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    28 Pet Products From Amazon You’ll Probably Feel Smart For Investing In

    Robot laser pointers, treat-dispensing pet monitors, and other ingenious pet problem-solvers.

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    1. A Wi-Fi–enabled pet monitoring device that lets you watch, talk to, and send treats your cherished companion from an app on phone, which reviewers are happy they bought for all-the-time peace of mind.

    A screenshot using the device app

    It has a wide angle camera, night vision, and is compatible with Alexa. Monitoring, recording, feeding, and two-way communication are accessed from a branded app; for example, you can use the app to throw a treat by pushing a button.

    Promising review: "I love, love, LOVE this product! It took less than five minutes to set up; just download the app, create an account, connect it to your WiFi, and then you’re ready to see, hear, talk to, and give your fur babies treats. The product not only looks nice, but also the quality of the video and the microphone are amazing. The camera angle is wider than I expected, which is just another bonus. The photos, videos, talking, hearing are immediate and clear. There isn’t a second of delay or glitches. The treat container is bigger than I’d expect so I can give them more treats and not have to constantly refill the container. I’ve also put in a mix of sizes and types which have no issue being dispensed. I love seeing my pups’ joy talking to them and giving them treats. I would definitely recommend to everyone." —Kerry T

    Price: $129.99

    2. A bottle of Poop Off bird poop remover you spray can on soiled cages, upholstery, and carpet, then wipe clean to clear out droppings in a snap. You'll feel like a cleaning genius.

    Appreciate that warm glow of self-satisfaction. You earned it!

    Promising review: "I adopted a parrot recently and the cage she came with was filthy! The white bars of the cage were caked yellow with feces and food. I took the cage into the bathtub and sprayed it down with Poop Off and let sit for ten minutes. Next, rinsed the cage with hot water and it immediately looked brand new. I also tried this product on my parrot's sand perches, which were covered in waste. I sprayed Poop Off and let it sit for five minutes, rinsed it with hot water, 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: $14.19

    3. An Arm & Hammer sifting litter box that'll save you time and money because you'll end up using less litter and will able able to clean in a fraction of the time, compared to using a scoop. It pays for itself!

    A model sifts the litter box

    Promising review: "Cleaning the litter boxes was the worst thing on my chore list. It took a long time and I hated doing it. I have three cats and had six litter boxes for them. Every week I would use up a bag of litter and used to have to spend at least forty-five minutes scooping each box. Now it takes me just 15 minutes to clean five boxes and I only have to buy cat litter every three weeks. It was life-changing! I know they will always have a clean litter box which is important to me. I highly recommend this product and it is great if you have more than one litter box in your household." —Kimberly

    Price: $16.83

    4. A set of foldaway traction-padded plastic pet steps — which weigh only five pounds but can support pets up to 150 pounds — to help your fur babies make their way in and out of cars, beds, and couches without risking injury. Owners who want to cater to their pet's mobility needs agree this is a total game-changer.

    A dog climbs down from the couch using the steps

    Promising review: "I bought this for our 2-year-old cat Gus Gus. He has a form of arthritis that is hereditary. The joints in his hind legs got so swollen he could barely walk and could not get up on the couch, bed, or his favorite cat perch anymore. With these steps he is able to do all those things again. He took to them right away. They are extremely easy to set up. The back clicks into place and you're done. The steps also fold up into about six inches high so they can be stored anywhere and are perfect for travel. They are lightweight, but very stable. They're portable so moving from room to room is no problem. They are so perfect I purchased a second set of stairs so one could stay next to his cat perch at all times." —Bansheemay

    Price: $39.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    5. A styptic system with pain-relieving benzocaine that comes in a powder, pads, and gel swabs to quickly stop bleeding from minor cuts and nail trimming. You don't want to ever need it, but if you do, you'll feel smart for having it on hand.

