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    28 Pet Products From Amazon You’ll Feel Smart For Owning

    A ball launcher, incognito litter box, and more must-have items that savvy pet owners swear by.

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    1. A swivel bin and rake pooper scooper combo for the pet owner who doesn’t like to pick up after their pet. This gizmo features a plastic rake paired with a rotating bin that makes scooping your dog’s poop a breeze. Yes, really. It even comes with scented trash bags that fit into the bin and help mitigate unpleasant odors.

    A model using the pooper scooper to pick up after their dog

    2. A colorful scratcher board that’ll keep your cat from destroying your furniture. This cat scratcher comes with a bag of catnip that you can apply when you wish, and was designed to contour to your cat's ability to flex and stretch their body. The surface helps keep your cat's claws trimmed and well-maintained and will (hopefully) keep them from clawing your favorite chair.

    A reviewer's cat resting on the cat scratcher

    3. A deluxe dog harness with shoulder and belly straps, because your pooch deserves to be as comfortable as possible while on a walk. This harness controls moderate pulling by resting across your dog’s chest instead of their throat and features a light and breathable construction that’s comfortable, yet durable. Walk on, Grover!

    A reviewer's dog standing on the sidewalk while wearing the harness

    4. A stuffing-free dog toy that’ll keep your pet entertained without a potential mess. It'll even keep squeaking if it’s punctured (!!!) and is ideal for small to medium-sized dogs.

    5. An airtight pet food storage container to keep all of your pet’s dry food fresh. It's pest-proof and great for travel. Plus! It features a stackable design for space efficiency.

    Two open storage containers stacked on top of one another with pet food inside

    6. A grooming rake with rotating teeth (ideal for pets with thick fur) that’ll remove loose hair from your pet’s undercoat and help prevent tangles and mats in dense fur.

    A reviewer's dog after getting groomed with the grooming rake sitting next to a pile of loose fur

    7. A package of natural dental treats to keep your dog’s teeth healthy and clean. They sport a unique texture that cleans down to your pet’s gum line in an effort to fight plaque and tartar and freshen bad dog breath.

    A reviewer holding out a dental treat in front of their dog

    8. A hypoallergenic lavender and chamomile-scented dry shampoo that’ll cut down on the number of times you need to bathe your pet. This shampoo, which requires no rinsing and can be dried with a towel, is ideal for anxious animals who dread bath time.

    A reviewer holding a bottle of the dry shampoo in front of their dog

    9. A slow-feeder dog bowl to prevent your fast-eating canine from gobbling down their food too quickly and potentially getting sick as a result. Its circular design naturally improves digestion by allowing dogs to forage for their food via fun patterns and mazes!

    A reviewer's dog eating from an orange dog bowl

    10. An adjustable dog seat belt tether because your pup should buckle up in the car, too. One end of this tether clips directly into your car’s seat belt buckle while the other end attaches to your pet’s harness, keeping them safe yet comfortable while you’re driving.

    A reviewer's dog sitting in a car buckled in using the seatbelt tether

    11. A ball launcher if your dog never, ever gets tired of playing fetch. This gizmo, which comes with its own ball, allows you to throw the ball up to three times farther. Its built-in gripping mechanism means you never have to reach down and touch the ball with your hand. So long, slobber!

    A reviewer using the ball launcher to play fetch with her dog

    12. An adorable treat tote with an easy-to-open drawstring to keep all of your dog’s treats in one place. This tote, which is great for walks or training on the go, can clip onto your pocket and hold an entire cup of doggy eats.

    A reviewer wearing the treat tote clipped to the waistband of their pants

    13. A package of natural Pill Pocket dog snacks for the pet owner who wants to give their pup medicine without making a mess. These chicken-flavored morsels feature an opening you can slide a pill into and then pinch closed, so your dog will think they’re eating a treat, not taking medicine. The Pill Pockets are made with natural ingredients as well as trace nutrients and are vet-approved!

