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    28 Products From Amazon With Before-And-Afters That Prove They Can Help With Even The Most Frustrating Pet-Related Problems

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    1. A MudBuster paw cleaner that strips dirt from your muddy mutt lickety-split, for when you finally realize getting in all those nooks and crannies with a towel is almost impossible.

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    Promising review: "I am really surprised how well this works! It makes a huge difference getting sticky red clay off my Great Dane's caws. It's so much easier than trying to get his paws clean with a towel! He doesn’t seem to mind when his paw is inserted into the cup — and he can be a bit overdramatic about new things. I am really pleased with how clean it gets his paws. His giant paws also fit quite comfortably! I am very pleased with this product so far!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $11.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors)

    2. A cat and dog ear cleanser with antimicrobial enzymes, for managing dirty ears and infections. Reviewers rave it really works to solve vexing ear issues in just days.

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    No need to pre-clean with this one, by the way. Just liberal application a once a day for one to two weeks and it should clear up even chronic issues.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how fast and well this stuff worked. I'd been using a couple other products for weeks, on and off. I was frustrated that things were barely improving, and I'd almost run out of the other stuff. This stuff was highly rated, but the bottle is so small. On just day two things were better, and by day four the ear problem had completely resolved. And now, a month later, the problem has not returned. This stuff is completely amazing and works." —Amazon customer

    Price: $21.99

    3. A gluten-free, non-GMO paw wax that uses vitamin E and beeswax for a perspiration-permeable barrier that makes your pup's paws less vulnerable to irritation or abrasion. It also helps heal sores and chapped pads. Now you can walk your darling canine without resorting to disorienting booties or worrying about their tender feet!

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    Promising review: "My pup developed sensitive paws. Found that out on a walk when one of his paws had an open wound and he started to limp. Upon inspection all his paws were in pretty bad condition. I was quite concerned until I came across this product. At the first application he was quite confused with the jar and grabbing his paw, but when I started applying it his expression was of pure relief with a hint of thank you. Over time his paws got better and stayed that way, I put it on before our walks, especially if it's rougher weather. It's a routine now where he lays down when I grab the jar. I just have to keep an eye on him for about 10 mins after, apparently it's tasty too and he wants to lick it up. Thank you guys for providing this, I have no idea how much of a struggle it would've been if not for this wax." —Truffle Shuffle

    Price: $21.99

    4. A lint brush, even better than rollers (with less waste!) to de-fur your clothes, upholstery, and other pet hair magnets around the house, because pet hair sticks to everything and you've had enough.

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    For when you get to that "I feel like there used to be a couch under this pile of hair" level.

    Promising review: "This has made a huge difference! I use it at least once a day—on clothes, my couch, anything really! After thre months it’s still working good as new. Works way better than lint rollers." —Amazon customer

    Price: $21.99 (available in two colors)

    5. A wrinkle paste to remove stubborn tearstains from your mutt's beautiful mug. It forms a waterproof barrier between your pup's skin and fungus and bacteria, to clean up tear stains within two weeks of once-daily use.

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    Promising review: "Started using Squishface Wrinkle Paste every night, faithfully and now in just two short months Rosoce's tear stain is completely gone! I tried everything from bottled water, grain free food, ceramic bowls and even the Angel Eyes powder and Angel Eyes chewables and NOTHING WORKED. Squishface Wrinkle cream is an amazing product that truly works!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $20.67 or Subscribe & Save for $18.60.

    6. An pet deodorizer that uses orange oil to eliminate persistent stains with one application. Reviewers swear by it to immediately return your floors, furniture, and upholstery to what they were like ~before~ your precious angel decided to do their darling business in the middle of the living room.

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    Fun fact: this product is endorsed by Snoop Dogg. Snoop has a French bulldog named Julez who was a gift from Wiz Khalifa in 2015 and currently has 70,000 Instagram followers; he appears in Angry Orange ads along with his more famous doggie dad.

    Promising review: "My carpet had started to smell like pee from my two small dogs. It was grossing me out. I would treat the carpet and then shampoo it with a carpet cleaner vacuum; that didn't help. This product immediately made a huge difference. After one treatment my bedroom smells great and I don’t smell any hint of pee at all. Incredible! The smell when treating smells so good. The bottle is true so definitely listen to the instructions. A little goes a long way. I will definitely be buying this again but not for awhile because the strength and effectiveness of this stuff makes it so you don’t have to use much. Don’t bother buying anything else, trust me." —Ryan B

    Price: $20.97+ (available in two sizes)

    7. An air purifier, so those of you with pet allergies can finally sleep without a stuffy nose.

    A new filter / a dirty filter after five months of use showing caked on dirt
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    Also, the front cover is magnetic so it's easy to clean it out or replace the filter.

