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    1. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement because all your doggos deserve relief from their allergies and skin sensitivities. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a their coats.,

    Promising review: "We have two American Bullies. Being part bulldog, they suffer from occasional sores between their toes; the vets don’t know why (we’ve been to three). While doing research on the net, we came across these supplements. And we are amazed at how quickly their paws healed and their coats are just glistening! They have been taking these for roughly four months and will continue as long as we can order them. I highly recommend these to anyone who have dogs with dry coats and/or the sores on their paws. And our female has basically stopped licking her paws!" —Georgina

    Get it from Amazon for $25.96 (or Subscribe & Save for $23.36/month).

    2. A bag of hairball control cat treats for kitties who are prone to leaving you furry surprises. Ensuring your cat gets frequent brushings and has plenty of fresh water should also help reduce the frequency of their hairy hack-ups.

    The treats, which have a crunchy outside and soft inside

    Promising review: "They work beautifully to minimize vomiting, coughing, and retching associated with hairballs. We have three cats. Two of them have mild hairball issues during shedding seasons, and one of them just vomits all year long if untreated. We used to use Laxatone or Cat-Lax, etc. This worked when we used it, but they hate it, so we had to apply it to their paws during a messy wrestling match, and they would occasionally violently shake it off onto the carpet or wall. As a result, we did not give it regularly, and there was a lot of cat vomit. These treats work like a charm, and without the messy wrestling match associated with putting glop on their paws. The cats all love them." —Patricia

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $22.20 (or Subscribe & Save for $21.09/month).

    3. A mounted brush that'll satisfy your cats' 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.,

    Promising review: "My cats love it! I have three cats and they all use it! They use it even with no cat nip in it. It grooms them and it is easy to clean." —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    4. A broom for pet hair to loosen the fur trapped in your carpet — because housing multiple pets = a lot of fur. 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.,

    Promising review: "I read the other reviews before buying this product. I was still skeptical until I used it myself. I have a multiple cat household and need to clean floors daily. This broom is great! It has two sides. One looks like a fine rake, the other side is smooth. I also used it on furniture and the cat hair thoroughly came up. I can clean without using my vacuum cleaner. Honestly, I have an expensive Dyson and this broom cleans the cat hair up better than the expensive vacuum cleaner." —Amazon Customer

    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.

    5. A grooming rake so you can loosen fur and lighten your dogs' undercoats and prevent future mats. This brush is specifically designed for pooches with thick, dense fur or double coats.

    Reviewer photo of a husky sitting next to a pile of fur that's almost as big as itself and has been removed with the rake

    Promising review: "Having multiple dogs is a pain to clean up after, especially during the changing seasons. With this I was able to REALLY brush away all their excess fur with ease and they love it! SO easy to use, empty, and to wash if needed. VERY happy with my purchase! I just wish I had bought it sooner." —Kuheler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.71.

    6. A pet hair remover 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

    Promising review: "I am a dogsitter, and dog hair is the bane of my existence. This little contraption has CHANGED MY LIFE. I went to visit a friend, who is also a dogsitter, and I was amazed because you couldn't tell there were multiple dogs because there wasn't dog hair on all the furniture! I was skeptical, but it works. It took a bit to figure out how to use it effectively. I wanted to drag it down repeatedly in one direction, (like you would if you were brushing hair) but it works better to go back and forth (like painting something). I have dogs that have long and short hair, and it gets all of it up." —April S

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. A Bissell SpotBot, because anyone who's owned a pet knows they're cute and cuddly mess makers. And when your house is a zoo, the amount of mess is multiplied many times over. Who wants to spend hours on their hands and knees scrubbing cat vomit from the carpet? The answer: no one.

    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "This has been a savior in my house. It is so easy to use — just fill the solution/water chamber, place on the stain, and let it do the work. Empty the gross water and done! With multiple cats running around, there's a stain to be cleaned at least once a week, and this thing hasn't failed me yet. The detachable hand-held function is nice, but I don't use it very often. I'm more often lazy, and choose to just run the programs instead. So far, I feel like mine has already paid for itself, saving my rental apartment carpets from innumerable stains." —Turf Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

    8. A devastatingly effective handheld vacuum for sucking up pet hair. It has a special rubber nozzle that picks up fur with ease, especially on hard-to-vacuum areas like stairs. There's no bag, so simply pop off the canister when you're done vacuuming and dump the contents in the trash.

