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    31 Pet Products From Amazon That May Make You Think, "Why Didn't I Buy This Sooner?"

    Top-notch treats, gadgets and toys you should've *added to cart* a long time ago...

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    1. Greenies natural dental dog treats featuring essential vitamins and minerals to help keep your pup's gumline healthy and plaque free. Most dogs could always use fresher breath so these are a must-have.

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    Promising review: "My 14-year-old lab/chow (RIP) who recently passed away was a Greenies ADDICT. I am not kidding, when he was 14 years old, not much else could get him this excited. His eyes would get huge, he would pace around and start panting so hard I was afraid he was going to have a heart attack. We had been giving him Greenies since he was a puppy. He had amazing teeth- when we took him to a new vet she could not believe how old he was. She said he had the teeth of a dog half his age." —hburke

    Price: $4.98+

    2. A flower water fountain with three different water flow settings to keep your furry feline's water intake up. It includes features like a triple action filter and LED nightlight so their water is clean and accessible...even in the dark!

    Reviewer's cat drinks from water fountain
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    Promising review: "All five of my fur babies love this little guy. They took to it immediately, no hesitation at all. Even though they have never had a fountain to drink from before. The pump is whisper-quiet and provides a nice flow over the little flower. The filter needed to be rinsed out after a week, but like I said I have five cats, so cat hair is pretty much a season in my house." —The Redhead

    Price: $34.99 (available in two colors)

    3. A hamster house that'll undoubtedly be their new dream home. It features a ladder, climbing wall gym, sleeping nest, and balcony — what more could they want? It's all here.

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    Promising review: "I loved this house, I got the pink one for my baby Syrian hamster and she loves it!! I am getting the blue one for my other female Syrian hamster and I’m so exited definitely would recommend." —Jason Barry

    Price: $15.99

    4. Greenies pill pocket treats so if your dog needs to take any medication, you can discreetly give it to them in these delicious peanut butter morsels. Avoid the mess of trying to stick their pill in actual peanut butter and opt for these instead!

    Golden retriever is handed a pill pocket treat
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    You can also get Greenies pill pockets for cats in multiple flavors, like salmon and chicken!

    Promising review: "We have been using these for several years. Simply mold one around the tablet or capsule and our dogs (3) will gobble them down without noticing they are taking medicine. They are very moist and malleable but not greasy. Can't personally attest to their flavor, but they have our dog's seal of approval. Be sure to seal them well as they will otherwise dry out a bit making them susceptible to slight crumbling." —EMH

    Price: $7.98+

    5. A PetSafe gravity feeder if your pet likes to intermittently eat their food instead of all in one sitting. The small size can fit up to 2 pounds of dog or cat food.

    Reviewer's dog sits next to their feeder and watering stations
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    Promising review: "I have been in search of an actual gravity feeder but nothing ever worked. I don't have to touch this feeder at all, the food just comes out." —Jessica Soto

    Price: $17.99+ (available in two sizes)

    6. A Furminator grooming rake to help remove loose hair from your pet's undercoat so you can keep their fur knot-free. If your pup or cat has thicker hair, this brush is for you.

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    Promising review: "I wish I could give this thing seven stars, but five will have to do. I was able to pull entire sheets of undercoat out of our husky without disturbing the topcoat. I've never had anything work so well. It's even easier to keep the fur pile together. The fur stays clumped, instead of getting spread out and floating around like with the blade style Furminator. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier." —pvfjr

    Price: $11.89

    7. A Catit interactive feeding toy in case your feline eats wayyyyyy too fast and could slow down a bit. You can use this cat puzzle with dry kibble or treats!

    Cat plays with toy
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    Promising review: "I've had my eye on this for a while, and I'm so glad I finally got it. It is well-made, and even though it is a simple concept, it is great enrichment for my kitty. I can see how much he enjoys the stimulation of 'digging out' and 'catching' his treats like prey, and it's rather entertaining to watch. I do have to keep an eye out for the dog, who has grown to appreciate this toy as well, because she sits next to the cat while he retrieves the treats, then jumps in and steals them after he does all the work!" —kAZ003

    Price: $14.99+

    8. 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.

    Model utilizing pooper scooper to clean up grass
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    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

    Price: $17.95

    9. A Chuckit! tennis ball launcher — the perfect toy that your pet will love to fetch (and honestly, you'll love to throw).

    Owner and dog with the Chuckit ball launcher
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    Promising review: "Boy howdy can you launch a ball with this thing!!! We have a 6-month-old black lab puppy and he absolutely loves chasing tennis balls! Thankfully he brings it right back to us so we don't have to chase him down in order to throw another one. Getting my dog his daily exercise has never been easier! I did buy a bag of regular tennis balls because inevitably summer going to get lost or chewed up. It is so nice that the regular size tennis balls work with this and they don't require their own special size ball." —Blue Eyes

    Price: $9.92+

    10. Carefresh small pet bedding (probs something you'll squeak about tbh) for keeping their living environment clean and smell-free. It has 10-day odor control for a fresher cage and is spot on for chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, rats, and mice!

