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    35 Things That Pet Owners Who’ve Rescued Pets Swear By

    These products will ~rescue~ you from a variety of problems: itchy allergies, crusty noses, and so much poop.

    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. An ultra-fluffy fleece blanket to keep your new friends warm and comfy in their carriers and crates.

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    Promising review: "Best kitty blanket we've ever used. Our most recent rescue was 8 weeks old when we brought her into the house, and we ordered this blanket for her crate (we use a large dog crate to ease our new kittens into the household). She had been with four siblings, so she was used to sleeping with them, and we wanted something warm and cuddly for her. This was perfect, so we ordered two more!" —Nebraska Dude

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

    2. A pet carrier with mesh sides, a top-entry design, and plenty of room for them to move around. If you frequently travel with your pet or need to shuttle them to and from vet appointments, this is a great option.

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    Promising review: "I got this for my rescue cat who needs to have some attention nearly constantly and does not like the front-loading carriers. This was super easy to clean and perfect for easing his nervousness as he could see everything going on around him." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes).

    3. 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.

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    Promising review: "I have a 13-year-old beagle and my daughter has two rescue kittens, one of which is a Maine Coon. Needless to say there's lots of hair in my home and on my furniture. I tried a lint remover, a Shop Vac, and manual labor to get all the hair off my couches with no luck. Then I found this on a BuzzFeed article. Wow. The reviews lured me in and the actual product sold me. I spent two glorious, satisfying hours yesterday vacuuming hair off every surface in my house and I can't believe how awesome this little machine is!" —Jacque Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    4. A nail file board so you can keep your dog's claws from becoming overgrown. This is like an emery board for your dog and is great for pups who cannot handle clippers or grinders.

    Dog rubbing its nails on a pink board
    Scratchpad for Dogs / Etsy

    Scratchpad for Dogs is a small biz based in Atlanta. Jen Fleming, the store's owner, came up with the idea after adopting a shelter dog named Ripley who absolutely hated having his nails trimmed. 

    Promising review: "Game-changer!! I am so grateful for the scratchpad. Trimming my senior rescue dog's nails was a nightmare, even at the vet. After just a few sessions, her nails on her front paws look way better. My dog not only tolerates the scratchpad, but she seems to really enjoy our training sessions. Today, when I pulled the board out of storage, she got so excited! Thank you so much for creating a product that takes the stress out of grooming. For anyone getting started, I bought the double-sided board and found it helpful to train my dog with the smoother side first, and then switch to the coarser side once she got used to it." —lisa templeton

    Get it from Scratchpad for Dogs on Etsy for $41.95+ (available in two styles and three grit levels).

    5. An anti-fungal antibacterial spray made with cooling aloe that'll treat a range of skin conditions, including allergies, cuts, hot spots, infections, rashes, and scrapes.

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    Promising review: "Got a rescue lab a couple of years ago who is the itchiest black lab I've ever met, poor boy. We got most of his overall body/skin itches under control with regular baths, regular brushing, and flea treatment, but he was still constantly asking for help scratching under his muzzle/chin. I tried changing foods, keeping it clean and wiped down, oral meds, and nothing helped. A fellow K9 handler recommended this and it helped after just one application. Thank you!!!" —Amy C.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    6. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement because your doggo deserves relief from their allergies and skin sensitivities. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aid digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.

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    Promising review: "We have a shepherd/pit bull/who-knows-what Humane Society rescue. Poor guy has had more ear infections in his two years of life than most people have in a lifetime. Then there was the bright red skin on his belly. He would dig at it until he bled. He also had horrible backward sneeze/coughing fits. After umpteen odd vet visits, they finally said it could be due to allergies. We have been using these supplements for just over 90 days. Our dog barely does the weird cough/sneeze thing anymore. He hasn't had an ear infection since we've started this. He normally had them every other month. His skin has took on a pinkish-red tint once since taking the supplements. It was gone the same day. Overall he is a happier dog. These are so worth it to us." —A Fam

    Get it from Amazon for $26.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $24.27/month).

    7. An interactive cat toy to quickly replace the bin full of other playthings you've bought your kitty over the years...and that they now won't even look at.

