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This may horrify you, but at least you’ll know when the mess is gone

LED black light flashlight for finding pet stains

Note: This is a sponsored post.

I had the chance to test out the LED black light flashlight from Oliver Rocket Pet Products (aff link).

Yikes! This thing really works, and let’s just say my cats should be ashamed of themselves.

I consider myself responsible. I clean up after my pets as soon as I notice there’s something to clean up. Like, I get down on my hands and knees and really scrub the area. We go through a lot of paper towels around here.

Well, apparently I need a better cleaning product because when I used the black light flashlight in the “cat room” (our spare bedroom), I discovered hairball stains everywhere – in areas that I remember cleaning. I love Scout and Beamer, but seriously, they are beyond gross. I don’t know what they do at night, but it’s not pretty.

I was going to post some “before” and “after” photos but thought I’d spare you.


If you think your pets are nastier than mine, leave a comment to let me know the worst pet-cleaning nightmare you’ve had to face. At least we can all laugh about it after the fact.

More about the Oliver Rocket Pet Products flashlight

Black light flashlight for pets

The flashlight from Oliver Rocket Pet Products sells for just $13.95 on Amazon with free shipping.

The flashlight is sturdy but lightweight, with a durable aluminum casing and 12 ultra-bright UV LEDs.

“I am sure there are others that are also of high quality, but for the price I can not imagine there are many made better,” said Jared Feldmeier, of Oliver Rocket Pet Products.

The company’s goal is to partner with good suppliers in order to offer high-quality products at the same price as the cheaply made versions, Feldmeier said.

The flashlight also:

  • comes with 3 AAA batteries so you can use the product immediately.
  • weighs just 0.3 ounces, according to the company.
  • comes in handy for non-pet scenarios, like cleaning your kitchen

Let’s be honest, I also turned out the lights and tried the flashlight in my own bedroom and bathroom. I was prepared to be grossed out, but thankfully it was pretty clean in there (phew!).

Why pet owners need a black light flashlight

Examples of when a black light flashlight comes in handy:

1. If you have a puppy, dog or cat that marks, sprays or has accidents, you can use the flashlight to find exactly where to clean.

2. Perfect for people who foster dogs and cats. Animals are more likely to mark or have accidents in new, unfamiliar areas.

3. Great for those who offer in-home pet sitting.

4. Helpful for general home cleaning, like finding dirt and grime in kitchens and bathrooms.

This flashlight will help you get rid of the entire stain

The best thing about this black light flashlight? I know exactly where to clean, and I know when the stain is completely gone.

No more guessing about whether or not I really cleaned up that hairball. All I have to do is turn out the lights and shine the black light to make sure the mess is truly gone after cleaning.

Do you know how refreshing it is to have a room that is actually clean? Some of us with pets have forgotten what that feels like, and this little tool can make all the difference, especially when matched with a good stain remover.

You can purchase a flashlight on Amazon here for just $13.95.

What’s the most embarrassing pet mess you’ve had to clean up?


Wednesday 24th of September 2014

What I don't know won't hurt me, right? Because I really don't want to know. I can see the usefulness of this, though. :)


Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

Oh! Now that is good...I keep trying to keep things clean, said it best. Now what type of cleaner do you like to use? White Vinegar and warm water? Linda

Lindsay Stordahl

Thursday 4th of September 2014

Oliver Rocket Pet Products will be launching an odor removal product soon. But yes, I do currently use white vinegar and water. Or sometimes baking soda. Seems to work better than any soaps, etc.

Kimberly Gauthier

Monday 1st of September 2014

I was thinking of getting one of these to make sure our countertops and sinks were clean after creating raw meals for our dogs.


Tuesday 26th of August 2014

I might be afraid to use that.


Tuesday 26th of August 2014

That is quite interesting...kind of CSI for pet accidents.