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    25 Pet Products On Amazon Reviewers Have Literally Called “Genius”

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    1. A portable paw washer so you can keep those paws squeaky clean after a long day of rolling around in dirt and mud in the yard and not have to worry about them getting your new shag rug dirty.

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    Promising review: "Whoever came up with these things is a genius! We can now let our dog out into the backyard, which tends to get muddy after a rain, knowing that we don't have to worry about the dog tracking mud into the house. The 'bristles' are a very soft, flexible silicone or rubber material." —Amazon customer

    Price: $13.83 (available in sizes S-L and six colors)

    2. A seatbelt tether to keep your pup secure when you're driving them to their favorite place in the world: that one spot that gives them puppacinos.

    A dog tethered to a car seat
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    Promising review: "This is genius! Clip one end to the harness and the other to the seat belt. Done. I have two large dogs: The puppy likes to sit when she rides and this helps keep her safe; The old man gets the zoomies every time the car stops and this helps keep me and the puppy and everyone else on the road safe." —Roger

    Price: $13.49 (available in three styles and two colors)

    3. A Thundershirt jacket that will add moderate compression on your doggo's body, providing them a sense of safety and comfort, reducing their anxiety during scary times — like thunderstorms and fireworks.

    A dog sleeping in a Thundershirt
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    Promising review: "This jacket works. Completely calms him down during thunderstorms, fireworks, and gunshots. When a storm starts and I put the jacket on him within five minutes he’s calm. In about 30 minutes he can’t keep his eyes open. Whoever invented this is a genius!" —Paula Hammel

    Price: $39.95+ (available in sizes 2XS-2XL and two colors)

    4. A portable water bottle because have you ever tried to give a dog water from a regular water bottle? It's practically impossible. With this one, you can just press a button and it will release water into the bowl! Easy peasy!

    A dog drinking from a blue portable water bottle
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    Promising review: "This is a genius product. I have a small, skittish dog who refuses to drink out of dog fountains. This bottle is perfect. It is small enough to fit in my purse, doesn’t leak, and best of all, my pup loves it. I also can throw it in my car for long drives and it’s easy to give her a drink. No worrying about a cup or bowl spilling everywhere." —KLB

    Price: $18.96 (available in two sizes and two colors)

    5. A Chom-Chom roller to gather up pet hair from basically anywhere in your home. No really. Couches, clothes, bedding, cat towers, rugs — you name it. The best part? It has a little compartment that stores the fur for easy cleaning!

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    Promising review: "I have had many different pet hair rollers and this beats everything hands-down. The compartment that traps the hair is genius. With many pet hair removal tools the hair sort of flies in the air a little, you have handfuls, or have to clean the brush on something....this baby traps the fur in a little compartment that is easy to empty. I sent links to this product to lots of my friends who are owned by cats and told them it will be life-changing." —DLB

    Price: $24.95

    6. A cord protector that'll keep your sneaky fur baby from nibbling on all of your cables around the house. If they even dare ruin my New Girl time...

    A cord protector over cables
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    Promising review: "Genius! I needed a whole bunch of these to put on every cord in my house. My rabbit destroys cords for fun and this product has saved my television and all cords behind it!" —Jessica

    Price: $9.99+ (available in 14 sizes and three colors)

    7. A ball launcher because let's face it, you probably can't throw their ball far enough for your speedy baby and your arms are getting tired.

    A person is holding a ball launcher while a dog stares at the ball
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    Promising review: "This is such a genius invention. I'm so happy I don't have to touch my dog's slimy tennis balls anymore, it's so gross. My arm was getting so worn out from trying to throw my dog's ball as far as I could but this thing allows me to chuck the ball all the way to the other side of the park, it's fantastic! My dog has never been more worn out in such a short amount of time, it's so helpful when I don't have time to take her for a long walk to get out her energy. Super happy with this product." —Kristi Merrel

    Price: $8.69

    8. A classic Kong toy, which is basically a right of passage for every dog owner to buy one of these. Smear some peanut butter inside it or their favorite treats and they'll be busy for hours.

    A dog chewing a blue Kong toy
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    Promising review: "I love these things. Whoever designed them is a genius. Not only is the rubber fabulous to chew, but the eccentric shape also produces totally unpredictable bounces, including outright reversals of direction. My dog and I could not be happier, though we occasionally fight about whose turn it is. We both adore the flavor, too." —Amazon customer

    Price: $7.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL)

    9. An indoor home camera so you can keep an eye on your fur baby when you leave the house. Now we can finally see why the trash can is flipped over even though they *swear* it wasn't them. We got you now, Sprinkles.

