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    29 Pet Products From Amazon That May Not Be Exciting, But Are Incredibly Useful

    From a showerhead designed specifically for pets to a waterproof pet blanket, ahead you'll find more than two dozen goodies you'll want to add to your cart.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Waterpik pet wand pro shower sprayer attachment to turn any old shower nozzle or hose into a pretty darn professional pet bath. The slightly arched wand is designed to contour around your pup's body so that they get sprayed down as effectively as possible.

    Reviewer's dog getting washed with shower attachment while in bath
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    Promising review: "Owners of long-haired/thick-coated breeds: This is what you've been looking for. I've waited over 20 years for this and have used everything from custom heads to kitchen wash heads. The water flow from this even at low pressure (40 psi) is excellent, adjustment on handle are well thought out, and this WILL get right through a thick undercoat." –Animal Doctor

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in two options).

    2. An extra-large cat litter scoop that makes sifting through your cat's business easier than ever. The plastic scoop has big holes so that free litter can fall back into the pan while clumps of poo stay contained.

    Reviewer's cat next to the scoop holding little pellets
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    Promising review: "I never thought I'd be leaving feedback on something like a litter scoop, but I really am happy with this purchase. I had purchased some OkoCat litter (the paper pellet, nonclumping kind) and I quickly discovered my standard kitty scoop was too small to properly let the pellets through. So, after trying unsuccessfully to find a larger scoop in town I tried this one.

    I have to agree, even seeing the measurements, it simply doesn't prepare you for the behemoth that is this scoop. I feel like I could fit a quarter of the entire litter pan into the bowl if it were solid. But, the wide circular holes are absolutely perfect for letting the large litter through while keeping the poop contained. Occasionally a really small turd might slip through, but I can usually just catch it and roll it against the side of the scoop for disposal. I'm really happy with it thus far, but I haven't had it all that long." –CasualOtaku

    Get it from Amazon for $5.33 (available in four colors).

    3. A collapsible water bowl to ensure you're always prepared to help your pup rehydrate. The leak-proof bowl folds up so tiny that it's a cinch to bring it with you wherever your next adventure leads you.

    The water bowl
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    Promising review: "Serves its purpose. It's a collapsible water dish that you can fold up and stick in your pocket. When placed upside down on a Cabbage Patch doll, it doubles as an ugly chef's hat." –Unbiased

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    4. A Paw Plunger paw cleaner that might seem like the simplest thing ever but will actually be quite life-changing. The mug-like container is lined with soft bristles that, when filled with water, gently remove any dirt or mud from the pads of your pup's paws. No more muddy paw prints throughout the house!

    Reviewer photo of their dog's paws going from muddy to clean
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    Promising review: "Best money I've ever spent on a dog with feet. We have a Goldendoodle with curly hair and large paws, and a brand-new yard on the coast that is 95% sand. Our new veterinarian, upon hearing me whine about the situation, recommended I buy this product because she uses it with her own dogs. From the first time I used it I was sold! It looks like one of those oversized water jugs you can get at a convenience store, with a fitted insert for paws and legs. I stuck my hand (and my kids') inside to try it out and the bristles inside are very soft, and will not hurt sensitive paw pads. I wish I'd found this years ago; it would have saved my floors many times over. I've already recommended it to my friends and family with dogs who understand the struggle." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    5. A three-pack of activated-carbon aquarium inserts so your fishy's home stays nice and clean, with no discoloration in sight. It's designed for tanks between 10 and 30 gallons and helps to prevent against odor, too.

    The aquaraium inserts
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    Promising review: "This is a great filter, and we use these carbon inserts whenever needed. Have found for our small tank (10-gallon freshwater/one male betta) the bio inserts do the job on their own most of the time. But the carbon is especially nice for cleaning the water after using medications in the tank. Have also found that the carbon is great for helping control that 'fishy' smell. So, although we don"t use these inserts all the time, this product is very handy to have around for occasional use. Highly recommend!" –Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $4.67+.

    6. An Exo Terra thermometer to keep your lizard's environment at their preferred temperature. By attaching it to the terrarium, you can keep a close eye on your scaley friend to gauge how comfy they are.

