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    30 Pet Products On Amazon That Will Help Solve Small But Important Problems

    From waterproof blankets to odor-eliminating cat litter, the products below will help you address some of the most common pet-related problems.

    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 waterproof pet blanket that's great for furniture that you really don't want to get ruined. Simply throw the cozy throw over your couch, chair, or wherever, and let your pets live comfortably without worrying about your upholstery.

    The plush gray and white blanket

    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).

    2. A heavy-duty extendable leash to cater to pups who like to run far and pull hard. The 16-foot leash is applauded for its tangle-proof design and sturdy construction.

    Reviewer walking dog at length with the leash

    Promising review: "This leash is working great. Our dog is a bit wild and can really put stress on her leash, so I tend to replace them after a year or two rather than wait for a leash to fail. The strap on this is wider than her previous leash, so I feel more confident it will hold up to her antics. I am 6' 4" and have pretty large hands. The handle is big enough for me to comfortably hold the lease without my fingers getting cramped, even with winter gloves on. The angle of the handle makes it very easy to restrain her without stressing my wrist. The brake button is larger than any leash I've previously used, and is very easy to use." –Grandpa Hobo

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

    3. A pack of perch covers that will increase your bird's grip while gently filing their claws, as well as giving them somewhere to clean their beaks. Just keep in mind that these are for large perches.

    The perch cover

    Promising review: "Thank goodness I found something my parrot will use to clean his beak with. He refuses to use the cuddle bone for anything but he will use these little perch sandpapers several times through the day." –Rhonda J. Myrick

    Get it from Amazon for $10.08.

    4. A booster seat so even the littlest pups can see out the window on long drives. The bucket seat attached to the car seat with a series of stabilizing attachments so your pup will stay safe, cozy, and happy as a clam on all car rides.

    The brown and white dog seat

    Promising review: "Works great and seems to be made of high-quality/durable materials. Sadie the Yorkie loves it as it allows her to see out of the passenger window and windshield of my Jeep Patriot without having to stand on the seat as she used to. It's adjustable so you can adjust the strap allowing it to be higher, or lower depending on you or your pup's preference. I purchased the medium size, Sadie is about six pounds and has plenty of room to lay in it, or stand on all fours within it. My only complaint is that I was not able to choose a color and received what I believe is the standard brown color. I would prefer a gray to match my car's interior." –Brandon Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in three sizes and colors).

    5. A paw-soother stick to keep your pet's footpads hydrated and comfortable — because, yes, dogs need moisturizer too! If your pup goes outside a lot —especially in cold weather — their foot pads can get super dry and cracked, which can be painful. This remedies that.

    A before and after of using the paw soother

    Promising review: "My dog has hyperkeratosis of her paws and after researching, I read about the paw soother and decided to purchase it and give it a try! It completely reversed her paws to being soft again! After putting it on, I normally put her shoes on until it completely absorbs so she doesn’t leave sticky paw prints everywhere. I also don’t have to worry about her licking her paws afterward since it’s all natural. Love it!" –Helen

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    6. An activated-carbon aquarium insert so your fish's habitat stays squeaky clean. The odor-absorbing insert can be used in tanks between 10 and 30 gallons, and works wonders at keeping discoloration at bay.

    The gray aquarium insert

    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+ (available in three sizes and two options).

    7. An adorable Adidas-inspired tracksuit for pups that constantly catch a chill. The comfy tracksuit features cutouts so you don't have to worry about them staining it every time they go to the bathroom.

    The yellow and green tracksuit

    Promising review: "It looks exactly as pictured and the quality is even more than what I ever imagined for the great price! My pup is a 13-month-old Lab Terrier mix and he is 47 pounds. My advice for dressing your larger dogs would be to start with their hind legs move to the torso and button the suit, do front legs last!!! Enjoy your suit we are enjoying ours!!! #MUSTBUY" –Ember Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $9.78+ (available in eight sizes and 10 colors)

    8. A pack of easy-to-use stain-removing pads to clean up pet accidents in a pinch. Whether it's pee, poop, or vomit these pads — which you just have to lay on top of the accident — will work wonders.

    The pads

    Promising review: "These things are AMAZING. They are magical. If you have a pet who has accidents in the house, these are a MUST-HAVE. After your pet has an accident, all you need to do is open up the packet, place the pad on the accident spot, and then step on the pad to release the magic formula. Leave it there for at least a half an hour or up to 24 hours. Why the discrepancy, you might be asking? Because these pads work on DRIED STAINS. Holla!!!! My puppy has been driving me bonkers with accidents in the house, but I don't sweat it any more thanks to these pads. They are seriously miracle workers and I will always have a supply of them in my house going forward." –Lisa Koivu

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two assortments).

