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    27 Problem-Solving Pet Products From Amazon You'll Wish You'd Thought Of First

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    1. A small breed dental chew that helps clean teeth and freshen breath, so you can enjoy smol dog smooches without having to pinch your nose closed.

    A dog with the chews, which have been broken into smaller pieces

    Promising review: "I have a dachshund, a breed notorious for bad teeth and stinky breath, and my girl is no exception. She's had two dental cleanings at the vet and a number of extractions. Despite trying several products and brushing her teeth, I saw the plaque and tartar building up again. I found this and gave it a try. It took some time — a month for her breath to start smelling better, and two before I looked at her teeth and noticed a big reduction in tartar. Now, her teeth look nearly clean, her gums are pink, and her breath doesn't smell like death. You may have to pay a little more for these, but they WORK." —Carolan Ivey

    Price: $14.99+ (available in single or multi-packs, or Subscribe & Save for $14.24/ month)

    2. A waterproof GPS tracker so you can keep tabs on outdoor cats, dogs who roam on large properties, and any indoor pets who have been known to bust out and wander the neighborhood. Once you activate the tracker, you can follow your pet's movements on a live GPS map.

    Promising review: "So we have had the Tractive GPS Dog tracker for 10 days now, and we are very happy with this product. We live on five acres out in the country with farmland all around us. We also have a woods behind our property. Our dogs (1-year-old German shepherd sisters) would often disappear into them. They always come back but we were concerned about where they were going. The tracker has provided peace of mind—we now know that they are wandering off into the 40-acre soy bean field right next to our house, and into the woods behind us. They have not crossed the road (as they are trained not go near it). The ability to track them live, plus see a 24-hour history of where they have been and how many miles they have traveled, has been a bonus. We love this product and recommend it highly." —Bonnie

    Price: $45.99+ (available in two colors, and requires subscription from $4.99/ month)

    3. A cooling vest for doggos prone to summertime overheating. Just soak the vest in water, wring it out, and help your dog chill.

    A dog in the vest, which is light colored and covers the whole back and stomach, the way a shirt would

    Promising review: "We live in Arizona and our girl does not tolerate the heat well in the summer, especially now that she's gotten older. We have cooling bandanas that work okay, but she was still getting overheated on our morning walks. We decided to give this a try since nothing else was helping that much. We just got this vest last night and have already used it twice. It made such a difference for her! Last night, we went out for a walk that was over a mile when it was still 90 degrees outside, and she never got hot or slowed down at all. She wouldn't have made it a block in 90-degree weather without this vest. It stayed wet the entire time and we couldn't believe how cool the part beneath her chest was, even in the heat. I wish we bought this years ago! Our girl is 35 pounds with a 25" chest, and we ordered her a small. It fits really well!" —Ellie the Boxer

    Price: $59.95 (available in six sizes)

    4. A spray that helps prevent marking behavior, aka when your pet uses the area under your coffee table as a toilet. Just spray it wherever your pet has been going, let it sit, then wipe or vacuum. Plus, it removes stains and odors, too.

    The bottle, which has a trigger spray

    Promising review: "I have two male dogs who constantly mark over each other, especially on the pool table legs. NOT ANY MORE!!!! No stinky pool table legs in over a month. Nature's Miracle has stopped this behavior while doing NO damage to the furniture finish. Awesome product!!!!" —Robin Crosland

    Price: $3.01+ (available in two sizes, or Subscribe & Save for $3.01/ month)

    5. A larger, machine-washable calming dog bed for bigger pups who can't fit into smaller raised-rim donut beds, but would still benefit from their soothing qualities. Size XXXL fits dogs up to 100 pounds!

    The bed, which is fluffy, round, and made of faux fur

    Promising review: "I don't know how this happened, but it has actually calmed my anxious pit bull! It's the third of July and firecrackers have exploded all day, and she's laying in her bed without a care in the world! She normally spends the week leading up to the Fourth of July shaking, breaking down doors and chewing walls because of the noises. All I was looking for was a new bed and I got a miracle!" —Mim

    Price: $29.99+ (available in five sizes and 11 colors)

    6. A tree-mounted bungee tug toy so your pal can get the vigorous exercise and play they need without pulling your arms out of their sockets (after all your sockets do for you, they really do deserve a break).

