31 Problem-Solving Products From Walmart That Pet Owners Truly Love
Life with pets doesn't have to be messy. Or stinky. Or loud. Or full of destroyed furniture. Promise.
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1. A pair of nail clippers, because no, you do not actually have to go to the groomer every time your dog or cat needs their sharp little needles trimmed. The guard on this pair protects against too close a cut — and there’s a nail file hidden in the handle. How’s that for useful?
2. A seat cover for your car, so you can make sure your doggo is able to ride in comfort, and keep your upholstery clean, all in one go. Drooly dog? Hairy pup? Exuberant fur-pal who loves to roll in the dirt? Buckle this durable cover — which, by the way, comes complete with a waterproof backing — through the headrests and fit the seatbelt buckles through the slits provided, and you’re good to go.
3. Or, a seat cover that’s also a pet bed, because your furry friend deserves only the best. If your pet gets anxious in the car, the overstuffed bolster around the edge of this pick will give them somewhere comfy to settle down (or hide their nose — however they roll).
4. An automatic pet food dispenser, so your pet will always get their snackies, whether or not you’re actually home to give it to them. This feeder holds up to 24 cups of kibble, which it will dispense on a pre-programmed schedule you can set yourself.
5. A bottle of Resolve pet stain and odor remover, because life with pets is messy, y’all. Happily, though, a spritz of this stuff followed by a blotting with a damp cloth will pick up even the grossest, smelliest, pet-caused disasters — including on carpets and upholstery. Source: Me. And my carpets. We would neither of us be the same without this stuff. Seriously.
6. A double-wide cardboard cat scratcher, so you can give your feline friend something satisfying to sink their claws into that isn’t your couch (or your rug, or your favorite armchair, or… well, you get the idea). No matter how many fancy scratching posts I get my cats, they never seem to love anything quite as much as the simple cardboard ones — and this one is double the size of your average pick, giving your little beasts extra scratching space. Sometimes, more is more, you know?
7. And a Bissell PowerLifter Pet bagless vacuum cleaner for those messes which truly require, as they say, the Big Guns. Designed specifically to combat pet-related messes, it’ll yank hair out of carpets, pull dirt and debris up from hard floors, de-fur your couches and upholstery, and more.
8. A Moso Bag charcoal air purifier that’ll absorb any pet odors — or other unwanted scents — lingering in your home, stat. Just put it wherever you’ve got some stink issues (near the litter box seems to be a popular pick with reviewers) and it’ll work its magic all on its own. If you take good care of it, it’s good for two whole years; just remember to put it outside in the sun once a month for about an hour to maintain it.
9. A long-handled aquarium brush, so you can get into each and every little crevice of your fish’s habitat without needing to submerge your entire arm in the tank while you clean. This incredibly affordable pick is also good for both acrylic and glass tanks.
10. A pet fountain that provides your pal with fresh, flowing, filtered water all day, every day. With a capacity of 108 ounces and a ramp that reduces both splashing and noise, it’s like a fancy pitcher for your pet — but better.
11. Some odor-absorbing small pet bedding, so your guinea pig (or gerbil, or hamster) can bed down in comfort without assaulting your nose every time they let their tiny bladder loose. This soft, dust-free, burrowing-friendly option can hold up to six times – six! times! – its weight in liquid. It also combats…smells for up to 14 days. Yes, please.
12. A silicone “Magic Coat” pet brush, because actually, you don’t have to resign yourself to the hard fate of everything you own being perpetually covered in pet hair. Designed specifically for pets with short coats and curly or wiry fur, this rubber brush is double-sided; one side has long nubs for deep cleaning, while the other has short ones that’ll help with loose hair removal. You can even brush down furniture and upholstery with it. Everybody wins!
13. Or, a Furminator pet hair remover for pets with long or fluffy fur that’ll keep your furriest friend’s coat in tip-top condition. I’ve used one of these on my long-haired cat for years — it is astonishing the amount of fur it pulls off her every time she gets a brushing.
14. A jar of calming chews, if your doggo has trouble dealing with fireworks, car rides, trips to the vet, or any number of other stressors. The L-Theanine, Thiamine, and C3 (that is, Colustrum Calming Complex) in these chews chill high-strung pups right out — and they taste just like treats. Heck yes!
15. A bird and small animal feeder bowl that attaches to the side of the cage — meaning your pet can’t knock it over and make a mess. The base fastens tightly to cage bars with a clamp, while the bowl itself clicks into place. After you’ve got it all set it up, it won’t budge unless you want it to.
16. A package of pet wipes, because poop happens. Literally. And part of being a good pet parent is helping your pet clean their poopy butt when they need it. It’s perhaps worth noting, too, that these vanilla- and coconut-scented wipes are good for getting general dirt and grime off your pal, as well. Pets: Sometimes, they really are just like small children.
