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    32 Products Under $25 Pet Owners Will Probably Want On Hand

    Including a paw fur trimmer, pet-safe plants, and a healing balm that applies like deodorant and makes hot spots vanish.

    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 mounted brush that'll satisfy your cat's ceaseless demands for scritches. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this gray and white piece of plastic.

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    Promising review: "My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing but once he got a hang of it he’s been loving it! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! Very easy to put together and place on the wall." —T. Mangiaracina

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    2. A pet hair roller if you love your fur babies but hate how much they shed...on everything. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section
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    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes, but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    3. Or this pet hair remover to do the dang job. This thingamajig couldn't be easier to use; just run it over your carpet, couch, clothes, car seats, and more and it'll collect pet fur that's deeply embedded.

    Reviewer photo showing the pile of fur this tool removed from a chair
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    Promising review: "Just as advertised. Easy to use and definitely removes the hair." —ksh

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    4. An air-purifying pet-safe plant for green thumbs who want some vegetation in their home but who also want to ensure everything they bring into the house is not toxic to pets.

    Three different colored polka dot plants sitting on a table
    JoyOfPlants / Etsy

    Joy of Plants is a small business based in Longmont, Colorado. Their "living art pieces" will add a pop of color to any home.

    This set includes one 4-inch Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata, one 4-inch Peperomia Ferreyrae, and one 3-inch Peperomia Ripple Emerald.

    Get it from Joy of Plants on Etsy for $15.30 (available in three colors).

    5. A portable paw cleaner so your floors aren't covered in muddy footprints after letting your dog inside. Inside the container are soft bristles that lift dirt and grime from the pads of your pup's feet — all you need to do is add water.

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    Promising review: "This product is great. My puppy is a digger and we have red clay type dirt. It gets her paws clean fast and easily. So much better than having to get a bath every time she digs." —Mandi Bultman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three sizes and six colors).

    6. A vegan healing balm because your poor pup's allergies are flaring up and they deserve relief. This anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial balm is made to help reduce irritation, itching, redness, and swelling, as well as heal cuts and scrapes and prevent scarring.

    Progression photos showing a red rash on a dog's paw disappearing over a period of two days
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    Promising review: "OMG this stuff is superior!!! I have tried everything on my daughter's dog to clear up his rash — anti-fungal sprays, hydrocortisone spray, bag balm, a new diet — and nothing works like this stuff works! I also love knowing that it is all natural. The only thing I have negative to say is that it does go fast. I've been using it for about three days twice a day spreading it generously. However, it is totally worth the relief that my little grandpuppy is getting! In fact I am ordering more now." —mrs monk

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.65/month).

    7. A pooper scooper that'll scoop the dang poop so you don't have to kneel down to pick it up.

    The pooper scooper, which has a rake and a garbage bin
    Amazon

    Promising review: "With three dogs, two small and one large, scooping the yard is a never-ending job. But with the Arm & Hammer swivel bin and rake, there is no more bending to pick up the doggy droppings. I am able to easily use the rake to push the droppings into the bag covered bin. When I am done cleaning up the yard, I just simply remove the plastic bag from the scoop, tie it off, and dispose. I do spray the rake off with the hose sprayer and then clip the rake onto the scooper for easy storage. I really like this handy scooper. It makes a very icky job much easier to handle." —Kelly Eldred

    Get it from Amazon for $22.32.

    8. A brightening shampoo if your pup's white coat is looking a little dull. This soap-free shampoo is made for white and light colored coats, and can help soften your dog's fur while making it shine. (Psst! If your dog's coat is changing colors, you may want to schedule an appointment with a vet as this may be a sign of health issues.)

    The shampoo bottle
    The Barke Shoppe

    The Barke Shoppe is a small Black-owned business based in New York City. They have a physical location in Harlem if you live nearby and your pet is in need of a groom or a training session. You can snag their pet care products and merch on their website if you're not local!

