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    29 Pet Products That'll Make You Think “How Did I Not Try This Sooner”

    Your future self is gonna feel so smug about these Stomp N' Go stain removing pads.

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    1. A pair of adjustable-width doggie leggings in prints from plain to razzle-dazzle, which'll keep your pupper's steppers free from mud, ice, salt, sand, and other debris that might irritate their darling paws. They're way easier to wear than booties, but you get that, since you ditched jeans for leggings a long time ago yourself.

    A dog wears the leggings in polka dot
    Walkee

    The legs have an elastic band near the knee that you can adjust for just the right fit.

    Promising review: "I love the Walkee Paws. Unlike the other type of dog boots, these stay on her tiny feet. My little girl never liked walking in the rain or snow. The first time I put them on her inside the house, she was hesitant to walk but with a little coaxing she walked off the rug onto the wooden floor. When she realized that she didn't slip, she started running back and forth in the house. Now she loves walking in the snow and water puddles. Thank you Walkee Paws!" —Cyntia C.

    Get it from Walkee for $36.99+ (available in four sizes and eight colors)

    2. A chinchilla-safe fleece Chinnie-Buddie for your pocket pet to snuggle with in case they get lonely. Reviewers say chinchillas who've recently lost a cage-mate get cozy with them real quick.

    A chinchilla with their Chinni-Buddie
    ChinChic

    Promising review: "After Mincci passed away, Ponyo had no one to cuddle with. Within the first minute of placing her new friend in her cage, she curled up and slept. Ponyo is so much happier having a friend to cuddle with! Very well-made product and the shipping was pleasantly quick given the current circumstances! Cannot wait to purchase more! Thank you so much!" —Chiara White

    Get it from ChinChic on Etsy for $14.40 (available in eight color options)

    They also come in a smaller size, here.

    3. A package of pet wipes perfect for anyone concerned about their fur baby's smelly butt, no matter what the cause. Reviewers uses them for dogs and cats, for glands, bathroom issues, and to prevent infections. And, great news, they're thick enough that you don't have to worry about your fingers ripping through while you're using them.

    The wipes
    PetSmart

    We used to keep them on-hand for our little pup, who as she got older had chronic pain in her glands and these would bring her some quick relief.

    Promising review: "I have used these on my very young kitten who continued to smell after being cleaned once he used the litter box. Once I used these wipes he doesn't smell at all afterwards and they are soft so they don't irritate his skin. They are also very thick so they last a long time and protect your hand." —Brooke12345

    Get a pack of 75 from PetSmart for $12.99 (originally $15.99).

    4. A hound couture pet puffer coat so y'all can match the next time you wear your North Face Nuptse jacket.

    The coat, in black
    Very Important Puppers

    Like the coat Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid made famous last winter, it's got long-sleeved quilted nylon, a stand collar, zip closure, and rib-knit cuffs. Unlike the human version, however, this one comes with leash opening on the back. (I'll be the first to let you know when they make a human version that does the same, don't worry.)

    Get it from Very Important Puppers for $337 (available in five sizes).

    5. A silicone pet feeding mat that stays put, catches any spillovers, and is totally water- and stain-proof.

    A pet eats from a bowl on the mat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Our dog is a discerning eater who likes to take food out of his bowl, set it aside and inspect it prior to chowing down. The rim of this mat is raised so it contains the run-away kibble and other food additions inside the mat. It's not very big so be sure to check out the dimensions before you buy but it works well and is very easy to clean." —RSM

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes and eight colors)

    6. A 4-inch cake specially formulated for horses, donkeys, goats, and mini-pigs, so you can celebrate your ungulate's birthday in style.

    A donkey eats a cake
    NuttyMuttCakes

    Ingredients: oats, all purpose flour, fresh apples, fresh carrots, honey, molasses, baking powder, eggs, mint coating. It needs to be kept refrigerated and should be eaten at room temperature (so it's nice and soft!) within two days of receipt.

    The folks that make this specialize in dog cakes, but wanted to spread the love. Reviewers are keen to let you know this one's dog-safe, too.

    Promising review: "Amazing customer service, extremely fast shipping and such an amazing cake for my horse! Not only did the horses love the cake but so did the dog! Highly recommend." —Cheryl Mitchell

    Get it from NuttyMuttBakery for $17+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    7. An unscented FDA-compliant sunscreen spray for dogs and horses that's nongreasy, 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
    amazon.com

    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." —AE Close

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    8. A booster seat for your little buddy so they can stay safely strapped-in while you're on the road.

    A small dog uses the gray booster seat in the back seat of an SUV
    Petco

    We bought this one for our darling chihuahua to keep her safe in stop-and-go traffic, or to keep our takeout safe from her. Obviously only one of those things is something that truly concerned us (her safety), but I'm pleased to report it worked great for both purposes anyway.