    A reviewer holding a pill pocket in their hand next to a pill

    14. A portable pet food container if you frequently travel with your pet. This air-tight storage vessel is perfect for keeping food fresher while on walks and vacations. What’s more? The top and bottom portions of the container are removable and can be used as food and water bowls.

    15. A flower water fountain that ensures your cat will stay hydrated even when you aren't home. This playful fountain is perfect for picky kitties who prefer filtered water and has three water flow settings.

    A reviewer's cat drinks out of the water fountain

    16. A calming and cozy bed because, let’s get real, your pet deserves to sleep like royalty. This round bed has a nonskid bottom that keeps it in place and is machine-washable, meaning it’s very easy to keep clean.

    A reviewer's cat sitting on the bed

    17. A chic bubble backpack for the pet owner who wants their furry friend to travel in style while staying calm and comfortable. This backpack gives your pet a broader vision of the outside world while keeping them close to you and even has mesh patches for optimal air circulation. It’s pleasant to wear and ideal for travel and hikes. Go ahead, channel your inner Taylor Swift!

    A reviewer carrying a cat on their back using the bubble backpack

    18. A box of leak-proof poop bags, because picking up after your dog should be stress and accident-free. These bags are simple to open and tie securely so you can enjoy a stress-free walk with your dog, and are made from recyclable materials.

    A model holding one of the poop bags and showing how much it can hold

    19. A chew toy made of natural wood fiber to mimic the texture and taste of real wood that your dog will love. It's splinter-safe *and* great for teething pups as well as dogs who need to satisfy their natural chewing urges. Chomp away, Fido!

    A dog lying on a couch with the chew toy in its mouth

    20. A natural paw-soothing cream, because your pup’s paws should be in tip-top shape at all times. This topical ointment heals, moisturizes, and nourishes the skin and is good to have on hand if your dog’s paws tend to get dry or chapped.

    A split photo of a dog's paw before and after using the cream, showing a much darker and healthier paw

    21. A durable leash with reflective strips so you and your dog can stay visible and safe during late-night walks. It's made of the strongest rock-climbing rope and features padded handles to keep your hands especially comfortable.

    A model walking a dog using the leash

    22. A large-capacity litter box that’s designed to look like a decorative clay planter for pet parents who want to keep their cat’s litter box incognito. This litter box, which can blend right into your home, features a filtered ventilation system that works to control dust and odor and is ideal for large cats and multi-cat households.

    A cat exiting the litter box that looks like a planter

    23. A high-tech camera to keep an eye on your pet when you’re not home and let you talk to them. This gadget has night vision and can livestream directly to your phone so you can watch Fluffy 24/7. What’s more? This camera can even dispense treats to your pets when they’re being especially well-behaved.

    A dog standing in front of the camera as it dispenses a treat

    24. A professional-strength stain and odor eliminator that’ll keep your home fresh even in the midst of your pet’s worst messes. It can tackle pet urine, feces, and more and works well on a variety of surfaces, including carpets and floors.

    25. An indoor treehouse for your cat because they deserve a lush space to play, scratch, climb, and relax that won’t clash with your home’s decor.

    A reviewer's cat sitting in the treehouse

    26. An automatic feeder if you’d like to schedule meals for your pet when you’re not home. This dry food feeder has a built-in timer and can dispense pre-portioned servings of food at any time. It also allows you to talk to your pet and call them to their meal.

    A cat sitting next to the feeder, which has a tray full of fresh food

    27. A set of three mouse-shaped cat toys that’ll keep your feline friend entertained for hours at a time. These plush toys feature catnip and are perfectly sized so your cat can bat and carry them around the house.

    A cat playing with the toy

    28. A waterproof and scratch-proof car seat cover if you want to protect your vehicle from your active pet. This cover features four different layers that create an impenetrable barrier between your seats and your dog, and is super easy to clean and install.

    A dog sitting on the car seat cover in the backseat of a car

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