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    25 Pet Products On Amazon That Apartment Owners Swear By

    Everything you need to make life with your furriest roommate a little easier (now, if only they'd pay their half of the rent on time).

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    1. An artificial grass potty pad that lasts longer than traditional training pads and can be used outdoors on a patio or balcony, for your pup's middle-of-the-night (or middle-of-the-torrential-rain-storm) bathroom needs.

    A dog next to the mat, which is rectangular, and covered in dark green artificial grass
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    Promising review: "My mini doxie loves this outdoor bathroom. We are in an apartment building and it’s on the outside porch. She stands at the sliding door when she needs to use the bathroom. It was easy to train her, too. Looks like grass, lasts longer than pads and easy to clean. A great alternative when walking the dog is not always an option!" —lisa totta

    Price: $29.99+ (available in two sizes)

    2. An enclosed litter box with an adorable mid-century aesthetic, for folks who don't have the room to stash an unsightly box off in a far-away corner. Plus, the enclosure contains the eau de litter.

    The litter box, which is on small splayed legs and is oval-shaped, with a small circular hole for entry, in blue
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    Promising review: "Super nice! Love the functionality and size. Perfect for apartment living. Looks cute and has everything I’d want and need out of a litter box. The scoop included is very nice, and it even has a little compartment for bags! I also used it for our road trip cross country with my car. Had that in the back for him and it didn’t smell at all and was very clean. 10/10 recommend this product. Wish it was cheaper, but honestly one of my favorite products ever purchased for my cat." —Ashlie

    Price: $139.99 (available in three colors)

    3. Or a cabinet-style litter box, so even if you have a studio, you can give your kitty a little privacy, without disrupting your interior design.

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    Promising review: "We put it together right away. It took some time but instructions were easy to follow. It fit together perfectly. The quality is exceptional for the money. A very nice piece of furniture. Since we have an apartment, it looks great and hides where our kitty needs to go. Very pleased with our purchase." —deborah

    Price: $199.99+ (available in two sizes and six foot styles)

    4. An easy-to-install pet door that fits onto your sliding glass doors, no cutting or complex installation required. Attach the panel to your pre-existing door frame with screws or adhesive strips and voila! Your pet gets easy backyard access, and you get an easy way to remove the pet door when it's time to move, Airbnb your place, etc.

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    Promising review: "Was very easy to install and keeps the cold out. Perfect for apartments, or older folks who don't want a big job of installing a normal pet door. Glass is double pane and is well-made." —Angelle Welsh

    Price: $189.95+ (available in sizes S-L)

    5. A set of two potty training bells (plus training clicker), so your pup can let you know when it's time to grab the leash and head downstairs (instead of just silently standing at the door until it's almost too late).

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    Promising review: "I live in an apartment and I trained my puppy to ring the bell when he needs to go outside. With consistent training, he has figured it out. The clicker is great to train the dogs to use the bell and other training as well. Great tool for puppies." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $8.99 (available in three colors)

    6. A collapsible cat tree that can be stored away when you need to make room for guests.

    The cat tree, which is X-shaped, with a hideout on the bottom and hammock on top
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    Promising review: "Seriously. I live in a one-bedroom apartment and this guy is a game-changer. It’s not an eye sore, there’s little/no assembly and I can store it under our couch when we have people over and I don’t want them to think I’m clutter-y. Oh yeah, and my cat really likes it. If your cat is a monster like mine, though, don’t count on the hanging things to stick around past day one." —Casey D

    Price: $42.29

    7. A handheld pet hair vacuum, so even if your space isn't big enough to bother with a full-sized vacuum, you don't have to be buried alive in fur.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this because I have a small apartment and two dogs, and vacuuming regularly is a must. I love this, it's portable and easy to use. It does a better job than my full-size vacuum, which kept crapping out and not picking everything up. Because I have a small space, it’s not worth paying a lot for a bigger and better vacuum, and I don’t mind walking around with this. I’ll be trying it to clean up my car next. It’s great for getting in the small spaces and corners that I can’t reach with other vacuums." —Dayna Russo

    Price: $69.99+ (available in two models)

    8. A chic cat tree, because in an apartment where space is at a premium, it's worthwhile to get pet play areas that double as decor.