    A container of the powder

    Promising review: "We have a dog who's terrified of having his nails clipped. We've accidentally clipped the quick twice now, which only makes him more terrified the next time. I love my fur baby and I can't stand to see him in pain. I'm so glad we had this Kwik Stop on hand both times — he was hurting and a lot of blood that comes out of one of those nails. We were able to get some powder on the nail almost immediately and you could literally see the pain leave the pupper's face as he visibly relaxed. I will ALWAYS have this on-hand when clipping any of our dogs." –Rowan8041

    Price: $4.12+ (available in three types and four sizes)

    6. A 6-liter smart pet feeder with app-controlled portion control, distribution alarms, and the ability to play a short recorded audio message during each mealtime that reviewers say is a wise addition to your pet's feeding routine if you need portion control or the ability to manage mealtime from out of the house.

    A cat eats out of the feeder

    It's suitable only for dry food pellets between 5 and 15 millimeters, and is programmable for up to 15 meals per day using the Pet Zero app for iOS/Android.

    Promising review: "This pet feeder makes it so easy for me to control my cat's food portions from anywhere. It was easy to setup. You can set meal sizes and times in the app and also record a message for as their food is coming out. The food container holds a large amount of food, so you shouldn’t have to refill it too often. It’s been really good so far for us." –K Carbo

    Price: $89.95

    7. A Niteangel silent hamster wheel so your small pet can run their little hearts out without keeping you up. It's a great investment in the well-being of everyone involved.

    Thor the hamster uses their wheel

    Promising review: Roborovski dwarf hamsters, at around two inches in size, can run on average six 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 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: $25.99+ (available in three sizes and nine colors)

    8. An olive oil-based paw butter that's pH balanced, smells like cookies (yum!), and is an inexpensive, effective way to heal dry and cracked paws with the first application. You'll be glad you tried it.

    Promising review: "One of my pupper's pads were getting really rough and worn from paved trails and city walks and this could be uncomfortable for them, especially as summer comes and pavement heats up. I was skeptical about any kind of balm as I figured that it would leave a mess on my floors or one/both dogs would just lick it off their feet. I've had no problems whatsoever, and after a single application, both dogs' pads are really soft and supple. Hopefully the dogs can feel the difference. I can surely see it and feel it. Also, the balm smells like oatmeal cookies, so bonus for that." —LRL

    Price: $7.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $7.59)

    9. A mat that traps kitty litter so you can vacuum it up from one spot instead of having to deal with it getting tracked all over the house, which is a smart idea worth it for the time saved alone.

    A litter box and kitten on the mat showing how the mat traps litter

    Promising review: "I love my two cats, but I hate the kitty litter that gets tracked all over my house. It’s just plain gross. I have been through a few mats of varying quality over the years — one of my cats is a scratcher, so I have been through quite a few. I had seen this brand of mat in one of the big stores for almost twice the cost, so I was happy to find it on Amazon for such a good price. From the moment I received this mat I could tell it was better quality. The mat is a perfect size and is thick and soft on my cats’ paws. The bottom also has some traction so it stays in place nicely. But true to its name, it really grips that kitty litter. The cat who's a scratcher also happens to be a kicker and this mat really does a nice job of catching all the litter. There seems to be a good balance of mesh and the grooves between the mesh — this is where the litter is caught. I just use a small vacuum about once a week and it cleans up perfectly. Plus, Gorilla Grip said that they would replace my mat for any reason, even if it was my cats' fault (that’s pretty amazing)." —Amazon customer

    Price: $15.99+ (available in five sizes and 12 colors)

    10. An around-the-neck fleece small animal carrier for pets up to 6 pounds that's an ingenious way for you and your hamster, guinea pig, chinchilla, puppy, or kitten to stay close when while you work from home and run errands.,

    This product is machine washable.

    Promising review: "I literally NEVER write Amazon reviews, but my guinea pig LOVES this thing! I was using an infinity scarf, but that worked more like a blanket and didn't give me the ability to walk around and do other things while holding him. Really glad I got it." —Amazon customer

    Price: $29.95 (available in 24 colors)

    11. A toothpaste to clean your canine's canines, molars, and incisors that's poultry-flavored so your pupper will actually enjoy using it. It's a smart, low-cost solution for doggos who don't like the vet or anyone who wants to improve their dog's oral hygiene themselves.

