29 Things From Amazon To Help You Solve The (Few) Annoying Things About Your Pet
Say goodbye to stinky litter boxes, dirty paws, endless shedding, and more pesky pet problems thanks to these products.
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car seat cover if you're sick and tired of vacuuming up clumps of your dog's shedded fur after every car ride. It's also water- and stain-resistant, so it'll protect your car seats from any messes your dog might track in.
Promising review: "We love these! We have bought two for the front and one big one for the back of my hubby's Subaru to save it from the mounds of Bernese Mt Dog fur that builds up. Also, our dogs can chew their frozen peanut butter bones on them and we can just throw the covers in the wash. The color is very nice – a light warm tan/khaki/beige with orange trim – true to the pictures. The pockets and seat belt holes are great! Sizing is perfect and they were super easy to install with very clear pictorial instructions. My hubby and our doggies are happy! Win-win!" – Genevieve L. Hannon
Price: $51.99+ (available in two sizes and seven colors)
cat scratcher board to keep your cat occupied so they can finally stop clawing at your poor couch and coffee table.
Promising review: "I have six cats and we use these corrugated cardboard scratchers to keep them from scratching the furniture. When I saw the price of this one, I was skeptical because they are usually much more expensive but I ordered two anyway. It also comes with a small packet of catnip. You sprinkle the catnip onto the scratcher to entice your cat and it does work. My cats took to it immediately. You can also turn it over when your cat destroys one side so you really get twice the use." – Terry
Price: $7.18+ (available in four styles and five patterns)
grooming slicker brush that removes those pesky mats and tangles in your pet's fur and leaves behind a shiny, healthy coat. The easy-to-grip brush reduces pressure on your pet's fur so they might actually look forward to getting brushed.
This brush is intended for curly, medium, and long coats.
Promising review: "Using for our 85-lb oh-so-shaggy goldendoodle. It has changed our lives for the better! No more mats with the regular upkeep and it will save us from having to take him to the groomers and ending up with a shorn pup. Definitely a great purchase for those with shaggy or blended coat type breeds. My fellow doodle owners will understand!" – R. Langshaw-Simon
Price: $13.85+ (available in two sizes)
curry comb featuring molded rubber teeth and a comfortable handle that's easy to hold even when your dog is moving around and being skittish during grooming time.
This brush is intended for dogs with short and medium coats.
Promising review: "I've purchased many, many dog brushes over the past 28 years but have NEVER used one like this, I am VERY PLEASED with its performance! I have a Boston Terrier that, of course, has very short and close to the skin hair so I have a hard time getting the old hair to come off of her with a boar bristle or wire brush. Being that the area used on the dog is made of rubber is perfect for short haired dogs (and probably cats also), it really attracts the old hair and it comes right out in 'rolls' of hair! I could not have anticipated it would work this well! My dog also hates to be brushed but when I started using this on her she stayed put and actually was happy to have this used on her! When I was done, she started jumping at me and was so excited like when she plays so I brushed her more without any problem! PERFECT. Wish I would have found this YEARS ago!!!" – Pamela K.
Price: $4.38 (originally $6.65)
A can of
Nature's Miracle litter box odor destroyer that keeps your cat's litter box dryer and cleaner, and therefore less stinky. Finally, no more holding your nose whenever you come in range of their litter box!
Promising review: "This has been great! In my small apartment with three cats, it has always been my goal to completely eliminate the smell of litter (and kitten unmentionables) so that when a guest walks into my home, they don't know we have cats/ Well with the help of this Nature's Miracle deodorizer, not one person has EVER noticed, mentioned, or complained about a cat-smelling home... Since I started using these, I haven't been embarrassed by the 'your home smells like cat pee' comment that is so common in small multi-cat homes. Even when we leave for a couple days, our home is still odor-free. I swear by it!" – Mallory JM
Price: $6.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $6.64/month)
slow feeder dog bowl to keep your fast-eating pup from gobbling down all their food in five seconds flat. The intricate design forces them to slow down, therefore preventing that unwanted bloating, gas, and vomiting that comes with fast eating.