    Hamsters in cage with bedding
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    Promising review: "I am a very picky guinea pig owner. We have tried every single possible bedding for guinea pigs and Carefresh is by far the absolute best product. I am very sensitive to smells and I am very intolerant of urine smell. We have two male guinea pigs in a C & C cage and I want it to stay odor-free all the time. I find with Carefresh, we go through much less of the bedding even though we pay a little more." —Jes Niles

    Price: $6.49+ (available in seven sizes)

    11. A big capacity bowl to hold more water than your pet could ever dream of lapping up. It can contain up to 1.25 gallons of water or food! It features an elevated design and it's big enough if you have multiple pets who want access to water at the same time. There's room for everyone!

    Reviewer's cat with bowl
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    Promising review: "We have two big dogs and needed a water bowl for outside but hadn't found one that would hold enough water. This bowl holds about a gallon and a half and doesn't have to be filled a couple of times a day. We bought the extension legs to have it sit higher. We are thrilled with the bowl and the price was better than expected. The construction is solid and durable. Whether inside or out, this water bowl is perfect for a large dog or multiple dogs." —B. Walters

    Price: $12.99+ (available in four sizes and two colors).

    12. An Aspen self-warming bed in case your furry pal needs a cozy place to nap. It features heat reflecting technology that will hold in your pet's body heat to keep them warm.

    Dog lays in bed
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    Promising review: "I had to order a second bed, because my two cats are fighting over the first one I bought. But honestly, it's been kinda funny watching the battles. Trust me, your cat(s) will love this bed." —Leslie D. Van Damme

    Price: $29.99+ (available in two sizes)

    13. A pack of cheesy chews little ones will love that'll last longer than one gnawing session. They're made with a tasty cheese flavor and won't splinter or break.

    Reviewer's mouse enjoys treat
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    Promising review: "I don't know what it is about these but my hamster LOVES them. She takes and hides it away in a corner at a speed like no other and destroys it over the next few days. Will be ordering many more!" —Lily

    Price: $3.43 for a pack of two

    14. A hide-a-squirrel toy that'll keep your dog occupied for hours. The attached trunk top makes it trickier for your dog to remove the plush stuffed toys from their home. They'll have a ball trying to conquer this puzzle toy.

    Reviewer's boxer puppy lays with toy
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    Promising review: "I bought the small squirrel set for my dog in addition to a replacement Hide A Squirrel stump. For the price, both are totally worth it for my very active dog. She loves the stump. She loves the squirrels. She loves pulling the squirrels out of the stump. She's rough on both of them though. As I mentioned, the stump was a replacement. I bought her another one a year before and it was thoroughly beat up - limp and with many large 'bonus' holes but she loved it so much that I thought it'd be worth it to get the replacement stump." —Erin Williams

    Price: $9.62+ (available in four sizes and a replacement animals option)

    15. An Outward hound pet life jacket if you want to take your dog on sea adventures. It's designed with bright colors and reflective accents to provide better visibility while swimming.

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    Promising review: "Great life jacket! I ordered this for my mini long-haired dachshund, who tries hard but is not a strong swimmer. He's able to stay afloat with this vest (we're still working on keeping his head above water, but the neck piece on this vest helps a lot)." —Kristina Circelli

    Price: $19.99+ (available in seven sizes and three colors)

    16. A small pet fun tunnel they'll be squeaking for joy to run through during their daily playtime. Movable plastic allows the tunnel to expand up to 39 inches and contract for easy storage!

    Mouse sitting in the plastic tunnel
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    Promising review: "I put a lot of little hammocks, toys, and structures for my rats to play in, but this is their absolute favorite. I love that it bends to fit nicely in the cage and the plastic is really durable. I haven't had any issues cleaning it. I bring it outside and hose it off since they do potty in there occasionally. There's also plenty of room for the rats to move through it (they can even climb over each other to get around). My boys are pretty chubby and it's still spacious." —Ayon Fyre

    Price: $8.99 (available in four colors)

    17. Milk-Bone Brushing Chews with a patented design that helps maintain healthy gums and freshen breath. They feature 12 essential vitamins and minerals and feature no artificial flavors! Your pup will seriously love these!