    Get it from The Barke Shoppe for $16.99.

    9. A broom for pet hair to loosen the fur trapped in your carpet. It works just as well on wood and linoleum, with the rubber head working as a magnet to attract stray hairs. There's also a built-in squeegee for wiping up liquids or for cleaning glass. Plus, the handle extends from 36 to 60 inches so it can reach practically any mess.

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    Promising review: "I bought this broom based on the tons of great reviews and I am not disappointed. I love this broom! It is lightweight but sturdy. I have used it on tile floors and carpet and it does a great job of getting the pet hair, lint, and dirt. I like this so much better than our traditional push broom. It is very easy to clean after use just using my hand, unlike our old broom. It also has a telescoping handle so that you can adjust it to whatever height you need. There is also a squeegee for doing the house windows and the car windows. I highly recommend it." —Joyce V

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    Check out my colleague's FURemover Evriholder broom review for more deets and some very satisfying photos of the globs of hair she removed from her carpet.

    10. A hair-removing glove for curbing your dog's shedding as well as satisfying his endless desire for some rubbies. It's great if your dog or cat goes running at the sight of a brush.

    The grooming glove with silicone nodules, full of hair held in front of a French bulldog
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    My colleague AnaMaria Glavan swears by this thing. In her own words:

    "The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much!?!? After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean. We got Rockie when he was 5 and he’d been riddled with skin issues and allergies, so I was pretty nervous to use anything that could potentially aggravate his conditions. However! Not only does this *not* bother his skin, but he…loves this. A lot. He starts snoring after exactly two run-throughs on his back. Also, his coat looks SO shiny after each use! TL;DR: this is one of those inexpensive add-ons that any pet owner should have on hand."

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. An odor-eliminating spray so you can lift stains and odors fast. Each spray releases bacteria that feeds on the ammonia left behind after your pet's accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.

    The spray
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pods, I saturate the area with Rocco & Roxie's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/month).

    Check out our in-depth review of Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator.

    12. A creamy paw butter because your pet deserves a little spoiling. This balm moisturizes dry, cracked paws and snoots and is safe if licked or swallowed.

    Reviewer before and after showing the butter moisturized their dog's dry paw
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    Promising review: "We live in Chicago and the winters are brutal on our black lab's paws. The salt and snow were cracking his pads and although our dog wasn't whining or showing any pain, there is no way that a crack in his pad felt good. We put this on his paws once a day and noticed an improvement. We would take him out to play fetch and apply it the second we came back inside while he was still tired and panting so that he wouldn't lick it all off. It worked well enough that we'll buy it again next winter." —Todd Snyder

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. A self-cleaning slicker brush that'll remove so much loose hair that you'll wish there was a black market for pet fur. Maybe the hairless cats are paying. Is this the weirdest paragraph I've ever written? Maybe!

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    This slicker brush retracts so the fur comes off the bristles cleanly and in one easy-to-toss chunk.

    Promising review: "My cat has short hair but a thick undercoat. I have tried other types of brushes and they don't get much hair at all. Now, I KNOW this cat sheds cause when I go to pet him, it's like a puff of hair in the air. I was on Amazon and found this one and thought I'd give it a try and I am SO glad I did! I brush him two to three times a day and I always find a good amount on the brush. I didn't think I would care that it was self-cleaning, but it is seriously the best feature about this brush. So easy! He loves how it feels and I love how it works. I do have another cat who doesn't care for it, but she is picky about everything, so oh well! Haha! It is worth a try, cat owners!" —Addo90

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    14. An automatic water fountain if your picky cat demands to drink only from the bathroom faucet. Some cats hate drinking still water (long story short, it's a defense mechanism), so a fountain with running water may be more enticing.

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    It also comes with three replacement filters and a mat.

