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    29 Pet Products From Amazon That Are Just All-Around Smart Purchases

    Everything you need from grooming tools to better ways to reduce dander and uncleanliness.

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    1. A treat tote that is perfect for the pet owner on-the-go who needs to transport their pet's goodies with them. It holds up to a cup of treats and has a clip-on feature, making it ideal to hook on belt or pants loops for easy access.

    The reviewer's red treat tote clipped onto their jeans

    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. I can't imagine using more treats than this bag holds in one training session. A dog can only focus so long, you know. Our family has several of these bags now and they are the only ones we continue to use." —Cherilyn

    Price: $5.99+ (available in two sizes)

    2. A FURminator grooming rake for anyone who's constantly finding balls of hair around the house. It has an ergonomic handle for easy usage and metal teeth so it removes tons of hair from your dog's undercoat, while leaving their topcoat looking clean and pristine.

    The reviewer's husky with a pile of hair from the furminator

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this thing 7 stars, but 5 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. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier." —pvfjr

    Price: $10.70

    3. A food storage container, because all pet owners should know the joy of *not* having everything they own smell like dog food. It has airtight storage to lock in freshness and a simple lid design for maximum ease and accessibility.

    The reviewer's dog with the white food storage container

    Promising review: "I am so pleased with this purchase and highly recommend it to all pet owners!" —Tyler

    Price: $29.74 (available in six sizes)

    4. A swivel rake and bin poop scooper with scented bags so you can make what is easily the most annoying part of pet ownership as easy as possible. It has an extended reach and convenient swivel design, making it an ideal purchase for those who like to keep their pup's poops at arm's length.

    The reviewer's poop scooper in black

    Promising review: "I really like this handy scooper. It makes a very icky job much easier to handle." —Kelly Eldred

    Price: $17.95

    5. The Greenies Pill Pockets that makes giving your dog their medicine something they'll actually look forward to. Its intuitive design makes instructions superfluous so you won't waste any time with getting your pet what they need.

    The reviewer's picture of the inside of the pill pocket bag

    Promising review: "Our dog LOVES Them, Gone in an instant! My dog doesn't know what to make of a pill, so just thinks it isn't food and isn't interested. Wrap it in this and it is gone in an instant. I don't think he has yet realized that there is a pill inside after a year using these." —Tiger

    Price: $7.98+ (available in three sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $7.12/month

    6. A travel dog bed for maximum comfort and security for your favorite fuzzy friend. It's super lightweight, portable, and easy to clean. What could be better?

    The reviewer's dog on the gray side of the travel bed

    Promising review: "I may not be the typical purchaser but I hope this review helps someone. I bought this for my dog who has cancer and is at the vet A LOT. This has brought him a ton of comfort. When he has to stay he has his bed. I love that is easily portable, lightweight, and washable. Recently we took to using this bed at home because he simply loves it so much." —YourLightShines

    Price: $22.24 (available in five sizes)

    7. A slow-feeding bowl, because meal time doesn't have to be so mundane. It promotes healthy eating by slowing down the process, allowing your pup time to digest and avoid upset tummies.

    A reviewer's dog with the pink hound fun feeder

    Promising review: "These dog bowls are amazing! My dogs had gotten into a competitive eating thing all of a sudden and the younger (4-year-old) and a much bigger one (80-lb ridgeback) started eating so fast she vomited every meal. I bought these to force her to slow down. I got three different shapes so I could switch them out to keep eating a challenge which is good mental stimulation for dogs. This completely solved the eating-too-fast problem." —Rachel

    Price: $11.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors)

    8. An outdoor shower grooming tool so you can keep your beloved pet from tracking mud inside the house. It's dishwasher-friendly so you can keep your favorite gadget from getting that weird mildewy smell. Plus, it's perfect for after the beach, a long walk, or hiking trip to get your pet's coat back into shape.

    A reviewer bathing their muddy dog with the clear outdoor shower grooming tool

    Promising review: "We have three Aussies who find mud in drought. Works great on any bottle we tried it with. Also terrific for muddy or overheated children!" —J. W. Ramsden

    Price: $11.95

    9. A no-spill dog travel bowl that is perfect for car rides and anything of the like. It's incredibly simple, effective, and efficient to use.

