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    30 Things On Amazon Reviewers Already Love For Solving Common Pet Problems

    I got 99 problems and being a pet parent ain't one.

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    1. A seat belt tether for your dog, because you don't want Aroonald Weasley to jump into your arms while driving, making you swerve out of the road and into a Whomping Willow. One end clips into the leash and the other into the seat belt slot. Amazing!

    The seat belt securing a dog in place
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    Promising review: "I bought this to keep my 80-pound male lab securely inside my car while driving with the window open. It is thick, strong, and I have no worries of him breaking free. I also bought the yellow seat belt protector so he does not step on the release button and let himself out. I would not recommend for a very small mellow dog. The weight of the carabiner may be too cumbersome." —Oregon11

    Price: $10.36 (originally $14.99; available in swivel clip)

    2. A treat tote that carries one cup's worth of dog treats, because your pupperinos won't roll over, sit, stay, hug, and shake for free, y'know. Plus, you can attach this pouch to your belt for easy access and use the drawstrings to quickly open and close.

    The pouch attached at someone's belt
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    Promising review: "These are the perfect size to hold treats. Not too deep that you have to stick your whole hand in. Just right to just grab a treat with my fingers. We always use the clip on the back, which holds tight to all kinds of clothing and has never come loose even with lots of bending. It hangs down from the waistline well so a shirt doesn't interfere. The bag also has a belt loop if you wear belts. Our family has several of these bags now, and they are the only ones we continue to use. The only drawback is you can't choose your color when ordering." —Cherilyn

    Price: $10.99

    3. An Arm and Hammer rake, swivel bin, and pooper scooper, because the more distance between you and the byproduct of Rowena Ravenpaw's lunch, the better. The best part: The bags are scented so you don't have to smell it, either.

    The pooper scooper and bin in use
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    Promising review: With three dogs, I find scooping the yard is a never-ending job. But with the Arm and Hammer swivel bin and rake, there is no more bending to pick off the doggy droppings. I am able to easily use the rake to push the droppings into the bag-covered bin. When I am done cleaning up the yard, I just simply remove the plastic bag from the scoop, tie it off, and dispose. I really like this handy scooper. It makes a very icky job much easier to handle.Kelly Eldred

    Price: $17.94

    4. A FURminator grooming rake that'll detangle Hairy Barker's stubborn mats. This one has rotating teeth for removing lose hair and an ergonomic handle for better grip. You don't want the rake to go flying when you're swishing and flicking, after all!

    The rake with fur between tines after brushing the cat
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    Promising review: "We wanted to purchase something on the economic side, easy to use, and durable. This did not fail. It works great on my German Shepherd and gets most of his hairs. This is a great tool when you’re on a budget and have a big dog needing a grooming. We’ve had this hand rake for a couple of months now, and it hasn’t broken. No tears, and works like it did the first time." —Lizette

    Price: $12.99

    5. A super durable and airtight food container. Do you honestly think Luna Lovedog would eat the stale kibble you keep in its opened bag? This one will keep food fresh and not crack open when the doggos try to break in.

    The container, opened, standing next to a dog
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    Promising review: "As a dog and cat foster, I have found these containers have been a lifesaver! They're made of thick, heavy duty plastic, and the fact that they spin open and closed leaves them completely airtight. My favorite thing about this container is that if I'm adding a new food to the mix, I'm able to add it to the current food in the container, close the container, and spin/rotate the container around to ensure an even mixture between the newly added food and the food already in the container. Would definitely recommend this product and purchase again in the future." —Lisa

    Price: $29.74 (originally $54.99, available in 3 sizes)

    6. A 15-ounce Greenies Pill Pockets, so you don't have to wrestle Sirius Bark to take his vitamins. These treats have a pocket that you can pinch closed, hiding the capsules your precious little poopsies like to spit out. Plus, it's chicken-flavored! Yum.

