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    28 Things From Amazon For Your Pets You'll Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    You and your pet are about to be paws-itively thrilled once you order these genius products.

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    1. 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.

    before and after picture of a dog who has used wrinkle balm

    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

    Price: $5.95+ (available in two sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $5.65/month

    2. A cat litter box with entry at the top, which prevents litter from scattering everywhere. It also includes a litter scoop that attaches to the outside for quick and easy cleaning.


    Promising review: "My cat used it within the first 20 minutes I had it ready to go! No issues at all so far! Sleek and beautiful litter box! Very classy and makes cleaning litter a breeze! At first it was bigger then expected but once I put it where my old litter box was I realized it fit a lot nicer then my old litter box did which was HUGE and had a hood!" –Julianna Miller

    Price: $30.99+ (available in four colors)

    3. A slow feeder dog bowl that slows down your dog's feeding time so they don't scarf down their food in one minute flat and end up with an upset tummy.


    Promising review: "These dog bowls are amazing! I got three different shapes so I could switch them out to keep eating a challenge which is good mental stimulation for dogs. This completely solved the eating too fast problem. Both dogs adapted easily to using them. These were well worth the money. These bowls do make them drool more when eating but I just throw them in the dishwasher regularly and that takes care of the cleaning." –Rachel

    Price: $9.99+ (available in three sizes and six designs)

    4. A car seat designed to keep your puppy safe during car rides and secure them in their seat during sharp turns or hard brakes. Plus, it can help prevent dogs from getting carsick.

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    Promising review: "I used to HATE driving around with my dog just laying on the seat. It was dangerous! He would roll and slide when we made a turn or had to hit our brakes. I knew I needed to do something. I chose this one because it was actually like a basket as opposed to others that didn’t have sides that were raised enough. This was simple to install! Literally put it over your headrest, then wrap the buckle around the seat and clip and tighten! That’s it! On to my dog: He loves it! He feels SAFE in it and that’s the best thing. He can actually sleep on a car ride now! Before we got this, he threw up in the car from being car sick. Not anymore, he is secure and isn’t being bounced around. He can also see out the window safely." –Emily

    Price: $47.20+ (available in five colors)

    5. A grooming rake that helps control shedding by removing loose hairs from the undercoat and also prevents tangles and mats.

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

    Price: $10.79

    6. A backseat car extender to keep your dog from falling off their seat during car rides. It's perfect for bigger dogs who need more space to lay out.

    dog sitting on a backseat extender in the car

    Promising review: "My dog is 14-and-a-half and, of course, has lost much strength in her back legs. The last two times I had her in the car, something she adores, she fell off the seat. Once she had to stay on the floor until I pulled over to help her, and another time, she scrambled back up. She broke my heart. This bridge keeps her safe and secure on the seat, and it is so easy to's just a matter of adjusting the straps. I had my heart in my throat as I pulled out of the driveway with her and it in the car, but I was thrilled that she took to it right away." –Joanna Catanzaro

    Price: $67.49+ (available in two colors)

    7. A durable chew toy that will stand up to even the toughest of chompers. The toy also has multiple textures that massages your dog's gums as they play.

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    Promising review: "I don’t often write reviews but this is my absolute favorite toy for my dog. It's also his favorite toy, and he is a 90-lb rott mix, so definitely a ridiculously heavy chewer. He would chew on this for hours almost every day and it really held up. When I really need him to be preoccupied like when I need to leave him in his kennel, I’ll put some peanut butter or baby food in it, and sometimes freeze it so it’ll last extra long." –ross63

    Price: $7.49+ (available in 12 shapes and four colors)

    8. A pair of waterproof booties to protect your dog's paws from rough terrain, hot pavement, or salt on the ground during winter.

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    Promising review: "I have a 10-month-old Belgian Malinois and she wears these on a daily basis. She runs beside us by the golf cart and even jumps into the creek and goes swimming and they still stay on. The rubber sole on the bottom is thick and will last a long time and the double Velcro straps hold them on tightly. This product is definitely a five-star product and I would recommend them 100%." –Alysha Reece

    Price: $20.99+ (available in five sizes)

    9. An automatic dog and cat feeder that lets you schedule the time of feedings and also specify the portions that it dispenses. So long to the days of wondering "have I fed them today?!"

    cat eating out of bowl in front of automatic feeder

    Promising review: "It was easy to set up though there are a lot of steps that aren't really intuitive, so be sure you actually read the instructions. It took the cats a little while to figure out that their food was coming from a robot and not their long-suffering human, but they're on it now and go shooting at the feeder when it starts to rumble (but it's certainly not disturbingly noisy even in my small apartment). Y'all. This may have been the best frivolous purchase I've ever made. No longer am I woken up by whiny cats every morning because they have obviously never eaten before in their lives. I feel confident that they'll be kept alive when I'm gone next weekend." –Erin Reardon

    Price: $99.95

    10. A ball launcher to take your game of fetch to the next level. And thanks to the handle, you'll never have to pick up a slobbery ball again!