    Promising review: "It's perfect. Ordered a second one for my other pup. Pups are small. I wanted a seat with height but enough depth that they had some protection from quick stops. This works perfectly. It's also easy to wipe down, very easy to loop the seat belts through the back buckles to secure and the front pocket is the full length of the seat and holds plenty of miscellaneous stuff for the pups." —Anonymous

    Get it from Petco for $69.99.

    9. A set of fur-lined pet steps made with cats in mind. They're extra soft, make it easier for mobility-challenged felines to get back up on their favorite chairs, beds, and windowsills, and they also make an excellent perch all themselves.

    A cat uses the steps
    Chewy

    Promising review: "Purchased this for my 14-year-old girl, who started having some joint issues (you know, because she's old). Her favorite place is the bed, which is pretty high, and she was having a lot of troubles getting up there; she was looking like Cliffhanger climbing the sheets with her claws. After we bought this and stuck it at the end of the bed, she fought us for a few weeks on using it — absolutely refused to use it (because, you know, she's old and stubborn and set in her ways). Eventually she caught on to their purpose because the kitten and other cat started using it and we snuck a peek at her using it, and now she refuses to get on or off the bed without her steps! These have helped her legs and joints tremendously by keeping from jumping, and I'm getting ready to buy a second set so she can get back into our bay window again!" —Courtney

    Get it from Chewy for $40.99.

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

    amazon.com

    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!"—Sunny Banks

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59 or Subscribe & Save for $5.31.

    11. A skin rescue lotion for allergies, dermatitis, dry or scaly skin, and yeast problems. Reviewers rave over amazing results.

    The progression of a dog's hair regrowth while using the product
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A CozyChic chenille dog sweater so your pup finally can partake the same luxe comfort enjoyed by Oprah and the Kardashians.

    A dog enjoys its pink sweater
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Expensive... yes. Worth it, heck yes. We have a collection of coats, jackets, you name it. This one is real nice. Soft, warm. It isn't too short to cover her back side either, it goes to her tail. My Chihuahua loves it." —Bernymc

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in six sizes and six colors).

    13. A flannel mini-pig harness reviewers rave over because it's actually meant to fit a pig and not a small dog.

    Black mini-pigs wear the harnesses made of blue flannel decorated with butterflies
    piggear

    Frustrated piggy-parents rejoice: it's adjustable AND can be custom-tailored.

    Promising review: "So far so good. They are soft and comfortable. They fit my pigs correctly, and even though my girls aren't used to harnesses yet, they were super easy to put on. When I was using dog harnesses on them, they were running around all over the place every time I tried to put them on. With these, I was able to put on and adjust while they were grazing with little effort. They also look so pretty!" —IvyRose

    Get it from piggear on Etsy for $25+ (available in five sizes, with or without a matching leash).

    14. A doggie DNA test that'll identify your pet's breed and genetic health markers. It's particularly popular with folks who adopt or rescue and want more insight how to best care for their new family member.

    A person looks at the results from the test on their phone while the dog waits in their lap
    Target

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. The directions were extremely clear and the swab was easy to use. I was also emailed every step of the way (when the swab was received, when results were processing, and once the information was ready). The information provided about the research, her health and traits report, her breed results, her relatives were extremely valuable and informative. I learned A LOT! Most importantly, you can email or print all of this information for your veterinarian. It was also really cool seeing the family tree all the way back to great grandparents, and other dogs that have a similar genetic makeup as my baby! I have seen some results from other dog DNA tests and they are certainly not as through as Embark's testing. You get to learn the science behind the genetic makeup of your dog and why he or she looks a certain way. It's so interesting! MONEY WELL SPENT!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Target for $149 (originally $199.99).

    15. A true wonder from Bissel that's a carpet cleaner for pet spots and a pet bath so the next time your dog eats too fast and you find their food regurgitated all over themselves and the carpet, you'll only need one machine for the clean-up job.

    A reviewer uses the machine to clean their dog
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We used the Barksbath I, so when we heard about the Barksbath II we were more than excited to try it out. We have a 130-pounder named Turk he is prone to upset stomach and will throw up. As with the first Barksbath, this worked great to clean and dry our dog with no problems, and 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, I was paralyzed as a Police Detective and need a way that I can give my service dog a good shampoo it helps build and maintain our bond. I think you will like this unit as it does what it says and help out in a big way." —Kenneth Driscoll

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    16. A chicken xylophone because they'll peck at *it* instead of *each other.*

    A chicken and a xylophone
    Amazon

    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." —Kathy Fox

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A small animal litter box with a removable grate for easy cleaning, that comes with scoop and a clip that's super-handy for the next time your rascally fella tries to tip the assembly over. Reviewers say concentrating all their rabbits' poop in one easy-clean spot helps them save a whole bunch on hay and litter.

    A rabbit uses their litter box
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this. Didn’t think my rabbit would fit but he does perfectly. If you turn the grid around and put it on backwards it is deeper and has more room for litter and poop. Also I put this with hay so he can eat the hay while he does his business. I am saving so much money on litter and hay. Much easier clean up too." —Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors).

