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    28 Products That'll Make Life Easier For You *And* Your Pet

    As if your pet's life wasn't already easy enough. 🙄

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    1. A pack of Burt's Bees cat wipes designed to keep your kitty nice and fresh between washes (because we both know how much they HATE taking baths).

    reviewer photo showing their cat next to a pack of the wipes

    I see fewer scratches and bite marks in your future.

    Promising review: "Our son was having a lot of dander on his back near the base of his tail. We kept up the brushing but it wasn't going away. Looking at the reviews I decided to go for the dander wipes. Well I have used it twice and was blown away. His dander is pretty much all gone now. Plus his hair seems shinier and silkier after his brushing and using the wipes. Not to mention our baby boy looks just like the cat on the packaging. All around I will continue to buy these and use once a week or twice every two weeks to keep up his beautiful orange coat. Thanks Burt's Bees!" —Tom Cincotta

    Get them from Amazon for $6.49.

    2. A wall suction treat dispenser that'll make bath time, nail trimming, and general training SO much easier. While your pet is focused on the peanut butter staring into their eyes, you can work on getting them groomed.

    Many reviewers suggest freezing this with the peanut butter on it first so that your pup has to really work at getting all that deliciousness out — which'll keep them occupied for a little longer so you can do what you need to do!

    Promising review: "Tried this with our lab puppy when I needed to sweep and vacuum the floors. This kept her busy for a while so I could clean in peace! I filled it with peanut butter and placed it on the refrigerator door. She loves it! Also used this when we had company to keep her busy so she wouldn't be such a pest." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    3. A nail grinder that's a heckuva lot easier to use than traditional clippers. It's also just wayyy less intimidating, so your pup might actually let you give them a pedicure without having a complete meltdown. 💅

    reviewer photo showing their nails before and after using the grinder

    Promising review: "My older dog (15) has been suffering with long nails for some time. It's affected her ability to walk, and she's always falling. I've taken her to the groomer, tried to clip them myself, taken her walking and none of that helped. I even took her to the vet and had them put her under anesthesia to clip her nails. That didn't do much at all and they recommended I not do that often because of her age. So I got this and hoped for the best. I am beyond impressed and thankful! In one session this has made a huge difference. My dog didn't move or jerk around like she normally does. She just laid there and let me take care of her nails. I could not believe it When we were done and she got up to walk, I could no longer hear the loud tapping on the floors. She is gonna have to get used to walking normally again." —georgiadiva2k

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. An antibacterial toothpaste so your pup can keep their grill nice and pearly, and you can *finally* accept kisses again — their breath was just that bad.

    Promising review: "I write this for Pabu, a Shih Tzu. The vanilla mint flavor disappeared for a long time and Pabu would refuse all other flavors. This arrived yesterday and he went right for the first link. Happy breath and dental care again. Woo-hoo!" —Mikah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.44.

    5. A medicated dog shampoo formulated *without* parabens, dyes, or soap to manage dandruff, mange, and fungal/bacterial infections. They'll be so much more comfortable, and you'll be able to sleep at night knowing your pooch isn't suffering.

    reviewer before and after photo showing the dandruff completely gone from their pet's fur

    Promising review: "Naturally, because of the ingredients, it has a strong smell. However, it does seem to leave my dog's skin feeling dry and provides good relief for her poor itchy skin. My dog Molly is a 9-pound mini dachshund whose little chest makes contact with the grass all the time so her skin gets itchy and irritated. I’ve been bathing her regularly with this shampoo and it is giving her some relief. No more greasy, flaky skin. Her skin and fur is now dry and soft." —Climbyourarms

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96.

    6. A suction cup cat hammock so your cats can lounge peacefully in the sun, rather than on the expensive couch you just bought.

    reviewer photo showing their cats cuddling on the cat hammock

    Promising review: "My cat loves to sit on the top of my sofa cushions, and I'm no fan of him deflating my couch... or covering it in hair! I was skeptical of this one since it was cheaper than other ones. But proved me wrong. It has great suction and my cat loves laying on it in the sun. I did have to put him there a few times and pet him until he stayed. Now he goes right to it every day! Some people asked about chewing the wires. I notice he does this sometimes but not for long and hasn't even put a dent in them." —Kristi M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. A dog paw cleaning device to make sure your home stays mud- and dirt-free all year long. It might even feel like a luxurious spa treatment for your pup every time you come back from a walk!

    reviewer photo showing their dog's paw in the paw cleaner

    Okay, probably not. But even if they *despise* this tool, at the very least it'll help keep your house somewhat clean.

