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    Jun 27, 2020

    26 Pet Products You Might Wonder How You've Gone This Long Without Buying

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    1. A bottle of tearless shampoo (that's sugar cookie scented — yummy!!) so you can reduce the risk of eye irritation when you give your pooch or kitty a bath.

    The bottle of shampoo
    The Bark Shoppe

    The Bark Shoppe is a Black-owned brand with vegan products that are free of harsh chemicals!

    Get it from The Bark Shoppe for $14.99.

    2. This cat carrier designed to keep your cat calm thanks to its roomy, heads-out design. It'll make transporting your feline friend sooo much easier.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical like many others, but this bag is magical, I think! The cats fought over who got to sit/sleep on it straight out of the package, and they don't mind being zipped up in it at all! I used it two days ago to cut their nails — first time I was able to cut them by myself! There are two Velcro slots at the front on each side for their paws to come out. This morning, I used the bag to apply medicine to their ears by myself...super easy! It's made of a heavyweight-type fabric that keeps their feet secure so they don't run away, and protects you from their sharp nails. No, it doesn't protect you from biting, but I don't know of anything reasonable that does. But for normal cats, who just don't like to be 'fiddled' with, this bag is a godsend. I highly recommend it!" —K. Zainea

    Get it from Amazon for $38.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and eight colors).

    3. An automatic water fountain to keep your new friend hydrated because for some reason, they just don't seem to wanna visit a regular water bowl as often as they should.

    A cat drinking water from the fountain
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    The fountain holds two liters of water and actually has three ~very fun~ water flow modes: flower waterfall; flower bubble; and gentle fountain. It also comes with two replacement filters.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome fountain! We’ve had two plastic ones in the past. One leaked and the other seemed difficult to keep clean. I finally gave up and just used a bowl of water, but I noticed my cats were not urinating very much. I did some research on Amazon and settled on this product. It looks like a decorative fountain you would buy to decorate your home. It is very sturdy, works perfectly, and is amazing easy to clean. Best of all, my cats love it. There was no acclimation process for them — they started drinking from it immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend it or purchase it again." —Youning X.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    4. This secret hideaway with a fun ladder made of natural materials your hamster or bird will love exploring. It also makes for an adorable game of peek-a-boo!

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    Promising review: "This is such a fun find for my budgie. She loves to whistle or talk in it, I think she likes the echo. I catch her sleeping in there too, just adorable! She is an English budgie, so yours will fit in there too. Advice: She wasn't sure at first but I made sure the ladder was secure enough to ensure her confidence, and also put some spray millet in there and it didn't take long before she liked it." —Candace

    Get it from Amazon for $12.03.

    5. A floor bed because it's so comfy that your pup might actually nap in their own bed instead of hogging yours all the time.

    The dog bed on the floor with a dog sitting on it
    Parachute

    The bed is also filled with a hypoallergenic microfiber. Plus, Parachute is a woman-owned brand specializing in everyday home essentials.

    Promising review: "When I first laid this bed out, I knew it was going to be the right fit, and it was! I have three dogs, an 80 lb., 50 lb., and a 35 lb. and they all take turns or sometimes mashing themselves together to cuddle on it. It's durable, easy to move around, easily washable, and generally stays clean and nice looking no matter how much dog hair swirls around the house! I am very satisfied with the Parachute dog bed and I know my doggos are too!" —Caroline W.

    Get it from Parachute for $129+ (available in two sizes).

    6. This mounted brush to satisfy your cat's constant demands for scratches. Mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your cat slinks toward it several times a day.

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    Promising review: "My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing but once he got a hang of it he’s been loving it! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! Very easy to put together and place on the wall." —T. Mangiaracina

    Get it from Amazon for $3.82.

    7. A leafy cat condo so your ferocious feline can feel like they're exploring the great outdoors when you're too busy to watch them outside — you know your cat well enough to know that the second you look away, they're bolting down the street and you'll be left chasing after them.

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    Not only will this cat condo give your kitty a fun place to hide/climb/hang out in, but it will add some much-needed greenery to your home.