    Reviewer photo of the thermometer
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    Promising review: "Seems to be working the way it should, and sticks great to the side of the terrarium. Would buy again, great price also compared to PetSmart. One downside I have noticed, it only comes with one sticky pad. So, if your 16-year old decided to take it off like a dingleberry, uh...good luck getting it back on." –Camarogril

    Get it from Amazon for $3.93.

    7. A grooming rake that will make grooming your furry friend easier than ever. The best-selling rake has rotating teeth that gently remove loose fur from the undercoat without snagging hair in the process.

    Reviewer's husky next to a huge pile of fur
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    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. 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

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. A bag of Greenies oven-roasted chicken flavored treats to give your cat the royal treatment. Not only do the tiny treats taste great, they're designed to keep their teeth in tip-top shape, too.

    The treats
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    Promising review: "My cat is so obsessed with these. He acts like a crazed kitty when I even stand anywhere remotely close to the cupboard where he knows I keep them. And they really have made a noticeable improvement on his plaque buildup above and beyond his daily tooth brushing alone. My cat loves them so having them in bulk is never bad, and the container is a great size/shape so, once empty, it might make a nice container to reuse for any variety of things... if the plastic is BPA-free, which is doesn't say. Well, off to email the company again and ask." –Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $2.34+ (available in four sizes).

    9. A pet ramp so your pet can get in and out of vehicles (and other places) just as easily as you can. The adjustable ramp can support up to 400 pounds, despite weighing a mere 13 pounds itself.

    Reviewer photo of the pet ramp being used by German Shepherd to get out of car
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    Promising review: "This is perfect for my 120-pound German Shepherd. His joints get sore after running all day and jumping up in the back seat of my truck is a little rough on him at times. The grip feels like sandpaper but I'm sure it will be effective even when wet. The rubber feet make it very stable even with a heavy dog going up and down. It is also very stable using lengths in between the max and minimum length. It's nice not having a fixed length because of the different areas it will be used to get him in and out. I didn't see that many reviews of people using it for the back seat of a truck or something higher than a car so I hope the picture helps." –Dustin

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    10. A box of Febreze-scented kitty litter to keep your home (and your fur baby's bathroom) smelling fresh. The litter is designed to clump when soiled, which makes changing the litter much less of a hassle.

    The box of litter
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    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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.54.

    11. An anti-fungal footpad spray so your pet's paws will no longer be a source of discomfort for them. The antibacterial spray is made with cooling aloe and works wonders to heal hot spots, cuts, and scrapes.

    Reviewer of their dog's paw chapped and then smooth
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    Promising review: "I have a cat who I took in from the streets with ear mites and a yeast infection in his mouth. That yeast infection traveled to his skin by him licking it, and he had many 'hot spots' and even though he had no fleas, he constantly itches even after the ear mites were gone. He is scared of the spray sound, so I spray it into my hands and I lathered him all around his head, ears, neck, and all the hot spots a couple of times a day for about three days. It's been a couple of months, the issues are gone and he is finally growing more than just his undercoat. This is so worth it. Now he's back to being a weird little happy cat." —J. Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    12. A Petmate two-door pet crate to help your pet feel as comfortable as possible on vet visits and while traveling. The airline-approved crate is a fan-favorite for its double-door design that allows for easy pet removal in tense situations. No more scratches and snarls when you can sneak in from above!

    Reviewer photo of two cats in their crates
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    Promising review: "Having just adopted brother and sister kittens that are so adorable they deserve nothing but the best, I chose the Petmate two door top load pet kennel. When the two kennels arrived I felt like I had won the lottery. There are so many to choose from and I wanted one that was safe, secure, and attractive and the Petmates checked the box on each level. To get the 5-month-old kittens used to the kennels, I put them on the floor, side by side, with the front doors open. It only took minutes for them to look them over and decide to walk inside. The side-by-side kennels reminded me of travel trailers (which they are in the end) so we call the space they occupy the 'Trailer Park.' The kittens are often in their 'trailer homes' napping and I feel sure when I need to take them to the vet's they won't be as spooked as if it was brand-new. I heartily recommend you consider this product and the bed as well." –Everett

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    13. A stackable pet storage container that will make storing your fur baby's food and treats more organized and accessible than ever. The two-compartment plastic container comes on wheels, so you can easily move it from one place to another. And, since it comes with a scoop, it even improves the pet food serving process.

