Pet Stains and Odors? I Have Found the Simple Solution!


As a pet parent with three dogs and two cats, as well as being a dog-sitter in my own home, I run into pet odors and stains more frequently than I would like. Stains and odors are a built-in part of being a pet parent for us all. While that is unfortunate, our cats and dogs are totally worth it, and there IS a solution!

The Solution is Simple

I have been using Simple Solution products for about 7 years now, and they have some fabulous fixes for pet odor and stains that really work. I use their Stain and Odor Remover, Extreme Stain and Odor Remover, and even their Training Pads with frequency. These are my favorite, go-to products. Simple Solution Stain and Odor Remover is the ONLY product I have ever found that eliminates pet stains and odors completely from my furniture, carpets and dog beds.

Simple Solution helps to make cleaning up pet messes easy and fast, and most importantly SAFE! Their products clean without the use of harsh chemicals that can be dangerous to pets, children, and ourselves as we breathe in the product with which we’re cleaning. Plus, Simple Solution will completely eliminate an odor instead of covering it up. Really. You will be left with a very clean, fresh scent, which will soon fade. This scent is so non-offensive compared to other products I have tried, which usually smell terrible and can be a migraine trigger for me. I really dislike being able to smell cleaning products when I walk into a room or home!

Simple Solution also helps to prevent repeat marking in the same spot by cats and dogs, and it is very cost-effective!

How Does it Work?

Simple Solution makes unique products for stain and odor removal. The secret is in the ingredient list: purified water, natural non-pathogenic bacteria, denatured ethanol, natural enzymes, detergent, and fragrance. That’s it. The bacteria and enzymes break down any carbon-based stains and odor from carpeting, upholstery, and anything else that is water-safe, organically! The enzymes and bacteria eat anything that leaves a stain or causes an odor. This means that it works on urine, feces, hairball residue, and vomit for pets, but it can also eliminate a red wine spill or muddy footprints on your carpet as well! My husband personally removed a fresh red wine stain from carpet with Simple Solution with absolutely nothing left of it afterward!

For What Do I Use It?

I regret to tell everyone again that I have a bad cat named Fender. He likes to pee on soft things left on the floor instead of using his litter box if given the opportunity. I no longer leave out dog beds unsupervised or buy cloth furniture. But sometimes I may leave my Dirty Dog Doormat out after a rainy day of preventing paw prints all over my floor (these mats are awesome!). When that happens, I will most likely wake up to a cat urine stench the next morning. Fender has inevitably found the mat, scrunched it into a ball, and peed on as much of it as possible. This is when I set my washing machine to “Sanitary”, put in my laundry detergent, and put Simple Solution in the rinse cycle. I also treat the mat directly with Simple Solution before putting it in the wash. I prefer to pour the solution on the area I need to treat instead of using a spray bottle. I find that pouring Simple Solution on saturates the stinky or stained area much better. I have used it on dog beds in the washing machine with success as well.

Fender, who I am beginning to realize makes a lot of work for me, also leaves hairballs on my upholstered chairs sometimes. In this case, I will use the Extreme Stain and Odor Remover, which has bristles to really help work the solution into the upholstery. First, I get the gross hairball out of the way and then apply the Extreme Stain and Odor Remover, making sure to completely saturate the stain and the surrounding area. Next, I let it sit for at least 5 minutes (I set an alarm or else I forget), and then blot the wet spot with a towel and let it dry. That’s all there is to it. Stain and odor GONE!

You can also put Simple Solution into carpet cleaning machines, which my husband has done before. Sadly, he had an apartment to clean after the loss of his beloved dog, Captain, who became incontinent at the end and left a terrible mess on the carpet. He was able to remove all stains and odor after his loss by using Simple Solution in a carpet cleaner. Please be sure to read and follow any additive instructions on your carpet cleaner to ensure the best results.

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  • Jessie Isbell
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  • Lisa

    I have used Simple Solution successfully with baby clothes, wet bedding and my husband’s greasy chef clothes and mechanic clothes. Works wonders on even old stains; not all old stain come out yet the smells are gone.

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