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    25 Affordable Pet Products On Amazon Reviewers Say Made A Huge Difference

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    1. A roll of leak-proof doggy bags, because you definitely don't want to discover midway through a walk that your bag is not leak-proof.

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    Promising review: "I have found these bags to be sturdy and very easy to open (which isn't always the case with plastic poop bags). I decided to get the scented ones just to see what they were like, since they were the same price as the unscented. I will never go back. It might sound silly, but the lavender scent makes a huge difference on a long walk. Not only does it mask the poop odor, it provides a very subtle lavender scent that it very pleasant (it is not overpowering at all). Additionally, the company donates a portion of the proceeds to animal rescues. It's a win-win-win. Highly recommend!" —R. Weed

    Price: $6.39+ (or Subscribe & Save for $6.64+; available in scented or unscented and 120- or 270-bag sets)

    2. A bottle of pet stain and odor removing spray that can erase marks from your carpet, upholstery, tile, hardwood, concrete... basically, anywhere your furry friends have decided to heed nature's call.

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    Promising review: "I am giving this product five stars. Before I found this product, I tried other brands to get rid of a few accident spots my dogs kept making in my spare room. I tried my carpet cleaner with pet stain removal shampoo, baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. I tried everything I could find on Google, but the smell wasn't going away. I purchased this product without thinking it would make any difference like the rest, but I did one treatment and already noticed a huge difference. I did a second treatment just to make sure I got it all. I am amazed and the smell is gone. Will definitely recommend this to anyone with pets." —Acacia Bryan

    Price: $19.95+ (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97+/ month; available in two sizes)

    3. A bag of Greenies anti-hairball treats for cats, because they'll just think they're getting a treat, but you'll know you're doing their digestion a solid.

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    Promising review: "My cat loves them and they have made a huge difference in his coughing up fur balls." —Lori J K

    Price: $2.34+ (or Subscribe & Save for $2.22+; available in two flavors and three sizes)

    4. A fur-removing broom so you can finally see what color your carpet is. The broom's rubber bristles can clean up fur on rugs, hardwood, and linoleum, and its squeegee edge can help clean liquids (pet-related or otherwise).

    a reviewer's dog next to a pile of fur removed from the carpet with the broom
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    Promising review: "My lab sheds A LOT. This is the first product I've bought that actually makes a huge difference in reducing her stray hairs on furniture and the carpet. SO happy I bought this." —Monica

    Price: $12.44+ (available in five different sets)

    5. A self-cleaning, scoop-free litter box that takes almost no effort to clean — just roll it over, let the waste spill into the box's containment drawer, roll back, empty the drawer, and you (and your favorite feline) are ready to go.

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    Promising review: "This litter box has made such a huge difference in my household. This litter box is perfect and gets the job done easily!!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $48.12+ (available in three colors)

    6. A self-cleaning brush so you don't have to constantly clean out the bristles. Push the brush's button and the bristles will disappear, leaving you with a big chunk of fur to toss out, knit into a jaunty sweater, etc.

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    Promising review: "So easy to pop the hair out of the brush after using it on the dog. I can't believe what a time saver this brush is. Our dog loves getting brushed, but after only a few strokes, the brush would be filled with hair and we'd have to stop to pull it all out. Don't need to do that anymore! One push of the button and the bristles pull back, the hair drops out, and we can keep brushing. It has made a huge difference in how much hair we have around the house on the floor, because we're brushing it out rather than letting him shed it. Highly recommend this because it works so well and our dog loves it!" —Alice

    Price: $15.99

    7. A memory foam mattress with a waterproof and machine-washable cover for buddies who are dealing with joint pain, arthritis, or hip issues (or who just want to get super comfy).

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    Promising review: "Chloe's had lifelong back problems, and her last bout of pain seemed out of control. Medications were not helping her, and her pain came every time she arose from a lying position. Thankfully, her dedicated doctor was able to find medications to help ease her pain, but Chloe was still not out of the woods. She was afraid to lie down. She stood for hours, almost falling over from exhaustion. So I thought maybe I could find a mattress that would help ease the pain. That's when I started shopping and found this Barkbox orthopedic mattress. I placed it into her crate, and after the first night she slept on it, she awoke without yelping in pain. Soon, we were able to put her down for naps inside her crate on her new mattress, and FINALLY, she was unafraid of lying down, and has been sleeping soundly. Now, she's graduated from naps in her crate to naps by my feet while I work from home (on her new favorite mattress, of course). She's getting a little better every day, and I think this mattress has made a huge difference in her recovery!" —Cindy Sharpe

    Price: $27.49+ (available in sizes S-XXL and seven colors)

    8. An machine-washable pet drying towel that's so absorbent, post-bath soakings will become a distant memory. Plus, it has built-in mitts, so you don't have to worry about getting a grip on a wet towel (and a wetter dog).