    The reviewer's dog with the blue no-spill dog travel bowl

    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. He has kidney failure, so needs extra water than a normal dog might and he is always thirsty. This was the perfect option, it doesn't slide around, and didn't spill. He has even stepped on it and it barely splashed. Perfect. Totally recommend." —Siena

    Price: $12.99 (available in two colors)

    10. A no-pull deluxe dog harness for the doggie that needs to develop their manners when it comes to pushing and pulling. It has a chest loop for more efficient walking that doesn't cause you or your pup stress or strain.

    The reviewer's dog using the ocean colored harness

    Promising review: "This harness has been a godsend. We purchased a size large in the ocean color for our Irish red and white setter, Teddy, who tends to pull quite a bit, especially if there are birds around. This harness deters him from pulling. It has been very effective and it is wearing well. We haven't 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: $20.95+ (available in four sizes and colors)

    11. A seatbelt tether, because there should be no greater priority than keeping your pup safe. It's incredibly easy to install and prevents distracted driving to keep both you and your furry loved ones safe.

    The seatbelt tether in orange hooked up to the seatbelt holder of a car

    Promising review: "I can honestly say this product works since I just went through a car wreck with my dog strapped in. My dog is completely fine today. Highly recommend this product. Have two of these for both cars. Remember to always buckle up your pet!" —Melissa

    Price: $10.00 (available in seven colors and two sizes)

    12. A dog chew toy so you can keep your pet preoccupied and gnawing on their own toy rather than your furniture or other belongings. It's safe from splintering and is perfect for both outdoor and indoor usage.

    The reviewer's dog gnawing on the dogwood chewstick

    Promising review: "My bulldog loves these wooden chew toys. A few months ago she started acting up and eating the wood siding shingles off the house and part of our Jacuzzi deck. We would fix it and it would happen again. She had a lot of toys so we knew she was not just bored. I asked our dog trainer what to do and he suggested we give her sticks as toys since she seems to like chewing wood. We tried that, but the sticks would get broken or thrown away by the gardeners. So, 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 Customer

    Price: $5.99 (available in four sizes)

    13. A stuffing-free squeaky dog toy that reduces mess by taking the tearing factor out of things. It's made to retain its shape even when punctured so you can get the most use out of your dog's new favorite toy.

    The reviewer's dog chewing on the small monkey squeaky toy

    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 squeakers 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!" —mattbakerrr

    Price: $6.39 (available in three sizes and styles)

    14. A pack of puppy pads for the pets who sometimes have accidents inside the house. They're incredibly absorbent and perfect for crate training, or simply if you have to leave the house longer than your pup's bladder would like.

    A reviewer's image of the puppy pads in charcoal

    Promising review: "f you’re on the fence about buying these, please don’t be! I almost didn’t buy these because they seemed too good to be true and overpriced and boy was I wrong! Long gone are the days where you pick up a dripping pee pad 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. During a rainstorm, we found out we had a leak in our RV and used these for that too! They are completely worth the money and I will be buying this brand only from now on!" —Annabeth Hartford

    Price: $6.99+ (available in eight sizes)

    15. A pet hair remover because there's nothing better than a clean home, especially if you aren't used to it from having pets around all the time. It's reusable, simple to use, and allows you to pick up pet hair from even the hardest-to-reach of places.

    Reviewer pulling fur out of the removal tool with five-star caption "was hesitant but works great!"

    Promising review: "I've had it in my possession for like two hours and I've cleaned everything. The couch, the blinds, the cat tree pad, the chair, I'm obsessed. I feel like this thing should win an award for being so awesome. " —Meowser

    Price: $24.95

    16. A three-pack self-cleaning cat litter box so you can make sure your pet has the most clean and tidy environment possible. It has odor control and leak protection to keep your cat's litter from smelling and causing a mess, as well as safeguards to keep your cat healthy by providing a tidy environment.