17. An extra-large cat tree that’ll give your cat tons to keep them busy: They can climb it. They can scratch it. They can hide in the little caves and boxes in it. They can perch on top of it and proclaim themself ruler of the living room. Seriously — gift your feline pal with one of these 6-and-a-half-foot-tall bad boys, and they’ll never be bored again.
18. A handy, bulb-operated aquarium siphon to make changing the water in your fish’s tank a breeze. A couple of squeezes is all it takes to start the draining process — and thanks to the net over the nozzle, you can be sure that your actual fish and any plants you have in the tank will remain safe.
19. An open-top litter box with a high-walled shield that’ll make sure whatever your cat does in their box, stays in their box. One of my cats really likes to kick her litter around while she’s taking care of business — but thanks to the shield on this baby, it all stays where it's supposed to. Friends have also told me that it’s a great guard for cats who like to spray while they go — so whatever your cat might be doing in there, rest assured it won’t go beyond the box’s walls.
20. Some Scoot Bars dog chews to put a halt to any butt-scooting your pupper might be doing by getting to the root of the problem. These pumpkin-fueled sticks are packed full of fiber to help your pup’s anal glands stay clear and their digestive tract healthy — which, in turn, often helps cut down on the scooting behaviors.
21. A soothing pet bed that might help your stressed-out pet stay calm and collected. With a plush, eyelash-style exterior and a nest-like shape, this cozy resting spot is perfect for pets that like to burrow. Get ready to nap in three… two…one…zzzz…
22. A bottle of pet dander-remover, so you can enjoy snuggles with your favorite furry companion without the sneezing or itchy eyes. To use it, first dampen a cloth or sponge with the solution, then lightly wipe your pet down with it. Any loose dander, dried saliva, or other allergy-inducing leavings should come with it, helping your pet stay clean and helping you breathe a little easier.
23. A slow-feeder bowl that’ll stop gobblers from gulping down their food at speeds faster than light. Fast eating can cause all kinds of problems for pets, from upset tummies to bloating — but the grooves within this bowl mean your pet has to work a little harder to get at their kibble, causing them to slow their mealtime roll.
24. A big ol’ box of pee pads, because it’s never a bad idea to have a supply of these things around. Whether you’re house-training a new puppy or adapting to life with a doggo who’s been around the block a few times, a stash of pads is a must — and these ones can absorb up to two cups of liquid at a time. Your floors will thank you for it.
25. A litter-catching mat to put in front of the litter box that’ll finally stop your cat from tracking litter all over the house. This mat has two clever layers; the top one is designed with a raised diamond pattern to stop the litter from migrating, while the solid layer underneath traps it tight. When you’re ready to clean it, all you need to do is squeeze the sides of the mat and tip the trapped litter directly into the trash can.
26. A small pet exercise saucer, because there’s more to hamster life than just running in circles all the time. Like a good ol’ fashioned exercise wheel, this saucer lets your hamster or other small pet runrunrun to their heart’s content without actually going anywhere — but there’s more surface area for them to sprint on, and it’s quieter, to boot.
27. A pet-feeding tray that’ll protect your floors from sloppy eaters. This tray has rubber feet to prevent it from sliding around — and the lip around the edge is a lifesaver, containing stray bits of food and splashes of water in one place for easy cleanup later on.
28. A ceramic heat emitter to keep your reptile warm without blasting them (or you) with actual light all the time. Just screw it into a lamp base, aim at your lizard’s favorite place to bask, and it’ll put out infrared heat that perfectly simulates the sun's warmth, minus the light.
29. A Comfort Zone cat calming diffuser kit that’ll help stressed-out kitties feel a heck of a lot calmer. This diffuser works sort of like a scent plug-in, except instead of, say, the smell of a field after the rain, it releases something that mimics the scent of natural pheromones to your cat. The result? Better behavior all-round, thanks to a calm, chilled-out cat.
30. A set of two airtight pet food containers to keep your pal’s kibble fresh while also preventing extremely food-driven pets from getting into it when it’s not mealtime. This set includes a 12-quart and a 33-quart container, the larger of which is on wheels, making it easy to maneuver around your space. And as a bonus, keeping the food sealed inside containers like these means your entire kitchen doesn’t smell like kibble all the time.
31. And a bottle of pet odor-eliminating spray for fabrics that’ll get the stink out of your clothes, your curtains, your bedding, your couch…you name it. It’s basically Febreze, but specifically designed for pet smells; a light misting is all it takes to freshen things up. *Breathes in* Aaaaaah. Much better.
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