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    29 Pet Products From Amazon Any Pet Owner Would Probably Think Are Downright Brilliant

    Tons of super brilliant pet products that'll have you wondering how you ever lived without them.

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    1. A stain and odor eliminator that's made with natural enzymatic bacteria that's activated on contact with odors and stains. Since it completely eliminates them, it will stop your pet from going back to the same area and having an accident there again.

    the stain remover spraying a carpet

    Promising review: "This stuff is brilliant. I have tried Nature's Miracle, Folex, and a ton of other pet stain removal products. This one beats them all by a country mile. I like the smell and it cleans better than all the others. Essential for any pet owner." —JC

    Price: $19.97+ (available in two sizes)

    2. A stuffing-free dog toy to keep your pet entertained with zero mess! Say goodbye to cleaning up stuffing, and hello to your happy, entertained dog. This one is ideal for medium- to small-sized dogs.


    Promising review: "My 19-lb squeaker-crazy dog loves this thing! She usually makes short work of squeaker toys by ripping off the covering in record time to get to the squeaker and once she gets the squeaker out, she's done with the toy. Other more expensive, name-brand dog toys have had their squeakers torn out in less than a day. After a couple of months, this little monkey has withstood her efforts and is still holding on to its squeaker. It may no longer be recognizable as a monkey because much of the fabric covering is shredded, but the squeaker is still intact, so she is still playing with the toy. That's a win, in my book." —I purchased this item

    Price: $7.98

    3. A ball launcher that'll help you avoid touching the *slimy* ball after your dog puts it in their mouth. We've been there and this is a truly brilliant way to play with your dog without avoiding the ball.

    Reviewers photo of their dog with the ball launcher

    Promising review: "Since receiving the launcher in the mail, we have used it on nearly every walk with the dogs. Our pup just loves it and I do too. It really saves your shoulder the strain of throwing the ball. It launches the ball very far which is great for getting the energy out of our pup." —Mandie Little

    Price: $7.95

    4. An airtight pet food storage container with snap lock latches to keep cat or dog food fresh and free of moisture and pests. Since they roll, you can easily store it and take out as needed. And, it has two different sized containers so you can use one for treats!

    a dog next to the storage container

    Promising review: "We have a Doberman Pinscher and a Shih Tzu, so we frequently have to buy the 30-lb bags of dog food. The bottom container held 30-lbs of Taste of the Wild puppy food with ease (small pellets). We have not attempted to fill it up with 30-lbs of adult dog food yet (still puppies), but I will update my review when we do. The materials are sturdy and it looks fantastic; the added scooper is a brilliant addition. We are using the top container to hold treats and wet dog food, which it holds plenty of, and both stack perfectly. The containers slide very well on the wheels in and out of our standard sized pantry and while stacked or not stacked they fit like a glove. I have seen no issues with the seal on either container, and I am pretty diligent about checking the seal every time I close the lid. I would highly recommend this container combo, you simply cannot beat the price or quality." —TJ

    Price: $24.99 (available in 10 colors)

    5. An interactive dog toy that'll keep your dog mentally stimulated *and* entertained. It includes obstacles and combinations with treats hidden inside of them so your dog will be kept busy for a while! Plus, since it's both fun and rewarding, it'll reduce the destructive behavior of anxious dogs.

    a dog playing with the toy

    Promising review: "Our new rescued dog has heartworms, and is in the long process of being treated for it. This means months of keeping the dog calm and inactive. Friends recommended getting toys to draw out meal times, to mentally stimulate them since they can't get physical activity. I feed my dog with this puzzle toy, and then with a Kong that has been filled with kibble and chicken broth and frozen. She absolutely loves this toy. It fits a good amount of kibble. It's challenging enough that it kept her engaged as she figured it out. It was fun watching her get a little better at it every day. By now she can clean it out almost as fast as I can fill it, but she still loves it. We've been using it twice a day since we got it and it's still one of my dog's favorite toys to use. I've spent too much on toys she wasn't interested in or that didn't hold up, but this one is a keeper and a real value." —Megg

    Price: $14.32

    6. A brilliantly designed dog feeder bowl with ridges to help slow down your dog's eating time! Instead of quickly gulping down the food (which, BTW, isn't great for them!), they'll eat more slowly due to its clever design.

