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    29 Problem-Solving Pet Products You’ll Probably End Up Using At Least Once A Week

    No matter the pet problem you're having, there's bound to be a cool product on this list to help remedy it ASAP.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A unique pair of indoor leggings with grippy socks to prevent your pooch from slipping and sliding all over your freshly waxed hardwood floors. The stretchy cooling material allows air to circulate easily and makes them as comfy to wear as your own fave socks or slippers.

    Dog wearing the indoor leggings
    Walkee Paws / Via walkeepaws.com

    Walkee Paws, as seen on Shark Tank, is a woman-owned business launched in 2018 by New York City entrepreneur Lisa Baronoff as the first dog leggings retailer.

    Get it from Walkee Paws for $36.99+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A state-of-the-art de-shedding tool for large dogs that gently removes their excess undercoat fur and includes an eject button so you can get rid of all that fluff nearly as fast as can you give your pup a good, relaxing brushing. They'll thank you with many sloppy kisses.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was worth every penny! It gets deep in the coat and my dog actually likes being brushed now. I have never removed so much fur in one setting. Amazing!" —Serene

    Get it from Amazon for $30+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A raised double pet bowl with a unique tilted design to reduce kitty neck strain while they stay hydrated and munch on their meals. This is an especially great gift for cats with arthritis, sensitive stomachs, and general stubbornness.

    Cat enjoying the double pet bowl
    PETURDAYS/Etsy

    PETURDAYS is an online pet shop offering a wide range of quality pet supply products that donates one dollar of every order to a different pet charity organization.

    Get it from PETURDAYS on Etsy for $17.99.

    4. A scoop-free self-cleaning automated litter box for those feline fans who want to strike scooping off their to-do list and help keep their floors immaculately clean. This bad boy uses odor-neutralizing crystal litter which provides five times better odor control than traditional clumping litter. Me-ow.

    Cat using the scoop-free litter box.
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "This product is absolutely amazing! I seriously was so blown away that I thought it must be using some kind of magic. No odor at all. Hardly any tracking and super easy cleanup. I got my dad to buy one for his cats and he loves it too so I'm buying him one more for Christmas! I really can't say enough good about this product. It's astounding how well it works and how much easier it made things." —PetSmart reviewer

    Get it from PetSmart for $139.95 (originally $154.99).

    5. A medicated bottle of hot spot and itch relief safe to spray on dogs and cats who can't who just can't stop gnawing at that same pesky spot and *driving you up a wall* trying to get them to stop. This'll do the trick with no embarrassing recovery cone of shame needed.

    The bottle of itch relief spray
    The Bark Shoppe

    The Bark Shoppe is a Black woman-owned New York City-based business founded by Bronx native Melissa Mitchner that provides top-tier grooming, boarding, daycare and dog walking services and a wide selection of related products.

    Get it from The Bark Shoppe for $22.99.

    6. A super cool ball launcher to ensure you never again have to touch your pup's slobbery, dirty toy after they've very helpfully been fetching it non-stop for you outdoors. Upgrade your distance and throwing speed with this easy-to-use "extra arm."

    Review photo of dog enjoying the ball launcher
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a young golden retriever who would retrieve balls and frisbees all day long if my arm could take it. I can throw the ball a lot farther and for more throws, so he gets more exercise. Love that I no longer need to bend over to pick up the ball or have to touch a slimy, sandy, filthy ball! It's quite intuitive to use and within about three throws you'll have it down perfectly. You can also use regular tennis balls with it." —Amazon reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69 (originally $12.99).

    7. A pack of Burt's Bees dander-reducing wipes specially made to moisturize and condition your cat's dry skin. The natural formula includes soothing oatmeal, plus the wipes are pH balanced specifically for kitties.

    Review photo of the dander-reducing wipes
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Our kitty is an indoor kitty, but he does escape. When he does, his tummy gets all irritated and he loses his fur. He did escape again tonight and dived under the shed. Once we got him back into the house, he started licking himself like crazy! I took one of the Burt's Bees dander reducing wipes and rubbed his tummy, which was dirtier than I expected and he stopped licking immediately! So far, so good." —Amazon reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.83+ (originally $11.99+; available in four pack sizes).

