Welcome To Our
Additions To The Subsurface Page
I wrote some additional material and added it to the
page, so check it out.
Mr. Science Asks: How Wet Is Wet Enough?
We commonly get asked how much Doodoo Voodoo to buy, particularly for
subsurface extraction (see the link above). As you might guess,
it's based on square footage, but there's more to it than that. I
discuss this a bit on our FAQ
At long last, we're introducing a sister product to complement Doodoo
Voodoo: Carpet Voodoo™. It's a green carpet and upholstery
cleaner that features a natural surfactant, plant extracts and the power
of oxygen for unmatched cleaning performance, but at a neutral pH that's
safe for virtually all carpets, rugs and upholstery. It's
especially effective on browning and wicking and is specifically
designed to be used in carpet and hard surface cleaning machines.
Learn more and see two actual, unretouched photos in this
this close to deciding to add another product to our line, too.
If we do, it will be based on the same concept as an industry-leading
plant-based product that professionals worldwide use to sanitize,
disinfect, clean and deodorize. We're putting a unique,
customer-friendly spin on it, though, that will make you smile.
Stay tuned for further announcements. ;-)
Professional Carpet Cleaners Use AND RECOMMEND Us
Within the past two weeks, three different customers were referred to us
by professional carpet cleaning companies --- and two of them were big
national franchises you'd recognize the name of. We've sold to top
carpet cleaners for years, but it's great to hear that they're now
recommending us. They obviously feel like we do: that nothing tackles
stains & odors like Doodoo Voodoo—even their own products and
Instructions On Using Doodoo Voodoo In The Washing Machine
We've posted a one-page article about using Doodoo Voodoo in the
laundry. Check out the
PDF file on the
Carpet Exorcist™ Kits #1 &
We've introduced two kits
that includes the SOS
Hand Tool subsurface extractor, SUPER
Concentrate, shoe covers,
gloves, a measuring cup, a spout cap, instructions, label for your spray
bottle and more. These are just the first two kits we'll be
introducing as part of our Carpet Exorcist™ line. If you've
got a carpet extractor (yours or a rental)
and want to essentially "run your carpet through a washing machine™,"
you should definitely
check out what these kits can do for you! It is now
easier and more affordable to do deep-down cleaning than you ever dreamed possible.
introduced SUPER Concentrate equivalents of all our former Concentrate
packages, too, so be sure to visit the
PRODUCTS page to see what's new!
Celebrating Our 30th Year
We're celebrating our 30th year of helping the world smell better, one
room at a time. We couldn't have done it without you, so thanks
much! Lots have animals have benefited from your decades of
Introducing SUPER Concentrate Products
We have formulated a SUPER Concentrate version of DooDoo Voodoo and have
introduced a variety of new kits and single bottles. These products help us reduce our
carbon footprint and avoid a price increase (we haven't raised prices
since the turn of the millennium, even though our costs have gone up
more on our
page. To view a chart that compares sizes of SUPER Concentrate to
their former Concentrate equivalents, see the first
of our new offerings are now available to customers in
and Hawaii with
Big News: Now You Can Do Subsurface Carpet & Subfloor
Extraction For Just $47.99 With Free Shipping
I'm proud to announce that we've been appointed distributors of the
phenomenal SOS line of subsurface extraction tools. These clean
not only your carpet fibers, but also your carpet backing, pad and
subfloor (it's like running your carpet through a washing machine).
Best of all, they start at just $47.99 with FREE SHIPPING and are so easy to use that you
won't even break a sweat. They're now available for purchase on
page and you can find more info on our
SUBSURFACE page. I've been
performing subsurface extractions, and evangelizing about the process,
for nearly 20 years, so I'm thrilled to be able to offer you this
groundbreaking technology that was previously only available to
professional carpet cleaners. I simply cannot recommend these devices
highly enough, so please check them out
here today! One try and
you'll wonder how you ever lived with the filth that's in your carpet,
pad and subfloor.
Vets Finally Agree
On What Age To Spay & Neuter
I'm happy to report, as seen in an article in
Veterinary Practice News (a professional journal to which
we've subscribed since we founded our spay/neuter clinic), that veterinarians now agree that it's best to spay or neuter your puppy or
kitten before 5 months of age. This is a big step in the right
direction after years of disagreement on the best age and we're grateful
for all the work that went into reaching this consensus. But I
will say that when we had our spay/neuter clinic, we saw female kittens
in heat at just 14 WEEKS OF AGE! Talk about babies having babies!
We altered kittens as small as 1.1# and they did GREAT, so we urge you
to get your pets altered *not later* than 5 months...and preferably
sooner. "Early-age spay neuter" is definitely the way to go!
BTW, littermates will impregnate their sisters, so don't think that just
because they're young, you're safe to leave them together!
DooDoo Voodoo Costs Over 99% Less Than NyQuil
Check this out. If you buy DooDoo Voodoo Concentrate and add your own water, your end cost per mixed RTU gallon will be
as low as $1.56 a
with free shipping!
That's cheaper than the price of a
gallon of milk.
By comparison, here are per-gallon costs of common retail products:
$16.80; Lipton ice
DooDoo Voodoo is a
(Product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are
acknowledged. DooDoo Voodoo is not affiliated with any brand
mentioned, nor should any endorsement or criticism be inferred.)
