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    25 Problem-Solving Pet Products From Chewy With Reviews That Might Make You Think “I Should Try This”

    Products so useful, they'll help you teach your old dog (or cat, or bird, or hamster, or...) some new tricks.

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    1. A litter disposal system that locks in waste odors, so you don't have to worry about your house smelling like a giant cat bathroom. You'll also be making fewer trips to the dumpster, and your fine feline won't have to shame-smell their own poo!

    The litter disposal in silver in a reviewer's home

    The system locks in smells in a way that a regular trash can can't. And it's not just for cats — I used this during puppy potty training to dispose of waste and soiled paper towels. 

    Promising review: "Just LOVE this product! We have a small home and cat box waste has always reeked in kitchen garbage. Been using this product for a month and absolutely notice a huge difference in the smell. So easy to use and convenient! I only need to dispose of one bag, once a week. Product is also compact enough for small spaces." —Snoqueenee

    Price: $19.99+ (available in two colors)

    2. A pet hair remover because your dog sheds so much, it's a wonder they're not bald. Go with this reusable, easy-to-clean roller to clean up your furniture or rug, and rejoice in finally being able to sit on your couch, even if you're wearing black pants.

    The remover next to a bag of pet hair

    Promising Review: "I have an elderly cat who has stopped self-grooming, two younger cats, and two mini dachshunds. To say the hair problem is bad is a terrible understatement. Just out of curiosity, I ran this roller over a carpeted step. It picked up so much hair, I had to empty it! Now, my bed quilt has no hair on it. My sofa is hairless. This was the best money I've ever spent."Steph

    Price: $24.95

    3. A Furminator pet hair deshedding brush so you can re-fall in love with the actual dog underneath all that fur. This beloved tool also has a handy lil' lever that easily removes all the combed hair from the brush, which means less work for you. It's a win-win!

    A reviewer's dog next to the brush in blue and a pile of shed hair
    LucyP3820/ Chewy

    Promising Review: "I am so amazed with this brush! I have tried several brushes and the bristles always end up breaking and they never get deep down to the undercoat. However, this brush is sturdy and no broken pieces after several uses! I love that there is a fur release button to get the stubborn hairs out of the brush. My dog gets so excited when it's time to get brushed and he was like a brand-new dog after using this for the first time!" —Nicole

    Price: $29.95+ (available in three sizes)

    4. An expandable pet gate with a small door, because sometimes, your cat or small dog needs some time to themselves. This gate pressure-mounts in the doorway for a strong hold with zero damage to your walls, and can easily be stepped over (by humans, not doggos).

    A small dog stepping through the door on the gate

    Promising Review: "Very well built and sturdy. Works perfectly to keep my dogs out of the litter boxes but allows cats easy access. Easy open for us humans to get through. Highly recommend." — PetMom

    Price: $62.99

    5. A wall-mounted sisal cat scratcher, so your cat will never use you or the side of your favorite chair as one again. And since it is designed to be hung up, you will never again trip over freestanding kitty furniture during a middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom. *purrs*

    The gray cat scratcher mounted on a reviewer's wall

    Reviewers note that the scratcher also works lying on the ground or mounted on a piece of furniture. The possibilities are *truly* endless.

    Promising Review: "My cats were stretching up the walls and scratching and I tried several different scratchers for them. This one has been their favorite! They use it a lot. It was easy to mount and doesn’t take up room in our small space." —Kalie

    Price: $8.75+ (available in two sizes, two colors, and sets of one or two)

    6. An elevated indoor/ outdoor bed that your dog will want to hang out on all day! Its durable fabric bed is a cool, supportive, and comfy place for your pooch to post, whether they're inside or out.

    A dog lying on the bed in terracotta

    Promising Review: "My dog loves her new bed and so do I. She sleeps in it all day long. It keeps her cooler than any of the other beds she has had. She sleeps on it with her blankets, no problem. No more laying on the hard floor to keep herself cool. With this bed, she stays cool and comfortable." —4dogs

    Price: $18.78+ (available in three sizes and five colors)

    7. A silent exercise wheel because your nocturnal pet likes to get their steps in while you try to sleep. With this, you can let em' run to their heart's content and *still* be able to get your beauty sleep each night. You can thank me later.

    The wheel in yellow being used by a reviewer's hamster
    Lindsay/ Chewy

    Promising Review: "When I was younger and didn’t know better, I had a wire wheel for my hamsters. This one is so much better. I can’t hear when the hammy is running and the base is nice and heavy, so it doesn’t move around. Also, their feet don’t get stuck because the part they run on is solid with some grip." —Lindsey

    Price: $23.46+ (available in three sizes)

    8. A machine-washable reversible pet blanket that will save your couch from drool and hairballs. Your dog or cat will love having their own space, and you'll love doing less cleaning and more relaxing.