    8. A healing snout soother balm that my mom absolutely *adores* because it's made with all-natural organic ingredients and has helped enormously in moisturizing her beloved Buddy's usually dry and chapped nose.

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    Promising review: "I adopted a French bulldog in December and she had a horrible case of nasal hyperkeratosis. I got the little stick one and did it every day; all the crusties fell off and she had a beautiful shiny normal dog nose." —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ (originally $7.95+; available in two sizes).

    9. An adjustable dog harness perfect for light to moderate pullers who try and yank your arm out of its socket whenever they see something exciting outside (which is often). The breathable design helps keep your doggie cool with less coverage.

    Dog wearing the adjustable harness
    Target

    Promising review: "I have pit and even though she's short, she's VERY strong! I would try to walk her with a regular leash and collar and it was near impossible because she'd pull the entire time as we're walking and her curious sniffing and pulling so I couldn't walk with her as much as I'd like. Then I received the Easy Walk Harness and the clip is on the chest. It has made such a big difference! It has taught her to let me lead and no more pulling, just a nice easy walk! We can finally enjoy more safe and easy walks together!" —Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $20.95+ (available in sizes S-L).

    10. A bottle of handmade pet hair detangler made with au natural ingredients that smell great and contain an odor neutralizer (thus the cool and concise name on the label which ensures you'll never mistake it for anything else).

    The pet hair detangler
    RootsPhyrst/Etsy

    RootsPhyrst is a woman-owned business based in Western New York that specializes in home-grown soaps, bath bombs, and skincare items.

    Get it from RootsPhyrst on Etsy for $11.95.

    11. A brushless four-in-one pack of large dog dental chews with a toothpaste center to keep those canine teeth as clean and plaque-free as humanly possible. Definitely a *must-have* for dogs with stinky breath who can't get enough treats.

    The pack of large dog dental chews
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "Great holistic product! I started using these as dental additive about three months ago. My dogs love these. I am a dog groomer, and see a lot of clients with nasty teeth. I highly recommend this to my clients and any other customers who walk through the door." —PetSmart reviewer

    Get it from PetSmart for $20.99 (originally $27.99).

    12. A pre-portioned programmable pet food dispenser, ideal for those days when you know you'll be home late but want to make sure your fluffy friend gets their dinner served on time. Also works great to keep outside critters from getting into their chow.

    Review photo of cat enjoying the automatic food dispenser
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We've had this unit for about six months now. Works great! The boys love this thing. They sit patiently up to an hour before it dispenses, and woe is you if they happen to be sitting in your lap when that whirring sound starts! We also love this unit to help with weight control. If we see the cats looking 'less svelte,' then we'll adjust feeding times to put them on a diet." —Christopher
    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    13. A handy aquarium scrubber featuring a non-slip, easy grip handle so removing algae from your pets' tanks becomes a blissfully easy and stress-free task. Time for true blue waters once more.

    The aquarium scrubber
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "I used to use just a paper towel, and always noticed my water looked hazy. Bought this brush and oh, what a difference. Seems the haze was not my water but the inside of my tank. Now it's crystal clear when I look into my tank." —PetSmart reviewer

    Get it from PetSmart for $7.29+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A high-powered air purifier, perfect for families who have members sensitive to fur, dander, and other pet-related allergens, and have been sniffling and sneezing way too much lately to fully function. Allergies begone.

    Review photo of the air purifier
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews but I had to with this. This thing is amazing! I have a rabbit and have bad allergies. I was getting itchy all over my body and taking allergy medicine every day. I have had this for one week and I have not taken any medicine. My itching has completely stopped and I can breathe again. As you can see from the pics the outside collects the hair so I wipe it down occasionally." —Natasha

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    15. A pack of adorable, thick, and sturdy scented waste pick-up bags that smell like delicious honeysuckle and will easily be mistaken for fashion accessories by passers-by on your many walks and clean-ups. I mean, *how cute* are those colors and cacti designs?

    The scented waste pick-up bags
    PetSmart

    Get it from PetSmart for $19.99.

    16. A portable muddy paw cleaner because rain, sleet, and snow are inevitable but that doesn't mean your carpeting or beloved new bedsheets have to get filthy after wet walks.

