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    21 Cleaning Products That Are Perfect For Pet Owners

    Hate the mess, love the pets.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A fur remover broom to gather all their shed hair into one collective pile. TBH, there's probs a lot baked into your carpet that you didn't even know was there...

    pile of fur from carpet

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and somehow I realized that dragging my shoe across the carpet balled the hair up. I found this product on a whim one day and knew it had to be better than my shoe! I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile. The photo is from out dogs favorite spot on the carpet and we couldn't see ANY hair when I started raking!!!" —Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    2. A Petmate pooper scooper for keeping your yard tidy from your pup's little brown presents all over the grass. I keep one of these in my backyard and it's a miracle-worker.

    Pet owner uses pooper scooper in yard

    Promising review: "I used to buy Dogipot waste bags. That can get expensive when you have three large dogs like I do. I scoop as much poop as I can until the swivel bin is about half full, dump it into a trash bag, and continue until the back yard/front yard is spotless and clean. The rake is fabulous for collecting poop when my dogs choose to go in the rocks we have surrounding the pool or the palm trees. Fabulous product and well worth the money." —Natalie Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A hard floor cleaner to remove tough accident stains without damaging your pristine floors. It safely works to remove new and deep-set stains and odors from sealed wood, linoleum, vinyl, concrete and ceramic tile.

    The hard floor cleaner on a hardwood floor

    Promising review: "Owning two older dogs, and frequently fostering dogs, I have particular life experience cleaning up after dog accidents in the home. Bless their hearts, dogs are still animals, and animals have to potty sometimes outside the confines of generally accepted locations (i.e., outside). One of the most difficult urine messes is when there are hardwood floors they tinkle on. A dog peed in a corner of my living room, which of course has parquet wooden floor tiles, and which of course, I did not notice until a day or two later when the pee had already soaked into the wood parquet tiles, causing swelling and deep odor. Thankfully, I found Nature's Miracle specifically designed for hardwood floors. I was skeptical that it would work as well as the reviews noted, but it truly worked better than any other brand of urine cleaner that I have tried. It managed to effectively clean the stain, and eliminate the odor, even though the mess wasn't discovered right away." —HelloReese

    Get it from Amazon for $8.12+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A dog paw cleaner because muddy paws are a no no in the house and this will be much more efficient than chasing them around the house with a towel.

    Promising review: "My dog has an allergy to grass and every night she goes out on the grass to play ball. We usually have to come in and get a beach towel wet to clean off her paws and then throw that in the laundry. This has really made our lives much easier. Simply fill it with water, stick your dogs paw in, move up and down, and the job is done! We use this on my 60-lb. pit bull and there was plenty of room for a larger paw as well as it would be sufficient enough for a smaller dog." —LC

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    5. A shower wand sprayer so bath time can be a breeze. I personally need to upgrade from the recycled ricotta container I use to bathe my pups with in the sink, and I think I may have just found the solution. ~Plus~ using this allows you to keep them contained in your bath tub without making a mess everywhere.

    dog gets washed down using waterpik

    Promising review: "Best thing ever!! It so much easier to get all of the soap off of my dog. Even using a normal shower head that detaches, this one is so much easier. All of the shampoo and water just slides right off and it's so simple to get under her neck, around her face, and underneath her body! She is so much cleaner." —RogerApril

    Get it from Amazon for $36.97 (available in two sizes).

    6. A Bissell Spinwave hardwood floor mop – it's clutch for cleaning up tough stains and potential "oopsies" on your floors. This works wonders on tile, linoleum, wood, and other hard-sealed floors.

    bissell spinwave mop

    Promising review: "Most amazing results!. I have tried almost every product on the market over 40 years but this Bissell is the BEST. Shiny and clean for the first time! We have hardwood, no carpet, with three dogs and seve cats. Quiet and so easy to use. I used wood floor solution on wood and pet solution on bathroom and kitchen tile. Even cleaned grout lines nicely. Would give 10 stars if able!" —C.A. Shaheen

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    7. A pet hair remover you can utilize on a variety of fabrics that their fur can latch on to. Think of it as a pumice stone but for your upholstery and clothing.