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    Promising review: "Boy howdy can you launch a ball with this thing!!! We have a six 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

    Price: $7.95

    11. A durable set of pet steps so your furry friend can safely climb up onto furniture or a bed so they can cuddle up with you. The steps fold down for easy storage when not in use.

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    Promising review: "Super easy to set up, and the height is perfect for our tall bed for the dogs to get on. All we did was coax them with a treat to come up and then down a few times. And ever since they use it constantly. My older puggle could not even get on the bed at all without me picking her up to put her on. She would jump off though, and that's why we got the stairs because I didn't want either dog hurting themselves from jumping from that high. Especially with their age. The fact that it folds up if you have company or to use while traveling is great." –alisha k.

    Price: $39.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    12. A car seat cover to protect your back seat from scratches, pet hair, and any dirt your dog brings in.

    dog sitting in back seat of car with a car seat cover on the seat

    Promising review: "This cover fits my 2013 Jetta like a glove! It's very easy to put on and take off. It has straps that go over the head rests, an elastic cord for the bottom of the seat, and a strap that attaches behind the back seat so that it doesn't move around. I really love that it has Velcro slits for the seat belts, a slit in the middle back for trunk access, and two small pockets on the bottom of the middle seat." –Cathy

    Price: $38.95+ (available in seven colors, two styles, and two sizes)

    13. A pack of chicken-flavored Pill Pocket dog treats that actually mask the smell of any pill you put inside so you can administer medicine to your dog in the most painless way.

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    Promising review: "Our dog loves them; they're gone in an Instant! My dog doesn't know what to make of a pill and just thinks it isn't food and isn't interested. Wrap it in this and it is gone in an instant. I don't think he has yet realized that there is a pill inside after a year using these. Our small dog gets a half allergy pill every morning and evening. I usually break these into halves, quarters, or sometimes even into fifths and just mold it like Play-Doh around the pill." –Luke H

    Price: $7.98+ (available in three sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $7.58/month

    14. A self-groomer cat toy that you can mount on a corner or just keep on the ground for your cat to scratch up on. It collects loose hair and has a compartment for catnip to entice your cat to use the groomer.

    Promising review: "This is awesome as we don't always brush our cats and they tend to shed on the furniture. I think this will definitely help with that! It comes with four brushes, two grey and two black and the necessary screws and catnip.

    When I opened the box I set it on the ground (without catnip) and the cats ran to it! Every cat loves to be brushed and this is the perfect item for any cat owner. It comes with simple and easy instructions on the outside of the box. My husband mounted two of the brushes on our cats' scratching posts. He had them installed in under a minute!!!! Simple and easy!" –Shannon

    Price: $16.99 for a pack of four (available in two colors)

    15. A bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish premium dry dog food with real meat, veggies, and fruit because your furry friend deserves to eat as well as you do.

    bag of rachael ray nutrish dog food with meat, veggies, and fruit

    Promising review: "Our dogs love Nutrish Dish. Our fox terrier has all kinds of allergy issues but this food works for her, and we are thrilled. The dogs love what goes into Nutrish, and we love what is NOT added: (no corn, wheat, soy, gluten, artificial preservatives or colors, and no meat by-products.) Real meat and veggies...wonderful product. Thank you, Rachael." –josie

    Price: $8.49+ (available in three sizes and two flavors)

    16. An adorable water fountain with a flower on top so your cat can sip on freshly filtered water in the cutest way possible.

    cat sipping from a blue water fountain with a flower on top

    Promising review: "I have two Savannah kitties and neither of them would drink out of a bowl of water. When I saw this, I decided to give it a shot. This one is absolutely perfect!!! The flower attachment is the perfect amount of water for them to both drink from and it's silent unless it needs more water or the filter needs to be changed. (Which is a welcome reminder!!) I've had it over a month and it's never had that coating of slime the others I've used had. The first time I changed the filter I was amazed at what it looked like which tells me it really does what it's supposed to. If you're on the fence about this one, don't be! If my babies will drink from it chances are yours will too! I highly, highly recommend this fountain!!" —Shopaholic1321

    Price: $26.99 (available in two colors) or Subscribe & Save for $25.64/month

    17. A cute dog-sized microfiber towel with a hood perfect for your pup to snuggle up in after an exhausting day of swimming or a much-needed bath.

    a dog at a door with a blue hooded towel on
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    Promising review: "This towel absorbs so much water!!! I have a dog with a VERY thick undercoat, so she stay wet even after you think you've dried her. I can't keep the dog out of the water (lake, pool, sprinklers, puddle) and is always wet. She loves the towel so much that when she sees it she immediately stands perfectly so that you can dry every inch of her body. This towel has eliminated the need for me to blow dry the dog before allowing her to be in the house. Loved the towel so much I purchased one for the other pup that doesn't enjoy the water as much but does enjoy a nice bath. These towels have saved me time and many headaches. Absolutely love them!!!" –D G

    Price: $15.99 (available in three colors)

    18. A dog water bottle so you can easily transport drinkable water anywhere to keep your dog hydrated even on the hottest of days.

