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    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.

    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 loose puppy accident after cleanup with paper towels, and after pictures using this. Just a quick squirt and quick wipe-off, no real scrubbing." —Amazon customer

    Price: $20.97+ (or $18.87+ with the Subscribe & Save option; available in two sizes)

    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.

    A puppy fails to gain access to the container

    Promising review: "A few weeks ago, I discovered that my cat had expertly sliced open the side of the bag of dry food, and had been helping himself to unlimited meals. I bought this food bin to prevent future crimes. The quality of the container appears to be pretty decent, and because it's not terrible to look at I'm now able to keep the food container on the counter instead of in a bag on the floor. The seal on the lid is nice and tight, and keeps the food fresh. It also comes with a scoop." —E. S.

    Price: $17.95

    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., Amazon

    Promising review: "We have a 130-pounder named Turk who's prone to an upset stomach and will throw up. We pulled out this and it cleaned right up. This worked great to clean and dry our dog with no problems; the added bonus of being able to clean up some vomit was great, and couldn’t have come at a better time. I highly recommend this to any dog owner." —Amazon customer

    Price: $199.99

    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.

    A carpet before and after using the product, with a large stain removed

    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 is now a staple in our home as long as we have dogs." —Andre D.

    Price: $4.97

    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.

    A cat inside the black enclosure

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying this, because I feel I find products that have a ton of great reviews and then when I get the product home it doesn't live up to expectations (I'm looking at you Omega litter box!). I had the litter box in a bathroom previously, so I wanted to move it into the living space without it being super-obvious. This thing is awesome and exactly what I needed. Assembly took me about an hour. I also recommend a litter mat to catch anything your cat brings out when it steps outside. I'm really happy with my purchase!" —Jennifer P.

    Price: $84.84+ (available in two sizes and four colors)

    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.

    A reviewer shows off how much litter their gray mat caught when placed in front of their litter box

    Promising review: "I have used other kitty litter mats but still had to use a dustpan and brush every day to sweep up what was tracked onto the floor. This mat works much better to trap the particles and keep them off your floor. The litter particles stay trapped in the mat until I dump them out!" —Linda

    Price: $10.99

    7. A bird cage cleaner to scrub off even years of caked-on poop and other detritus birds leave behind.

    The cleaner

    Promising review: "Absolutely out-cleans similar products. It makes cleaning up after my flock of six birds so much easier. I am involved in parrot rescue and frequently have to deal with cages that have not been cleaned in years. I spray them with this cleaner, wait a few minutes and then can remove old droppings with just a little gentle scrubbing. How much do I believe in this product? It's what I ask for when people ask me what I want for my birthday!" —JanG. - byrdgrl

    Price: $4.37

    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.

    The contents of one package, after soaking

    Promising review: "This is a great deal rather then buying the pre-soaked bags in store. The pictures above are from just one package. I’d highly recommend this flooring/bedding for any reptile, especially tortoises at a young stage. Doesn't smell inside and truly helps mask the odor of their poop or pee, and they love this stuff. Highly recommend to anyone." —Joseph Wortendyke

    Price: $24.88

    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.

    A reviewer's rabbit uses the purple pan in their cage

    It comes in one of four random colors.

    Promising review: "This is a larger than normal pan, and we absolutely love it. It fits our 4-month-old Holland Lop with a ton of extra room, but will now prevent all the urine we were getting with a flat pan, since the sides are so high! This literally is a lifesaver and she has plenty of room to grow too!" —Momma2one

    Price: $19.99

    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+.

    The brush and pan set

    Promising review: "What can I say about this other that it’s ADORABLE! I bought it to keep in my basement near the litter box because my cat is messy and doesn’t care. It works great for this because the bristles of the brush are stiffer than what you would think and gets into all the cracks and crevices. It’s perfect for that job. It’s well-made, not flimsy like the dollar store version I purchased a couple weeks ago. As they say, get what you pay for. This is quality." —Evette Rowley

    Price: $8.99

    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.

    The product

    And this one's unscented, so all y'all with fragrance issues rejoice!

    Promising review: "I did a lot of looking into how to get rid of the smell of cat pee from a cat who is not neutered. The smell was awful. He had got shut in my bedroom and peed on my bed with a memory foam mattress. and it has been over a month. I thought that the smell would never go away I have tried many things including vinegar solution, Lysol-type cleaners, and fabric refreshing spray — it didn't work, just covered the smell for a few hours and came right back. I saturated the whole area that the pee was on and around it, then I used my hands to make a foam. I am so happy, this works great, no more smell, wish I had found this before I had to through away a mattress pad, sheets, and blanket, but at least I saved a couple thousand dollars. I am buying an extra bottle now just to have on hand." —DRMart

    Price: $15.66

    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.

    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. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair. We were so impressed, we gifted for all of our pet-loving friends." —AnonM

    Price: $24.95

    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.

    bottle of the product

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! I didn't want to get hydroxide in my pup's eyes so I ordered the Skunk Off, applied it with a cotton ball, and when it dried, the odor was gone. It also has a clean fresh smell that lasted for days. Order this to have on hand before you get skunked!" —Amazon Customer Susie

    Price: $10.43 (or $9.91 with the Subscribe & Save option)

    14. A pee-finding UV flashlight to finally answer the age-old question: "where's that smell coming from?"

    Promising review: "OMG this is disgusting! I bought this because I thought my cat was peeing in one room and couldn't find the exact spot. Found the spot and more. Would recommend. Pictured is the same spot without and then with the UV light on." —Momof3boys

    Price: $12.99

    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.