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    Promising review: "I rescued an older cat from the shelter and she has never been interested in toys. Not catnip mice, not kickers, not jingle balls, and only very rarely a laser pointer, which she's over within five minutes. This one had her engaged and actually playing like a kitten and every time I bring it out she perks up. I think it is mainly the fact that it bounces unpredictably and is above her head like a bird or a butterfly would be. When I fostered kittens, this was their favorite toy as well, and they would leave whatever they were doing to play with this toy. They'd even pull it out of the toy box and play with it by themselves, because there are little cardboard pieces on each end and enough spring that if one kitten played with one end, the other end would bounce all around for the other kitten to play with. This is a fun and enriching way to play with cats who might be tired of floor-level play. Highly recommend. Would not recommend letting them play unattended, as there are wire hooks on the end to hold the cardboard pieces." —LeftyLeBrandt

    Get it from Amazon for $2.21.

    8. A purring cat toy if your rescue kitty is suffering from anxiety. 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: "My 3-year-old male rescue kitty has gone through a lot of change and anxiety in his short life (which began as an abandoned kitten on the streets). I saw this online when searching for my fur babies’ Christmas gifts this year and thought 'Why not give it a shot?' Let me tell you just HOW MUCH he loves his new cuddle buddy! He sleeps with it for EVERY nap and evening slumber now, and even pets 'him/her' like it’s his own baby! I watch him fluff, gently stroke, and pull his new stuffie close to his chest before drifting off to sleep...and (not to be cheesy), it warms my heart to see how much it comforts him and how much he loves/cares for it. Sooo recommended for cats of all ages." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. Or a plush Snuggle Puppy for your pups who need a friend who can stay close by awhile. Reviewers say both cats and dogs love the heartbeat sound it makes, but don't blame us if your cat grows up thinking they're a dog (I kid!).

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    Promising review: "My rescue lab, Maggie, showed no interest in any toy until Snuggle Puppy arrived! She carries SP to her bed, to the couch, all over! Wherever Maggie goes, along comes Snuggle Puppy! But the best thing is the reduction in anxiety when we confine Maggie to a crate in our absence. The beating heart in the sturdy Velcro pocket on Snuggle Puppy’s underside soothes our super anxious dog! It is amazing! So happy that we learned about Snuggle Puppy." —Alimelo

    Get it from Amazon for $38.64+ (available in five colors).

    Check out my coworker's Snuggle Puppy review for more deets!

    10. An adorable and basically tear-resistant stuffed duck so your rescue puppy has someone to keep them company while they adjust to their new temporary home. This lil' yellow duck doesn't look like it, but it's built to last.

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    Promising review: "I rescued a little wild Chihuahua from the mean streets of San Diego two and a half years ago. He came into my home totally untamed and scared out of his little mind. He immediately became very attached to my golden retriever's Duckworth and confiscated it. Papi is very rough and can demolish a stuffed animal in 30 seconds or less. However, Duckworth is an extremely well made toy and he has yet to tear the new one apart several weeks later. These are his stuffed animal of choice and almost every picture I have taken of him has his Duckworth right next to him. And he's become a very good boy!" —Michelle DeSalvo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72.

    11. 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: "As a newer cat parent (I adopted my two rescue kitties in November 2019), this accessory caught my eye. I have a full time office job, and wanted a cat toy that my girls could use and enjoy when I'm not around. To introduce the toy to my cats, I loaded it with catnip and placed it on the floor for them to inspect. After they lost interest, I mounted it to the coffee table leg using twine and sat back to watch. They weren't big fans at first, mostly sniffing it and pawing at it. After a few days I caught them using it as intended: brushing up against it with the sides of their faces in total bliss. My fluffy girl Emma would give it a passing snuggle then flop over and try to cuddle it. I would say it was a great success, and it gives my girls additional self-guided enrichment options. Worth the money if your cats will use it." —Ashley Wade

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    12. A bag of premium clumping litter because scooping the litter box and having the clumps break into a dozen pieces while releasing a pee- and ammonia-scented cloud is your biggest frustration with your current litter. Ding ding ding! This winning litter will prevent that problem. Plus reviewers say the odor control is fantastic.