    Review photo of dog before and after using the black paw cleaner
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My Great Dane has been chewing on his nails to the point of bleeding. It's been really hard to get him to stop. It occurred to me that there's probably something in the grass that is irritating his feet and toes. Now, every time we come back into the house, I stick his feet in the plunger and then dry them off. After a few days of this, he's no longer chewing on his nails, and they've had time to heal." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (originally $29.99; available in two colors).

    17. A brilliant taste deterrent spray for dogs to keep your puppy from chewing your fave furniture and older pups from licking at their otherwise nicely healing hot spots.

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    Promising review: "I got a puppy puppy. We love him, but literally he tries to chew everything. He chews the clothes on my body, carpet, wood, furniture, my fingers, EVERYTHING. We give him toys and make sure he has proper things to chew on and we spray this stuff anywhere he has a particular affinity to AND IT WORKS. it doesn't smell awful to me and I'm not going to taste it, but the smell alone drives him away from my furniture and carpet. This is a must-have if your dog is a chewer. I have heard some dogs don't mind the taste, but my guy gives me accusing looks very time I spray his favorite bannister rail, my shirt, my fingers, cords, the floor, and anything else he's taken a notion to chew. The pic is just to show you what a cutie he is." —Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.30.

    18. A classic dog anxiety jacket, great for pooches who need a little reassurance and a gentle, constant pressure to reduce their fear, excitement, and nervousness, whether they're getting used to all the noises in their new home, annoyed at the neighbors who won't stop setting off fireworks, or totally freaked by thunderstorms.

    Review photo of dog wearing the anxiety jacket
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "There is a very obvious difference in our pup when it's on. He's more relaxed, less pacing. Prior to using the shirt, he broke out of crate several times, destroyed our window blinds and would cry. Post-shirt, he relaxes most times except when it's play time or walk time. He's bonded to us now and he's doing great. I'll be purchasing a second so we can rotate to wash regularly. Plus I think he'll look good in teal green" —Amazon reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in seven sizes).

    19. A lightweight pet staircase with rubber grips on the bottoms to keep them firmly in place wherever you place them, plus a removable carpet tread for simple cleaning. Let your fur babies more easily climb to give you a big kiss in bed every morning...or just snuggle while you hit snooze.

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    Promising review: "Great step!! It's so light and convenient for small tasks like helping the dog get into the car and up on the couch. It's easy to move around, but still sturdy." —Amazon reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.45+ (originally $40.99; available in four colors).

    20. A special dog-friendly sun protector spray that dually conditions your pup's coat while shielding their skin from harmful UV rays. This non-greasy, non-oily formula is the only FDA compliant pet sunscreen on the market, and is a must-have for pooches who have their share of bald spots...or are hairless.

    Review photo of the dog sun protector spray
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I admit I was dubious this would work; her belly was so red and splotchy but she always preferred to be laying in the sun over inside the house, so I started using it. I thought she would lick it off, but she doesn't seem interested in it at all. It doesn't smell too strongly, it's not too thick or too runny. It's just a great mist. Now she rolls to her side when she sees the bottle so I can spray her and gets a treat. No more rashes, no more pink, just her pretty little self! I was also warned dogs of her complexion often get moles, which can't be tested for cancer without being removed. My mind is at ease knowing we are protecting her against unnecessary surgery. I love it." —Kat

    Get it on Amazon for $17.95.

    21. A bug-zapping flea and tick collar for large dogs that kills and repels pesky creepy-crawlies within 24 hours of initial application. It's also water-resistant and remains effective for up to eight months even after your dog goes for an occasional swim or gets a shampoo.

    The flea and tick collar for large dogs
    PetCo

    Promising review: "Never have I purchased one so good. Not a single flea or tic last season. Worth every cent." —Petco reviewer

    Get it from Petco for $59.98 (originally $84.99).

    22. A tasty allergy immune supplement made with digestive probiotics and prebiotics, great for dogs who suffer from hot spots, seasonal allergies, and itchy skin. Each chew contains salmon fish oil (yum) and Colostrum, a pre-milk that helps with allergies, immune function, and digestion.

    Review photo of dog before and after the immune supplements
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! The pictures speak for themselves, but these are pictures less than one month after starting my dog on the Allergy Immune Bites. He was absolutely miserable but after less than one week of daily doses, he showed a significant drop in his chewing, licking and scratching and it’s only gotten better. He loves his daily treat and all I can say is we are thrilled that they actually work without harsh chemicals or nasty side effects." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $25.96+ (available for both all ages and senior dogs).

