Much like human babies, our fur babies mean the world to us, but they come with plenty of surprises.
Most of them are joyful, but some of them involve a mysterious wet spot that you step on in bare feet. For those moments, pet stain removers are a must.
Life with canine or feline 'children' is messy, and it's hard to stay ahead of fur, mud, accidents and upset tummies unless you're armed with the right arsenal of carpet cleaners. Given the variety of pets, the types of messes, and the different surfaces and fabrics out there, odds are you won't be able to rely on just one product to keep your home clean. More likely, you'll have to choose a few to tackle the task at hand. Enzymatic pet stain removers can destroy feces, cat urine, dog urine, and more with a built in deodorizer, making cleanup a breeze. For deep cleaning when urine odors won't seem to budge, there are other cleaning products that can do more than remove stains.
Help is here. We've combed through the many pet-mess busters out there to come up with this list of our top 9. Whether you're faced with cleaning your hardwood floors, carpets, furniture, or laundry, we've identified the best pet stain removers to get the job done.
9 Best Pet Stain Removers
A long time go-to for pet parents, Nature's Miracle is known for being an effective urine destroyer even on ancient urine stains. It also works on hardwood floors, furniture, and most fabrics, making it a great all-around cleaning solution.
Rocco & Roxie is a newcomer on the pet cleaner scene, but it's super popular for good reason. Puppies and kittens (and fully grown pets too) will have their share of oopsies. This speedy pet urine and odor remover will get rid of the mess almost as fast as they made it. Bonus: it's gentle enough to be spritzed on pet beds, crates, and litter boxes to sanitize and keep your home smelling fresh.
Woolite has a rep for being gentle on delicates, but don't be fooled. This is a serious cleaner that really penetrates into carpet and upholstery to pull out smells, making it a simple solution for complex problems. Got more than one snuggle bug at home? Since this is sold in an economical pack of two spray bottles, you'll be ready for whatever they leave behind.
While it's hard to point to one cleaner that does it all, this is about as close as you'll come. This pet-safe potion can be safely used on just about everything in your home, from rugs and floors to the couch and your cat's litter box. Heck, if your dog managed to pee on your curtains, you're in luck, because it can be used as a laundry pre-treatment too. With advanced stain removal, this one is a best seller for a reason.
If you're the proud parent of a Persian, Pomeranian, or both, fur is everywhere. If you've tried everything and just can't keep those tumbleweeds of fluff at bay, it may be time to bring out the big guns. This AI-fueled pet hair nemesis sucks hair and dust in two directions, but it also makes contact directly with the floor, suctioning up any hair stuck there. It can get into spaces less than four inches high, so no floof goes unfound. After connecting to the smartphone app, you can schedule cleaning times and set cleaning zones. This is perfect for homes with hard floors.
True, pet stains don't often wind up on your clothing. But how often has your dog or kitty yacked on your favorite couch throw, or that new jacket lying on your bed? This eco-friendly wash booster is a peroxide-free, plant-based formula that is gentle on fabrics, but doesn't go easy on the stain.
Smells like heaven, works like hell is the tagline for this citrusy spray that makes obliterating stink a pleasant task. More than 40,000 Amazon reviewers gave it five stars, noting its almost magical ability to transform old carpet into a citrus paradise.
Bissell is a familiar name with a long history of clean rugs behind it. Their pet-specific cleaner makes your mission of eliminating that gross stain so much easier. The brush attached right to the bottle gives it major points for convenience.
If you're one of the many pet parents who prefer to pursue natural options whenever possible, look to TriNova. Its organic ingredients and natural enzymes make short work of spots and smells. It scores high marks on Amazon, with reviewers raving about its gentle but effective cleaning powers.
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