    Reviewer's cat in their litter box
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    Promising review: "This product solved our cats’ behavioral issues. Our two rescue cats started to pee and poo outside the litter box shortly after I switched the previous litter to pine-based litter. I didn’t know what caused our cats to misbehave and thought they might be ill and had our vet check them. After making sure that there weren’t health problems, I added a smaller litter box, moved them to different spots, etc., but continued to find pee and poo outside the litter boxes. Then about four months ago, I switched to this litter. Not only did it significantly reduce the odor, but we haven’t found accident on the floor since either! All of us humans and cats alike appreciate this product very much." —Japi

    Get a 40-pound bag from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. 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 green fountain, which has a flower-shaped spout
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    Promising review: "I adopted a 6-month-old kitten from a rescue group and I noticed that he did not want to drink much water from his bowl. I discovered that he loved to drink lots of water if I turned on the faucet. This fountain was the perfect answer. He absolutely loves it and is drinking lots of water now. My other cat also loves it. Neither have went back to their bowl of water since I put this fountain out. The fountain is very quiet and holds a lot of water. It is cute and does not take up a lot of space. I highly recommend." —Lostie4ever

    Get it from Amazon for $25.87+ (also available in blue).

    14. A doggie doorbell if you want to add "doorbell trained" to your rescue's résumé. Teach your dog to ring a doorbell when they have to go potty, and you will have never run around the house asking, "Who did this?" as your dog tries to avoid making eye contact.

    The doorbell, which has a yellow circle that dogs push with their nose
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My deaf rescue puppy figured this out in like two weeks. Much, much fewer pee accidents. Problem now is getting him to not hit it for play, just for pee." —D.Givens

    Get it from Amazon for $30.

    15. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "So I rescued a feral cat after months of befriending her. She is the sweetest and so grateful. One thing though, she has not forgot her times of hunger. She will literally tear bags of cat food open when she has a full bowl just to eat a few pieces. Shreds of paper and random cat food pieces no more! Thank you for this mobile fortress for feline food. It's purrrrfect." —Christa Franklin

    Get it from Amazon for $32.89+ (available in six colors).

    16. A bag of Pill Pockets so you can disguise icky medication that your dog immediately sniffs out and avoids when you try to hide it in their food.

    Reviewer photo of the pill pouch
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    Promising review: "If I could give this a 20-star review I would!!! I have eight dogs and all of them are a major pain to give pills to. I have a rescue bulldog who is on regular medication for life and giving her her daily pills has been a pain in the butt. I have to open her mouth and shove the pills down her throat, which is terrible for me and for her. The only other way I've ever tried is wrapping it in cheese or putting it in a piece of hot dog. And 90% of the time they chew through it and spit the pill out and then I'm resorting back to shoving it down their throat. I saw these as a suggestion on Amazon and I thought I'd give him a try. I will never be without them ever again. Recently I had my bulldog spayed and she came home with kennel cough and gave it to all my dogs, who now all need medication. Not one of my dogs has chewed through it and spit the pills out; they all swallow it instantly. Seriously the best product ever made!!!!!!" —Rachel

    Get 30 pockets from Amazon for $7.98 (or Subscribe & Save for $7.58/month; available in three sizes and other flavors).

    17. 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
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    Promising review: "I was extremely excited to receive this product. I currently have two of my own dogs, one is 42 pounds and another is 80 pounds. I also work for a rescue so as you can imagine, there is lots of poop to pick up. This product is helpful because you don't have to carry anything additional to put the poop in. And the scooper part works great through the grass and dirt to get the poop off the ground. It was way easier than my previous one, where I was constantly having to bend down to get something or carrying an additional trash bin to place it in after it was picked up. I would recommend this product for anyone who has dogs. I have well over four in my home at all times and this has helped in so many ways to keep the yard tidy." —I Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $14.28.

