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    Sep 19, 2019

    26 Useful Cleaning Products For People With Pets

    These products get five paws up from us. 🐾

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    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!!

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    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy 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 absorbent doggy door mat that'll trap dirt from your pup's paws and prevent them from decorating your clean floors with muddy paw prints. There's a no-slip coating on the bottom, and the mat is machine-washable!

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    Promising review: "As I bought my fifth Doggy Place mat, it occurred to me that I need to write a review [smh]. I can’t say enough good things about these mats. We have a dog that goes out both the front and back door of our house come rain or shine, and these mats mitigate his little paw prints being everywhere. They are easy to clean. Just shake them out and/or throw them in the washer. Also, keep in mind they aren't just for entryway use. We use them in our three bathrooms as bath mats. Brilliant!" —Heather M.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in five sizes and 13 colors).

    3. A furniture cover to protect your couch from ending up covered in fur. You'll save so much time cleaning because it's machine-washable. No more spending an hour trying to vacuum every. single. hair. from your loveseat.

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    Promising review: "This cover has been a lifesaver for our fabric sofa. We had the sofa professionally cleaned and then put on the cover. When we have company, the cover comes off easily, stores easily, and leaves a hair-free, stain-free sofa for our guests. The cover's been on three months, and has been washed twice. All stains have come out without any special effort. We use a Chom Chom to get dog hair off the cover while it's on the sofa. There doesn't seem to be any deterioration of the cover even though we use the Chom Chom almost daily." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 11 sizes and 22 colors).

    4. A box of hypoallergenic grooming wipes for cleaning your dog's paws after an outing at the dog park. These wipes are made with vitamin E and aloe so they'll also help moisturize your pooch's skin and coat. They're also great if your pet has trouble cleaning themselves after they go #2.

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    Promising review: "These grooming wipes are AMAZING!! Yes, they clean your dog very well, but they also get industrial strength slobber off of your clothes. Even the ones that have already gone through the wash and come out just like they went in. They are very gentle, but they really work. Don't know how they do it, but don't ever want to be without these. If you have a big dog, you need them!" —505Fanatics

    Get them from Amazon for $12.59 (available in four scents).

    5. A portable paw washer 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: "Honestly so happy I bought this. My husband would get frustrated trying to clean the dogs' paws off when the yard gets muddy and I would end up cleaning mud off of our furniture. This is so much easier and even our finicky dogs allow us to use it with virtually no struggle. Easy to empty and refill, feels sturdy." —Jessica A Suggs

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three sizes and three colors).

    6. A pack of stain-removing pads for the inevitable messes that come with owning a pet. Pee? Check! Poop? Check! Vomit? Check! (You can even use them to clean up your wine spills.)

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    Promising review: "Our poor older pup started having some incontinence issues and had several accidents in the house. I was really frustrated until I found these. They work amazingly well. They're small, so if the area was larger I had to use two or three, but they pulled up stains and saved the house from being smelly. I even used one on an older stain (that I'm pretty sure wasn't pet related) and it came up after leaving it on for about 24 hours. I make sure to keep a supply of these in the house at all times now." —MC

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    7. 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.

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    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 & Rossi'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.

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

    8. A pack of four charcoal air-purifying bags that'll clean the air, drawing in moisture, bacteria, and unwanted odors. Place them anywhere your pets frequent, like near the litter box or by the dogs' beds.

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    Promising review: "Absolute black magic. I have a few examples (smelly diaper bins, stinky fridge) but by far the best example is my dogs' bedroom. I have five dogs. Five gassy, panting, dog-breath, I-like-to-roll-in-everything dogs. They all nap in the same room because the floor is cold and it's Texas. I hooked one of these up on the wall behind one of their crates and high enough up no one could get it, and left it for about four hours. When I came back four hours later, I expected to be hit full face with hot sweaty dog smell, slightly lessened. There was nothing. Nada. Zilch. There was no smell at all. I'm rather flabbergasted. I'm so pleased with them I'm going to be ordering more for a smoky garage and probably toss one in my car too. These are fantastic!" —Chris Guntz

