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    27 Things From Amazon That Pet Owners Have Said Are “A Lifesaver”

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    1. A flower water fountain that will encourage your pet to drink water, because we aren't the only ones that forget.

    A reviewer's image of their cat drinking out of the green and white water fountain
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    Promising review: "I love, love, love this fountain. My 12-year-old cat and I thank you! She can't squat low enough to drink from her bowl anymore due to her age and kidney failure. My daughter and I were having to give her IV fluids daily until we discovered this fountain, but haven't had to do so in the month since we got it. That alone is worth it! It's really pretty and very quiet, which I love since my kitchen and living room has an open plan and the fountain is in plain sight. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. This thing has been a lifesaver." —Erin Lawton

    Price: $27.99 (available in two colors and three styles)

    2. A treat ball for the cat with an adventurous streak who needs a little extra stimulation.

    A reviewer's cat with the treat ball in blue
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    Promising review: "If I could give more than 5 stars I would. My void boi is too smart for anyone’s good and always got into trouble when he was bored. I say “got,” because as long as I keep this toy filled, he has entertainment! He’s learned to direct his abundance of energy into this instead of attacking ankles or sorting through the garbage (he figured out within his first two weeks of living with me how to press the button to open the trash can) or picking fights with my other cat. Seriously a lifesaver." —Sarah K.

    Price: $4.49 (available in two colors)

    3. A jumbo hooded cat litter pan because sometimes your cat needs a little privacy and I'm sure you'll be thankful for it, too.

    A reviewer's image of their orange cat in the warm gray litter pan
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    Promising review: "This litter box has been a lifesaver. I was originally going to buy the one you roll which scoops the poop out for you, but I am sooooo glad I bought this instead. I clean it once a day, use a good quality litter and there is NO smell!!!!" —A. Abrahamyan

    Price: $59.99 (available in two colors)

    4. A flea prevention pack for cats so you can keep your furry friend and their coat in the healthiest condition possible.

    The reviewer's cat with tge flea prevention six dose pack
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    Promising review: "We ordered this on Amazon because it was at least $20 cheaper than you can get in the store. My cat only gets fleas during the late summer months when she spends most of her days outside, so we don't always have Advantage on hand. But when she does get fleas, they REALLY bother her (most likely allergic to the bites as I've heard is common). Within four hours of putting the Advantage II on her, she stopped chewing herself and turned back into the normal crazy cat we love/hate all at the same time. At least now there are not chunks of ripped out fur around the house! A lifesaver, for sure." —Erin P

    Price: $14.98+ (available in four sizes)

    5. An advanced clean paws clumping litter that's ideal for keeping the odor from your cat's litter box under control.

    A reviewer's cat in the cardboard box the Fresh Steps litter arrived in
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    Promising review: "Our stores have been empty of cat litter for days. I was happy to not only find this litter online, but it shipped sooner than they told me it would You guys are a lifesaver in this one...my cat was peeing on shreds of newspaper, as the last little bit of litter ran out about an hour before this showed up on the porch. If I had any complaints it would only be the dust is a bit much to handle. Thanks!" —Philip Hughes

    Price: $14.99+ (available in two sizes and four styles)

    6. A self-warming bed for the pet who's a little shy of hair or that lives in a super cold climate. It'll warm them right up.

    The reviewer's cat in the cozy cat bed in barn red / cream
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    Promising review: "We bought this for our 8-pound cat in an effort to get her to stop sleeping in our bed. She loves to cuddle, but my boyfriend is 6’3 and always ends up kicking her in his sleep. She responds by biting toes under the covers. It’s a mess. As a solution, we placed this at the foot of our bed, on top of a decorative storage chest we have there. She loves it. She took to it within minutes and now sleeps in it every night without fail. It’s been a lifesaver! It’s the perfect size for her and there’s extra room, so a bigger cat would be fine I think. No more getting our toes bitten during the night!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $17.68+ (available in three styles, five sizes, and two colors)

