As pet owners, we are always battling pet stains and odors. This happens a lot more when there is a new puppy or kitten involved, but happens all too often with adult pets as well. Sick pets, aging pets, or the pet with an attitude can all contribute to the ongoing problem.
There are products that promise to eliminate both the stain and the odor, but very few we’ve ever tried deliver on that promise. The ones that come close seem to be riddled with chemicals, which isn’t an acceptable option with our menagerie. So when we received a request to review a pet stain and odor remover product, we immediately started checking it out and agreed to put it to the test.
We mixed up a fresh batch of fizzion and all we really need to say for our review is WOW!
Not only does it work better than any other product we have tried, but it was simple and oh so easy. Having four inside pups (adult dogs between 3 and 10 years old, but pups none the less) there was no problem finding a spot to test drive.
Does It Work?
We tried it first on an older stain, one that we’d blotted and done our best to remove from a bit of berber carpet a week or more (?) earlier. We didn’t expect much since the stain was likely “set in” and to be fair it was already pretty well taken care of. We could still see it, because we knew it was there. It was actually just a bit faint ring of an edge where one of the dogs had yacked up a bit of yellowish spittle.
We sprayed the stain, waited no more than a minute – because we’re impatient – and did a little dabbing with a paper towel. The paper towel was yellowish. So we sprayed a little more, waited a little longer, and then stepped on a fresh paper towel to finish it up. Nice! And it smelled good, too. The spot, not the paper towel.
As for testing it out on a fresh stain, we didn’t get a chance before writing the review – but we’re certain it’ll work great and we’re hoping we don’t need to test a fresh stain any time soon.
How Does It Work?
Cleaning agents currently in the leading brands of pet stain and odor remover can be divided into three categories:
- Enzymes – Enzymatic cleaners use an encapsulation process to help remove the stain, but because enzymes are so sensitive, strong detergents needed to eliminate the odor wind up deactivating the enzymes so the mess is left half treated.
- Oxys – Oxys treat stains well but not the odor.
- Deodorizers – Deodorizers simply mask the odor with a temporary fragrance. Once the fragrance subsides, the odor returns.
CO2 cleaning is not a new idea, and in fact, many of you may have experienced it already! Did you know dry cleaners frequently use the power of CO2 technology to remove tough spots from clothing? Or that you may have used CO2 technology yourself if you have ever poured “club soda” on a stain? Fizzion is based on this age-old technique and combines it with modern advances in chemistry to create a line of unique cleaning products that are filled with the proven power of CO2!
Bottom line is . . . we love the product and recommend it to all pet owners!