Promising review: Our puggle Ike, he's been gulping his food down since he was 8 weeks old. It used to take Ike maybe 30 seconds to gulp down 3/4 cups of food out of a regular bowl and then he'd go back and repeatedly lick out that empty bowl two or three more times. I guess he needed to make sure he truly didn't miss any of his kibble, LOL? Well, with these Slow Feeder Bowls, Ike now takes about eight minutes to eat his food and he doesn't go back for second and third empty bowl licks either! Initially our puggle didn't like the bowls, but he's accepted them now and he's not gulping too much air when he eats, which means he also doesn't burp or pass as much gas either! And most importantly, he hasn't thrown up at all since we've been feeding him out of the slow feeder bowls." – Kryptonarie
Price: $9.13+ (available in three sizes and six designs)
A pack of
Greenies natural dental treats with a toothbrush-like shape that actually cleans the gum line, which fights plaque and tartar. Meaning the next time your dog comes up to your face, they won't knock you out with their bad breath.
Promising review: "These were recommended to us for our dogs to help with oral health and tartar buildup. We haven’t been back to the vet since she recommended these so I cannot speak for how the effect tartar buildup but one of our dogs has terrible breath. When I started giving these to them regularly, her breath improved. When I forget to give these to them a few days in a row, her breath smells horrible again. So I definitely recommend these for dogs with bad breath." – Megan Soileau
Price: $27.59 for 24 treats (or Subscribe & Save for $26.21/month)
A set of
waterproof dog booties to keep your dog's paws from getting damaged due to rough surfaces, hot pavement, or sharp thorns. With these on, your dog can roam free and you can relax knowing they're protected.
Promising review: "Awesome booties. These babies stay on. She runs, jumps and does everything she normally does except, she can't scratch if needed. (Just gonna have to wait, that's all.) Bought a size 6 for my 50-lb. girl Pitty. She's small but solid. Live in NW 'burbs of Chicago. We walk a couple of miles a day. Our neighborhood has no side walks. When it sleets or snows, road salt is an issue. As most dogs do, she likes to off road it, so it's in the snow, on the street, repeat. These keep her paws from getting packed up with snow and salt. Initially, it's kind of a hassle getting them on, but it gets easier. If you buy them, put them on your dog in the house and let figure them out. And strap 'em down good." – earshplitten
Price: $28.99 (available in seven sizes and two colors)
dog and cat automatic feeder that you can preprogram to dispense food throughout the day in case you always work long, unpredictable hours. Reviewers says that this automatic feeder is impossible to break into, so you don't have to worry about your pet overeating during the day.
Promising review: "My cat is a little chubby would wake the whole house in the morning, and bully people in the house to be fed in the afternoon. This feeder has helped him disassociate his feeding with people, so that he is less of a jerk. He now takes a nap or just waits within earshot of the feeder when hungry. It did take him a bit to get over the motor noise when he first heard the tray rotate. This made him tentative when first approaching the bowl, but he got over it after a while." – John Soukup
Price: $24.90+ (available in a two-meal or five-meal feeder)
microchip pet feeder that only opens when your cat with the assigned microchip approaches. This is great if you have a multi-cat household and one cat likes to be a jerk and steal food from the other.
Promising review: "At first, I thought these were a little overpriced. After all, it's a cat food feeder, right? Turns out, after a week of use, these are worth every penny. I have three cats. One is a diabetic and I just learned that one is starting to have kidney problems. Food for these two situations is completely different. The diabetic can't eat the renal food, and the one with the kidney issues can't eat the diabetic food. These feeders work well and seem sturdy. Most of all, they allow me the peace of mind to know who is eating what without having to stand over the three of them all the time. As all of you know, that's an impossibility, especially when the cats like to graze and you have to go to work." – Amazon Customer
A packet of
peanut butter-flavored Greenies Pill Pockets with enough room to hide large capsules when it's time to give them their medicine. Yes, your dog is adorable, but they're also super easy to trick!
