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    28 Pet Products Under $40 From Amazon That Have Hundreds Of Rave Reviews

    Little solutions to your biggest pet headaches, vetted for you by enthusiastic strangers.

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    1. An easy-open dog poo bag folks go gaga for because it's extra large, mega strong, and 100% guaranteed not to leak. They're also made with recycled packaging and available scent-free for all y'all with fragrance sensitivities like I've got.

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    Based on the reviews, these bags are almost cartoonishly perfect. If there was a Bugs Bunny cartoon where he had to foil a mischievous-pooping pup, these would be the bags he would order from Acme and then unfurl to a Carl Stalling brass fanfare before trapping those turds for good.

    Oh and for those of you with MCS, take heart: there's no upcharge on the unscented version (for once!).

    Promising review: "QUALITY doggie bags make such a HUGE difference! I've tried so many different types of bags from dog-walking clients and these ones by far are my favorite in the world! Not to mention they smell great and they don't have that plastic feel that other doggie bags have. When your doggo is barking their head off at another dog while you're fidgeting to open a bag to pick up their poo — well no problem here! They're super easy to open! I rave about these to my partner every time we're on walks with my dog. Would definitely buy again as long as my dog poops." —Ashley L.

    Price: $6.39+ (available in lavender and unscented and two quantities)

    2. A silent hamster wheel with true stans who are just so happy to get some sleep for once instead of having to listen to rickety squeaks all night long.

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    Promising review: "Roborovski dwarf hamsters, at around 2 inches in size, can run on average 6 miles a night! So we of course set out to find our little guy, Thor (big name cause this guy isn't afraid of anything!), a wheel up to the task. We avoided all wired wheels cause we had read too many horror stories of rodents getting their foot broke by it falling through the wire holes while running. Finally we got our third wheel, this, and were shocked at how quiet it was, even with Thor running full speed every night! No humps to worry about in his back, he can easily move this wheel even though I thought it looked gigantic in comparison with his previous wheels, and it is SILENT! A very tiny bit of vegetable oil keeps it from squeaking. It's so sturdy and I don't have to worry about it falling to pieces at Thor's speed! I'm very impressed!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $24.99+ (available in three sizes and 11 colors)

    3. A xylophone specially designed for those infamously musical fowl: chickens! They peck at it instead of each other and the hundreds of positive reviewers are as entertained as they are relieved.

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    It also works for other birds, according to reviewers.

    Promising review: "I have a very aggressive rooster. It’s a hoot to watch him ruffle his feathers in preparation to attack, then abruptly change directions, and stop to play this toy. He loves making musical sounds." —Amazon customer

    Price: $9.99

    4. A pet hair roller adored by reviewers with skittish heavy-shedders to quickly de-fur their upholstery without making nary a peep. It's also aces for when you lack a vacuum but still need an effective way to get rid of all that unwanted fluff.

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    Promising review: "We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It's a real Noah's Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs absolutely hate the vacuum. So much so they will attack the cleaner head with their vicious bite even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we're able to keep our couch pet hair-free in blissful peace. We were so impressed, we gifted these as holiday presents for all of our pet-loving friends." —AnonM

    Price: $24.95

    5. A litter box deodorizer reviewers are grateful for because it makes the infamously rank smell of cat doos fade away completely.

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    It's dust free and strong enough for multiple cats.

    Promising review: "World of difference! We have a young cat and his litter box reeks. Everyone could smell the second they got near the laundry room. We followed the directions and a week in it doesn't smell at all. You can only really smell the light scent of the deodorizer when you're inside the laundry room but nothing when you're in the hallway. Game-changer!" —E. Fearn

    Price: $1.16+ (available in two sizes)

    6. A 24-pack of Fancy Feast Gravy Lover's that kitties and their pet humans just adore because it's a delicious and OK-smelling bargain compared to buying by-the-can at the store. Amazon itself also scores compliments on this one from folks who can't carry heavy stuff home.

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    I get it, I just broke my shoulder and can currently carry about as much as Lizzo can fit in her Valentino bag, so the big A has been a lifesaver.

    Promising reviews: "Cats turn their noses up at almost everything except FF gravy canned food. The gravy chicken is their favorite. The box was a great bargain, way cheaper than buying per-can at the grocery store. I will never buy cans at the store again! Because getting it this way is such a fantastic value, plus you don't have to schlep it home— it comes right to you! How can you beat that?" —Analog

    Price: $14.89+ (available in two sizes)

    7. A famous FURminator to eliminate you baby's unneeded undercoat that reviewers swear by because it works AND it's well-tolerated even by pets who usually hate getting brushed.

