A Noxious Incident
Recently our dog Miguel had a MAJOR diarrheal incident in my car.
It occurred as we drove to Queen Anne Avenue, one of his favorite places to walk. It has 2 pet stores he likes to explore, and he always makes me stop at his veterinarian’s office, the Queen Anne Animal Clinic for some treats.
He also likes to read all the pee-mail on the trees that line the street.
Miguel tore a ligament in his hind leg last August, so he can no longer walk there from our house. Now I drive him there once a week.
As we drove, I suddenly smelt a stench so horrific my eyes burned and my gag reflex fully engaged.
During this fetid bombardment on my senses I glanced in the rear view mirror and saw Miguel finishing his deposit of a huge pile of diarrhea in the back of the car.
I quickly pulled over to clean up the mess, but as most dog owners know, picking up diarrhea with poop bags is akin to driving on I-5 without getting stuck behind someone who refuses to drive above the speed limit.
It just can’t be done.
Of course, Miguel still expected his walk, so I drove him up to Queen Anne Avenue with my head out the window.
Once we got home I went to see what we had to clean up the mess We usually have a bottle of some high-priced product that claimed to clean and eliminate pet odors from urine and feces, but I couldn’t find it.
Fortunately, I did find a bottle of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner.
Simple Green Successfully Cleans My Car
We’ve used Simple Green to clean around the house, but I never noticed its label said it eliminates pet odors and cleans pet stains, so I gave it a try.
After filling a bucket with one part water and one part Simple Green, I went to work. A couple of rolls of paper towels and a half hour of scrubbing later, the mess was gone.
But as I’ve learned from past experiences (mainly with cat urine smell in the basement carpet), cleaning up an accident doesn’t mean the pet odor is gone.
I couldn’t tell if Simple Green eliminated the smell because I had marinated in it for so long, so I decided to keep the windows open to air out the car and check the smell the next day.
Since this is Seattle, it began to rain after I finished, so I had to close the windows.
When the rain stopped the following day, I reluctantly went to my car assuming that the smell hadn’t dissipated.
But when I sat down and inhaled I smelled………nothing. Nothing!
Furthermore, Simple Green cleaned the mess so well I found no stains from Miguel’s accident.
Simple Green is Non-Toxic and Biodegradable
Simple Green products are also safe for both the environment and pets because they are non-toxic and biodegradable.
Clean Conscience, Dog Friendly Magazine, and Green Cleaning Magazine endorsed Simple Green as an environmentally friendly product. And the Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice certification.
All Simple Green products contain no bleach, chlorine, formaldehyde, phosphates, or petroleum distillates. They also don’t leave behind any residue or harsh chemicals.
If ingested, Simple Green products can cause stomach upset and/or diarrhea in dogs; but unlike cleaners with toxic chemicals, they don’t cause any permanent damage.
As you can tell, I’m a huge Simple Green fan. I highly recommend it as a pet odor eliminator and pet stain remover.
While Simple Green makes several non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products, including some that are made specifically for dog stains and odors, this review is only for Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner.
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