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    Promising review: "Wow! This is MAGIC! Seriously, it's so convenient to have pockets for your hands to wrap around each leg and paw and wipe the snow/ice/rainwater off. It makes a huge difference. It's the perfect size — not too small and not TOO big to keep by the door for clean up! It's super soft and absorbent — it really is incredible how much water it soaks up, compared to a normal towel, and it still doesn't FEEL wet. The quality is excellent. It's super thick, sturdy, very well made. I used it today to clean off my dog's super wet legs, paws and underbelly, and it dried his hair immediately and it didn't even feel damp afterwards! This is towel ridiculously efficient and convenient! It even has a little loop for hanging!" —Kendra O'Neill

    Price: $19.37+ (available in three colors)

    9. A package of Greenies dog dental treats so you can care for your pup's tooth and gum health, while also eliminating what veterinarians refer to as "extreme stank breath."

    a reviewer holding two Greenies treats in front of their dogs
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    Promising review: "We have an adult Miniature Poodle. We love him, but his breath was AWFUL when we adopted him. My husband had a hard time dealing with the bad breath, and we were recommended Greenies. We were nervous at first, because he's a picky eater. But he loves them! Within a week, we noticed a huge difference! Now, you would never know he had a horrible issue with his breath. My husband, who used to complain constantly about our dog's breath, is now amazed by the change and plays with him more." —Chastity

    Price: $4.98+ (or Subscribe & Save for $4.98+; available in packages of three to 72 treats)

    10. A reflective, waterproof, no-pull, no-choke harness with a handle, because you want to focus on the joy of walking with your best friend, not worrying that they're going to pull your arm out of its socket.

    a reviewer's dog wearing the harness which has rings at the back and chest to connect with the leash
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    Promising review: "This harness makes a huge difference in our dog’s leash manners. She is an older rescue who was never trained to properly walk on a leash. This harness has reduced her pulling drastically. I can now walk her on a leash even while pushing a stroller. It’s wonderful. I also really like the handle on the top of the harness. It has come in handy several times when another leashed dog or a stranger gets too close, because she likes to lunge. I can easily hold her still as long as I need to." —Jinju

    Price: $16.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 12 colors)

    11. A shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin so you can soothe your pal's dry, itchy skin with aloe vera, chamomile, and other good stuff.

    a reviewer's dog next to the bottle of shampoo
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    Promising review: "We have three dogs and after the first wash, we noticed a huge difference in their coat. So much better than any other product we have used." —stufam

    Price: $16.97+ (or Subscribe & Save for $16.12/ month; available two sizes and three formulas)

    12. An ultra-quiet aquarium pump, because you and your aquatic buddies both deserve a peaceful environment.

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    Promising review: "I noticed a huge difference as soon as I plugged it in. I was used to my old air pump and I didn't realize how loud it was until I installed this one. It's not 100% silent, but it is the quietest one I have found so far. Not to mention, it is much more powerful." —Carol-Lauren Reilly

    Price: $5.06+ (available in four sizes)

    13. A set of portable pet stairs with railings and carpeting, so your favorite fuzzball can stay mobile and independent, even if they're experiencing joint issues (or are just really tiny).

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    Promising review: "We have a Doxie who has gotten overweight. These steps have made a huge difference. This is an excellent product for dogs with weight, health, or joint problems. You can buy this product with confidence. The carpet on the steps keeps the dog from losing his footing. Well thought-out and well made." —Tim Drain

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

    14. A durable, reflective rope leash with a padded handle that will keep your pup's attempts to Finally Get That Squirrel from hurting your hands.

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    Promising review: "I love these leashes. The quality is great. I love the soft grip on the handle part, it makes a huge difference. These are great leashes at a great price!" —Amanda Warmoth

    Price: $13.79+ (available in two lengths and seven colors)

    15. A slow feeder dog bowl so you can force your pup to take their time with dinner and eliminate the dreaded "scarf and barf" (ew).

    a reviewer's dog sitting in front of the pink feeding bowl
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    Promising review: "This was the best thing we could have gotten for our dog!! We adopted him from a shelter and each time we fed him he ate so fast and with such a fury...UNTIL we got this bowl. It has made such a huge difference. It forced him to slow down and take his time. Now he will even walk away with food still in his bowl and go back to it later. I would definitely recommend this bowl." —Shawn Hatch

    Price: $8.97+ (available in four sizes and six patterns)

    16. An 80-ounce pet water fountain because cats are naturally drawn to running water and likely to drink more of it than they would still water. Increased hydration can help ward off UTIs and kidney troubles, and leave you with an overall happier, healthier kitty. (Plus, these fountains are way harder to tip over than a traditional bowl.)

