home! Love Febreze!

  5. Great job of telling everyone how noseblind they can be! I'm tryin not to get Noseblinded anymore by using Febreze products in the house and car.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them