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    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?

    The nail clippers

    Promising review: “Best dog nail clippers! I wish I had bought these sooner! My old regular pair of dog nail clippers would splinter my dog’s nails, making them rough. These cut clean and the guard makes me worry less about cutting his nails too short. Love them!” –EllaW

    Price: $11.99 (originally $18.99)

    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.

    The seat cover

    Promising review:Covers well and protects the seat. It is like a thin, raincoat-type material.” –nogoshopper

    Price: $22.90

    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).

    The car pet bed

    Promising review:My Beagle/Australian Shepherd puppy loves it. She looks so comfortable with her head resting on the raised side of the seat. Car trips are a breeze.” –Diane1959

    Price: $49.95+ (available in two sizes)

    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.

    The automatic pet feeder

    Promising review: " I travel a lot during the summer months and feeding the 'kids' is important to me. Being growing kittens, they need those twice-a-day meals, which is better than just letting the food sit out. My cousin has this feeder and I loved hers so much I got my own. The kids love it, too  they know when breakfast and supper time is!"  –ShariP60

    Price: $109.95

    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.

    The Resolve carpet cleaner

    Promising review: “Excellent stain/scent remover. I've used this stuff for years and have gotten out some truly horrendous stains and smells by following the instructions. Sure, sometimes it takes a few applications if the stain has been left to sit and set; if the mess is fresh, though, I've never had an issue getting it out. It works fast, it's easy to do, and really, the worst part is if you accidentally step into the almost-dry carpet without thinking.” –Danielle

    Price: $7.97

    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?

    The cat scratcher

    Promising review: “It saves the couches from being attacked. I have two to three of these around my home. Both of my cats enjoy to lay on them and also scratch them tremendously. I have purchased many different scratching pads, including expensive fancy ones but these seem to be their favorites. My cats would always attack my couches, now they use these pads. Finicky little rascals.” –TwoFinickyCats

    Price: $9.47

    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.

    The Bissell vacuum cleaner

    Promising review: “Great vacuum! If I could give more than five stars, I would. I have tried so many vacuums to remove the dog hair from my carpet, but all of them failed. My dog's hair is no match for this Bissell – this vacuum sucked up every strand. … When it says ‘PowerLifter,’ it means it – my carpet looks as good as the day I brought my home. Shipped fast, easy to assemble. Only one issue that I experienced. but it is no big deal to me: Due to powerlifting, the container has to be emptied pretty frequently. All in all, I love this vacuum!!!!” –Tamika

    Price: $98 (originally $119)

    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.

    The Moso Bag air purifier

    Promising review: “All I can say is WOW!! Litter box smell is completely gone. BUY THIS!” –Ellen

    Price: $9.95

    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.

    The aquarium brush

    Promising review: “Perfect! I have multiple tanks that vary in size from 10 gallons to 55 gallons, and I use this brush on them all. The brush was cheap and works great.” –Merlynn13

    Price: $4.37

    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.

    The pet fountain

    Promising review: “The item needs to be assembled, which isn't difficult except the instructions tell you to do something, but no clear picture is included. Once you get the flow filter in place, then the assembly is quick. The water flows slow enough to not splash but fast enough to entertain my cat. The pump did make a lot of noise until I took apart the fountain and pressed down on the pump module so that it didn't vibrate as much. It took a day or so before my cat accepted it but that is normal for anything introduced to him.” –Malice

    Price: $37.95

    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.

    The small pet bedding

    Promising review:The best odor defense out there for hamster cages!” –Hopesmommyanddaddy

    Price: $14.99

    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!

    The brush

    Promising review:This is the best thing to use on your dog that is shedding. Works great!” –Sabrina

    Price: $6.97

    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.

    The Furminator brush for cats with long hair

    Promising review: “This thing is amazing! I have two cats and the cat hair was getting out of control in my house. I brushed them with the Furminator and got almost two whole cats’ worth of hair! And they feel better too not having so much undercoat. 10/10, would recommend.” –Elizabeth

    Price: $31.95 (originally $88.99)

    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!

    The calming chews

    Promising review: “This product really helped my dog. I bought a jar of these because my youngest was showing signs of anxiety. I did not want her to have to be in her crate. I only use a crate when they're puppies. I gave her 1/2 of the rectangular tablet. They smell like beef bouillon, so she ate it straight away. I noticed a nice improvement. I gradually reduced her doses, so now she rarely gets one. I have recommended them to an animal shelter to see if they could help a dog. Definitely worth a try!” –Veilsfriend

    Price: $7.95+ (available in packages of 30 or 90 chews)

    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.

    The food and water bowl

    Promising review: “Nice large bowl for food and water for my birdies – able to fit snuggly on the cage wall and not have to worry about them knocking them down. Nice blue color.” –Marina

    Price: $4.97

    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.

    The pet wipes

    Promising review: “The two main things I like about this are the size and the smell. The size is bigger than any that I have tried. The smell is subtle and not overpowering. I like the smell. I use this on my Yorkie every night. I use two sheets to wipe him down from head to toe, then he gets a brush out just before bedtime. This is great for in between baths and daily use to get rid or reduce dander, debris, smell, extra oil in his body, etc. My Yorkie feels good after and sleeps well at night. I have been using this since he was eight weeks old and he is now almost 11 months. He does not have any skin issues, so I think this helps. He is happy, so I am also happy!” –Cecile

    Price: $7.99

    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.