    Promising review: "Wow! Don’t look any further! We have had our puppy for about six weeks now. He is a 4-1/2-month old, 48-lb, black lab hound mix, and it would take him one minute to eat his food! He is currently getting 2 cups dry and a bit of raw with water. This morning was the first try with the new bowl and five minutes later I am writing the review! We went from one minute of scarfing down food to eating every drop and it took.... drum rolllllll...... THIRTEEN MINUTES!!!! How amazing is that! We chose the pink one due to the design. He didn’t seem to mind the color. 😉I think he may be getting another design for Christmas!" —Busyweaver

    Price: $10.76 (available in four sizes and six designs)

    7. A super cozy bed that'll pamper your already pampered cat or kitten. Its brilliant design and cozy interior will become their new favorite place to sleep. So, no need to worry about them sleeping in your bed anymore.

    a cat inside of the bed

    Promising review: "This kitty bed is made of soft, durable fabric that if I were a kitty, I’d never get out of it! My little guy needs persuasion because he wants to sleep on OUR bed, so we bought him this. When he thinks we aren’t looking he climbs in and curls up and looks genuinely happy. He just won’t admit it. It’s really, really soft. If they made one in my size, I’d buy it! Definitely worth the price. We have had more expensive cat beds that were not as nice as this one. Very well made. Cozy and deep for a kitty to really snuggle in too." —Mrs Gower

    Price: $28.99 (available in fourteen colors)

    8. A pack of leak-proof dog poop bags that'll ensure no leaking or smells on your long walks with your pup. It can hold ~a lot~ so need to worry about anything aside from getting it into the nearest garbage can!

    the poop bag

    Promising review: "I have a dog who has what I politely like to call 'anxious tummy.' Sometimes people scare him in my apartment hallway, and he accidentally goes right there on the steps. In this moment, it is SUPER CLUTCH to have an easy-to-open poop bag like this one at the ready. And yes, I've noticed that a lot of poop bags are so hard to get open, which is not ideal when you're trying to clean up an embarrassing mess before your cute neighbor who you saw on Tinder rounds the corner and steps in it and you're publicly shamed because your dog can't handle his bowels. I don't typically like the smell of fake lavender, but these actually have a really nice scent that does a fairly good job of blocking scent. Great for someone like me who is astonishingly lazy and will put it in my garbage can instead of walking the 500 feet to the nearest doggie waste station. (Don't judge.) VERY IMPORTANT. (See earlier cute neighbor anecdote)." —mcr

    Price: $11.99+ (available in two sizes and two scents)

    9. A sturdy leash with reflective strips for ensuring that you and your pup stay visible during your nightly walks. Plus, it has comfortable padded handles and is made of the perfect length for all of your outdoor activities like running, walking, or climbing.

    an owner walking it's dog with the leash

    Promising review: "I wanted to wait a bit before writing a review, so I could get a good idea of how well this leash works. I'm pleased to say that this is one of the best leashes I've ever used! I'm currently loose leash training a 6 month lab mix who has never been trained to walk on a leash, or even wear a collar/harness. Paired with her starter harness, this leash has been incredibly effective to gently, but firmly redirect her to walk along side me, and has just the right amount of tension. It also gives her enough slack to let her explore without having the leash pulled taunt constantly. It is comfortable to hold, and after a while of successfully walking her beside me I forget it's on my wrist. I will definitely buy this leash again, if this one ever wears out!" — Candice R.

    Price: $9.89+ (available in four sizes and nine colors)

    10. A portable pet food container to keep your pet's food fresh while on vacation, walks, camping, or at daycare. It can hold both water *and* food and will prevent it from drying out.


    Promising review: "This is brilliant. It makes traveling with a pet so much easier. Two weeks after receiving our Bichon pup, we needed to travel from Memphis to Atlanta, Georgia for three days. My irresponsible twentysomething sons were not going to adhere to his feeding/walking schedule so we decided to take him with us. I was all over Amazon researching and looking for the best option for feeding. I saw this and was so excited. When we hit the road and stopped, we could give him a few kibble for pottying. We could use one of the containers to give him fresh water. The container in the picture is somewhat misleading. Although it is a travel size, you can fit a week or more of pet food in it. No more fumbling with pet food dishes." —MemphisDiva

    Price: $19.99

    11. An incognito litter box that's looks just like a real clay pot planter. It will truly blend into any room and is a brilliant way to hide that not-so-attractive litter box.

    a cat inside the clay pot litter box

    Promising review: "The BEST litterbox we've ever owned! Been searching years for something like this. Such a brilliant idea. Would love to see more products from this company!!. Funny, I actually don't hate cleaning the litter box now!!" —Paul

    Price: $64.99

    12. A Furbo Camera for you to keep an eye on your furry friend when you aren't home. It has night-vision, a 160-degree angle view, and can toss treats to your pet. You'll looooveee it, trust me!