    Promising review: "My cat likes to drink out of the toilet. I bought her a $60 stainless-steel teardrop fountain which she never used (not to mention how loud it is). I tried closing the toilet to force her to drink out of it, but then she resorted to meowing next to the sink. So I asked my sister, who is a vet, what I should do. She suggested a flower fountain since cats are more inclined to drink out of them. This thing is amazing. It is DEAD silent with the flower cap on, and without it it has a nice waterfall sound. My cat, even with the toilet bowl open, consistently chooses to drink from this. It’s been a lifesaver. I honestly do not have a single bad thing to say about this." —Minno Durkin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. An ear treatment to clean your poor pet's ears of buildup and prevent inflammation and irritation. These ear drops are designed to protect against a variety of fungal and bacterial infections, like yeast and staph infections.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the treatment cleared all the brown crustiness from their dog's ears
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    Promising review: "My dog has had chronic ear infections for years now. Every other month or so she’d get an infection and $200 later we’d have meds from the vet who confirmed what we already knew. I finally decided to give an unprescribed treatment a try and it worked AMAZINGLY. Followed the instructions for a week, and her ear is completely healed! Much easier to pay $20 as opposed to $200 when you get the same results! I highly recommend." —Fromal16

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    16. A pack of Burt's Bees cat wipes for reducing dander and keeping your cats fresh between baths. They're made with aloe vera and oatmeal to condition dry skin and reduce redness.

    The wipes
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    Promising review: "Our son was having a lot of dander on his back near the base of his tail. We kept up the brushing but it wasn't going away. Looking at the reviews I decided to go for the dander wipes. Well I have used it twice and was blown away. His dander is pretty much all gone now. Plus his hair seems shinier and silkier after his brushing and using the wipes. Not to mention our baby boy looks just like the cat on the packaging. All around I will continue to buy these and use once a week or twice every two weeks to keep up his beautiful orange coat. Thanks Burt's Bees!" —Tom Cincotta

    Get a pack from Amazon for $6.49.

    17. A bottle of Burt's Bees dander-reducing spray so your cat's coat is soft, shiny, and free of dander and flakes. They're pretty similar to the spray, so it's up to you which format your prefer using with your kitties.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the spray got rid of their cat's dander
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    Promising review: "We have an overweight cat that has trouble grooming her back. She was so full of dandruff and greasy fur that I hated petting her, which made me very sad. We took her to the vet, and he thought it was allergies. We tried prednisone for a while, and it was clear she was less itchy, but the dandruff remained. The vet suggested different food, so we switched to a different flavor (different ingredients) in the same line, and there was no change. Our poor girl looked miserable. We decided to try a bath, but she's 13 years old so we knew she wouldn't enjoy it. While looking for a shampoo for her, I came across this product and decided to try it before torturing her with a bath. After the first application there was a huge difference! After the second application, her dandruff is GONE. I'm dumbfounded. I dunno how, but it works wonders! She doesn't enjoy the sound of the spray, so it took two of us to get it on her, but by the second time she is getting more used to it and being a little more cooperative. We spray her down and then brush her. She is so soft and shiny! She finally looks healthy, and feels good to pet. I'm very thankful for this product. I don't have to be sad about my kitty anymore!" —Amber Steele

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    18. A hilarious crying Drake dog toy because your pet only loves their bed and their mama (you). This delicate toy isn't made for tough chewers, but it will speak to dawgs who love hip-hop.

    Fluffy dog with toy in its mouth
    Trill Paws

    Trill Paws is a Black woman-owned business started by Rachel Jones and her pup Kevin in 2018. Its pop culture-inspired dog accessories ensure your pet will always be more fly than you.

    Get it from Trill Paws for $15.

    19. An interactive cat toy that'll appease your furry rulers and occupy them for a few hours...until they come howling for dinner.

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    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

    20. A bacon-flavored wishbone chew toy if you want your pooch to channel their energy into destroying this and not your shoes. The curved shape makes it easy for lil' paws to grip, plus reviewers say it lasts a long time...a really long time.

