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    25 Problem-Solving Products For Dog Owners Looking For Solutions

    Dogs are beautiful, wonderful, amazing, fantastic, loving creatures but that doesn't mean finding their fur on every surface in your home is fun.

    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 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: "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.

    2. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement so dogs with skin sensitivities can just exist without scratching themselves until they bleed. 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 dog's coat.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats... he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

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

    3. 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%
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    Promising review: "My 12-year-old German shepherd has hip dysplasia and had trouble up and down stairs. After a month of taking Glycoflex, he is bouncing up the stairs. He is feeling much less pain and is enjoying his walks much more. I'd like to know if there is a human version of this wonderful product." —SB

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

    4. 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 $7.97.

    5. An aesthetically pleasing felt mat if you're tired of Fido making a mess whenever they drink water. This sleek and modern mat is water resistant and creates friction so their water bowl doesn't move around when they're drinking.

    Modern Beast

    Modern Beast is a woman-founded business started by Lona Williams and Hope Reiners, friends with a shared passion for dogs. Modern Beast gives 100% of its profits to 501c3 animal charities.

    Get it from Modern Beast for $16+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    6. A nail grinder for trimming your pup's claws so you can cuddle without getting scratches all over your legs and arms. It's super quiet and smooth, which is ideal for dogs who get spooked by regular nail clippers.

    Before photo of a dog's overgrown nails and an after photo of the same dog with nails that are neatly trimmed
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    Promising review: "My older dog (15) has been suffering with long nails for some time. It's affected her ability to walk, and she's always falling. I've taken her to the groomer, tried to clip them myself, taken her walking and none of that helped. I even took her to the vet and had them put her under anesthesia to clip her nails. That didn't do much at all and they recommended I not do that often because of her age. So I got this and hoped for the best. I am beyond impressed and thankful! In one session this has made a huge difference. My dog didn't move or jerk around like she normally does. She just laid there and let me take care of her nails. I could not believe it When we were done and she got up to walk, I could no longer hear the loud tapping on the floors. She is gonna have to get used to walking normally again." —georgiadiva2k

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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

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    Promising review: "My Frenchie chews on his paws night and day. I’ve tried raw diets, but it was not a food allergy. My dog just produces too much yeast in his paws and tail pocket that he just can’t help it but gnaw in this paws for hours on and scooting his butt to get that itch in that tail pocket. I’ve tried foot soaks, balms, and so many other products, wasting so much money. This is the first product that worked! The smell is very pleasant and easy application; be careful don’t let your dog ingest it. I love this product and won’t be using any other product. Since I’ve been using it, his paws are starting to look normal and not all red/raw and chewed up. I would recommend this to any animal owner to use this if the pets have skin issues." —Uyen Mai Thi Tran

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    8. A pet brush that'll do the hard work of detangling your pet's matted fur while also removing dead hair to reduce shedding and keep your vacuumed floors fur-free. The stainless steel blade is packed with tiny teeth that are long enough to grasp loose hairs in your dog's undercoat.

    Before photo of a dog with an unbrushed, messy coat and after photo of the same dog looking fluffy after being brushed
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    Promising review: "Great product! I have a 5-month-old lab who would scream when I brushed her. With this brush she relaxes and I get five times as much hair off. I didn't know she had that much loose hair! Buying another for my brother!" —Katie Boone

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    9. A wood kennel cover because it'll help you maximize space in your small apartment. Not only will it make your dog's crate less of an eyesore, but it'll also turn it into a functional piece for holding bits and bobs. One reviewer even turned their dog's crate into a desk!

    The cover on a dog crate holding decor items
    ByChelseaNicole / Etsy

    ByChelseaNicole is a small biz based in Atlanta.

    Promising review: "This worked out fantastically. I live in a small apartment and needed a desk to work from home. My dog loves to sit on my feet while I work, and in her crate so it was a win-win! Beautifully made. Holds two monitors, a notebook, and all the normal stuff desk without damaging the crate." —Aly Rose

    Get it from ByChelseaNicole on Etsy for $41.09+ (available in a variety of sizes and finishes).

    10. A bag of oral hygiene sticks if you're looking to loosen built-up plaque and tartar on your dog's teeth. They also contain hemp seed and fatty acids to help support your pooch's immune function and skin health.

