16 Problem-Solving Products For Pet Owners You Can Get At Chewy
Helpful solutions for all kinds of pets, from dogs and cats to bunnies, fish, and reptiles.
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An endlessly reusable, nonadhesive
hair remover roller you can just glide over your furniture to suck up the seemingly impossible amounts of fuzz your beloved fur baby deposits on a daily basis. Yes, you can now wear black pants and then leave the house without half the cat stuck to you!
Promising review: "My fiancé and I have a dog and she sheds more then I’ve ever seen any dog shed. It’s outrageous how much hair comes off of her every single day no matter how much you brush her. We’ve tried everything to sweep away her fur on our bed and couch and nothing has worked. We’ve tried so many different things and this roller is a miracle worker!! Absolutely incredible! I totally 100% recommend if you’re drowning in animal hair — this will take it all away. Literally the most perfect thing I’ve ever come across!! BUY BUY BUY!!" – NPalm15
An affordable bottle of
styptic powder that pretty much any pet owner should have in their first aid kit. Whether you clipped your dog/cat/bird/rabbit's nails too short or your bb has a small cut, this stuff clots blood so they won't make like Leona Lewis and keep, keep bleeding.
Promising review: "I have been using this powder for years. I groom parrots and dogs and cats. When I clip overgrown nails, sometimes I hit the quick. I apply a pinch of this and it stops the bleeding immediately. Wouldn't be without it." — lolasmom
A LOL-worthy but also downright genius
faux-plant litter box for anyone who's ~grown~ tired of feline like their kitty's dumping ground is ruining their meticulously curated decor vibe.
Promising review: "Our house is smaller and the only area we have for litter boxes would either block our back door onto the porch or be in our dining room beside the fireplace. We have five cats, so we use two boxes. Trying to take photos of family nights has always been a struggle for us. You don't want to see the litter in your photos. Having these plant boxes has changed the game. No one would even know they were litter boxes unless I told them. I am so pleased with the look and it does help to mask the smell as well right after the kitty uses it. I still scoop them once a day, but the removal of the top and placement to put it back is so simple and easy. I am in love with these boxes." — ABurke922
slow feeder bowl that works double duty to slow down doggos who gulp down their dinner (which isn't good for their tummies) *and* provide some mental stimulation while they're munching.
It is BPA-free and dishwasher safe and has a non-slip base. Reviewers say it might not be good for heavy chewers (or you should watch them when the bowl is out!).
Promising review: "I’ve seen some of these slow feeders not even slow down a hungry dog a bit. I’ve also seen others that frustrate dogs so much they’ll walk away hungry. For my 20 lb. Chihuahua/Min-Pin mix, this works PERFECTLY! She can still get to the food without struggling too much, but it slows her way down so she’s not inhaling her food. I’d say it takes her three times as long to eat now, and she doesn’t seem to mind at all. As a result, she’s been less bloated, so that’s fantastic news!" — Tuxedo Cartman
Price: $11.03+ (available in two sizes)
Buddy Wash Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo & Conditioner, a super soothing and calming essential oil and aloe vera formula your pup might not only tolerate, but actually (*checks notes*) ENJOY being lathered up with.
Promising review: "Best shampoo I've ever used. For nine years, my Bichon cried the whole bath, but the lavender relaxed her completely. I would give 5 stars for that alone! But then NO TANGLES! That's also a first. And she smells wonderful, clean, bright, and fluffy. She relaxed for the brushing and combing and wasn't trying to wiggle away so bath and grooming took half the time. Ten stars!!!" — Rain
Or an ingenious
treat dispensing pad you can cover in a spreadable treat like peanut butter and stick to the wall of your tub to trick your dirty pup into standing still for a bath.
It's dishwasher-safe, and you can even freeze it with the treat on it to make the yumminess last longer.
Promising review: "My Lakeland Terrier hates baths which is unfortunate given the fact he likes to roll in whatever nasty thing he can find in the yard! I tried the Aquapaw loaded with peanut butter and placed it in the laundry sink. I lifted him into the sink without too much resistance (no water involved, yet!). I showed him the Aquapaw and he was in peanut butter heaven. I proceeded to bathe him and I’m not sure he was aware he was being sudsed and rinsed. He seemed a little annoyed when I had to wash his face and take him away from the Aquapaw, but he quickly got right back to it. I’m sure this guy wouldn’t mind a bath daily. This week I’ll try it out on my Wire Fox Terrier, she hates bathes even more than him. Somehow, with this, I’m not dreading bathing her!" — Terriermom
slanted step to help older friends or friends with limited mobility access all their fave places — from the couch to the car to the bed to lick your face at 5 a.m. — with ease.
The carpet pad on the top can be removed and machine washed!
Promising review: "My boy, a lovable pit-mix rescue, loves to go joy riding in the Jeep and I love to include him. As he got older, I noticed the struggle he had getting in and out of the back seat. Long story short, after doing research on ramps vs. steps, I opted for this and have NO REGRETS. It’s wide enough for my wide guy and sturdy enough to hold him securely — all without being too heavy for me to easily maneuver one-handed. It’s portable and tucks easily behind the driver's seat when not using. It works for both of us. Best of all, perhaps, is that now my boy can get in and out of the car with the ease he had when he was a puppy! If your pet struggles to get in and out of the car/SUV, this is the best first step you can take. Highly recommend." — MaxsMom
Price: $59.95 (also available in a two-step version here)
corner litter box with high sides that's perfect for small pets, especially rabbits, who tend to make a total mess kicking their litter and hay everywhere when they hop out of the box.