    Promising review: "Holy cow this is magic. I have a 230-pound Mastiff. I have purchased any and everything claiming to get dog hair off car carpet. I have used at least three different vacuums and attachments. Lately I have been using a microfiber towel because it had some grip. Then this piece of magic arrived. It gets every single hair no matter how embedded. There were hairs I had a hard time removing with my fingers. The Fur-Zoff pulled them right out. This has reduced my hair removal time in half!" —David r.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    8. A silicone placemat so you can avoid the impending doom that is "spill my kibble all over the floor" — aka the dreaded game our furry friends love to play while they wolf down their food. This mat will at least catch some of the dropped food or water.

    The food and water silicone place mat in gray

    Promising review: "The mat is durable, I have the mat on the carpet and it stays flat. Silicon keeps the mat in place and it does not slide around. My cat is a messy eater and the lip helps with spills of food and water. I have another food dish in the holder and the silicon has a little give in it and the dish does not move. I use the metal dish for soft food." —Veronica

    Get it from Amazon for $10.67+ (available in two colors and two styles).

    9. A bag of leak-proof training pads in case the weather is prohibiting them from "going" outside and you want to protect your kitchen floors in the process.

    The pad

    Promising review: "I've tried a number of puppy pads since I have a small toy dog and am pleased to report that these do a good job of absorbing urine and affordably priced." —Buffy

    Get a pack of 60 of the X-Large pads from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four sizes and seven different amounts).

    10. Or an indoor/outdoor dog potty that mimics real grass so they'll know to go there and not on the carpet.

    Dog using indoor grass patch

    Promising review: "OMG I love this thing! No smell and my puppy uses it. And it's portable. And did I mention NO SMELL?!" –Lahila Barzola

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    11. A bottle of pet stain and odor remover — perfect for upholstery, clothes, and bedding that may have been subjected to an array of stains and gross odors. This mist is truly the heavy-weight champion of resolving even the most dreaded of accidents — vomit (yuck).

    pet stain and odor remover spray

    Promising review: "Works amazingly! I bought a house that was 'as is' and one of the bedrooms sub floor was destroyed by pet stains. see the pics. I used two gallons of this stuff, rolled it on with a paint roller and let sit with windows open for 24 hours twice and the horrendous smell was GONE! I couldn't believe it. It even seemed to lighten up the stains. I was so relieved because I thought I was going to have to pull up those floors and have them replaced and I simply just did not have that in my budget." —Aquasue1

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49 (available in scented and unscented).

    12. A dog toys basket to keep all of their playtime faves in one organized spot. Anyone else step on a rogue bone and see their life flash before their eyes? Get this basket, you'll thank yourself later.

    dog toys basket

    Promising review: "I like the decoration style and simplicity this dog toy basket provides. I find it durable and spacious enough for several toys and bones. My dog likes the drag it into the living room and dump the whole thing out. She likes that she can easily move it around. I like that I can have it be in an easily accessible place that doesn’t distract from the rest of the room. I would purchase again." —Eileen Daniels

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    13. A food storage tower for keeping their food fresh and organized whenever they need a refill! This will also prevent any unwanted critters getting into the kibble.

    Promising review: "Still using it after 3 years, it’s holding up well and very useful. Doesn’t take up too much room. It fits the space we have. Good value for the price. We have a large dog (and a cat) It stores about 1 large bag of dog food: a 28 lb bag if we use both drawers. The scoop it comes with sucks but doesn’t matter. we just use a cup. The drawers are not 100% airtight but the holes are small. It’s so easy to access the drawers. My 3-year-old kid is a pro at using them and enjoys feeding the pets." —K

    Get it from Amazon for $62.09 (originally $74.24).

    14. A wall-mounted organizer that can hold their leashes, treats, travel water dish, harness, and more. Taking them for a walk outside is a breeze with this quick organization station.


