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    28 Things From Amazon That Are Clever Solutions To Everyday Pet Problems

    You got a paw-blem? I have a solution.

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    1. A litter attractant because sometimes it's not easy getting your kitten to figure out that's their new DPS (designated poop spot). *flashback to Norman as a kitten pooping on our white comforters*

    The litter attractant

    Promising review: "When I began using the product, my cat jumped into his litter box immediately. This has been a solution to our problem. I highly recommend this! I sprinkle it on top of litter." โ€”Shannon

    Price: $11.99

    2. A container of paw balm so Mary Pawpins doesn't have to worry about cracked, painful paws when she's skipping around town on your daily walks.

    A before and after picture of dog paws

    Promising review: "My doggieโ€™s paws were terribly cracked. Literally, the morning after I applied the product, they were significantly better. I keep applying it every night and itโ€™s been 5 days since then and I still see improvement every day." โ€”Guilherme

    Price: $5.95

    3. A reptile humidifier to keep your scaly friend hydrated and healthy, especially during these dry, dry winters.

    A snake with a humidifier on them

    Promising review: "Maintaining proper humidity is one of the most important factors for a healthy tortoise, and it is hard to do. Using this humidifier is the only way (I found) to provide my baby red foot a constant reliable humid environment. Since using this my baby red foot thrives. He is so much more active, eats more, and is well hydrated. His favorite spot now is directly in front of the nozzle, under his basking lamp." โ€”Guy D. Durand

    Price: $46.77

    4. A food bowl with a lid so your pet doesn't have to rely on you to feed them in the morning when you just want to snooze a little bit longer.

    The bowls

    Promising review: "Every time I got stuck working late, my poor cat would vomit from going too long in between meals, but he also can't eat too much at once or he gets sick from that too. Now, he gets a part of his dinner at 4pm and part at 6pm, and I come home to a happy cat. Also, yay! No more waking me up for breakfast! Now he gets some food at 4:30am and 6am and the rest whenever I wake up. I set the timers once and never had to touch them again." โ€”Amazon customer

    Price: $33.71

    5. A bag of leak-proof training pads because the last thing you need to deal with while potty training your new puppy is their urine leaking into your gorgeous hardwood floors.

    The pad

    Promising review: "I've tried a number of puppy pads since I have a small toy dog and am pleased to report that these do a good job of absorbing urine and affordably priced." โ€”Buffy

    Price: $18.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.04/two months)

    6. A slow feeder that will slow down even the fastest chewer which can help aid digestion and even reduce the number of times they throw up everything they just inhaled. *sigh*

    The slow feeders in different colors and styles

    Promising review: "It used to take Ike maybe 30 seconds to gulp down 3/4 cup of food out of a regular bowl, & then he'd go back & repeatedly lick out that empty bowl two or three more times. I guess he needed to make sure he truly didn't miss any of his kibble, lol? Well, with these Slow Feeder Bowls, Ike now takes about 8 minutes to eat his food, & he doesn't go back for second & third empty bowl licks either!" โ€”Kryptonarie

    Price: $11.99 (available in three sizes and six styles)

    7. A Kong toy because one, literally every dog owner should have one of these. I don't make the rules. Two, it will keep their aggressive chewing from your shoes and on this bad boy. Plus, you can add peanut butter to it for ~extra~ fun times.

    A dog is chewing a Kong toy

    Promising review: "The KONG is the go-to for keeping dogs occupied with their treats. These work well with any kind of treats as long as they fit inside." โ€”Kung Pow Wow

    Price: $12.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL)

    8. An LED leash so you have just a little bit more visibility on your dog during your evening walks. With the sun setting at 4pm (or 12pm is what it really feels like, let's be real), it'll bring peace of mind knowing where Linda Puppellini is.

    A dog is walking with a green LED leash

    Promising review: "Got the blue 4 foot one for my wife, who frequently walks dog at night. Light is sufficiently bright to allow her and the dog to be noticed on the street at night." โ€”David Z.

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

    9. A cat scratcher to prevent your feline buddy from scratching up, oh let's say, your brand new sectional couch which was a major adult purchase for you but they insisted on using it as their personal scratching post so now there's piling of thread and every time you see it you get mad. Totally can't relate..