    A dog's teeth before and after a month of using the toothpaste. Before, large stains, after, mostly white

    The pics above are after a month of use!

    Promising review: "My dog goes wild for it. I can’t believe the difference it has made. My dog is a rescue and terrified/aggressive with the vet so I really didn’t want to put her through all that for a teeth cleaning and also the cost. Figured I’d give this a shot. I never thought in a million years my dog would let me do this but she enjoys it! Be patient." —JNC

    Price: $8.77 (or $8.33 with Subscribe & Save)

    12. And a set of dental scrapers for an easy investment in your pupper's oral health and wellness. Reviewers say they're easy to use even in the tiniest of pup mouths and do a fabulous job freeing mouths from tortuous tartar buildup.


    Promising review: "I purchased this tool to use on my dog. He was a bit nervous at first but once we got the flow of it, he relaxed and let me use the tools on his teeth. I like that each tool has two ends which gives you options. I broke it up into a few sessions to give his teeth and gums a rest. You can see the before/after pictures. I am very satisfied with this purchase." —Amazon customer

    Price: $5.99

    13. A best-selling hanging or free-standing cat scratcher in the shape of a cactus that's just adorable and that your cat would give two thumbs up, if they had thumbs. Just about everyone says their kitty started using it immediately, and it's a far less frustrating alternative to fixing your scratched up furniture, rugs, clothes, and carpets.

    A cat scratches the freestanding cactus scratching post

    Promising review: "First of all, it is just too darned cute! And second, my cat just took to scratching it within one minute of my putting it together! I cannot believe how much she loves it. Thank you so much for the best scratching post EVER!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $19.99+ (available in free-standing and hanging versions)

    14. An adorable bed with removable stuffing small animals just love and you'll be a fan of too, because it's not just cute — it's also designed for durability and easy cleaning.

    Guinea pigs in a cage with the crocodile mouth-shaped bed

    Promising review: "Bought this for our oldest pig's second birthday, but the youngest loves it so much we are already planning on getting one for his birthday! They both giggle when it's their turn to get in. It's very soft, and super easy to throw in the wash. I was worried since both love to nibble, but it has not been an issue. Now, their favorite time is right after bath, snuggled in with a piece of celery on Nanny's lap while their mom cleans their cage!" –NannyFakrus

    Price: $15.79+ (available in three sizes and 11 styles)

    15. A six-foot, tangle-resistant, extra-strong rope leash with a padded handle you'll thank yourself for buying, because now you can take your rapacious rascal for a romp without having to worry about chapped and blistered hands from their never-ending tugs.

    A person uses the leash while their dog pulls on it

    Promising review:"The strength and elasticity of this leash is great; we use it for our dog who is 115 pounds, so you can imagine the durability. The comfort and padding of the handle is great because now when the dog pulls we don’t feel any discomfort or burn in our hands. The quality of the rope is perfect because the rope is chew-proof and it hasn’t ripped or frayed. The hardware of the leash is sturdy and secure. The rope is easy to hold and doesn’t tangle during our dog walks, and it has just the right amount of stretch. We’ve enjoyed this leash so much; it has made our dog walks a lot simpler." —Angelica

    Price: $12.89+ (available in seven colors)

    16. An outdoor cat house that'll make you feel like a cat expert, because you finally figured out a way to give your free-range feline friends a safe place to relax and recharge.

    A feral cat asleep in the the house on a cold day

    Promising review: "I've had the product for about one month now, and it is a quality product. It took a lot of waiting for the cat to use it, but it did for the first time today when we had a light snow. Most of the snow is melted in the photo, but they curled up in a ball and slept for over three hours inside of it after I took this photo. It's worth every penny if it affords it even a day's rest. No doubt that it will house them well through the rest of the winter. Thanks to another buyer, I followed the recommendation that I leave off the front door." —Ann

    Price: $94.26+ (available in four colors)

    17. And heated dog bed for your indoor fur babies, because even though you love to cuddle too, you'll be so relieved once you get your bed to yourself again.

