25 Things From Amazon You’ll Probably Want If You Adore Your Pets, But Detest Their Mess
Because everybody poops, and sometimes it's right in the middle of the living room.
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1. A best-selling stain and odor remover that uses orange oil to power through your pupper's accidents and mysterious remnants from the last tenant's cat in just one satisfying application, easy-peasy.
2. A pet food container with a locking lid for folks tired of their conniving kitties and canines getting into the kibble, spilling a bunch all over the floor, and then puking up the rest later.
3. A portable combination dog bath and carpet and upholstery cleaner to get Fido's fur fresh and freshen up that crusty spot where he vomitted last night, all with the same machine.
4. A foaming spot cleaner spray, because fur baby accidents are unavoidable, and reviewers swear by this super-inexpensive product to get stains out of their carpets — even if the stains had been marinating there a while.
5. A best-selling litter box enclosure that doubles as an end table so your cat's bathroom can be more out of sight and out of mind. Reviewers love that it makes it easier to keep the litter box in the living room, and it helps to contain spilt litter.
6. And a two-layer honeycomb self-sifting litter-catching mat that reviewers swear works better than the spongey kind (like the popular one from Gorilla Grip) both to trap trailings and to then easily throw them away. The bottom of the rug separates from the top, so fold it in half and all the litter collects for easy disposal.
7. A bird cage cleaner to scrub off even years of caked-on poop and other detritus birds leave behind.
8. A three-pack of compressed coconut fiber substrate that expands an incredible amount to absorb reptile cage odors and waste in a cost-efficient and eco-friendly manner. Reviewers say this is more mold-resistant than cypress mulch, even though it still does a great job holding in moisture.
9. A supersized litter pan reviewers turn to because it can catch more critter wee than a flat pan, which means less mess and less fuss.
10. A dustpan and brush set reviewers compliment for its stiff corner-crud-catching bristles and sturdy construction. Personally, I think the lime color is A+.
11. An enzymatic cleanser that breaks down the gross stuff that causes pet smells at the chemical level, which reviewers rave over because it really works even when nothing else will.
12. A pet hair roller to quickly and easily de-fur your furniture, clothes, and rugs. Reviewers say it works in a jiffy and is a great alternative to vacuums for folks with pets afraid of their sound.
13. A de-skunkifying cleanser that's simple to use and really effective, and great to have on hand the next time you smell your four-legged friend got into a fight with a skunk and lost.
14. A pee-finding UV flashlight to finally answer the age-old question: "where's that smell coming from?"
15. An ozone generator I use myself to blast stains and odors out of all kinds of fabrics and porous surfaces. It works like magic to chemically decompose the bonds holding fungus and smelly chemical compounds to your stuff, so they're gone for good. Commercial remediators will charge you hundreds of dollars to get the same results you can get yourself.
16. A dog wipe that's available in scented and unscented versions to tackle your mutt's dirty paws, fur stank, and fish-butt with just one swipe.
17. A car seat protector, because taking your pet for a ride is fun, but having fur all over your seats is a real bummer.
18. A bagless Bissell pet vacuum that's a heck of a deal for under $100 and that even Dyson diehards concede is a superior machine. I've had one myself for about a year, and my floors have never been cleaner.
19. A pair of de-shedding gloves reviewers say get unneeded hair off in a jiffy, but still keep it all together and out of your hands for easy clean-up.
20. A pet hair removal broom for carpets that works like a squeegee to pick up hair you didn't even know was there.
21. A HEPA air purifier that removes 99.7% of airborne particulates and that I bought last year because it was under $100 and I needed something to keep the air in my bedroom dander-free during a month's stay at a friend's house. I have an industrial air filter at home worth more than my month's rent, and I swear this thing works almost as well for more than 90% less.
22. A spill-free pet water bowl reviewers even use in the car for splash-free hydration. It also wins high praises from folks with pups who drink so much so fast they vomit it back up; it nips that right in the bud.
23. A self-emptying robot vacuum pet owners love for cleaning shredded hair off the floor so they don't have to. It's hair-wrap resistant, app controlled and Alexa-compatible, and docks itself for charging even while cleaning so it always finishes the job.
24. A reptile cage cleaner made by Fluker's (so you know it's legit), that has a built-in brush reviewers compliment for cutting through the crud their scaly buddies leave behind.
25. A scrubber cup that'll strip the mud from your mutt's paws before they track it all over your recently cleaned floors.
The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.