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    28 Things Pet Parents Have Said Are "Must-Haves"

    Stock your pet pantry with these reviewer-loved problem-solvers.

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    1. A cruelty-free pet ear cleanser that'll gently (but effectively) flush out built-up dirt to keep your furry friend's ears happy and healthy without a trip to the groomer. Everyone will be begging to know where you got this cleanser once your dog's ears flip inside out and don't elicit gasps of horror.

    a split image showing the inside of a dog's ear with lots of brown spots on the left, and the same dog ear interior without spots on the right

    2. A patented pet hair remover if you want your house to look like you don't have a dog that sheds all over everything. This lightweight roller uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint, meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

    3. A no-sting antifungal spray because watching your pup scratch endlessly isn't fun for anyone. This spray fights against hot spots, rashes, allergies, and more with a soothing blend of aloe and vitamin E. It's your all-in-one weapon against itchy irritants.

    Reviewer's before and after photo showing the spray got rid of a dog's hot spot

    4. An interactive dancing cat toy to help your feline friend work up a sweat without breaking one yourself. This simple toy is naturally springy so a flick of the wrist is all you need to idly keep your cat entertained while you do the real work of binge-watching Ozark.

    5. A creamy paw butter for giving your pup the pedicure they so obviously deserve. Apply this oatmeal-scented blend before and after walks to nourish dry, cracked pads (and snoots) and make all your dog park friends wonder how you got your pet's paws looking so good.

    Reviewer before and after showing the butter moisturized their dog's dry paw

    6. A mounted self-grooming brush so your cat can give themselves those oh-so-satisfying scritches when your hands are otherwise occupied. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch your feline friend enjoy the good life.

    7. A wood polish that conditions and protects wood with a combination of beeswax and orange oil. In other words, it'll help hide all those pet-induced scratches so you can turn back the clock on worn-out furniture.

    Reviewer's before and after of a door frame with scratch marks on the wood looking brand new and scratch-free thanks to the conditioner

    8. An interactive snuffle mat if your active doggo needs a bit of extra mental stimulation. Hide treats around the mat for a fun feeding game that encourages natural foraging skills and even folds up for easy travel.

    9. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement because you and your dog are tired of their endless scratching. These soft chews not only help with allergies and skin sensitivity, but deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help support immune function, digestion, and promote healthy skin.

    10. A portable Bissel SpotBot for tackling all those "I'll never get this out" carpet stains without ever getting your hands dirty. Just set this cleaning machine on top of your mess and let preset cleaning cycles do all the spraying and scrubbing for you.

    11. Plus, a machine cleaner-compatible carpet shampoo solution to return your floors and rugs to their original, pre-pet color without any toxic chemicals.

    12. An automatic water fountain so your persnickety kitty will actually drink some dang water. Some cats don't like drinking from still water and, if yours is one of them, this constant source of running water should help.

    13. A dog shammy that's wayyyy more absorbent than regular cotton towels if your fur baby has a habit of leaving the park a lot dirtier and wetter than when you arrived.

    a model using the microfiber towel on a wet dog

    14. An elevated pet food bowl if your pet also happens to be a messy eater. This feeder contains messes by collecting stray kibble in the top tray and spilled water in the bottom basin, so you're not stuck cleaning up after them later.

    Reviewer photo of the feeder; one bowl filled with water and the other with dry cat food

    15. A liquid tartar remover because your dog won't let you get within a foot of their mouth with a toothbrush in hand. Add this to their water for sneaky oral hygiene benefits, less plaque buildup, and a swoon-inducing smile.

    16. A hecka durable duck chew toy to finally gift your dog with a toy they can't destroy within five minutes, and to free yourself from constantly cleaning up stuffed animal guts when they do.

    17. A concentrated allergen spray for a quick and easy way to reduce the presence of pet dander and other allergens. Spray away the sneezes that have kept your furry best friend and your human best friend from hanging out together.

    a reviewer photo of the spray bottle

    18. A poop bag dispenser that attaches right to your dog's leash because you never want to be caught out and about with a mess you can't handle. Bonus: it has a built-in flashlight to make it easy to find your doggy's doo-doos in the dark.

    19. Plus, some leakproof poop bags so you're not left gagging every time your pup takes a dump. These are much thicker than your standard bags and contain odors like a champ.

    20. A gentle hair-removing glove if your dog is afraid of a comb but loves a good pet sesh. This mitt will help curb shedding (no matter your pet's coat type) and is super easy to clean — fur lifts away in one solid, satisfying sheet.

    21. A cordless nail grinder because you and your furniture are tired of getting scratched by your dog's overgrown nails. It's extra quiet, which is perfect for pooches who tend to get spooked by regular clippers.

    Before photo of a dog's overgrown nails and an after photo of the same dog with nails that are neatly trimmed

    22. A leakproof dog water bottle to keep your active puppo hydrated after running laps with all his park pals. The one-button locking mechanism allows you to release water into the trough and let undrunk water flow back in so nothing goes to waste!

    23. A length-adjustable pet hair broom with rubber bristles for wrangling the fur trapped in your carpet. If that's not enough to have you reaching for this broom constantly, there's also a built-in squeegee for corralling spilled liquids and cleaning glass.

    a dog laying next to the broom and a large pile of hair

    24. A vegan snout soother stick so you can get your pup's dry, cracked snoot back into tip-top (boopable) shape.

    25. A set of mini combs that'll help clear out the goop, crusties, and tear staining that often builds up around the eyes of certain dog breeds like Shih Tzus, Pomeranians, and Chihuahuas.

    26. A machine-washable car bench seat pet cover if you love taking your dog on outdoor adventures but hate the wet, muddy, and furry price your back seat pays every time. The next person who sees how clean your car is will probably go out and immediately buy one for themselves.

    27. A portable paw cleaner with silicone bristles you simply fill with water to gently scrub away dirt and mud, saving your carpet (or your friend's carpet) from another dirty dog disaster.

    28. A convenient waterless pet shampoo for freshening up your furry friend between regular baths. Simply spray it on, towel it off, and enjoy your cat's or dog's silky, shiny, scented coat.

    a reviewer photo of a hand holding the spritz bottle of dry shampoo

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