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    29 Products That’ll Help Make Grooming Your Pet So Much Easier

    These products just might be paws-itively essential when it comes to keeping your pets looking and feeling their best.

    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 wrinkle paste to clean up tear stains and remove gunk underneath wrinkles, keeping your K-9 clean in (basically) every nook and cranny.

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    Promising review: "This cream is a miracle worker. My English bulldog had yeast in his wrinkles. I cleaned every day with hydrogen peroxide but it didn't clear it up. It just kept it from getting worse. One night I came across this product. Within 24 hours of using it I noticed a huge difference. Within 48 hours it was almost gone. By 72 hours it had cleared up. I clean his face before bed and apply the cream. I can't say my bully loves it, because seriously what bully likes having their wrinkles cleaned? He tolerates it and I love that it works for us. It has no smell, it's natural, and it WORKS!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.72.

    2. An instant shampoo so you can simply spray your little furball's stink away if the thought of giving your Guinea pig a bath is both laughable and horrifying.

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    This is suitable for hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I have a rabbit that doesn't like to sit still for too long, so I can't give her a bath. After just a spray or two of this she smells so fresh and clean!" —Amber Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $3.51.

    3. A tube of chicken-flavored toothpaste that'll taste so good to your hungry pup they'll actually sit still while you clean their teeth. Now you'll no longer be too ~chicken~ to shove a brush in Buddy's mouth.

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    Promising review: "This is my dog's favorite toothpaste! Every night he comes upstairs to have his teeth brushed and won't go to bed until this demand is met. He only likes this brand, funny boy!" —FeFe

    Get it from Amazon for $9.12.

    4. A mod lounge scratcher for pet parents who feel like finding a cat scratcher that's both chic and useful feels like an itch *they* can't scratch.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is amazing. I bought mine over a year ago now and my cats LOVE them. I have two cats, one we got as a kitten — she knows to scratch on it and has never scratched our furniture! I hung them up like shelves and the cats love to climb up high to hang out on them, sleep, stretch, and survey the house. My friends don't even realize they're cat shelves until the cats jump on them! Fast-forward to over a year later and they're still in pretty good shape. These are worth the money!" —Jayni

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in three colors).

    5. A paw plunger that'll keep your four-legged friend's feet clean as a whistle (similar to the desperate whistle you give to tell them "Get out of the mud this instant!").

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    Promising review: "This was the best money I've ever spent on my dog's feet. My dog has curly hair and large paws, and our yard is 95% sand. In the past three months I've been wiping his paws ineffectively and spending most of my housekeeping time sweeping/vacuuming all the sand that he brings in. Our new veterinarian, upon hearing me whine about the situation, recommended I buy this product because she uses it with her own dogs. From the first time I used it I was sold! It looks like one of those oversized water jugs you can get at a convenience store, with a fitted insert for paws and legs. I stuck my hand (and my kids') inside to try it out and the bristles inside are very soft and will not hurt sensitive paw pads. I wish I'd found this years ago; it would have saved my sanity and my floors many times over. I've already recommended it to my friends and family with dogs who understand the struggle." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors and sizes).

    6. A pair of mini clippers you can use to spruce up the spots around your critter's paws, eyes, ears, face, and behind... making sure your pet isn't behind on the latest haircut trends.

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    Promising review: "I have a 13 year old Yorkie who is a rescue. He has always been nervous to go to a groomer, so I have learned to groom him. When the hair between the pads on his feet gets long, it causes him to slip on the hardwood floors. It is very difficult to get in between them with a regular pet grooming buzzers, because it's too big. We always wrestle when it comes to this part, but it has to be done. When using this product for the first time, he honestly fell asleep. He will fall asleep while I'm grooming him laying down, and I'll have to roll him over when needing to trim the other side. It is very quite, and he actually enjoyed, for the first time, trimming the hair between his toes and pads of his feet. I'm delighted to have found and purchased this item!" —Renee Rice

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89.

    7. And a pair of larger, low-volume clippers that'll keep your pet feeling comfortable and help you stand being around your shedding sweetheart in the summertime.

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    This clipper includes four guard combs and has a rechargeable battery.

