While these are some of the wonderful things about having pets, there are some things that aren't so pleasant, too. No one likes coming home and stepping in a cold, wet puddle. Come on, you've been there. We all have. It's part of being a pet parent.
Pets, much like children, have occasional accidents. This can be frustrating for several reasons. First, pet messes smell. Even after you scrub, clean, and disinfect, chances are, there may be a lingering, not-so-fresh funk. There's nothing worse than going out to run errands, coming back into a house that appears clean, and smelling dog. In my opinion, if a home doesn't smell clean, it probably isn't, no matter how nice it looks.
Secondly, pet messes can leave stubborn stains behind. I happen to have white carpet throughout most of my home. This is horrible, and I will never understand why they even make white carpeting. With a preteen boy, a messy husband, two active and equally messy toddlers, and our Jack-A-Bee, Chloe, keeping our carpets clean is an ongoing and often losing battle.
I am always on the lookout for non-toxic, effective ways to combat pet stains and odors. When I found out Simple Green has a line of products formulated just for pets and their frazzled owners, I was very excited. I love Simple Green, and use their Original formula for almost everything, from indoor cleaning to outdoor cleaning. My husband even uses this on his tools and automotive equipment, and it works like a charm! It even gets stubborn soap scum off of tubs with no elbow-grease required. Simple Green is miraculous, to say the least. Since it's completely non-toxic, I don't ever need to worry that my children or pets are in danger of becoming sick from chemical overload.
For the past month, I have been using Simple Green pet products on all of my toughest pet messes. I wanted to use it for an extended period of time before posting my review because I wanted to see how well it worked long-term. Many so-called pet formulas seem to work initially and then odors and stains come creeping back over time.
I received the Simple Green Dog Pet Stain and Odor Remover and the Simple Green OXY Dog Stain and Odor Oxidizer for my review. Since Chloe, our Beagle/Jack Russell mix is pretty well behaved, I didn't have any fresh messes to contend with for quite some time. I did, however, have some stubborn, set-in pet stains that I decided to try these products on while I waited for the inevitable accident.
I went through the house like a mad-woman, spraying these products on anything that appeared even slightly yellowish on our floors. My toddlers thought it was really funny! Once I sprayed, I went back with a scrub brush and scrubbed each spot. Much to my surprise, the stains, even old ones, disappeared.
Take a look at an example of a doggy accident that Simple Green Dog took care of right away:
I have even used these products in our carpet shampooer and have had amazing results. One room totally changed colors. I had forgotten just how white the carpet really was before we shampooed using Simple Green. Before, we had been using Walmart's brand of carpet shampoo in the Pet formula. The Simple Green Oxy Dog Stain and Odor Oxidizer blew the store brand completely out of the water.
As wonderful as these products are for pet messes, I have found they work equally well for toddler messes. Pets, babies...It's all the same, right? My babies tend to fling food, spill soups, and even pee on the floor during naked time. (We have naked time for potty-training purposes.) Simple Green takes all of these messes completely out of our carpets, wood floors, and even our furniture.
Overall, I am totally impressed with the effectiveness of Simple Green Dog products. They work well, they work quickly, and they keep working. I haven't had any stains or odors reappear, and my home feels like a home again instead of a zoo! These products are wonderful for pet owners or even those involved in pet rescue operations or shelters. Since the products are non-toxic, they're a safe choice around furry friends!
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