    Promising review: "As the owner of a new puppy I couldn't imagine how anxious I would be able leaving the puppy for the day. I was in tears and thought that this just wasn't going to work out. So then I made the leap into, what I thought, was nervous-pet-parent territory and bought a camera. Best. Purchase. Ever. It works like a dream. I was worried that it might not pick up because our wi-fi isn't the strongest or the fastest, no problem. The app (mine is on an iPhone) is very easy to use. The quality of the image, both regular and night vision, is excellent. The audio is solid, there is a bit of lag, but that's to be expected. I even talked to the dog walker through the camera when he arrived. The barking messages are great and Ginger Snap understands when those treats are going to fire. Customer service has been tremendous and the Facebook group is fun too. If you're on the fence, jump over, you won't regret the purchase or the peace of mind." —Theresa

    Price: $168.98

    13. A cat tree with an easy-to-change modular design for your cat to scratch, play, lounge, jump, or hide in. It fits perfectly into any space, is lightweight, and easy to move.

    A reviewers cat sitting on it

    Promising review: "This thing is fantastic! I foster kittens for a local no-kill non-profit organization and recently had a mama with EIGHT kittens! Those babies had lots of energy and had a blast on the Kitty City fun jungle and I had fun putting it together. I purchased the Kitty City Cube and Platforms kit so I could create a little extra fun for the babies. They used extra square inch of it and it stood up to the eight crazy clawed tsunamis thundering all over it with no problem! And mama cat was grateful for the respite; she would occasionally lounge in one of the cubes. Important note: it is very easy to clean and disinfect, which I must do after each foster litter I get. Just take it apart, put it in the tub, spray it with a good disinfectant (I used diluted bleach water in a spray bottle) and fill the tub until all the parts are covered. Works like a charm! Well, I've got to run....I have foster kittens to tend to! Highly recommend this product!" —Amazonian

    Price: $37.59

    14. An automated feeder with pre-portioned servings so you can feed your cat or dog while you aren't home. You can pre-set up to 12 meals per day so your pet can stay on schedule.

    a cat eating out of the feeder

    Promising review: "This is brilliant! We've had ours since 2017 (three years). We used to use it just for when we left the cat for a few days (try that with a dog--good luck) but then thought, why don't we use it all the time. No longer do we get wakened by a yowling cat — she knows exactly when the food will come. The bin is large enough that we don't have to fill it often —we do check though if we're leaving the house for more than a day. Customer service? The couple of times I had trouble with the programming a rep talked me through it each time, pleasantly and competently. We should have gotten this years before. Highest recommendation." — Just a guy from France in the corner

    Price: $99.95

    15. An interactive cat toy to keep your cat busy while you attempt to get some work done. Its brilliant design and engaging activity will keep your cat busy for a while.

    the cat playing with the toy

    Promising review: "The first day this toy came home, my 4-month-old kitten played with it for 45 solid minutes. I was a little worried this simple, repetitive toy had actually broke the kitten. Of course, he then ignored it for a solid week. It's been about two months, and this continues to be one of his most returned-to toys. I move it randomly around my small apartment and am always entertained that when he disappears, I'll shortly hear the soft spinning of this toy coming from the other room. It doesn't hold his attention nearly as long as it did that first day, but I'll take anything that keeps this busy guy out of my business for even two minutes." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $10.99

    16. A car cover that's both waterproof and scratch-proof for protecting your vehicle's interior from your active pet. Its four different layers create a super protective barrier between your seats and your dogs so need to worry about any damage. Plus, it's super easy to clean and install.