    A dog pulls on the end of the toy, which hangs from a tree

    Promising review: "This is by far the best toy I’ve invested in. We have a 90-pound Doberman who is extremely talented at destroying toys. This bungee cord keeps him busy and helps him exercise while also helping him have lots of fun. The product is extremely durable and strong, and you can replace the toy at the end of the cord. I love that it stretches, because it keeps the dog interested and interacting—he thinks the toy jumps up and down on its own when he lets it go. I don’t even have to encourage him to go play with the toy — he just goes out and plays with it, for a good hour at the time." —Ana M.

    Price: $29.89

    7. A reptile water bowl that fits squarely in the corner of a tank so your snake or lizard won't easily knock it over.

    The bowl, which has a stone-style finish, and fits into a corner

    Promising review: "My snake always tipped over her old water bowl. She can’t tip this one over and I love it!" —Lisa Allen

    Price: $5.85+ (available in sizes S-XL and one or two-packs)

    8. A bike-mounted leash attachment so you can take your medium-to-large pupperino along on rides without wondering how you're going to steer your bike and hold the leash at the same time.

    A dog with their collar attached to the attachment, which is mounted slightly above the back wheel

    Promising review: "Before I got this attachment, I broke an arm cycling with my dog. Since I got this, it has been sooooo much more secure and safer than just using a leash. This gives you a lot more control and stability. I have used it in my dog, as well as several other dogs I sit, and they love it! I loved it so much I went ahead and got a second one for my other bike. I leave the attachment piece on when I am not cycling with a dog and just disconnect the stick. It is super quick and easy." —Hannah Legerwood

    Price: $79.99

    9. A bag of Greenies cheese-flavored pill pockets for dogs who hate taking their medicine but cannot resist a little fromage. Just place the pill inside the pocket, pinch the top closed, and serve it up like a regular treat.

    The pill pocket, which has a flat bottom and a Cheerio-shaped body that gets pinched closed around the pill

    Promising review: "My dog loves these! Her pills were quite big, and these covered the entire pill perfectly! She never knew there was a pill hidden inside. The pockets squish easily, and are very moldable. They are firm, but not too firm. They 'stink,' but in a good way. They certainly resemble a treat. They're roughly the size of a quarter, maybe a little smaller. Definitely works a lot better than hiding medicine in a slice cheese." —Mary

    Price: $7.98+ (available in 7.9 oz or 15.8 oz bags, or Subscribe & Save for $7.58+/ month)

    10. Or a bag of chicken-flavored pill pockets because your cats have grown wise to all your "wrapping a pill in deli meat" ways.

    The pill pockets with pills inside, and a penny for scale—the penny is slightly larger than the circumference of the pill pockets

    Promising review: "These are getting 5 stars from me because I was able to trick my cat into eating a pill. I've NEVER been able to get him to willingly eat a pill before/ Usually it's a 'two people and a towel' job. I followed a previous reviewers advice on how to get my cat to eat these and it worked like a charm. Start by introducing these with a piece of dry cat food tucked inside the pocket to get them used to the crunch, and get used to it as a positive thing, not just medicine. Then cut up the pills into smaller pieces, drop them into the top of the pocket, and make sure to wash your hands BEFORE TOUCHING THE OUTSIDE of the pill pocket to pinch it shut. Very helpful!" —Leah

    Price: $6.49 (or Subscribe & Save for $6.17/ month)

    11. A nontoxic nose balm for pups whose sniffers are dry, chapped, scaly, or could just use a little TLC.

    A reviewer's before-and-after shot of dog noses: on the left, dry and scaly, before application of the product; on the right, a smooth-looking nose

    Promising review: "Our vet told us our pug would need surgery in order to get rid of the crust that was growing on her nose. Having never owned a pug before, I believed him and began saving up for the expensive surgery. After doing a little research, I stumbled upon stories about pugs and dry noses. More research led to nose butter and the various brands. I took a chance and purchased this one. My pug's nose is completely healed WITHOUT surgery! Give it a try, I promise it works! I swear by it!" —Savannah Salas

    Price: $4.95+ (available in scented and unscented formulas, in eight sizes, with 70 different breed images)

    12. A self-warming bed that uses your pet's natural body heat to create warmth — so elderly pets who need heat for their joints, or small animals like Chihuahuas who are often chilly, can stay snug.