    Beagles use the heated bed

    The heating element is removable.

    Promising review: "These beds were a hit right out of the box! I have two beagles and they love snuggling at night. The problem is that they were taking over my bed and I found my space shrinking more and more every night. So, I began training my dogs to sleep on their own beds, but they would refuse. They destroyed so many beds I can't even count them. Then I found these electric beds and voila! My dogs loved them immediately. Just look at the picture! Those are two happy beagles. Because these beds are warm, my dogs love snuggling in them and it made the transition from my bed to their beds a breeze." —Juliana

    Price: $56.99+ (available in two sizes and in two different types of packaging)

    18. A machine washable couch cover that is positively pee-proof, ischeaper than an upholstery cleaner, and will make you feel pleasantly smug after your baby has an accident on your favorite piece of furniture and your only clean-up is to toss this in the washer.

    Dogs rest on a couch covered with this product, in blue

    Promising review: "These covers are not beautiful, but they are more attractive than a sofa stained with puppy pee, so WE'LL TAKE IT. Our puppy straight up peed on these covers, I mean a full bladder's worth, and our upholstery was safe. Washed the cover (X-O is our anti-pee secret) and popped it right back on. Holds up surprisingly well in the dryer! Don't adopt a puppy without these, if you want your couches to survive!" —Emily

    Price: $24.99+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors)

    19. A nontoxic, nonflammable, alcohol-free, eco-friendly, essential oil based odor-neutralizing concentrate to thoroughly de-funk your stuff and spaces that works by bonding with malodorous molecules and chemically stripping them of their smelly powers. It's a no-brainer for anyone who's tried everything, and definitely money well-spent.

    The cleaner, in the one gallon size

    Promising review: "I am a mobile dog groomer. I own a tiny grooming trailer. I bought it from someone else so there was always kind of a funk about it. I've use bleach, and all sorts of other products but with no results. It would just smell better for a short period of time. When the trailer was locked up and not in use the heat from outside would bring all of those funky odors right back. I bought this product. I saturated the whole unit and stayed inside. After about five minutes there was a strange foul odor. I've come to the realization that the product was neutralizing the odor, probably changing the molecular structure at its core. I sprayed the unit one more time and after that no more smell. I closed up the unit came in the next day. No more funk. I think this product is amazing. I will continue to use it. Thank you so much!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $23.99+ (available in two sizes, also available in a smaller spray bottle here)

    20. A chicken xylophone that's top-rated because it's a canny and inexpensive way to get your clucking chums to stop pecking at each other.

    The xylophone hanging in a chicken coop

    Promising review: "It's bright and colorful and the chickens peck at it instead of each other. They love it!" —Mrs.Gandy

    Price: $8.99+ (available in three colors)

    21. An airtight food storage system reviewers call the best investment they've made, to keep your pet's chow safe from pests, mold, and companions who like to get into the kibble when they're not supposed to.

    A dog next to the Vault

    Promising review: "This is one of the best investments that I've made. It keeps the dog's food fresh and contained. We keep it in the closet and there is zero dog food smell. We even recently had ants in our apartment and although they were all over the dog's food bowl, there were no ants near this container. It really is air-tight. It's great if you move a lot like we do. I just throw the whole thing in the trunk and that's one less thing I need to worry about. Will be buying one for the cat's food as well." —Jimmy

    Price: $35.95

    22. An all-terrain stroller for pets up to 60 pounds to take your pal for a walk even when they can't walk on their own. It's a bit of a splurge, but reviewers say it's a wise choice over cheaper alternatives because it's sturdy, lasts a while, and is easy to maneuver in snow, mud, and on rough surfaces.

    A dog in the stroller

    Promising review: "My girl loves to go for walks but she can't walk far before her knee gives out. My dilemma was whether leave her at home while I take my other dog out, or get this stroller. I'm so glad I did. My girl was hesitant at first but loves it now. It's really easy to push. It folds up flat, the wheels go on and off very easily and it's nice and sturdy. My girl is a mini bull terrier, weights thirty-five pounds, and she fits well in the small stroller. We walk on the riverbank and it does really well in the dirt. My girl can walk for a while and pops in the stroller when she needs a break." —O-zone

    Price: $199.99 (available in two colors)

    23. A topical analgesic that works immediately, because finding something that helps relieve your horse from pain is priceless — and humans say it works for them, too.

