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    17 Pet Grooming Products That Can Make An Actually Noticeable Difference

    Make grooming more enjoyable for both you and your pup.

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    I'm the owner of a 3-year-old Cavapoo who requires a good amount of grooming. In the wake of the coronavirus with many pet spas closed, I've found myself worrying that it will be a while until I can get him professionally groomed. If you're experiencing the same issue, here are a handful of handy and reliable products you can use to keep up your pup's grooming routine.

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    1. A pack of hypo-allergenic grooming wipes for cleaning Fido's muddy paws before he gets them all over the white carpet.

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    Promising review: "I live in New York City and I always use a wipe after every walk to clean the dirt from outside and keep it from getting on my furniture/ around the house! The wipes work great and don't irritate my French bulldog's skin." — oscar1123

    Get it from Petco for $13.49.

    2. An Aquapaw pet-bathing tool, which connects to your shower or bath and gives you complete control over water flow, making it easy and comfortable to give your best bud a bath.

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    Promising review: "Between holding the dog still still, getting him wet, applying shampoo, scrubbing and rinsing, bathing my dog is a big hassle. This device has made it so much easier. I can hold him and apply shampoo with one hand and wet, scrub and rinse with the other. He likes the feel of the spray and stays calmer, and I save a lot of water since my faucet isn't constantly running. I can turn the spray on and off with one had as needed." —GaryJ

    Get it from Chewy $24.95.

    3. And a pack of gentle eye wipes to remove those stubborn tear stains, which is a common problem for dogs with light fur or hair like bichon frises, Havanese, and more breeds.

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    Promising review: "My puppy had no problem letting me clean her eyes with these. They didn't irritate her skin or inner eye. They are gentle yet effective. I'm happy with my purchase and would buy them again." —dogzmomz

    Get it from Petco for $6.40.

    4. A dental health kit that comes with two brushes and chicken-flavored toothpaste so your good boy actually looks forward to getting his teeth brushed and you can easily scrub away disease-causing plaque and tartar.

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    Promising review: "I love that I have the option to use the finger brush or the tooth brush, and my dog loves the formula, which makes it easy to brush his teeth." —FrenchieMum

    Get it from Petco for $9.74.

    5. And fast and convenient plaque wipes so you can make your pet's dental hygiene a no-fuss nightly routine. These not only wipe away plaque but they also leave your pup's breath smelling fresh and clean.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical about wipes working better than toothpaste, but I decided to try them anyway. They are so much easier to use and my three dogs don’t seem to mind the mint taste. The wipes freshen their breath and you can see the difference in the cleanliness of teeth when you finish. I highly recommend this product." —Corky04

    Get them from Chewy for $3.97.

    6. A pair of facial shears so you can gently and carefully trim your pup's delicate areas like around the eyes, snout, and ears.

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    Promising review: "I bought these Well & Good Facial Shears from Petco a couple of weeks ago and must say I am very happy with my purchase. I trim my Shih Tzu puppy’s face and his paws with a breeze. These shears are sharp, precise, and provide me with a peace of mind that I won’t snip his skin by accident because they have a safety round tip at the end." —Mama_Bear

    Get it from Petco for $7.49.

    7. An Aquapaw slow treat dispensing mat for making bath time a little easier. Just fill it with peanut butter, mount it to any smooth surface, and keep your pupper busy licking away while you bathe or brush him.

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    Promising review: "I love this simple but amazing mat so much. My dog hates baths and, although she’s huge, she tries to jump out of the bath leaving me and the floor soaking wet. Since this purchase, she stands patiently until her peanut butter is gone, and I get to give her the most thorough baths she’s ever had. best of all, I stay dry! I encourage you to purchase this!!!" —LunasMom

    Get it from Chewy for $10.95 or from Petco for $10.95.

    8. A 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner infused with mint and lavender to leave your doggo squeaky clean and smelling like a dream.

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    Promising review: "I have looked for a product like this for years. It not only smells wonderful but also makes my dog more relaxed in the bath. It makes his coat softer and he has no adverse reactions after bathing." —Laurie2018

    Get it from Petco for $5.39.

    9. Or a soothing anti-itch shampoo formulated with oatmeal and aloe vera that will keep even the most sensitive pup's skin from itching after bathtime.

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    Promising review: "I had my doubts, but after just one wash with this shampoo and the conditioner my pup has stopped scratching. He had been chewing at himself all over and had developed small rough bumps on his skin. After using this shampoo, they are all gone." —Anne

    Get it from Chewy for $12.97.

    10. A FURminator deShedding brush for easy, everyday grooming that picks up loose, shedding fur so it ends up in the trash and not all over your furniture.


    Promising review: "I debated in getting this brush for a while and now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get it sooner! My Husky/shepherd mix looks like a brand-new dog. Not to mention the dog hair that used to line my hallway is now gone! I love love love this product and highly recommend." —Megan

    Get it from Chewy for $29.95.

    11. Or a KONG multi-use grooming tool that simultaneously brushes and massages your dog during bath time, keeping him calm and engaged while you brush away dirt, grime, and shedding fur.

    12. Ear cleaning wipes infused with aloe vera, chamomile, oatmeal, and coconut oil that will get rid of dirt, wax, discharge, and unpleasant smells — so both you and your dog will be more comfortable.

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    Promising review: The Zesty Paws Ear Cleaning Wipes worked really well! The scent was surprisingly pleasant. The pads are a little soapy like others have said in the reviews, but they wipe away without leaving behind any residue. I will definitely buy these again." —Stefb

    Get them from Chewy for $9.97.

    13. A reliable nail trimmer with a comfortable grip and clean, sharp cut that will make cutting your dogs' nails less daunting and stressful.

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    Promising review: "These clippers work great! The guard protects from cutting the nails too short. They really made clipping my dogs' nail easier and stress free." —Sarah

    Get it from Pets Warehouse for $8.80.

    14. A no-rinse dry shampoo to spritz Buddy between baths so that his fur stays soft, easy-to-brush, smelling clean.

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    Promising review: "I've gone through many deodorizing spray products but I'm glad I finally found one. The smell is clean but not overpowering with a hint of coconut. It dries fast on long haired dog, helps in-between baths, and makes combing out a long coat easier. I'll continue stocking up on this product." —Customer

    Get it from Petco for $7.99.

    15. Or some leave-in detangling and shine spray to get out those stubborn knots and mats, keeping fur in tip-top shape.

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    Promising review: "This worked wonderfully on my Havanese! I sprayed it on his dry hair and combed it through. It smells great and left him very soft, silky, and smelling good smelling for days." —mgggg

    Get it from Chewy for $9.99.

    16. A tub of oatmeal paw butter made with shea butter, oatmeal, coconut oil, and aloe vera that helps soothe your pup's dry or cracked paws.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! My baby's paws were noticeably softer and smoother after just three applications." —Pawrent

    Get it from Chewy for $6.99.

    17. A pack of Greenies breath freshening dog treats to keep your dog's breath smelling clean as can be. Plus, he'll enjoy eating them.

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    Promising review: "My little dog has the worst breath even when I brush her teeth. These little treats work wonders, and the dog loves them. She gets so excited when she sees the tiny little toothbrush treat come out!" —Quoia425

    Get it from Petco for $8.48.

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