    Promising review: "I have a Swiss shepherd and he often gets very messy. I used to take him to the park and lake without seat cover and my car was a big mess. My last cover broke pretty quickly so I replaced it with this one. I love the non-slip bottom, it is waterproof and protects my car seats from mud, water and fur. The seat belt openings are large enough. This is a great product, high quality and reasonably priced." —electric

    Price: $27.17+ (available in two sizes and four colors)

    17. A bone-shaped lick pad to keep your dog calm and happy while you groom or bathe them. Spread peanut butter on it and use it to distract your pup. And, it's dishwasher-safe so it's easy to clean after use.

    the lick pad being used for a dogs in the bath

    Promising review: "Our dog absolutely loves this! We put peanut butter, yogurt, and fruit purée on the lickimats and then freeze them. We stick them onto the tiled kitchen floor and let him take his time in finishing the treat. This works better for him vs a Kong toy because he’s a bit lazy! Suction is great on our floor surfaces and cleanup is very easy (our pup does most of the work!) Just soak it in hot soapy water, rinse, and you’re done!" —DoodlePawrents

    Price: $10.99 for two

    18. A box of hairball control cat treats that not only minimizes hairball formation, but also aids with your cats digestion. A brilliant solution to preventing hairballs and a real win for you and your pet.


    Promising review: "There is nothing worse than getting out of bed in the morning to step in your cats' nasty hairball. As much as I love my kitty there's nothing I hate more than hearing that sound that she's about to upchuck a hairball. She doesn't do it very often but when she does, she does it with style. I brush her every other day and when I started her on the hairball regime within an hour she was coughing up a glorious nasty ball of muck. But since then no problems. She loves the way that these taste and as soon as I say it's time for treats she's willing to sit, high-five, twirl, and give kisses. I highly recommend these for anyone then never wants to step in their cat's vomit again." —JerseyGal

    Price: $18.99+ (available in two flavors and three size bags)

    19. A flower water foundation for keeping your cat hydrated ~all day~ including the times when you aren't home. This adorable fountain filters the water and has three water flow settings.

    The reviewers cat drinking from the water fountain

    Promising review: "We recently moved my cat to a new home. In own old house, she would always drink from the sink. When we moved to our new place, the bathrooms are smaller and our water changed to city water and she didn't like the taste: so she wasn't drinking. I bought this fountain hoping that it would be similar enough to the dripping of the sink that she would like it, and it went beyond expectations! My cat drinks so much more water now. (I fill it with a gallon jug of water from the dollar store) She loves drinking the water that is directly spouting off as well as licking the plate below. It also holds a surprising amount of water, almost an entire gallon! I'm super happy with my purchase and definitely recommend this product!" —Sheldon

    Price: $34.99 (available in two colors)

    20. A super stimulating activity mat to keep your pet entertained and out of trouble. They'll spend even more time entertained with it if you hide treats in it!

    Promising review: "Wow! My senior pug loves it. She is limited on mobility and this mat makes it easy for her to use her smell sense and challenge her brain a bit to keep her active. I hide some kibble in it throughout the day. She's always checking it to see if she can find anything when she walks by it. Pug snouts are nonexistent so she smashes her face into it trying to find snacks. It looks durable and easy to wash but I have yet to try and wash it. A dog who is a digger will surely tear through it. Great for older pups. Super soft material. Love the color palette! She cant get her snout into some of the little cups so I mostly put treats in the shredded material side." —Maria Aliftiras

    Price: $34.98+ (available in two sizes)

    21. A pack of Burt's Bees cat wipes to keep your cats nice and fresh by reducing dander. Since it's made in an easy-to-use wipe, you can use them anywhere.

    Promising review: "These make my handsome red tabby boy sooo shiny and soft! He stopped having dandruff and stopped itching. I live in western New York where winters are brutal on everyone's skin including his. No greasy feel and they don't bother him at all :)" —LJ

    Price: $5.99+ (available in four sizes)

    22. A set of folding couch stairs so your fur baby can easily join you on the couch for cuddles. It's great for all pups and cats—including senior cats or short-legged dogs— and is sturdy enough to support up to 150 pounds.

    a pet sitting next to the steps

    Promising review: "My dog loves them! She learned how to use them very quickly! I have a very high bed and these were a perfect fit. Super easy to assemble. No more fears of my dog leaping from my bed and hurting herself, and no more crying at night from her wanting to get up on the bed." —Meagan Gagnier

    Price: $39.95+ (available in two sizes)

    23. An all natural paw-soothing cream to keep your pup’s paws in tip-top shape at all times. This topical ointment heals, moisturizes, and nourishes. It's truly great to have if your dog's paws are always getting dry or chapped.

