Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pet Stain & Odor Removers

Since owning Milly I have had a lot of experience with pet stain & odor removers. She was incredibly difficult to house train, and as she was terrified of her crate when I adopted her crate-training was not a viable option. Milly is now perfectly house trained, but it took a stained carpet in my apartment, and lots of experimenting with various products until I discovered what works, and more importantly, what does not. This morning Milly vomited three times - I was going to take her to the vet but she seemed fine and no more vomiting so I'm monitoring her - and I was able to try a new pet stain and odor remover to clean my beau's vomit coated car mats.

If your pet soils in the house it is important to not only clean the area to remove the stain, but also to thoroughly remove the odor. Dogs possess an incredibly strong sense of smell and like to urinate and defecate in the same place. Simply using household cleaners rarely removes the smell so the dog can no longer smell it, and thus there is a great market for cleaners made specifically for this purpose.

I had great experiences with Simple Solution Stain & Odor Remover when I first got Milly, and she enjoyed peeing in front of my roommate's bedroom door on a regular basis. This was the only cleaning product I tried at the time (and I tried many) that both removed the stain and the smell from my white carpets. I couldn't smell the accidents, but neither could Milly. When I would use different products she would soil in the carpet in the same area, and more frequently, but with Simple Solution the repeat accidents stopped. I am not sure about the chemicals in this product, as I do not have a bottle in front of me right now, but it does work. I will say it has a slightly chemically smell though.

After Milly's vomit in the beau's vehicle we rushed home to clean it up, give Milly water and monitor her. She ended up being fine, but then the task of cleaning the car mats well enough so we don't smell dog vomit (and removing the stains) whenever we ride in the car became our priority. Bill offered to stay at home with Milly and sit with a bowl on his lap to get her to drink (she is so funny about drinking when I'm not around), and I was to run to the local pet supply store for pet stain and odor remover.

I planned on picking up a bottle of Simple Solutions since I have had great success with it in the past, but they did not carry it. I settled on Nature's Miracle, and I am thrilled! It is non-toxic, and works extremely well. I simply shook the bottle, poured on the carpet mats, waited a few minutes and wiped clean with a paper towel. The smell is completely gone, and you'd never know the disaster we had this morning in the car! I like that Nature's Miracle comes in a larger bottle than Simple Solution, and it also worked better. Usually I have to saturate a stain with Simple Solution two or three times to remove the stain, but the Nature's Miracle was fast acting and worked on the first try! It also did not stain the gray mats which is always a bonus! I give Simple Solution three paws and three stars, but I give Nature's Miracle FOUR PAWS; FOUR STARS!


  1. we use nature's miracle as well and we love it!

  2. We use Nature's Miracle, but the one in the orange bottle as it smells better (orangey). We LOVE it. Another way that works very well and is much cheaper is a simple solution of vinegar and water. Depending on who you talk to, the ratio varies, but this will definitely do the trick. The ratio we use is 1:4. For every 1 cup of white distilled vinegar, we use 4 cups of water. Clean up the accident, spray it with this solution, wait a few minutes and then rub with a damp cloth. Sprinkle a little baking soda over it and when its dry, vacuum it up. We still keep the Nature's Miracle on hand, but the vinegar solution works just as well.

  3. Hey, please contact me, I'd love to get you to review Nature's Miracle on my site, I'll ship you over a free bottle or two also!!

  4. Oh yes i need that of my pet. I face many problems because of that. You solved my problem thank you for this.

  5. The only thing tougher than trying to remove odor from dog messes is removing it from cat accidents!! I actually had to replace the carpet in one of my rooms because I couldn't find anything to remove all of the odor from a cat accident. The smell must have gotten down into the pad and my cat kept repeating his accident in that one spot. Ugh.

  6. Pet odor is intolerable. To get rid of stinking smell I purchased some pet products from a well established firm. I am really satisfied with their effective products.