Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Are You Noseblind? Practice Proper #Petiquette With Febreze

Did you know that a recent survey showed 49% of Americans say they dread visiting homes with pets because of pet odors?!  In fact, 24% think pet smells are among the most offensive odors in a home, even more offensive than the smell of smoke, and second only to the scent of garbage!  Are you as shocked by these facts as I am?!

It's easy to become Noseblind to pet odors in the home
 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 Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.  Febreze is not responsible for the content of this article.

Our pets are family and we don't think our homes smell of pet odors, but over time we can become NOSEBLIND to the odors of our furry family members!  We think our home smells fresh and clean, but because we smell our pets' odors all the time we become so accustomed to it we no longer notice the smell.  But when guests come over, they do notice pet odors!  Most of us pet owners would hate it if our guests thought our homes smelled of pet odors.  How embarrassing!

I learned the hard way about being NOSEBLIND!  I have to let Phoebe tell you about it because I can't, it's just too painful.  All I'll say is, don't let this happen to you!  OK Phoebe, go ahead....

PHOEBE: Well, Mommy had the Aunties over for coffee one night and everyone was having a perfectly lovely time!  Until.....

We become so accustomed to our pet's odors that we can be Noseblind

Mom got NOSEBLINDED by the Aunties!!  They told her that my Husky sister and I had been stinking up the place, and it was high time for Mom to Do Something about the smell!  There was total silence, I mean you could have heard a pin drop.  Mom's jaw certainly dropped, she was so mortified! 



Don't be Noseblinded by pet odors!
Mommy, are they saying that WE are stinking up the house??

Talk about AWKWARD!!

The next morning, we were still reeling from the shock of it all.  We told Mommy that we were not getting up until she did something to take away the odors that have offended our guests and humiliated us.

Pet odors can be offensive to guests in your home.  Febreze can help!

Thanks for telling folks about my Noseblind incident Phoebe. Don't worry girls, Febreze ™can help us keep the entire house guest ready with products that truly eliminate odors, not just mask them!

Febreze products actually eliminate odors, they don't just mask them!



Febreze Air Effects instantly removes odor anywhere in the house, especially in the bathroom, kitchen, and wherever our pets' favorite hangout spots are.




Use Febreze Air Effects to instantly remove odors in the home




Febreze Fabric Refresher instantly removes odors from fabrics, especially those that get a lot of traffic and smells like dog beds, couches, and chairs.



Febreze Fabric Refresher does a great job eliminating odors from upholstered furniture



Picking guests up at the airport or taking them for a night out on the town?  A Febreze Car Vent Clip will keep your car continually smelling fresh and clean.




Do your pets stink up the car? Febreze car vent clips easily attach to any air vent in the car

After that awkward Noseblind experience, I had to  step things up a bit.  I turned to Febreze for help on how to exercise proper Petiquette.  With tips from the Febreze School of Petiquette, our home will be guest ready all the time!


Check out these helpful hints from the Febreze School of Petiquette

Let me share just 2 of my favorite Petiquette tips from the Febreze School of Petiquette:

Cozy Couch
Some of us have a hard time keeping pets off the hard-to-wash upholstered furniture… So if your German shepherd thinks he’s a lap dog and likes to cuddle up next to you, keep Febreze Fabric Refresher handy to instantly remove his dog smell from the couch fabric and pillows. With the odor gone and a light, fresh scent remaining, your couch-sitting guests will have no idea they have just stolen Fido’s secret sleep spot.  My dogs love snuggling up on the soft comfy couch so I'm using Febreze Fabric Refresher to keep the couch smelling fresh!

Carpooling Kennel Dogs love car rides. But while they are propping their head out the window, enjoying the rush of wind through their fur, they may also be ensuring your otherwise tidy car smells like a kennel. Keep your ride fresh for your carpool pals by attaching a Febreze Car Vent Clip to your air vent for continuous odor removal. For an extra dose of freshness, break out the Febreze Fabric Refresher and use it on your fabric seats.  We love taking our dogs on outdoor adventures but along with those adventures come odors!  Our dogs hike through mud and swim in stinky creeks, bringing those smells into the car.  I installed a Febreze Car Vent Clip to help keep my car smelling fresh for the next 30 days!  It easily clips on to any air vent in the car and has an intensity dial to control the level of scent released.