    The self-cleaning litter box with blue litter crystals and its originally packaging

    Promising review: "I read the reviews on PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box and it seemed promising. Our 3-year-old cat took to it immediately. It has immensely lightened the burden of being a cat caregiver. I change out the litter once a month. Best of all, the litter box has lasted several years and it's still going strong." —db2000

    Price: $48.95 (originally $54.99)

    17. A bag of Wellness natural grain puppy training treats that are perfect for breaking that scratching or barking habit. They're thoughtfully designed for young dogs so all of the ingredients are made to protect and support digestion.

    The reviewer's photo of one of the treats compared to a coin

    Promising review: "The ingredients are quite good with lamb and salmon being the first two. These are quite healthy and small enough that they won't pack on the pounds even if I give my dog a few a day." —PattyT

    Price: $4.04 (available in three sizes and two flavors) or Subscribe & Save for $3.84/month

    18. A dog toothpaste for people who like to have all their bases covered. If we learned anything from our pediatricians, it's that taking care of your oral hygiene now will pay off later. Why shouldn't the same concept apply to your pets?

    The reviewer's dog licking the white bristled toothbrush

    Promising review: "I read a lots of reviews on different brands and decided on this one. GREAT IDEA! There is no bad odor, if anything, it's odorless. My dog loves the flavor of it too. He actually sits when he sees me getting the toothpaste out because he thinks it's a treat. We just started using it two weeks ago and have already noticed an improved on some buildup on his back teeth. Recommend!" —Nikki_D

    Price: $4.99+ (available in two sizes)

    19. A container of hip and joint soft chews made from human-grade ingredients and said to promote healthy joints so they can alleviate pain for pets suffering from arthritis and other ailments.

    A customer holding the hip and joint soft chews container

    Promising review: "After reading the reviews on this, I gave it a try. I am SO thankful I did. My pup still has arthritis, it doesn't make it go completely away but she is no longer our weather (storm) indicator. She just overall seems happier and in less pain. I would recommend to anyone who has had to watch their pup in pain. Oh and on top of everything else, she LOVES the taste!!" —Carmen

    Price: $9.05 or Subscribe & Save for $8.60/month

    20. A pack of ear cleaning wipes designed to help stave off infection and keep your pet's hearing in perfect condition. They're made from an advanced veterinary formula that's gentle enough for your pet and effective enough to get the job done.

    The reviewer's image of the ear wipes in their green and white container

    Promising review: "Excellent product to keep your dog's ears clean. Icky, black/brown wax builds up in my Mercy's ears. She used to whine, paw at her face/ears, and shake her head ferociously. We use these to avoid that and to keep from having to go to the vet for antibiotics and medicine. These ear wipes keep her ears clean so that she doesn't get those infections. Mercy hates the ear medications from the vet, but she submits to these. The wipes are cold and wet, but she gets a treat after and feels better. Plus, they smell so clean!" —Amber Werner

    Price: $12.99 for a pack of 100 or Subscribe & Save for $12.34/three months

    21. A portable pet gate that's perfect for keeping your pets quarantined to certain areas of the house. It's portable, easy to install, and allows for different shaped doorways with its extendable feature.

    A reviewer's white puppy gate being with the extendable feature being used

    Promising review: "This was purchased to prevent our small puppy from going down the basement stairs. It was easy to install and worked fine. It is also easy for adults to step over, which is a plus for me. Unfortunately, after seeing the cats go over it several times, she began to try and go over also. We moved it to a different doorway where the cats are not interested in going and it worked, again." —Shirley Mac

    Price: $19.99

    22. A stain and odor eliminator for severe messes that need a miracle to clean up. It also discouraged further soiling and leaves a light scent in replacement of the yucky smell that had previously been there.

    Promising review: "My dad just bought a camper and could not get the old dog smell out. He removed the bed that built-in and under it looked like a dog had been using the area for a bathroom. There was dog poop everywhere. I sprayed this stuff on it and let it sit for 10 minutes. Afterwards, I went back with an old handheld dish scrubber, sprayed again, and scrubbed it. The stuff came off like a breeze. The whole carpet had old poop stains on it and it took them all out!! It took me 45 minutes, including sit time, to clean the entire camper carpet. The camper smells like new." —Tina S.