    A reviewers before and after of their dog's paw after using the ointment

    Promising review: "My doggie’s paws were terribly cracked. Literally the morning after I applied the product, they were significantly better. I keep applying it every night and it’s been five days since then and I still see improvement every day. Once Orion’s paws are healed, I will apply it less often, but I would say to apply it every night if your dog’s paws are really dry. He loves to lick it so I apply it at night when he’s already sleeping, that way he doesn’t even realize lol, and then I put baby socks on him :)" —Guilherme

    Price: $5.95

    24. A grooming rake for removing loose hair from your pet's undercoat with minimal effort. It's also great for preventing your pet's dense fur — AKA it'll be less effort for you in the future.

    A reviewers pet after they used the rake to remove it's excess fur

    Promising review: "My Samoyed has been shedding like crazy and I couldn't figure out how to her her falling undercoat out. This did the trick. I got a ton of loose fur removed in 15 minutes! Highly recommend this for grooming double-coated dogs." —beta andaluz

    Price: $9.71

    25. A package of dental treats designed to keep your dog's teeth healthy *and* clean. Their unique texture cleans all the way to your pet's gum line to fight plaque and tartar and freshen bad doggie breath.


    Promising review: "Though not a substitute for regular dental checkups and cleanings per your veterinarian’s recommendations, both my dog and I absolutely love Greenies and I highly recommend them to everyone who has a dog who is not a fan of having their teeth brushed at home every day. Not only are Greenies noticeably effective for keeping my dog’s teeth and gums healthy between vet visits, but they also neutralize odors and keep his breath smelling fresh. Better yet, he absolutely LOVES them. It is his after-dinner treat and there are few things that make him more excited! Win-win and great product. Try storing them in the freezer — they last longer and your pup has to work harder chewing on them." —Kate Dillion

    Price: $33.99

    26. A Bissell SpotBot so you can avoid spending hours scrubbing dog pee from your *brand new* carpet. Trust us, you will not regret this brilliant purchase.


    Promising review: "This machine is amazing. I was shocked. My dogs had a severe diarrhea blowout from getting into some people food and garbage. My carpet looked beyond repair. We used the cleaning solution that came with it and also used Nature's Miracle Carpet Shampoo liquid. I am sold on the Spot Bot. It is fabulous and gets out any set in stain. Look at my pictures. Not a trace left and we didn't have to do a thing but move the machine to a different spot when it was done. No work for us!" —MK

    Price: $179.99

    27. A handy bag of Pill Pockets for disguising medication from your pet. This way they won't be able to avoid spit out the medication when you try to hide it in their food.

    Promising review: "Doug the doggo loves 'em. Not too hard, but somethimes melt. It's kinda hot where I live, so its all right. Doug loves 'em. He likes the chicken flavor best, but do you guys have a sweet potato or seafood flavor maybe? If not I would recommend that. My smaller dog loves 'em as well. Work perfectly for Doug's medication and a tasty treat too." —Randy

    Price: $7.98

    28. A doggie doorbell so your pet can let you know when they need to go to the bathroom. This is ~way~ better than them sitting outside of your door crying.

    a dog ringing the doorbell

    Promising review: "Love it. I have a dog who doesn't bark when he wants to come in, He just sat at the door and waited so I was constantly running to the back of the house to look out the window to see if he was there. It took less then three weeks for him to learn to use this and now he just rings the doorbell when he is ready to come in. It has saved me a lot of time running back and forth. I have had it for a year and have had no problems even in negative temps with lots of snow." —Michele

    Price: $30

    29. A snout soother to keep your furry friend's snoot super soft and moisturized. They'll just be that much cuter.

    a before and after of the reviewers dog's nose

    Promising review: "I don’t usually write my reviews so quickly, but I used this on my 5-month-old Frenchie who has 'Arizona' dry nose. Poor guy. I am including a before / after photo. This is after three applications. I bought the little round jar and the stick. They both work great. I like the stick because it is softer and goes on easier and I don’t have to use my fingers. The after picture shows some of the residue right after application but you can see the improvement of the dry nose. Yay!" —J. Lopez

    Price: $7.95

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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