    The treat held in an open palm, next to two pills
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    Promising review: "Our two dogs take a total of about eight pills per day, and I don't know what we'd do without Pill Pockets. They think they're getting a treat and don't even realize they're really getting medicine! We also sometimes break them into small pieces to use for treats. The tablet-sized pockets are significantly smaller and usually only good for one pill each." —CaliGirl89

    Price: $11.12 (available in 7.9 ounces)

    7. A food and water placemat that'll protect your beautiful wood floors from spills and messes when Meownerva McGonagall goes to chow town. If the mat gets icky, you can wash and hang it to dry by its super convenient loop.

    The peanut mat with food bowl and water fountain on top
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    Promising review: "My cat is a messy eater/drinker, and this mat helps a lot to at least minimize how far his food gets. I like that it's made out of the type of material that does not slide because before he would push around his bowl, and now that is not an issue. I put the Catit water fountain on the bigger part and that seems to catch all the water droplets as well. All in all, really enjoy this product." —Kristina

    Price: $18.49 (available in green)

    8. A 19-inch scratcher board, so Newt Scameownder will stop tearing your carpet to bits and pieces. Plus, this one has a fainting-couch curve to it, so your precious kitty can stretch out and lounge all day.

    The board with cat scratching on top
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    Promising review: "A fun scratcher that can be used with either side facing up. Unlike some scratchers where I've had to use catnip to coax kitties to use the new toy, my cats enjoyed this one right out of the packaging. They seem to like its multi-function design. The cats can lie/sit or scratch on it. For the first few months, this scratcher was actually one cat's preferred seat in the room. Recommended as a treat for your cats and encouragement to keep their claws manageably worn down." —Omar Siddique

    Price: $16.78

    9. A bag of 24 Greenies dental treats, because there's nothing worse than feeling woozy after giving a kiss to your dog with a terrible case of bad breath. These chews will help get rid of icky plaque and tartar. Plus, they're shaped like a TOOTHBRUSH. Super cute!

    Two of the treats held out to two eager dogs
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    Promising review: "Small animal veterinarian weighing in. I really love Greenies for people’s pets! Over and over again, when I see a pet with nice teeth that are cleaner than I expect, I hear that they are using these chews. These are also one of the few products labels with the VOHC (veterinary oral health council) seal of approval. The seal represents a confirmation that an independent panel of veterinary professionals has studied the product and found that it does in fact do what it says it’ll do. I’ve never seen a problem as far as choking, obstruction, etc. I personally had a dog whot got diarrhea when he ate them, but my current dog does just fine." —Brian Hoover

    Price: $23.79

    10. A stick-shaped chew toy, so Oliver Woof will finally stop bringing branches into the house. This one's made with natural wood fiber *and* synthetic material so it won't splinter when chewed on.

    The toy being chewed on by a dog
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    Promising review: "My bulldog loves these wooden chew toys. When I came upon this real wood toy, I had to try it. It is amazing! She loves it, and she has not chewed any wood off the house since we got the first one about a month ago. I just came back to buy a second one so she can have her favorite toy inside the house too. She is so happy with it!" —Amazon Reviewer

    Price: $5.99, (originally $14.99, available in 4 sizes)

    11. A stuffing-free squeaky dog toy that won't burst fabric all over the place during play time. Also, this one has two squeakers to make two different sounds.

    The toy placed on top of its box
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    Promising review: "My dachshund destroys every toy she gets. These dog toys by Petstages are her absolute favorites and last the longest. They have two different squeaker that make their unique sound. Whenever she does finally rip them apart, stuffing doesn't go everywhere. This is probably her ninth toy like this over the years. Highly recommend!" —mattbakkerrr

    Price: $6.39

    12. A portable food container, which is a huge upgrade from the ziplock bags of kibble that rip open, spilling smelly pet food all over your bag. Plus, it has a handle so you can carry it easily.