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    8. An LED collar that'll keep your pet safe on your walks (especially since it gets dark so freaking early), and give you some entertaining content for your Insta story., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love that this product is rechargeable. A solid hour of walking and the light remains bright. It's a great price especially because you save money on the purchase of batteries. I didn't test the products strength. I just add it onto my dog's neck for night time walks and take it off afterwards. The entire collar lights up as seen in pictures posted by others. I add an adapter to the recharging wire that enables me to plug it into the wall socket and not just the computer. It doesn't take long to completely charge and I recharge it every 3 days or so just to make sure the power doesn't accidentally run out. I am completely happy with this product. I highly recommend this product for a safer nighttime walk with the dogs." —M

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes XS–L and 11 colors).

    9. A snout soother to moisturize their crusty nose! They'll be so grateful for a smooth snout, and you'll be even more grateful to not find nose crusties in your bed., Amazon

    Promising review: "Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol's repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn't work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some black magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A handheld dog shower attachment that might *actually* make your pooch enjoy getting a bath. It'll feel so soothing on their coat, rather than just standing in lukewarm water as you scrub them with shampoo. And, *fingers crossed*, it might help prevent them from trying to jump out!

    reviewer photo showing a dog in the bathtub being rinsed with the shower attachment

    Promising review: "Owners of long-haired/thick-coated breeds: This is what you've been looking for. I've waited over 20 years for this and have used everything from custom heads to kitchen wash heads. The water flow from this even at low pressure (40 psi) is excellent, adjustment on handle are well-thought-out, and this WILL get right through a thick undercoat." —Animal Doctor

    Get it from Amazon for $36.97 (available in two sizes).

    11. A pet grooming tool with extra-thin, extra-long teeth designed to truly give your pup the blowout of their dreams. It'll also help them shed less!

    reviewer photo showing their dogs fur completely brushed out

    You're both about to be strutting down the street looking like you just left Drybar.

    Promising review: "Great product! I have a 5-month-old lab who would scream when I brushed her. With this brush she relaxes and I get five times as much hair off. I didn't know she had that much loose hair! Buying another for my brother!" —Katie Boone

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97

    12. A Furbo dog camera straight from the future. Not only does it allow you to keep a watchful eye on your pet 24/7, it also syncs with your Amazon Alexa to send you barking alerts — and even lets you toss your pet a treat!


    You don't have to worry about your pet getting into trouble while they're home alone, and your pet doesn't ever have to go more than a few hours without a treat. Wins all around.

    Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot... When I got the Furbo, things got much better! Furbo sent me notifications to my phone when he was crying, so I would log on and talk to him right away. This changed everything!! My puppy knows I'm always there, so his separation anxiety is getting better. He cries less, and I feel much more relieved." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $169 (originally $249).

    13. A top entry litter box that'll prevent litter from scattering everywhere when you're trying to freshen things up for your feline. They'll also love jumping up and down from it a couple times before they do their business.


    Promising review: "My cat used it within the first 20 minutes I had it ready to go! No issues at all so far! Sleek and beautiful litter box! Very classy and makes cleaning litter a breeze! At first it was bigger then expected but once I put it where my old litter box was I realized it fit a lot nicer then my old litter box did which was HUGE and had a hood!" –Julianna Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in four colors).

    14. Or, a self-cleaning litter box to automatically remove waste for you, which means you don't have to scoop, clean, or refill it for weeks at a time. AND, your purring friend will *always* have a fresh place to go.

    reviewer photo showing their cat in the self-cleaning litter box

    This litter box comes with a pre-portioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. After the tray's sensor detects that your cat has left the box, it will clean the tray in 5, 10, or 20 minutes, depending on which setting you choose. When the tray is full, all you have to do is remove it and dispose of the waste.

    Promising review: "This is a really great idea for busy people such as myself. I love cats, but not their litter box. This one is really odor free and does all the dirty work. You will love it. I recommend it to all cat lovers. It is a timesaver as well." —Coco

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95.

    15. A chew toy set that's so aesthetically pleasing, you won't even complain when you come home and find them laying all over the floor. This set is ultra-durable, which means your pup won't be able to destroy them in less than five minutes like they've done to all their other toys.

    Wild One

    This bundle includes the triangle tug, twist toss, and bolt bite — you can also buy them individually and all are made with 100% natural rubber.

    Get all three from Wild One for $36 (originally $39; available in four colors).