    7. A swivel bin and rake pooper scooper because there's no reason to break your back doing this of all activities...

    A reviewer's image of the swivel bin and rake pooper scooper with a plastic bag
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    Promising review: "Lifesaver and back-saver. Happy to have found this. Easy to assemble. Can clean up my yard in under two minutes. I used to use a grocery bag and plastic glove (gross!) Couple of stars off for cleanup only. Gotta use bags. Any will do because they clip around the edges to keep the container clean. Keep in the garage for easy access. I give 5 stars!" —beautyandbrains

    Price: $17.95

    8. A vault pet storage container so you can keep your pet's food as fresh as possible. Plus, it's a great storage solution for those giant bags of pet food you don't know what to do with.

    The reviewer's image of the vault pet storage container with pet food and scoopers
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    Promising review: "These food vaults are a lifesaver. I buy large bags of dog and cat food to last throughout the month. These vaults keep the food fresh! They come with a scooper, are lightweight yet indestructible, and do not draw the eye in a negative way. I keep both vaults on the floor near the deep freezer. Once the lid is on the dogs forget it’s there which says everything you need to know (my doxies LOVE cat food). Do not tighten the lid too much when putting it on or you may have trouble getting it off later." —Kimber💘

    Price: $17.95 (available in three sizes)

    9. A clean step cat litter box that keeps your cat's paws and your floors clean by creating distance between them and the litter itself.

    A reviewer's photo of the clean set cat litter box in titanium
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    Promising review: "We have three cats. Two of them normally go potty outside but it has been an especially rough winter so all three have been using the litter box. This has been a lifesaver keeping litter in the box and not all over the floor. Plus it looks really cool. Also, one of our cats is older and about 20 pounds and he is able to use this just fine." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $29.23 (available in three colors)

    10. A ball launcher for playing quite the impressive game of fetch with your best friend without having to worry about your arm tiring.

    A reviewer's image of their dog with ball launcher classic in medium blue
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    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver, or arm-saver!! My dog loves to chase the ball and will do so endlessly, until she drops if I let her. If it wasn't for this Chuckit, she would be unhappy or I would have a very unhealthy arm and shoulder. Great dog toy!!" —Cindy

    Price: $9.92

    11. A Chuckit ultra ball, because sometimes when you're working you need your pup to stay preoccupied.

    A reviewer's German Shepphard with the chuck it ball
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    Promising review: "My Labrador Retriever is obsessed with fetching balls but he is also a chewer so these are a lifesaver." —J Gray

    Price: $5.18

    12. An dog life vest so you can bring your pup on all the adventures they desire, all the while keeping them safe.

    A reviewer's picture of their dog in the life vest in a kayak
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    Promising review: "One of the best life jackets out there! This works great for my 60-lb bulldog!!! If anyone knows bulldogs, most of them can not swim because they are very top heavy! One of the best things about this life jacket is the neck floatie. It holds my bulldog's head up while he swims so his head doesn't end up tipping into the water. (yes, that does happen) The handles on this are lifesavers too! I can pick my 60-lb bully up out of the water just fine by using just these handles. Definitely worth the money!" —Rebekah

    Price: $31.99 (avaialble in three styles, seven sizes, and three colors)

    13. An Outward Gound fun feeder that's perfect for the fast eater who needs to come up for air. It slows your pet's meal so they can digest properly, promoting good digestive health.

    A reviewer's dog with the bowl in purple
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    Promising review: "This bowl has been a lifesaver. After reading the reviews, I opted for the purple flower design since it had more crevices. I also got the large bowl even though she's a small dog. I need her to get one or two pieces of kibble and eat those before getting more, so I figured I could spread the food out more in the larger bowl. It's worked just how I imagined it. Her little tongue can only grab a few bits at a time, so she eats those and goes back in for more." —Kimberly

    Price: $8.05 (available in four sizes and five colors)

    14. A pair of pet grooming gloves for the pet owner that's always finding dander and clumps of hair around the house.

    The reviewer's image of the glove covered in blonde cat hair
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    Promising review: "Works perfectly and has cut back on the amount of hair I vacuum up. Big lifesaver." —Tibsy

    Price: $13.99 (available in two colors)

    15. A K9 Advantix formula for extra-large dogs, because there's no reason that you shouldn't try to protect your dog from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.

