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    20 Pet Products With Before-And-After Pictures That Deserve Two Paws Wayyy Up

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    1. Nose drops to help provide some sweet relief to your cat's runny nose, sneezing, congestion, and sinuses.

    On the left, a reviewer's cat looking like its eyes and nose are running, and on the right, the same reviewer's cat no longer with running eyes and nose
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    Promising review: "This product came yesterday and we saw immediate results with our 15-year-old cat. She has had a chronic condition for several years — labored breathing, constant sneezing, and thick snot she tries to clear from one nostril. Our vet has told us that in old cats this condition is fairly normal and there is no 'magic bullet' that will treat it effectively. Yesterday we put five drops of this product in her wet food and she immediately stopped sneezing and blowing mucus. She seemed far less stressed and her breathing appears to be far less labored. We gave her a second dose yesterday afternoon and then another one this morning. In that time she has sneezed only once or twice...when before she was sneezing dozens and dozens of times each day. She is not blowing mucus...when before her nose was running constantly. I hope it works for your cat as well as it appears to be working for ours." —JHO

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    2. A bird cage cleaner and deodorizer to quickly get rid of bird droppings, and give their cage a fresh scent, all without the yucky residue other cage cleaners may leave behind.

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    Promising review: "This works quickly and easily to clean bird poop off of all kinds of surfaces. I spritz it, leave it for a few minutes, then wipe right off! Way better than the soaking, scraping, and scrubbing I’ve always had to do. So much easier! Especially on the wooden perches, and my window sills where my birds love to sit. It has a very nice, clean smell that’s kind of plant-y and very fresh. Awesome for bird lovers, so glad I gave it a try and won’t go without it from now on!" —Leah

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    3. A cat dander spray infused with oat flour and aloe vera to condition your kitty's dry skin and help reduce flaking.

    On the left, a reviewer's cat's fur with white specks of dry skin, and on the right, the same cat's fur now clear of the specks
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    Promising review: "We have an overweight cat that has trouble grooming her back. She was so full of dandruff and greasy fur that I hated petting her We took her to the vet, and he thought it was allergies. We tried prednisone for a while, and it was clear she was less itchy, but the dandruff remained. The vet suggested different food, so we switched to a different flavor (different ingredients) in the same line, and there was no change. Our poor girl looked miserable. We decided to try a bath, but she's 13 years old so we knew she wouldn't enjoy it. While looking for a shampoo for her, I came across this product and decided to try it before torturing her with a bath. After the first application there was a huge difference! After the second application, her dandruff is GONE. We spray her down and then brush her. She is so soft and shiny! She finally looks healthy, and feels good to pet." —Amber Steele

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    4. A pet ear cleanser for a painless and easy way to treat your fluffer's dirty ears so they 1) don't suffer from infections down the line, and 2) can REALLY hear all the compliments you want to give them.

    On the left, the inside of a dog's ear looking dirty, and on the right, the same ear looking clean and dirt-free
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    This is, of course, free of harsh chemicals and cleaners!

    Promising review: "My husband and I just adopted our cute puppy, Winston, from the Humane Society. When we adopted him, his ears were unfortunately pretty dirty, but after we used this ear cleaner today, his ears are so clean!! I'm so amazed at everything it managed to get out. Our puppy's ears look so much better now! I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a dog." —Jerome F

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A wood polish that'll make it look like all those scratch marks never even happened and Fido has been using the doorknob this whole time.

    before: scratched up door after: no scratches
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    Promising review: "I honestly can’t believe how well this stuff works. Like magic it restored pet claw- AND pet water bowl-damaged wood all over my house. I am amazed at the results. Thank you! (This is NOT a paid review.)" —Nicole Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47.

    6. A dog paw cleaning device to keep Spot's feet squeaky clean, because you can't exactly put hand sanitizer on a dog. (Seriously, do not do that.)

    before: dirty paw during: paw in front of bristled tube after: clean paw
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer who likes to dig, a mini golden doodle who is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy who is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.54 (originally $19.99; available in three sizes and six colors).

    7. A container of oatmeal paw butter that'll soothe and relieve your dog's cracked, dry paws. Its eco-friendly formula is pH-balanced so it's safe for cats, even if licked or swallowed. *seriously considers licking it myself to see if it really tastes like oatmeal*

    A dog with one paw dry and cracked and the other smooth
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    Promising review: "I've tried everything on my Australian shepherd's paws. He licks his paws when they get dry which makes them drier. The vet told me to use coconut oil, he just licked that off. I don't think he liked the taste of the paw butter so he left it on and by the next morning, I saw a significant improvement." —C. Castro

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

    8. An ear treatment to clean your pet's ears of buildup, and prevent inflammation and irritation. All the better for them to hear you tell them how much you them love one million times.

    four pictures of a dog's ear going from red and gooey to looking much healthier
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    Promising review: "My dog has had chronic ear infections for years now. Every other month or so she’d get an infection and $200 later we’d have meds from the vet who confirmed what we already knew. I finally decided to give an unprescribed treatment a try and it worked AMAZINGLY. Followed the instructions for a week, and her ear is completely healed! Much easier to pay $20 as opposed to $200 when you get the same results! I highly recommend." —Fromal16

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in three sizes).