Check out the full Febreze Petiquette Curriculum for tips on keeping your home and car fresh 
Check Out The Febreze Petiquette curriculum

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59 comments:

  1. Bless your heart. Your photos cracked me up! With a Basset Hound in the house, Febreze is my must-have. I love the Fabric Refresher for the furniture and the dog's beds. Great post!

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    1. Thanks M.K. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! I love these Febreze products, I'm looking forward to using their new seasonal scents over the holidays too! Thanks for stopping by to see us today M.K.!

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  2. That stuff smells so good
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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    1. I know right!? And it's safe to use around dogs & cats! Thanks for stopping by today Lily & Edward!

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  3. I love coming home from work, walking in the house and smelling a nice clean house (second to the waggy-bum greetings I get). I can't clean every day though! Febreze would be a great way to keep up the freshness between cleans. Thanks.

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    1. Me too! Honestly, I have to clean. Febreze has really helped so much. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Great post! Love everyone's expressing in the one photo! I have been enjoying reading everyone's post for this campaign.

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    1. Thank you, it was a lot of fun to do. My sisters don't have dogs so they do smell the dogs when they come over if I haven't used Febreze! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. If you're reading this comment, you likely just got schooled on pet odor.

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    1. Heck Yeah, I've been schooled!! Thanks for stopping by Josh!

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  6. Being a multi-dog household, we were hoping to get in on this campaign... but we're enjoying hearing everyone's experiences!

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    1. I have two dogs and occasional fosters (often not well trained) so I know we have doggy smells! I love Febreze, it's so helpful in the house & the car.

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  7. This makes me do a double-take every time I read that word...since I've been writing a newspaper column P'ETiQuette for more than 20 years and even have a book published with that title. LOL! I'm a fan of Febreze and have been nearly as long as the column has been around. *s*

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    1. I love that word too, but I had never heard it before! It's so perfect to have a school of Petiquette tips for keeping your house guest ready. Thanks for stopping by Amy!

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  8. I'm glad that I'm not the only one with an embarrassing story about noseblindness! Those pet odors can really sneak up on you. I've been having to brush on my Petiquette too. I spend most of my Febreze time around the litter boxes.
    lot of fun.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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    1. I know right, pet odors definitely sneak up on you! It can be so embarrassing, especially when guests don't own pets themselves. They don't exactly embrace the pet aromas! Yes, Febreze is great for litter box odors too. Thanks for stopping by Robin!

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  9. Febreeze is a must to eliminate litter box odors. I've been using it for years.

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    1. Yes, it really is a must for pet odors of all kind. Thanks for stopping by Christy!

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  10. Ha ha ha - your pictures are pawesome! Pet odors be just like human odors, except you all shower everyday! We need a little help - and Febreze sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, I'm glad you got a kick out of my photos. it was a lot of fun, my sisters are good sports! They're always complaining about the dog hair in my house, and other pet related stuff. Febreze does give us all a little help - sometimes a lot of help! I can't wait to get some of their Fall and Holiday scents too, I love that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I am so not a fan of Febreeze, sorry to say. I still don’t think it’s safe for me or TW. However, anything is better than the smell of cigarettes.

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    1. According to the company, Febreze is safe to use around dogs and cats although air products shouldn't be used close to birds. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Cathy.

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  12. I have to tell you that after trying to find a product that would not bother my allergies nor bother Dexter's sensitivities, Febreze is a hit. It is light, airy, and safe around dogs and cats. Cute pics, too.

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    1. I think so too! I love their products, I look forward to getting their Fall and Holiday scents as well. I'd like to try the wax melts too for the holidays. Glad you think my pics are cute, I had such fun doing this post!

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  13. Great photos to accompany your story!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! I'm glad you like them.

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  14. Omg this is a fantastic post!! We love Frebeze too! Works SO great!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. You are too kind Jenna, thank you so much!! From one Husky household to another, the stuff WORKS! I love it, waiting for the Fall and Holiday scents too - I love using holiday air fresheners.

