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    25 Problem-Solving Products From Chewy Pet Owners Actually Swear By

    Don't take my word for it — take it from these impressed pet parents.

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    1. A Caldwell's Potty Bells dog doorbell since you want your dog to easily let you know when they've gotta go!

    A reviewer's small dog ringing the bell to be let outside to go potty
    MariaH/Chewy

    Promising review: "I have never used bells before when I have worked on house-training my dogs. This was suggested to me by a rescue shelter and I thought, 'why not give it a try.' I'm so glad I did. My puppy has learned to use these pretty reliably (he's only 14 weeks and I've only had him for < 1 week. I put them on the door, we use to go outside, and tell him, 'tell me out', he uses his paw (sometimes his teeth) and rings the bells! Also, he has initiated using them a couple of times. I wish I had done this with previous dogs, too." —Theo

    Price: $7.99 (available in eight colors)

    2. An extra-wide ceramic elevated 2-cup cat bowl so you can ease neck strain and whisker fatigue, and motivate your kitty to eat up!

    A reviewer&#x27;s cat eating from the elevated bowl
    Josie/Chewy

    Promising review: "This is the second of these bowls I've purchased (I adopted a second cat), and the first is still holding up great! I chose this bowl because of its unique elevation, which helps to prevent reflux, and its shallow design, which prevents whisker fatigue and allows the cat to eat from all areas of the bowl. It's easy to clean and looks nice sitting out. It's a little pricey, but they're well-made, so it's really more of a one-time investment." —Sydney

    Price: $14.44 (originally $23.99)

    3. A Furbo HD dog camera with a treat dispenser so you can keep an eye on your furry friend, talk to them, AND give them treats even when you can't be home. It'll give you both peace of mind!

    Syd Robinson/BuzzFeed

    It's got great night vision and you can also set up push notifications that alert you when they're barking.

    Promising review: "You need this in your life!! If you've been on the fence about ordering a Furbo, just do it! I wish I had ordered mine sooner. I love the peace of mind knowing what my dog is up to (especially knowing whether he is barking while we are gone)." —TaterTot

    Price: $162.40 (originally $199)

    To learn why a BuzzFeeder loves this, check out their full Furbo review.

    4. A reptile lamp stand to safely suspend a lamp fixture above your enclosure and keep your lil' reptile nice and toasty — the adjustable knobs mean the perfect level of heat and warmth!

    reviewer&#x27;s picture of the lamp stand warming a reptile tank with five-star caption &quot;great for beardy baby&quot;
    DoggoMomb/Chewy

    Promising review: "This light stand is perfect for almost any enclosure, I own two for my turtle, and this stand is sturdy and well built. Everything fit together perfectly, this is the best option for a lamp stand, hands down." —Turtleman

    Price: $15.99 (originally $29.99)

    5. A five-piece squiggly worm wand cat toy if you need a toy your picky feline will finally LOVE...plus, you can easily get some additional or replacement worms for more fun!

    tcmbos/Chewy, Chewy

    Promising review: "My house is FULL of cat toys, but this specific wand is a favorite for all four of my cats. They'll sit next to the wand or meow when ready to play! Fair warning, if your cats are rough on toys, they may tear these to shreds eventually, but in my opinion they are still very worth it. We've bought a few refill packs of the worm attachments and have been satisfied every time." —Meghan

    Price: $9.95

    6. A dog DNA test because it's the best way to find out exactly what breed(s) your dog is — which can help you better understand the needs and behavior of your dog!

    Chewy, Kevin9/Chewy

    Promising review: "I give Wisdom Panel a 100% perfect score for DNA testing of my furrbaby. I was not sure about this DNA test kit and if it would be accurate, but it was worth the money. There were traits that I knew my sweet puppy had, but I wanted to see if these traits that showed various other breeds in my puppy's actions would show up in this DNA test and they really did!! Now I am going to buy another DNA test kit for my special kitty because I see certain traits in him too and I want to see what his behind his cool heritage! This is a great kit, and Wisdom Panel is very professional in its presentation of its DNA findings. I highly recommend." —Robynne