    The container with food inside
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    Promising review: "I have a small dog, only 10 pounds, and he goes in the car with me all the time, so this is perfect. The bowls are well-made and strong. The storage container is stronger than the reviews make me think it was, and common sense says you shouldn't throw it in the dishwasher. After all how hard is it to just rinse it out? I guess common sense isn't so common any more. I'm super happy with this! It has a handy little handle too! I highly recommend this." —Janice Trancedi

    Price: $19.99

    13. A 26-inch ball launcher because let's be real, picking up a ball with slobber all over isn't your favorite part of fetch.

    The catcher with ball, held up in front of a dog
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    Promising review: "If you have a dog, and you don’t have one of these, you’re doing it wrong. I’ve had one for all of my dogs, and it is a staple. The ball it comes with is standard, but you can swap for the rubber ones. Mine just chews and pops all of the regular balls, so it is what I do. However, the thrower itself it much more durable, and it makes fetch easier for me since I have a bad shoulder." —Lydia Ehr

    Price: $9.95 (originally $12.99)

    14. A dishwasher-safe slow feeder, so Furmione Granger doesn't scarf down her meal in one gulp. Plus, its labyrinth-like pattern will keep her entertained and engaged. Furmione sure loves a good puzzle!

    The filled bowl placed next to a puppy
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    Promising review: "It's perfect! The nonskid bottom keeps it in place on the wooden floor and the smooth channels mean no teeth impacts. It's large enough to stay steady and make sure the food is at the bottom of the channels. Eating time has extended from seven seconds to between three and five minutes. That's huge. He also seems far more satisfied when it takes him longer to eat, which is wonderful. Highly recommend this one for gobbling dogs." —A. Christy

    Price: $14.70 (available in two sizes and four colors)

    15. A stain-and-odor remover that'll erase the memory of your pets' smelly little presents. Just because they dealt it, doesn't mean you have to smell it.

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    Promising review: "Buy this already! If you’re like me (skeptical and runs to the one star reviews first), and you are looking for that one review to convince you to buy it or not, this is your sign!! I even double-checked with a UV flashlight designed to spot pee stains, and I checked again with the UV flashlight, GONE! Other sprays aren't as strong as this one. I can finally let my soul be at peace with the war of pee stains. Happy shopping." —Bo Huang

    Price: $19.97 (available in two sizes)

    16. A mess-proof elevated feeder, so Draco Meowfoy doesn't get food and water all over the place when he's gobbling up his dinner. Plus, the elevation can prevent neck strain.

    The feeder with cat eating from one of the bowls
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    Promising reviews: "I have a 200-pound Neo Mastiff with lots of rolls and a whole lot of mess comes with that. After trying everything, from deer feeders to the dog water fountains, this is the only thing that has controlled the mess. Food gets stuck in his flubber and would go everywhere, and now I no longer have food in his water, and the mess is a simple 30-sec cleanup. Love love love." —April

    Price: $45.99 (available in 4 sizes)

    17. A sofa cover that'll keep your pet's hair, drool, and unpleasant little accidents *away* from your furniture. After all, Snifferus Snape might be sneakily sleeping on your couch when you're away. (Even though he's not allowed.)

    The cover on couch with dog lying on top
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    Promising review: "I love these covers! It protects my sofa from dog hair/slobber, and it is super easy to take off and throw in the wash. I actually cut off the elastic bands on the side, and it stay put really well without slipping. I bought a second larger one for my sofa, and now they match and complete a cozy corner. They are super soft. Washing was easy and quick to dry. The only thing I noticed was a tiny bit of pilling but for the price they are super. Buys me some time before I need a new sofa." —Kenneth A. Robinson

    Price: $31.99 (available in three sizes and 22 colors)

    18. An organic grass growing kit, so you can finally direct Fur Delacour's munching *away* from your houseplants. Plus, these have easy-to-understand instructions that won't have you hissing expletives in frustration.