    A reviewer's image of their dog after treatment
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    Promising review: "Lifesaver! Cannot live without it!" —ShopAholic99

    Price: $15.98+ (available in four sizes)

    16. An extra-thick and strong pack of doggy poop bags so you'll never have to worry about being short on bags or ruining the rest of your walk again.

    A reviewer's image of the green poop bags attached to their dog's leash
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    Promising review: "I walk my very large dog every morning. In the morning he poops at least two very large poops. I tend to use the bags from my newspaper but I found I needed something with a larger 'mouth.' Boy, what a lifesaver. I have to pick up in the dark and very happy with this bag. I don't like the scent much but I should mention, I don't like any scents on the most part so I am a poor judge of this. Good bag. I am grateful." —Katrina L. Paradine

    Price: $6.99 (available in two sizes and two colors)

    17. A two-sided undercoat rake that gets rid of all your pet's fur buildup while maintaining their pristine top coat.

    The reviewer's brush full of pet hair
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    Promising review: "My sweet boy has long fur and a thick undercoat, this brush has been a lifesaver when it comes to fur around the house. After just one brush session he looks like a completely different dog, I can't believe how much fur came off of this brush, it looked like a second dog in my garbage can when I was done. I highly recommend this brush if your dog is a shedder and you're tired of emptying out the vacuum bag every time you use it." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $19.45

    18. A bark collar for the pet owner who's working on behavioral training and is committed to their pet's positive adjustment to their new habits.

    Reviewer's dog sitting with the collar
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    Promising review: "I LOVE this!!! My dog was quickly becoming an avid barker ! It was ruining our relationship (lol). This collar is a lifesaver. From DAY ONE his behavior was 75% better. Now, as soon as it goes on in the morning he becomes more passive and calm. Hopefully one day he won’t need it but for now it’s a miracle worker!" —Sue McNamara

    Price: $29.99

    19. A professional strength stain and odor eliminator, because even though your pet may be adjusting to their environment there's no reason you should have to sacrifice your home to the smell of urine.

    The reviewer's image of the professional strength cleaner in a white spray bottle
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    Promising review: "A LIFESAVER! Back in November my boyfriend and I finally got our own place together. Well we moved into a neighbor where there are cats. Everywhere. My male cat who is fixed is NOT happy with having cats near his window. He started not spraying but PEEING, like full on puddles, at our windows. Oh my god it was embarrassing. I could not get the smell out of our curtains and couch for the life of me and I wanted to die. I discovered this product and it has changed the game! It totally gets the smells out, smells nice although it’s very distinct, and works AMAZING every time." —KLK

    Price: $15.98 (available in two sizes)

    20. A pack of crunchy and soft cat treats so your pet can treat themselves, too.

    A reviewer's picture of the cat treats in their hand
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    Promising review: "My cat is totally addicted to these things and the subscription is a lifesaver!! I don’t know what is in these things, but my cat is seriously addicted. We can use them to call him in from wherever he takes off to outside. He has been known to ambush us as we walk by our bed if we don’t stop and give him some of his treats. There has been a couple of times where we had to stop giving them to him altogether as he wanted them so bad he would scale my closet trying to knock them down and get into them. For a cat who is very picky about what he is eating, his love for these treats says something." —SmallT0wngrl

    Price: $11.84 (available in four flavors) or Subscribe & Save for $11.25/month

    21. A leak-proof portable water dispenser that your dog will thank you for when you take long hikes together.

    The reviewer's image of their dog drinking out of the reusable water bottle
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    Promising review: "I just love it!!! Lifesaver!! Water comes out and when done press the button and leftover water goes back in the bottle. You can give a drink to your dog anywhere!!" —Sammie Goevert

    Price: $15.96

    22. A pack of Greenies natural treats for the pup who has sensitive teeth that also need a little extra cleaning.

    A reviewers photo of the bag of Greenies treats
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    Promising review: "My Yorkie absolutely loves her Greenies. Ordering the Greenies through Amazon was a lifesaver. Got a better price here than at the local pet store. And an extra bonus was that I have them on Subscribe & Save and am getting them even cheaper." —Joyce

    Price: $11.98 (available in eight sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $10.68/two months

    23. A reusable chew toy, because sometimes your dog needs to let off a little steam and better they do it on this chew toy than the leg of your couch. Plus, it's reusable so it's better for the planet.