Exciting News About Carpet & Hard-Surface Cleaning Equipment!
We're proud to announce that we have been appointed a factory-authorized
distributor of the full line of
EDIC professional carpet and
hard-surface cleaning equipment! We've used and loved
EDIC equipment for more than a
decade and are incredibly happy to be able to offer this tough-as-nails
cleaning equipment to our customers.
been renting your carpet cleaning equipment, consider buying your own!
You'll get professional-level performance and you'll save money in the
long run. In addition, the machines will be yours, so you won't be
bringing other people's germs, odors and yucky organic materials into
your home like you do when you rent. We love our
EDIC equipment and you will, too.
EDIC love animals and tell us that
theirs came from shelters. They're super-nice folks and have been
very helpful to us over the years, so you can feel good about supporting
their company. Plus, the money we raise from the sale of
EDIC equipment goes into our animal
charity foundation, so you're getting fantastic equipment AND helping
needy animals at the same time.
We will not
be undersold on EDIC equipment, so let us match your best in-stock price
on brand-new equipment from an EDIC authorized dealer. (Shipping
posted all the equipment to our website yet, but
e-mail or call us at 317-762-ODOR
for more information.
My Project To Clean Up Dog Poop, Pee & Vomit
Some people might find it gross to tackle a job like this, but not me.
I actually enjoy these sorts of projects 'cause DooDoo Voodoo makes 'em
easy...and the results are nothing short of fantastic! To see what
I did one recent Saturday, click
here. If you want to achieve results like this, ask
us about the
EDIC carpet and hard-surface
cleaning equipment mentioned above. We love it!
Special Page For Real Estate Professionals
We've put together a page and some documents dedicated to the needs of
the realty market. If you're a real estate pro and are tired of
your listings not selling, or bringing reduced prices, because of stains
and odors (whether human, animal, food, drink, cigarette smoke or
anything organic), please visit our
realty page to learn more.
And please tell your coworkers to visit
In case you lose or break your plastic measuring cup that comes with
your DooDoo Voodoo kit, or in case you ordered bulk, not a kit, and
didn't receive a cup, we've put together a little chart on the
FAQ page that
shows the teaspoon, tablespoon, ounce, milliliter and cup equivalents of
our most popular dilution ratios (1/2oz, 1oz and 2oz per quart of
Heads Up About Potential Shopping Cart Issue
After a decade and a half, we were forced to raise our price on the
blacklight. With the increased wholesale cost and shipping
expense, we discovered we were losing money. Below is a note we
put on the
page in the blacklight section.
IMPORTANT PRICING NOTE:
We were forced to implement a price increase on this item.
If you add it to your cart and it shows as a price lower
than $47.90, you're working from an older, cached version of
this page from a previous visit to our site. Please
remove the item from your shopping cart, refresh this page
by hitting the
F5 key on your
keyboard and try again. If that doesn't work,
following the instructions on our
FAQ page to clear your
Sale On DooDoo Voodoo Concentrate!
We're having our first-ever sale on Concentrate in the
bulk sizes. Save up to $100! This is a limited-time offer,
so act now!
New Local Phone Number
There are all sorts of exciting changes underway here. One I
wanted to let you know about is that we now have a new local phone
number: 317-762-ODOR (6367). Our toll-free number remains
1-800-PET-ODOR (800-738-6367) and our cell phone remains 317-440-0052.
New Dealer Added: Noble West Animal Hospital
If you're in the Noblesville/Carmel area of Central Indiana, you can now
get DooDoo Voodoo at the Noble West Animal Hospital, which is at the
corner of 146th and Hazel Dell. (Please call ahead to check
product availability.) We're very happy to welcome Dr. K. and her
staff to the DooDoo Voodoo family and congratulate her on opening such a
wonderful new clinic! You can find the Noble West Animal
Hospital's contact info in the dealer list on our
Pay With A Credit Card Even Without A PayPal Account
Most customers pay via PayPal, but for those who don't have a PayPal
account or prefer not to use PayPal, there are two other ways to pay
with a credit card. After adding products to your shopping cart
(for this example, I added a gallon of RTU to my cart), click the Check
Out button, indicated by a red arrow on this graphic (click it for a
Clicking the Check Out
button will take you to the page shown below, where you can enter your
credit card information in the space indicated by the red arrow --- even
if you don't have a PayPal account. Again, click the graphic for a
Another alternative is that
you can call and give us your credit card number directly over the
phone, but this will delay your order getting filled and shipped, so the
above-illustrated method or the usual PayPal checkout, which you
accomplish by clicking the gold PayPal Check Out button in the first
image, are preferred and will help us get your product to you faster.
Photos & Descriptions Of Some Of Our Hundreds Of Animal Successes &
If you're in the mood for a warm fuzzy, you should visit the
page, where you can see a small sampling of photos and stories that are
illustrative of our decades of animal welfare successes. Your
DooDoo Voodoo purchase helps us accomplish these selfless efforts, so
thank you for your support.
A Notable Quote About Cat
From a marketing piece from
Dr. Karen Becker, a holistic vet in the Chicago area and part of Dr.