Promising review: "We have been using these for several years. Simply mold one around the tablet or capsule and our dogs (3) will gobble them down without noticing they are taking medicine. They are very moist and malleable but not greasy. Can't personally attest to their flavor, but they have our dog's seal of approval. Be sure to seal them well as they will otherwise dry out a bit making them susceptible to slight crumbling. The capsule size have sufficiently encased/disguised every size pill or capsule our dogs have been prescribed." – EMH
Price: $7.98+ (or Subscribe & Save for $7.58/month)
A packet of
ear wipes designed to get all the gunk that builds up in your dog's ears, which will help prevent them from getting infected.
Promising review: "We ordered these ear wipes to help clean our golden retriever's ears; these were so nice for her ears! I really think the aloe and eucalyptus was very soothing because she scratched her ear open and had some minor open cuts from an ear infection that she had. Not only do they smell fresh and soothing, but they really cleaned her ear very well and I could tell that she feels so much better after I clean them. This is definitely a great product and I recommend to keep this on hand to keep your dog's ears nice and clean." – Luis n Dee
Price: $11.04 (or Subscribe & Save for $10.49/month)
A box of
extra-large dog poop bags from Earth Rated in case your dog leaves behind A LOT to clean up. These strong and thick bags make picking up your dog's mess as pleasant as possible.
Promising review: "The selling point to these bags is the size. I have a golden retriever who well... leaves mammoth-sized gifts and I live in an apartment and I am a responsible dog owner so I purchase these. Actually just purchased my second box yesterday. I love these bags. I went through several varieties before I discovered these and they are well worth the cost." – xayekim
Price: $11.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $11.39/month; available in lavender-scented or unscented)
aquarium fish tank glass scraper that scrubs off all that built-up algae in between tank cleanings. It has a magnetic handle that you operate from outside the tank, so your hand stays dry and clean.
Promising review: "Love this handy little gadget! Great magnetic that cleans the tank very well! It does take a couple of passes but our tank is sparkly clear now! I bought the smaller size and it works perfectly for our 150-gallon tank. I turned the job over to my teenage daughter and she pulled up a chair and went to work! She really looked like she was enjoying herself!" – Veronica Hatton
Price: $6.99+ (available in three sizes)
adjustable dog harness if your dog tends to pull and tug on their leash whenever you take them for a walk. This will keep them from choking themselves and it'll make controlling your dog on walks so much easier.
Promising review: "We bought this harness for our two Boston Terriers. They were driving us crazy with all of the pulling and we are older and worried about t getting hurt. We had harnesses but they were not helping anything. We decided to try Rabbitgoo and it has made a huge difference! They barely pull anymore and we have so much more control. The Rabbitgoo harnesses have totally changed how our dogs walk. We are not worried about falling anymore because there is no more struggling to control the dogs. We saw a change immediately. I would recommend these harnesses to anyone wanting to end the constant pulling." – Melinda J. Simons
Price: $16.98+ (available in four sizes and nine colors)
A pack of
Nature's Miracle litter box scrubbing wipes that effectively gets off all that caked-on debris and eliminates any lingering odor. Cleaning your cat's litter box is never pleasant, but these wipes make the experience a little less grody.
Promising review: "If you are looking to save yourself time while cleaning up after your cats, these wipes may impress you. We have two litter boxes to clean and after I dump out the litter into black garbage bags, I use these wipes to clean the inside of the litter boxes. It takes three wipes per box to do the job. They are also the giant sized litter boxes so you may need less wipes for smaller ones. I noticed that they left no scent on the boxes and actually seemed to neutralize odor very well. Cats can be very sensitive to scents in their boxes so I'm glad these work as promised. Happy cats! Happy me! Less work for sure!" – The Rebecca Review
Price: $8.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $8.54/month)
cat litter scoop with an extra-large bowl design so you get out as many turds as possible with each scoop. The oversized holes allow litter to sift out while keeping all that gross stuff in the scoop so you can throw it out easily.
