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    18 Pet Grooming Products That Reviewers Said Gave Them Professional Results

    Whether you're avoiding pricey groomer bills or have a finicky pet, these products will help you give 'em a pro(ish) makeover.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A grooming rake that'll help loosen tangles and lighten your pup's undercoat — without the yelps. 

    Promising reviews: "It really gets out the hair from the undercoat of my Aussie without pulling and hurting her. It came highly recommended by my groomer. It really helps with shedding, pulls that undercoat out, and keeps my old girl cool in the Florida heat." —R. Smith

    "This works amazing. I am a groomer and this works really well for the clients who have dogs with a lot of undercoat that’s shedding. I may get a second one for home use. And you can’t beat the price!" —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A conditioner concentrate that might just help your dog get a hair model contract. I bet you'd make a GREAT momager.

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    Promising review: "Great product, works as advertised. I love The Stuff!! My Pomeranian dries in half the time and her coat is so silky and shiny. She looks like she went to the groomers every time I give her a bath." —A. Wilkinson

    Get it from Amazon for $17.93.

    3. A detangling shampoo that'll likely have you filming a slo-mo video for your grid of your dog shaking his glossy, NOT tangly ears. 

    Promising review: "I have been a professional dog groomer for over 35 years and this stuff does what it says it will. Even on the most coarse coats it turns it into a thing of beauty; any mats almost fall out. This is a whole new world for me. Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks? This old dog just learned one." —sandra k. steele

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $9.49/three months).

    4. A dog shampoo to reduce shedding and hopefully keep you from feeling like a giant fur-covered porcupine every time you get up from the couch. 

    Reviewers say that their dogs shed A LOT after the first wash with this deshedding shampoo, but over time they notice less shedding.

    Promising review: "I used to be a professional dog groomer, and this stuff works!! Nothing takes away all the shedding of course, but this stuff and the conditioner really make a huge difference. The key is mostly in the conditioner; you rub it in to the coat, then use a dog dryer (NO heat) to blow the conditioner into the coat backwards. Next rinse out completely and again use the dryer. I like the fact that the ingredients are not full of all kinds of chemicals." —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A pair of mini clippers that'll help tidy up around the paws, eyes, ears, face, and rear end...giving the appearance they just went for a fresh haircut!

    person holding a puppy and using the electric razor to trim paw fur
    close up fo the same puppy's paws with fur trimmed

    Promising review: "For all the touch ups to make it look like you just took a trip to the groomer. Once you have them and use them they will prove to be very helpful." —Leo Sun

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89+ (available in two colors).

    6. A pack of grooming wipes perfect for in between grooming appointments or as an alternative to professional grooming if you can't get your dog there for health or financial reasons. 

    A pair of dogs sitting together with the wipes beside them. One dog has a wipe over its face and the other dog has their paw over that wipe, as if it is cleaning the other dog.
    An action shot of a person cleaning their dog with the wipes
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    Promising review: "Wipes are large enough to clean a very fluffy 20-lb Shih Tzu. After being wiped he is as fluffy as when he just went to the groomer and there is no artificial scent as with some wipes. He sleeps on our bed so I know that outdoor dirt and dander are wiped away before he gets onto the bed. I highly recommend these wipes." —HONEST REVIEWER

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two scents).

    7. A nail grinder that, according to reviewers, will be a godsend for pets who hate or can't get to the groomer but are quite good at growing talons. 

    Promising review: "There are a lot of different devices out there to help trim your pets nails and I have probably bought and tried most of them. This tool is by far and away one of the best you can get for the price. It was the same one that my pet groomer used and charged me $25 for each nail trim. If you have the patience and are willing to invest a little time in your pet, you can get professional results without the hassle and cost of taking Fido or Kitty to the groomer. If your pets are like mine, they HATE loud noises, especially when you get near their paws, and struggle to get away. This is by far one of the quietest devises I have purchased and easy to handle. The battery lasted long enough to trim three dogs' and three cats' paws. It recharges quickly and conveniently via a USB charging device (which you will have to purchase separately). I used my iPhone charger. The first time you use it, you will want to go slow as it can grind pretty quickly depending on the thickness of your pet nails. You only want to grind long enough for the nail to get warn and NOT hot. I found that several two-to-three-second grindings worked much more effectively than 10+ seconds and my pets found it more tolerable. Your pets might not 'like' their first experience but keep at it (I did it once a week) and before you know it, you will be able to do just as good of a nail trim as a professional groomer." —Jeff B.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    8. Or nail clippers for impatient pets who won't sit still long enough to let you go at them with a nail grinder.

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    A reviewer showing their dog's recently trimmed nails

    Promising review: "I've bought other clippers before and just couldn't do my dog's nails. I honestly thought it just might be me not having enough strength. He's a medium-size dog with thick nails. I'd pay $7, then $10, then $12 to get his nails clipped. It just keeps going up. He was getting more agitated because he has ticklish paws (funny, right). I wasn't sure these would do very good because the price was so low, but the reviews were high. Well, I got these and we are not going back to the groomer's. Now I sit on the floor with him and clip his nails with no problem. The first time his nails were long so I clipped them once that day with the guard, which is nice to help you from moving and clipping too short. I went back a week later and clipped any that were still too long." —Julia

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99

    9. A handheld shower attachment that has TONS of pro groomer fans in the reviews. Reviewers also keep it at their homes for in-home grooming appointments. 

    A dachshund being washed with the handheld attachment. The water stream is long and thing, so you can brush the water over their body easily and gently.
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    Promising review: "Sure is easy to install. Makes washing my double-coated dog a breeze. If my house had more water pressure it would work even better. I love being able to stop the water flow on the handle instead of turning on and off the faucet. Love not having to pay to take my giant-breed dog to the groomer." —Elizabeth D.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.