Joseph Mercola's team: "Research
has found that cats prefer a small granular clumping litter that doesn’t
contain added odor control ingredients like baking soda, and doesn’t
have a floral or citrus scent. Cats prefer their litter to resemble the
natural environment as much as possible."
I couldn't have said it better myself! In fact, this is what I've
been saying about our DooDoo Voodoo Cat Litter since 1988! Our
litter is not widely distributed, as shipping would push its price up
too far for the marketplace, but we hope to sell it far and wide
someday. A top veterinarian said, "I'm going to tell every cat
owner I know that they have GOT to use this litter!" It is 100%
natural, which is why Dr. Becker's comment (about a litter she has for
sale) resonated with me.
Help Us Get Noah's Animal Hospitals To Bring Back DooDoo Voodoo
A manager at Noah's recently
made the decision to drop DooDoo Voodoo. This surprises us, as
customers are telling us that they want to buy DooDoo Voodoo at Noah's.
In fact, customers are even asking our other dealers what's up with
Noah's dropping DooDoo Voodoo. We had a long relationship with
Noah's and are quite surprised that the new manager would feel that "no
one buys DooDoo Voodoo anymore," as we were told.
If you believe in DooDoo
Voodoo and support our animal welfare work, please call Noah's and ask
them to bring back DooDoo Voodoo. We'd appreciate your help!
Noah's Central Animal Hospital
5510 Millersville Road
Indianapolis IN 46226
New Option Added For Gallon Concentrate Customers
If you're purchasing a gallon of
DooDoo Voodoo Concentrate, you now have two options: a
BULK gallon jug (without a sprayer bottle, etc.) or a KIT that includes
(4) separate quarts, plus a sprayer bottle, measuring cups, exam gloves,
etc. The BULK gallon saves you $10. We also now offer
2-gallon BULK Concentrate and 4-Gallon BULK Concentrate, which save you
even more! See your money-saving options on our
Article About A New Anti-Cancer Vaccine Being Tested For Pets (and
www.mercola.com comes this article by Dr. Karen Becker,
DVM, about a new anti-cancer vaccine to be given post-diagnosis.
You can find the link to the PDF on our
DOWNLOADS & EDUCATION page or by
Not Sure We Got Your
We very rarely make
mistakes on orders. In fact, I can't remember the last time we
did. What DOES happen once in awhile --- and this is no fault of
ours --- is that a customer's order doesn't show up in our PayPal
notifications, so we don't even know an order's been placed. If
you think this might have happened to you, or that we shipped you the
wrong item, please contact us so we can look into the situation and
remedy it if necessary. Recently, we've had two customers who deemed it appropriate to file PayPal disputes against us
for totally invalid reasons. This is NOT cool, especially when
dealing with a charitable, Golden Rule company such as ours that has
invested millions of dollars and nearly four decades in helping people and
pets. Why did these customers file disputes? The first,
because she didn't know how to use PayPal properly and didn't order the
The second, because instead of e-mailing or calling us to ask if we
might have shipped her the wrong item (we did; this is the first time I
can EVER remember this happening in all our years in business), she filed a PayPal dispute without
even alerting us to the potential mistake (by the way, we let her keep
the $60 product we incorrectly shipped and sent her what she
ordered). Filing a dispute in both of these cases was illogical,
unnecessary and mean-spirited. If you think we made a mistake on
your order, handle the situation correctly:
contact us, for Pete's sake.
● New Brochure & One-Page Cutsheet (Flyer) Now Posted
We've revised our 8-panel, 2-sided brochure and our 2-sided flyer to
reflect our new logo, new label and new text. Check them out on
the homepage (click the little graphics) or on the
DooDoo Voodoo Is Now Available
At Seymour, IN Veterinary Clinic
We are pleased to welcome
the Seymour Animal Hospital to our growing DooDoo Voodoo family.
Seymour is in southern Indiana and is the home of recording artist John
Cougar Mellencamp. The clinic's contact info is listed on our
page in the list of dealers, but if you stop in, be sure to ask for Amy
Birk. To visit the clinic's website, click their logo to the
right. They're stocking quarts of Concentrate, plus RTU in spray
bottles. We welcome the Seymour Animal Hospital to the growing
DooDoo Voodoo family of dealers.
● One Of The Greatest Cats Ever Has Died
The "mayor" of our rescue facility, Harley, passed away suddenly on
8-13. Please visit our
RAINBOW BRIDGE page to learn more
about Harley's life.
● NEW! 4-Gallon Bulk Concentrate And A 2-Gallon Bulk
Concentrate — Perfect For Volume Users
You get the convenience of not having to reorder so often and you
save up to an additional $38.93 a gallon
versus buying a single gallon. Learn more on our
● A Note About Pricing
After nearly 15 years without a price increase, we were forced to
implement an increase on
of our larger Concentrate packages. Unaffected are the Quart,
Half-Gallon and Gallon kits, as well as the Gallon RTU. We have
resisted raising these prices for years, even though we knew we
should have done it long ago. We've been eating all sorts of cost
increases over the last ~15 years and it just got too much to bear on
the larger sizes. If you're a previous purchaser of one of the
larger Concentrate packages and want to know the story,
send us an e-mail here
and we'll fill you in.