    Price: $8.49 (available in three sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $8.07/two months

    23. A set of nail clippers because if you have a nervous dog who will barely let you near their nails to begin with, an electric clipper certainly won't do. It also includes a safety stop to prevent from cutting nails too short and a hidden nail file for polishing.

    Reviewer holding the nail clippers

    Promising review: "I am really excited about all the features on these puppy nail clippers! It has a locking mechanism to prevent accidents and also has a special metal guard on the backside to keep you from clipping the nails too far. I didn't even notice it at first, but there is a built-in nail file that slides conveniently into the handle! These are sharp enough to get the job done right on the first try. These clippers arrived on time and even came with a coupon." —Cara

    Price: $19.95

    24. A pack of calming chews so your pup can rest easy no matter what the situation. It's perfect for the anxious pet who gets stressed in new environments, when traveling, or when left alone.

    Promising review: "This product works very well on my very hyper 10-month-old Husky!! He needs good calming for bedtime, car rides, and sometimes going to doggy daycare overnight!! Kicks in pretty quickly and lasts through the night!!" —Mel

    Price: $29.96 for a pack of 150, or Subscribe & Save for $28.46/two months

    25. A hotspot and itch relief spray that is an essential item for the pet owner whose dog always seems to be itching. Whether it's allergies or a hot spot, this product is designed with anti-inflammatory rapid relief to help offer your pet some freedom from itching and newfound comfort.

    The reviewer's pet's foot before and after use of the spray

    Promising review: "My poor Scout was suffering from horrible paw itching and they were so red and inflamed! I couldn’t find anything to work, until a neighbor said look up hydrocortisone spray for dogs. Well, this is the one I picked and though he still has some healing to do this is a great side by side of what 2.5 weeks makes with this product! I spray 2x a day on his paws until wet and off he goes." —turboaddict

    Price: $8.96 or Subscribe & Save for $8.51/months

    26. A protective inflatable collar for the pet who is always coming home from the vet. It's both scratch- and bite-resistant, making it an ideal purchase for your dog who's always getting into something new.

    The reviewer's dog in the blue inflatable cone

    Promising review: "I am so happy I bought this product! My dog got spayed and cone was just not working. She absolutely hated it and could hardly sleep. So we explored other options and came across this product. It’s basically a travel pillow for dogs! It stopped her from licking her incision but also looks super comfy!" —Susan McGowan

    Price: $11.88 (available in five sizes and two colors)

    27. A pet water fountain because remembering to drink water isn't just difficult for humans. Its stimulating nature makes it great for enticing your fuzzy friends into hydrating and it's super quiet so your pet will be the only one distracted by it throughout the day.

    The reviewer's pet drinking out of the blue water fountain with floral design

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mom's cat because he loves running water. Her cat loved it so much so I bought one for my cat. It’s been out of the box for five seconds and he’s already drinking from it. It’s so cute! Very quiet. And holds a lot of water!" —Den93011

    Price: $26.99 (available in two colors)

    28. A folding metal pet crate so you can sleep and potty train your dog with ease. It's collapsible and has a folding door for easy access. Plus it's designed with your pet in mind to keep their paws from getting trapped and for maximum comfort.

    The reviewer's dog sitting on top of the black crate with the sliding door open

    Promising review: "It's built quite well, my second dog dragged his bed on top of this crate so he can bunk with his brother and look out the window." —Goran K.

    Price: $28.99 (available in six sizes)

    29. A pair of pet grooming gloves that will keep your pet's hair off your couch before it has a chance to get there. It's as simple as petting your animal and letting the grooming brush on the glove's palms do the rest.

    The reviewer's dog with a mound of hair that was removed by the grooming gloves

    Promising review: "These gloves work wonders for my long-haired German Shepherd puppy. My puppy is 11 months old and sheds like crazy. The gloves are perfect because my puppy does not like being brushed by those rough brushes and tries to bite them. With the gloves she doesn't care as much." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $13.99 (available in two colors)

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