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    Promising review: "So we have this Great Pyrenees puppy and he likes to chew. He chews furniture, molding, books, hands, shoes, rugs, beds, toys, homework, you name it he's chewed it. In many ways he is a professional chewer. He eats, sleeps, and chews things up. He is indeed the perfect candidate to test out the Milk-Bone Brushing Chews Daily Dental Dog Treats. And let me tell you these things are a huge hit with the Pyrenees. Usually when we give him a dog treat he will grab it, and then lay down for good chew. Not so with the Milk-Bone Brushing Chews. He takes these things and runs with them. He wants to get away from society and protect his beloved prize while he enjoys a private chew. He LOVES these things!" —Amazon Reviewer

    Price: $4.48+ (available in three sizes and nine quantity sizes)

    18. Folding pet steps to make it easier for your furry pals to get up and down higher surfaces like furniture, beds, or the car. The foldable feature allows for easy transport.

    Corgi sits next to steps
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    Promising review: "Great value and works really well. We have two large dogs (85 lbs and 92 lbs) and two big trucks (large SUV and GMC Sierra, a tall pick-up truck) and this works just fine. It's just an inch or two short of the back of my SUV and maybe 6 inches shorter than the back of the Sierra. It's an easy extra step for the dogs. Folds down nicely to fit in either truck and the dogs really do not have any problems getting in or out. Really helping our backs… NOT lifting these big (old) dogs in and out of our vehicles!" —Kristina

    Price: $39.95+ (available in two sizes)

    19. A booster seat for safer car travel for you and your pet. Prevent them from constantly moving around the car (which is unsafe for them, and distracting for you).

    Reviewer's  Yorkie sits inside booster seat
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    Promising review: "Works great and seems to be made of high quality/durable materials. Sadie the Yorkie loves it as it allows her to see out of the passenger window and windshield of my Jeep Patriot without having to stand on the seat as she used to. It's adjustable so you can adjust the strap allowing it to be higher, or lower depending on you or your pups preference. I purchased the medium size, Sadie is about 6 lbs and has plenty of room to lay in it, or stand on all fours within it." —Brandon Jackson

    Price: $26.39+ (available in three sizes)

    20. An ingenious feeder to help dogs eat up to 10 times slower. This vet-recommended bowl has a no-slip or slide function to keep it firmly on the ground while they forage for food.

    Reviewer's dog sits waiting to be served meal in fun feeder
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    Promising review: "My dog scarfs down her food with so much excitement and passion, I was almost jealous. But eating a cup of kibble in 20 seconds is not good. She never experienced bloat but would often vomit her food immediately afterwards if she did anything but stay still and lay down. So I decided to get the slow feeder (large orange spiral design). I was surprised by the width and weight of the feeder. It was much wider and heavier than I expected, as well as bit shallower than a regular bowl, so it no longer fit in the usual feeding area/placement I had for my dog. But unlike her regular bowl, this one was impossible for her to flip over or even move around. The bottom is heavier and sits well on the floor (carpet or tile) so the bowl isn't pushed around and migrates across your house." —Grace

    Price: $9.99+ (available in four sizes and five colors)

    21. Jiminy's Cricket protein treats that are hypoallergenic and feature digestible protein to improve gut health. My dogs adore these tiny yummy treats and they also help reduce your carbon footprint (a major bonus!). They're made with sustainable ingredients that are healthy and delectable for dogs.

    The Jiminy's cricket protein treats
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    I recently started giving my dogs these treats and they're the perfect size for small dogs. I have a Maltipoo and a Yorkipoo and these small, healthy treats are a great option for after they do their business outside. They're easy to chew and feature some of their favorite flavors like sweet potato and peas.

    Price: $9.95 (or Subscribe & Save for $9.45/month)

    22. A toothbrush squeaky toy that'll have them so excited to play, they won't even realize the benefits it offers for their teeth. You can spread peanut butter or dog toothpaste in between the rows of nubs for an additional cleaning session!

    Girl plays with dog with toothbrush squeaky toy
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    Promising review: "We bought the small for our 3 lb puppy. He inhales his food at 3 months old and this slows him down nicely when we put his puppy kibble under the little rubber knobs. Giving him a snack on a road trip was very handy. Doubles to keep his baby teeth clean." —KWarde

    Price: $14.99

    23. A soft hammock for any ferret or rat who loves to curl up for some cozy time. They may just squeak with excitement when it's nap time... OK, but can I get one of these for myself?

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    Promising review: "We have gone through so many hammocks that do not work for our ferrets. This hammock is AMAZING!!! Our ferrets love it! It’s durable, no long straps or cords for them to chew on, they can hide in it and it’s big enough for them to cuddle together. We are so impressed we ordered another one to put on the second level of their cage. So pleased with this product!" —Dmarie

    Price: $11.99 (available in four colors and styles)

    24. A no-spill dog travel bowl that'll give your doggo access to water in the car without the chaotic spillage. The tapered lip helps reduce splashing while traveling and keeps kibble ~or~ water off your car floor. Happy pup, happy human. ♡

    Dog with bowl
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    Promising review: "I love this thing. I was definitely skeptical but it is sort of miraculous how the water stays in the bowl. (It is even a little tricky to dump the water on purpose because of the design.) I needed a bowl so my pup could have water at all times during a cross country road trip. It doesn't slide around, and didn't spill. He has even stepped on it and it barely splashed. Perfect. Totally recommend." —Siena

    Price: $11.69+ (available in two colors)

    25. A no-pull harness — perfect for smaller dogs to safely go on walks without hurting their necks. It's soft, breathable mesh that offers padded, pulling pressure is evenly distributed to the body to prevent choking.