    18. And on that note, a pack of pee pads because your puppy is still working on their potty training skills. They're also a great short-term option for pets who don't want to go outside to do their business when it's snowy or wet, or for senior dogs who might not know they need to go until...well...they're already going.

    a small dog sitting on the square pad
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    Promising review: "We do dog rescue and have quite a few older, incontinent dogs who require having pee pads down. We also took in two puppies to get ready to go into rescue foster care. Our local farm supply store carries the pee pads sporadically, and we purchase on a regular basis. So I thought I'd try the auto ship on the extra large size pee pads, and they are great. Just as thick as the name brand, and the puppies have potty trained themselves. They keep the floor dry, are very absorbent, and show up at my house on a scheduled basis. Very pleased with this find." —Regina Everette

    Get 100 pads from Amazon for $22.99.

    19. 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: "Don't hesitate! We rescued a dog who sheds. I'm shocked he's not hairless. I was sweeping five times or more a day. This broom has been a life-changer. No flying hair, no re-sweeps. One swipe and everything is trapped. The handle is short when you get it but extends. The broom is two-sided also: bristles for sweeping and a flat side for many uses. I've reordered my mom-in-law one. Shared this on my Facebook page and at least 10 friends have bought one also. I'm buying my hairdresser and my son's teacher one. I am floored how absolutely amazing this thing is. I'm upset I have lived this long without it. Get one today. Five stars! Goes under couches, corners, cabinets, chairs, tables, you name it! Don't think, just click, and you'll be bragging to your friends too." —Bama Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    Check out my colleague's FURemover broom review for more oddly satisfying photos of all the hair this broom unearthed.

    20. A heating pad if you're now the proud parent of a litter of kitties and need to keep them warm. You can also use it outside if you've basically adopted the neighborhood strays and want to make sure they're not freezing.

    cat lying on the blue square pad
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    Promising review: "We rescued a week-old kitten back in April. Got this heat pad, since kittens cannot generate their own heat at that age. It works well, provided a great amount of heat, and got warm quickly. It has a timer so you just need to set a reminder to adjust once the times runs out (if you need it the pad to provide heat for more time). And the cord was great and sturdy; so I didn’t have to worry about her chewing on it has she got older and more curious/playful with her surroundings. It was a smart purchase and I’m thankful we got it." —Cristina

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in four sizes).

    21. A crate for creating a relaxing retreat for your pet. This is their safe space when they get anxious or stressed.

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    Promising review: "We bought this for our Brittany Spaniel rescue dog a couple of years ago. He had been used for breeding and had previously spent his whole life living outside. He wasn't used to being inside, so even after neutering, we needed to keep him somewhat contained while we were gone because he tended to get into things, counter surf, etc. We purchased this in the large size to give him plenty of room to move around (he's medium size — 40 pounds), which has been perfect. He adapted very well to it, and often goes in there on his own just to chill. The crate is well made, and folds up quite easily. We always take it with us when we travel with the dogs. Would recommend this to others." —KevanPDX

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in five sizes and two styles)

    22. A slow feeder bowl so you can stop your dog from inhaling their meal 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
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    Promising review: "I have two rescue dogs who adopted me. My oldest who is now 14 would race through his food as if he was scared someone was going to take it from him. To slow him down, I tried multiple products, various bowls, etc., and nothing worked until this bowl came along. Before food would disappear within seconds of hitting the bottom of the bowl. It now takes him 20+ minutes to eat all of his kibble or prepared meals that he is served. To make things even for both dogs I purchased a second bowl that was different for my youngest who was not having any issues with devouring his food; he took it as a challenge and now they know which bowl belongs to them. Even if I try to switch it up, they won't have it. To the person who came up with this, brilliant idea." —Zach

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

    23. A joint support chew with glucosamine, an anti-inflammatory ingredient that'll lubricate your pup's joints so they engage in zoomies without pain. These are especially helpful for very active doggos as well as working breeds and senior pooches.

    Infographic that shows the treats and says they're proven to increase hind leg strength by up yo 41%
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My rottie mix was a rescue from an abusive situation. The shelter vets said he got around OK but would never be whole. Immediately after I adopted him I started him on this along with good food, healthy supplements, and daily exercise. A year later we visited his old shelter and they didn't think he was even the same dog. He does still have a little stiff-legged gait in his rear end but can run and play with the best of them. The dogs love the soft chews and eat them like treats." —Ralph Jelomono

    Get it from Amazon for $39 (or Subscribe & Save for $37.05/month).