    Promising review: "Filters pet hair like a beast. I'm allergic to cats and I have four. Before the air purifier, I had a stuffy nose and had to clear my throat all night. At times I would wake up coughing. Now I sleep like a baby. I have two of them: one in the bedroom and one in the living room. It's made a HUGE difference." —Amazon customer

    Price: $119.99+ (available in two colors)

    8. A Burt's Bees dander-reducing wipe that fights flaky skin to get your cat's coat shiny without disturbing the fur, adored by reviewers with older cats and allergies.

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    They're cruelty-, sulfate-, and paraben-free, pH Balanced for cats.

    Promising review: My elderly cat has some difficulty grooming these days, so I ordered these wipes figuring it couldn't hurt to try them, even if the glowing claims were exaggerated. But let me just say, these babies work like a charm. Dandruff is gone! Soft, kitteny fur in its place. I'm impressed. And my allergies have subsided significantly." —KKB

    Price: $5.83+ or Subscribe & Save for $5.54+ (available in four sizes)

    9. A reusable pet hair roller, because hair can get really annoying, especially when it jams your vacuum cleaner.

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    Promising review: "I got this to remove some of the husky hair from bedding and furniture covers before tossing them in the wash to prevent dog hair buildup in my washer and dryer. I’d say it works pretty well. Previously, I’d been using the attachments on my vacuum but it was a clumsy, frustrating process with the fabric getting sucked in all the time. I searched the web for something that was not a vacuum for hair removal and found this. I am not disappointed!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $24.95+ (available in two sizes)

    10. A medicated dog shampoo to eliminate fungus, parasites, skin scaling, rashes, inflammation, and greasy skin. Reviewer photos show some really transformative results.

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    It's pH balanced for doggos and formulated for pups over 12 weeks old.

    Promising review: "I have nothing but positive things to say about this shampoo. I recently purchased this shampoo for my pitbull named Hera. She always had issues with her skin and coat, but after she had he first litter she had bald patches and was almost bald in the flank area (her sides). The first time I used this product I followed the bathing instructions. It's now the nine days later and her coat looks better than it ever has. The first picture is after the first wash. The last was the eight days later. All I have to say is give it a try, I am so happy I did.—Amazon customer

    Price: $8.96 or Subscribe & Save for $8.51

    11. A chlorhexidine spray to painlessly relieve pet skin problems like infection, paw licking, hotspots, allergies, and acne. You'll both be relieved after seeing how well it works.

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    Promising review: "I have an FIV+ cat who I took in from the streets. He had ear mites and a yeast infection in his mouth. That yeast infection travelled to his skin by him licking it, and he had many hot spots and even though he had no fleas, he constantly itches even after the ear mites were gone. He is scared of the spray sound, so I spray it into my hands and I lathered him all around his head, ears, neck and all the hot spots a couple times a day for about three days. It's been a couple months, the issues are gone, and he is finally growing more than just his undercoat. This is so worth it. Now he's back to being a weird little happy cat." —J. Taylor

    Price: $15.95

    12. A doggie leave-on conditioner balm for persistent issues like dry skin, coat, paws, and noses, so your pupper can get some much-deserved relief.

    A dog before and after using the conditioner, showing how their rash has cleared
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    Reviewers agree it's not oily and doesn't leave a residue. Moreover, they like the scents (guava and mango or pomegranate and acai), and that there's an unscented version as well.

    Promising review: "This product is INCREDIBLE the very best relief of the skin dryness problem my pups used to constantly have. This product cleared up both my dogs' inner bottom legs and bellies that were broken out in scabs, red bumps and just all-around puffy. Just three days using this products and look at the results!" —Lexie

    Price: $12.99

    13. A 20-pack of Bissell Stomp 'N Go stain lifting pads that work how you'd expect them to given the name (stomp it down, be amazed). They're perfect for when your cat mistakes the rug for a litterbox, or for after you walk away from your freshly-baked muffins only to discover your dog ate all 12 and is now puking them up all over your upholstered chairs.

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    That second one is a true story. Our dog LITERALLY ate her weight in muffins one time. It was gross. She was fine; the dinette set however was not. Wish I had these then!

    Promising review: "These pads are absolutely incredible. My dog threw up all over my rug leaving a large yellow stain. Two days later I received these pads and applied them to the stain; I couldn’t believe how well they worked. You will not be sorry." —Juan

    Price: $24.99 or Subscribe & Save for $23.74

    14. A sludge destroyer to de-funk your turtle tank using bacteria to literally eat away at waters' vexing waste and debris issues. I know you wish ~you~ had the power to decompose matter yourself, but until you do this'll do the trick just fine.