    The black ozone generator

    Promising review: "This is one of the best investments I have ever made. I recently moved into a home in desperate need of of renovation. It had sat for many months uninhabited, the previous owner was a smoker and had dogs, and was elderly and had not kept up the home. Even after tearing out the rugs and painting floor to ceiling the house still had a musty/dog/mildew/cigarette smell. The garage door as especially smelly. A few hours per room with this machine and the whole house smelled completely better! And the smell hasn’t come back and this was months ago. We also had to keep our two cats in a small bathroom for a short amount of time while some renovations were taking place and I had one cat who was very unhappy with the situation and peed on the floor that had already been stripped to subfloor. After cleaning there was still an odor, so I ran the ionizer a few nights in a row and the smell was completely gone. I strongly suggest this machine for anyone who has pets!" —Lizby

    Price: $59.99

    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.

    A reviewer wipes down their dog. Text on the image reads, "the best bath is no bath."

    Promising review: "Love these for wiping my dog's paws when he comes in dirty. Also great for his butt when he releases his anal glands. Eliminates the smell without masking." —Amazon customer

    Price: $8.99 (or $8.54 with the Subscribe & Save option; available in two scents)

    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.

    The cover in black in a reviewer's truck

    Promising review: "This is an incredible bang for your buck. The cover is made really well, it’s heavy duty, and it fit my car like a glove. I have four dogs so protecting my beautiful leather seats from their claws and dirt is a must! The Velcro pockets for the seatbelts are really nice as I do have people ride in the backseat occasionally. I still can’t believe it was under $40! And it looks very nice too." —Dustytrailzz

    Price: $34.99+ (available in four colors)

    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.

    A reviewer's dog next to all the hair the reviewer vacuumed up on their first go with the product

    Promising review: "This picture is from my first day using this product. I love that the vacuum had amazing suction power. It literally picked up everything I went over, and I didn’t have to go over it twice! Although this is my first day using it, nothing seemed to have gotten clogged, and as you can tell, it sucked up A LOT of hair. I have two German shepherds and they like to shed, especially in the winter. So finding a vacuum that picks up their fur is hard! However, this could be the one." —Karlie S

    Price: $99.99

    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.

    A reviewer shows off how much hair came off their dog petting it with the gloves on for just a few seconds

    Promising review: "Incredible. I used a thin brush and hardly anything came off; it normally doesn’t. I got these gloves yesterday and this is petting my Jack Russell for maybe ten seconds and this much came off! Incredible product." —USMC Devil Dog

    Price: $16.99

    20. A pet hair removal broom for carpets that works like a squeegee to pick up hair you didn't even know was there.

    reviewer's broom next to a large pile of fur it pulled up

    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and somehow I realized that dragging my shoe across the carpet balled the hair up. I found this product on a whim one day and knew it had to be better than my shoe! The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile. The photo is from our dog's favorite spot on the carpet and we couldn't see ANY hair when I started raking!" —Nick V

    Price: $12.44+ (available in four styles)

    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.

    A reviewer shows how much gunk the filter caught

    Because my partner and I have terrible allergies, we invested in a hospital-grade all-metal air scrubber a while back and just love it. As much as I wish I could take it with me everywhere, at 80 pounds that sucker's staying put until absolutely necessary.

    I had to leave my house for a while last year, and sure I love my buddy's pug, but my eyes, throat, nose, and lungs always pitch a sniveling fit every time I come over. This little wonder could power through whatever was floating around in a couple of minutes and kept me breathing fine the whole time. I was shocked. I still love my big boy back home, but this is a close second.

    Promising review: "After a week of daily use I took out the filter. WHAT a mess! Dust and dog hair all over the pre-filter mesh fabric. I’d say it did it’s job very well! No wonder why I was sneezing all the time and felt sinus pressure! The amount of dust and pet dander was unbelievable. Overall very happy. Clean air in the home!" —NJ Guy

    Price: $89.99+ (available in two colors)

    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.

    A dog drinks from the bowl

    Promising review: "This bowl is amazing! I have a Great Dane puppy who would get water everywhere every time he took a drink from the regular bowl. Now my floors are not wet. Also forks great in the car. Did not spill during an hour ride. Very happy with it!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $15.99+ (available in three colors)

    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.

    The vacuum

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this thing! It has made my life so much easier. I have a dog who sheds SO MUCH and this has cut down on my actual vacuuming time. The fact that it's self-emptying makes it that much more convenient. It picks up pet hair really well. The app is easy to use and I also love that you can schedule cleanings. My dog doesn't love it, but he got used to it and now just gets out of it's way." —Claire

    Price: $329.99

    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.

    The cleaner bottle with brush

    Promising review: "My iguana's cage is covered with indoor/outdoor grassy carpet. He's learning to poo in the pool, but still does it on the grass sometimes. I take out the grass, spray it with the hose, use this stuff with it's built in scrubber, and poof! It's gone! I don't have to scrub, just use the brush so it gets in there. It works just as well on all his cage items. And I use it on new artificial plants before adding them to the tank. I am a repeat customer of this scrub and will be as long as I have Frankie. I should point out that it not only gets rid of the poo, but it also gets rid of any smells." —Kina

    Price: $8.99

    25. A scrubber cup that'll strip the mud from your mutt's paws before they track it all over your recently cleaned floors.

    Promising review: "This thing is great. It works for both dirty water/splattered kind of mud, and the thick stuff that is stuck between the toes. In fact it works really well for the thick stuff because the bristles get in between and scoop it out. It beats spending 10 minutes with three different rags and towels trying to get it all off." —Curt

    Price: $10.79+ (available in three sizes, six colors, and with or without a lid)

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

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