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    Promising review: "I wish I had bought this brush sooner. My Newfie hates being groomed, he's come around a little bit lately, but the long double coat is always a challenge to maintain. After brushing he was so relaxed I was able to give him a full haircut too with zero issues! One happy dog mama here." —Aly

    Price: $17.80+ (available in three sizes for short and long hair)

    8. A cardboard cat scratcher from those pet geniuses at FurHaven, with models ranging from basic rectangles to puzzles and multi-story manses. Reviewers praise their sturdiness, how easy they are to put together, and the superb distraction they pose towards otherwise destroying their furniture.

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    Promising review: "It's just compressed cardboard but my cats LOVE to scratch on this stuff. The toy balls and track around it are perfect to keep my kittens entertained. I choose this one for the smooth outer top. It seems to deter them from chewing on it to try and get the balls loose. To me this one looks solid, and so far seems to be holding up, even against our rough and tumble adult cats. I'm very pleased with this purchase and so are my for babies, would definitely recommend." —Lisa

    Price: $11.99+ (available in 18 models)

    9. A pet tunnel/tent set reviewers marvel over because it lets their fur babies go outside without getting attacked or wandering off.

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    Promising review: "Worth every penny. It takes seconds to assemble. I set it to go up to my window. I close the window on the tunnel and cut cardboard to fit the left and right opening of my window. My cats LOVE it. They will run in and out, and in and out, and sun bathe for hours. Disassembly takes a minute or two." —Amazon customer

    Price: $39.99+ (available in three sizes)

    10. A bargain-priced rice snack for small critters needing short-term snacking satisfaction. A surprising number of reviewers have tasted it themselves and say it's got a pretty good flavor.

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    Promising review: "My guinea pig, Oliver, is weird. He hates playing with toys, and that means he tends to sit in his igloo most of the time. I have tried so many toys and light snacks for him, and he seems to only respond well to rice pops. My fiancé tried a nibble and wasn't dissatisfied, so that's good. They're not very durable because they're meant to be snacky, but my piggy loves these, and I love the price!" —Preparing for Mommy blog

    Price: $1.99+ (available in three sizes)

    11. A fleece bonding scarf reviewers use to get closer to their small animals. Most folks wear them when working or doing chores so their little guys come along for the ride, which is pretty adorable if you ask me.

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    Promising review: "My kids, myself, and my guinea pig love this thing! We have a baby guinea pig who needs lots of love and this carrier allows is to give her way more attention than would be otherwise possible. I walk the dog with her, wash dishes, cook, and work on my computer. It also allows my kids to hold her safely without without worrying about them dropping her. And it keeps her out of the dogs reach. The carrier is comfortable and very easy to wear and wash. It was worth every penny." —Joy C.

    Price: $29.95 (available in 20 colors)

    12. A versatile small animal carrier with a window and slip pocket for a heating pad, to accommodate animals both hot- and cold-blooded.

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    Promising review: "Love this carrier! It’s like it was made for our beardie. Warm a cozy inside with a zipper pocket below to put a microwaveable small heating pad to keep our cold-blood baby warm. Very durable and well made. Very pleased with our purchase!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $21.99 (available in three sizes)

    13. A spray for fungal infections, hot spots, allergies, and excessive licking which dog, cat, and horse owners say really works to clear most issues up in just a few applications.

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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 after using it, 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

    14. A purple hay net reviewers really rave over because it does its job better than any others and won't just go and fall apart on you in a few months.

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    Promising review: "We love these nets! Just ordered two more, for six total in my barn. Got the purple ones this time and like them even better than the green. I hang them with carabiners. Horses love them for feeding and to bat around for fun. No problems, ever. No holes, no ripped nylon ropes; been stamped on, no tears. These function just like new even though my original ones are one year-old. I even fill them and hang them outside in winter. They hold up great! Will always buy this brand. Highly recommend even for rowdy horses." —Horse People

    Price: $11.99

    15. A best-selling small animal bathing dust chin-lovers praise for its purity and fine texture. It's made of 100% Idaho pumice, glitter-free, and has a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

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    Promising review: "I'm allergic to the pet store glittery crap brands of dust so I've been trying different brands online. This dust doesn't bother me at all. It's very fine and it has a way different feel, like everything else before this was just wrong. I mean the last brand I tried had straight-up shards of something sharp in it. I can't imagine how that would feel in my chin's eyes or nose. Anyways, I'll be sticking with this for now on." —Amazon customer

    Price: $17.97

    16. And! A dust bath for little critters that's neater than using a bowl and easy to clean because it's made of hard plastic and comes apart.