● New Logo
In an effort to make our logo easier to read, we have revised it
slightly. It'd take years to replace it in all our documents, but
you'll see us implement it over time. We hope you like it!
You can see the old and new logos side by side
● Help For Indoor Air Pollution: Now Offering NATURALIZER Air
If you deal with pet odors, allergies or any other sort of indoor air
pollution, we urge you to check out our
AirRestore NATURALIZER page.
We were turned on to these purification units in 2014 and LOVE them.
Small, affordable, effective.
● We've Updated Our Foes To Friends Page With Another Feline
If you're looking for
inspiration or tips about how to help cats learn to get along, check out
our Foes To
Friends page, which we've just updated with another
● Blacklight Comparison Photos Posted
A customer asked us how our two blacklights compare to each other, so we
shot some photos and put together a comparison page, which you can see
You can also link to the page by visiting our
page. To purchase either blacklight, visit our
● New Article About The Quick, Easy Way To Clean Up Urine On
Our special-needs rescue dog,
left us a little puddle of love on the carpet yesterday evening, so I
shot some photos of my quickie clean-up and wrote a one-page article
about my methodology. You can see the PDF
here or on our
I was on
www.catcentric.org and saw a helpful tip regarding how to
keep your pet away from a spot you're treating: invert a
We have posted a PDF
of Dr. Karen Becker's brief thoughts on how to overcome or deal with cat
allergies, including a tip on altering your cat's diet. We're
already doing what she recommends, but some of you might not be and
might be helped by her guidelines. Check out the PDF on our
page. You can also learn more on our
ALLERGIES page. Be sure to check out our
We have posted Dr.
Karen Becker's interview with cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy on our
page. (We are not affiliated with either Dr. Becker or Jackson
Galaxy, but thought the interview was worthy of passing along to our
site visitors. There's a link to the YouTube video of the
Now Selling Gallons Of RTU DooDoo Voodoo
For those of you who'd like to try DooDoo Voodoo before buying a
Concentrate kit, or those of you with a smaller odor/stain problem
that's not as severe, we've added a gallon of RTU to our
page. This grab-&-go product is pre-mixed, so you don't have to
dilute it prior to use (although some customers can, as noted on the
letter we include in the package).
● Some Great Tips For Keeping Pets Safe & Happy On July 4th
Tech company D-Link posted some great tips on their site. Check 'em
out (and my comment)
● A Scientist Weighs In On Enzymes
We've long expressed the opinion that DooDoo Voodoo is superior to
enzyme-based products primarily because these products require an ideal
environmental pH in order to work. Well, here's scientific
evidence to back us up.
In his book
Salt Your Way To Health (2nd
Edit., pg. 31), Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., says:
sensitive to pH changes. They will lose most of their function
when the pH is altered. Enzymes can become deactivated with either
an acidic or an alkaline pH."
While it's true that Dr.
Brownstein is speaking about enzymes inside the human body, enzymes are
enzymes and their behavior can be counted on to remain consistent.
This bolsters our statements about competing enzyme-based products.
One of our special-needs
cats barfed big-time on our nearly white living room carpet. I
used paper towels to pick up as much of the waste as possible, then
sprayed the area(s) with the competing product. They said not to
overwet the area, so I didn't. I waited...but nothing happened, so
I sprayed the area a bunch more and waited some more. Nothing
happened, so I began scrubbing.
I found that with a
considerable amount of scrubbing and working their product deeper into
the carpet fibers, I was able to remove the stain (which was very dark,
as the kitty had eaten a meal of wet catfood prior to the vomiting), but
only if I really soaked the area with their product.
They said that if you wanted
to deodorize the area, you were supposed to lightly spray the surface of
the carpet after cleaning. I did this, then waited hours and went
back to sniff the area. WOW! It stunk just as much as if
there was still a pile of catfood vomit there! It was horrible!
So, I sprayed the area again
and let it dry overnight, then went back for a repeat sniff test.
Same result. Yikes.
So, while I would not
characterize their product as a 100% failure, I'd say that it worked
pretty well on stains if not used according to directions, but failed on
odors. Funny, the person on TV (one of those "cat whisperer"
people) was primarily recommending it for odors. Perhaps I should
send him some DooDoo Voodoo instead!
By having to use their
product in a way that's not consistent with their directions, the actual
cost of using the product is increased, as is the time it takes.
Not to mention that you're still left with a sizable odor problem.
We recently had an
unprompted conversation with a longtime cat lover and feral caretaker
about her experience using this same product. Interestingly,
without our mentioning what our experience had been, she used almost the
exact same words to describe her experience.
Stick with DooDoo Voodoo.
It's been known to remove many stains "right before your eyes" and has
been shown to be incredibly effective on odors. So much so that
animals tend to not return to the same spot to re-soil. Add in our
low end-user pricing when you purchase a Concentrate kit and add your
own warm water, and you've got an all-around winning combination.