    The cat tree, which is dark wood in a curving vertical shape, with scratch pads, platforms, and a hideout built in
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    Promising review: "Initially, I was skeptical when it came to spending $300 on a cat tower. However, I viewed this purchase as an investment, and as soon as I opened up the packaging and saw the pieces, I knew that it was worth the money. My cat and I absolutely love this tower. It is incredibly well-made, sturdy, and looks great in my small apartment! The instructions for assembling the tower were pretty straight forward, I would say it is best to have two people assemble the tower, specifically holding the large center piece in place as the other screws it in place." —Laney

    Price: $369.99+ (available in four colors)

    9. Or a hanging, portable, multi-level cat condo, for folks who move often, or just need a kitty play area that won't take up precious floor space.

    The five-level cat condo, which has entrances/ peepholes on multiple floors, and attaches to the back of doors with built-in straps
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    Promising review: "I originally bought this 1.5 years ago because I wanted to give my kitty more space in our micro apartment and create a sort of ladder to the loft. It has since traveled around the country with the kitty and myself. It packs well during a move, is very simple to set up, and provides a nice, high, cozy place for her to watch the apartment from. I feel that this was the best thing I've gotten for her. I bought the small version because my kitty is small. At one point we lived with another, very large (16 lbs) cat who had trouble fitting into the kitty condo and could only fit in the bottom floor." —Rae-O

    Price: $97.05+ (available in regular and recyclable box)

    10. A mentally stimulating dog food puzzle toy, so your pup can stay engaged and entertained all day long, even if you don't have a lot of space for them to explore.

    The toy, which is round, with covered bone-shaped compartments that the dog can remove to find the snacks
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    Promising review: "I have a 2-year-old GSD/Black Lab who is a bundle of energy. She's not super destructive but she's anxious all the time and constantly wants attention. I live in an apartment and work all day long. I was worried she was getting bored a lot. So after a lot of research and recommendations from a dog behavioral group, I spent the money on this and another toy. It's been great! I can see a change in her. Using her brain has chilled her out more and I feel she is way happier now! I recommend this a lot! The red lids do easily pop off, but you can pop them back on easily. I sit with my dog while she does this puzzle because she is a chewer and I don't want her to eat the pieces, and I remove it and put it away when done. So if your dog does like to chew, I would recommend sitting with them. I will purchase other toys from this brand. Quality of life for my dog has gone up!" —Ashia Myers

    Price: $9.99+ (available in 4 levels and 19 varieties)

    11. A set of cat feeding toys that will stimulate your indoor kitty, even if you only have a small place. Fill the toy mice with food and hide them around your apartment to engage your cat's instinct to hunt and explore.

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    Promising review: "Literally, they have changed our lives. We live in a smaller apartment and our cat is indoors-only, and we are always looking for ways to enrich his environment. We feed our cat his dry food before we go to bed at night using these mice (he gets wet food twice a day also). He LOVES it. Every night before we go to bed we fill up his mice with just a small amount of dry food (about 1 full scoop between all three mice) and we hide them. He purrs and meows and gets very excited. If I go in the bedroom before I give him his mice, he comes in to let me know that I have not completed my human duties for the day. We showed him where we hid them the first few times and then slowly hid them in more and more spots throughout the house. He has no problem finding them. Every time we hid them in a new spot, we make sure he sees where we put it. We even used them to help get him to use a cat perch he wasn't that interested in. We always put a mouse on it, and now it's his favorite place to sleep. We did have an issue with him pulling the elastic tails out, but all we needed to do was tie a few extra knots and it's not a problem any more." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $14.45

    12. A pet smell neutralizing candle, because no matter how much you love your pets, sometimes, you'd like to smell them a little less.

    The candle, which comes in a glass jar with a removable top
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    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I have two dogs (a cane corso and a morkie) and I am always complaining about the smell in our apartment. The dog smell is so strong sometimes, but this candle has changed everything. I love how it doesn't have a strong smell to it, so it's good for people with sensitive noses. I really don't know how it does it, but it manages to mask the smell and neutralize it. Plus, the glass it comes in looks decorative and can definitely be reused when the candle wax is all gone." —NB

    Price: $21.95+ (available in one or two packs and 34 scents)

    13. A railing safety net, so your fur babies can enjoy your balcony or loft area without any risk of falling or getting stuck.

