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    25 Things From Amazon That’ll Help Pet Owners Actually Maintain A Clean Home

    Cleanliness is next to dogliness.

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    1. A slicker brush so you can catch all that pesky shed hair before it even has a chance to reach your carpet, clothes, and upholstery.

    Several clumps of white fur and the purple brush
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    Promising review: "My pit bull has short, clingy hair. We've tried other brushes and giving him constant baths, with little success!! There would still be constant traces of his hair everywhere! We've had this brush for several days now and I'm completely comfortable giving a full five-star review! It took my dog a little getting used to, as the bristles are rather stiff. We've figured how to brush him soft enough that he loves it, but also hard enough to pull out all the loose hairs.This brush has eliminated the number of times a day I used to vacuum. (Yes, I used to vacuum once, maybe even twice, a day!) Since I've started using this brush, I have been vacuuming every other day. I could possibly vacuum less, but I have two toddlers and a husband. And I think they're just as messy as the dog!"—Amazon Customer

    Price: $15.99

    2. A food storage container that'll keep ants, mice, and other pests from raiding Fido's food, so you can have a little more peace of mind and hopefully deal a little less with the exterminator.

    The white storage container next to a small dog
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    Promising review: "I purchased a 25-lb container back in June of 2020. I was having a serious problem down here on the Gulf Coast with bugs in my cat food. Nothing I did kept them out until I bought this container. It seals TIGHTLY and I have had no bugs in my cat food since. I know the invaders come in with the food so I check carefully before pouring the food into the container and once sealed, the little buggers have no way to get in. Good product. Wish I'd found it sooner."—Lena

    Price: $14.01

    3. A Feliway diffuser for a vet-approved solution to help with cats who spray or have destructive tendencies. It emits a calming pheromone that'll help curb those behaviors, so you have a calmer cat and less messes to clean up. A win-win!

    An orange cat sniffing the diffuser
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    Promising review: "We have a large house and two neutered inside ginger fur-boys and one of them forgets from time to time where he's supposed to do his business. It recently got much worse when we were given two kittens by a neighborhood stray. This new (now neutered) boy and girl immediately come in when we open the door and are playful and loving but they live outside in our shed (and heated cat house). The problem is that their scent is prompting our forgetful boy to start marking in the two rooms the kittens come in to play. Anyway, long story longer, we placed one Feliway diffuser in the worst area and we are one week without incident anywhere. That prompted me to buy two more units just to cover the other areas the kittens play in."—DLM

    Price: $29.99

    4. A fur remover broom so you can remove all those stubborn hairs that have gotten embedded into your carpet with shockingly little effort.

    A dog next to a pile of hair
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    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large breed dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so so well! I came back and purchased one for my neighbor and sent one to my favorite pet rescue down south. I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool."—Roseann

    Price: $12.44+ (available in six styles)

    5. A self cleaning litter box that'll make all that annoying litter box maintenance a thing of the past. Plus, the included crystal litter reduces odor and won't stick to your cat's paws — it's a win-win!

    Two cats inspecting the purple litter box
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    Promising review: "The crystals work so well, I didn't think they were using the box, I thought they were just going in and out. I had to witness them using it to believe it. No smell at all!! I will be buying another down the road."—gloria silvers

    Price: $169.95 (available in three colors and two styles)

    6. An ultraviolet flashlight so you can finally find the source of that lingering smell and treat it. Plus, it'll make you feel a little like you're on an episode of CSI.

    The light showing a large stain
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    Promising review: "OMG this is disgusting!!! I hope this isn't all just cat pee that shows up cause there is a lot! I bought this cause I thought my cat was peeing in one room and couldn't find the exact spot so I bought this. Found the spot and more. Would recommend."—Momof3boys

    Price: $11.04

    7. A baby gate to keep any inquisitive floofs out of areas where they might end up making a mess. It'll work equally well if you want to prevent your kitten from tearing up your craft room, or if you need to contain a pup for paw cleaning when you get back from a walk.