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." – CasualOtaku
Price: $5.33+ (available in four colors)
A bottle of
stain-and-odor eliminator that you should always have on hand in case your massive four-legged friend leaves a massive mess on the carpet.
Promising review: "We have three large dogs, and our house is constantly either full of fur, dog toys, mysterious puddles, vomit from yesterday's trash excavation, or your bi-monthly bout of explosive diarrhea. If you're hesitant on the price, which I was at first, your desperation to remove your carpet of brown and yellow spots will be rewarded by giving this a try. When I tell you this stuff is MAGIC IN A BOTTLE, I'm not exaggerating. Vomit, urine, diarrhea, butt juice. I know what you're thinking...'What the hell kinda dogs do they own?!' R & R got all of it out of the carpet. I'll say it again...MAGIC IN A BOTTLE. $20 for magic? Do it. We will never buy another product again for as long as we both shall live. Or at least as long as we have carpet." – Benjamin Poon
Price: $19.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/month).
Promising review: "OMG! I love this thing. Why didn't I replace my 15-year-old vacuum cleaner years ago? This Bissell cleaned my bedroom carpet in one cleaning. I have a Boxer dog, and while she does not shed a ton of hair, the Bissell sucked up five times more hair than my previous Eureka. My carpet looks new again. I can't believe it. I love that it has no bags. Saves money. Easy to remove and dump in the trash. I like the longer-than-normal extension cord. The swivel is a great feature to get into corners and hard-to-get places. It comes with about five different attachments for sofas, corners, walls. Great price. Great product. Highly recommend!" – Eugene Choo
A packet of
plant-based compostable dog wipes to keep your dog fresh and clean in between washes. They're great for cleaning up muddy paws, crusty faces, or dirty bums.
Promising review: "OK, so it might be a bit much to say that I’m ‘obsessed’ with dog wipes, right? Wrong, they are just that good. I’ve tried so many dog wipes but none compare to these. The wipes are extra damp (and stay that way even after opening) which means one wipe goes a long way. They also smell great, have a thick feel, and are hypoallergenic. I have a dog who has sensitive skin and we use these wipes after walks to get rid of allergies. Game-changer. Try them out. You won’t be disappointed!" – I Only Shop Online
Price: $8.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $8.54/month; available in lavender or unscented)
elevated dog bed if your dog insists on staying outside, even when it's 100 degrees outside. The elevated bed promotes better airflow, which keeps them cool in the heat.
Promising review: "I purchased my first Coolaroo Elevated Dog Bed over six years ago for my 50-poound soft-coated Wheaten (purchased the Medium size). This bed has LASTED! I've been impressed and am purchasing two more for both of my dogs. Firstly, I'll add that I live in sunny Arizona, and most things DO NOT last in the hot/dry Arizona climate. This bed has completely STOOD UP to the long-term test.I have been extremely impressed and surprised with how well the material has held up through the last six years. There is a bit of sagging and rusting, but its lasted six years in the rain and heat! No rips from dog nails, and he uses it as a step up to his dog door (which he runs in and out of). My dog LOVES sitting in this bed as it keeps him off the warmer ground and allows air to flow above and below him. He especially loves it on colder evenings when the wind is blowing." – TP
Price: $24.95 (available in three sizes and six colors)
pet odor eliminator candle that keeps your house smelling fresh, even if you have a multi-pet household with stinky litter boxes and musty dog beds. People won't even know you have pets when they first walk into your house!
Promising review: "We are foster parents to a LOT of kittens, and while we wait for them to find their forever homes, even though we clean the litter twice daily, things can get smelly. I was certainly skeptical about this candle because all the reviews heralded it as some sort of miracle product. But it totally is. The first night I came home that it had been delivered, my partner had lit it and I walked into a house that DID NOT SMELL LIKE CAT despite there being eleven kittens actively everywhere. Poop smell – gone. Kitten fart smell – GONE. General messy kitten smell – GONE. We like keeping our house clean and safe for the little ones in our care, and this helps us feel a little more sane while we take care of our own cats, and take care of the ones still looking for their families." – Elizabeth Lincoln
Price: $21.95 (available in 23 scents)
A pack of
super-absorbent training pads if you have a puppy who still has a tendency to go to the bathroom inside. The extra-large size is great for putting at the bottom of a crate if your dog is prone to having accidents in there overnight.