    The mesh railing safety net, which ties at the top and bottom of the net, so the pet cannot get between the railings
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    Promising review: "We have three cats and live in a second floor apartment with a balcony. Our cats discovered that they LOVE going outside, but got a little too brave for my comfort by sticking their heads through the railings. This was incredibly easy to install and it came with more than enough zip ties. It also works as a semi-privacy screen, which is nice. Kitties can safely enjoy the balcony now!" —R. Whitacre

    Price: $14.99+ (available in two sizes and colors)

    14. A raised kitty perch that attaches to the window with suction cups, so you can add some vertical play space to your apartment without making room for a whole cat tree, or messing up your walls by drilling a bunch of holes.

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    Promising review: "I waited about a month to write a review so I could see how this product holds up. I live in a smaller apartment and wanted to add more vertical space for my cat. This product was a perfect find for that! I was concerned on how sturdy this perch would be as my cat is a bit chunky for her size (about 14 lbs), but I have had no issues. The suction cups are super strong but also quite easy to remove if needed. The tubes are a weaker plastic than typical PVC, however, my cat has been jumping up and down on the perch for about a month now and there are no bends or cracks like other reviews have said. My cat absolutely loves this perch and I definitely recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $19.99

    15. A set of two pet bowls built into an easy-to-clean silicone mat, so you won't have to worry about spilled water dripping through to the next floor, or kibble falling somewhere hard-to-reach, where it becomes a meal for gross, apartment-dwelling pests.

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    Promising review: "I almost never write reviews, because I'm lazy and want to do my shopping in peace, and privately. But I'm so pleased with this, and its simplicity and effectiveness has amazed me. For some reason, my cats had decided lately to spill their water. Slanted-side bowls wouldn't tip, but they still smacked them and I'd come home to a small river on my kitchen floor (especially problematic since I'm in a second floor apartment). This contraption is simple and perfect. They still occasionally try to bat at the water, but the most they can accomplish is an ounce or so on the mat, which has an edge to prevent even that bit from getting on the floor. My stress level is way lower. Worth every penny." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $18.99+ (available in two sizes)

    16. A wall-mounted scratching post for apartments that don't have the floor space for a large traditional scratcher.

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    Promising review: "I ordered this last year after moving into a smaller apartment. In my previous apartment, my cat had plenty of space to run around and I could have a couple different cat towers with scratching posts in random spots. In my new, smaller apartment, space is at a premium, so I had to find something I could attach to the wall. To make this sturdier, I actually attached command strips to the wooden door frame, then fastened the clips that came with this product to the Command Strips. This provided a much sturdier hold. My cat is 11, and loves to stretch when he scratches, so mounting it was perfect for him. The product lasted for about a year before I had to remove it from the hooks and toss it." —iMike

    Price: $34.99

    17. A thick, reusable, machine-washable potty pad, so you can train your pup (or care for an aging doggo) without worrying about anything damaging your floors or carpets, or leaking into the apartment below.

    a dog on the gray quilted mat with paws and bones printed on it
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    Promising review: "This is very convenient. I have a puppy, and she does not know where to use the bathroom yet. So I put this underneath the cage so she can learn and not mess up the rug in the apartment. This is super large, very very useful and a great price for how big it is. Machine-washable, good quality, no weird smells."—LEHAO DENG

    Price: $39.79+ (available in two prints)

    18. A bottle of pet stain and odor remover spray that works on carpet, tile, and hardwood, because nothing will make you realize how small a 500-square-foot studio really is like a lingering pet smell.

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    Promising review: "I live in a one bedroom apartment that is 98% carpet. There's even carpet in front of the bathroom sink, it's a little weird. I have a Breeze litter box for my cat, and a rubber mat underneath it on the carpet. Go figure, I dropped the fully loaded pee pad on the carpet by accident, causing cat pee to get in to the carpet. The cleaning stuff I had wasn't cutting it, my apartment smelled horrid. I looked online and immediately found this, and figured I would give it a try. I did as the instructions said: I sprayed the ever loving snot out of the spot with cat pee, waited about an hour, and then I put a towel over the spot. I also put a heavy box on top of the towel. I actually left it there for more than a day because I lost track of life. Then, I smelled both the towel and the area, and both just smelled like the cleaner (which is not a terrible smell). I vacuumed the spot, and everything looks normal again. I left my apartment for a bit, and came back in, and my apartment smelled like cleaner. So a big thank you to whoever made this product. I'm pretty impressed!" —Rachel

    Price: $19.95+ or Subscribe & Save for $18.97+/month (available in 32 oz or gallon bottles)

    19. A 3.5-pound dry pet food storage container with a pour spout, so you don't have to waste precious, precious space storing big, unwieldy bags of dry pet food.