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    Promising review: "I use this product regularly to keep the turtles' tanks clear and mostly algae free. After cleaning the filters and adding more water, the sediment gets churned up and makes the water cloudy. After adding a few capfuls, and waiting a day or two, the water is perfect for my shelled babies!" —The Knipper Family

    Price: $6.99

    15. A Bissell corded handheld pet hair vacuum for when the lint brush just won't cut it. It's got four satisfying amps of power and a special rubber attachment that attracts hair and pulls out dirt.

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    Promising review: "I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there. 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! Of note — the before picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer 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!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $36.99+ (available in two packages)

    16. And! Bissell carpet and upholstery stain remover foam that lifts tough pet stains and odors immediately and then discourages your pets from doing their dirty deed again in the same area, because you've had enough and so has your couch.

    A couch before and after using the cleaner
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    Promising review: "One of our dogs will occasionally get into a food/snack that he isn't supposed to and the next morning we will find random spots of dried vomit scattered throughout the house. This stuff works immediately to lift up the stain. Works better than I was expecting. Simply vacuum over the filth to remove any loose bits and then spray and scrub with the product. We've even used it on spots we didn't notice for some time and it cleans them up as if it was the same day. This stuff will be a staple in our home as long as we have dogs." —AndreD.

    Price: $4.97

    17. An unscented FDA-compliant sunscreen spray for dogs and horses that's non-greasy, and water- and sweat-resistant to help give sun-related injuries a chance to heal and to reduce your four-legged friend's chance of skin cancer and other maladies.

    A dog before using the spray / a dog after using the spray
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    Promising review: "My rescue pup is completely hairless on her back, ears, neck, and thighs. She has dark grey skin, but still burns. I was unsure of using an alcohol based sunscreen, worried about drying out her skin and/or triggering acne. I'm happy I tried it! Her skin is as beautiful and soft as ever — with no burns! With spring rolling in here in the Catskills, we're out hiking a lot in the sun. There's little shade due to it being so early in the season, so she gets a lot of sun exposure. On our longest trip (seven hours with day camping in between) I applied and reapplied once. The noise is rather quiet for a spray, and while she isn't a huge fan, she'll let me apply it to her." —Amazon customer

    Price: $17.95

    18. A cordless rechargeable hair clipper to make the dreaded task of denuding your companion a little easier. Reviewers rave over how quiet it is and how easy it is to use.

    A dog before and after being sheared
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    Promising review: "I bought this clipper to use on my blind, longhair Persian cat. She was incredibly matted and I had been been neglecting her, dreading the shaving process. I had a different clipper that did not work well and got snagged in her fur. When we used this clipper, it was a breeze! It was extremely quiet, clipped easily thru her fur, and didn't freak her out. We were able to do her whole body at one time instead of in spurts. I would highly recommend this clipper. It's great!" —Nancy Z

    Price: $35.99+ (available in three colors)

    19. A water conditioner that'll remove chlorine and chloramine and detoxify ammonia, nitrite, and heavy metals, and solve other exasperating water-quality issues.

    Nitrite readings before using the product / nitrite readings after using the product
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    Promising review: I use to use a bunch of different stuff like algae control, water balance, make tap water safe stuff, etc. I'm SO happy I purchased this because now I can throw everything else away and use one product to address everything and it works a thousand times better. My fish tank has never been clearer and there is so much less algae growth! I love the fact I can use it when doing my partial water changes as well. A must have for any fish tank owner!" —Laura

    Price: $4.99+ or Subscribe & Save for $4.74+ (available in seven sizes)

    20. A carpet cleaning solution adored by folks who've had enough of stinky, stained carpets. It's biodegradable and nontoxic and will make your carpet look and smell like new.

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    Promising review: "All-around five star product! I used this to clean up after years of cat messes. I don't know the last time this rug had been cleaned. I didn't think it was possible it could be cleaned but now I am highly impressed! It smells amazing. The difference in the pictures say it all: if you're looking for a deep clean and odor remover this is the one." —LConti

    Price: $19.97+ or Subscribe & Save for $18.97+ (available in two sizes)

    21. A FURminator deshedding tool to remove hair without damaging your kitty's skin that shed-weary reviewers are so impressed by several called it "life-changing."