    Promising review: "At first, our cat wouldn't climb onto it, even with coaxing her with treats and catnip. We think it might have had a smell or something about it from the container. But now, it's her FAVORITE part of the house, she's on it all the time! It was pretty easy to assemble and is a really cool cat tree. We didn't want a carpeted tree, and the extra foliage fits nicely in our house!" —The Queen of Anneland

    Get it from Amazon for $124.49+ (available with a square or round base and in five sizes).

    8. These dog goggles for protecting your pupper's eyes when they're outside. If the blindingly bright summer sun bugs your eyes, chances are it might bug your fur baby's eyes, too.

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    Promising review: "My dog loves to hang his head out of the window when we go driving, but I'm always concerned about his eyes when he does this. Shih Tzus have notorious dry eyes and other eye problems, so I wanted to keep him protected. It took our dog a while to get used to wearing these, and he's still not a total fan, but they do the job!" —D. Joslyn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. An interactive ball launcher so your dog can endlessly ferry back ball tosses even when you're too pooped to play.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My dogs love it! I have two small dogs and when it is too cold or wet outside and they can't go out, this is how we play. I aim the launcher toward the hallway and they chase after it and bring ball back to me every time. I use two balls and as one is brought to me, I launch the next. Keeps them busy and tires them out so I get a little peace and quiet on cold or rainy days. Still working on getting dogs to drop the ball into machine but it works out great. I purchased Kong Air Balls in extra small-size as replacements when other balls are chewed or lost. They are cheaper to replace and work well with the machine and are a bit sturdier." —Medinagirl

    Get it from Amazon for $139.

    10. This turbo scratcher because if your cat doesn't get their tummy rubbed at least a couple of times a day, they may be apt to take their annoyance out on your couch cushions.

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    It has a channel for a small ball your cat can nudge with its nose or shove with its paw around the circular scratchpad, and over 5,521 Amazon customers have given it a five-star rating, so you know it's the real deal.

    Promising review: "Can I give this 10 stars? My mom ordered this for my cat Felicia who can come and go as she pleases via a cat door. I originally thought there's no way it would hold her interest because she's used to chasing, catching, torturing, and halfway eating living creatures. Boy was I wrong! That dang ball is like the elusive prey she can't quite disable, she will play with it hardcore for 15 minutes straight then go catch a lizard for satisfaction and come back and try to kill the ball. She's absolutely hilarious with this toy!" —Riverlivin

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    11. A chewable carrot kebab your bunny can nibble on when they have pretty much nothing else to do but patter about in their cage.

    The toy hanging inside a rabbit cage
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My bunnies (picky and spoiled) really like this toy. They managed to chew off the end already, so the little pieces came off of the kebab. They still play with/chew the smaller pieces. I've had about three or four of these for my rabbits over time now; it's a good go-to toy for them. The toy has a little clip so you can hang it in their hutch; I just leave it on the ground where they can find it, and they still have fun with it." —Talie

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

    12. This dog poop bag carrier that easily attaches to your dog leash and lets you effortlessly grab a poop bag when you're out for a walk and your dog, er, does its business.

    Wild One

    The carrier comes with a roll of 10 poop bags but you can purchase a set of 60 replacement bags for $10. BTW, Wild One is a WOC-co-founded brand!

    Promising review: "This product makes the poop bags come out so easily without an issue. And let’s not forget how cute and stylish this product is! I seriously love it. And it comes with that string which you can tie to the leash, or wear around your wrist. I honestly would recommend this poop bag carrier." —Dulce R.

    Get it from Wild One for $12 (available in seven colors).

    13. A bottle of Burt's Bees dander-reducing spray so your cat's coat can be restored to its soft, shiny, and flake-free state. It's made with aloe vera and oatmeal to condition dry skin and minimize redness and dander.

    A cat's back with dandruff and stray fur on the left and the same cat's back dandruff-free and with a smoother looking coat on the right
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have an overweight cat that has trouble grooming her back. She was so full of dandruff and greasy fur that I hated petting her. We took her to the vet, and he thought it was allergies. We tried prednisone for a while, and it was clear she was less itchy, but the dandruff remained. The vet suggested different food, so we switched to a different flavor (different ingredients) in the same line, and there was no change. Our poor girl looked miserable. We decided to try a bath, but she's 13 years old so we knew she wouldn't enjoy it. While looking for a shampoo for her, I came across this product and decided to try it before torturing her with a bath. After the first application there was a huge difference! After the second application, her dandruff is GONE. We spray her down and then brush her. She is so soft and shiny! She finally looks healthy, and feels good to pet." —Amber Steele

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.88.