Promising review: "We have a 4-month-old bunny that pees and poops a lot and likes to kick his litter all over when he does binkies. This helps us keep his area A LOT cleaner and he likes it too!" — JonJames
Psst...a binky is a wild jump that bunnies do when they're happy. If you didn't know, now you know!
freshwater aquarium testing kit that some reviewers say is more accurate than test strips for measuring important metrics like pH and nitrate levels in your fishies' abode.
It comes with substances to test both low- and high-range pH and ammonia and nitrate levels, four test tubes, a testing bottle tray, and a test tube rack, plus instructions.
Promising review: "Amazing buy. This is as necessary as food for a fish. Doing water tests help you know if the amount and frequency of your water changes is enough. The directions are easy to follow, it's accurate, and it's cost effective. Love this! " — Laura
Price: $23.22 (also available in a saltwater version here)
stain and odor remover spray reviewers say can actually banish the inevitable nastiness (poop, puke, pee) that comes with having a wild beast in your home.
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Promising review: "Having a senior cat comes with challenges, and for us that is mainly cat pee (thankfully not often). This is the first product that not only completely eliminated the urine odor, but it doesn’t have an awful scent that lingers for days. I've used it twice now, once for a huge full-bladder mess on my very nice carpet, and it worked like a charm. It even passes the smell test (inviting my mother with a very sensitive nose over and seeing if she noticed any odors). Passed with flying colors!" — Lola
cat ramp with a reversible scratch pad so your kitty can amuse themselves with something other than destroying your furniture.
Promising review: "I wasn't sure my cat would be into this but after I figured out where she liked it best, she started to love it. Instead of scratching my belongings, she used this. No interest in the butterfly but adores stretching and scratching on the ramp. After a few months it's torn to shreds! Luckily, I just flipped it over and it looks brand new. Only complaint is catnip falls through and the cardboard shreds end up all over the floor around it but these are manageable issues." — EviePoubelle
ThunderShirt to soothe pooches who get worked up or anxious due to storms, separation, fireworks, and more. This shirt (and Taylor Swift) to your dog: "You need to calm down."
Promising review: "I was skeptical, but purchased my first ThunderShirt years ago and it worked great for our dog who had severe thunder phobia. We then started using ThunderShirts for all of our dogs. Our dogs wear these shirts every night to reduce excessive paw licking and help them unwind at night. The shirts also keep them calmer during nights when our neighbors are setting off fireworks and when going to the vet or groomer, etc. Just be sure the shirt is not too tight especially around the neck and be sure it is not making the dog too hot. They say it's breathable fabric but it seems like it could make dogs hot — it is polyester. Because of the fabric, I always remove it if my dogs are going to be outside or in a kennel for more than a brief time." — SmallDogs
Price: $39.95+ (available in sizes XXS-XXL and in a version for cats here)
paw cleaner you can just fill with water and pop their disgusting tootsies in to get them fresh and clean. Now you don't have to choose between bringing your pup on hikes with you and keeping your new carpet looking new.
It's top rack dishwasher safe!
Promising review: "I was a little skeptical when I purchased this. I wasn't sure it would really work or if my dog would even allow me to put her paw in it. I am glad I bought it. It's been really handy to keep by the patio door just in case her paws are muddy after being outside. In the past I just used a towel, but the mud would get stuck in her claws. With this, I am able to get the mud loose with water and the little plastic nubs are long enough to get in all her little puppy-paw cracks and crevices. This really has saved me a ton of time and kept me from having to get her from the door to the upstairs bathroom to wash her paws off without getting my floor dirty along the way." — Christina
Price: $11+ (available in three sizes and three colors)
adjustable gate that can extend to fit even extra-wide spaces and will keep your pet out of forbidden areas without looking like a total eyesore in your home.
It has a childproof latch and can be mounted to the wall (it comes with the all the hardware you'll need).
Promising review: "We have an American Akita and a Shiba Inu/Akita mix, and our last gate was destroyed on a regular basis, but not this one! It doesn't even budge if they jump up on it! And it looks beautiful!" — tk
Promising review: "These containers keep food fresh and ants/critters out of your pet's food! I was so exited when I found these. It comes with a perfect size scoop. Overall, great product for a great price when these are usually double at your local pet store!" — Sphynx
Price: $17.95+ (available in four sizes)
antimicrobial wound care spray made just for reptiles to help ~scale~ up the healing process on everything from burns to abnormal shedding to cuts.
Promising review: "My turtle has a backwards fingernail (he was born that way) and when he digs in his rocks, he sometimes gets cuts around his nail. This works great and eases his pain. Because he’s a boy, he has longer nails to and he loves this product. I call it a "turtle Band-Aid" because it works just like one." — TURTLES
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