    24. A Bissell SpotBot, because who wants to spend hours on their hands and knees scrubbing cat vomit from the carpet? The answer: no one.

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    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: "I love this little gem. I love that it automatically gets the job done on its own, quickly. It's compact, lightweight, works extremely well and it's so easy to use. I rescued a dog from a puppy mill this summer and she was 12 days pregnant, a complete surprise. Fast forward and her eight beautiful puppies have all found wonderful homes. She is now spayed and living a great life, but I sure did need this fabulous machine. My carpet looked a bit like polka dots of clean spaces for a while. I am so pleased with how well it works, I'm getting a full-size Bissell." —Tacomapat

    Get it from Amazon for $185.39.

    25. A self-warming pet bed to keep your pet 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 have bought so many pet beds in the last 35 years for all my rescued cats and dogs. I like to be able to wash the beds regularly and give them back to my pet thoroughly dry by the end of the day. So many beds fall apart in the washer, despite gentle cycle and laundry bag, and the stuffing turns into awful weird lumps making bed not very comfy. I washed this bed as soon as it arrived, because of manufacturer chemicals on any pet bed. It held up well in the washer and I was even able to run it through the dryer on gentle cycle in the laundry bag and this is the first pet bed not made with that crappy paper bottom that scorches and tears up with a little dryer heat. My dog loves the bed; it's puffy and comfy and didn't get weird lumps after wash and dry. I'll be buying more of these in the future for my cats. One of the best made and comfy small pet beds I've found in three decades!!! :D" —J. Hyde

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. An automatic pet feeder if you want 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.

    orange tabby cat sitting next to the black pet feeder
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    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 reviews: "We purchased this feeder for our rescued cat Simon, who is an overeater. When found, he was close to starvation and has never adjusted to a normal eating pattern. We found programming the feeder a bit difficult and called the 800 number for help. They were extremely patient, and took us step by step through the process. We have had this for a month, and it is a godsend! Simon often naps on a chair next to his feeder. He knows the sound of his kibble landing in the metal bowl, and makes a mad dash for his meal if he is somewhere else in the house. He receives seven small meals a day between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. He is less frantic about food now, and we are freed up from feeding multiple times a day." —BMoney

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (originally $129).

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

    The wipes
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    Promising review: "I rescued my cat last year and slowly found out he was most likely an outside cat. I'm trying to introduce to him how I groom. I've still only been able to cut a few nails, but my concern was his coat. I have foam shampoo I used with a wipe, but I know this is going to be difficult, so I ordered these and they work really well. He even looked like he felt better! They are super soft, and have a light scent. I didn't even use the foam. I would recommend these to anyone." —December

    Get 50 wipes from Amazon for $3.13 (or Subscribe & Save for $2.97/month).

    28. A Wobble Wag Giggle ball with an internal noisemaker and six pockets so your pet is occupied for hours, rolling, fetching, and shaking it until they're panting.

    A very happy white, brown, and black dog sitting on grass with the ball in front of him
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    Promising review: "I've had my rescue boxer/pit mix for a little over two months. She's got a whole bin of toys she won't touch. I don't know exactly what it is about this ball, but she absolutely loves it! She plays so long, she gets out of breath, stops long enough to catch her wind, get a drink, and is right back at it. I don't know if it's the weird noise it makes when it rolls or what, but it's so nice to see her playing! The box says it's not a chew toy. My Bella has been chewing on it but because of the shape she can't get a good enough grip on it to cause damage. It has a few small indents so she can pick it up and carry it around. This will be great to keep her occupied while I'm at work. Whoever designed this is a genius!" —Heidi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    29. An ear treatment that'll clean your poor pet's ears of buildup and help 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: "I had been struggling with our rescue cat's ears for the last year. The vet was not much help and just said it was because she had really dirty ears. I searched her issue on Google this last time for another remedy. It brought me to a page where they recommended this stuff and after seeing the reviews I said why not, I've tried everything else, maybe this will help. And IT SURE HAS! After the first day, there was a noticeable difference in her left ear (the worst one)! I'm doing it for the 14 days because of how bad it was. I'm on the 10th day and they are definitely almost completely free of the gunk! This doesn't smell or bother her in the slightest bit! And it is legit super easy to use: just apply, massage and wipe extra! Ugh just so happy!" —Stephanie Bains Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    30. An automatic litter box because reviewers say that not only does it help reduce the frequency with which their kitties leave surprises *outside* the box, but it also helps reduce the amount of litter that gets tracked into the house. Also, no more scooping poop!