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    Promising review: "Both of my dogs love these sticks. They’re each about 14 pounds so I break the sticks in half before giving them to them. I have a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix and a hairy hairless Chinese Crested. The Maltese’s coat is so soft since starting him on the omega chews and sticks and the Chinese Crested’s skin and coat is amazingly soft (she’s partially hairless). I will continue to purchase these sticks; they are healthy for them too!!!" —Mrodz

    Get them from Amazon for $13.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $12.57/month).

    11. An interactive dog toy for the doggo who loses interest almost immediately. Your fur baby will spend hours rooting around the trunk for squirrels — and you'll finally have some time to yourself.

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    Promising review: "My son's yorkie poo stays at my place a lot, mostly because I take him to a nearby university campus, where, well-trained as he is, I can let him off-lead and chase squirrels to his heart's content. He is obsessed with squirrels now, so we thought this would be a fun Christmas toy for him. We followed the advice of other reviewers and supervised to try to delay the death of all the squirrels. We let him play with the tree trunk after he had rooted out all the squirrels and tried to kill them, as a dog will do. He loves the tree trunk — so much so that he makes love to it every time we let him play with it. If we have guests, it's a floor show. He doesn't care. I'm not quite sure what to make of all this, but as long as it makes him happy." —PBH

    Get it from Amazon for $10.39+ (available in three sizes and nine styles).

    12. 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.

    13. 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 Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $6.73.

    14. A cleansing wrinkle cream that'll wash away tear stains and prevent moisture from building up in skin folds. This is especially useful for squishy-faced breeds — like Frenchies, bulldogs, and pugs — but long-haired breeds can also benefit too.

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    Promising review: "AMAZING!!! My baby has wrinkles on top of wrinkles. This product has saved him! He was rubbing his face so hard on things to scratch in between his wrinkles that his whole face would break out and get irritated and his tail pocket gets so yeasty, red, and irritated. I put this product in every little crevice he has. It is soooo amazing!! We don’t ever travel without it! I will forever buy this product. Lifesaver!" —Heather Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $20.67.

    15. An antibacterial toothpaste that's safe to swallow, because preventing plaque buildup can keep your dog's breath smelling fresh. The vanilla mint scent won't make you want to barf like meat-flavored animal toothpastes, and your fur baby will love the taste.

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    Promising review: "I write this for Pabu, a Shih Tzu. The vanilla mint flavor disappeared for a long time and Pabu would refuse all other flavors. This arrived yesterday and he went right for the first link. Happy breath and dental care again. Woo-hoo!" —Mikah

    Get it from Amazon for $10.18 (available in three flavors).

    16. A liquid tartar remover if your dog desperately needs their teeth cleaned but also won't let you near them with a toothbrush. (Think of it as doggy mouthwash!) Just add this to their water and you'll notice your dog's plaque and bad breath subside.

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    Promising review: "My dog's molars were turning black and he had a ton of build up on his canines. In the photo (above), just imagine everywhere you see slight yellow, instead covered in black and brown gunk and hard plaque. His gums were beginning to look inflamed. And, of course, his breath could kill a horse. After one week of constant use (a cap full for every bowl of water) you could see an obvious difference in tooth color. I was blown away. (Why can’t human mouthwash do such a good job on our teeth?) After three weeks, his molars were almost completely clean. After a couple months of use, the plaque on his canines was soft enough to brush some of it off, which was totally impossible before. Plaque covered the canine approximately 70%. Obviously that's no longer the case. Idk what insane solvent this is made of, but it keeps his gross mouth clean as a whistle. Now I don’t have to worry about my picky princess mutt losing his teeth because he can’t be bothered to chew anything." —BaconPancakes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.12.

    17. An eye rinse for clearing away debris that could be irritating your dog's eyes. Plus, it'll help get rid of tear stains — aka those annoying reddish streaks some dogs have around their eyes.

    Reviewer's before and after photo showing the rinse got rid of their white dog's tear stains
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    Promising review: "I have two Shih Tzus. They had watery eyes and a little tear staining, but this eye solution has worked wonderfully. One drop in their eyes every morning after I’ve cleaned them. At one point I stopped doing it for awhile, and my male ended up with a stye, so back to every day." —CG

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    18. A set of mini combs to gently detangle the fur around their eyes that's been crusted with eye boogers. This stainless steel brush delicately picks out the goop so you don't have to touch it yourself.