    Price: $89.99 (originally $99.99)

    7. A two-way squirrel baffle that will *actually* confuse those squirrels and keep them away from the bird seed!

    Reviewer&#x27;s photo of the squirrel baffles hanging above their bird feeders
    MKBoca/Chewy

    Promising review: "Finally! Something that works! We have a 'squirrel proof' bird feeder that is supposed to keep squirrels out. However, our squirrels are persistent and figured out how to get in from the bottom of the cage where the opening was a little larger around the edges. I even ordered a different squirrel proof bird feeder and it kept the squirrel out, but the bird feeder design resulted in half of the bird seed spilling in the ground, so I returned it. I ordered the Two-Way Squirrel Baffle and it has solved our squirrel problem. Hallelujah!" —Bethereyesterday

    Price: $14.99

    8. A stylish sofa cat and dog bed if you need someplace for your pet to snuggle up that isn't your nice couch. It's a cute and chic alternative for them!

    Coco615/Chewy, Gosha/Chewy

    Promising review: "AMAZING! COZY! STYLISH! My dog loves her new couch! The quality is amazing and feels like a better quality couch than a human couch, and it is bottom heavy which is great for when she gets emotional and bounces around when she sees another dog walk past the window. The couch literally doesn’t move. I highly recommend this item especially if you dog or cat needs a boost with looking out the window." —TheMightyLia

    Price: $92.13 (originally $249.99)

    9. A sherpa-lined and airline-approved deluxe pet carrier to make traveling hassle-free for you both.

    A reviewer&#x27;s dog in the carrier
    Gucci/Chewy

    Promising review: "My cat loathes having to go in the car. He rarely has to travel, probably about eight times a year, to and from major holidays back home. Usually he gets motion sick and won't stop complaining the entire ride home but with this carrier, he is 100% comfortable and doesn't make a peep. When we're at home, this carrier is now his favorite bed to sleep in during the day, as it's the perfect size for him to feel cozy, as if he were in a box, but also comfy because of the Sherpa bed. The shoulder strap and additional grab handles on the top make carrying this carrier extremely stable, and much easier than any carrier I've had before. With entry points from both the front and top, it is also much easier to get my cat into the carrier. If your cat dislikes travel, definitely get them this carrier, it has helped me and my cat so much!!" —Julie

    Price: $35.99 (originally $73.99, available in two colors)

    10. A bottle of Kaytee clean cage deodorizer spray if you're sick of dealing with your small pet's stinky odor. This non-toxic spray will keep your mice, ferrets, hamsters, and other small animals smelling clean and feeling fresh.

    Person spraying the solution onto a cage
    Chewy

    Promising review: "Such an amazing product. Works wonders on stains and helps with odor. Wishing I bought this LONG ago with four guinea pigs I am now ordering my second bottle. I used to waste and waste paper towels cleaning, but now it's so much easier." —Perfect

    Price: $15.99

    11. A padded nylon no-pull harness that will give you and your dog a bit of extra control on walks thanks to the O-ring leash attachment on the front.

    A reviewer&#x27;s dog wearing the no pull harness
    Chubs/Chewy

    Promising review: "I have a 25 lb Frenchie. Normally on a traditional harness, she pulls like an Alabama Crimson Tide Linebacker. Today wearing the "FRISCO" for the first time, she pranced right next to me like a Budweiser Clydesdale and I was grinning from ear to ear with joy. This was the first true enjoyable walk we've had, although it was short(due to the heat) she seemed to be much happier. I feel I already got my money's worth sheerly from the enjoyment of being able to controllably walk my baby without her pulling my arms out of the sockets."Juju

    Price: $13.99 (available in sizes S—XL)

    12. A 20-inch faux fur cat tree if you want a cozy, stylish perch for your feline, but don't have the space for a humongous cat tree.