    Promising review: "This is my first time ever using clippers on my dog (we have always had shorthair). I got this to try to save about $50 a month and I am not disappointed in the slightest. We have an Aussie doodle with A LOT of hair, with it getting hot here recently he has been miserable and before I took him to the groomers I decided to see what I could do. It turned out great! He looks great!! I was also able to do my mother’s dog. She has a cocker spaniel, chihuahua, shitzu mix with very coarse hair. They still worked great. We have already gotten our monies worth!!" —Ashley Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in three styles).

    8. Or an electric shearing kit for large pets and livestock — this thing can make all the difference if you need a grooming tool that can really alpaca punch.

    Amazon

    This kit includes sheep shears with a grooming head, two sets of blades, two sets of carbon brushes, a bottle of lubricating oil, a screw driver, a long power cord, and a cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "The shears held up in 90 degree heat and high humidity for three very thick alpacas. I am highly satisfied given the conditions." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    9. A flea and tick repellant, because finding any creepy crawlies on your best friend while brushing is sure to ~bug~ you both.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm happy to report that my tick-magnet dog had a couple on his coat, which I removed. They appeared to be affected by the spray. I didn't find any that were attached and eating! I've found a winner! I also spray my hiking shoes to repel ticks and the closet walls to repel wool-eating moths. I like the smell, and my dog isn't bothered by it as he was from other holistic products. This is an awesome product!!" —Ellen Segale

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. And a flea comb that's gonna comb out any teeny insects that dare touch their derriere.

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    Promising reviews: "This product works perfectly! I use this on my lionhead bunny rabbit every night. She sheds A LOT, and this brush takes out her loose hair and knots. I just put food in front of her, and she doesn't mind getting brushed. I think she actually appreciates brushing time." —Lilly

    "This thing is fantastic. My cat likes it so I get to actually use it on her for more than a few strokes. I periodically dip it into a glass of water with a little dishwashing liquid in it to drown/ kill the fleas. The ones that get stuck between or in the teeth are easily removed with a dental floss pick." —Sarah T

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

    11. A box of Duoxo pads, chlorhexidine wipes that can be used as antiseptic cleaning tools and relieve irritated or inflamed areas on pets who suffer from allergies or acne (same here Sparky, I feel you).

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    Promising reviews: "Our dog was getting a bad reaction to plastic water bowls and because we were living with my parents at the time, we couldn't avoid him sneaking water from their dog's bowl. While other wipes didn't do much, these round pads were so easy to use! My dog hates getting groomed but these are easy to swipe across his face. We could see results almost immediately — within 10 days his whole face cleared up! We now keep them on hand 24/7 and he hasn't had a flare up since." —Meg

    "This is an absolutely amazing product for feline acne. I started using this on December 10th. It's now December 29th and my cat's chin is completely cleared up. We are still using the wipes on him even though the acne has gotten better, just to be on the safe side." —Brooke Lowe

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. A dog raincoat that'll keep you from having to give Fido a full-on bath after he's already walked out in the rain and seems officially fed up with water for the day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these raincoats. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute too. I got these so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. My furry kids seem to like them and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. This is a fantastic price for great product. Awesome!" —Barbara N.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.05+ (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    13. A pack of grooming wipes so you can wipe away messes in an instant and get your dog smelling as fresh as the daisies she was just destroying in the back yard.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I use these to wipe my pup's paws after walks and to do a once-over when he's had play dates and comes home smelling like an assortment of other dogs. The first thing that I noticed was the fabulous texture. The thickness and texture really make paw-wiping a breeze. I also noticed after just a day of use, my pup's fur felt SO soft, but without a residue feeling. It's also not causing any kind of reaction with his sensitive skin. There is a mild scent, but nothing that appears artificial or over-powering. I will purchase again (and again, and again)." —Yoo Ar

