I can tell when my husband doesn’t do the cat litter. The smell radiates from the basement to the stairwell and on especially pungent days, wafts into the kitchen.
You see my dilemma. I love our cat Gillespie, but he stinks. Unfortunately I was remiss in asking him to use the potty in his formidable years, so alas’¦he’s a litter box boy. Who are we kidding’¦sometimes he’s a poop-in-the-closet-cuz-I’m-mad-at-you-for-going-on-vacation kinda boy. But mostly he’s litter box bound. The result is that part of our house usually has a lovely odor every other evening.
Sadly, statistics show one of the top reasons people get rid of their pets is due to household ‘accidents’ (do you hear that, Gillespie?). That’s not an option for us. But luckily What Odor? spray is.
This light, citrus-scented odor eliminating spray is made with 100 percent essential oils and water. According to their experts, when you mix these together, it changes the molecular breakdown of the odor. It’s like a tiny experiment going on every time you spray. You aren’t just masking the smell with a fragrant spray…because lilac summer breeze is not really all that much better than cat poop IMHO. You’re actually changing its DNA structure. Read: there’s no odor left to smell. Not just good for pet areas, you can also spray gym bags, diaper pales, etc.
This is the brainchild of a 25-year pet industry pro and chemists, so it’s both safe for pets as well as humans. They also have a few other Whats’¦What Dirt? What Stain? and What Wash?. They have a mission. Their parent company, The Earth Corporation only manufactures biodegradable, environmentally friendly products that provide effective and sustainable solutions for humans, animals, and the Earth. Sounds good to me.
Something else I was happy to hear? It kills skunk odor! A few years ago, our dog Dazey (she’s at the Rainbow Bridge now) came back with a skunk spray on her face. We did the ketchup thing. We did the baking soda and dish detergent thing. Nothing worked. Too bad we didn’t have What Odor? They boast you can just spray it on your poor pooch and it kills skunk smell. Let’s hope we don’t have to test this out. I’ll take their word for it. Because let me say, having your dog meet up with a skunk…well…it just stinks.
What Odor? is available at whatproducts.com for $3.99 for a trial size to $59.99 for a huge 1 gallon refill.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines.
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