    10. A cat dander spray to help condition your cat's dry skin while reducing flakiness.

    Promising review: "We can’t get into the groomer for two months and needed interim help. Our kitty is a 19-lb Maine coon and has very long hair. The spray is so easy to use." —Rebekah Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in two sizes).

    11. A toothpaste that'll help reduce tartar and plaque formation — and maybe even improve your dog's dental sitch enough so you can skip a professional pricey cleaning where they have to put your dog to sleep. 

    Promising review: "My dogs are getting a little older (9 and 7) and my older girl started to have bad breath. I inspected both their teeth and discovered that they had tartar buildup. I decided to give this toothpaste a try as a first step before getting them professionally cleaned. After five uses their buildup is nearly gone! Seriously amazing product. It does not require heavy brushing, so I use a soft bristle toothbrush (human) and use it to spread the toothpaste as evenly as possible. My dogs do not mind it as long as I give them a ton of praise during and after. I have recommended it to everyone I know who has a dog." —Seraphim

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.41/three months).

    12. A tearstain remover to brighten your dog's coat by lightening those dark marks around their eyes. It will be especially helpful for dogs with lighter coats.

    puppy with pink tear stains underneath eye
    puppy with less tear stains around their eye

    Promising review: "I have a Maltese that had horrible red tearstaining. My groomer recommended this product and it’s amazing!! I wash her eyes every night with a child's small soft toothbrush and a small amount of this wash and in the morning I clean her eyes with Henry Schein tearstain remover on a cotton pad and her little eyes are white as snow. It’s soap free and has never irritated her eyes... Love it!!" –Stacey

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (or Subscribe & Save for $10.44/three months; available in three sizes).

    13. A deshedding tool that'll remove the undercoat on long-haired cats...minus the painful tugging. 

    Promising review: "I was desperately trying to find a groomer that took care of cats, I ordered the Furminator and had the most amazing results and no longer need to hire a cat groomer. All three of my cats love to be brushed with the Furminator. And I no longer have any tumbleweeds of fur on the floor. I love this thing, it’s amazing how well it works." —sunny and cher

    Get it from Amazon for $19.66+ (available in two sizes and four styles).

    14. portable paw washer to help remove mud and dirt from outside play before it gets tracked all over your inside floors. 

    A before photo of dirty paws
    An after photo of clean paws

    Promising review: "We have an area in our backyard that our dogs love to walk through. They come back to the house looking like they have shoes on, covered in mud. The only inconvenience is having to dump and refill when they are coated in mud, but that is nothing compared to using baby wipes, which do not thoroughly clean their feet. My golden actually really enjoys getting his feet cleaned. When I grab the cup he literally approaches me, ready to dip his feet...After the first use he was hooked. Their feet also smell less, and their hair looks as shiny and clean as when they come back from the groomer's. I'll be buying one to two more...just because they are so reasonably priced, and to avoid dumping and refilling during cleaning four paws...which really is a minimal inconvenience." —C Caputo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.83 (available in sizes S–L and six colors).

    15. An oatmeal paw butter that'll soothe cracked and dry paws, whether those poor paws belong to a dog or cat. (Psst, it'd probably be good to buy this before winter!)

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    Promising review: "As a dog groomer I am constantly using this on cracked paws, noses, and tails. Love the product and great price." —Hailey R

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $7.51/month).

    16. A doggie blow-dryer with a flexible hose and two heating settings to help transform your dog from wet mess to runway ready.

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    Promising review: "We normally alternate between taking our dogs (two Samoyeds) to the dog groomer and the do-it-yourself dog wash at a local pet store. With the pandemic going on, both options are kaput, and our dogs were looking pretty grungy. Samoyeds take a month of Sundays to dry, so not having access to a dog dryer made giving them a bath at home a nonstarter until now. Finally, I took the plunge and ordered this dryer, and I couldn't be more impressed. In all honesty, I think it puts out more air than the ones at the do-it-yourself dog washes. And it's less money than one grooming by a professional groomer. So far, I think this was money well spent. As a bonus, it should work well to dry my motorcycle." —scottincarmel

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

    17. A16-piece grooming kit that'll create a glamorous transformation everyone in your life should see on your Instagram. (And by everyone in your life, I mean ME.)

    A dog before being groomed and after being groomed
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    The full set has everything you need to give your pup a nice haircut. It comes with one scissor, seven combs, two comb organizers, four finger inserts, one grooming guide, and one storage bag.

    Promising review: "My Maltese really dislikes going to the groomer. Being able to do it at home saves me money and keeps her happy. Using these scissors, she often goes to sleep while I’m working on a side of her body. It lets you cut the hair at a uniform length and no more accidental cuts because the guards prevent it. It’s a win-win! The only thing I’d change was the ability to sharpen the blades because they are starting to dull after about a year of use. I’d highly recommend these to those of you who cut your fur babies' fur at home." —Shimmer580

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in left and right hand sets and in two colors).

    18. A low-noise electric pet shaver for scaredy cats (and dogs) who don't do well at the groomer's. It's easily rechargeable and equipped with a safe, stainless-steel blade.

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    Promising review: "The clippers worked perfectly on my 18-year-old cat. I am happy I purchased them and my cat is happy he doesn’t have to go to the groomers anymore. The clippers are very quiet, low vibration, and they don’t get hot after extended usage. My cat purred the entire time I shaved him." —SharonB

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in six colors).

    Your newly groomed and pampered pup styling and profiling:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.