    Promising review: "There are few products I own that I love as much as this one. If you have multiple pets (I have two dogs and two cats) you need this. With two attachment tips there is NOTHING it cannot take pet hair off of. The rubber spiky tip takes the duvet on my bed from gray matted cat fur back to burgundy velvet in minutes. The black rigid attachment cleans sofas like nobody's business. I'VE GOT A DOG-ALLERGIC KID so picking up hair is critical here. When the Bissell has done a couch she can sit there without problems. Lots of pet hair cleanup value for a low price." —Litgal

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    9. A pack of stain-removing pads that'll answer your call when fur babies leave you some surprises. Just place it on a stain — pee, poop, vomit, and even wine spills — and stomp. Then watch the spot disappear!

    Promising review: "This is the first time ever that I could not wait to write a review! This product is absolutely amazing and does exactly what it says. I have two dogs that have pretty much destroyed a section of carpet in our hallway and I was at my wit's end trying to get it clean. These pads actually removed stains in areas that I had scrubbed. No question about giving this a 5-star rating!" —laura cook

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. An interactive cat toy to entertain every kitty under your roof — from the pickiest floofer who enjoys exactly one toy from the dozens you've bought them to your lovable goofball who usually prefers the box in which their toy arrives.

    Promising review: "If you have multiple cats, you know that they have their own personalities, likes and dislikes. While one cat likes laser toys the other one doesn't. While one likes feather toys, the other one runs and hides from them. With this toy, they both like it and play with it. We've had this toy for a while now and the wire did bend a little and we lost some of the compressed cardboard but it's still usable. They still play with it and our chunky cat really jumps for it." —Amra

    Get it from Amazon for $3.91.

    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 pets' accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.

    The spray

    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 purring cat toy if your kitties suffer from anxiety. This purple guy has a built-in purring mechanism so your felines can enjoy the sensation of curling up to another purring "cat." It also plays calming, comforting sounds.,

    Promising review: "The item is even cuter than in the description, and it's very soft. When I first tried it, I thought the purr was very loud, and that it might scare my two senior cats, who are almost 17 and 18 years old. However, they both LOVE the purr, and it seems to soothe them and help them settle in. Both have numerous chronic health issues but still have good quality of life. The older one, though, is on appetite stimulants, which can make her a bit agitated for a few hours after she has her dose. The toy really seems to help her calm down. I do have to keep touching the head to restart the purr every two minutes, but that's fine. I'm always looking for ways to enhance my kitties' quality of life, and I'm grateful for this find!" —SociologyReader

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    13. A stimulating activity mat, because bored pups are bound to get into trouble. With this, you can keep your doggos entertained and challenged, especially if you hide treats and kibble in it.

    Reviewer photo of their dogs using the activity mat

    Promising review: "This is one of the few toys that my three rescue dogs really enjoy. I just put a cup of their dog food in the pockets and tabs, and they enjoy trying to find it. The mat is durable, and whenever it gets dirty, I just throw it in the washer and dryer and it comes out like new." —K. Engelmann

    Get it from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in two sizes).

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

    The wipes

    Promising review: "I have an 8-month-old cat who is constantly shedding. He has black fur, so as much as I love him, it's annoying. I bought the wipes and decided to try them out. At first, I had to tempt him with treats while I would 'bathe' him. Over time, he actually became more tolerant and seemed to like it. I recently started fostering kittens, and it was time for their neuter. They had to wear a cone for a bit, and I noticed their fur becoming greasy. I used the wipes, and it was amazing! The kittens actually liked it, and I think they felt better after. One wipe goes a long way, and none of them have an issue with smell or anything. I love the ingredients and the gentleness of the product. Also as a side note, my boyfriend is mildly allergic. When there would be a lot of hair everywhere, he would sneeze. When using the wipes to cut down on the shedding hair and dander, he noticed an improvement. Granted, his allergy is more an annoyance than something serious, but he really appreciates it." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49 (or Subscribe & Save for $6.17/month).

    15. Or a bottle of Burt's Bees dander-reducing spray that'll do the same thing but may work better if your cats absolutely hate wipes.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the spray dramatically reduced their cat's dander

    Promising review: "I have been using this on my two older long-haired cats, and it has really improved the condition of their coats. It also has removed the dryness and all of the white flakes. I am very pleased.

    Update: For some bizarre reason I decided to adopt four older cats, all of them with long hair. Keeping them mat-free has been a challenge, and I have managed to find tools that have kept them mat-free. I have found this spray to REALLY help, along with some cat wipes. It is well worth a try." —Kristin V. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49 (or Subscribe & Save for $6.17/month).