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    Promising review: "The sound of flowing water is loud if water level isn’t filled properly. Make sure you purchase replacement filters and buy a straw cleaner to clean the fountain spout. Made a huge difference with my cats and I no longer have to turn on the sink for one of them to drink out of it." —Taylar Franklin

    Price: $28.43

    17. A gentle bath brush that removes loose fur as it massages, making bath time more relaxing (hey, do they make these for humans?). You can also use it on dry fur.

    a reviewer's blue brush next to a pile of shed fur
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    Promising review: "Makes a huge difference. My dog sheds A LOT and this seems to get more fur out in the bath. I would definitely recommend something to catch the fur when using this is you use your tub or shower. Only complaint is that it’s not the most comfortable to hold, but gets the job done!" —Jimmy

    Price: $8.97+ (available in one or two packs)

    18. A tub of dog ear-cleaning wipes for pups with itchy, infection-prone, or just plain stinky ears.

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    Promising review: "Our dog had really smelly ears and these made a huge difference with regular use. It also helped to clean out the wax and dirt build-up." —Nicole Joyner

    Price: $12.99

    19. A portable silicone-bristle paw washer because wiping your dog's feet with a damp paper towel is so 2020 (i.e. awful).

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    Promising review: "This is AMAZING. We have been wiping our dogs’ paws for years with a towel, but inevitably they take off running through the house and still manage to leave streaks of mud. This gadget has made a huge difference. Wish I’d found it years ago!" —Amreid618

    Price: $12.99+ (available in sizes S-L, six colors, and with or without a lid)

    20. A raised ceramic bowl that will help your kitty feel more comfortable while they snack. The bowl's angled shape helps them maintain better posture as they eat and drink, and makes sure they take in less air which prevents vomiting. Plus, they're less messy than conventional bowls.

    a reviewer's cat eating from the white pedestal bowl
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    Promising review: "I have two cats, and one has an issue with eating close to the feeding bowl. I purchased this bowl in the hopes that it might help him eat without losing so much of his food from his mouth. IT WORKED! I am only picking up two or three pieces, and they are right next to the bowl instead of being tossed in all directions. Both cats seem much more comfortable eating from this dish, so I also purchased the water bowl and THAT made a huge difference in their drinking comfort stance as well. They don't have to scrunch down to get a drink of water. These bowls do what the description says they should do: allow cats to be more comfortable eating and drinking. They are easy to clean and heavy enough so my cats don't tip them over. I highly recommend these dishes." —JET

    Price: $12.23+ (available in three colors)

    21. A waterless, foaming cat shampoo, so your bath-hating baby can stay nice and fresh.

    A reviewer's cat sitting next to a bottle of waterless pet wash
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    Promising review: "Henry loves this! My cat has had dandruff lately and I've tried several different products to rid it, but they haven't worked — until this. I applied this about twice a week, and saw a huge difference after two weeks (I didn't want to over do it by putting it on too much). The smell is also pretty good! He smells very clean, I love it! Henry doesn't like baths, but when I put this on, all he can do is purr. Recommended. The price is good. The smell is good. It's effective. Henry loves it, and if Henry loves it, the center of your world (hopefully), will love it too." —ryan

    Price: $7.49 (or Subscribe & Save for $7.12)

    22. A shag donut bed that will soothe your anxious hound with its calm-inducing raised rim.

    a reviewer's dog in the donut-shaped bed
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    Promising review: "We have all been AMAZED at how well this bed actually works for my daughter's super-sweet but anxious little Bichon. I bought it for him for Christmas hoping that it would calm him — he gets stressed and anxious often. It took him a little while to get in it, but once he did, it was a night-and-day difference! He loves it!! He even slept in it the whole five-hour car ride home, and that never happens. The bed arrived as promised and looked exactly like I expected. I fluffed it in the dryer for a few minutes with a dryer sheet so it would smell familiar. It is wearing well and he is one happy and calm dog when he's in it. I was so skeptical when I saw an ad for this, but I have been looking for things to help him and this really does the trick. Seriously, we are all so surprised and happy this works for him. It makes a huge difference!" —CW88

    Price: $24.99+ (available in four sizes, eight colors, and with or without matching blanket)

    23. A training clicker with a finger band so you can keep the rest of your hand free for important stuff, i.e. holding many, many treats.

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    Promising review: "Works well — easy to hold and train at the same time. That makes a huge difference if your using treats to reward!" —fayefaye

    Price: $3.99

    24. A an interactive toy/slow feeder for cats who need to take it easy when they snack. Placing kibble inside the puzzle's tubes engages your cat's instincts to paw, which stimulates them and slows their eating.

    a reviewer's cat using the toy
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    Promising review: "I had to sit beside it and show my cat how to get the food. Once he got the idea, he loved it. HUGE difference in my apartment now that he cannot eat as fast as he could before. No more puking up meals! And yes, I definitely wanted less puking so that part gave me the happys." —Sundance

    Price: $14.99

    25. A container of pet eye wipes for cats and dogs with allergies or peepers prone to tears or eye gunk.

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    Promising review: "My baby girl has pretty serious allergies. We give her allergy meds every morning, but she still has runny eyes and can develop gunk at the corners if we don't stay on top of it. I got these to help. HUGE difference! I highly recommend using them in conjunction with tear stain remover combs, too — quite a bit of what I thought was simple staining came out with some combing." —Caer

    Price: $16.94+ (available in regular or biodegradable)

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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