    The gel

    Of course, this shouldn't be used as a substitute for veterinary care for your horse when their legs are bothering them!

    Promising review: "I had bought a bottle for my mare and hadn't taken it to the barn yet when I injured my back again. The pain meds weren't doing anything for me and I had ran out of my pain relief lotions like Ben-Gay or pads like Salonpas. This provided literally instant relief and works so much better than anything else I've tried. Definitely keeping a bottle around for myself from now on." —Amazon customer

    Price: $12.95

    24. A bird cage cover, because any way to get yourself and your feathered friend a good night's sleep is a great investment.

    Promising review: "This cage cover had been a great investment! My conure was loud every morning and I work an odd shift — he doesn't let me sleep. I finally broke down and bought this cover, and OMG I can't believe I took me so long to help myself! He stays quiet as long as this thing is on his cage. I get my rest and he seems happier because I think he's getting better rest as well. Don't wait longer, invest in this cover and get some peace in your house." —Mikeb79

    Price: $23.54

    25. A medicated anti-fungal, anti-yeast, anti-bacterial spray that painlessly and effectively resolves yeast infections, hot spots, paw licking, allergies, and acne, that reviewers say works wonders on hard-to-treat problems, bringing relief to you and your furry friend.

    A dog before and after the spray. Before, patchy bald spots, after, coat looking smooth

    The reviewer above got these results after two months of daily use! Again, remember this isn't a replacement for veterinary care.

    Promising review: "One application and day later I see better results than vet-prescribed meds. My cat Gandalf was in bad condition when we adopted him because he had a severe skin yeast infection. I tried this in a last ditch effort to help him and, WOW, one day later and finally my poor boy isn't constantly licking or scratching until he bleeds. He isn't licking at all!! His open wounds are finally scabbing and he finally has relief. Thank you so much for making this product." —Joshua and Michelle

    Price: $15.95

    26. An automated laser pointer that turns itself on throughout the day, because 25 bucks is a small price to pay for your dog or cat to be endlessly entertained instead of tearing up your furniture because you're out of the house and they're bored.

    Two cats entertained by the laser pointer, placed on the floor

    It'll come on automatically for fifteen minutes every hour and a half!

    Promising review: "My kittens love this thing, as do I! I was hoping this would be a great way for them to burn off their energy on the floor of our home. In other words, not accidentally claw our leather couches because they’re hopping and running all over over them. One of the best features of this laser specifically is that it automatically comes on. Every other single cat laser I looked at had to be manually pressed to activate. What about the hours you spend away from home with no one to press the button? That’d be a lot of play time missed out on, or more likely or made up for with my couches. It’s fantastic! Love this cat laser and highly recommend because of its automatic activation!" —Gutierrez Family

    Price: $25

    27. A pair of studded rubber grooming gloves that strip dandruff and shedding fur like nothing else, and are a smart prevention strategy to avoid hairballs and other messes.

    A demonstration of the cat hair the gloves can remove and how easy it is to get the hair off the gloves

    Promising review: "Come summer time, we have two cats struggling with hairballs from all the excessive hair. Both of the cats are very snuggly and love getting pets, scratches, and belly rubs; I surmised that perhaps the only reason they didn't like being brushed was because the motion didn't feel natural to how I normally love on them. The logical solution was to try a gloved brush. To my relief, both cats have responded positively. The tortie actually laid down to let me brush her, hence the larger amount of collected hair." —AS

    Price: $24.99 (available in five sizes and five colors)

    28. And a Bissell handheld vacuum, which packs serious hair removal power and is an ingenious investment for any pet owner who loves their fur baby but isn't a huge fan of seeing that fur left behind on everything they own.

    Promising review: "I've seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, because 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 and 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 with and without a filter)

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