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    Promising review: "My cockapoo had tear staining as a pup but as an adult he just gets that goop in the corner of his inner eyes. Sometimes I don’t catch the goop fast enough and it hardens in his muzzle. Even when I do, the goop is slimy and difficult to remove even with dog wipes. This tool is a miracle! Small, lightweight, and a good value for the price. Just one comb through and I got the sticky wet goop. A few more comb throughs and I found eye gunk that was buried in his muzzle. Most importantly, this comb removed the debris without causing any discomfort to my pooch. In fact, he seemed to enjoy it! Just look at the pictures." —Joanna

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    19. A wood polish so you can hide the scratch marks from your dog's overgrown nails along the bottom of your doors and on your wood floor.

    Before and after showing the scratch marks along the base of a door completely removed with the wood polish
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    Promising review: "I honestly can’t believe how well this stuff works. Like magic it restored pet claw- AND pet water bowl-damaged wood all over my house. I am amazed at the results. Thank you!" —Nicole Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    20. A flea and tick shampoo that'll decimate the flea and tick population in your pet's fur. It's gentle enough for pups with sensitive skin, plus it'll leave your fur boy smelling delightful and fresh.

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    Promising review: "I was highly skeptical given A. This is just shampoo B. Most of the reviews mentioned fleas and not ticks C. My dog was FULL of ticks... I mean at least 15-20 that I could see. I would have to warn you, that after using this shampoo, keep your dog OUTSIDE for 24 to 48 hours. I did not. In fact, I came home to a plethora of dead ticks in my living room. Dead ticks EVERYWHERE. I counted at least 10 little ones.. and the big ones... dear god... my dog found them before i could and burst them... leaving blood everywhere. That day will forever be known as the Tick Massacre of 2016." —sharon atkins

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    21. A plush Snuggle Puppy, because sometimes our four-legged friends need a furry companion too. It's great for pups who are being crate-trained, plus it produces a heartbeat that anxious pooches may find soothing.

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    Promising review: "This puppy is amazing. We ordered it after our first two sleepless nights with our chocolate lab. He cried and whined and barked. He is now seven months and this thing is still his BFF. It has held up amazingly well. No holes and he chews and sucks on it daily. No other stuffed toy has lasted, but this one has. It’s dirty and well-loved and still has all stitching and stuffing intact." —L. Arm

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

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

    22. A nail file board if your pup hates getting their nails trimmed but the scratch marks their overgrown claws make on your wood floors make you sad. This is like an emery board for your dog!

    Dog rubbing its nails on a pink board
    ScratchPadforDogs / Etsy

    ScratchPadforDogs is a small biz based in Atlanta.

    Promising review: "Love this scratch pad! We adopted our dog almost a year ago and he's been terrified of clippers and grinders since day one. We've never been able to maintain his nails due to his super reactive anxiety around nail care. That's all changed since we got the Scratch Pad a few weeks ago! He took to it right away and his nails have shown significant improvement in just a few sessions!" —Kira Armajani

    Get it from ScratchPadforDogs on Etsy for $42.95+ (available in two styles and three grit levels).

    23. A feed the dog magnet for pet ~pawrents~ who are tired of asking each other, "Did you feed the dog this morning?"

    Magnet with one side that says the dog has eaten and the other side says feed the dog
    Mirinesse / Etsy

    Mirinesse is a small biz based in Douglassville, Pennsylvania.

    Promising review: "LOVE this magnet. My husband and I have been using it successfully since we got it so we don't have to wake each other up to ask if the other one has fed the kitties. They are hungry tricksters!" —Stacy

    Get it from Mirinesse on Etsy for $9.80 (available in five styles).

    24. A devastatingly effective handheld vacuum to suck 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: "Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That's why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a cotton swab. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out (above)! Of note — the 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left-behind hair!!! And the 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I've NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI." —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99.

    25. An electric pet shaver so trimming your pet's fur is a breeze. This set comes with four guard combs so you don't accidentally nick the skin, as well as a set of clippers. Reviewers say it's quiet — a plus if your pets are sensitive to noise.

    Progression photos showing a disheveled dog looking neat and groomed
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    Promising review: "These grooming clippers are amazing! I have a small yorkie who use to be a pound puppy and was always scared when she got groomed because of the sound. But after purchasing these clippers my dog is extremely calm. They are indeed quiet, not extremely loud like most pet clippers. Makes giving her a haircut very easy. Beautiful set and comes with everything included. When I ordered it , it was really fast delivery and I am extremely happy with this order. If ever we need this product in the future I would buy it again." —MinimalArt

    Get it from Amazon for $28.89+ (available in four colors).

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

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