    18. An electric water fountain because your kitty likes running water and *that's* why they keep making out with all your faucets.

    A cat drinks from the fountain
    Cat In the House / PetSmart

    Mystery solved.

    It's powered by USB and has a clear window so you can see how much water is left.

    Promising review: "Our cat would want to drink from the bathtub faucet whenever opportunity presented itself, so much that we noticed she wasn't drinking from her water dish as often. We wanted to find a small, dependable cat fountain that would mimic trickling water to encourage her to drink more water, and stop her from wanting to drink from the bathtub faucet. The fountain was very easy to assemble, holds a good amount of water (which provides enough weight to prevent the fountain from being tipped over), the pump is super-quiet and has a built-in flow regulator, and the fountain design provides three different water flow options depending whether or not you uses the removable flower accessory/flower cap. Our cat only drinks from her water fountain now, (thank goodness!), and her water intake has increased!" —Cat In the House

    Get it from PetSmart for $26.99.

    19. A tent to take your lil' buddy outside without worrying about them getting attacked or scampering off.

    A bearded dragon in the tent on a lawn while a person does some archery
    amazon.com

    My darling mother lives in coyote and mountain lion country, and bought one of these to give her doxies a safe place to hang out in the backward at night.

    Promising review: "We bought this tent for my son's bearded dragon. They like to hangout outside, but our dragon likes to wander, so we needed something to keep him enclosed, while still letting him see things to keep up with the world around him. It's a great size, and the folding is awesome since we just tuck it away on the side of his tank when not in use. Zipper works well, and seems very sturdy. Perfect buy for what we needed! And, I super love the color!! It matches out little guy, Spyro, quite nicely." —JMM

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    20. A truly-silent plastic bucket wheel designed for hedgehogs, Syrian dwarf hamsters, and other little buddies who like to run all night long, so you can get some much-needed sleep. Reviewers say their pets love using them, and say that the smooth surface makes them extra-easy to clean. The extra parts they come with are a nice bonus, too.

    The wheel in light blue
    CarolinaStorm

    Promising review: "My baby hedgehog was struggling on my old store bought bucket wheel, partly because of the tilt and partly because of the treads. I am so glad I upgraded! It’s a breeze to clean, spins so silently, and fits nicely into my cage set up. It was deeper than I imagined, which is truly not a downside at all as my uncoordinated baby hedgehog doesn’t tumble out nearly as much as she did before." —Alyssa Ecklund

    Get it from CarolinaStorm on Etsy for $21.99 (available in two colors).

    21. A heated outdoor cat house that comes together in a flash with Velcro, because outdoor kitties need to be cozy too. Folks who care for feral felines say it gives their free-range baby a warm place to relax when they need it.

    A cat in the house in the snow
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We kept this in our backyard for two months while we waiting for a cat rescue shelter to have room to take our little stray kitty who showed up skinny and hungry one day. He took to the house immediately and even became very protective of it. It warmed up nicely inside and he spent many cold nights inside staying warm. Very warm inside on the surface of the heating pad and through a blanket. Highly recommend this!" —Bspenard

    Get it from Amazon for $68.96.

    22. A no-waste gravity-fed poultry feeder that'll save your money by keeping your feed from spilling all over the ground.

    The feeder
    AutoFillAutomatic

    Promising review: "This bucket works great for my eight two-month-old chickens. I filled it up and put it in their coop. I checked the bucket every day and at first I thought my chickens weren't eating out of it because not much food was missing. With the standard chicken feeders I had to refill them twice a day and there was waste everywhere. NOT with this bucket! I watched and my girls eat out of it regularly without a problem. It's design is saving so much feed!" —Jennie Kaminski

    Get it from AutoFillAutomatic on Etsy for $51.98.

    23. A soap-free pet shampoo from the body care geniuses at Kiehl's so your pet can get flowing locks as Insta-worthy as your own well-cared-for head-pelt. Like all Kiehl's products, it's thoughtfully formulated to avoid skin irritation and yields incredible results.

    A bottle of the shampoo
    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "We have tried all sorts of shampoos but this one in particular keeps my Finn’s coat soft and shiny and flowing." —Mighty Fine Finn

    Get it from Nordstrom for $25.

    24. An organic snout soother balm which'll clear up your doggo's crusties, flakies, crackles, and other nose-related issues.

    A dog's nose before and after using the product
    amazon.com

    As someone with allergies myself, I appreciate they've found a way to help out seasonal maladies for canines too.

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ or Subscribe & Save for $6.60+.

    25. A one-and-done 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87+ or Subscribe & Save for $4.63+ (available in seven sizes).

    26. 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 throwing them up all over your upholstered chairs.

    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 or Subscribe & Save for $23.74.

    27. 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.

    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

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

    amazon.com

    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. I searched the web for something that was not a vacuum for hair removal and found this. I am not disappointed!" —Jennifer Glicker

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in two sizes).

    29. 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
    amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in two quantities and two colors).

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