    16. A Snuggle Puppy to help with with everything from crate training to alleviating anxiety caused by things like separation, fireworks, and thunderstorms. It even features a "real feel" pulsing heartbeat and a heat pack that appeal to your pup's natural instincts to make for the ultimate cuddle buddy.,

    Now you can rest assured your pup won't get lonely when you go off to work or run errands.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about getting a $40 stuffed animal for my dog, but I’m so glad I did! We got our Frenchie on a Monday night and we were up three times that night with her and Tuesday night. The puppy buddy came in on Wednesday evening and I immediately let her use it. I turned on the heart beat for her and she was immediately intrigued by it. The final test was seeing how she did overnight. She slept all night! We heard her whine for not even a full minute at one point but she went back to sleep quickly. She now looks for her puppy when she is ready to lay down." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in five colors).

    17. A dog carseat, because your pup deserves to be safe in transit, too. It can also help alleviate any anxiety or carsickness they might experience.

    Amazon / Via

    Best of all, this'll hopefully help keep them from trying to crawl on your lap while you're gripping the wheel and trying to switch lanes.

    Promising review: "I used to HATE driving around with my dog just laying on the seat. It was dangerous! He would roll and slide when we made a turn or had to hit our brakes. I knew I needed to do something. I chose this one because it was actually like a basket as opposed to others that didn’t have sides that were raised enough. This was simple to install! Literally put it over your headrest, then wrap the buckle around the seat and clip and tighten! That’s it! On to my dog: He loves it! He feels SAFE in it and that’s the best thing. He can actually sleep on a car ride now! Before we got this, he threw up in the car from being car sick. Not anymore, he is secure and isn’t being bounced around. He can also see out the window safely." –Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $61.25 (available in five colors).

    18. A pet carrier designed to keep your cat calm with its roomy, heads-out design, which makes traveling with and grooming them essentially effortless.,

    Promising review: "I have a 20-pound, 13-year-old diabetic cat who haaaaaaates going to the vet, so in an attempt to make her as comfy as possible, I purchased this carrier. The day it arrived I unzipped it and set it on the floor and found her sleeping in it hours later LOL. My vet even commented on how nice it was. She has to go in every so often for them to test her glucose levels and they don't even have to take her out of the carrier; they just unzip the top portion and can draw blood easier that way since she can't really escape (or bite them like she did the first visit without this carrier). He told me he wished more cat owners had a carrier like this since it made their job much easier that day." —SaraPo

    Get it from Amazon for $18.39+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    19. An automatic pet feeder so that you don't have to interrupt whatever it is you're doing to feed the cats. This can help your pet stay on a consistent eating schedule, whether you're home or not.

    reviewer photo showing their cat next to their automatic feeder

    This automatic feeder can hold up to 12 meals depending on the size of each portion (you can choose from 1/8 cup to 4 cups).

    Promising review: "Our cat is fat. Her life is pretty much driven by food and the only way we've been able to keep her at a moderately sustainable weight is by giving her healthy food she hates and this pet feeder. Every time we come back from a trip, there are a few more claw and bite marks on it, but it holds strong. She's even tried to sit on it, but it's done nothing more than presumably horrify it a little. She used to move around the bowl so when feeding time came she could put her head where the chute is and feel the food rain down her head like Augustus Gloop in the chocolate factory. I would recommend this for anyone who has a cat who is consumed with eating and getting food. Her persistence has defeated every other one we have tried. Yes it is expensive. Yes it is absolutely worth it." —BMoney

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    20. Or this handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed. Those hungry puppy eyes aren't fooling anyone now, Fido!

    reviewer holding the dog feeding tracker with their pup in the background

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    21. An Outward hound pet life jacket so your dog can enjoy the comfort of swimming in a refreshing pool or lake, and you won't have to worry about being a lifeguard.,

    Promising review: "Great life jacket! I ordered this for my mini long-haired dachshund, who tries hard but is not a strong swimmer. He's able to stay afloat with this vest (we're still working on keeping his head above water, but the neck piece on this vest helps a lot)." —Kristina Circelli

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    22. Folding pet steps to help your pet reach higher ground — your bed, the sofa, a car — without having to jump up and strain their precious little joints.

    Now you won't break your back trying to lift them into your vehicle.