    White dog chewing on the Y-shaped toy
    Amazon

    Promising review: "As a former vet tech, rescuer, and pup momma, I've come across some chewers that take the cake. Of course, one of my own is the worse of the worst. My monster lab/poodle mix can DESTROY just about anything I buy for him. He snaps the ultra Kongs in half without blinking and will crack even the largest Nylabones within a few minutes. Even toys marketed as indestructible with money back warranties fall to their death in his jaws. That said...HE LOVES THIS BONE and hasn't managed to do much damage to it, which makes it one of the best chew toys I've ever encountered." —CKayy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96+ (available in four sizes and three flavors).

    21. An eye wash to gently clear any goop and crusty eye boogers that have accumulated on your cat's face.

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    Promising review: "Oscar gets really bad infections around his right eye; it causes his whole area to get red and crusted up. We tried this and it worked great! Even after the first use we could see a big difference. I don't use it as directed, maybe once a day but it still works great. Will absolutely buy again. P.S. forgive the before pic (left); he was helping me size baby hats I was making. No cats were tortured; he just acts like he was." —April Mcleod

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    22. A calming diffuser kit for helping stressed-out kitties relax. This is especially useful if your cat is having trouble adjusting to new surroundings or has separation anxiety.

    The plug-in diffuser
    amazon.com

    Each kit comes with a diffuser and a refill. This diffuser emits pheromones, which triggers a cat's endocrine system to release calming chemicals. Cats naturally produce these same pheromones, so you don't have to worry about your cat getting into potentially toxic ingredients.

    Promising review: "We are undergoing a significant home remodel and repairs. I purchased this product days before to see if it would get us through. All of my cats have kept (keeping to date) their sanity, as much as to be expected with loud machinery in the home. We have portholes through several walls, so they can hide from room to closed room at choice. I believe this product is helping a great deal. Recommended." —inky

    Get it from Amazon for $19.40.

    23. An adorable and basically tear-resistant stuffed duck so you can stop spending money on toys that your furry destroyer shreds in approximately 10 seconds. This lil' yellow duck doesn't look like it, but it's built to last.

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    Promising review: "My dog Hazel LOVES this duck! She has had it for nine months now, and it’s still intact! It somehow made it through her teething as a puppy. She rips and tears apart all of her toys, but this one still looks decent!" —Emily A

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    24. An alcohol-free doggie ~pawfume~ because you've definitely buried your face in your dog's soft fur and then instantly pulled back because they smell like hot garbage. This helps get rid of their funk while also conditioning their coat.

    The spray bottle
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman-owned small business helmed by Rita Pardo, a mom who was looking for natural hair, body, and home products that wouldn't irritate her daughter's severe eczema.

    Get it from Pardo Naturals for $14.99 (available in two scents).

    25. A self-warming pet bed that'll keep your kitties nice and toasty. (Reviewers with hairless cats say it's great for keeping their naked bbs cozy and warm.)

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    Promising review: "I had to order a second bed because my two cats are fighting over the first one I bought. But honestly, it's been kinda funny watching the battles. Trust me, your cat(s) will love this bed." —Leslie D. Van Damme

    Get it from Amazon for $19.73+ (available in five sizes, two colors, and three styles).

    26. A purring cat toy if you're waking every hour because your anxious kitty won't stop meowing. This purple guy has a built-in purring mechanism so your feline can enjoy the sensation of curling up to another purring "cat." It also plays calming, comforting sounds.

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    Promising review: "Works like a charm! I recently found myself a cat mama of an abandoned week-old kitten. I bought this knowing she needed just something to cuddle up to in her bed. Turns out it basically hypnotizes her to sleep. She crawls to it, kneads it, and eventually her meows turn to silence. I wish the purring lasted longer but for $10 it is a lifesaver. She's pooped on it a couple times so I've had to throw it in the washer and dryer minus the battery pack. It's held up great." —S Leytem

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    27. A trimmer for furry paws to safely shave any long paw hairs. This will help prevent ice balls from forming that make walking uncomfortable for your pooch. Plus reviewers say it's great for gently removing excess fur from around the eyes, or trimming a clear path around the booty hole.