    A cat staring at a camera
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    Promising review: "Absolutely genius. Very well designed product. I have used several and I couldn't be more pleased." —Davidbrown

    Price: $25.98+ (available in three styles)

    10. An automatic laser pointer that will automatically turn on every three hours for 15 minutes so you don't have to worry about entertaining your cats when you're trying to WFH.

    A cat playing with a laser pointer
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    Promising review: "This might be the best thing I’ve ever bought. Our cat loves laser light and our handheld one broke recently. I found this and thought how genius if it works! Well it does and our cat LOVES it. He’s getting so much more exercise since we can turn it on and walk away. You can also use it manually. If you have a cat who needs to move more I recommend this highly!" —Discoyoga

    Price: $25

    11. A hidden litter box because if you own a cat, you know how unsightly litter boxes are. Like...it's a sandbox with poop in it. At least with this one, you can pretend your cat isn't pooping in front of you.

    A white hidden litter box planter
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    Promising review: "Then I found this fantastic solution, someone made a litterbox look like a potted palm fern! YOU GENIUS! This arrived in two halves that you have to look at carefully to slide together, the top rim fits into the slot around the bottom half. Then you put a thin foam piece down first on the top and then stick the palm into the top, it's one piece and you adjust the fronds. And the final bit is a baggie of shredded raffia for a nice grass mulch look. The cat loves it. It's big enough for my Maine Coon. And I face the entrance away from me, so all I see when I'm in the bathroom now is a potted plant. It's the best litter box on the planet!" —THX1138

    Price: $64.99

    12. A pooper scooper to make pick-ups more comfortable for you while your pup gets those "after-poop zoomies." If you know, you know.

    The pooper scooper
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    Promising review: "I can't stop recommending this to my dog owner friends. This thing is so genius, who wants to have to clean out the scoop after you just cleaned your yard??? No one. Fits a regular grocery bag perfectly, and I haven't had one mess to clean up in or outside of it. The rake grabs poop perfectly out of grass and into the bucket." —Sara

    Price: $18.99+ (available in two styles)

    13. A cat scratcher that doubles as a lounger for your feline buddy to have a place to chill *and* a place to sharpen their nails. It's a win-win!

    Two cats lounging on two cat scratchers put together
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    Promising review: "This is the best purchase I’ve ever made for my cats; so much so, I’m on my third one (over six years). Unlike many other toys, scratchers, etc, that get purchased and never used, this item is a favorite among both my cats. It’s a toy, it’s a lounger, it’s a scratching post - it’s the best! My cats scratch up a storm, and it takes a lot for it to even start to look worn - and when it does, I turn it over! There’s another side! Genius! Both cats LOVED to lay in the inner circles when they were kittens, it’s almost sad that they couldn’t do it anymore once they got bigger. But now they lounge side-by-side, it’s just adorable." —Diana Lamonte

    Price: $49.95 (available in two colors)

    14. A litter genie to save your nostrils from the wrath of cat pee. We know it. We hate it. Heck, even your cat hates it.

    The litter genie next to a litter box
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    Promising review: "This is a simple, yet genius, product. Scooping into grocery store bags was always a hassle because those bags inevitably have small holes, leaking litter everywhere. Plus, if you are scooping daily, it feels like a waste of a bag every day. The litter genie is relatively small and easy to store, easy to use, and traps smell very impressively." —Julia

    Price: $17.99

    15. A quick-drying towel with pockets that allow you to dry your pupparoni eight times faster than a regular cotton towel or blow-dryer. That means more time for cuddles!

    A dog in a microfiber towel with pockets
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    Promising review: "THIS IS THE ONLY TOWEL YOU WILL EVER NEED FOR YOUR FUR BABIES!!!!! The design is genius and of superior quality. My dogs love to get their rubdowns with this every time they come in from the wet outdoors! Goes perfectly with the MudBuster paw wash cups!" —Kandi R. OBrien

    Price: $19.90

    16. A pack of two treat mats to keep your pup distracted while you're bathing them, grooming them, or even at the vet. Just smear it with peanut butter and they'll be so entranced by the irresistible peanut butter fumes to even notice you've been clipping their nails.

    A dog licking peanut butter off a mat
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    Promising review: "I have a 3-year-old yellow lab who often acts like a 5-year-old kid. I spread peanut butter on one of these mats and it calms him down. I also purchased a set for my mom's Cavalier King Charles spaniel who has separation anxiety whenever she leaves the house. This has been a great help to her, as well. Genius idea!" —ARP616

    Price: $14.79 (available in five colors)

    17. A pair of grooming gloves because if you're going to bother them with pets, at least be productive about it. *flips floppy ear*

    The grooming gloves with fur on it
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    Promising review: "These are awesome!! They get the hair off our dogs while giving them a nice scratch at the same time! They are really sturdy and washable, whoever designed these is a genius! We love them!!" —Tim and Amy Jo

    Price: $13.99

    18. A bathing tool so you can wash your dog with ease after a fun (and messy!) day frolicking in the yard. Did they need to roll around in the one pile of mud? Yes, yes they did. Don't question it.

