Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Purina Pet Gear Carpet and Upholstery Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator

I received the carpet cleaner to review last month and then surprisingly we had a fairly good month. However, as I suspected our luck would not hold and we had a chance to try out the carpet cleaner a few times before I wrote my review.

I had gone through the traditional rug products on the market when I received the chance to try this product. We have been dealing with stomach upsets do to eating things that dogs should not eat and Katy still struggles with remembering that dogs only use the bathroom outdoors even when overly excited. The traditional products have left stains on our rugs regardless of whether we catch the stain immediately, or if the stain is attacked after it has set in to the rug.

Purina's Pet Gear Stain & Odor Eliminator has provided us with more success. We have had one vomit and one urine stain that we caught fresh. In those two incidents, the stains are gone. The smell of the product was more pleasant than many of the traditional cleaners we have tried.

We tried the product on dried stains with mixed results. On old stains, it is not the answer. While it can lighten the older stains, it does not eliminate them. On newer dried stains, it had better results. One vomit stain that happened while we were out on one of our vacation trips was dry by the time we returned. As soon as we came home, we started working on it. It left a light stain after one cleaning. We could not find the stain after the cleaner dried, when we returned to try working on it again.

As winter approaches and we have more dirt and other pet stains I am sure we will have more uses for this product. We will be purchasing this product when our sample bottle is finished.


Stronger cleaning ability than previous rug cleaning products I tried.

Pleasant smell always welcome during unpleasant cleaning tasks.

Requires less scrubbing than other products.


Still not strong enough to clean the messes we do not catch right away.

Disclosure: I received this product free to review, but received no additional compensation for my review. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the product. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. Thanks for the review. That is something we all need from time to time. I find Spot Shot to be the most effective on stubborn stains..but only the aerosol version. Still, it requires a lot of blot, reapply, blot, reapply.....

  2. Thanks for the review! Mommy has a really stubborn spot in the living room. It wasn't from me. We don't know what made that spot - someone must have stepped in something oily outside and treked it into the house. It looks clean when Mommy washes the rug and the fibers in the carpet are standing up -- then the stain comes back after a while, I guess when the carpet is more flattened from us walking on it. It is most bizarre. Mommy's solution is to keep the lights darker in the house when the stain is there -- so you can't really see it too good.

  3. thank you for your honest review. I know how vexing it can be to find a product for pets that REALLY does what it promises.

    I haven't seen this one yet. I will probably give it a try if I see it.


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