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Do you have pets? If you do then you might be suffering from noseblindness. That’s right. If you have a furry family member as I do then noseblindness is a real possibility.
If you’ve never heard of noseblindness, I assure you it’s real. Over time people get used to the odors around them. Smokers don’t smell the smoke, which is part of the reason so many things smell and taste better after they quit smoking. And unfortunately, pet owners don’t always smell the odors pets leave behind. Even more unfortunately, their guests usually do. In fact, a 2014 global survey from Atomik Research indicated that 49 percent of Americans say that they dread visiting homes with pets because of the smell. Uh oh! And that’s not the only statistic that’s a bummer. 48 percent of Americans say that they could make out someone’s home simply by the odor alone, particularly if that person has a pet. 24 percent of Americans feel that pet smells are the most offensive within in a home (second only to the scent of garbage and coming in above the scent of smoke).
I have experienced noseblindness myself, on at least several occasions that I know of. When we got rid of an old couch last year we couldn’t believe how much better the room smelled. Once we got rid of carpeting. We didn’t know how bad it smelled until we got it out the front door. Once outside the smell nearly knocked us over. A smell doesn’t always mean your pets are doing bad things. Animal scent. It can smell. Even if an animal isn’t destructively marking territory they leave a scent. Cats rub scent glands on people and things to say “these are mine.” The cat box? It smells. Wet dogs? They smell. Dirty dogs? They smell. Your furniture? It smells.
Noseblindness occurs in one of two ways – odor adaptation and odor habituation. Odor adaptation is a decrease in ability to sense odors subsequent to initial exposure. Odor habituation is when you get used to the odors in your everyday life. Understanding what noseblindness is is great, knowing how to prevent it is even better. After all, noseblindness isn’t something that should keep people from adopting pets, nor should it keep guests from coming over to visit. Interesting bit of info. When it comes to their own pet’s smells, the majority of people surveyed (60 percent) said that they would hate it if they thought their guests were thinking their homes smelled of animals.
Now if you have pets no doubt you would want to be sure that whatever you use to deal with noseblindness is safe for pets. In order to use the logo of the ASPCA, the nation’s leading voice for animals, on product packaging the product’s ingredients must be reviewed by the ASPCA and be deemed to be non-toxic to animals when used as directed. The Febreze Air Effects, Fabric Refresher and Car Vent Clip products meet the standard required to appear on the ASPCA Pet Friendly Living List.
Febreze Fabric Refresher can be used daily on fabrics that get a lot of traffic and odor, such as your furniture and dog beds. Febreze Air Effects, something we use often so we have a can in most rooms, is a quick way to refresh air where odors hang around or where you just want to freshen up the room. Febreze Car Vent Clips are great for fighting odors of all sorts in the car. If you have your dog in your car often you might have noticed a dog smell, or dog hair, in the car for days and weeks afterward. You can select the level of scent you want released into the car by adjusting the intensity dial. I am happy knowing that these Febreze products offer an affordable and effective way to deal with life’s smells and noseblindness, and that are safe for pets. I’m also glad they give me a great way of always being ready for guests.
Before you go I have two great giveaways to tell you about. One is on Instagram and one is right here on my blog.
Febreze #Stinkface Instagram Sweepstakes
Share your own pets’ #Stinkface moments on Instagram for the chance to win $400!
To enter, go to the #Stinkface Instagram Sweepstakes page.
• STEP 1: Follow @toastmeetsworld On Instagram
• STEP 2: Share a photo of your smelliest pet stinkface moments
• STEP 3: Be sure to tag @ASPCA AND @toastmeetsworld AND Use #Febreze, #Noseblind and #Stinkface in your post!
One (1) grand prize winner will receive a prize pack containing:
- $25 worth of Febreze product
- A universal smart phone camera lens kit ($90 value)
- A $100 gift card to PetCo
HOW TO ENTER.
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+. No PO Boxes. The sponsor is responsible for shipping prizes.