    Reviewer photo of the pet storage container
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    Promising review: "Super easy to assemble! Took less than two minutes as you just have to pop the wheels in. We washed it before putting food in it but it didn't have a strong plastic smell or anything like that. The wheels don't really roll, they drag unless you apply pressure on the container as you push. This isn't really a problem as ours will stay in one place but the wheels are a nice touch. We got our pet's name in a vinyl decal which was the perfect touch!" –Ashley M

    Get it from Amazon for $18.74.

    14. A box of 36 grain-free Greenies so you can easily cater to your pup's teeth. The ultra-tasty treats don't fully replace brushing, but letting them snack on them daily definitely reduces how often you need to — as well as how often you'll need to visit the doggy dentist.

    Reviewer photo of the treat resting on the dog's snout
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    Promising review: "Our dog has a lot of allergies. And I mean A LOT of allergies. Allergies to things like grain, grass, and normal life, but these have always been there and never caused allergic reactions to my sweet boy. He loves them so much!" –Ruth Henderson

    Get it from Amazon for $18.91 (or Subscribe & Save for $17.96/month; available in three assortments).

    15. A stain and odor eliminator spray to keep your home looking and smelling clean. The fast-acting spray can dissolve even the most stubborn scents and discolorations — phew!

    Reviewer's before and after of carpet stained and then clean
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    Promising review: "I've tried Nature's Miracle advanced formula and This Rocco & Roxie formula. Rocco & Roxie works every time. It completely eliminates the odor. Not only does it work for cat pee but armpit odor removal in shirts, too! Rocco wins against the other brand. It crushed the competition!" –Katherine Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/month).

    16. A liquid tartar remover that's a great addition to any pup's oral care routine. Pair it with the Greenies above and you're guaranteed to take fewer visits to the vet. That's because the remover is pretty much mouthwash for pups. Just put it in their bowl and let them lap their way to pearly white toofers.

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    Promising review: "My dog's molars were turning black and he had a ton of buildup on his canines. In the photo (above), just imagine everywhere you see slight yellow, instead covered in black and brown gunk and hard plaque. His gums were beginning to look inflamed. And, of course, his breath could kill a horse. After one week of constant use (a cap full for every bowl of water) you could see an obvious difference in tooth color. I was blown away. (Why can’t human mouthwash do such a good job on our teeth?) After three weeks, his molars were almost completely clean. After a couple months of use, the plaque on his canines was soft enough to brush some of it off, which was totally impossible before. Plaque covered the canine approximately 70%. Obviously that's no longer the case. I don't know what insane solvent this is made of, but it keeps his gross mouth clean as a whistle. Now I don’t have to worry about my picky princess mutt losing his teeth because he can’t be bothered to chew anything." —BaconPancakes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39 (or Subscribe & Save for $8.92/two months; available in two sizes and three flavors).

    17. A car seat cover so you can bring your pups along without having to worry about them making a mess of your back seat. The waterproof seat cover is a fan-favorite among reviewers — and for good reason! It features a hammock design that extends between the front and back seats to keep your pet in one, fully-covered space while out on rides.

    Reviewer photo of two dogs sitting on the seat cover
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    Promising review: "Today was the first time I used this. I have a 2017 Ford Escape, it covered the seats completely and as you see I have two nice size dogs. The quality is great. Nice thickness so you really don't have to worry about any dampness or dirt going through. Easy to put in too! I really like it a lot. I think the only small downfall is that the fabric has an odd smell, but I'm sure a little air freshener will help that." –Maria McKinney

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. A de-shedding tool for cats to keep their fur looking and feeling its best. It comes in long and short hair models so you can pick a tool that won't snag your pretty kitty's fur.

    Reviewer photo of the cat brush collecting lots of fur
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    Promising review: "Our cat is a pain in the butt when it comes to brushing him. It is more a pain to brush his fur and get the undercoat. I've tried a bunch of different products that claimed to do what this brush did. Maybe a little bit of fur, but nothing like this after 20 minutes of brushing. No pulling and he loves it. Easy to clean the hair off with the push button on the back. I like the safety cover to keep it nice and clean. I have already recommended to a dozen friends." –Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.94 (available in four styles and two sizes).