No wonder we get so many repeat orders --- over a dozen this week
● Finding Urine Contamination
Many customers tell us that they give bottles of
RTU DooDoo Voodoo to friends as a gift. We feel it's wonderful
that they think enough of our product to share it, but it makes us a
little uneasy to think that there are unlabelled bottles of DooDoo
Voodoo out there. Please, if you're going to give a bottle of
DooDoo Voodoo to someone as a gift, print out our
bottle label, trim it to size and
stick it on the bottle. If you aren't going to do that, please
provide them the link
to the label so they can print it out themselves, or e-mail them the
PDF file of the label. Thanks
for being safety-conscious!
personally vouch for this machine, but it seems to offer everything our
favorite machine does, but at a lower price and with free shipping.
The company claims that this machine outperforms Consumer Reports'
top-rated machine in laboratory testing. Visit our
Freshen Your Air
page to learn more.
● PayPal Instructions
● Recent Testimonial Sums It Up Nicely
spent a lot of money on all sorts of stain & odor removal products, but
none of them worked like they said they would and some seemed to make
the problems worse. A family member gave me some DooDoo Voodoo and it
did in just a few sprays what the others
hadn't been able to do with repeated applications. Thank you so much for
such a great product!"
● Additions To Rainbow Bridge Page
● New Article About Introducing A New Kitty
● KILZ Now Reportedly Good For Sealing In Odors
● New Article About Using DooDoo Voodoo In Leather
We've had excellent personal experience using DooDoo Voodoo on leather, so
given that so many customers ask us about this topic, we put together a page
discussing the dos and don'ts. Check out
● Recent News About KILZ-type Sealers
Salvaging Pee-Soaked Subfloor page to read some recently
added text about odor sealers from
Zinsser. A friend used their
odorless product and said it was very effective and didn't bother her or her
● Important Note About Lost Packages
Due to too many customer complaints about having to be at home to sign for
receiving their shipment from us (upon delivery by FedEx) because of being
at work, we now no longer require delivery signatures. We are
liable if FedEx delivers your package but you say you never received it.
Meaning, we will not re-send you another shipment at no charge to replace
the one you didn't receive. If you believe there is a chance that your
shipment may be stolen if left at your door, please have your shipment sent
to a neighbor's address, the front desk at your apartment building, your
workplace, etc. We are sorry for the inconvenience of this policy, but
we simply cannot absorb the cost of sending out free replacements. Not
having to be home to sign for the package is actually intended to make your
life easier, but it's not without risk, so plan accordingly.
"How To Introduce A New Kitty"
We have posted some new thoughts on the correct way to introduce a new kitty
to your home if you already have cats. Please
to read our latest information, which is appended to the bottom of the
Updated Instructions For
Paying With PayPal
PayPal has made a change to their webform that affects one piece of
information we need from you when you order.
to learn what you can do to ensure that your order gets to you as quickly as
Updated Instructions For Using DooDoo Voodoo With A Carpet Cleaning Machine
Extraction Instructions page for expanded instructions on using
DooDoo Voodoo with your consumer-grade or professional-grade carpet cleaning
Cats And Oral Cancer
We were forced to euthanize a cat for whom we were providing care during the
final days of her life. Lilly passed away from oral cancer due to
having lived in a smoking household. To read her story and to learn
about cats and their increased risk of oral cancer,
click here and browse to the Lilly section.
Visit the red box near the top of the
TESTIMONIALS page to read a letter from a
very satisfied customer.
Change Your Cat's (Or Dog's) Behavior...Naturally
We recently have had extraordinary success at helping cats get along and at
helping them stop indiscriminately urinating so much by giving them calming
Pet Naturals of Vermont. Cats that
formerly tried to tear each other apart, and who were having a peeing
contest that wouldn't end, are now lying near each other and eating out of
the same dish at the same time. Check with your vet to make sure your
kitty is okay to eat these calming treats, but if so, we bet you'll be
pleased with their effect on your cat (or dog; they also make dog treats).
You can buy them at major pet supply retailers and online at places such as
and our personal favorite,
Swanson Vitamins. We've also
recently seen these available at
stores, though not at their website.
Natural Cat Treats
Our favorite treats are natural salmon treats with no preservatives.
Cats love 'em and they've got lots of Omega 3s that are beneficial in so
many ways. Try 'em out.
And Your Health
Recently, spray-type and plug-in-type air fresheners have been in the news
because of findings that they contain chemicals that have proven harmful
(such as causing liver and kidney cancer in laboratory animals), and which
have been shown to cause breathing difficulties in humans, especially those
with compromised lung function. DooDoo Voodoo's germ- and odor-killing
action, along with its largely natural and biodegradable ingredients, can
help you attain the fresh-smelling home you desire...perhaps without the
negatives associated with the air fresheners that have been in the news
lately. We've put together a new page about additional ways to freshen
your air and you can check it out
Discussed are air purifiers, ionizers, UV units, air exchangers, air-quality
test kits and more. Our favorite new tool is
Whitaker's Neoair Plus Total Shield air purifier, which we
bought more than a dozen of.
While we're talking about air purifiers, we wanted to share with you a site we
found that seems to quite rationally discuss the pros and cons of a variety
of top brands of air purifiers. Interestingly, the units we've used
for years got horrible marks (and lots of negative user comments), while the
Neoair units we're now using got very, very good reviews and are highly
recommended. To visit the site,
click here. Consumer Reports also
recently did an in-depth study of various brands of air purifiers.
