If you have pets, you are going to have some sort of pet mess to deal with at some point so pet stain & odor removers are one of those necessary products. Fizzion Concentrated Cleaner, a Pet Product News’ 2009 Editor’s Choice Winner, is one of the newer pet stain and odor remover on the market and one of the most unique. Fizzion, which is made of baking soda, citric acid, oxidizers and cleaning surfactants, comes in an earth friendly tablet form allowing you to use re-use a spray bottle and reducing the amount of packaging that gets thrown away. It comes in a package with 2 tablets, each one is enough to make 16 ounces of remover. Once mixed up, the solution is good for a year. A big plus is that Fizzion not only works on pet stains & odors but other household stains and odors as well.
When I received a package of Fizzion to try, I decided to make it easier to do
the review and got a smaller piece of carpet to try it on. I removed one of my ferrets’ litter boxes and put the carpet in their cage for them to anoint. They did a good job of it, too good as I was to find out. Not able to get to it right away, I let the rug sit for a few days (never a good thing when cleaning up messes). To prepare for the clean-up, I followed the directions and filled up my spray bottle with warm water adding one of the tablets. Like the name suggests, it began fizzing and was quickly ready to use. The company’s description of Fizzion says it has a clean fresh linen scent. Clean is definitely the word that popped into my head when I smelled it. The scent is not very strong at all, I could only detect it when I was close to where I sprayed.
The first mess to take care of was the fecal mess. I removed as much of the solid waste as I could, sprayed the stained areas and began dabbing with a paper towel. I did have to repeat a few times but in a few minutes all the fecal stains were gone. Next I went after the urine stains that showed up on the back. This is where the ferrets went a bit overboard. I did the spray and dab over several times on one half of the rug and there was a noticeable difference in the stain. I repeated this over the next few days and continued to notice the stain was lessening. I still need to work on it to get all the stain out, one reason why it’s important to attack a mess as soon as possible. The amount of urine also made it take longer for the urine smell to disappear. I sprayed it over a period of several days but it did the trick. A week after the last spray, I can’t smell any urine. My cat, Omar, seemed to confirm that when I turned around to see my cat sleeping on it.
+ Very Earth friendly. Being in concentrated tablet form means less
packaging to manufacture and throw away. It also means less weight being shipped. And it saves you room because you don’t need a lot of room to store bottles.
+ Long lasting. Fizzion remains active for a year once mixed up, though they do recommend making a new solution for difficult stains.
+Works! I did have to repeat, but the ferrets had made a real mess and I had let the rug seat. I was glad that it continued to work with the repeat uses and that the stain & odor didn’t set after one use and not come out. With the size of the mess, I would expect to have to do the repeating I had to do with any stain & odor remover.
+Light Scent. It doesn’t have an overpowering chemical scent. In fact, I couldn’t detect any scent unless I sniffed the rug.
+ Cost. The cost with shipping is comparable to similar products on the market. Fizzion when purchased directly from the company costs $6.99 (plus shipping & tax).
— I actually can’t come up with any negatives. Well, maybe that it’s not available in more retail outlets since it always seems to be an emergency when I need an odor remover. But I’ll give them time!
You can see if Fizzion is available in your area at their Find a Store Near You webpage.
Or order directly from the Fizzion website. They are offering a $1 to PPR readers by using coupon code PPREVIEW (good until June 5, 2011).
I have one package of Fizzion to Giveaway to a reader to try. The Giveaway is open to US residents.
The first entry is mandatory to enter. Visit the Fizzion website, then return here and let us know in the comments below what part of their website you like best (there’s some good stain & odor removing tips).
For additional entries, you can any of the following. Be sure to return and leave a comment that you have done the entry.
Go to the Fizzion facebook page and “Like” Fizzion (1 entry)
Follow @petproductrevue on Twitter and Tweet about the Giveaway. When you tweet about the Giveaway leave the url of the Tweet in your comment. (You can find the url by clicking on the time in your Tweet. (1 entry per day)
You can use the following Tweet if you like-
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On Friday May 20, 2011 at 6pm Eastern time, I will draw the winning number by using random.org and will email the winner for their shipping information.
Disclaimer: I received a sample for use in my review. The review of this product is the opinion of me and my pets. I received no compensation for my review and receipt of these products did not influence my review. The review may contain affiliate links for which I may receive compensation when you make a purchase from the site linked to in the review.