    19. A joint support chew that will make achy puppers feel relieved over time. Formulated with anti-inflammatory glucosamine, the chews help alleviate aches and pains by internally lubricating the joint. Reviewers applaud them for their effectiveness for older doggos.

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    Promising review: "My 12-year-old mutt has arthritis and had knee surgery. This is a great product and really makes a noticeable difference in her ability to move around (no more groans), run, play, and go on walks again. It began working quickly—about a week of use and saw noticeable differences with full improvement after a few weeks. I followed the dosing guide on the back of the package and she had no digestive issues (she has a history of a sensitive tummy with grains especially, so I really limit her treats to single-ingredient items that I know are safe, but this item — even w/multi-ingredients — has been safe for her." –The Jeshkes

    Get it from Amazon for $39.00 (or Subscribe & Save for $37.05/month).

    20. A bag of RawBoost cat food toppers to make your kitties scurry in excitement at meal time. The meaty little boosters add a savory addition to any plain kibble and can even be used on their own as treats.

    The raw toppers
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    Promising review: "My two cats LOVE these treats — little puffy bits of freeze-dried chicken (their fave) or other tasty flavors. I first bought the Instinct Raw Boost dry kibble on the recommendation of my neighborhood pet shop owner. The boys liked it better than the cheap stuff. They loved the boost bits so much, they'd dig those out first, and then they'd get all disappointed when there wasn't any left. They'd poke around and look up at me like those big-eyed cat posters. It was excruciatingly funny. Next time I was in the store, I saw a package with just the treats, and what a revelation it was! I still buy their kibble, but I buy the treats to sprinkle on or use to get them to do tricks for me. We'll be joining the Cat Circus soon... or the astronaut program. We haven't decided yet, but we're training hard! Miles recommends these as the perfect post-catnip munchie. Mingus prefers the natural high of devouring them sans nip." –P. Colley

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four flavors and three sizes).

    21. A four-month supply of flea prevention for your small cat so they'll be protected against any critters trying to burrow into their fur and skin. The pre-measured application tubes are waterproof 24 hours post-application and are designed to protect your cat against pests for up to 30 days.

    The flea prevention
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    Promising review: "I am a firm believer in the Advantage II product. We have four cats, two of which require the small cat dosage. Living in the flea capital of the world, it was just a matter of time before my fur babies got fleas. They are indoor/lanai kitties. We tried many natural remedies, again all of them failed. Alas, we stumbled upon Advantage II, and we have been flea-free ever since! This medication does not prevent or treat ticks. But if all you are concerned about is fleas, then I highly recommend this product!" –Ktk

    Get it from Amazon for $43.98 (or Subscribe & Save for $41.78/two months; available in four different doses).

    22. A Petmate double-door wire crate that will come in handy in your home and while traveling. It has a budge-proof precision lock system so your pet won't be able to finagle their way out unexpectedly.

    Reviewer photo of a cat in the crate
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    Promising review: "It is impossible to transport my cat anywhere in a carrier. He’s a sweet cat but turns into a demon in the carrier trying to get out. Last time he actually made his teeth bleed by pulling on the carrier door so vigorously. I thought I would give the crate a try thinking that he would be calmer if he could see out around him. It was a miracle fix. Two totally different cats! My cat was great in this crate. He didn’t even meow. It was the perfect size for him. I love that it has two doors (one on the top and on the side), so you can choose which makes the kitty more comfortable. I have no idea why this cat is so much happier in this crate than a carrier, but it made a huge difference for us!! Highly recommend!" –Douglas F. Pendleton II

    Get it from Amazon for $33.69+ (available in six sizes).

    23. A pack of chicken nesting pads so your feather babies have a cozy place to call home, too. The pads are made with ultra-thin wood shavings, so they're cozy, not hard. And don't worry, they won't give them a splinter in the bum.

    Reviewer photo of content looking chickens on the pad
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    Promising review: "The chickens love these. I love them because it stays dry unlike straw which can mildew easily. And because it grabs onto itself so well, it doesn't fall out easily like straw or pine shaving. It keeps the eggs from hitting the hard wood — I do mix in pine shavings to bulk it up a bit. They can pull it and move it around easily after you do a little fluffing when you stick it in their boxes." —Amazon Hansen

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $34.95.