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    9. A heavy-duty vacuum to ensure dust, dander, and pet hair doesn't accumulate and stink up your home. Bissell's Cleanview Swivel Pet has a special brush that penetrates carpet to suck up pet hair as well as specialized attachments specifically designed to swallow fur in hard-to-reach areas, like the stairs and in corners. AND! Bissell donates a portion of its sales to its pet foundation, which aims to find homes for the millions of fur babies in shelters around the country. (I'm not crying, you are! 😭)

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    Promising review: "LOVEEE this vacuum!! We have three kids and a lab mix who sheds like you've never seen before. This vacuum sucked up an unbelievable amount of fur, crumbs, and gunk after one use. It kind of disgusted me that our old vacuum was leaving this much behind, but made it that much more exciting that this new one cleaned so well. It's fairly lightweight, maneuvers nicely, and not very loud. I love that the edge brushes really get the edges of walls — it collected a ton of extra fur that collects in those spots. I still have to test the handheld tools but have no doubt those will be impressive too!" —M Wolf

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    10. 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.

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    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 $239.99.

    11. A broom for pet hair that'll 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 $13.05.

    12. A handheld vacuum for when you need a serious solution to 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 on Amazon for $30.99.

    13. 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 or cat's undercoat.

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    Promising review: "Great product! I have a five-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 $14.97.

    14. A pair of grooming gloves for pets that go running at the sight of a brush. Loose hairs stick to the gloves and can easily be peeled off and thrown away. These are also great for bathing your dogs, especially if they have thick coats, as it allows you to give them a gentle massage while working shampoo deep into their fur.

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    Promising review: "My cat loves his brush time. In fact he comes and says 'now, now' when he thinks it's time to be brushed. I don't worry about it hurting his eyes or ears. The silicone holds onto the loose fur so I can peal it off like felt. A lot less fur on my clothes and furniture." —psyche 1954

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. An antibacterial pet toothpaste that'll help prevent plaque buildup and is safe to swallow. 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 $9.25.

    16. A handy TubShroom to keep your shower drains free of Fluffy's hair. Pet hair, especially if you have long-haired breeds, can clog up drains and get moldy.

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    Promising review: "I shower my dogs in the tub and this makes it really easy to clean out the dog hair. It doesn't just stop the dog hair from going down the drain but it also lets the water continue to drain while collecting loads of dog hair. When my dog is shedding, I do have to pull it out to clean twice but that beats having to grab clumps of fur from the top of the drain every few seconds" —EV

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    17. A silicone sprayer and scrubber that'll make bath time a breeze. You wrap it around your hand and bathe your pups like you're brushing them. Plus, you can coat this treat dispenser with peanut butter and stick it to your wall to keep your doggo occupied.

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    Promising review: "My dog is terrified of the bath! But with this handheld sprayer, it’s so easy to bathe her. Bath time is so much faster and more comfortable for her now. She doesn’t try to jump out of the tub because she’s terrified of the shower head. Now she stays in and is very calm (I think because it probably feel like a massage to her and gives the sensation that I’m petting her)." —Hayden Wood

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    18. A 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner for pets with allergies. Bath time can be miserable if your pet has dry skin; fortunately, this bottle contains organic aloe, almond oil, and vitamins A, D, and E moisturize their skin and keep their coats shiny and hydrated.

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    Promising review: "Amazing shampoo! I use half water, half shampoo. The mixture has a mild and pleasant scent, which completely disappears as soon as it is rinsed out, leaving just a clean smell behind. It rinses very quickly and completely. My dog has sensitive skin and every shampoo so far has caused skin flaking within 48 hours. Not this one! No flaking skin, no irritation, no itching." —Suki

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89.

    19. An air purifier that'll cleanse the air and suck up pet dander so you can breathe easily.

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    Promising review: "It is really quiet, even at the highest setting. I was pleasantly surprised. It leaves the air smelling fresh. I removed the pre-filter a few times and vacuumed off the dust and dog hairs it had collected. My allergies have been much better since I purchased this unit. Had a problem with dust mites and pet dander, and this air purifier seems to be eliminating the allergens from my house." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    20. A cat litter deodorizer so you don't have to clean the litter box every single day to prevent the smell from taking over your home.

