Got a cat urine stain or odor problem and are looking for a way to get it out of your carpet or sofa? Or maybe you’re looking for a way to get the cat vomit out of your carpet? Here’s a natural and 100% organic pet stain and odor remover.
I love how much the green industry has grown since I first started this blog. It’s been just over five years, but the growth in eco-friendly pet products has been astounding during this period of time. Back in the day, there were only a couple of eco-friendly options for getting the smell of cat urine out of the carpet.
I’ve been lucky in that Furball is very consistent in using his litter box, but there have been times where the little dingleberry has followed him out of the box into the living room. I think he just gets too excited to run off somewhere so he’s not fully done his business.
As well, he’s a high strung cat so when he gets stressed, he has a tendency to barf up hairballs and sometimes food onto the carpet. He can be surrounded by an ocean of hardwood flooring, but much prefers to run onto the rug or the light beige carpeted steps of the stairs to upchuck his stuff. That’s when I am so thankful for natural enzyme pet odor and stain removers.
As I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting products for healthy, natural and sustainable living, I was quite intrigued to come across the Jackie Doodles Odor and Stain Eliminator.
This is a 100% USDA certified organic natural cleaner for urine and vomit stains on your carpet or upholstery. It’s good for both dog and cat urine, and it’s also earth-friendly and safe for your pets and kids.
Jackie Doodles Odor and Stain Eliminator is an enzyme-based cleaner, like Nature’s Miracle, only this one is certified organic. The way enzymes work is that they digest organic matter to neutralize stains and odors. It’s important when using enzyme-based cleaners to not use any other traditional cleaners on the area. That’s because they kill the enzymes and prevent them from doing their clean-up job.
Basically, you wipe up the mess (e.g. cat urine or vomit), blot it as dry as you can with a paper towel and then go to town, spraying on the enzyme cleaner. Oh, you may want to test it on a small patch first in an indiscreet area if you’ve never used it before on the material. I haven’t had any issues with discoloration and enzyme-based cleaners, but you might want to check to be on the safe side.
Follow the directions and wait for the allotted time to let the enzymes do their work, digesting all of the remaining organic matter in your carpet or couch. Give it a wipe and that’s it. You may have to reapply it for a stubborn stain. Enzyme-based cleaners tend to work best for newer stains and pee accidents, although they are still effective for old ones as long as you haven’t used a chemical-based cleaner on the area. If you have, try cleaning away the cleaner with water (test if water stains in an indiscreet patch first), and then try the enzyme cleaner.
Admittedly, these natural cleaners based on enzymes tend to have a bit of a funky smell, sort of like fermenting hops. It’s not as bad as the cat pee or vomit, but it’s not fresh and clean smelling like a chemical cleaner. However, the smell does dissipate in a day or two and it definitely smells better than cat urine!
Out of 55 reviews on Amazon, 82% gave the product a 5-star rating. I think some of the lower ratings were due to the issues I mentioned above about using it on old stains or on stains that had already been treated with harsh chemical cleaners. The chemicals that they use often include polypropylene which is a crude oil derivative and used as a binding agent. It acts like a coating to seal in odors and prevents the enzymes from reaching the offending matter.
So the number one takeaway is to use the enzyme-based pet stain and odor remover first when an accident happens. Don’t use anything else first and you should see much better results. That’s why I like to have a bottle of the stuff on hand because I never know what Furball may surprise me with, but I definitely feel ready when I have an enzyme-based cleaner on hand.
If you’re looking for a 100% organic natural cleaner, you can find Jackie Doodles Odor and Stain Eliminator on Amazon.com.