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. An oatmeal shampoo to make your pup feel so fresh and clean they're gonna think this stuff is the (Burt's) bees knees.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It can be daunting looking for safe and effective products, especially went it comes to puppy shampoo. This product is free of everything that’s not good for my puppy: no sulfates, fragrances, or colorants. Not only is this product natural, safe, and effective for my sweet girl, but it also leaves her feeling soft and clean. I highly recommend this product and will repurchase in the future!" —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    15. Or an allergy relief shampoo for dogs who swell with gratitude (and allergic reactions) every time you take them on a hike.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this shampoo for my puppy, especially in the spring and summer. My puppy is allergic to certain types of grass and things in nature, but she loves to be outside. Within an hour of playing outdoors, her belly would be covered in red, itchy splotches. Since I started bathing her with this shampoo a few months ago, I no longer have to give her a daily dose of Benadryl. I like that it's made from natural ingredients, leaves a fresh smell on her coat, and (most importantly) it treats and prevents her allergic reactions. She hasn't had any rashes since I started using this." —B. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39.

    16. A nail dremel that'll trim your dog's nails so well you won't want to ~file~ this away for later, you'll want your paws on it right now!

    Amazon

    This has over 3,600 five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "This works so well. I was apprehensive because I figured it would take forever to file dog's nails. Surprisingly, this dremel makes quick work of their nails. Yes, it does take longer than just cutting them, but it is worth it. I had anxiety about cutting their nails ever since I once cut the quick. This relieves this fear. I am more relaxed which means the dogs are too. Overall, I highly recommend this!" —Kate T

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. Or nail clippers for rambunctious pets who don't have a ~lick~ of patience and need a faster solution.

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    Promising review: "I bought these for my Siberian husky and they work perfectly. Her nails are thick and they were able to cut through them without a problem. I highly recommend them." —Olivia

    Get them from Amazon for $8.69+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A pet hair dryer you can use if you hate the smell of wet dog so much you'd rather have just not washed your pup in the first place. This dries your pet's fur, makes it shiny and slick, *and* can relax stressed out pets with its warmth, even when you aren't washing up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this little brush! It’s super lightweight and compact, the dryer is quiet enough to not scare my pets, and the brush is soft but sturdy enough to get them completely dry in minutes!! I used to worry that I would burn my dog with my hair dryer, even on the lowest setting. This little brush is the perfect temperature and I could tell she even loved how warm it was while she was drying off. My cat was not exactly ready to model for the camera but was very well groomed after using the brush! This has made bath time 100 times easier!" —Maricarmen

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    19. A nose and paw balm, because your dog nose a little lotion will help their dried-out areas after a day of play.

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    Promising review: "I got this stuff for my boyfriend's dog. In just a week his nose shed its dry skin. I always appreciate before and after photos when it comes to reviews, so enjoy (after/before images pictured above)!" —Miki

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A brushless toothpaste that'll keep bad breath at bay and give your pet the pearly whites they deserve.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is a miracle. One of our two dogs has especially bad halitosis. We paid over $200 getting his teeth cleaned about two months ago and then he was stinky again. I resorted to brushing and got nowhere. This is a brushless toothpaste as advertised. When it arrived the other day, I used it on both dogs. Both dogs now have fresh, puppy breath and tolerate it wonderfully. Apparently dogs get very dry mouths and this eliminates that AND the bad breath." —Petunia

    Get it from Amazon for $13.56.

    21. A de-shedding Furminator (for cats, dogs, AND small animals) for pet owners who would prefer living in a shed to living in a house with pets who shed so much.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This thing has over 11,000 five star reviews!

    Promising review: "I have an Akita that does a heavy shed every spring and this tool was a life saver today. I had a two-foot pile of hair within half an hour with this thing. It's the best brush I have ever used! I bought this one and the little one so I could work on her face and her body — both are fantastic." —Tyson Burkle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–Giant).

    22. Or a de-shedding glove that'll make your friends say, "I've gotta ~hand~ it to you, their fur is fantastic."

    Amazon

    These gloves are gentle and particularly helpful for aging, arthritic pets. You can read one BuzzFeeder's post to learn why pet owners swear by this brush.