Promising review: "My puppy used these straight away. He goes to them no matter where he is, he comes back to the pads. Until he gets his second round of vaccinations I don't want to really take him outside for house training and pads are a must. This is just my preference and I have pad trained and then house trained every dog I have had." – Cheryl Wilson
Price: $18.01+ (or Subscribe & Save $17.11/month; available in two sizes and three scents
A tube of
wrinkle balm (yes, wrinkle balm!) to apply in your dog's skin folds to prevent infection and irritation. Shar-Peis everywhere are rejoicing.
Promising review: This stuff is da bomb! I have a 12-year-old pug who gets really nasty face wrinkles that stink and need to be cleaned daily. I have tried literally everything possible to help her and get on top of this problem. I ordered this little sample on a whim, trying to fill my order to get free shipping. So glad I did! Finally something that actually works, and after just the first day! No more gunk and stink and her wrinkle skin is not raw or itching her either. She still is not fond of me applying it, but that is probably a conditioned response to all the traumatic wiping done in the past unfortunately." – mdm
dog bed with a waterproof inner layer so even if your dog has an accident while on it, the inside cushion is protected. The outer cover can be removed and is machine-washable, making cleanup a breeze.
Promising review: "I did wait 72 hours to let the bed decompress completely. Also test if it was waterproof, and the fleece cover absorbed a bit, but the protector underneath make it completely waterproof. My doggie loved it and for me is super convenient because it is not just waterproof, but also is machine washable. My dog sheds a lot of hair and the bed makes so easy to clean since it doesn't have nooks. Totally recommended." – Jessica Pruneda
Price: $29.99+ (available in three sizes)
ball launcher if your dog loves to play fetch for hours and hours on end. Thanks to the handle, you can launch the ball farther, meaning you can rest your arm a little longer.
Promising review: "Boy howdy can you launch a ball with this thing!!! We have a 6-month-old black lab puppy and he absolutely loves chasing tennis balls! Thankfully he brings it right back to us so we don't have to chase him down in order to throw another one. Getting my dog his daily exercise has never been easier! It is so nice that the regular size tennis balls work with this and they don't require their own special size ball." – Blue Eyes
paw cleaner to prevent your floor from being covered in muddy footprints when your dog comes inside. All you have to do is add water, and the gentle silicone bristles remove caked-on dirt and mud.
Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" – Sandra
Price: $16.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors)
A set of
foldable stairs if your dog is always jumping on and off the bed and hurting their delicate hips. This way, they can come join you in bed without all the drama.
Promising review: "I have three dogs, a 10-lb. Havanese, 10-lb. Chihuahua mix, and a 20-lb. French Bulldog. They have three sets of these steps. This is the ONLY type they will use. I bought another type and they refuse to use it they act afraid of it. I think the reason is these have sides to each step and prevent mishaps and stepping off sideways causing a fall. The sides protect their feet and keep them on target going up and down rapidly or in the night getting on and off my bed." – Lynn C. Overcash
Price: $39.95+ (available in two sizes)
And finally, a
lick pad that you can stick to your shower wall to keep your dog calm as you give them a bath. Or literally any time you need to distract your pet, place this mat with peanut butter on it in front of them and it'll work like a charm.
Promising review: "Ingenious. My dog had an injured paw that needed to be soaked twice a day. He didn’t like it much, but enter the 'licky mat' and it was his favorite time of day. They love it best when they find a little treasure like smeared peanut butter or cream cheese below their kibble. Happy dogs!" – Bap720
Price: $6.99+ (available in two colors)
can be annoying sometimes, but as long as you have these problem-solving products, you can just focus on how stinkin' cute they are.
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