We've Been Shopping...in the Rainy Season!

Here’s what we love…

As the rainy season brings pet tracks onto your clean floors and furniture, we thought it would be a great time to review some cleaning products. 


Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover.

Ingredients: Water, nature's enzymes, isopropyl alcohol, natural citrus scent. 

Nature’s Miracle has been my go-to cleaning product in recent years because it’s affordable, natural, and generally works very well.  It also comes in several variations, including formulas specifically for hardwood floors and cat urine.  Its natural enzymes break down proteins that cause odor and stains; which can then just be wiped away.

Overall rating:  4 out of 5 paws


Purina Pet Gear Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator.

Ingredients: Water, beneficial bacteria and enzymes, odor suppressants, surfactants, and fragrance.

In one case the Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator was able to remove a stain that Nature’s Miracle left behind.  They both follow the same theory: enzymes that help eliminate pet odors and stains. 

Overall rating:  4 out of 5 paws

Bissell’s Stomp ‘N Go

pet clean up pads.


The oxygen-based formula pre-moistened pads can beused on nylon, wool and stain-resistant carpets.

I’ve found the above products sometimes leave set-in stains behind, especially in a home with a puppy or multiple pets.  The Stomp ‘N Go pads eliminated these remaining stains, and I highly recommend them for troublesome spots.  It’s a great alternative to having your carpets cleaned for just a few stains.

Overall rating:  5 out of 5 paws.

For new stains and regular use, a spray/liquid formula such as Nature’s Miracle or Purina Pet Gear work well and are natural.  Bissell’s clean up pads (at $4.99/package of 5) are a fantastic supplemental tool for stains that seem otherwise impossible to remove in lieu of professional carpet cleaning.

Get it:  Nature’s Miracle products are widely available, including at PetSmart locations.  Purina Pet Gear products are available at Safeway and Wal-Mart. Bissell Stomp ‘N Go pet clean up pads are available at select Wal-Mart stores.