More info is available to subscribers at their
We wanted to point out that our bottles generally contain more product than
the quoted capacity. For example, our Concentrate Quart actually
contains as much as 36 ounces of product, which equates to more than 5%
additional product FREE. So, the value DooDoo Voodoo provides is even
better than it seems.
Audio Clip Of A Glowing Testimonial
We recently received a wonderful voicemail from a satisfied customer and
thought you'd enjoy hearing it. We had counseled her about sealing her
concrete subfloor with Zinsser BIN Sealer...but it turned out that she
didn't need to because DooDoo Voodoo was so effective on her (extreme) cat
To play the 757KB MP3 file,
click here. (Right click and select
Save Target As to save it to your hard drive. The file may take a
while to download if you have a slow connection.)
Page Now Posted
For some time, we've been sharing our thoughts on people's pee problems and
their animals' behavior via e-mail. Now we're going to begin posting
their letters and our responses so everyone can, hopefully, benefit from the
discussions. We've posted a recent letter and response, and you can
read them on our new
Pee Counseling page.
Full-Service Carpet Care & Odor Remediation In Indy
We now offer in-depth pet odor remediation services in the greater
Indianapolis area. We can pull carpet back, remove & replace pad,
remove & replace tack strips, seal subfloors, repaint baseboards, caulk nail
holes and more, all in addition to performing Indy's most thorough and
effective carpet cleaning! To learn more, click
Recent Ad In Indy Tails Magazine
You can see our latest DooDoo Voodoo ad in Indy Tails magazine by clicking
here to view the
PDF file (297Kb in size).
Best DooDoo Voodoo Testimonial Ever
We've received from a customer a glowing report on DooDoo Voodoo's broad
effectiveness. Betsy, the customer, has used DooDoo Voodoo in a wide
variety of ways, and on a wide variety of stains and odors. Her
testimonial, which was totally unsolicited, speaks volumes about DooDoo
Voodoo's effectiveness in so many ways. Please be sure to read it at
the top of our
page. We love hearing success stories, so please share yours with us
by sending us an
New Indianapolis Dealer
We're pleased to
announce that the
Michigan Road Animal Hospital is now a stocking dealer of
DooDoo Voodoo. We are quite happy to have this well-established clinic
join our list of Indianapolis-area dealers. You can find the Michigan
Road Animal Hospital contact info on our
Georgette Loses Her Battle With Cancer
We recently lost one of our housecats, Georgette, to metastasized cancer.
You can read
her life story and see photos here. You can read about
other animals of ours who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge by clicking
On the Georgette page there is also helpful (subjective) information about
what we learned medically from Georgette's battle with cancer. She is
an incredible girl and we're blessed to have her be a part of our lives.
You can also access a
I put together about cleaning up the blood Georgette vomited the day before
she passed away. It is perhaps the most amazing cleanup job DooDoo
Voodoo's done yet on stains and we recommend you take a look at it.
Talk about effective!
DooDoo Voodoo Cat Litter
Now Available In Indy
yet to develop a full web page about it, but we wanted to let local
customers know that our cat litter is now available at the Broad Ripple
Animal Clinic and Noah's Animal Hospital at 56th & Emerson on Indy's
northeast side, as well as at the Fishers Bridgeview Animal Hospital.
(You can find these clinics' contact info on our
Available in 25# jugs, DooDoo
Voodoo Cat Litter is a phenomenal product, yet we've priced it within
pennies of most of the store-bought brands...and nearly two bucks cheaper
per pound than some of them! For instance, at a national pet products
retailer, they sell clumping litter for as much as $2.13 a pound, but DooDoo
Voodoo Cat Litter is a fraction of that price. (Actual selling prices
are set by our dealers.) It's the only clumping litter we've used in
our rescue facility and home since 1988 and can tell you from experience
that it's a GREAT litter. Your cats will LOVE it. A top Indy vet
"I'm going to tell every cat
owner I know that they MUST use this litter!"
That's a direct quote from a top vet!
benefits of DooDoo Voodoo Clumping Cat Litter are many, and we've used it
with fantastic success with the hundreds of cats & kittens we've rescued and
fostered over the years. Our litter forms tighter clumps than other
brands, thus providing what we've found to be the best odor control
available. How tightly does it clump? Well, shown to the right is a
picture I shot on 7-4-08 of a demonstration (water, not urine) clump from
Our litter is all-natural, is not bleached, has no added fragrance, is not
dyed, is dramatically lower in dust than other brands and clumps really
well (think your brand would stay clumped for 20 years?). In
unscientific studies, cats have preferred our litter 10:1 versus other
brands. Customers report that their cats love our litter...even cats
who exhibited indiscriminate urination with their previous litters, such as
those from warehouse clubs.
Cats who like their litter are
much less likely to pee outside the litter box or hold their urine, which
can put them at higher risk for urinary infections, so please give DooDoo
Voodoo Clumping Cat Litter strong consideration, especially if you have cats
who exhibit indiscriminate urination.
Stay tuned for more details.
For the time being, though,
here's a PDF flyer we put together about
DooDoo Voodoo Clumping Cat Litter. The PDF is 332KB in size. If
you're in Indianapolis and want to buy litter bulk, it is available in 50#
bags with a minimum purchase of 10 bags. You load 'em.