    23. A two-piece, all-natural shampoo and salve bar set to better care for your dog's sore, achy paws and keep their coats as clean and shiny as it was when they were puppies. The organic salve is safe for licking and both products are cruelty-free.

    The shampoo and salve bar set
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "This salve works fast! After one application all paws are smooth and not dried out. Very happy with purchase and will purchase more." —Nordstrom reviewer

    Get it from Nordstrom for $18.

    24. A cleverly designed top-entry litter box that'll prevent scatter, spraying, and all manner of unsightly cat bathroom behavior. Made from BPA-free material, this safe and sturdy design includes a handy scoop mount and is excellent for felines of all sizes.

    Review photo of cat enjoying the white top-entry litter box
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this litter box for far more than the purpose I bought it for. It has an elegant design and looks so much nicer in my house than a normal ugly litter box. The box is deep enough and the cover is high enough that urine cannot possibly leak out. The cover to this litter box works so much better at getting the litter off my cat’s paws than a rug or mat, and my floors are so much cleaner because of that. I absolutely love this litter box." —Richard

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four colors).

    25. A tincture of calming relief hemp and turmeric oil, safe for pets suffering from aches and discomfort associated with inflammation, illness, and aging. It works to support healthy immunity and digestion and can be added to your furry friend's food.

    Dog enjoying the calming relief hemp and turmeric oil
    Homescape Pets

    Homescape Pets is a husband-and-wife-owned, Colorado-based business that creates simple, all-natural, hemp and CBD-based pet supplements, with an emphasis on all natural ingredients.

    Get it from Homescape Pets for $17.

    26. A large classic ultra-durable Kong toy that even the toughest of canine jaws won't be able to chew through. This baby also has a great erratic bounce them guessing with sudden and truly unpredictable games of fetch, and can be stuffed with peanut butter and treats to keep them entertained for hours on end.

    Dog enjoying the classic KONG toy
    PetCo

    Promising review: "I’ll always recommend Kong’s to every dog owner. They keep my Jack Russel mix entertained for HOURS. And you can use all kinds of recipes to stuff them. My dogs favorite is pumpkin purée mixed with Greek yogurt and honey. Use some peanut butter to close off the end and freeze for a couple hours and BAM, keeps him busy for hours. Great toy!" —Madysen

    Get it from Petco for $7.49+ (originally $7.99+; available in sizes XS-2XL)

    27. A smart pet electronic tracking tag that works as a community pet finder and safeguarding GPS all in one. Powered by Bluetooth technology and a free smartphone app, anyone who passes within 300 feet of a lost pet will receive a notification and instructions for contacting their owners, as well as a detailed digital profile and medical info.

    The smart pet electronic tracking tag
    Target

    Promising review: "We have a cat who likes to go outside for a bit during the day and if he doesn’t come when I call then I start to worry. This tag will keep track of your kitty plus it lets other people know that he’s someone’s beloved pet and they can find all his information very easily. It was easy to set up and we’ve been using it a few weeks now and have had no issues. I’m actually thinking of getting it for our dogs as well." —Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    28. An easy-to-use comb that helps remove fleas from your dog's otherwise beautiful and glorious coat, especially if they're a big fan of nature walks and tend to be tasty hosts for the critters.

    The flea comb
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "Great comb! I bought this about a month ago for my tiny kitten who had fleas when we got her. Really good for the price." —PetSmart reviewer

    Get it from PetSmart for $1.99.

    29. An airtight food storage container and scoop combo to keep up to 25 pounds of your pet's food and treats dry and fresh for as long as possible while keeping it safe from ants and other potential intruders.

    The garnet red/grey red food storage container and scoop combo
    Chewy

    Promising review: "I love these things! I wish I'd gotten them sooner! The wheels just push in the bottom super easy and that's it, ready to go!! I got one for my cat food and one for my dog food! I love the look and that it's keeping their food fresh. The scoops are awesome, too. Came the day after I ordered them too! Chewy is my most favorite company I've ever been a customer too, they're simply the best!" —Jenna

    Get it from Chewy for $26.30+ (originally $33.99+; available in four colors)

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

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