    A reviewer&#x27;s large cat lounging in the hammock of the cat tree
    Boots/Chewy

    Promising review: "I got this cat tree for when my three kittens were seven weeks of age, and they took to it right away. They climb it, jump from it, play on it and sleep in the "hammock" part of it. It is an all-purpose entertainment center. It seems sturdy. I got the cream color one and the mama already barfed a big pile of food on it, but it cleaned up nicely with no residual stain. A big hit in our new cat family - mama and babies use it constantly." —CCLCJ

    Price: $22.99 (available in four colors)

    13. A water-resistant reversible furniture protector to maximize on pet snuggles while minimizing the damage to your couch. Win-win!

    A reviewer&#x27;s dog snuggled up on the couch protector
    Rescuemom/Chewy

    Promising review: "Love, love, love. This cover is perfect for us. My BabyGirl uses the furniture like I do, sometimes she comes in a little wet from the dew and before I can catch her she sometimes jumps on the loveseat before I can wipe her feet. This cover saves my loveseat from any wet or dirt. It was so easy to put on, very clear instructions and stays put. I would highly recommend this product." —CraftyB

    Price: $34.99 (originally $53.99, available in two colors, and three sizes)

    14. A multi-box dog leash accessory because you sometimes forget to pack poo-bags...but now you'll always have some handy. You can even store some treats in the box, too!

    A reviewer showing the leash accessory attached to leash while they walk their dog
    CalisMom/Chewy

    Promising review: "Great add-on. Dog walking dream. No more worrying that I have poo bags!" —RetractableLeash

    Price: $6.74 (originally $9.99)

    15. An API freshwater aquarium master test kit that will make it easy peasy for you to measure the six most important aquarium levels so you can keep your fish healthy.

    Katec/Chewy, Chewy

    Promising review: "Perfect for people who care about their fish. Extremely easy to use, with a very informative booklet. Even if you're a beginner and words like "nitrate," "nitrite," and "pH" scare you, you'll be able to get comfortable with this. This kit definitely isn't some menacing demon back to haunt you from your high school chemistry class. It's unbelievably easy to use and understand, and, above all, it might even save your fish :) " —hannahjking

    Price: $24.59 (originally $34.99)

    16. A seed catcher cage skirt for an effortless way to eliminate seed debris and mess without compromising air circulation or light exposure to your bird.

    the seed guard
    Chewy

    Promising review: "Life changer. The skirt that goes around the cage sure does its job. Reduced the mess on the floor a ton. Very happy." —Ladybug

    Price: $5.44+ (available in three sizes)

    17. An extra-wide 30-inch auto-close pet gate so you can keep your pet safely contained wherever you need. It works indoors, outdoors, in doorways or patios, and can open to the left or right.

    A reviewer&#x27;s photo of the gate installed on the patio, keeping the dog from roaming around the yard
    Great/Chewy

    Promising review: "I love this gate! I needed a walkthrough gate for a doorway into a bedroom that was being used for a couple of foster kittens (for a month). This worked perfectly and did not require any permanent screws or adhesive pads on the door frame. I followed the tip to leave the zip tie on the gate until everything was solid and aligned and it worked great the entire time I needed it. It will also come in handy (with the extensions) for the future when I need a gate across a large archway into my living room. A truly QUALITY product." —SueInGilbert

    Price: $34.99 (originally $37.99, available in three colors)

    18. A plush small animal bed since your little critter will love having somewhere cozy to snuggle up! Use the straps to attach the bed to their cage, or simply let them cuddle in your lap!

    A reviewer&#x27;s guinea pig relaxing in the bed
    Elise/Chewy

    Promising review: "We love this cuddle cup for getting our guinea pigs easily in and out of the cage and holding them on our lap without having to worry about being potties on! It really is a must have. Washes up great. Biscuit 10 out of 10 recommends!" —Elise

    Price: $10.52 (originally $18.99)

    19. A 600D deluxe waterproof winter horse coat that will keep your horse dry and warm with 250 grams of poly-fill insulation.

    A reviewer&#x27;s horse wearing the black coat
    Alexa/Chewy

    Promising review: "I was nervous at first to order this blanket, because I thought it might lack quality due to its low cost. I am SO happy that it proved me wrong. My horse is not easy on blankets, and yet this blanket has remained extremely durable. This blanket has impressed me more than some of my other expensive blankets have in the past. I would definitely purchase again!" —Chels

    Price: $87.95+ (available in two sizes)

    20. A Kong extreme dog toy if you need an extremely durable and practically indestructible toy for your powerful chewer! Keep 'em busy with hours of bouncing, chewing, and puzzle-solving play, as they try to get the treats inside.