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    Promising review: "This is the BEST water bottle I have found on the market. It has a locking mechanism so that there's no leaks or spills. It has a straw attached on the inside so that you can get every last drop. A foldable bowl for the dog to easily drink out of. And it makes it smaller in size which is easier to carry around. A strap to carry from your belt loop, wrist, backpack loop, etc. Love the color options as well. This is a must-have!" –Michael C

    Price: $14.97+ (available in three colors and two sizes)

    19. A 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.

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    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: $14.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors)

    20. A doggie raincoat to keep your pup warm and dry even during a downpour. And it comes in a whopping 15 colors so your dog can pick which one matches their ~style~.

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    Promising review: "Our big Golden Retriever absolutely adores his new raincoat! He hates the rain and wouldn't want to go outside during it. But now he can't wait to wear his raincoat and play outside." –Ari

    Price: $13.99+ (available in sizes small–XL and 15 colors)

    21. An interactive toy that'll keep small pets like rabbits and chinchillas occupied while they search for treats hidden in the toy.

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    Promising review: "This product is absolutely wonderful. I have a very smart rabbit who constantly needs enrichment. The fact that this product has different levels of intensity and how hard it is to reach the treats inside makes it more enriching for my rabbit. He absolutely loves this thing and figured it out fairly quickly. It will keep him busy for a good hour or two, which is wonderful! I would definitely recommend to anyone who owns a rabbit!" –Sam25

    Price: $22.27

    22. A candle made with an odor neutralizer specifically designed to fight unwanted smells caused by your stinky (but lovable) pet.

    pet house candle burning in front of a person and dog

    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 11 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: $22.91 (available in 16 scents)

    23. A pet gate that's perfect if you have a big dog and a small cat because you can open the small door in the middle to let your cat through but block our dog from passing through. It's great for the bottom of the stairs.

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    Promising review: "I have an apparently hungry (she is well fed even if she says other wise) German Shepherd who likes to eat kitty “snacks” from the litter box so I needed a solution to keep her out that didn’t involve me climbing over a gate or having to move around other gates so my kitty could get into the room. This was easy to install and serves its purpose. My cat is fairly large and can go in and out of the 'hole' easily." –Jvo

    Price: $39.99

    24. A raised pet bed with a mesh panel that allows for great ventilation when outside to keep your dog cool during those summer days when they refuse to come inside.

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    Promising review: "Our 6-month-old Golden Retriever loves it! The size is perfect, we ordered the large, and it's strong enough to to hold his weight. He also loves to dig, scratch and chew the bed and even now ( we have had it for about three weeks) there are no holes or tears in the fabric. I am very impressed!" –Amazon Customer

    Price: $27.31+ (available in sizes small–XL)

    25. A step-in harness that comes in seven different sizes to ensure that your dog has a secure and comfortable experience when going on walks. Oh, and it has over 6,000 5-star reviews, so we know the humans are bound to love it, too.

    dachshund wearing a teal harness and sitting on a park bench
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    Promising review: I get lots of compliments for how cute my dachshunds look and the fit is perfect. Not a single rash or chaffing on either of my pups, even after miles long hikes. My little girl pup has sensitive skin with some dilute alopecia in her armpits (hairless patches), and she has never shown any signs of irritation from this harness. It fits loosely enough to wear over a sweater in the winter while still being breathable in the summer, but still snug and secure - no wiggle room to escape." –MotherOfDachshunds

    Price: $12.99+ (available in sizes XXXS–XL and 27 colors)

    26. A stain and odor eliminator spray specifically designed to clean up the most severe of messes. This is a must-have if you have a puppy in the house who's in their accident-prone stage.

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

    Price: $6.96+ (available in three sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $6.61/month

    27. An airtight food storage container that keeps pet food fresher for longer. We all know that some brands of pet food can be a little stinky, so this container keeps that smell in. 🙏

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    Promising review: "Love this bin! I have it for a 25 lb bag of dry dog food. It fit perfectly with room for my own scoop. My dog bin space was very limited but this fits perfectly under my microwave, which is on a sewing table with limited dimensions. The bin arrived in great condition; I wiped it down before using. I haven't noticed any bugs or ants; the lid seems to seal well. The best thing about this bin is the wheels. I'm five months pregnant so dragging out a heavy bin was out of the question. This is so easy to use!" –Megan Cooper

    Price: $23.56+ (available in four sizes)

    28. And a pack of wipes to deeply condition your cat's dry skin to prevent redness and flaking. They're made with all-natural ingredients like aloe vera and oatmeal.

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    Promising review: "Our son was having a lot of dander on this back near the base of his tail. We kept up the brushing but it wasn't going away. Looking at the reviews I decided to go for the dander wipes. Well I have used it twice and was blown away. His dander is pretty much all gone now. Plus his hair seems shinier and silkier after his brushing and using the wipes. Not to mention our baby boy looks just like the cat on the packaging. All around I will continue to buy these and use once a week or twice every two weeks to keep up his beautiful orange coat." –Tom Cincotta

    Price: $6.49 or Subscribe & Save for $6.17

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