    The dog bed in the round style, which has a plush sherpa lining

    Promising review: "This bed is my 15-year-old arthritic cat's favorite bed now. She likes it better than the memory foam pillow basket, her sherpa bed, and even better than the bottom of her mommy's bed (which she has to be lifted to). Her left back knee is calcified and her left right knee is also showing a lot of wear. The front legs aren't as bad. Previous to purchasing this bed, she was walking with a curve in her spine to help brace herself to accommodate for her painful knee. She is no longer walking that way. Since getting this bed, she has show less stiffness when she gets up, does not curve her back when walking, and is no longer as grouchy about being petted near the site of her pain." —Katherine A. Kennedy

    Price: $19.99+ (available in two styles and five sizes)

    13. A USB-charged light-up leash with both steady and flashing light options, because you and your pup need to be visible on night walks, no matter the weather conditions.

    The leash, which has two lines of glowing material stretching from the handle to the collar

    Promising review: "We live in Las Vegas where it's very hot, so our dog walks typically occur late at night, so these leashes are a must! So easy to use and they have three settings. One with the lights on always, one where the lights flash slowly and one where the lights flash fast. The LED lights are only on one side of the leash, so when the leash turns, they're not always facing toward traffic but still provide light. They're easy to charge, too. We have been using them for about three months now with no issues. I try not to let the light run out completely because that defeats the purpose, but we go for 45-minute walks daily and I charge the leashes every eight to nine days. Even during quarantine, we have people almost daily asking from their porches or from across the street where we got these leashes! They are a fan favorite and we love them, too. The handle has a little extra padding, which makes it easy to hold and doesn't hurt your hand. This company also makes an LED collar sold separately. We have this for the blue leash and it works wonderfully." —Luis

    Price: $24.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors)

    14. An interactive mouse toy that will keep even the most difficult-to-distract kitty entertained. The robotic mouse scurries in and out of holes on the toy's surface, engaging your cat's natural hunting instincts (and keeping them busy for a few minutes so you can finish folding laundry).

    Two cats play with the toy, which is round, with a top with a carpeted top with three large holes that the mouse emerges from

    Promising review: "The cats go wild when I take this toy out. It’s super durable, too. My 15-pound cat sat on top of it and it was completely fine. For older cats, add some catnip to the middle of the toy and they’ll have a boatload of fun. I would recommend this to any cat owner." —Megan

    Price: $24.99 (originally $29.99)

    15. An easy-to-mount reptile terrarium thermometer with a color code, so you can quickly see if your little scaly buddy is at a comfortable temperature.

    The thermometer, which is round and adheres to the terrarium wall

    Promising review: "I've needed a better thermometer for my son's Blue Tongued Skink tank to ensure that her hot side is hot enough and her cool side is cool enough. I can't afford all those expensive thermometers, and when I found this one, the price was right in my budget. I got two, one for the cool side and one for the hot side, and they work great! Now I can ensure both her hot side and cool side are the right temperatures to keep her happy and comfortable." —Rachel

    Price: $5.16

    16. A transparent furniture shield that adheres directly to fabric, so your favorite furniture-destroying feline won't be able to sink their claws into your new couch or chair.

    The shields, which adhere directly to the couch

    The shields are adhesive-backed, and come with fasteners for additional security.

    Promising review: "I got new chairs for my living room because the old ones were my cats favorite 'scratching toys.' However, this time I covered the chairs with shields as soon as I assembled them. Needless to say, my cats are not happy. They came running to the living room as soon as I was done, to 'try' the new chairs with their claws. They looked at the shields, then looked at me like, 'What did you do? What's the point of having new chairs if we CAN'T scratch them!' Anyway, it's been a month already and my chairs are unharmed. I'm victorious at last!" —Lillian Cruz-Orengo

    Price: $26.99 (originally $35.99)

    17. A hands-free belt leash because it will make it easier to jog, hike, push a stroller, run errands, or otherwise travel with your best pal. If you need more control, just grab the built-in handles near the top and bottom of the leash.

