MANAGING THE MESS
As any pet parent will tell you, cleaning products are a vastly under appreciated part of pet ownership. Poop bags, litter boxes and their appropriate accessories are essential purchases for consumers who own dogs and cats. And those who keep other companion pets – including birds, critters and herps – are constantly on the lookout for effective cleaning items that can be used to keep their pet’s environment a healthy one for the companion animal.
When it comes to cleaning and neutralizing products for urine, stain and odors, natural ingredients in this category continue to be in demand from consumers. No longer a niche item, natural cleaning products are trending toward the mainstream.
WizSmart Super Absorbent Dog Pads are leak-proof and have odor-control and stay-put tabs. Able to hold up to eight cups of fluid, WizSmart pads have lateral barriers and strong sealed edges to ensure there’s no spill-over. The pet-friendly design was developed to attract dogs to the pads and is appropriate for male and female dogs as well as puppies.
The dooloop simply is the easiest, hands-free way to carry dog waste. Attached to your leash, it takes only one hand to loop bags on, putting distance between you and the poo. Manufactured in Maine, the dooloop is made of compostable plastic, using zero-waste packaging. It’s easy for dog owners and easy on the planet. It’s a drag holding the bag, use a dooloop.
Biokleen Bac-Out Pet Line
Biokleen has a new line of cleaning products. The Back-Out Pet line includes Biokleen Bac-Out Pet Stain & Odor Remover, specially formulated to use on deep carpet stains and as a soak for stubborn odors; Biokleen Bac-Out Pet Stain & Odor Remover with Foamer, uses the same formulation as the Bac-Out Pet Stain & Odor Remover, and it comes with a foaming sprayer to remove surface-level stains; and Biokleen Bac-Out Pet – Pet Bed & Fabric Refresher, the enzyme formula works to eliminate smells on pet beds, couches and other fabric surfaces pets like to lay on.
Best Shot 256 Disinfectant
Best Shot 256 Disinfectants are effective against a broad-spectrum of bacteria, is a virucide and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew, including their odors when used as directed. It kills parvo, H1N1, H3N2, MRSA and more. The one-step disinfectant is appropriate for animal holding facilities, veterinarian clinics and pet grooming establishments. One gallon makes 256 gallons of cleaning solution (dilute ½ oz. to one gallon of water).
Clean Cage Deodorizer Spray
Available in 16-ounce and 32-ounce sizes, Kaytee’s Clean Cage Deodorizer Spray is a non-toxic cleaner and deodorizer containing a combination of environmentally safe cleansing agents, plus refreshing odor control properties to safely clean your pet’s home and accessories. Clean cages contribute to the proper care small animals need to lead happy and healthy lives.
Cosmos Corporation acquired Urine Off, Zorb-it-Up and Yard Clean Green. Urine Off is a urine odor and stain remediation product that is safe to use on a variety of surfaces. Zorb-it Up! is a super-absorbent technology that quickly turns liquids into solids for fast and easy clean up. Yard Clean Green eradicates foul odors caused by animal urine and feces. Great for yards and kennels.
Oxyfresh Cage Cleaner
Oxyfresh’s Cage Cleaner is ideal for cleaning kennels and cages for small animals such as birds, gerbils and mice. Like all products at Oxyfresh, Cage Cleaner is made in the U.S.A. It is cruelty-free, non-toxic, safe, gentle and effective. The cleaner will not disrupt a pet’s immune system.
Nature’s Miracle Household Disinfectants
Nature’s Miracle Advanced Platinum Stain & Odor Remover & Virus Disinfectant cleans pet messes while it disinfects with an antibacterial formula that kills harmful dog and cat viruses. And the powerful new Nature’s Miracle Brand for Life’s Messes AllPurpose Cleaner destroys 99.9 percent of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella, on high-touch surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, faucets and play structures.
ScoopFree Covered Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The ScoopFree Covered Self-Cleaning Litter Box, 2nd Generation, self-cleans for weeks with no scooping, cleaning or refilling, and comes with a cover for added privacy. The upgraded model features a sleek design in neutral grays to integrate seamlessly into modern home decor. Additionally, it includes safety sensors and a health counter to help detect early signs of health issues.
Wee Away makes powerful pet odor and stain removers in two fragrances. These products are safe for the environment and for pets and their people. Wee Away’s natural, eco-friendly enzymes and odor-eating bacteria destroy the source of the odors and stains, instead of simply attempting to mask them.
Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Pan
Ware Pet Product’s Scatterless Lock-N-Litter Pan features high sides to keep messes in and stainand odor-resistant plastic. A wire floor panel keeps messes away from pet.