    9. A donut-shaped dog bed that's super convenient for pups who like to be perpetually snuggled. The bed features high bolsters that are great for propping your pup's head up and for making them feel cuddled in a warm embrace.

    the brown fluffy bed

    Promising review: "My 7-pound Chihuahua, Ricky, has forgotten about all the other choices of beds in the house after this bed entered the scene! He's in it as I write this. When you first take it out of the bag, it is new of course so it's pretty fluffy, your pet may tumble over a little bit until it stabilizes and takes to his/her shape. After that, you're golden. It's soft, deep, and dark, just like they want it! You should get it, in fact, get two, so you don't have to keep taking it from one room to another all the time like I do. I'm ordering another!" –Pawesomegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in two sizes and 16 colors).

    10. An odor-eliminating spray so your home won't forever smell like a potty. In addition to eliminating persistent pet odors, the spray lifts stains on the spot. AND, it actually prevents pups and cats from squatting in the same spot — a blessing, really.


    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pods, I saturate the area with Rocco & Roxie's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/two months).

    11. An Exo Terra thermometer that will keep your lizard's habitat at the perfect temperature at all times. It attaches to the side of an aquarium and lets owners easily see just how toasty it is in their reptile's home.

    The colorful aquarium thermometer

    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.

    12. A pet hair-remover so you can easily pick up after your pets. The easy-to-use hair-lifter ensures you'll never sit in a pile of dog or cat hair again.

    The red and gray pet hair remover

    Promising review: "I have owned many devices from handheld sweepers to sticky tape to help keep my house as hair-free as I can. It is somewhat of a challenge since I own four hairy dogs. Since I purchased the Kurgo Shed Sweeper it has made removing hair from bed covers to couches to dog beds much easier and more successful. The sweeper will allow you to sweep all the hair easily in one pile and then be picked up by hand or vacuum. I have actually purchased three more since my first so that I can have a Kurgo Sweeper in every corner of my house." —Tat

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    13. A reversible messenger bag to tote around your anxious pet. This roomy bag is great for pets with separation anxiety, as it lets you carry them around wherever you go. And don't worry about them jumping out. The bag comes with a security clasp that keeps them safe and secure.

    The coral-colored reversible messenger bag

    Promising review: "Never thought I’d be 'that person' who goes around with her dog in a purse. Ever. Then I brought home a 6-week-old old Jack Russell Terrier who cannot be left home alone or go potty where stray/strange dogs may have been until she’s fully vaccinated, so here I am. And now I get why I see those people with their dogs in a purse. It’s far more comfortable than I expected. I think the sling shape and the cushioning if the straps make it less stressful on the back and shoulders — just make sure you use the leash provided with a harness." –proudpolicewife

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in five colors).

    14. A cat litter scoop with slots so that you don't keep wasting loads of litter when scooping out waste. The slots are big enough to sift out extra litter, so you'll only have to remove the solid stuff — effectively making your litter last a whole lot longer.

    The pink cat litter scoop

    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, non-clumping 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).

    15. A car seat cover to protect your upholstery while still letting your fur babies come along for the ride. The waterproof hammock seat cover hangs between the front and back seats to fully protect the fabric in your car.

    The black waterproof seat cover

    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 $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    16. A dog carrier backpack that comes in super handy for pups who get tired easily. The roomy, water-resistant backpack is comfortable for people and pups alike, so you won't mind carrying your fur baby on your back on long walks and hikes.

    The red and blue backpack

    Promising review: "This backpack dog carrier really lived up to my expectations. It is well-designed (the folks at KURGO really put some thought into the design), made of durable materials and functional. I have a 10-pound dog, and he’s able to get in and out of the carrier on his own. It’s roomy enough for him to lay down and look out the mesh panels, or sit and stick his head out of the zippered opening. The padded back and adjustable straps make it comfortable to wear. There are plenty of storage compartments for my gear and his things as well. Two weeks in and I have absolutely no complaints. This carrier seems like it will definitely hold up over time, and one I’ll continue using." –NENG

    Get it from Amazon for $134.99 (available in two colors).

    17. A collapsible water bowl so you're always prepared to hydrate your fur baby. The leak-proof bowl folds up super compactly and is great to have on hand whether for a day at the dog park, the beach, out on a hike, or even on long car rides.

    The gray and green collapsible dog bowl

    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.

    18. A mug-shaped paw cleaner that makes cleaning your pet's paws easier than ever. The mug is filled with soft bristles that gently and effectively remove all dirt and debris from your pet's paws. All you have to do is fill it with water, et voilà!

    The paw cleaner mug in action

    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 sanity and 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 $19.99+ (available in three sizes and four colors).

    19. A cozy harness to lead cats and pups who have trouble with yanking and pulling on walks. The padded design will keep them comfy while giving them a little less control.