    The leash, which has reflective material, and which wraps around the human's waist

    Promising review: "We recently rescued a young dog with a LOT of energy, so I decided to make her my running partner. I've used a hands-free running leash in the past (big brand name and a LOT more expensive), and this one is 10 times better. The fact that the leash is attached to the belt with a free moving D-ring means that my dog can move from side to side without me having to re-position the belt each time. All of the hardware is metal so I don't have to worry about anything breaking (apart from me!!) if she sees a rabbit. The bungee is just strong enough to lessen any strain on her neck (or my waist) if either of us slows down or speeds up, and the traffic handle is great when I need a bit more control around roads. Finally, the length is just right — not so long that it's a trip hazard to other runners around me, and not so short that I'm in danger of stepping on her as I run." —TH

    Price: $22.97 (available in eight colors)

    18. A cat-calming pheromone diffuser kit so that cats prone to marking, scratching, going outside the litter box, or just generally anxious behavior can get a little help relaxing.

    The diffuser, which plugs directly into a wall socket

    Promising review: "We were amazed at how this worked. Our 17-year-old cat started urinating everywhere but litter box. The vet suggested we look at this product. We were very skeptical, but we're amazed at the difference this made. After over a year using this product, Patches now is now 18-and-a-half and has no problems using litter box." —jim jarvis

    Price: $64.99

    19. A FURemover broom specifically designed for sweeping fur off of any surface, including carpets and hard surfaces. It also has a squeegee edge to clean liquids (pet-related or otherwise) off of hard surfaces.

    reviewer photo of the broom being used to clean up pet hair

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large breed dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so well! I am always amazed at what this picks up, even right after I run the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle, you can use the head to go in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly, I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." —Roseann

    Price: $12.44+ (available in five variations)

    20. A silicone-bristled paw washer, so you don't have to struggle with scrunched-up towels or soaked-through paper towels every time your buddy comes in with muddy paws.

    Promising review: "I would give it more stars if I could! My beagle mix is constantly digging in the yard, and we were looking for a way to clean her paws so she wasn’t tracking mud over our carpets. This is amazing and simple, plus it’s easy to clean. She doesn’t mind it so much. It’s better than the Tupperware we were dipping her paws in before. The little silicone 'fingers' get in between her pads. With a little vigorous dip and rotate, we were amazed how well it worked. We got the medium and she’s a puggle weighing 26 lbs." —Not today

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

    21. A set of dog training bells that your pup can use to let you know every time they want to be let outside to use the bathroom (instead of whining, barking, or whatever else their current method is).

    A dog with the bell, which dogs ring by tapping down on it with their paw (like the bell at the front desk of a hotel)

    Promising review: "We introduced our puppy to this when he was 11 weeks old. Although it's very easy to use and sensitive enough for his paw, we had minimal expectations for it, just because he was so young. We were shocked when, after a mere 12 hours, he began using it independently to initiate a potty break. It's been two weeks and he hasn't had a single potty accident in the house since! Best invention ever!" —L. Potter

    Price: $8.99 (available in two colors)

    22. A small, compressible, machine-washable travel dog bed, so you don't have to fuss with packing up your pup's big bed when it's time to travel — just compress the bed into its storage sack, pop it in your bag, and get ready to explore the world (or the part of the world that's of interest to dogs, anyway).

    Promising review: "I was originally looking at a $70 camp bed to bring with me camping for my dog, but decided to try this one out first. I'm glad I did. It's perfectly sized, incredibly light and very durable. My dog loved laying on it, and having the warm/cool sides worked well for switching between putting it down in the camp site during the day and in the tent at night. It stuffed a lot smaller than I thought it would after reading some reviews. It was definitely smaller than a sleeping bag when put into the stuff sack, and could probably compress even more if you bought a different compression bag." —Joseph Hinton

    Price: $28.95

    23. A grooming glove for the cat or pup who goes running when you bring out the brush. The glove's nubs massage your cat or dog and collect loose hair as you pet them.