    A puppy behind the baby gate
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    Promising review: "We have a two-story house, and we used to allow our dogs to go upstairs anytime they wanted. We have carpet upstairs and wood floor downstairs, and sometimes one of our dogs will go upstairs at night when everyone is asleep and have an accident (pee or poo). So we decided to buy a pet gate, so we can stop them from going upstairs at night. At least if they have accident downstairs it's easier to clean up because of the wood floor. The gate works very well, it’s very easy to install and to operate."—Samuel Z.

    Price: $38.99

    8. A ChomChom roller because it'll make the process of getting fur off your furniture quick, easy, and downright satisfying.

    A clean couch cushion, the open roller, and a hand with a ball of fur
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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-lb. 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

    Price: $24.95

    9. A paw cleaner, so long, muddy walks won't spell disaster for your carpets. Just wipe off your pup's paws and you're good to go!

    A dog's paw above the green cleaner
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    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer who likes to dig, a mini golden doodle who is prissy about her paws, and a standard labradoodle puppy who is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was driving me CRAZY. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!"—Rachel

    Price: $14.95+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    10. A pack of puppy pads that'll be a savior to your floors (and your mop!). These pads absorb liquid and turn it into a gel, which makes cleanup so much easier than the traditional blue pads.

    A small dog in a pen with the pad
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    Promising review: "If you’re on the fence about buying these, please don’t be! I almost didn’t buy these because they seemed too good to be true and boy was I wrong! I have four dogs, two are unaltered 70+ lb males. Long gone are the days where you pick up a dripping pee pads or the smell never really goes away. You can even lay these face down on liquid and it will soak it all up and turn it to gel in about 30 seconds. During a rain storm we found out we had a leak in our RV and used these for that too! They are completely worth the money and I will be buying this brand only from now on!"—Annabeth Hartford

    Price: $17 or Subscribe & Save for $16.15

    11. A stain and odor eliminator for those pesky little accidents that crop up now and again. This magic potion will make it seem like they never even happened.

    A cat and a bottle of the odor eliminator
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    Promising review: "I have been using this product for about a week and I love the smell! It's a great spicy aroma. Very unique for this type of product. I manage the Catfe Lounge in Ferndale, Michigan for the Ferndale Cat Shelter. It's kitten season and the babies are just learning to use the litter box. Your product has come in handy! We also have a senior cat named Jessica who was recently diagnosed with kidney failure. Jessica also came from a home where the world was her litter box! I have been using your product to clean up her messes too. I'm sure we will ordering more as this is a constant need!"—DeMarie

    Price: $19.97 or Subscribe & Save for $18.97

    12. A nail grinder so your pet's nails won't accidentally scrape your floors or furniture anymore —TBH the grinding is kind of fun, so you won't avoid it until it's a problem, like can sometimes happen with traditional clippers.

    A before and after of a dog's nails
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    Promising review: "I don’t normally write reviews, but I felt this one warranted one! I have a 6-year-old mini dachshund and trimming nails has always been rough!! Screaming and biting (from the dog). I’ve tried other nail grinders and she was terrified of them. I came across this one and thought I’d give it a try. It took only five minutes to do ALL FOUR paws! She held perfectly still and didn’t fight me a single bit!! She even wagged her tail when we were done!! Hallelujah I think we found the tool for us!!!"—Carrie Ward

    Price: $29.99

    13. A pack of litter box liners because they make cleanup an absolute snap. Just dump the used litter and be done with it!

    A litter box with the liner
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    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver! I wish I’d discovered these sooner; it would have saved me several unpleasant litter box cleanings. It’s very sturdy and thick enough to withstand my cat’s feverish scratching and burying. This is great especially if you will have friends cat sitting for you so they can just throw away the bag to avoid having to deal with the litter."—Gabriela

    Price: $2.88 (for a pack of five) or Subscribe & Save for $2.74

    14. A dog doorbell to prevent cleaning up after puppy accidents — it'll take some training, but eventually your dog will be able to let you know when it's time to go outside!

