I’ve been known to spoil my cats. I can’t go to a pet store without buying a cool toy or treat for them. For example, my last trip to PetSmart was JUST to get some cat food. I left with cat food, litter, two scratching posts, and three bags of cat treats. There is one area, however, where I do not spoil my cats – and that’s with regards to the litter box. I know we’re supposed to keep the litter box nice and clean and filled with fresh litter. While I scoop twice or three times a day, I can only bring myself to do a complete clean (as in dump old litter, wash litter box, refill with brand new litter) every 6-7 days. FOR SHAME!
So I couldn’t really blame anyone but myself when Hobbes started “using” the floor next to the litter box. He’s very sensitive to smells and is a complete fresh litter snob. If there isn’t a mound of freshly poured litter, he won’t use the litter box. I would come home at the end of a long day’s work with a nice “surprise” on the bathroom floor.
Then, a pet-cleaning hero swept in, offering me the chance to test out two Clean+Green Pet Cleaning Products. Clean+Green has innovative new pet cleaning products that are non-toxic, non-flammable, non-carcinogenic, and are harsh-chemical free. If you look at the list of ingredients, the “scariest” thing (if you can call it scary) is the eco-safe Nitrogen that they use to get the product out of the can! The ingredients are all natural and consist of cane sugar derivatives, botanical extracts, purified water, and hydrated cellulose. What does all of that mean to me as a pet owner? It means that I don’t have to cover up the freshly cleaned floor with a box for fear that the cats will walk THROUGH the slightly damp area, get the chemicals on their paws, and then lick their paws when they groom themselves. I feel guilty just thinking about the number of times I used Clorox wipes to clean the area around the litter box.
I’ll admit, that I’ve often been skeptical of all-natural products. I think the scientific side of me kicks in and thinks “if it doesn’t smell like alcohol, then it isn’t really clean.” Once I received my samples, it was time to put Clean+Green Pet Cleaning Products to the test.
Products Being Tested:
The Litter Area. I know when you see the picture, you’re going to think, “What the hey? Is that a bowl full of litter in the toilet bowl?” Yes, it is. I am trying to toilet train my cats. If you’re laughing at me, then I’ll get the last laugh in 6 months when you’re still scooping litter and my cats are epically using the toilet with the automatic flusher that I have ready to be installed on their graduation day. Until then, my litter BOWL still has the same problems as a litter BOX. To the left is what I jokingly call the “large intestine” aka The Litter Locker. It’s what I use to scoop into so I don’t have to run to the trash can twice a day. You just scoop, turn to fresh plastic, scoop, turn to fresh plastic, and then once it’s full, make one trip to toss.
First up, the Litter Box Odor Eliminator and Cleaner. Do you remember a few paragraphs back when I mentioned that Hobbes is a litter snob? I tried this product with the hopes that I could trick him into thinking that the nice pile of litter (that was really only used once by Daisy) is actually brand new fresh litter. First I scooped the litter into a pile, and then I did two quick sprays of the Litter box Odor Eliminator. The first time I sprayed the can, it spooked the cats but they got used to the sound quickly. Interestingly, I think that the Clean+Green product also eliminates the fake “fresh” smell that comes with the litter. There’s no inherent smell to the Litter Box Odor Eliminator, but it still took the cats about a day to adjust to the change. I also used the cleaner while I was doing a full litter change. After dumping the litter, I sprayed the bowl a few times and wiped it clean. I’ve actually sniffed the bowl after cleaning and my nose can’t detect ANY smells whatsoever. The cats also were much quicker to use the bowl after cleaning then when I was using the Clorox wipes. (With Clorox, Daisy kept trying to bury the smell by pawing the edges of the toilet. With the Clean+Green Litter Box product, she just hops right in.)
Verdict: After the first day, the cats were using the litter bowl as if it had new litter. Hobbes only “used” the floor once, and that was when the bowl was “full” since I’d forgotten to scoop it earlier in the morning. I’ve since expanded my use to spraying this inside the litter locker as well to further reduce any smells. I highly recommend this product to cat owners.
When Hobbes “used” the floor, that was my chance to test out the Wood & Tile Odor Eliminator, Cleaner and Stain Remover. I’m not sure if you can tell, but the floor in the litter area is tiled. I can’t go into quite as much description on this product since the litter product did such a good job. What I can say is that with a couple of sprays of the wood & tile cleaner, I was able to wipe away a few remaining pieces of solid waste, leaving the area completely clean. It did not leave any chemical smells or residue on the tile.
Verdict: Although I didn’t get a chance to test it on wood, I will say that this product cleaned my tile floor completely. I will be using it to clean the floor (and also to wipe down the sides and seat of the toilet) each time I “deep clean” the bathroom.
Overall, I was VERY happy with how well the Clean+Green Pet Cleaning Products performed. I loved how I was able to get a virtually odor-free and clean environment without any chemicals that could harm the cats.
Disclaimer: No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive samples of Clean+Green Pet Cleaning Products for the purpose of writing this review. This did not influence my opinions.