    14. This durable set of rope toys your doggos can chew, tug, and toss to their hearts' content because you'd rather not see them chewing on your sneakers again.

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    Promising review: "These were great for my puppy. The sizes go up basically in thickness, and so the toy grows with her in that regard (while she doesn't outgrow the earlier sizes). The price is super affordable, and they are tough! My puppy is an avid chewer and these items have survived many tug-o-wars thus far." —Colleen Sinclair

    Get it from Amazon for $11.87

    15. Or this stuffing-less toy that won't leave a total mess when your playful puppies chew and totally rip it apart in your living room. No more having to clean feathers or stuffing off of your carpet!

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    Promising review: "Not the best-looking toy on the planet, but it doesn't bother my dog any, and it doesn't bother me either! It's long and easy for him to grab, so he loves playing tug-o-war with it, and the squeakers are an added bonus. The fact that he didn't destroy it the first time he played with it is a plus. It seems sturdy and I like that it will last a while. I would definitely purchase this product again!" —Franquie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.80+ (available in four sizes and 13 styles).

    16. A waterless cat bath in a can to solve the ever-present issue of your kitty hissing and scratching at you every time you try to put them in the tub for a bath. This leave-in foam can moisturize their skin and leave it squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "My cat, despite getting bathed frequently, still manages to smell like a combination of mouth, belly button lint, and floor. I bathed her with this tonight and she smells like a spring baby. I can't stop huffing her soft head. I didn't think it was possible to love her any more, but I'm a changed man. This stuff rocks." —J. Ham

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    17. This catnip-filled fruit your cat might actually go ~bananas~ for so *you* don't have to go bananas trying to stop them from clawing your curtains to shreds.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Not only is this just a funny toy for cat parents to enjoy, but it is a top-rated product on Amazon. With 4.5 stars and over 1,700 5-star reviews, this is a must-have toy for any cat owner.

    Promising review: "I decided to buy this for my cat after she stayed at our pet sitter's house and played all day with one of these bananas there. This is by far the greatest toy I have ever purchased for her. She just spent the last 2.5 hours playing with it with no breaks. Normally she sticks with a toy for about 10 minutes before returning to a nap." —Meg

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    18. An antibacterial toothpaste (that's safe to swallow, BTW) to prevent plaque buildup that can eventually make your dog's breath extra funky. Pups are cute but stinky dog breath isn't!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We were excellent dog parents. Then we had a baby and became good dog parents. One of the things we let slide was daily toothbrushing. At best it became once a week, but honestly it was more like once a month. Then I took a good look in my cocker spaniel mix’s mouth and was alarmed. Fully convinced we needed to have a full dental cleaning, I set out to do what I could in the mean time. I purchased this toothpaste and an Oral B electric toothbrush. The before and after pictures (first photo) were taken EIGHT DAYS apart. Eight days of twice daily brushing and a year of partial tooth care neglect is basically reversed. Buy it. Use it. Your dog (and vet) will thank you!" —Nick J.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. Or a tartar remover to help reduce plaque around your pup's teeth and kill odor-causing bacteria so those sloppy kisses won't smell so stinky anymore. Just add a capful to their water as needed.

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    This is also safe for cats to use, too, but of course, if you have questions or concerns, you should definitely talk to your vet before using!

    Promising review: "How good can it be? It’s just mouthwash. Plus, it’s not like they swish it around and hold it in their mouth like we do. I picked this up about a year ago in desperation. My dog doesn’t chew bones or toys, and turns his nose up at flavored dental sticks. As a result, his molars were turning black and he had a ton of build up on his canines. And, of course, his breath could kill a horse. After one week of constant use (a cap full for every bowl of water) you could see an obvious difference in tooth color. I was blown away. After three weeks, his molars were almost completely clean. After a couple months of use, the plaque on his canines was soft enough to brush some of it off, which was totally impossible before. I don't know what insane solvent this is made of, but it keeps his gross mouth clean as a whistle. Now I don’t have to worry about my picky princess mutt losing his teeth because he can’t be bothered to chew anything." —BaconPancakes

    Get it from Amazon for $6.87+ (available in two sizes and three flavors).