    Promising review: "First let me say that I almost NEVER write product reviews. We have two hairy, senior, sister German Shepherd dogs. Lots of dog hair to be had — it seems like just looking at them makes hair fly off of them. Regular grooming with the Furminator removes a lot of hair but the dogs will only tolerate its use on their backs and sides, due to tender arthritic joints and generalized soreness from aging. So, I thought I would give this product a try — what a difference! While the gloves do not remove quite as much as hair as the Furminator, there are other distinct advantages for their use. They can be easily used over the whole body — including legs, soft belly, tail, and even the head. All areas can actually be massaged, which the dogs clearly enjoy. The dogs LOVE this. In fact, as soon as they see the gloves they go into their happy dance, happy face mode, while hip-checking each other out of the way to be first in line. Since using the gloves for a while now it seems that the quality of their coats is actually better. Their coats are softer and more glossy. Bottom line: these gloves have been absolutely great for my aging, hairy dogs." —celtic wife

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    23. A sensitive shampoo for anyone who may happen to have a hairless pet. Because (although this stuff is also great for furry friends), hairless pets have no fur to absorb oils, making bath time particularly important.

    Nudie Naturals, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I love my hairless cats more than I love myself (and I am reeking with self-esteem) so I make sure to research and spend money wisely where their health and happiness is concerned. I started using Nudie Naturals after adopting my boy Chuck, based on recommendations from other hairless pet parents. This keeps my cats' skin soft and clean and keeps my conscious clear, knowing it's safe to use on their sensitive skin. I seriously love this stuff.

    Get it from Nudie Naturals on Etsy for $14+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A set of vacuum grooming attachments that'll work wonders on mellow pets who don't mind the sound of your vacuum. Just clip on the combs and watch this make grooming suck a whole lot less.

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    You can also use this to suck hair off of furniture. The kit includes three combs, two attachments, and one extension tube.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this vacuum. We have a husky lab mix, and she sheds a lot. It is at its worst in the spring when she blows her coat. I recently had her groomed, and cut short. I bathed her again today and then vacuumed her when she was dry. The picture (above, right) is of the wild amount of fur that came off of her. This thing totally works. BUT our dog also loves to be groomed and is not afraid of the vacuum or loud noises. If you have a chill dog, this thing is amazing!!" —Litteacher1283

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    25. A bag of dental dog treats to help your pup ~brush up~ on their oral hygiene.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My dog LOVES these treats. He even opens up the closet where I keep them and carries the bag around in his mouth to remind me to give him one!" —Karen Klein

    Get them from Amazon for $14.98 (available in four sizes).

    26. A handheld shower attachment so you can finally wash Skippy without getting a shower yourself.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Owners of long-haired/thick-coated breeds: this is what you've been looking for. I've waited over 20 years for this and have used everything from custom heads to kitchen wash heads. The water flow from this even at low pressure is excellent, the adjustments on the handle are thought out well, and this WILL get right through a thick undercoat." —Animal Doctor

    Get it from Amazon for $33.01.

    27. A pack of shower gloves that'll be massively ~handy~ when scrubbing a pet who prefers snuggles to showers.

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    My husband and I use these on our cats and it has made bathtime much more efficient! The cats love being pet and it makes lathering so much easier. Ever tried to wash a cat's armpit? I'm pretty sure it's only possible thanks to these.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $11.99.

    28. An Aquapaw Slow Treater that'll keep your fluffer in the bath long enough to finally get her fluffy! Just throw some peanut butter or other pasty treat in the grooves and let her lick away while you scrub her up!

    Amazon

    This is safe to put in the dishwasher and freezer AND it's made from FDA-grade silicone.

    Promising review: "I just finished cutting toenails on my three dogs with their total cooperation, thanks to this product. I just put squirt cheese in between the nubs of the slow treater, laid it on the grooming table, and the dogs were happily licking away while I worked on their feet. No pulling away, no second person to hold the dog, just me, some cheese, and the Slow Treater. I’m a fan!" —D. Dipietro

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    29. And finally, a small pet grooming kit so that grooming your littlest pets doesn't have to be a big job.

    Amazon

    This kit includes a pin brush (to reduce shedding), a bristle brush (that'll make fur shine), and chew treat, and nail clippers.

    Promising review: "This is a great product at a great price. My guinea pig loves getting her nails trimmed and these scissors are great quality and sharp! It’s a snap. She loves getting brushed and throwing around her toy as well. I would buy this product again but I don’t think I will need to for a long time because they are going to last awhile." —I<3MyWife!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.09.

    TFW your four-legged friend is equal parts cute and clean.

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