    French bulldog wears pink harness
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    Promising review: "Our yellow lab, Olive, is a rescue dog. She spent her first few years as a prison companion. She was never trained and she has always been a pain to walk. I decided to to try this harness because, hey, I’m no quitter. On our first walk with the harness, I was convinced someone switched dogs on us! No dragging us along, no frustration, no aggression. Just a lovely walk with her by our side." —L. Minton

    Price: $15.95+ (available in four sizes and 16 colors)

    26. A set of chew balls which bunnies will be sure to hop with joy over. Keep your rabbit occupied with this interactive toy made from 100% timothy and is nontoxic.

    Bunny with chew balls
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    Promising review: "Our rabbits love playing with these balls, then chew them into pieces. Gotta order some more soon!" —bishop0312

    Price: $14.99 for a set of three

    27. A dual-headed finger toothbrush you can quickly pop on to give their teeth some good ol' scrubbin'. The bristles on the brush are soft enough to clean their chompers safely and effectively.

    French bulldog gets teeth brushed
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    Promising review: "Our 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier has needed some plaque removed from her teeth and she tolerates the small brush really well. We introduced her to the toothpaste first by putting some on the brush and letting her lick the toothpaste off to get used to the taste and then we gradually introduced the brush with toothpaste to her front teeth and after about a week we're able to gently brush nearly all of her teeth." —Amazon Reviewer

    Price: $5.99+ (available in four or eight pack)

    28. A set of dog poop bags with an included dispenser you can easily adhere to their leash for easy accessibility. You can refill the holder when you run out. Plus! These bags are 100% leak-proof.

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    You'll get the dispenser and 15 poop bags.

    Promising review: "Love these bags! I usually hate scented products, but these are subtle enough to not be offensive but still have a pleasant non-poop smell that you really appreciate when picking up poop. I'm not nuts about these bag dispensers (I have a great leash pocket I bought at Target!), but I also haven't found something I like better that works well with thicker, rope-type leashes. I wrap the strap around the handle a few times before securing the velcro. This keeps it from swinging around, which is both obnoxious AND fuzzes up your leash handle. They fit great in the leash pocket, so you're not locked into their dispenser." —Molly

    Price: $3.99+

    29. A pet water bowl that'll keep your pet's water cleaner by limiting the amount of water exposed to the air, floating dust, hair, and dirt. This is also a great option for car travel to avoid excessive spillage.

    Cat with water bowl
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    Promising review: "This actually works. I was a bit dubious that this would work and would make my dog stop gulping his water so fast he would throw up. But it works. My dog took some time to get used to the new bowl, but now he treats it like any other water bowl, but can't gulp so fast. I like that it stays full longer and that the floating plate gives me an idea of when the water needs to be refilled. Easy enough to clean and setting it up is intuitive. It's a bit big for my Chihuahua but still at a fine height for him to use it." —Kyrra Gelinas

    Price: $15.99 (available in two colors)

    30. A small animal tent to utilize as a playpen for your little pal to run around in instead of being stuck in their cage. Place them in this tent with some of their favorite toys and they'll be busy for hours.

    Reviewer's bunny in small open tent
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    Promising review: "Perfect for our guinea pig. Plenty of room for him to run around in for exercise. Very lightweight and easy to clean. Mesh sides make it perfect to be able to keep an eye on him and they are a good height to make sure he does not get out. Good for inside or outside. I wish I had ordered it sooner for him!" —Lynne S.

    Price: $12.99 (available in five colors)

    31. Natural cat litter that's plant-based and prevents pesky odors from stinking up your home. Precision-cut fiber absorbs liquid on contact to form solid clumps for easy scooping, making cleanup a breeze.

    Cat littler displayed next to a quarter for size reference
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    Promising review: "I hate the smell of scented cat litter, so I've tried many natural options. This is my favorite, by far! I currently have just one female cat, so her urine isn't as concentrated/ammoniac as male cats', but this litter eliminates the smell. And when she's polite enough to cover her poo, it eliminates that odor, as well. This litter clumps better than any other natural product I've found, and better than a lot of clay-based ones, as well. There are rarely any little bits that fall off the main clump ball." —Mariah Joy

    Price: $18.99

    Your pets ~and~ you will be stoked when you add these items to your holy grail product lineup.

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