    A person is bathing a dog with a shower attachment
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    Promising review: "I just received this yesterday and was so excited to use it. I have five dogs under 20 pounds so I chose the one with the longest hair (a terrier mix who hates baths). I hooked it to the utility sink in seconds and no leaks. This thing is genius! It wets and rinses very fast without water spraying everywhere. It cleans great, massages, and takes out the loose hair. Just a touch of a finger to stop water flow to lather my dog. It appears to be well made but if it breaks in a year I will buy another one! Best money I have ever spent on my dogs. It cuts bath time in half with no mess." —Susan Wren

    Price: $24.95+ (available in two styles)

    19. A training pouch that'll make it so much easier to carry their treats around when they're in training mode. Oooor you can even carry your own treats. Pft.

    The training pouch
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    Promising review: "A great multi-purpose pouch. I love that it has a strap to wrap around my waist so I don't have to clip it to anything. It has a great pocket for my phone when I got out on walks and the poop bag pocket in the bag is genius!" —Margot

    Price: $15.95

    20. A pack of dog poop bags to satisfy your dog's favorite pastime: watching you clean up their poop. "Ahh, yes. Clean my poo. Yes, everyone's watching you. You gotta do it." —Simon, your Maltese.

    A poop bag dispenser with bags attached to a dog's leash
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    Promising review: "Love that I can always tell which end to open by looking at the cute doggy Logo. Cannot begin to explain how much time I have wasted trying to open the wrong end of a plain bag. Problem solved with these bags...I just make sure the cute dog is facing up and ears towards the opening end. Genius! I also love the scent. It is just a perfect amount to smell good without being over the top perfume smell." —J.O

    Price: $6.99+ (available in two sizes and two styles)

    21. A retractable feather wand that'll unleash the ~inner tiger~ in your cat. Yes, even Mr. Tinkles has a wild side...somewhere in there.

    A cat playing with a feather wand
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    Promising review: "Whoever thought of using fishing line to attach the wand and the cat toy was a GENIUS!!! Ten stars! I’ve bought other similar cat toys from amazon over the years that used thick string. My cats tore through that string within seconds of playtime! They are still trying to chew through the string on this toy I have now. Excellent toy you produced!!!" —Kristopher Jones

    Price: $9.98

    22. A dog doorbell so your highness can announce when they have to be relieved. "Mm yes, peasant. I am ready for my tinkle time."

    A dog pulling on a doorbell
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    Promising review: "After two weeks our dog uses it to tell us he wants outside or he needs more water in the bowl. Genius idea!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $10.99+ (available in two colors)

    23. A treat-dispensing toy to keep your pup entertained and busy while also getting some much-needed mental and physical stimulation while you're hard at work!

    A dog playing with a treat-dispensing toy
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    Promising review: "I used to feed my 5-month-old golden retriever using Kong treat toys to slow him down, but kong was a bit too easy for him. I bought a large size of Bob-a-lot to feed him and I put 1.5 cups of kibbles in it (worth mentioning that it’s so easy to put kibbles in). My puppy loves playing with it and eating kibbles this way. Good mental and physical stimulations for him. Whoever invented this toy is really a genius! Thank you!" —Amazon customer

    Price: $14.49+ (available in two sizes)

    24. A tiered cat toy that allows your kitty to bat the balls around without them falling out and getting lost under the couch.

    A cat playing with a tiered cat tracks toy
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    Promising review: "My cats really love this toy! I have four cats and two of them are kind of lazy girls but all of them get in on the action with this toy. One time was upside down and they were still playing with it. There are a lot of cat toys out there but this is a definite winner even for lazy older cats. I will be buying another one because I have one of my cats that likes to hog it! Whoever thought of this is genius and knows cats well. It's very well made too." —Lib74

    Price: $10.98

    25. A pet hair removal broom to make your jaw drop when you see just how much hair your little rascal has been shedding into the grasps of your rug's fibers. There is a rake side and a squeegee side which both effectively do the deed.

    A pile of fur from a carpet next to a pet hair removal broom
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    Promising review: "This is a genius invention with a rubbery broom that catches everything! Today I didn't think the floor really needed to be swept, but the Furemover proved me wrong–I ended up with a big tumbleweed of dog hair and my hair and who knows what else? The handle telescopes far longer than I need (I'm 5'8") but the telescoping comes in handy when sweeping under the couch or other out-of-the-way places. This is a game-changer if you have a lot of fur or hair in your home. You must try this, I am so happy with this purchase!" —Frannie

    Price: $12.44

    You, realizing how genius these products really are.

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