Pets are the loves of their owners lives, and it is generally the case that family members would be gotten rid of before the dog or the cat would, but they can be a nuisance, just as everything can! The house being designed for human use will often suffer at the hands of animals, in that they get their smells and hair absolutely everywhere! There are ways however of preventing and dealing with this, so be sure that you are able to get rid of any nasty smells and the like before you have to take other measures, like training the animals to only be in certain rooms, as that is no fun at all!You will find that the main culprit for the smells that pets leave behind tends to be in their hair. Dogs are particularly bad with malting, but cats can be trouble as well. Regular vacuum cleaning will help you with this, and don’t be scared to use the vacuum on areas like sofas and armchairs, the pet’s beds, and the areas that they tend to lie down. Getting Th. Pet hair up every couple of days will prevent the smell form settling in, and ensure that you are not allowing it to take over the house as the general odor of the place!You will find that the mess surrounding the pet’s living areas can be a tricky one as well. The bowls for food, and the area round their beds will be somewhere that you need to clean fairly often to stop it getting disgusting. Dogs and cats are not particularly fussy about cleanliness when it comes to the floor next to their food bowls, but you will find that a wipe down every few days will stop the area getting to grubby. If that mess is allowed to build up then it can start to wreak, and no one wants the smell of dog food wafting through the house!Getting rid of the smells once they are in place is a lot tougher than preventing them in a general sense, but it is by no means impossible. If there is a light scent coming off the carpet, then vacuuming will usually do the trick. However, as a precautionary measure you may well want to give the carpet a sprinkle of baking soda and a brush through with a floor brush. The baking soda will be great for absorbing smells, and brushing it through will ensure that you get as much of the smell out of the carpet as possible. Using baking soda on the sofa is a great idea as well, and a light sprinkle over the upholstery before you go to bed will often work wonders in terms of ensuring that the smells are absorbed properly. You will find that you need to vacuum it all up thoroughly however, to ensure that no one gets left with a white powdery backside when they sit down. In terms of getting rid of general odors that are not necessarily associated with any one part of the room, you can try the vinegar trick. Leave a bowl of vinegar in the room overnight, and when you return in the morning, you should find that the smell as been absorbed. If it smells a bit vinegary in there, then simply open the window for a couple of hours, and the room should smell fresh. Make sure that you pets can’t get in there whist the vinegar is however, as they may knock it over, or even drink it!