    Promising review: "It's the perfect fit for my dog's stuff. Sturdy and well built, small enough not to take up unnecessary space, large enough to hold everything I need to take my dog out." —KrissytheFoxx

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    15. Clumping cat litter that's fragrance free and super absorbent so you can waste less time cleaning out the litter box. This will diminish the amount of times you have to change out the entire box.

    Promising review: "We've been using it for 18 years now. I have tried other litters, and they'll tolerate them mixed in, but really don't care for them. Given a choice between Arm and Hammer and another type, they always go to Arm and Hammer as a first choice. It's maybe what they are used to. But I won't switch litters." —cat

    Get it from Amazon for $10.74 (originally $28.43).

    16. An essentials cleaning kit that comes with four holy grail products to help you effectively remove urine. These products are plant and mineral-based, eco-friendly, nontoxic, and vegan!

    Skout's honor cleaning kit
    Skout's Honor

    The Skout's Honor Essentials kit includes a stain and odor remover, a urine destroyer, toy and bowl cleaner, and a mini odor eliminator.

    Skout's Honor is a small-business based out of California.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness!! I swear this stuff is magic. My in-laws' pup pooped on our carpet and we used the things in this kit...holy cow! Odor, stains, everything!! Gone!!! All of us were amazed!! It left the carpet cleaner than it was before and the room actually smelled good. I can't imagine trying anything else ever again!! I'll be a Skout's Honor user for life!!!" —Elizabeth H.

    Get it from Skout's Honor for $39.97.

    17. A package of paw wipes so you can gently wipe off their paws after doing their business outside. No one wants those yucky germs tracked all through the house...


    Promising review: "These are perfect for my pit bull. She loves to get her paws dirty and are the perfect size for that. The smell isn’t overpowering either, it’s very pleasant. I would definitely recommend them over baby wipes or other dog wipes I’ve tried!" —Hannah

    Get them from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in unscented, and two other scents).

    18. A reversible sofa cover that's also water resistant so you can protect your furniture from pet fur, dandruff, germs, and those that like to chew on the cushions...

    dog lays on couch covered by protector

    Promising review: "So first off, super shocked at how soft it is! I thought it was gonna be kinda rough or like a weird material. So love that! Second, fits my couch perfect. Third, the little stretchy straps were great! I thought it would have the adjustable ones but I’ve been looking a lot so I probably just assumed it was like others I had seen but no, its stretchy straps so super easy! The beige side pretty closely fits the color of my couch too so that’ll be nice! My dogs say thanks too! Since they won’t have to sneak on the couch anymore lol. They were shedding so bad and tearing up the cushions."—Mary t.

    Get the 78" from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three sizes and 23 colors).

    19. A pet gate to keep your furry friends out of restricted territory. If they're being well-behaved, there's a little latch door for easy entry.

    Cat in front of pet gate

    Promising review: "We just rescued a kitty but already have a dog at home. They are getting to know each other slowly but the dog is very curious and tends to play "follow the leader" with the cat wherever she goes. We bought this gate so that when the cat wants some time to herself she can go into the spare room and the dog can't follow. It works VERY well. It's a nice height." —SC128

    Get it from Amazon for $40.19 (originally $69.99).

    20. A colorful scratcher board so you can stop your feline from scratching up your prized furniture pieces.

    cat sitting on scratch board

    Promising review: “My cat is obsessed with these scratching pads. This is the third time I’ve reordered because it’s her favorite thing to lounge on and it has saved my couch from being destroyed by her claws! Would recommend it to anyone!” —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $14.19+ (available in four sizes and five prints).

    21. And a box of leak-proof poop bags so you can keep your yard (or the sidewalk) clean from their plethora of number twos.

    A model holding one of the poop bags and showing how much it can hold

    Promising review: “I have a 95-pound German Shepherd/Pittie/Mastiff mix. These bags are plenty sturdy and big enough to pick up his poop. I keep three tied on his leash. Bags are easy to open and the lavender scent masks the poop smell.” —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 270 from Amazon for $11.99 (available in lavender-scented or unscented) or Subscribe & Save for $11.39/four months.

    We only have heart eyes for these mess-avoiding products.


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