UPDATE: March 23, 2012

After much consideration – and months of in-home testing and scrutinizing – I am convinced that e-cloth® offers a product that is equal in quality and performance to Norwex but is more reasonably priced. I still stand behind my review of the Norwex Enviro cloth, but the e-cloth® General Purpose cloth performs just as well - and is of equally high quality - at a fraction of the price.

Disclaimer: That is NOT my dog.  Believe me, when my dogs roll in poop, I don’t take the time to get a picture of it!

If you’ve not had to clean raccoon poop off your dog, consider yourself lucky.

Driving home after a good walk in the woods with the dogs today, I couldn’t  help but notice the tell-tale foul smell of a “raccoon poop roll”. I guess in the excitement of having some adult company on the walk for a change (thanks Laurie!), I failed to notice Roxy slinking off the trail and rubbing her shoulder in raccoon poop.

Raccoon poop wreaks of fishy, poopy, grossness and the greasy, black nature of it makes it difficult to spot on our black dogs. So I have to follow my nose to the spot, which depending on the dog, is either on their shoulder (Roxy) or on their back (Riley).

Unlike the dead animal roll, which involves making contact with the dead animal over the entire body,  the raccoon poop roll tends to be a quick rub on one small part of the body.

The stink of the raccoon poop warrants a good dog washing, but the size of the poop smudge doesn’t warrant a full body shower (torture for me and the dogs).

Which brings me to the Enviro Cloth. Pulled it out, dampened it and went at the poop. In a matter of seconds, the poop was gone and only a very slight odour remained. By slight I mean, if you didn’t put your nose right up to the spot, you couldn’t smell it (and that’s me with my supersonic sense of smell). I just checked again – half an hour later – and I can’t smell it at all.