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    15 Things From Amazon That'll Help Make Owning A Pet Way Less...Stinky

    Deodorizers, shampoos, and litters for your furry friends. Ta-ta stinky odors.

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    1. Arm & Hammer disposable pet waste bags that'll make cleaning up after your pet incredibly easy. Take these when you take them on walks or to clean out their litter box.

    Pet waste bags are used to clean out a litter box

    Promising review: "These bags are a perfect size for cleaning out my cats' litter boxes. Also, it does a great job of keeping the smell contained. Depending on your scooper, the bag opening is perfect or a little snug to actually fit the head of the scooper into the bad to dump the litter. I have two litter boxes each with a different scooper. My metal one, which has a slightly smaller head than my plastic one, fits fully in the bad to not have any litter fall out during transfer. However, my plastic one is exactly the size of the opening and the litter transfer is sometimes tricky. I will be buying a smaller scoop to replace my plastic one since I want to keep using these bags." —JavaDragon

    Price: $13.97+ (available in two amounts and three colors)

    2. A Petmate pooper scooper since you'll want to keep 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 to tidy up 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

    Price: $15.95

    3. Greenies natural dental dog treats that features 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., Amazon

    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+ (available in eight amounts)

    4. Carefresh small pet bedding (probs something you'll squeak about tbh) so you can keep 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!

    Bedding used inside a hamster cage

    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+or Subscribe & Save for $6.17/month (available in seven sizes)

    5. Fresh Step extreme scented kitty litter featuring Febreze for a scent that will keep litter box odors at bay. This litter has a 10-day odor control guarantee for optimal freshness.

    Fresh Step extreme scented litter

    Promising review: "I am so pleased with this litter in every way! I adopted two shelter kittens who would not bury their business and I read it was because they didn't like the litter. After I got this litter, they do what cats are supposed to do!! And the fragrance is not overpowering." —JoAnn Pinkerton

    Price: $9.54 for a 4lb. bag

    6. Arm & Hammer super deodorizing spray to rid them of bad odors in case they may have rolled around in something suspicious in the yard... (My pups have done this one too many times.)

    The super deodorizing spray

    Promising review: "My English Bulldog seems like he always has strong body odor, even after I bathe him. I love my dog, but I am very sensitive to bad odors. Our veterinarian told me that strong body odor is common in this breed. My dog has sensitive skin, so I am careful not to bathe him more often than recommended by our veterinarian. This deodorizing spray is fantastic! It is easy to apply, and smells great. I received this in the Kiwi Blossom scent, which smells like a light and refreshing blend of berries and flowers. The baking soda in this formula neutralizes my dog’s bad odors, while the gentle fragrance lightly perfumes his skin and coat. This spray keeps him fresh in between baths. It has not caused any redness nor itching on his skin. Using this allows me to enjoy my dog even more because he smells great. I spray some of this onto his bed too, to freshen it up." —Ma'ama

    Price: $8.19

    7. 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

    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

    8. 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.


    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+

    9. Okocat natural cat litter that's plant-based and will prevent 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

    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

    10. 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

    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)

    11. Nature's Miracle 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

    Price: $10.69+ (available in two sizes)

    12. A Pet House soy wax candle that'll help eliminate pet odors as opposed to masking them. The pet odor eliminator candle is made with a tested and proven odor neutralizer and is specially formulated to freshen pet-loving homes.

    A golden doodle lays next to Pet House candle

    Promising review: "These candles are a must for wet dog owners! I love that in addition to great smells they also neutralize odor. Now my daughters don't complain about wet dog smell. I also love that the candles are made from 100% soy." —Baxter Malone

    Price: $21.95+ (available in 24 scents)

    Check out our full review of Pet House candles here.

    13. Pet Pleasant essential oil dog wash — perfect for puppies with sensitive skin. This features lavender and oatmeal for a homeopathic comforting effect that is safe for flaky dry skin.

    Maltese puppies after a bath using shampoo and conditioner

    Promising review: "Maintaining two Maltese puppies with white coats is very difficult. I tried many different shampoos that has to be safe, gentle, tear free and natural. Another important factor to me is economical/cost. I decided to give Honeydew's lavender oatmeal pet shampoo a try. I was surprised with the pleasant scent of lavender that leaves the pups smelling fresh and clean. They sleep in my bed with me. This product does the job and gets their coats clean and groomable. It does not leave their skin dry because it uses colloidal oatmeal." —Professor T.

    Price: $9.95

    14. Kaytee critter shampoo if you need a bath time option for your little furry friends. This shampoo features a baby powder scent and is tearless and pH-balanced.


    Promising review: "Our guinea pigs are slowly getting gross. We took solace in the fact that they don't like bathing. But we give this shampoo a try, and the first time using it to wash the pigs thoroughly, it did reduce smell already. After a month we tried a second time, this time letting the pigs stand in the warm water for a little while, lather the shampoo in thoroughly, keep doing it for a few minutes, then slowly washed it off. After the pigs are dry, the odor was completely gone! They smell fresh as new." —AUser2188

    Price: $7.49

    15. And Pupmate pet wipes — great for both dogs and cats to rid odors between baths. These contain aloe vera and vitamin E. These are also a great option for cleaning off dirty paws!

    Cat poses with wipes

    Promising review: "Best bang for the buck. LOVE these grooming wipes. The size is great for multiple uses and great to freshen up and extend the time between baths. They get the job done. And they smell good." —Angela

    $14.99+ (available in four amounts)

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