    A dog sitting next to a door with the bells
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    Promising review: "Now my dog wants to be outside ALL the time!! Our dearly departed buddy Dex never needed anything to tell us he needed to go out. He came over, barked once, and we went out. But our new Boston Terrier puppy Buster was just sitting by the door in silence til he peed! We felt horrible, he kept not getting treats, we needed a solution! So we got him a doorbell to let us know 'hey! Mom and Dad, I need to go out!' It took less than 48 hours of bell ringing to get the gist. We actually took off the top set and put it on an old leash and put it on the outside so he could tell us when to come in. He just sits outside and sunbathes in his glorious faux grass dog yard. He rings the bells when he wants to potty, he rings the bells to sunbathe, he rings them to just make us get exercise haha! Best invention ever!"—Michelle

    Price: $10.99

    15. A cat litter mat that'll trap all the little particles stuck to Kitty's feet so they don't end up tracked halfway around your house.

    A cat laying on the pad
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    Promising review: "Apparently this litter mat doubles as a comfy bed. Going from no litter mat in for this box to using this new mat there is a noticeable decrease in litter strewn across the floor, which is what I wanted. The cats certainly don't mind the texture so they have no problems with it either. Would recommend."—Kelliar

    Price: $18.99

    16. A pack of grooming wipes, so when Fido comes home all smelly from the park you don't have to do a full bath routine to keep your couch from picking up his dust and dirt.

    A tiny puppy next to the pack of wipes
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    Promising review: "I have a long haired cat with chronic diarrhea, and those two things are terrible combinations, especially when his bum isn't shaved. We've tried a few types of pet grooming wipes, and these have blown the rest away. They feel SO thick and sturdy, and I don't have to worry about them ripping while I'm trying to dig poop out of my cat's fur, and they're big enough to get the job done with one wipe (two if it's just a disaster day :( ). These have been sitting in the original packaging after being opened for the first time for about two full months and haven't dried out."—Samantha S.

    Price: $11.99 (for a pack of 100 wipes)

    17. A bowl mat because it'll make cleaning up spills a breeze, and the silicone material should help prevent enthusiastic pets from knocking their bowls over entirely.

    The mat with a bowl of food and water dispenser
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    Promising review: "My kitten is a VERY messy eater and always digs and scratches everywhere around her bowl so food scatters all over the floor. This mat is great! It didn’t smell funky when it arrived (yes, some stuff I bought has smelled awful), the bowl isn’t able to slide and knock over, and it is water resistant so it’s 100% easy to clean. It doesn’t roll up around the corners like some mats I had so food won’t get stuck underneath it. LOVE and highly highly recommended"—Em🐾

    Price: $8.99+ (available in two sizes and eight colors)

    18. A pet camera with two way audio so if you happen to see your kitten scratching where she shouldn't you can warn her away and prevent some damage.

    The camera next to a set of vases
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    Promising review: "We have the PetCube Play 2 and we’re excited to see yet another compact pet camera. It’s very compact, just what we needed. We love that it’s small and can easily be placed in a corner of the room and is completely inconspicuous. The night vision works very well and the zoom is excellent. The two way speaker allows me to speak to my pup to calm him down as he has developed a little bit of separation anxiety. The best part has to be motion and sound alerts. It’s nice to be alerted when you’re not home and your pup is having a barking fit. This camera was very much plug and play, especially since we already had the app for our PetCube Play 2."—Jeanette P.

    Price: $39.99

    19. A pack of paper bedding for small animals that's so much less fuss than traditional shavings. Way less dust, and much easier to change out when it's time.

    A hamster with his toys on the colorful bedding
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    Promising review: "I normally change my bedding every Wednesday. Last week I got this, and there was a DRAMATIC difference in odor control. Even the buddy who is boarding them told me there's no stink after six days. When I went to check each tub, so much cleaner, no ammonia smell, and I had no mess issues or sneezing issues. It's taken me four months to find the ultimate bedding. This will be a continuous buy!!!"—Lyss

    Price: $6.49+ or Subscribe & Save for $6.17 (available in six bag sizes and five colors)

    20. A chewing deterrent spray — it's maybe the only thing that can convince a lab puppy that shoes (and stairs, and plants and chairs and anything that stays still) aren't the best chew toy in the universe.

