When Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy recommended Fizzion Pet Stain and Odor Remover on a recent episode of My Cat From Hell, I wanted to learn more about it. The friendly folks at Fizzion sent me a bottle so I could try it out.
I’ve used any number of cleaners and odor removers in the past, and there are a couple that I consider my go-to products, so I was curious to see how this one would measure up.
Fizzion is non-toxic and environmentally friendly – definitely a plus as far as I’m concerned. The solution is designed to go to the root of the stain and odor, and form a shield around the stain while it works on it. Unlike enzymatic cleaners that can require long waiting periods to activate, Fizzion is said to work instantly on contact.
I don’t have any urine stains or spills on my floors, and I wasn’t willing to ask Allegra and Ruby to create them for the sake of this review, so I tested the cleaner on some old stains of unknown origin on my off-white carpet. I have used every stain remover known to man on these stains, from homemade concoctions to chemical products, to no avail, so I wasn’t too terribly optimistic that Fizzion would do the trick.
I followed the directions (spray the stain, then gently blot with a clean towel until the stain is removed). And I couldn’t believe my eyes: the stains disappeared. Without a whole lot of effort. The first time. I kept checking back at different times of the day after using Fizzion, because I thought maybe it was just the way the light hit the area that was playing a trick on my eyes, but no: the stains were gone! I can only assume that if it works that well on ancient carpet stains, it will work equally well on fresh pet stains.
The cleaner has a very subtle, fresh scent. I usually only use unscented products in my home, but this particular scent is unobtrusive enough and didn’t bother me.
Even though Fizzion is environmentally friendly and said to be safe around pets, it is not completely free of potentially harmful chemicals. It contains less than 1% sodium-N chlorobenzenesulphonamide, an organic chloramine used as an antiseptic agent, and between 1 and 2% 2-butoxyethanol, an organic solvent. Both have some known toxicity. I’m not a chemist, but I’m guessing that by the time the cleaner is diluted with tap water (one tablet to 16 ounces of water), it is PROBABLY safe.
I tend to err on the side of caution with cleaning products used around cats. One of the most popular enzyme cleaners, Nature’s Miracle, contains 6.5% propylene glycol, and even my former go to product for pet odors, Anti-Icky Poo, contains 1% of dipropylene glycol. Bottom line: even the so-called “natural” cleaners may contain some harmful chemicals.
I recommend using common sense with all cleaners: thoroughly blot up all traces of cleaning product, and keep your cats away from the treated area until it is completely dry. One way I’ve done that is by covering the area with a heavy inverted bowl or pot. It provides entertainment for Allegra and Ruby (Look! Something new in our house!), but keeps them away from any potential fumes or chemicals.
I feel confident that Jackson Galaxy would not recommend a product unless he felt that it was safe to use around cats. Based on the performance of this cleaner on the old stains, and the Cat Daddy seal of approval, I’ll add this cleaner to my arsenal.
You can purchase Fizzion through Jackson Galaxy’s Spirit Essences website. Use code CONSCIOUSCAT for a 10% discount on all orders. And while you’re there, take a look around at some of the other products Jackson recommends, including some truly fabulous cat trees and cat shelves.
For more information, please visit the Fizzion website.
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