    The cat tree

    Promising review: “Tiger, the cat, inspected every level as we put it together. Even with his [bad] leg he can climb to the top. We have it in a corner next to a window. The stand appears to be sturdy and does not move as he goes from level to level.” –Jill

    Price: $162.72

    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.

    The aquarium siphon

    Promising review:Nifty little gravel vacuum! I've got a large one, and needed something easier to maneuver in my small tanks. This is perfect. I have only used it three times so far, but it's great! I also like how you can either have a constant stream of emptying or just suction individual locations depending on how you hold the tubes.” –Onlineshopper

    Price: $8.33

    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.

    The litter box

    Promising review:Keeps litter inside the box! We bought a shallow box without walls and learned just how sloppy kittens could be when burying their business. Solution was to buy one with high walls, open top. This one is working great. Size is good, color not important to us. Most importantly, it works to keep litter in the box and not... everyplace else!” –Pat

    Price: $12.63

    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.

    The scoot bars

    Promising review:I don't have to take my dog Pepper to the veterinarian to squeeze her glands in her bum hole [anymore]. This takes care of that. She always hated to go. Now we just go for her regular checkups.” –Fishngod

    Price: $20.89    

    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…

    The donut bed in the color Blue

    Promising review:The beds were a hit from the moment the box hit the floor. My older toy poodle couldn't wait for the beds to get out of the box. As soon as it was unwrapped. she was in it and spends most of her time in it. The younger one, who doesn't [usually] like beds, decided it's not a bad idea and is beginning to like the idea. I couldn't be happier with these results. Thank you!” –Verna

    Price: $24.97 (available in three colors)

    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.

    A model using the pet dander remover on a dog

    Promising review: “Great product. Allerpet D works great for my allergy to my dog. I have used it for years and wouldn't know what to do without it. I highly recommend it to anyone who is allergic to dogs.” –Arizonasgal

    Price: $9.95

    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.

    The slow feeder bowl in the color Orange

    Promising review: “Love this slow feeder! I have a German shepherd puppy that was inhaling her food. I needed to find a way to slow down her eating so she would not get bloat. This feeder solved the problem. She now eats way more slowly, and I think she actually enjoys getting the kibble out of the grooves. The bowl has a non-skid bottom so it stays in place while she eats. Great product for fast eaters.” –Bitsy

    Price: $8.40+ (originally $9.99+, available in two sizes and five colors)

    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.

    The pee pads

    Promising review: “A life saver! I'm impressed. These are better than any of the other puppy puddle pads I've bought for my itty-bitty new girl. These are very absorbent and don't reek! I'd tried lavender brand names and accent free as well. The price is very reasonable and they absorb fluid much faster than the others I've tried.” –Dawn

    Price: $9.98+ (available in boxes of 50 or 100 pads)

    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.

    The litter-catching mat

    Promising review: “LITTER BE GONE. It works! I have the messiest cats... [I’m] constantly sweeping up litter. Not anymore! When they come out of litter box, the litter goes into the mat. I just squeeze on the sides ([it] has [an] opening in front) and all the litter is dumped into the garbage can. Whoever thought of this is a GENIUS!” –donna

    Price: $9.97

    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.

    The exercise saucer

    Promising review: “Great item, the hamster loves it. This is MUCH better than a wheel. My hamster wouldn't even use the wheel, but uses this all the time. This is way quieter, too, compared to the wheel. Medium is the perfect size for our hamster.” –Jenny

    Price: $4.74

    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.

    The feeding tray

    Also, it looks like a giant speech bubble with a big ol’ “WOOF” spelled out in the middle of it, and that’s adorable.

    Promising review: “Best food mat! Great find – keeps all of my pug’s eating and drinking mess contained and my floor clean!” –Armymom1006

    Price: $9.41

    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.

    The ceramic heat emitter bulb

    Promising review: “Happy dragon! This ceramic heat emitter bulb is a huge savings for reptile enthusiasts! … My bearded dragon is happy for the additional heat inside his terrarium. A Great buy, great price, and I’d recommend to others. Will be making more purchases for this bulb in future!” –Denise

    Price: $14.92

    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.

    The cat-calming diffuser

    Promising review: “Wow!!! My super feral (now indoor) alpha male cat wouldn't stop howling at night, every night. It would start at around 5pm, and he would go on for about 12 hours. I plugged this bad boy in, and within 24 hours he has stopped his yowling, marking, hissing, etc. He is like a completely different, happy cat. He now runs to me to be petted, seems very happy, not skittish anymore. No more yowling. He is really a completely calmer cat and I am so happy with this too. Highly recommended!” –Hali

    Price: $24.99

    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.

    The pet food containers

    Promising review:Great storage for dog and cat food! I had seen this item some time ago online, and had I known how much I would love it, I would have ordered it then instead of waiting. I use the smaller container for dry cat food and the bottom container for dog food. There is a ridge in the lid to the larger container that holds the smaller one in place and they have a nice gasket seal to keep the food fresh. They take up considerably less space than the other containers I was using. Well worth the cost!” –TNC7171

    Price: $28.24

    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.

    The pet odor eliminator spray

    Promising review: “THIS STUFF WORKS! I have three dogs and three cats, so I know what works. You know when you go outside and then come back in – the SMELLS you hadn't noticed before? This eliminates THOSE SMELLS. I use it on bedding (heavenly), floors, furniture, drapes, jackets I wear often, and even spray broadly into my closets. No more musty or stale smells. I keep it in every room and repeat spray often, with NO staining or buildup on frequently-sprayed surfaces. I just love the fresh smell. I hope they NEVER change the formula.” –oldsweetlady

    Price: $3.87

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