    The glove, which gets covered in loose fur as you pet

    Promising review: "This glove is perfect for our one kitty who hates to be brushed. Our family recently added kitty number three, a big, beautiful long-haired Maine Coon who despises being brushed or bathed. It was such a struggle as his cat hair started taking over our lives. Honestly, I did not think this grooming glove would work, but let me just say, it is wonderful. Our kitty Nicki just loves the feeling it gives him, and we love the astounding amount of kitty hair that is now in the glove, rather than on every surface in our home. Thank you, wonderful seller. We LOVE this glove." —Colleen5991

    Price: $7.99

    24. A no-spill water bowl that releases more water as your puppo drinks, preventing spills, overflow, soaked faces, and gross little food bits floating in the water.

    The water bowl, which is square, with a deep rim

    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I ordered this. I have a 100 pound lab Shepard mix, and after he drinks, he leaves trails of water and a big puddle where the bowl is. He is also notorious for moving his food dish exactly where he wants it, laying down, and flipping it over so it spills in front of him for easy access. I had little hope he would actually drink out of this and not chew it up. I also didn’t know how it would do with spillage. This thing is AMAZING!! No spillage, easy to clean, and it prevents his face folds from soaking up too much excess water—only a drop here or there. I would recommend this to anyone. I’ve used it for a month now, and I’m still giddy every time I go to clean and see a dry mat. I’ve had my dog for five years, and one month is a record of being puddle-free." —FurMom

    Price: $15.99+ (available in four colors)

    25. A padded, reflective, no-pull harness with a top handle, so you and your bestie can have the safest, most comfortable walks ever, without worrying about tugging, darting, or harnesses that cut painfully into their skin.

    The harness, which has a leash ring in front as well as the back

    Promising review: "I was starting to hate walking our 8-month-old AmStaff mix puppy. He's 50 lbs, and very strong and determined. The tugging and pulling were killing my shoulder, regardless of the length of the lead. But with the harness clipped in the front, he physically can't continue to pull. It fits just fine around his ribs with plenty of room to grow. We have it as tight as it can go around the neck and it's a little loose, but he hasn't been able to slip out of it. Also, while walking one night, one of my neighbors pulled over to tell me how much he liked the reflectors. He said he saw us walking from quite a distance away. I'm so happy we bought this. It's made walking him enjoyable again. I definitely recommend it to anyone who has a dog that pulls when walking." —Mike nowak

    Price: $16.98+ (available in four sizes and 12 colors)

    26. A waterproof mat that's designed to catch litter as it falls off your cat's paws, so they don't track it all over the house. Stray litter is caught in the mat's honeycomb pockets and can be dumped back into the litter box for use.

    The mat, which is rubbery and has a honeycomb pattern in order to catch the litter

    Promising review: "This mat is absolutely necessary! Love it. Now, the cat room stays clean for days. The mats I owned in the past had big spaces, and the litter would still spread. The tiny holes on this mat really trap the litter, whether you use sand or crystals. It's easy to shake off into a garbage bag or even right back into litter box. It is shipped with little aroma sachets. Nice touch. 10 stars item." —M.V.

    Price: $10.99+ (available in two sizes)

    27. An elevated dog bowl because it can help prevent the neck and back strain that taller or older dogs can feel when leaning down to eat.

    A dog eats from the elevated bowl set, which is a small plastic rectangular table with two metal dog bowls embedded in it

    Promising review: "Before this product, we had your good ol’ metal bowls that rested on the ground. I started noticing that our dog’s neck would strain from having to bend so low to eat. Sometimes, our dog would end up just laying down and eating from the bowls, leading to a very uncomfortable experience for him. Or he would leave his meal half-eaten. Then, in comes this product, which truly improved our dog’s quality of life! He can now eat comfortably without craning his neck. He has become more interested in eating and now always finishes his meals in one sitting. This product is suitable to medium and large dogs." —Eric

    Price: $45.99+ (available in two colors)

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