    A dog sitting on the navy herringbone blanket

    Promising Review: "This blanket is great. We throw it on our couch to prevent excess hair and slobber from our dog when he's chewing his toys. Its super soft on one side and the perfect size. We've washed it and dried it once and it's in perfect condition. Would recommend!" —Lizzy

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    9. A 30-pound food storage container because leaving your pet's food in the half-full, ripped-open bag that it came in is recipe for disaster. Save yourself the hassle of unintended food spillage and keep food fresh with this low-profile, screw-top bin.

    Two of the 50-lb container

    Each container comes with a measuring cup for accurate feeding.

    Promising review: "Over the years, I have had dogs of different sizes and breeds (many breeds smarter than I), so storing open bags of kibble in a closet was just not practical. These vaults keep my pet food safe from 'poachers,' keeps it from going stale, and allows me to save money by buying the larger, economy-sized bags. They are well made and worth every penny. Heck yeah, I recommend the Vittles Vault." —Crate

    Price: $30.95+ (also available in 50+ pounds)

    10. A water-repellent double-layer litter mat so that kitty's bathroom stuff stays where it belongs and doesn't get tracked all over your house. With this in place, guests may not even know that you have a cat (besides all the hair, that is).

    The mat in black in front of a litter box

    To clean, simply shake out the trapped litter from the plastic bottom layer of the mat.

    Promising review: "Great mat for under my kitty cat’s litter box — really cuts down on tracking litter and easy to pick up and dump outside. Very sturdy, well made, and a nice size!" —Mysharona

    Price: $25.35+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    11. A bag of Pedigree dental chews to promote dental hygiene and fight stinky dog breath every day. Your buddy will feel like they're just getting a treat, but they'll actually be getting a healthy snack that fights plaque and tartar — which will help them avoid a *truly* traumatic trip to the canine dentist later. Sneaky, sneaky.

    A reviewer's dog biting the chew

    Promising review: "My Coonhound had bad breath and was getting yellow on her teeth. I started giving her one of these every day, at the recommendation of someone from the dog park. Now, at nearly a month later, her teeth have turned white again and her breath has no odor at all. Plus, she likes them. I definitely recommend these for the health of your dog's teeth." —LibbyBell

    Price: $3.47+ (available in four package sizes)

    12. A flea and tick collar so you don't have to apply a greasy topical solution to your cat every month. This collar releases small doses of medication onto their coat for up to eight months, keeping them itch- and bite-free.


    Promising review: "We had been struggling with fleas for months and couldn’t get rid of them. Nothing was working. We had a suggestion from a friend to get some flea collars and I was desperate. So we got them. So. Worth. It. There was a noticeable change in the cats within a week. Less scratching, no flea poop coming off of them, and they seemed happier. I’m pretty sure the fleas are either almost completely gone or they are gone. Highly recommend." —Victoria

    Price: $59.98+ (available in sets of one of two)

    13. A jar of paw protectant that's made from natural waxes, so you can protect your adventure buddy's paws from the elements. This balm is also 100% more likely to stay on their feet than dog booties.

    The 60-g jar of paw protectant

    Promising Review: "Love Musher's for our Golden Retriever's feet all year round. Keeps pads moisturized in summer and prevents snow and ice from sticking to their feet in winter. Used Musher's for years!!" —Judy

    Price: $14.99+ (available in three sizes)

    14. A durable Benebone bacon-flavored dog bone for the aggressive chewer in your house. Its ergonomic shape and bacon flavor will keep your pet occupied for hours, encouraging ~appropriate~ chewing habits.

    A dog chewing the bone

    The durable nylon bone also doesn't shed gross (and potentially dangerous) little shards as it is chewed. A+++.

    Promising Review: "When this toy says 'tough,' it means tough. Our pup can only use a few toys. He has the ability to shred and destroy nearly every toy we buy. Some toys have advertised themselves as 'nearly indestructible,' only to be torn up within a day or two. He loves this toy and brings it around the house with him often." —Meshe

    Price: $10.62+ (available in three sizes)

    15. A sheer bird cage skirt that will catch debris and seeds *before* they end up on your floor. It comes in multiple sizes and colors, to provide the perfect fit for any aviary.

    The white skirt on a reviewer's bird cage

    The skirt holds tight to your cage with elastic at both ends, and is machine washable.

    Promising review: "My cockatiel was spilling his food out of his cage and I was having to vacuum multiple times a day. Then I found this cage skirt and its been one of the best things I’ve bought to keep everything much cleaner with less vacuuming. It's lightweight and breathable, best decision ever." —kei98

    Price: $8.80+ (available in four sizes and five colors)

    16. A silicone food mat for the messy eaters or drinkers in your household. Slip this under their bowls and *poof* gone are the days of drenching your socks in water or vacuuming crushed kibble off of the kitchen floor.

    A dog eating kibble out of a bowl on the teal mat

    And it's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "This is the perfect size for an elevated feeder and my slobbery Lab. It catches water, food and sometimes, the random ball. Water does not seep underneath it. My Lab is a very slobbery water drinker, and this catches it. It stays in place too. I highly recommend it." —Cinders

    Price: $10.65+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    17. An enclosed cat box with a charcoal filter that will keep rogue litter and odors under control, so that you'll be able skip a day (or four) of cleanup duty. Reviewers marvel at how spacious yet low-profile it is. Sorcery!