    The container, which has a rectangular plastic body and a pouring spout at the top, with a detachable measuring cup
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    Promising review: "Great for travel and small apartments!" —Adela

    Price: $11.99

    20. A pressure-mounted walk-through pet gate with a cat door, for apartments with lots of pets, lots of love, but not quite enough doors.

    The door, which has a small cat door built into the bottom that can be opened or secured shut
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    Promising review: "This works great in our apartment! Divides the bunny room from the rest of the house. When the bunny is loose in his room, we close the cat door and he can visit with the cat and dog the gate. When he is away, the cat door is open so the cat can sit in the window in the bunny room, or just get away from the dog if needed. When I open the big door, the dog navigates it perfectly. We love it!" —Carolyn M.

    Price: $39.99

    21. A set of foldable pet steps with railings, so older, injured, or just plain tiny pets can stay independent, and you can stow them away when you need to make extra space.

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    Promising review: "I was very nervous ordering these because I was afraid my dog would not like them. I have a 9-pound morkie who is, I believe, tall for a morkie. The stairs are for her to get on the bed. I spent quite a lot of time looking at all the different types of steps on Amazon, as well as several other websites. This is why I chose this set:

    1. I thought she would feel more comfortable with the side panels.

    2. I chose this set, the extra large size, because they were wider and I felt that the more room she has, the more comfortable she would be.

    3. I chose this set over the plastic non-folding design because I live in a small apartment, and at times I will need to put them out of the way.

    What I think since I got them:

    1. It was simple to lock the legs out. I have laminate floors so I put the stick on pads provided onto the bottom of the steps, and i have had no problem with the stairs sliding.

    2. The carpet treads are a bit larger than the indentations in the step, so i just centered them.

    3. Chloe has been a champ since day one!! It only took me once to show her where to go up and down the steps and she did it!

    I have no negatives to say about these steps at all!" —Kathi R.

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

    22. An air purifier, for when your pet's fur and dander becomes your uninvited new roommate.

    The air purifier, which is compact and plugs into an outlet
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    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I bought this because we recently adopted a cat, and the air in our studio apartment was really feeling the effects of it (with cat fur and litter dust). We'd wake up from sleep with really dry throats, and both of us were sneezing SO much throughout the day. It wasn't even 10 minutes after we plugged in the air purifier that the air honestly felt so much better—and the first night sleeping with it was a COMPLETE game-changer. Even our cat now likes to sleep on the bed next to where we put the purifier on our nightstand!! To any pet owners reading this — this will make a huge difference!!" —ifall

    Price: $69.99

    23. A silicone-bristled paw washer, so you can clean muddy or dusty paws easily, even if there isn't much space to manuever.

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    Promising review: "This works great! Quality is great and it comes apart easily to rinse off every few uses. My 75 lb lab always has dirty feet after a stroll in the winter/spring/fall in the Midwest, and living in an apartment with no garage space or mudroom to clean him up is not ideal! The paw washer is easy to use and after dunking each foot a few times, we just wipe his feet off with a towel to get any remaining (sometimes dirty) water off of his paws without having to give him a full bath. I ordered the Large but we could have probably done better with the medium." —Haley Albright

    Price: $10.79+ (available in three sizes and six colors)

    24. A soft Chuckit! ball designed for indoor use, so you can play fetch to your heart's content without annoying your neighbors (or messing up the drywall).

    A dog with the ball, which is covered in soft, yarn-like threads
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    Promising review: "My dog absolutely loves this toy and so do I! My apartment has hardwood floors in every area except the bedroom. When my dog plays with harder toys and drops them, it make a loud noise which annoys me, and I’m sure my downstairs neighbors, as well. This toy is soft and can be thrown with almost no noise. The only downside is that it will not last long at all if you have a chewer and don’t take the toy away when fetch is over." —Austin

    Price: $7.09 or Subscribe & Save for $7.09/ month

    25. And a door protector that will keep your door (and security deposit) safe from scratches and claw marks.

    The door protector, which adheres directly to the door with stickable Velcro spots
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    Promising review: "I love this. It looks so nice. Previously, I bought a plastic product for the door. It didn't cover as much area and it looked like cheap plastic. This product looks more like an acrylic. It also works great for protecting my apartment door." —Kelly Ellis

    Price: $29.90+ (available in three sizes)

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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