I reviewed Fresh Wave’s odor eliminators last summer. These all natural products (they only contain water and natural extracts of lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedarwood) really get the job done. You can read my full review here. Today, I’m delighted to offer you a chance to win a set of Fresh Wave products in an attractive, reusable linen bag.Continue Reading
When it comes to litter boxes, the saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” most definitely applies. A dirty litter box is a common reason why cats will eliminate outside the box – and can you blame them? How would you like to use a toilet that hasn’t been flushed in days?
I am meticulous about scooping our litter boxes. Since I work from home, I usually scoop as soon as Ruby or Allegra have deposited something in the box, so litter box odors aren’t much of an issue at our house. But even if you’re not home all day, at a minimum, the litter box should be scooped twice a day.Continue Reading
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I’m always interested to learn about safe and effective household products, and was intrigued with Fresh Wave, a line of odor-removing products has been around for over 20 years. According to the company, Fresh Wave has been made with natural ingredients since long before natural products became popular. Their products are used in such places as wastewater treatment plants, paper mills,and refineries. I would imagine that if they can work in tough spots like that, they would probably do just fine around pet odors and other challenging odors around the home.Continue Reading
Purrify is a new natural, probiotic-based formula designed to eliminate cat odors at their source: the litter box. The concentrated formula mixes with water to create a solution for controlling odors. The formula contains a blend of viable microbes that become active and create enzymes when mixed with water. The enzymes in the solution then bind to and break down organic solids and ammonia. The solution also fights pathogenic bacteria in and around the litter box that may be harmful to cats and cat owners. One package will mix with up to 2.5 gallons of spray solution.Continue Reading
I’m a big fan of the CritterZone Air Purifier. This small, efficient unit really gets the job done, even on tough urine odors. And I speak from personal experience: Ruby, who is a vertical pee-er, managed to get some urine even over the very high edge of our litter box one time. The carpet around the box was soaked in urine. After blotting up the stain, I put the CritterZone on top of the stain upside down, as recommended on the CritterZone website. About an hour later, there was not a trace of urine smell left.
Ruby, looking contrite after her “miss”
Unlike other units, you also don’t have to replace filters, and it does not require frequent cleaning. You can read my full review of the Critterzone Air Purifier here.Continue Reading
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When you share your home with cats, accidents happen. Whether it’s the occasional hairball, or litter box issues, most cat guardians are on the quest for the purr-fect stain and odor remover. I thought I’d make things easier for you by recommending a few products that I have tested and use myself, and they really get the job done.
When you choose cleaning products, please don’t use any products that contain chemicals. Many household cleaners contain contain hazardous ingredients such as organic solvents and petroleum based chemicals which can release volatile organic compounds into your indoor air. Some ingredients in household cleaners are known to cause cancer in animals and are suspected human carcinogens. Lysol, Pine-sol and other products containing phenols are deadly to cats as they can cause serious liver damage. Chlorox bleach, especially when concentrated, can cause chemical burns when it comes in contact with sensitive cat paws. Use pet-friendly products instead.Continue Reading
Pet Shopping Today is a new concept in e-retailing that combines business with charity, helping pet lovers discover innovative products for their pets while supporting animal rescue. The company is dedicated to finding new and innovative products and negotiating a great deal with the product manufacturer to pass along to their customers. They will intentionally only offer a select group of helpful products at any one time, and will focus on providing you greater depth of information about the products they carry.
They also believe that the tireless efforts made by animal rescue organizations need our support. 10% of all sales through Pet Shopping Today will go to these groups. They will focus on one rescue organization at a time so they can make a meaningful contribution toward a specific need.Continue Reading