Banish Cat Smells With CritterZone’s Air Naturalizer (discount code!)


As cat parents we’re convinced our homes smell like clean laundry,

clean laundry

a dewy forest,

New Forest Fresh Forest the sea breeze,

sea scape

or freshly cut grass.

Newly cut grass

Let me  be real with you. The reality of the situation is likely something more like this:

Anatomy of a Cat Lady

From “Cat Versus Human” conceived and illustrated by Yasmine Surovec


Don’t fret, all is not lost,  though you’re going to need to find another use for all those plug-ins you purchased at Costco.

CritterZoneThe folks at CritterZone Air Naturalizer get it. As they say on their website, “We’ve all been there: You walk into the home of a pet owner, and you immediately notice that unmistakable “cat smell” in the air…It may be a litter box that’s overdue for a change, or a result of ‘accidents’ on the carpet. Whatever the cause, no one wants their house to have a “cat smell.” DING DING DING DING!

I have two CritterZone units – one next to each litter box – and they are truly magical! 

The CritterZone comes in a wall mounted unit (you just plug it into a wall outlet), or a corded unit that can be plugged in and placed further away from a power source for harder to reach places (like the litter box I have behind a door where the cats go in-and-out through a hole – that small room doesn’t have an outlet).

CritterZone Air Naturalizer

Specs on both units: 4.5″H x 2.75″W x 2″D (16oz)


How does it work? I’ll let CritterZone do the talking on that one!  

“The CritterZone isn’t an ozone generator OR an ionizer. What it DOES do is reactivate indoor air by creating active ingredients that give the air the ability to clean itself, just like outdoor air does. Those active ingredients start creating chemical reactions and breaking down contaminants.”

It’s weird because you do notice a slight oxygen-like smell when you first use the unit. According to CritterZone it means the unit is working. For more information on how the units works for you scientific folks or general brainiacs, just go here.

But for RIGHT NOW YOU CAN SAVE $10 OFF THE CORDED OR WALL UNIT using the promo code “ihavecat.” Just go to, select your items, and the $10 discount will be adjusted before checkout! 

The units will begin to accumulate a white substance on the inside. Again, that’s just a sign that your unit is doing what it should be and like anything else in your home, requires an occasional cleaning. For information on cleaning the CritterZone just check out this video.


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  • Thanks for the review. Mom is going to check it out. If we can get ourTidy Cats with Glade, the smell is controlled quite well, but otherwise, Mom says P.U. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  • Oh! We saw these at blogpaws last year. They looked neat.

  • Use care in using any air purifier. That smell is ozone which can aggravate asthma because it’s a lung irritant which is why you get air quality alerts during the summer. It can also kill small pet birds. I hate to be a party pooper but we had to return ours. CritterZone is very nice about returns. Kudos to them.

  • Monica

    Atmospheric chemist here.
    I’m a bit confused how it’s not an ionizer if it’s emitting/creating charged particles.

    Anyway, if it’s not directly emitting ozone, my only guess is that it’s creating the hydroxyl radical–which’d do a great job reacting with volatile organic compounds (VOCs, smelly stuff). And if that guess is correct, it wouldn’t work so well in drier environments, where it’d be more likely to form ozone. If you keep litter boxes in a bathroom, it’d probably be great to use there.

  • Thanks for posting this! It’s interesting but I am wondering what the difference is between this, an ionizer and an ozone generator. I know with the ozone you have to leave the space (bad for the lungs) and an ionizer shouldn’t be too close either. I was wondering the same thing as Monica. It would be great if the company could answer that question.