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    Promising review: "My little dog goes on defense if someone even looks at her backside too intently, and will protest if petting hands approach. But the pandemic found us unable to get the 'sanitary trim' at the groomer's, and she was having troubles with hangers. I got this to see if she'd stand for a butt buzz, so I wouldn't have to try to catch and tailpipe-wipe before she hit carpet or furniture. She gave me the stink-eye, no question about it, but I was able to get two small passes and clear a path without objection. We're both happier for it." —M. Norton

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    28. A combination of dog treats and cat treats for pet ~paw-rents~ who know that if you buy something for one kid, you gotta get the other one a treat too. Now no one can accuse you of playing favorites!

    The treats
    Ava's Pet Palace

    Ava's Pet Palace is a small Black-owned business started by Ava Dorsey when she was just 13 years old!

    You get two best-selling treats: Cheeze Pleeze Bites, a dog treat made with organic Parmesan and cheddar, and Salmon Snacks, a cat treat made with 100% wild-caught Sockeye salmon jerky.

    Get them from Ava's Pet Palace for $14.50.

    29. A pack of matatabi chew sticks so you can spoil your sweet baby *and* help them keep their teeth clean. Matatabi is a plant native to Japan and a catnip alternative (great for kitties who show no interest in catnip!).

    cat chewing on the stick
    MeowyJanes / Etsy

    MeowyJanes is a wonderfully named small business based in New Egypt, New Jersey. It specializes in catnip and catnip alternatives.

    Promising review: "The second I put a stick down our kitty was obsessed! Our cat loves 'chewing' so these are a great fit for him. All natural, great packaging, and quick shipping! Thank you." —kr323

    Get it from MeowyJanes on Etsy for $9.97.

    30. A "Did you feed the dog?" sign because Fido is taking advantage of confusion re: whether he was fed to trick you into giving him another scoop of kibble.

    The sign, which has little levers you push to green in the a.m. and p.m. when you feed the dog
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I don’t usually bother to review but this was so much nicer than I expected! Larger, well made, WOW! I hate to admit senility. I love my dog. Imagine forgetting if I fed her or not? I don’t want her overfed or overweight. This is the best thing! I stuck it to the top of her food storage. Now no question. A++++ Seriously such better quality and size than I expected!!!" —Suzy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.41 (also available in a cat version).

    31. A cozy window hammock that'll provide Sir Fluffington II with his own little perch *and* satisfy his natural curiosity by letting him watch the birds, the squirrels, and your next door neighbor walk to the mailbox in their underwear.

    Cat in hammock that is suction cupped to the window
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Our cats love their new sunbeds! Perfect for snoozing, spying on the neighbors, and squirrel-watching! Easy to assemble, sturdy, and attractive." —26.2 Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    32. A dog treat mix if your pet deserves only the best. Just combine the mix with oil and water and pop it in the oven for a protein-rich biscuit that's made to add shine to your dog's coat, encourage healthy skin and nails, help reduce shedding and scratching, and aid digestion and overall health.

    Whisk & Wag, Amazon

    Whisk & Wag is a family-owned business crafting nutritious dry dog treat mixes.

    It also comes with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

    Promising review: "I’m a cookie baker so when I found this product, I was all over it! I was nervous that our doggo wouldn’t like them but they’re his new favorite! You definitely smell the peanut butter and can see the dried berries throughout the mixture. The dough was a bit crumbly for the cut-out hearts but it worked out fine! I probably could’ve added more water than what it called for to make the dough the consistency I’m used to. I also bought some icing specific for dogs and drizzled it over the treats once they were cool. This brand is our new go-to!" —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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