    A reviewer&#x27;s dog chewing on the Kong extreme toy
    Bella/Chewy

    Promising review: "Extreme Kongs are made for aggressive chewers and they have lasted through my four dogs. I stuff and freeze goodies in them as a treat. They love them!!" —linnielou

    Price: $8.49+ (available in sizes S—XXL)

    21. A house of mirrors toy to stimulate your bird's imagination and keep them company...even if they're alone.

    Reviewer&#x27;s cockatiel playing with the mirror
    Michmom23/Chewy

    Promising review: "My birds are very self absorbed. Bought them the three option mirror so they can be confident they look their best before a night out on the town. I couldn't get them to leave the house and do anything productive before this. Now they have three different views of themself, and love life again!" —Cuttle

    Price: $3.49 (originally $3.99)

    22. A interactive dog bowl for a fun and engaging way to slow down the super speedy eaters.

    A reviewer&#x27;s dog waiting to eat from the dog bowl
    Rocco/Chewy

    Promising review: "Really does work!! At first I was a little bit hesitant on ordering this dice our little Maltese doesn’t like change, and I wasn’t really sure if it would work or not, but amazingly it really does work! We have a seven pound Maltese that basically inhales her food, but now that we have this she isn’t able to! It takes her two to three times as long to eat so it’s been great! It’s like a game to her, it’s a maze, and she works her way around and each little nook and cranny!" —Trisha

    Price: $7.50+ (available in two sizes)

    23. A Litter Genie cat litter disposal system because the five-layer bag and built-in odor barrier technology will keep you from smelling any stinky kitty litter!

    Honey/Chewy, HeyMom/Chewy

    Promising review: "For several years now I have wanted to buy the Litter Genie, but in the back of my mind I would not believe that it could possibly work. I have been using it for two weeks now, and I am highly surprised that I don’t smell anything coming out of it. And I have a very sensitive nose, I can smell everything. This is better than what I ever expected and I’m really happy that I have it now! I have two cats, and it fills up in one week (photo enclosed) and then I have to empty it for trash day. I don’t think you will be disappointed if you get it!." —Apachestar

    Price: $17.99 (originally $22.99, available in two colors)

    24. A foldable wood carpeted pet staircase to help your four-legged friend climb to the couch, bed, or favorite perch with ease, even if they are injured or have limited mobility.

    A cat using the stairs to reach the couch
    Chewy

    Promising review: "I have a platform bed with no box springs so it does not sit especially high, and yet most steps max out at 20 inches which still leaves a big hop even for my bed, much less a really tall bed. THIS set is a much better height. My 33 lb rescue had some serious surgery on one of her rear legs last year. It doesn't slow her down but I didn't want her to overstress either rear leg jumping up & down from the bed multiple times a da and stairs that still require a 10" hop at the top didn't seem ideal. She is a bit insecure about that weaker rear leg; tends to go down stairs on three legs so she needed a very solid, secure option. These stairs are very sturdy (tested with my 130# weight) and stay put, so they should instill confidence in any dog introduced to correctly. The stairs are also a smidge deeper than most which makes for a more secure step, especially for the bigger kids. And it looks attractive, too. These should last a lifetime." —Cynb

    Price: $64.99+ (available in two sizes, and two colors)

    25. A stainless-steel personalized dog and cat ID tag so you can make sure everyone knows your pet's name and how to find you, should they every get lost. Plus, it's super cute and stylish!

    AmyJo/Chewy, Sydney/Chewy

    Promising review: "I bought two of these, one for each of my dogs. I've had them for about 2-1/2 years now, always on my dogs. They are aussies, very active dogs. Most tags, the writing wears off and/or scratches and can't be read after a few months to a year or so. These have held up beautifully! Highly recommend. And the personalization was perfect on both tags." —Doggiemom

    Price: $7.95 (available in two sizes, and two finishes)

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