E-mail us for more info.
(Click the thumbnail image to
see a larger version of our trademarked logo. The cat in the litter
box and rainbow concepts have been our trademarks since 1988.)
Stain Removal? Yeah,
We Do That...Very Well
For years people
have been asking us if DooDoo Voodoo is effective on stains as well as
odors. We've generally shied away from making stain removal claims
'cause we didn't want people hating us if DooDoo Voodoo didn't remove their
stains. Over the years, people have reported total success at removing
urine, vomit, feces, cranberry juice, grape juice and lots more. Well,
we thought we'd show you an example of how well DooDoo Voodoo can remove
staining from cat vomit. To read more and see before and after
(There's only one picture and it's really not that gross. Our kitty's
on a liquid, tube-feeding diet, so what you see on the carpet is really just
liquified cat food.)
Instructions For Using
DooDoo Voodoo With A Hoover FloorMate® Hard Surface Cleaner
We recently had
great success using DooDoo Voodoo and a Hoover FloorMate to clean the epoxy
floors in our
private rescue facility. Read about the method we used
and the results we achieved by
DooDoo Voodoo In The Washer
In case you miss
it elsewhere on our site, we wanted to reiterate here that many folks have
had good results washing pee-soaked items in their washer with just DooDoo
Voodoo Concentrate in lieu of soap, bleach, oxygen booster, etc. We've
run soiled blankets with as little as 1oz. of DooDoo Voodoo Concentrate,
while we've heard from folks who used as much as half a cup of Concentrate
to run their loads. Given the strength of our Concentrate and the
detergent the formula contains, don't overdo it so as to not have excess
suds. Germ and odor control in one easy step!
Immediate Relief Formula
When you visit the
page, you now have the ability to purchase the awesome
designed to help you get a leg up on your odor problems while you're waiting
for your DooDoo Voodoo Concentrate Kit to arrive via FedEx. The
formula is affordable and you might have the necessary ingredients in your
house right now. Save $5 with the purchase of any DooDoo Voodoo
Concentrate Kit! For more info,
New Article About Salvaging
wrapping up the whole-condo odor remediation job we recently undertook (see
NEWS item further down), we wrote an article that shows how to go beyond
what DooDoo Voodoo alone can do for you. To visit the article,
Blacklights Now In-Stock
For Immediate Shipping
the years, we've tried every blacklight fixture and every type of bulb we
could get our hands on, including some of the pathetic little handheld units
our competitors sell. We were simply appalled at how most of the
fixtures and bulbs we tried didn't show urine at all. Some of them
seemed to simply be regular bulbs that had been painted blue or
purple...even some of the bulbs that were pretty expensive.
Why do some blacklights not do a
very good job of showing urine or other organic materials? Well, the
blacklight spectrum is quite broad, kind of like the tuning range of your FM
radio dial. The problem is that some bulbs put out, to make an
analogy, a frequency which would be at the top of the radio dial, while the
urine or other organic material you want the blacklight to show you
fluoresces (glows) when subjected to a frequency that's at the bottom of the
radio dial. To put it another way, if you're wanting to hear a station
that's at 90.1FM, tuning your dial to 107.9FM won't do you any good at all.
This is analogous to how most blacklights we tried didn't show us the
organic material we wanted them to show us. In addition, some were
just too darned dim to be useful.
The unit we've settled on is made by
GE and features a bulb which puts out the correct part of the ultraviolet
spectrum. We've taken delivery of a large number of these units and now
have them available on our
page at a price of $24.99 ($31.94 including shipping in the continental USA),
which is a lot less than we paid for the unit we've been using for some time
If you're serious about locating
your urine, the DooDoo Voodoo Blacklight is the one you need! It makes a
great gift for any pet owner...or especially for the realtor® in your
Competing Product Not Easy
To Use Like DooDoo Voodoo Is
We receive a lot of material
related to the professional carpet-cleaning industry, and recently got a
link to a page about a new odor control product being touted. We
visited the website and were floored by the amount of extra steps they
recommended the user go through in order to ensure their product's
effectiveness. We thought you'd get a real kick out of reading it
because none of the things they recommend when using their product are
necessary when using DooDoo Voodoo. (Note: we've slightly
changed the wording to avoid claims of copyright infringement, but the
changes are not substantial and in no way change the in-depth nature of the
recommendations and extra work.) By the way, their product's wholesale
price is twice as much as DooDoo Voodoo's retail price, and their product is
a bacteria-based product, the disadvantages of which are talked about
throughout our website.
"Thoroughly saturate affected area
with one gallon of hot water. Extract the area with a [professional
carpet-cleaning machine]... Re-saturate the area with [their product],
plus a [combination of two professional carpet-cleaning products]. Add
1/2oz. [professional carpet-cleaning chemical] to 1oz. [another professional
carpet-cleaning chemical] and 1 gallon hot water, apply to area, then
extract [with professional carpet-cleaning machine]. Saturate area
again with [their product] in very hot water. [Trigger sprayer
Use carpet syringe
[hypodermic needle] to saturate pad and subfloor. Cover affected area
with plastic film. Position a heating pad (medium setting) over the
plastic with a weight on top to hold it down [they suggest a gallon jug of
liquid]. Let dwell on affected area for 30 minutes, then remove
plastic and heating pad. Flood area with a gallon of hot water, then
extract again. Re-apply [their product]. Let dwell 2 hours, then
cover affected area with clean white cloth. Position weight on cloth
[they again suggest a gallon jug]. Leave until dry."