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    Promising review: "I have three lil' kitties (one not so lil' Maine Coon) and they all use the SAME liter box that I clean, or used to, four times a day. Due to this WONDERFUL product I now only do TWICE but because of lack of 'Cat Box Smell' you would think I have NO cats! I have tried almost every product out there plus other store household products and NOTHING I have ever used works as great as this does! I read someone post that the smell scares their cat from using box etc.. or smells like bleach etc.. I Have NEVER experienced this! This product has no smell!! My cats love it because they think (by their use) the box is clean (with three cats one is always trying to out scent the other) This is the BEST product out there! For the money, it is awesome, especially compared to other items in same category. Get it you and your cat(s) will be very happy." —C. Compton

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    21. Or, a self-cleaning litter box for those who don't want to clean the litter box ever (or at least not for a few weeks). The crystal litter absorbs your cat's urine and dehydrates the poop so you won't smell a thing. Then, 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. Every few weeks you'll need to toss the tray and replace it with a new one, but each one should last about a month for one cat.

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    Promising review: "The best thing ever invented for cat lovers. We got really tired of having to bend over and clean the litter boxes. This product has changed our lives! Our cats love it too. They might be scared of it at first but they will get use to it. I recommend buying litter box incentive to get them started using it. After awhile, they just become fascinated with it while it's cleaning and my cats will sit there and stare at it cleaning. This is so convenient to clean! Highly recommend!" —Michelle Foster

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95 (also available in taupe).

    22. A litter box mat that'll trap any crystals that've hitched a ride on your cat's paws, or prevent the litter that your cat's kicked up from spreading. It's slip-resistant and gentle on your cat's paws. And! Cleaning is easy: shake out the litter (you'll probably want to do this outside), vacuum the mat, or rinse it with soap.

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    Promising review: "I love my two cats, but I hate the kitty litter that gets tracked all over my house. It’s just plain gross. I have been through a few mats of varying quality over the years; one of my cats is a scratcher. From the moment I received this mat, I could tell it was better quality. The mat is a perfect size and is thick and soft on my cats’ paws. The bottom also has some traction so it stays in place nicely. But true to its name, it really grips that kitty litter. The scratcher also happens to be a kicker and this mat really does a nice job of catching all the litter. There seems to be a good balance of mesh and the grooves between the mesh — this is where the litter is caught. I just use a small vacuum about once a week and it cleans up perfectly. Plus, the Gorilla Grip company that makes this mat really seems to care about its customers, offering a 10-year warranty. I did email them to ask what their warranty policy was if my scratching cat ruined this mat (since it says 'No questions asked') and they responded the same day saying that they would replace my mat for any reason, even if it was my cats fault (that’s pretty amazing)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    23. 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.

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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+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A bag of oral hygiene chews for loosening built-up plaque and tartar on your dog's teeth. Think of it as a treat to them and yourself — no more expensive cleanings at the vet's office.

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    Promising review: "We have small dogs with dental issues. After a second cleaning, the vet recommended trying these chews. Results are amazing! Reduced existing tartar. Clean teeth for two years now. A little pricey, but you avoid vet cost and risk of sedating pet. Sometimes the chews are too hard for our chihuahuas, so I place in a wet paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds. Let cool and they are good to go." —M. Thomas

    Get them from Amazon for $10.83+ (available in four sizes).

    25. A bottle of eye wash so your pets don't have to suffer through allergies. It's also helpful for cleaning tear stains on light-colored doggos and cattos.

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    Promising review: "My dog gets really bad allergies all year. And they get so bad that she rubs the hair completely off all the way around her eyes and makes scabs form. I use this when she's needing more of a relief/rinse, and another drop that's more like a medicine. And it's also a nice big bottle, so it lasts longer and is more worth the money. Will definitely be buying again." —Bookworm19

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    26. A pack of Burt's Bees cat wipes for reducing dander and keeping your cats fresh between baths.

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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 them from Amazon for $6.49.

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