Stain and odor http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/62/all en Stain, Stain, Go Away http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/stain-stain-go-away <p>It's not a very pleasant topic of conversation, but we will all encounter the need for a stain and odor product sometime in our pet's life.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Puppies are perhaps the biggest creators of unexpected puddles. Just as a human infant has to mature to get bladder control, puppies do, too. Senior dogs may experience a loss of bladder function, or some dogs naturally have bladder control problems. Yet others simply need to be properly trained to eliminate in an acceptable place.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/stain-stain-go-away#comments Stain and odor Dog Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:53:36 +0000 PetSmart 171491 at http://mypetsmart.com Cleaning Your Pet's Bed http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-your-pets-bed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Martha Stewart Pets </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pets offer devoted and loving companionship and bring joy to the home. However, they also bring messes and dirt. A pet's bedding tends to receive the worst damage. Keeping it clean doesn't have to be a monumental chore. For a happy pet and a tidy home, follow these simple steps once a month, or as needed, to clean your pet's bed.</p> <p>1. Vacuum the bed thoroughly to remove excess hairs, dirt, or other debris. Roll a lint roller over the bed to pull away hairs that the vacuum did not remove.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-your-pets-bed#comments Stain and odor Dog Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:26:03 +0000 PetSmart 171435 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips to Safe Air Travel With Your Pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-safe-air-travel-with-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Margaret Dinchak / myPetSmart.com </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><font size="2">If you're planning on traveling with your pet on a commercial airline, here are some tips to help prepare you and your pet for the trip and keep them safe during flight:</font></span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-safe-air-travel-with-your-pet#comments Stain and odor Cat Tue, 02 Jun 2009 15:37:44 +0000 PetSmart 171376 at http://mypetsmart.com Cleaning Stains and Removing Odors http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-stains-and-removing-odors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PetSmart </div> </div> </div> <p>When cleaning up after a pet has had an accident, the goal is not only to clean the area, but neutralize the odor to deter repeat visits. Because dogs and cats have a keen sense of smell, and because the ammonia smell of urine acts as an attractant, they will often go back to the same spot to eliminate. </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/cleaning-stains-and-removing-odors#comments Stain and odor Dog Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:21:29 +0000 PetSmart 171226 at http://mypetsmart.com House Training 101: Learning the Basics http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/house-training-101-learning-the-basics <p><u>Know where to go</u> <br /> Consistency is key when training your pet where to relieve himself. The more often you take your dog outside when he has to go, the sooner he'll learn that he's always supposed to go outside. Once you become familiar with your pet's routine, you'll start recognizing the signs (circling, sniffing at one spot) that he has to go. As a general rule, you should take your pet outside:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/house-training-101-learning-the-basics#comments Adoptions Training & Behavior New pet Stain and odor Dog Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:26:39 +0000 PetSmart 171097 at http://mypetsmart.com Litter Box Lowdown http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/litter-box-lowdown <p>Cats and kittens are naturally very clean animals, and most kittens are litter box trained by around 12 weeks old. However, the stress of moving to a new home may cause kittens and adult cats to forget their littler box habits. Following are some hints to make sure they practice what they've learned. </p> <p>Place the litter box in a quiet area, away from food and water dishes. </p> <p>Remove clumps and solid waste daily. </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/litter-box-lowdown#comments Training & Behavior Stain and odor Cat Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:53:56 +0000 PetSmart 171042 at http://mypetsmart.com Take Control of Spraying http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/take-control-of-spraying <p>To modify your cat's natural urge to mark their spot around the house, here are some ways to take control of spraying.</p> <p><strong>Fixing the Issue </strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/take-control-of-spraying#comments Training & Behavior Stain and odor Cat Wed, 22 Apr 2009 19:41:45 +0000 PetSmart 171031 at http://mypetsmart.com Cat Stain & Odor http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/videos/cat-stain-odor <p>Properly cleaning cat stains and odors can help prevent the occasional accident from turning into a habit. See what types of cleaners work best on stains, are safe for your cat and help keep accidents from happening.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-video-still-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_video_still_image" width="233" height="170" alt="" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_video_still_image/Cat SO.jpg?1240425782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-octet-stream"><img class="field-icon-application-octet-stream" alt="application/octet-stream icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/application-octet-stream.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_video/Cat SO.flv" type="application/octet-stream; length=3848943">Cat SO.flv</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/videos/cat-stain-odor#comments Stain and odor Cat Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:43:02 +0000 225 at http://mypetsmart.com Dog Stain & Odor http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/videos/dog-stain-odor <p>Whether it&rsquo;s the occasional accident or a habit of soiling a certain area of your home, proper cleaning afterwards can prevent both. Find out which cleaners remove stains and odors best while helping keep accidents from happening again.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-video-still-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_video_still_image" width="233" height="170" alt="" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_video_still_image/Dog SO.jpg?1240425710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-octet-stream"><img class="field-icon-application-octet-stream" alt="application/octet-stream icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/application-octet-stream.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_video/Dog SO.flv" type="application/octet-stream; length=4271173">Dog SO.flv</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/videos/dog-stain-odor#comments HealthCare Stain and odor Dog Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:42:20 +0000 206 at http://mypetsmart.com See Stain, Clean Stain http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/see-stain-clean-stain <p>Cats have a keen sense of smell. Consequently, when urinating in a spot other than their litter box, cats will often go back to the same spot because the ammonia scent acts as an attractant. Unfortunately, repeated visits to a spot in the house can get stinky. The goal is not only to clean the area, but neutralize the odor to deter repeat visits. </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/see-stain-clean-stain#comments HealthCare Stain and odor Cat Wed, 22 Apr 2009 18:34:12 +0000 PetSmart 171037 at http://mypetsmart.com