    20. This snout soother that resembles a stick of lip balm and applies to your pup's chapped, cracked, or crusty nose to make 'em soft, moisturized, and super boop-able.

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    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.

    21. An eye rinse for clearing away debris that could be irritating your dog's eyes, and for ridding your pooch of tear stains.

    A dog with tear stains before and the dog without tear stains after using the product
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have two Shih Tzus. They had watery eyes and a little tear staining, but this eye solution has worked wonderfully. One drop in their eyes every morning after I’ve cleaned them. At one point I stopped doing it for awhile, and my male ended up with a stye, so back to every day." —CG

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    22. This piñata toy your parrot can shred and peck at to their little heart's content. Though you can totally stock up on these to always keep your feathered friend busy, one of these piñata toys actually holds up a lot longer than most other toys meant for shredding.

    A parrot pecking at the cylindrical toy
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Parrots need to have things to destroy to keep them happy. They are not simply content with plastic, nondestructible toys, they need to shred and chew things. Some wood toys will suit their need to chew things up — but other toys, like this one, fulfill their needs to destroy and shred things. I've had these before and my bird loves to tear them apart. It keeps him busy and content for hours and quieter. If you're new to parrot keeping don't buy toys on the basis of longevity alone, but things that they can destroy to fulfill their need for more active chewing activities. I like the piñata because not only does it fulfill the shredding need but it also lasts a lot longer than other shreddable toys. Sometimes it may take a few days for them to get into them, but they provide good activity and are longer lasting." —Tomsde

    Get it from Amazon for $10.41+ (available in two sizes).

    23. An umbrella leash perfect for the fur babies who hate getting wet when it rains. Plus, you won't have to dry them off as soon as they get back inside the house.

    A reviewer's dog under the transparent leash umbrella
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Good product and works well. My sweet pup stays dry now when needing to go outside. The product seems a bit flimsy, but outside of very strong winds it holds up well. Even in a strong wind when the umbrella flipped the other way, the umbrella didn't break or bend but flipped right back how it needs to be, and seems to be relatively good quality. Would definitely recommend... great price also :)" —Katherine

    Get it from Amazon for $15.77.

    24. This broom for pet hair to loosen the dog or cat fur trapped in your carpet because your baby just sheds SO MUCH.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this broom based on the tons of great reviews and I am not disappointed. I love this broom! It is lightweight but sturdy. I have used it on tile floors and carpet and it does a great job of getting the pet hair, lint, and dirt. I like this so much better than our traditional push broom. It is very easy to clean after use just using my hand, unlike our old broom. It also has a telescoping handle so that you can adjust it to whatever height you need. There is also a squeegee for doing the house windows and the car windows. I highly recommend it." —Joyce V

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two sizes).

    25. An ear treatment to clean your poor pet's ears of buildup and prevent inflammation and irritation.

    A dog's ear with red marks on the first day and the dog's ear looking cleaner on the third day
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    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+ (available in two sizes).

    26. And this anti-fungal, antibacterial spray made with cooling aloe to treat skin conditions like including allergies, cuts, hot spots, infections, rashes, and scrapes.

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    Promising review: "My Frenchie chews on his paws night and day. I’ve tried raw diets, but it was not a food allergy. My dog just produces too much yeast in his paws and tail pocket that he just can’t help it but gnaw in this paws for hours on and scooting his butt to get that itch in that tail pocket. I’ve tried foot soaks, balms, and so many other products, wasting so much money. This is the first product that worked! The smell is very pleasant and easy application; be careful don’t let your dog ingest it. I love this product and won’t be using any other product. Since I’ve been using it, his paws are starting to look normal and not all red/raw and chewed up. I would recommend this to any animal owner to use this if the pets have skin issues." —Uyen Mai Thi Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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