    Reviewer photo of their cat sitting in the box
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    Each litter box comes with a preportioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. It will start cleaning 20 minutes after it's detected that your cat has left the box. When the tray is full, simply remove it and dispose of it.

    Promising review: "I have had this litter box for a week now and it has changed my life! We rescued three kittens and already had an older cat, so four cats in a brand new home means a constant fight with cat litter and odor. My old cat won’t use a dirty box so not only is my daily scooping ritual over, but so are his random pees in the house. If you love your cats but hate how much work they are, do yourself a favor and buy this, it is so worth the money! I just ordered a second." —marci rains

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in three styles and two colors).

    31. A durable chew toy to withstand a play session with even the most vigorous chewer.

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    Promising review: "My 8-month-old hound dog with bionic jaws, who has destroyed $400 of toys in the three months since I rescued her, has not destroyed this. The rope even remains unshredded. We play with it in the park. She marches around with in in her mouth and plays tug with humans and canines. She also likes to play fetch with herself and this ball. And, like many dogs, she shakes her head back and forth quickly while holding the rope. The ball is too big for her mouth, but she tries to grab it. She is entertained and so am I!" —Mary G GTG Owner

    Get it from Amazon for $16.29 (originally $21.51; available in three sizes and six colors).

    32. A treat-tossing Furbo pet camera if you want to keep an eye on your pet even when you're not home. With its 160-degree wide-angle view, night vision, and real-time barking alerts, you'll know exactly what your pup is up to.

    The Furbo
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We just adopted a rescue beagle and it has been so incredibly reassuring to be able to check in on him when we aren't at home with him. Seeing him taking a nap next to his favorite toys is the best. I would be a nervous wreck without it. Thank you Furbo!!!" —Caroline C

    Get it from Amazon for $163.99.

    33. A pet hair remover for anyone who's tired of getting fur all over their clothes. 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: "This thing is basically the best ever. I have four rescue cats of my own and often I have a foster cat as well, so I get hair all over my stuff. This takes care of it quick and easy, and can be used on floors and jeans for super easy removal. My sister came over a few weeks ago and found it in my bedroom. She immediately grabbed it and asked all about it. I told her to give it a try (my current foster cat sleeps at the end of my bed and makes a huge mess), so she did a quick stripe through the worst of the fur and literally gaspedShe is now obsessed and even talks to random strangers about it. She 'ChomChom'd' my entire bedroom because she found it so enthralling and fun and has had several of her friends purchase them. I've had mine since 2017 and it is still working as well as when I first bought it. I use it pretty quick and rough, so I am surprised it help up so well!!!" —Leena

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    34. A snout soother so your pup's snoot is always soft, moisturized, and oh-so boopable.

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    Promising review: "Our pup's nose looked terrible when we rescued him; his nose was cracking and bleeding and it just looked awful. Within one use of this the peeling at the top of his nose started looking better. After about two weeks of daily use his nose looks 110% better! I highly recommend this product and I will be getting the paw salve for his paws as well!" —Shannon Alsayyed

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

    35. An air purifier that'll not only cleanse the air and suck up pet dander, but reviewers say it also does a fantastic job getting rid of funky cat smells.

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    Promising review: "This product is amazing. We do cat rescue...so I'll just leave it at that. It immediately changed the smell in our home. No more smell, unless it's immediately after someone uses a box. Air just smells cleaner, more fresh. We started with one and bought two more!" —M. Otto

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

    Live footage of your cat letting you know breakfast is one minute late:

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