    Promising review: "Great value and works really well. We have two large dogs (85 lbs and 92 lbs) and two big trucks (large SUV and GMC Sierra, a tall pick-up truck) and this works just fine. It's just an inch or two short of the back of my SUV and maybe 6 inches shorter than the back of the Sierra. It's an easy extra step for the dogs. Folds down nicely to fit in either truck and the dogs really do not have any problems getting in or out. Really helping our backs… NOT lifting these big (old) dogs in and out of our vehicles!" —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in two sizes)

    23. An ear treatment that'll keep your pet's ears clean and healthy. It can also help prevent nasty infections and complications down the road that could result in a hefty bill from your veterinarian.

    reviewer photo showing their dog's ears improving in health day after day thanks to the ear treatment

    Promising review: "My dog has had chronic ear infections for years now. Every other month or so she’d get an infection and $200 later we’d have meds from the vet who confirmed what we already knew. I finally decided to give an unprescribed treatment a try and it worked AMAZINGLY. Followed the instructions for a week, and her ear is completely healed! Much easier to pay $20 as opposed to $200 when you get the same results! I highly recommend." —Fromal16

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    24. A dog carrier backpack so you can carry your pet around with ease. The backpack's ventilated, waterproof design will keep them comfortable through even the toughest travel conditions.

    person walking a dog while carrying another in a red backpack on their back

    Promising review: "We bought this backpack for our Yosemite/Mammoth hiking trip with the dogs. Here are the highlights: It's really well-made. It's comfortable to wear – even lugging around a furry rascal. I love the water bottle pockets on the side and the laptop pocket inside. Our 13 lb Chihuahua fits in it perfectly and loves looking out the flap. The Chihuahua is just as happy being fully zipped in when transporting him." –Zazzie Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $134.95 (available in two colors).

    25. An activity mat to keep your pups mentally stimulated and challenged, especially when you have a to-do list that's a mile long and don't have time to play tug-of-war for 30 minutes.

    reviewer photo showing two dogs playing with the activity mat

    Promising review: "My puppy LOVES this mat! He gets super excited whenever he sees it. He sometimes doesn't like to eat his kibbles in his bowl, but he has so much fun finding and eating kibbles when I hide them into this mat. I heard nose work is also good for reducing separation anxiety in dogs, so I give him this mat whenever I need to leave more than two hours. He deals with separation way better with this. I'm 100% satisfied!" —Bom

    Get it from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in two sizes).

    26. An anxiety jacket for dogs who are constantly stressed out. This soothing jacket applies gentle pressure to calm your pet's nervous system to help relieve stress and anxiety.

    reviewer's dog wearing the vest with five-star Amazon caption that say "worked like a charm on the 4th"

    It might even prevent them from heartbreakingly crying when you leave the house.

    Promising review: "I’m a little weirded-out by how well this works. I bought it knowing I’d probably send it back. My Schnauzer destroys my house when I leave and I don’t want him to spend his life in a crate. I bought this as a last-ditch before having him medicated to keep him from freaking out when we leave. It works 100%. We’ve had it for about three to four weeks and tested it. If we leave and he’s wearing it he won’t touch ANYTHING. He’s very calm and collected. If he’s not wearing it he is antsy and we come home to DVDs destroyed, picture frames tore apart, his toys gutted and piled in the middle of the room, and hats chewed beyond saving. I’d recommend this to anyone with an anxious dog." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in seven sizes and two colors).

    27. A pair of waterproof booties so your pup's paws will be protected from hot pavement, sand, rough terrain, and even salt during the winter months. And when you get home, all you gotta do is take them off! No more having to hassle with washing paws.

    dog wearing dog booties on the beach

    Promising review: "I have a 10-month-old Belgian Malinois and she wears these on a daily basis. She runs beside us by the golf cart and even jumps into the creek and goes swimming and they still stay on. The rubber sole on the bottom is thick and will last a long time and the double Velcro straps hold them on tightly. This product is definitely a 5-star product and I would recommend them 100%." –Alysha Reece

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in five sizes).

    28. And an automatic water fountain, because cats are known for struggling to keep themselves hydrated, and you've tried literally everything else to try and get them to drink more H20. This might help!,

    It also comes with three replacement filters and a mat.

    Promising review: "My cat likes to drink out of the toilet. I bought her a $60 stainless steel teardrop fountain which she never used (not to mention how loud it is). I tried closing the toilet to force her to drink out of it, but then she resorted to meowing next to the sink. So I asked my sister, who is a vet, what I should do. She suggested a flower fountain since cats are more inclined to drink out of them. This thing is amazing. It is DEAD silent with the flower cap on, and without it it has a nice waterfall sound. My cat, even with the toilet bowl open, consistently chooses to drink from this. It’s been a lifesaver. I honestly do not have a single bad thing to say about this." —Minno Durkin

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in two colors).

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