    The fully grown grass with two cats munching
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    Promising review: "This is the best cat grass you can buy, I think. I found this one, and I can't be more happier! No bugs, no mold. Just healthy, green grass and two very happy cats. They love this. I even pluck a piece out and hold it in the air, they suddenly become snapping turtles as they try to bite it, and eventually chew the entire piece of grass down." —Aerith Gainsborough

    Price: $14.97

    19. A no-pull harness for your doggo, because the next time a squirrel bounds around the corner, you'll want Dumbledog to be nice and secure when he tries to make a dash for it. Your shoulder will thank you.

    The harness secured on a walking dog
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    Promising review: This harness has been a godsend. Teddy is about 18 months old and weighs about 60 pounds. Teddy tends to pull quite a bit, especially if there are birds around. This harness deters him from pulling. We have had the harness for months, and it is in perfect shape. Overall, I think this harness is good quality, affordable, secure, and deters dogs from pulling. —Littleton Co

    Price: $22.95 (available in four colors and four sizes)

    20. A litter box disguised as a potted plant that my old roommate bought for her cat, and let me tell you, it is SO CUTE. In my opinion, it looks convincing, adding to our apartment's boho vibe. Plus, her cat went in, did his business, and went out, no problem.

    The litter box standing next to a curious cat
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    Promising review: "I hated having the litter box out in the open in my new apartment, as the only spot to put it besides my bedroom was the dining room. This is very inconspicuous, and the only thing that alludes to what it is are the litter track mats I have in front of it. I place the opening towards the corner so my cat can still get in, but I don't have to look at it. Win-win!" —Alyssa Smith

    Price: $52.58

    21. A foldable ladder for your small fur babies not big enough to jump on the bed. It gives easy access to the bed, and you don't have to carry them up every time. It's a win-win!

    The stairs propped up against the bed
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    Promising review: "My dog had sprained his foot continuously trying to jump on the bed. I got these stairs and he was unsure how to use them at first, but in two days of training, he’s getting up and down from the bed just fine. It folds under the bed for a quick storage hideaway." —Ronda

    Price: $39.99 (available in brown)

    22. A Roomba that'll spare your arms and back the aches and pains of sweeping fur off the floor. Why work so hard keeping it clean when this baby can do it for you? Plus, you can schedule it to vacuum using the app. ~So cool~.

    A close-up of the Roomba
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    Promising review: "This model is wonderful. It gets out sand, dirt, and hair that the dogs are always tracking in. I love this machine and highly recommend it to someone with long-haired dogs. It learns where it needs to go pretty quickly. Every once in a while it will get stuck, but it will let you know it needs help on your phone app. Great product. I am pleasantly surprised!" —P. Blaco

    Price: $179 (originally 279.99, available with replenishment kit and virtual barrier)

    23. A set of waterproof Velcro dog shoes, so Pad Foot can stroll the city ~in style~ and in safety. These will protect his paws from getting scorched during a hot day and from getting wet when it's rainy.

    The shoes worn by a puppy
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    Promising review: "I bought these about two weeks ago and wanted to wait to write a review to see how they hold up, and I love them! I bought a size six for my 50-pound pit bull, and they don't come off his feet even when he gets the zoomies and runs really fast. They protect his feet perfectly from the hot pavement and he loves to wear them. He gets so excited when I put them on because it means we're going for a walk, and he gallops around the house in them. Would definitely recommend these to anyone!" —Justeen

    Price: $28.99 (available in 7 sizes)

    24. A two-pack adjustable doorbell rope that you can hang over your door knobs. My roommate has one of these, and her dog tugs on it when it's potty time. A sound of the bells = gotta let the dog out!

    A puppy tugging on the rope hanging from a doorknob
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    Promising review: "Wow! It works! I wasn't sure it could be this easy, but after one week of being consistent and showing my 9-week-old puppy these bells every time she goes out to potty, she has it down! It is a dream come true. Every time she needs to go, she just hits the bell with the snoot and waits to go out. I highly recommend these to anyone with a puppy that needs to be potty trained. These work!" —Rainy Day

    Price: $10.99 (originally $20.99)

    25. A grooming brush for your *very* furry friends, because you're not the only one who likes a little primping. Plus, you can use it to take off excess hair that would otherwise just tumble around the house like some sort of desert western scene.