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    Promising review: "I can't believe I am calling a cat brush life-changing, but it is so. The FURminator has made a huge difference in my cat's appearance, no doubt her health, my comfort level (we can cuddle without leaving me covered in fur), and the cleanliness of my home. If I, and my cat, were stuck on a deserted island, the FURminator would be on the list of things I could not live without." —B

    Price: $29.95 (available in in four versions)

    22. An eye rinse for cats that uses boric acid to fight infections, removes debris, and prevents tear stains.

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    Promising review: "My kitten got a really nasty cold and her eyes looked terrifying. Her third eyelid was inflamed and covering her eyes, which were gooey and sticking together. The picture of her eyes looking infected is from last night before eye drops, and the other picture is from today. She looks one hundred times better. There’s no more goop and her third eyelid relaxed. I highly recommended this!"—Amazon customer

    Price: $5.99 or Subscribe & Save for $5.69

    23. A Dremel cordless pet nail groomer/grinder less intimidating than clippers that uses 60-grit sandpaper to gently shave down your pet's nails.

    A dogs paws before and after being shortened with the groomer
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    Promising review: "I have two Chihuahuas who absolutely hate nail clipping. They were scared and they flinch in the middle of the clipping which could be dangerous. It was extremely frustrating and exhausting. This product is AMAZING. The dogs look way more comfortable and calmer. The sound is not bad at all, and when it's on the low setting and it grinds pretty fast." —Jbeanie

    Price: $29.99

    24. A nose soother for dry, crusty, or chapped dog noses to try when nothing else will soothe you're poor pup's snout.

    A dog's nose before and after using the balm
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    Promising review: "This works awesomely! I have been frustrated for a long time with my dog's dry nose and worrying about it bothering her (the vet kept saying it was just allergies). I read an article about this product helping dogs with the same issue so decided to try it. I followed the recommendations for two weeks and then once in a while after that and now my dog's nose is back to normal! So happy." —Amazon customer

    Price: $7.95 or Subscribe & Save for $7.55

    25. A bottle of Poop Off bird poop remover which works great for exactly what the name implies. All you do is spray, rinse, and give it a little buff and all the crusty unmentionables are finally gone.

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    Promising review: "I adopted a conure recently and the cage she came with was filthy! The white bars of the cage was covered in feces and food. The bars were so caked that it looked yellow. I took the cage into the bathtub and sprayed it down with Poop Off and let sit for 10 minutes. Next, I rinsed the cage with hot water and it immediately looked brand new. I also tried this product on my conure's sand perches which were covered in waste. I sprayed poop off and let it sit for five minutes and rinsed it with hot water and gave it a little rub with my fingers and it looked so clean! If I had used a brush, it would have made the perch look brand-new." — Danny

    Price: $14.73

    26. A skin rescue lotion for allergies, dermatitis, dry or scaly skin, and yeast problems.

    The progression of a dog's hair regrowth while using the product
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    It smells like sulphur, so heads up,

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but It actually works! My eight-year-old Pomeranian has black skin disease; I started placing this product on her (yes it stinks, but it works) and her hair started to grow back. Within two months her whole body was covered with hair, even though it was was previously naked." —Amazon customer

    Price: $15.95+ (available in two sizes)

    27. A tube of Petrodex dog toothpaste to reduce plaque buildup in your fur baby's mouth. By using it regularly in combination with a scraper, you can eliminate a lot of the plaque on your dog's teeth. And it's poultry flavored, which I think is pretty cute, and reviewers say makes toothbrushing time a delicious pleasure for even the finickiest canines.

     A dog's mouth before and after brushing
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    If you've ever tried to brush a dog's teeth, you'll know that "somewhat stand it" might as well be "tolerates it with a cultivated sense of peace I both admire and envy."

    Promising review: "This toothpaste actually works! Our dog hates getting his teeth brushed, but he can actually somewhat stand it when I brush his teeth with this toothpaste. It’s clear that he enjoys the taste of it because he always wants to lick the toothbrush. I started using this toothpaste for our dogs everyday, twice per day, for about one week and then used a dental scraper tool and nearly all the plaque from their teeth came off. I did NOT have to scrape very hard at all, and was very careful so I didn’t harm their gums." —April

    Price: $8.77 or Subscribe & Save for $8.53

    28. And! A set of dental scrapers so you can safely scrape even the tiniest mouths totally clean of plaque at home without having your pup put under anesthesia.

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    Plus, I don't know about you, but to me breaking off big chunks of plaque sounds pretty satisfying.

    Promising review: "These are perfect-sized for tiny dogs. I recently had my four-year-old cleaned, but decided to go back to scaling at home because I don’t like putting my tiny ones under anesthesia. This set is perfect for getting into tiny crevices and detail work. I had one tool that is on the larger side, but sharper and really good at breaking off large plaques. This set is perfect for getting into tiny crevices and detail work.." —Diotima1

    Price: $5.99

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