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  15. Love that photos with your Aunties. They certainly look shocked! My nose is pretty good but even I get nose blinded sometimes by smells if I'm in the house for too long!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like the Aunties pics, those two really have a nose for news are aren't afraid to show it LOL!! Any pet owner can become noseblind. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  16. Great post and I love the pictures ! I'm nose blind until I go into another persons home!!! Thanks for the fun read!

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    1. Aww, thanks Rosa Doodle! It's funny how we don't smell our own pet's odors but we smell pet odors in someone else's home! Glad you enjoyed the pics and thanks for stopping by today!

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  17. I use Febreze all the time on my dog beds. It is good stuff!

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    1. I think it's great stuff too! Thanks for stopping by Carleen!

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  18. I guess it's more of a dog issue, but we don't have a pet odour problem with cats. :)

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    1. True, dogs are smelly and cats aren't. However, it's helpful around the litterbox!

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  19. Great review! Wet dog smells as bad as an unattended cat box. Fall is prime time for Febreze around here. I never needed this until the foster arrived -- big dogs are different!

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    1. Thanks Mary! I know what you mean about big dogs, the bigger the smellier! So great of you to foster, fostering truly saves lives! Thanks for stopping by Mary.

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  20. I love having Febreze on hand and we are long time users- the new linen and sky scent is so light and does not bother my allergies

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    1. I love it too! I also can't wait for the holiday scents, I like to use them throughout the holiday season, it's safer than burning candles with clumsy guests & doggie tails around!

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  21. Well, I'm sure I am noseblind to some things, but for some reason, the cat box(es) NEVER allows me that pleasure. ;) I am a big Febreze user (oil, spray, my car). It helps a lot.

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    1. Not that I have cat box smell in my car! I just use it in my car because my car is OLD! :) (My corgis don't have a bad smell, btw. Not noseblind; their fur simply doesn't have the dander odor.

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    2. Febreze is great to use around the litter box and in the car too. My car gets smelly from the dogs because we're always out on some adventure or other, which usually means dirt, lake water and other stinky stuff! Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth!

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  22. I've used Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator for a while but haven't tried the air effects.

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    1. Febreze Air Effects is great, just spray it and it gives a light airy scent that lingers for a good while. I love it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Those facts are shocking! I love Febreze! We always try to improve the smell of our place :)

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    1. I know right!? I had not idea that so many people hated pet odors, I thought it was just my nutty sisters who have no pets. I have to be more diligent and use Febreze all the time. The care is one place I hadn't used it, but now that they sent me a vent clip I popped it right in and we love it!

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  24. That 3rd photo is priceless!!! As is the advice - I am sure I'm noseblind... always conscious about odours tho. Will definitely be trying Febreze - thanks for the recommendation.
    Annette @PetsAreFound

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    1. My goofy sisters and I had so much fun taking those shots! I'm definitely Noseblind, my sisters have confirmed it LOL! I love Febreze, I plan to use it through the holiday season. We always have lots of guests over the holidays. Thanks so much for stopping by Annette!

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  25. I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of the pet smell. I can't smell it (but assume others can) so I overcompensate.
    Love Febreeze products

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    1. Febreze is so good, it will give you the confidence to know that the place smells good. We have used it in our rental property when we show the , but I didn't realize how much I needed it at home! Thanks for stopping by Kimberly!

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  26. I have A LOT of animals, and regularly use Febreze products to keep my home smelling great. What I love the most is how the Febreze products have such a light scent...enough to get rid of pet odors, but not enough to be overwhelming!

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    1. Yes, they do have a nice light scent that's not overwhelming and it lasts a good while. It does seem to eliminate the smells not just mask them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I'm frequently nose blind. Febreeze is a life saver!

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    1. I'm apparently Noseblind too! I love their products! Thanks for stopping by Ryan.

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  28. We brought it along to camp last weekend to keep the wet dog smell at bay in the cabin!

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  29. It's a great way to make sure everything smells great.
    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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