    The yellow and green bottle packaging
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have another new puppy! Yay! Wait — the one un-yay (besides potty training) is that puppies teethe and will chew everything in sight. I've purchased Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray in the past and always had the best luck with it, so when our little boy came home, we ordered it right away. If you have any question which product to purchase, get this."—Everyday K

    Price: $15.99.

    21. A spot deep cleaner because sometimes accidents happen, and having this baby on hand will make it so much easier to clean up after they do. Stains don't stand a chance.

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    Promising review: "I was getting frustrated with my dog, (a 9-month-old Cane Corso — Google them, they are massive!) Anyway, he would run around in the yard and then immediately jump on our light grey sofas as soon as he got in the house! It was a nightmare trying to clean them. Saw this pet model and decided I should go for something a little bit more heavy-duty. I cleaned my sofa quickly and they look like new! The water was BLACK from all the dirt that came up. I LOVE this machine. I will be using it regularly for our sofas and may even use it to clean my car seats. If you are a pet owner, this should be in your closet."—Almondretto

    Price: $179

    22. A bottle of odor control spray that reviewers swear will make even the stinkiest pup magically odor-free in minutes.

    A fluffy puppy with the spray bottle
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    Promising review: "My dog/potato thinks he's a person. So every night after we exhaust him on a three-block walk, he collapses on the sofa for a nap. I never realized one dog could hold so much funk, but dear god my little guy can stink up a whole house. I'm convinced there's skunk in his lineage. I'll have to check that out on his ancestry profile. I've tried several different sprays and colognes, only to be left gagging in the bathroom while he enjoys my spot on the sofa. Think dog stench is bad? Try dog stench with a little hibiscus. Or Vanillaberry. 🤢This product straight up eliminates odor without trying to cover it up with another equally awful smell. I use quite a lot, and on his paws too, but I'll do anything to relieve myself of the horrid stench. A must-have for stinky pups."—Tim hunsaker

    Price: $2.59

    23. A pet hair eraser hand vacuum for one swoop cleaning that'll make it seem like a cat never even sat on your couches. But you still get all the movie night snuggles!

    A bunny next to the full vacuum
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    Promising review: "WOW!! This is one fabulous vacuum! I use it daily to combat the cat litter and hair and dirt and dust bunnies and random filth that three cats and four kids bring into my house in unbelievable quantities. But mostly the cat litter. And this little vacuum rocks! The lithium ion battery has a great life, and will last for two or three 10–12 minute dirt-busting sessions. I am a vacuum snob, and have tried MULTIPLE vacuums (uprights and canister and hand-helds, bagged and bagless). I absolutely LOVE this vacuum. Total epitome of 'bang for your buck,' and so far, has been able to keep up with the nastiness on my floors. Oh! It rocks on hardwood, low pile carpet, normal shortish length carpet, and tile. I mean, I am nearly in love with this vacuum. Really. Give it a try. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with it."—L. Quick

    Price: $69.99

    24. A cage cleaner spray that'll make cleaning up after your hamster, bird, or rat a total breeze, plus you'll have way more fun, smell-free playtime in the future.

    A very clean rabbit enclosure
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    Promising review: "I was skeptical of the claims of this product and the reviews I had read since it seems like a pretty mild cleaner, but I used this on my two male mice's cages, tunnels and hideouts and I'm blown away. I previously didn't think anything short of running the blazing waters of the underworld with mild soap over their stuff for several minutes would get the stank out of their stuff, but this stuff works. It doesn't take a crazy amount nor does it take several attempts to get things nice and neutralized either. My only regret is honestly not purchasing this sooner."—Mu

    Price: $3.03

    25. And a birdcage liner, perfect for quick cleanups and removing bigger messes without the fuss of scrubbing an entire cage every single time.

    The orange product packaging
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are a must for busy bird owners! Most of the mess in cage is shredding of toys and fallen seed. I shake it out (outside) once a week and throw it out every two weeks or weekly if it's a mess. I highly recommend!"—S. K. Moody

    Price: $3.31 for a pack of seven

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

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