    The brush next to a groomed dog and a lump of fur
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    Promising review: "I’ve been using other de-shedding tools on my pomsky (Husky/Pomeranian mix), and it just wasn’t enough to take down the fur that would otherwise shed. This brush does wonders! Was able to get so much in just a few minutes. And this doesn’t hurt my pup, like other de-shedding tools. My dog sheds a lot less now after using this on him every day, or even a few times a week." —Monica R.

    Price: $8.79 (originally $18.99)

    26. A Black + Decker handheld vacuum that'll suck up the hair Grindelwoo left on the couch for you, after rolling around on it. The best part: You can wash the bowl and filter once it gets too dirty. Neat!

    The vacuum, placed on top of a table
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    Promising review: "So far it's great. It has good suction and comes with two attachments (a brush and a crevice tool). The wall mount is really convenient, too (you do need a drill to install it). This one charges quickly, and I haven't had a problem. It is super easy to empty and clean and so far I have loved it. I have used it to pick up spills, dirt piles from sweeping, kitty litter around the litter box, and dust on the baseboards." —Hannah

    Price: $33.58 (available in slim nozzle)

    27. An Arm and Hammer odor spray that'll shoo away the stinkies and keep your home smelling fresh. Just because you have a dog, doesn't mean your house has to smell like one.

    The spray held closely to the camera
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    Promising review: "This is probably the best odor spray I have ever used. I’ve had cats inside for over 15 years, and so I’ve had a litter box in my house for that long as well. I rescue cats too, and at times I’ll have several litter boxes. Just a shot of this spray into the air and the odor is gone. You literally only need to press it for a second and that’s it. It leaves a fresh scent in the air and in no way does it mask the smell, it actually gets rid of the smell! I’ll be ordering more of this." —Tamra Marie

    Price: $5.99

    28. A Frontline flea and tick treatment for dogs, because the last thing you want is Grrrinny Weasley coming home with hitchhiking bugs. (Nope!) And since it's waterproof, baths wouldn't wash away the protection. Yay!

    A close-up of the Frontline box
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    Promising review: " Last year we had a flea problem in our house due to our dogs running in and out. We tried flea collars, but they didn't work so well. Decided to give these a try, and now it is a monthly ritual for our two dogs. Goes on easy, doesn't have any bad odors, and most importantly, no more fleas or ticks on our dogs or in our house!" —Royalty13

    Price: $56.60 (originally $70.99)

    29. A packet of Burt's Bee's dander-reducing wipes that'll moisturize Purrter Pettigrew's dry and flaky skin. This is made from all-natural ingredients, BTW, so don't worry about harsh chemicals that your cat might be allergic to.

    The packet of wipes held up next to a cat
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    Promising review: "This stuff changed the game for my elderly cat! He has some difficulty grooming these days, so I ordered these wipes figuring it couldn't hurt to try them, even if the glowing claims were exaggerated. But let me just say, these babies work like a charm. Dandruff — gone! Soft, kitteny fur in its place. I'm impressed. And my allergies have subsided significantly." —KKB

    Price: $27.95 (available in 4 sizes)

    30. A super absorbent Glad training pad for puppers prone to having oopsies on the floor. AND — now this part's super cool — it turns pee to gel, so you don't walk away with dripping pads during clean-up. AH ~MAY~ ZING

    The bag of training pads, held closely to the camera
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    Promising review: "Long gone are the days where you pick up dripping pee pads or the smell never really goes away. You can even lay these face down on liquid and it will soak it all up and turn it to gel in about 30 seconds. They are completely worth the money, and I will be buying this brand only from now on!" —Annabeth Hartford

    Price: $19.88 (originally $34.99; available in packs of 30, 50, 14, 200, 240, and 300 )

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