    9. An ultra effective handheld vacuum that'll suck up the seemingly endless supply of pet hair in your home.

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    Promising review: "Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That's why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a cotton swab. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out (above)! Of note — the 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left-behind hair!!! And the 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I've NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI." —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    10. An electric pet shaver to make trimming so easy, you'll feel like a professional dog groomer. Reviewers say it's quiet so it won't spook your nervous pet.

    before: furry dog after: hair with short crop of fur
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    Promising review: "These grooming clippers are amazing! I have a small yorkie who use to be a pound puppy and was always scared when she got groomed because of the sound. But after purchasing these clippers my dog is extremely calm. They are indeed quiet, not extremely loud like most pet clippers. Makes giving her a haircut very easy. Beautiful set and comes with everything included. When I ordered it, it was really fast delivery and I am extremely happy with this order. If ever we need this product in the future I would buy it again." —MinimalArt

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. A cleansing wrinkle cream that'll wipe away your squishy-faced dog's tear stains with ease.

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    Promising review: "AMAZING!!! My baby has wrinkles on top of wrinkles. This product has saved him! He was rubbing his face so hard on things to scratch in between his wrinkles that his whole face would break out and get irritated and his tail pocket gets so yeasty, red, and irritated. I put this product in every little crevice he has. It is soooo amazing!! We don’t ever travel without it! I will forever buy this product. Lifesaver!" —Heather Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $20.72.

    12. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement so your itchy dog can finally find some relief. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aide digestion, and promote healthy skin. Bonus: They add a nice shine to your dog's coat.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats... he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97.

    13. An antibacterial toothpaste that's safe to swallow and doesn't smell weirdly meaty (it's vanilla mint!). It's important to keep those chompers fresh and clean.

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    Promising review: "I write this for Pabu, a Shih Tzu. The vanilla mint flavor disappeared for a long time and Pabu would refuse all other flavors. This arrived yesterday and he went right for the first link. Happy breath and dental care again. Woo-hoo!" —Mikah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.67.

    14. A medicated dog shampoo to manage dandruff, mange, and fungal/bacterial infections. This paraben-, dye-, and soap-free solution will help soothe your pet's itchy skin.

    before: dog with flakes after: dog with no flakes with caption 8 days after third shampooing
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Naturally, because of the ingredients, it has a strong smell. However, it does seem to leave my dog's skin feeling dry and provides good relief for her poor itchy skin. My dog Molly is a 9-pound mini dachshund whose little chest makes contact with the grass all the time so her skin gets itchy and irritated. I’ve been bathing her regularly with this shampoo and it is giving her some relief. No more greasy, flaky skin. Her skin and fur is now dry and soft." —Climbyourarms

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two sizes and styles).

    15. A nail grinder that's 47% off (!) and a little easier and gentler than the traditional clipper. Gone are the days of having to use both hands to clip and praying you didn't cut too short.

    before: dog with long nails after: dog with cleanly cut nails
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    Promising review: "My older dog (15) has been suffering with long nails for some time. It's affected her ability to walk, and she's always falling. I've taken her to the groomer, tried to clip them myself, taken her walking and none of that helped. I even took her to the vet and had them put her under anesthesia to clip her nails. That didn't do much at all and they recommended I not do that often because of her age. So I got this and hoped for the best. I am beyond impressed and thankful! In one session this has made a huge difference. My dog didn't move or jerk around like she normally does. She just laid there and let me take care of her nails. I could not believe it When we were done and she got up to walk, I could no longer hear the loud tapping on the floors. She is gonna have to get used to walking normally again." —georgiadiva2k

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    16. A snout soother to help moisturize your dog's crusty nose. You hate chapped lips, so your dog definitely hates having a chapped nose.

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    Promising review: "Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol's repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn't work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some black magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    17. A super effective fish tank light so you can see every dang inch of your aquarium.

    before: tank with darkish lighting after: well lit tank
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I spent a LOT of time researching reasonably priced lights. I have used a couple of other lights on various tanks and this light is by far the best one I’ve used to date. I’m so happy I finally decided to make the purchase. No more shadowy dark corners and my fish even seem happier too. I attached a photo to show the difference, but the photo still doesn’t do it justice." —HEATHER B.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    18. An antifungal and antibacterial spray that uses the power of aloe and vitamin E to help with skin infections caused by fungus, bacteria, or yeast, and work on relieving itching and hot spots.

    Irritated hot spots on a dog before using the spray, and the dog looking healed and happy after using the spray
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have been struggling to fix my Rhodesian ridgeback's yeast/hot spot problem areas for months. Tried switching foods which worked for a little while and then the yeast spots came back with a vengeance. Ordered a few different products (probiotics) which did nothing for our pup. Within two days of using this spray her yeast spots/hot spots and fritos smell are gone! I can't believe how fast this spray worked. She went from constant licking/scratching/biting at her underbelly and paws to completely cured. So happy we found this product!" —SpaFan

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    19. A doggie blow-dryer with a flexible hose and two heating settings to give your dog a Farrah Fawcett-level blow-out, no grooming appointment needed.

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    Promising review: "As mother to two nasty pugs, I can safely say this dryer has changed our lives for the better. They don't appreciate it as much as I do, but my olfactory system has priority over their funk preferences. I love the heating feature, and it does get pretty warm. It also has a knob to tune the blasting power, from 'dainty breeze' to 'holy smokes it blew the Chihuahua over.'

    I've used it three times a week since purchasing it in late 2017, and it is still going strong. My favorite grooming device." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $79 (available in two colors).

    20. A Levoit air purifier to suck up all that pet hair and dander that's surely floating around your home. Both you and your pets will be able to breathe a little easier.

    A clean filter and dirty filter side by side showing the air purifier's cleaning power
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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this machine! I have five dogs, four of those are large and this little machine does WONDERS to control the dust and hair problem. I used to have to dust my furniture at least two times a week but now, once a month or every three weeks is perfect. I highly, HIGHLY recommend it." —tracie

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in three sizes).

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