    16. An automatic water fountain to encourage your picky cats to stay hydrated. Some cats hate drinking still water (long story short, it's a defense mechanism), so a fountain with running water may be more enticing.

    Reviewer photo of the fountain, which has a flower-shaped spout

    Promising review: "My Ike won't drink unless it is out of the faucet. Having a two-sink bathroom, I devoted one to him. But the water dripping constantly cost money on the water bill and the spigot got crusted from the minerals and the sink was always black from his paws. I put this on the counter next to the sink and he loves it. He now lays next to it to feel the motor run and hear the water and I really think he's drinking even more. I pull it apart once a week and clean thoroughly but I can say there has NEVER been any slime to the water. The filter in this unit does a great job. I only have to refill every few days. I've now reclaimed my sink and happiness abounds. My other big boy discovered it and now I have two kitties laying on the counter taking turns drinking from the fountain." —Donna

    Get it from Amazon for $22.75+ (also available in green)

    17. A slow feeder bowl so you can stop your dogs from inhaling their meals in a minute flat. These ridged bowls can help improve digestion, reduce bloating, and encourage your dog's foraging skills to keep their mind active.

    Reviewer photo of the bowl with dog food in it

    Promising review: "Who knew this could be so helpful in so many ways??? This bowl has resolved many food issues in our multi-pet home!! It has taken meal time from about 1.5 minutes up to 10 minutes for one dog, and more for the other. It has ended food aggression issues in our house. And best of all, my dogs are enjoying a meal and seeming completely satisfied after." —Lizzy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    18. A dual dog leash if you're tired of being pulled in two different directions every time you take the pups out to pee. It can also be converted to a regular leash when you only need to take out one.

    Reviewer holding the leash attached to two dogs

    Promising review: "This is a great leash. It is very durable. The handle is very soft and comfortable to hold onto. I also like how you can convert it for walking two dogs or one." —AurorraM

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88 (available in two sizes and six colors).

    19. An automatic pet feeder because it's time to regain your freedom from your furry overlords. No more being woken up at 6 a.m. by a hungry pet or having your Zoom meetings interrupted by yowling in the background because dinner is one minute late.

    The black feeder

    This automatic feeder can hold up to 12 meals depending on the size of each portion (you can choose from 1/8 cup to 4 cups).

    Promising review: "Needed something so my three cats would stop hassling me at 5 a.m. This was the only feeder with decent reviews, could be programmed for multiple meals, prevent my cats from opening it, and do small enough portions. Took a couple trials for the plate to use underneath, but instead of buying three individual feeders I put a dog food mat from PetSmart underneath. All the cats are somewhat aggressive except one but they seemed to have figured it out so they all can eat." —Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    20. A top entry litter box for keeping the litter where it belongs: in the dang box and NOT all over your floors and carpet. It has a grooved lid to catch any litter that's attached itself to your cat's paws, plus it comes with a scoop! The best part = the high sides will keep your snooping dog from eating poop...because having to constantly prevent your dog from eating the cat's poop is objectively one of the worst parts of having a dog.,

    Promising review: "Great for multi-pet households! I needed something that was easy for the cat to access, while keeping my two small dogs out. Affordable, easy to clean, and keeps odor and mess to a minimum!" —Annette Daline

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. A bottle of Urine Gone, a stain- and odor-eliminating spray that'll penetrate carpet and break down dirt and grime. It's also safe for wood and tile, as well as on beds and couches.

    Promising review: "I've been buying this stuff for YEARS! I have always had several cats and two large dogs, all which are inside/outside pets. This stuff is THE BEST for removing smells associated with pet accidents! The most important thing to remember is that you MUST remove the pee, poop, or vomit first (paper towels and soap) and then soak the spot. Sometimes I even cover the sprayed spot with a pee pad to keep it wetter longer. The longer the enzymes have to work and 'eat' the gross stuff, the better! Smells fresh at first, and by the next day, no smell at all. If you use this stuff correctly, you will have NO PET SMELLS in your home. Clean, soak, and walk away. Period. It's awesome stuff." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    22. A food storage container to keep your pets' kibble fresh and out of their greedy paws. The snap lock latches will prevent moisture and pests from seeping in.