    A cat using the box

    Promising review: "I have 17 cats and this is my new favorite litter box. It's easy for my cats to get in and out of, and fits even my largest cat with room to spare. High pee-er? this box is for you! And cats love talking alternate routes, so they can easy get on the lid and the locks keep it in place. Fits more waste than the typical box. A++" —GaCatLady

    Price: $27.99

    18. A Dremel nail grinder kit so you can avoid the blood, howling, and look of betrayal that occurs when you use nail scissors to cut just *a little* too short. The grinder's speed-sanding drum slowly files down the nail, so you can avoid over-trimming — and its wireless design means you can groom your pup while they lay on the couch, even if there's no outlet in sight!

    Hands using the grinder on a dog

    Promising Review: "I have labs with black nails and I have a hard time using traditional clippers on them without getting the quick and making them bleed. This thing has been great! They might even enjoy it." —PWmomma

    Price: $29.99

    19. A pack of hygienic waste bags that are thick, puncture-resistant, and fit your hand, to prevent unwanted contact with your pet's "organic materials," ahem. Just admit it — if you have a dog, it has happened to you.

    The pack of 100 bags

    Promising Review: "These are the bags we use and love. However, for my last order, I found some cheaper ones, so I thought I would try them. Big mistake that resulted in getting a mess on my hands a couple times (YUCK!). The two-ply construction and being able to place your entire hand inside the mitts and protect your hand from yucky messes, is invaluable. Worth every penny!" —Momof2

    Price: $23.99+ (available in 100 and 200 bag sets)

    20. A bottle of aquarium conditioner so that you can safely use your tap water to fill your fish's freshwater aquarium. Make water refills more convenient and keep your finned friend healthy by adding a few drops.

    The 8-oz bottle

    It contains aloe vera to reduce stress and protect your fishy's slime coat.

    Promising review: "Helps to balance out my hard city water really well. Keeps my fish safe and healthy." —Serena

    Price: $2.79+ (available in eight sizes)

    21. A PetSafe automatic feeder to ensure your pet gets fed on schedule. This bad boy can store up to five meals for busy or vacationing fur parents, so you don't have to spend your time away from home worrying about whether your beloved furballs are getting fed. *Sigh of relief*

    A reviewer's cat eating out of the feeder

    To use, fill the feeder trays with dry food and set up to five meal times.

    Promising review: "This is ideal for anyone who isn’t with their cat during the day. Now your cat can eat on a schedule and NOT be overfed by leaving a full bowl of food out all day. This is what the vet recommended. This is my second one — well worth the money. Highly recommend it." —Jojo

    Price: $54.95 

    22. A pack of peanut butter pill pockets so giving your dog their medication isn't such a struggle. They'll just think they're getting a reward, but you'll know the truth — they're getting healthy!

    The pill pockets in tablet size
    moesmom/ Chewy

    Just put the medicine inside, pinch the pocket, and just like that — your pet's medication transforms into a delicious treat!

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic product, I have battled with my pups for years trying to get them to take their pills. OMG this is a GAME-CHANGER, the dogs gobble down their medications and are looking for more!" —Krisdale

    Price: $7.98+ (available in two sizes and two varieties)

    23. A wound and skin care spray that will rescue any furry family-member from pain and discomfort.

    The 8-oz. spray bottle

    Promising review: "I noticed my dog had a red, inflamed toe and the nail was red/bruised. I searched for something to put on it until his vet appointment which was three weeks away. This stuff is a little pricey but worth every penny. His toe started heading in three days and after a little over a week, it was fully healed. When we got to the vet, they recommended to keep using this stuff because it worked great and healed him up with no problem!" —BrittanyH

    Price: $14.25+ (available in three sizes)

    24. An elegant litter box enclosure so no one has to see or smell your cat's business. It features storage space, a spacious cat bathroom area and a modern design sure to blend right in with your decor.

    A reviewer's cat on top of the enclosure in walnut

    Promising Review: "Very nice piece of furniture! It works perfectly in my bathroom. Both cats went right in without hesitation. I definitely recommend it. It was not difficult to assemble. All the parts and instructions were easy to work with. I love the look of this! No more dealing with the unsightly mess of the cat box!"Miki

    Price: $177.29+ (available in two colors)

    25. A jar of digestive supplement chews to keep your dog's gut and urinary system healthy — and your lawn free of brown burn spots from their urine. It's a two-for-one!

    The 90-count jar of chews

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical at first. Nothing I had tried in the past ever helped the burn spots from my dog's urine. My male husky absolutely loves these and I absolutely love the fact I'm seeing less and less burn spots. He also had constipation issues prior to taking these chews, but now is much more regular. Not only is my yard looking better, but my dog's digestive health is much better!" —Phoenix

    Price: $26.97+ (available in two sizes)

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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