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    Promising review: "Great size for any chinchilla, minimal amount of dust needed and it's excellent at containing it while allowing them to breathe. Easy and quick assembly and disassembly, doesn't easily tip over, so far I'm very impressed." —Amazon customer

    Price: $14.99

    17. A bottle of API Stress Coat so your fishy friends swim easier without the chlorine, chloramines and ammonia in your tap water.

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    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL! This is THE best stuff ever. My fish LOVE it and it lowers their stress so much so their colors came back and they look so much happier. I have cichlids and color is very important to defining if they are stressed out or not. I have used many pet store -ecommended (just because they are expensive) water conditioners that aren't even scratching the surface to how much I love this water conditioner." —Cheyenne

    Price: $1.79+ (available in nine sizes and two types)

    18. A doggie doorbell that'll take your interspecies communication to a whole new level. Most puppers figure out quick that a nose-boop to the button says "please let me out," which is really helpful for mutts who have a hard time communicating this through barking or scratching.

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    I'm a sucker for anything that makes the world a little more accommodating for our furry friends.

    Promising review: "Love it. I have a dog who doesn't bark. 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

    19. A Chum Bucket aquarium ornament that satisfies folks in the mood for expert-level Bikini Bottom bling.

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    For when the Krusty Krab is just too normcore for you.

    Promising review: "My African Dwarf Frogs and Yo Yo Loach love this thing! These guys are pretty small, so this is perfect size for them! My frogs swim around in Chum Bucket too. It makes them so look even cuter when they poke their head out! No issues with shipping/packaging either." —Obi Wan

    Price: $6.28

    20. A puzzle for dogs you hide treats in to keep your food-motivated canine friend entertained by frustrating them with hard-to-liberate snacks.

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    Promising review: "At 14 years old, the VIP (very important papillon) is still as inquisitive as ever. I was hesitant in getting him a puzzle thinking he wouldn’t be interested, but it ended up being one of the best treats I could get him. This is a well-made and fascinating toy for my dog to play with. The pieces are light enough for small dogs to maneuver however, and everything can be easily washed if you put wet or oily treats inside. Overall, if you’re looking to keep your dog engaged and want to give him a little challenge when getting his meals, this is a great toy to consider." —K. Chan

    Price: $9.99+ (available in four difficulty levels)

    21. An extra-large rake and tray set so you can clean up more of your darling's doo-doos without actually having to touch any of it AND then make fewer trips to tip the turds into the garbage, because any way of making this chore a little easier is much appreciated, thank you.

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    Promising review: "I've been picking up animal poop all around our ranch house for twenty years. Every once in awhile my S.O. will scoop poop, if she isn't 'too busy.' I've had all kinds of pooper scoopers and without a doubt, this is the biggest metal tray, the best metal handle that does not bend break or come loose from the tray, and the best rake I've ever bought. Twice, last month, my S.O. used it and promised she would scoop more poop in this year. This scooper may not change *your* mind about poop scooping, but it will make your life a lot easier!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $25.99

    22. A self-contained paw washer pups actually enjoy using that cleans mud, salt, and painful debris from their paws. It takes a third of the time it would take to do it with a spray bottle and towel, and then collects the mess so you can just pour it down the drain when you're done. It's a remarkably clean solution for such a messy problem.

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    Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about fifteen minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup, plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs up!" —Sandra

    Price: $8.49+ (available in three sizes and six colors)

    23. 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)

    24. An electrolyte bath reviewers rave works wonders to keep they're scaly babies well-hydrated.

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    Promising review: "We have been using the Reptisoak on the beardie we rescued and it has helped significantly! We use it on her daily and it helped ease her discomfort during her she’d and helped her bowel movements. I highly recommend this product!" —C.Fraze

    Price: $13.30

    25. 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)

    26. And! A 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.

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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

    27. 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

    28. A orange oil-based stain and odor eliminator thousands of reviewers rave over because it works better than anything they've tried an gets smelly spots out in just one application.

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    Promising review: "LOVE this stuff! Great smell and stains come right out! New puppy went frequently in one room and made that room stink even after using almost a whole bottle of a different cleaner. One spray with this and all the smell was gone! Pictures of a puppy accident before and after using this. Just a quick squirt and quick wipe off no real scrubbing just to see what it would do... I'm going to scrub everything!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $20.97+ or Subscribe & Save for $18.87+ (available in two sizes)

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