    The three-piece set, which comes on wheels

    Promising review: "My cat love tearing open food bags and in our small kitchen, keeping the cat food in a drawer was taking up valuable space and I quickly got sick of going to the garage to portion dog food. This container made my life so much better. My dogs’ food (right now a 15-pound bag) fits perfectly in the bottom (fills to about two thirds) and my cat’s food can go in the top. Now all their food is in one location and the container is kitty-proof." —Emaina

    Get it from Amazon for $27.61+ (available in five colors).

    23. A set of clear couch protectors to protect your furniture from your cats' wraths...or boredom. These self-adhesive pads blend in with your couch and chairs and can be cut to size.

    Promising review: "I have three cats and these are great to protect my new fabric couch!! They deter them and don't fall off, and I can barely see them. They are bigger than you'd think and easy to cut for custom sizes! I also use them at the corners of the doors on the carpet to prevent them from scratching up the corners of the carpet when I lock them out of my room." —Kari

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $22.98 (also available in a pack of 10).

    24. A waterless cat bath if getting just one of your cats to stay in the tub long enough to bathe them is...a monumental task. Having to wash another cat on top of that (and risk even more arm scratches!) is nothing something I feel like doing.,

    Promising review: "Have six cats and only two of them don't mind a real bath. This products smells great and the cats love this addition to their weekly comb and brush routine. After I comb and brush them, I apply the foam to their coat (it doesn't take much) and continue to brush until they are dry. Their coat is soft and silky afterwards and they smell like they had a real bath." —J. H.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (or Subscribe & Save for $7.12/month).

    25. 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

    Promising review: "With three dogs, two small and one large, scooping the yard is a never-ending job. But with this, 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 $14.12.

    26. A furniture cover to prevent your couch from ending up covered in fur and to protect the material from your scratches and claw marks. When it's dirty, just toss this in the washing machine!,

    Promising review: "Bought these as a 'just in case the brand new sofa arrives lighter than expected.' It did, and we needed them. We have SEVEN dogs and these suckers are awesome. I have not once had a freak out about the new sofa because these things haven’t moved at all. I’ve maybe re-tucked once or twice — in FIVE DAYS." —VetMedNut

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

    27. A cardboard scratcher lounge that'll help your kitties satisfy their urge to scratch in a constructive way that doesn't involve your couch legs.,

    It also comes with catnip. These boards from Amazon are a cheaper alternative if your kitty loves scratching cardboard.

    Promising review: "My two cats (both with very different personalities) love, love, love this scratching post. With the circle parts on both ends, they even play with it, and sometimes they use it as a lounge chair. It's good for cats to have scratching posts that are both vertical and horizontal so they can stretch all their muscles (and don't end up ripping up your carpet or furniture). I've had it for a year now with both cats using it daily and it has not worn out yet. Once one side is worn out, you just turn it upside down and there's another brand new side for them to use — so it's like you're getting two posts for the price of one. It looks very classy and nice in your house, too. (Not an eyesore like a lot of the posts can be.) I'll definitely buy again when it's time to get a new one." —PA

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

    28. A self-cleaning litter box to do the hard work for you. The crystal litter absorbs your cats' urine and dehydrates the poop so you won't smell a thing. There's a motion sensor that detects when your cat has finished its business so a robotic rake can scoop the waste into a sealed trap.

    The hooded litter box

    Promising review: "Best purchase I've made on Amazon. It was hard for me to commit that amount of money for literal feces, but it pays itself off within the first month. Great for multi-cat households, and very efficient. Holds up to its description and name; definitely worth it if you have little time to constantly replace litter. I love the prepackaged litter and the lid for the disposal. Works great. Also I did not think I would have any use for the bowel counter, but it does help if there are any irregularities. My cat had a cold and there was a noticeable difference on the counter programmed into the litter box. Without that, I would not have been able to confirm that my pet was under the weather." —Bethany

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95 (available in three colors and two styles).

    29. A robot vacuum you can run for a few hours every day so you don't have a mountain of pet fur to hoover on the weekend.,

    Promising review: "After running Eufy for nearly two months now, I can confidently say I absolutely LOVE it! It is amazing on my hardwood floors. It picks up sooo much fine dust brought in by my two German Shepards! They shed year-round! And it’s super effective with pet hair! Wow! I use Eufy once a day for a little more than hour, emptying and cleaning the brushes out about three to four times during use. It seriously has been life-changing, keeping my floors cleaner than sweeping! Great purchase and I would highly recommend!!" —Jacqueline M

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (also available in white).

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