    24. A six-pack of poop bags to do your deed as a good neighbor and actually clean up after your pup(s) on their walk. The blue bags are infused with baking soda so that you won't have a stinky trail following you on your walk home with the poo-filled bags.

    The poop bag holding a large amount of poop to show strength
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    Promising review: "The plastic is a good weight for the job. They're thin enough to be easy to tear off, thick enough to contain the waste without accidentally breaking. I highly recommend this product to any dog owner. They are printed on one side with the Arm & Hammer logo and the suffocation warning. The other side is plain. There is occasionally one that isn't sealed properly, out of a whole roll. In about nine years of using them, I encountered only one bad roll. Never a whole package that was bad. These are much better quality than bargain brands or even others I bought at Petco." –Cat D

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three assortments and two colors).

    25. And! A pooper scooper so you can easily scoop up after your pet if the idea of getting hands-on with their poo is a tad too much for your liking. The swivel scooper can be lined with a bag and then just scoop it on in.

    The Pooper Scooper
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    Promising review: "I love this so much that I do not foresee buying any other ones to compare it to. But here is what I love: It seems very sturdy, I've been able to do the job every four to five days with only the one fill-up and with a 60+ pound pup, that still gets a tad heavy. My favorite thing about this scooper is how I can attach regular grocery store bags to the little slots on the outside. Keeps the whole process neat and tidy and I don't have to buy any kind of special bag to make that happen. I know a couple of reviewers had mentioned otherwise, but it really couldn't be simpler. Unless this whole contraption were metal, I don't see how it could be improved. And in that case, I would expect to pay quite a bit more, so I'm very happy with it as is." –Squirrel717

    Get it from Amazon for $17.94.

    26. A squeegee-like pet hair broom that works wonders as sweeping up after your shedding pets. The broom can be used as a squeegee or flipped over for rubber bristles. Whichever option you choose, you can look forward to cleaner floors — carpet, hardwood, or otherwise — around your home.

    The rubber broom collecting fur
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    Promising review: "Within three quick minutes of using this, I had a disgusting pile of hair and dirt scraped from the surface of my 7x10 area rug. WHERE HAS THIS THING BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!? Then I decided to try the carpet in our bedroom. It was a little bit tougher to 'sweep' but equally effective. And finally, I decided to use the squeegee side, dry, on our wood laminate flooring just to see how it worked. Within three strokes I had dirt, hair, and the tiny irritating kitty litter sand granules piling up on the floor. Amazing! I was giddy. I wouldn't hesitate to give this 6 stars if I could!" –R. Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    27. A bag of Feline Greenies Pill Pockets so feeding your cat their medicine won't be as much of a process. Simply stick the pill inside the little indented treat, squeeze it together, and let them enjoy what they believe to be nothing more than a tasty snack.

    Reviewer photo of pills next to treats
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    Promising review: "These Pill Pockets make life so much easier! Saves a twice a day fight! It only takes a second to place the pills inside and pinch shut. My cat loves the treat! In five months he's only managed to get the pill out of the treat once but I think it was the end of the bag when the treats may become less moist. Be sure to seal the bag well after using to keep the treats as fresh and pliable as possible. I can fit about two small pills max into each treat." –Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49 (or Subscribe & Save for $6.17/month; available in two flavors and two sizes).

    28. A waterless cat bath that will make cleaning your cat easier than you likely ever thought would be possible. The foam formula cleanses and conditions fur all without having to dunk them in a bath. Think of it as dry shampoo foam for your cat.

    Reviewer photo of cat looking clean
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    Promising review: "Okay. My cat, despite getting bathed frequently, still manages to smell like a combination of mouth, belly button lint, and floor. I bathed her with this tonight and she smells like a spring baby. I can't stop huffing her soft head. I didn't think it was possible to love her any more, but I'm a changed man. This stuff rocks." –J. Ham

    Get it from Amazon for $6.35.

    29. A waterproof pet blanket so your fur baby can get cozy as can be without any fear of them accidentally ruining your furniture or blankets on top of them. The sherpa-lined blanket is so cozy, you might try to steal it for yourself.

    Reviewer photo of dog cuddled in blanket
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    Promising review: "Our sweet little bitty loves her warm plush blanket. The color is as expected, the texture is ultra-soft; great quality! The water proof is a plus!" –Brian V.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.43+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

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