    A reviewer's dog with the reusable chew toy in brown
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    Promising review: "Have a super chewer at home she is a 3-year-old Labrador retriever and loves to chew the squeakers out of everything. No toys last long in our house. This has been a lifesaver. She loves it so much and carries it everywhere with her in the house. We’ve got to thinking she would chew through the first but she has barely gotten some marks on it and loves it." —Sarah

    Price: $5.59 (available in four sizes and 15 styles)

    24. A pack of natural calming hemp training treats so you can have a stress-free and successful training session with your pup.

    A reviewer's dog being fed one of the hemp treats
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    Promising review: "These treats were a lifesaver when I was house training my puppy. Their small size allowed me to fit a handful in my pocket. I spent time in my yard walking around with my puppy and I'd give him a Zuke's Treat every time he went to the bathroom. He loved the treats so much he was trained to go to the bathroom outside in no time. Now I'm using the treats to train him to sit, obey basic commands, and do basic tricks. The treats arrived as expected and were very fresh. You could tell that they hadn't been sitting in a warehouse for months. I didn't try the treats for myself, but based on my puppy's reaction I'd say the treats flavor is excellent." —Aaron Green

    Price: $28.95 (available in two styles, seven flavors and three sizes)

    25. A pack of dog and puppy training pads that are perfect for soaking up unwanted liquids, whether that be a leak from your new puppy or a water spill.

    A reviewer's image of a single dog training pad
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    Promising review: "These pads are by far some of the best urine pads that I have used. They are super absorbent and my dogs do not tear these up after using them like they did with other brand pads. I put three down in the floor before I leave the house for 12-14 hours at a time and the urine does not soak through to the floor. My neighbors also let the dogs out when we work long hours, but inevitably they still have accidents almost daily and we cannot leave them outside. We have two elderly dogs and they cannot hold their urine for more than four to size hours at a time so these are floor savers, lifesavers and time-savers! We use Subscribe & Save and they are delivered every three weeks." —Mr &Ms.H

    Price: $15.99 or Subscribe & Save for $15.19/month

    26. A maximum strength joint supplement for large and elderly pups who are more prone to joint pain.

    A reviewer's image of the supplements in their hand
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    Promising review: "This had been a lifesaver for our elderly black lab. Before starting this we had to buy her a harness lift to help her up the stairs. She is 13 and could no longer come upstairs. It was making life difficult for her, as we live in a bi-level, so the only way to go outside requires stairs. It took about six weeks, but she suddenly started coming up the stairs unassisted again. We will be buying for the rest of her life (which we hope is a LOT longer)." —Batkph

    Price: $16.79 (available in three sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $15.95/two months

    27. A pack of wet Purina cat food because there's no higher priority than your pet's health, and with Purina, you can be sure that you're doing all your can to keep your furry friend in tip-top shape.

    The reviewer's image of the Fancy Feast canned wet foods
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    Promising review: "Lifesaver! My two rescue boys love this stuff. They always have crunchy, then twice a day they split a can of this, and a few snacky treats here and there ;) BratCat has birth trauma-induced feline A.R.D.S., and is now a gorgeous 4.5 years old. He has good days and bad, sometimes losing 15% of his body weight in 36 hours, which is very dangerous! I try to keep him strong enough to fight through each episode, and Gravy Lovers + Broths have saved his life more than once. Cost a few pennies more? Beats extra medical bills! Two paws way up!" —Vicat

    Price: $18.44 (available in three sizes)

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