    The flamingo-printed blue harness and lead

    Promising review: "I am fostering seven puppies and their mama and wanted a way to start leash training the babies but none of my existing harnesses were small enough. This one is perfect because they can not wiggle themselves out of it. I love the flamingo print for summer time, my dog has a palms bandana so they look very cute walking together, too. The mesh is nice and breathable, which is important right now with the hot summer weather." –Kerri

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A pet ramp so your pet never has to struggle to get into or out of the car. The ramp is adjustable and can hold up to 400 pounds, so it works for pets of all sizes.

    The extendable pet ramp

    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 backseat of a truck or something higher than a car so I hope the picture helps." –Dustin

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    21. A two-door pet crate for animals that get anxious at the vet or on long trips. The top access is often easier to put pets in and out of when they're feeling especially frantic.

    The top-access pet crate

    Promising review: "Just got this today, I finally got something better suited for my large cat. We are a military family so move often and this will work great for our upcoming move this summer. I was having a hard time finding something I liked, was a decent price and big enough but not too big. I was skeptical about ordering this, afraid it may be too small or end up with the wrong bolts as many reviews stated but everything worked out great. I can't say exactly his weight but i know he's about 15 lbs, he has plenty of room to stand up and turn around if he'd like, with some toys. He's never had a crate before but surprisingly seems to like it, I have it left out for him to come and go as he pleases so when it's time to shut him in maybe it won't be so traumatic (He has a very hard time traveling!) Love that the top opens up as i know that tends to be easier to use when they are a bit panicked (like at the vet). He's 7 years old and set in his ways so I'm glad to see he's taken a liking to it. I'll post some pics to hopefully help others with size questions as i found photo reviews the most helpful for me."–Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    22. A grooming rake so brushing out your pup's undercoat is never a hassle again. The best-selling rake has rotating teeth that gently remove loose fur from the undercoat, which means no unnecessary tugging on your part.

    The result of the grooming rake

    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 $11.89.

    23. An anti-fungal spray that will address any funky growth or discomfort on your pet. It's infused with aloe to gently soothe any rashes, hot spots, paw ailments, and more.

    Before-and-after of dog's paws gradually improving from infection

    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.

    24. A liquid tartar remover to keep your pup's teeth pearly white. Think of it as mouthwash for pups. All you have to do is pour some in your dog's bowl and allow them to drink it up — easy peasy.

    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." —Bacon Pancakes

    Get it from Amazon for $12.57 (available in two sizes and three flavors).

    25. A fleece-lined puffer coat for pups who are constantly cold. The convenient cut-out design even comes with a hood, so their ears will stay warm, too.

    The red and white and black and white coats

    Promising review: "These little jackets are so cute for my pups. Time will tell how they hold up but for now, this was a great purchase to keep them warm for the fall going into the winter." –J. Monique

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in seven sizes and three colors).

    26. A high-heel-shaped plush toy that works wonders at distracting pups from chewing on real shoes. The small, squeaky toy is a play on designer pumps, so it's great for fun photo seshes, too.

    The leopard-print high heel chew toy

    Promising review: "When I saw this adorable shoe I wondered if my Yorkie would have the same passion as I do. I was right this is her favorite toy! It looks exactly as the picture and made durable." –Constance Weber

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five styles and two sizes).

    27. A box of clumping cat litter so you don't have to sift out pet waste by hand. It may seem simple, but trust me, being able to easily remove waste will save you time and exposure to a smelly pet potty.

    The blue-boxed clumping cat litter

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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.54.

    28. A box of teenie Greenies to keep your small dog's oralcare in check. The doggy dentist-approved treats are so tasty, your fur baby will actually enjoy eating them.

    The teenie treat in comparison to the larger treat options

    Promising review: "I really want to know what's in these things, because of all the treats my 6-year-old Poms have ever had, these are by far the ones they would literally kill me to get. They aren't a substitute for brushing, but they can get you to where you only have to brush a few times a week vs. every day. Most importantly, though, is that your dog will probably do anything to get one of these things. I have a prissy dog for whom food has never been a great motivator for training. But she will roll over or do just about anything when she hears the word 'Greenie.' It's a little alarming, actually. Totally out of character for her, which makes me wonder what kind of doggy drug these things contain!" –Knex

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $29.44/month; available in eight assortments).

    29. A set of pet food storage containers that will save expensive dog and cat food from getting stale. The stackable containers are airtight and come on wheels, so it makes storing pet food easier and more convenient than ever.

    The pink-topped food storage containers

    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 $24.49 (available in five colors).

    30. A 90-count pack of disposable pet waste bags so you can always be responsible and pick up after your pet. Best of all, these bags are made with baking soda to neutralize smelly waste until you can get home and properly throw it in the garbage.

    The blue pet waste bags

    Promising review: "These bags are a perfect size for cleaning out my cats' litter boxes. Also, it does a great job of keeping the smell contained." –JavaDragon

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

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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