WOW. This is
a prime example of everything that's wrong with competing products...and
everything that's right about DooDoo Voodoo.
Here are a few
points we'd like to make about their recommendations:
Flooding an area
with gallons of warm water can spread the organic materials (mainly urine)
to other, previously unaffected areas. If any flooding is to be done,
a product like DooDoo Voodoo should be used, not water. That way, the
odor neutralizer can be in contact with the contaminants and can begin to do
its job, thus ensuring that urine contamination isn't simply spread to
previously unsoiled areas. A trigger sprayer is a labor-intensive way
to wet a large area, which is why we've found that flooding an area by
pouring DooDoo Voodoo from a bucket, measuring cup or, preferably, a
gardener's watering can is a much more effective, faster and less
labor-intensive way of wetting a large area. Their recommendation
about injecting the pad and subfloor with a hypodermic needle doesn't sound
very fun to us if the soiling is extensive and widespread. Positioning
a heating pad over a wet area, then weighing it down with a heavy object?
Doesn't sound very safe to us, especially if the plastic sheeting were to
melt. Read the instructions for any heating pad and they'll tell you
that you aren't supposed to cover them with anything. They suggest
quite a lot of dwell time; would you like to stand around, or worse yet be
paying a professional carpet cleaner to stand around, while their product
dwelled for 2.5 hours? Lastly, they suggest covering the area with a
white cloth, which they recommend to help absorb the wicking that will occur
over time. (Wicking is the gravitating out of the moist area all the
impurities from the carpet, backing, pad & subfloor.) Our experience
with bacteria-based products has been that the wicking is extremely odorous
and that the towels need to be changed out at least twice a day while the
area dries. That's a lot of work...and a lot of stinky laundry to do!
DooDoo Voodoo is
so much smarter. It's faster, it's more effective, it's easier and
it's cheaper. Can you believe that anyone, especially a professional
carpet cleaner, whose time is money, would use the other company's product
and methodology??? You're much too smart for that.
Updated Article About Using
A Carpet Cleaning Machine With DooDoo Voodoo
We've shot some pictures and put
together a tutorial for those of you who desire to use DooDoo Voodoo with
your carpet cleaning machine. The tutorial is available on our
page in HTML format.
DooDoo Voodoo & Sharpie Markers
We seem to have
discovered an interesting new use for DooDoo Voodoo: removing the
ink of permanent Sharpie® markers. We've had success
removing Sharpie ink from hands, hard surfaces and more, so if you get
Sharpie ink on something you don't want it on, try rubbing the marks
with DooDoo Voodoo. You might be pleasantly surprised.
We're now corporate
members of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board Of Realtors (MIBOR). To see
a graphic of our first MIBOR advertisement,
Knowing how hard it is for a REALTOR® to sell a property that has
offensive odors, we feel that advertising to the MIBOR membership will be a
great way to spread the word about DooDoo Voodoo and to help pet owners not feel
like second-class citizens when it's time to put their homes up for sale.
We never want pet owners to feel animosity toward their animals due to pet
odors...and we want all housing, either single- or multi-family, to be
Comparisons and Misinformation
I was poking around a
website dedicated to providing tools and chemicals to professional carpet
cleaners. I was sad (happy?) to see that their odor control products were
priced up to $36.50 per gallon.
Why spend $36.50 a
gallon for a ready-to-use (not concentrate) product when you can buy a DooDoo
Voodoo Concentrate Kit and your end cost will be as low as $1.24 a gallon?
(Not to mention that you can bet your bottom dollar that their product doesn't
work like DooDoo Voodoo does.)
In addition, we also
were reading through all the misinformation on another site that's been around
for a while where they sell some "magic powder." You're supposed to
sprinkle this stuff on your carpet, then vacuum it up later and, magically, your
urine smell will be all gone. Gimme a break. If you've got
urine-soaked wood subflooring (or concrete, if your house is on a slab), how is
this magic powder you sprinkle on top of your carpet possibly going to
draw all the urine out of the soaked subfloor through the carpet pad, carpet
backing and carpet fibers? Do these people think we're gullible idiots?
Having been highly
involved in animal welfare and alleviating pet urine odor for almost a quarter
century, we know firsthand what you're going through. Don't put your trust
in some hocus pocus when what you really need is Voodoo! Remember our
tagline: "It's Science, But It Works Like Magic!®" Their
tagline should be, "Hocus Pocus, Pretending To Be Science."
Even if you don't
ever buy anything from our company, save your money. Don't throw it away
on something your brain tells you is completely irrational.
Four On The Floor Issued Registered Trademark Status
We are proud to announce that we were issued registered trademark status by the
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for our product name,
DooDoo Voodoo, and our tagline,
It's Science, But It Works Like Magic!,
as well as the name Omnisept, which we've given to our super-strong remover for
organic contamination. We also were awarded registered trademark status in
Canada and are awaiting similar status to be granted in other countries in which
we have applied, so stay tuned.