    A cat is scratching a cat scratching post shaped like a cactus

    Promising review: "I didn't think I could get a cat tree that was cute and actually worth the money! My girls absolutely love climbing all over it and scratching at it! I've had it for a week and the yard is not becoming frazzled like the ones I buy from the pet store! This is definitely worth the money and there was literally nothing I had to do besides put the tree on the stand!" โ€”Kali Finch

    Price: $69.70 (available in three sizes)

    10. A Chom-Chom roller because it's honestly one of the best rollers for getting pet hair out of pretty much anything.

    Person is holding a wad of fur in hand next to a chom chom roller

    Promising review: "I've had it in my possession for like 2 hours and I've cleaned everything. The couch, the blinds, the cat tree pad, the chair, I'm obsessed. I feel like this thing should win an award for being so awesome." โ€”Meowser

    Price: $24.95

    11. A bottle of Resolve carpet cleaner that I'm convinced is actually just a bottle of magic. This has been able to get even the oldest hairball stain out of our carpets. I will die on my Resolve hill.

    A before and after picture of a rug with a stain on it

    Promising review: "This literally destroyed a stain a half dozen YEARS old, that I thought was going to be there until the carpet was replaced." โ€”Brandon T.

    Price: $6.67

    12. A car seat cover because dogs are messy. We know this. They're practically just tiny lil dirt goblins and we love them anyway. Don't fight their energy and match it by just covering up your car seats. Solution: no more muddy paw prints in your car!

    A dog in a back seat with a seat cover on

    Promising review: "This dog cover is great! It fits exactly and the clips are really strong. It's adjustable so my dog wouldn't have to pull it down and create holes in it. The bottom is made from special rubber so the dog doesn't slip during driving." โ€”Benjamin

    Price: $33.96 (available in two sizes and four colors)

    13. A pair of booties to keep their paws dry and safe from debris on the sidewalks. Bonus: it will protect their pads from de-icing salt which can cause a lot of damage. Plus, they just look so cute in shoes.

    A dog with booties on

    Promising review: "I loved these so much for my pup that I bought them for a friend's pup too. Her dog has sensitive paws and they get hot and chapped from walking. She also chronically licks her paws raw. These booties have been a lifesaver already for her, keeping her paws healthy and deterring her from licking them raw!" โ€”Austin E.

    Price: $20.99 (available in seven sizes)

    14. A trash can with a sealed lid that will keep Bark Twain from sneaking into the trash in the middle of the night for all the ~snackies~.

    The trash can

    Promising review: " We found the solution! My dog can no longer get in the trash. We tried turning our old can around. She still got in it. Locking lids were a pain because sometimes our hands were full of trash. This is the perfect solution!! Itโ€™s worth every penny and I wish weโ€™d found this before our last disaster." โ€”Stephanie

    Price: $73.65

    15. A stain and odor remover with natural repellant to keep your pet (dog or cat!) from marking on any of your furniture. Like, no. This ain't yours boo.

    The bottle

    Promising review: "So far it has worked for me. The scent is nice and I think the dogs and cats don't like it which is great. I sprayed around the door jams and floors (wood and carpet), where they like to use most. I let it air dry. So far I spray in these places 2-3 times a day for the past week and my furbabies have not used the treated areas." โ€”Boolynnloo

    Price: $5.20

    16. A dog umbrella because some dogs can be ~extra~ about the rain, but your arm feels like it's going to fall off when you're holding a regular umbrella over them like they're the queen of the suburbs.

    A dog with an umbrella over them

    Promising review: "Whoever invented this product is a genius.

    Rain belongs to Mother Nature and we have no control over it. Thank God I donโ€™t have to worry about my dog getting sick or wet anymore." โ€”Amazon customer

    Price: $25.99

    17. A pet camera so you can stay on top of the at-home shenanigans when you're out and about. You can even throw them treats when they're starting to act up. A win-win.

    A dog is staring at a camera

    Promising review: "I bought this item for my girlfriend who is deployed overseas in Bahrain. The first night I had the Furbo I was awakened several times in the middle of the night by high pitched squealing and giggling of glee from my gf not being able to contain herself. She was so excited to see him, talk to him and give him treats." โ€”Alex Batlle

    Price: $133.99

    18. An aquarium gravel cleaner that will extend the time between cleaning days by sucking up all that unnecessary gunk that builds up at the bottom. A cleaner tank = happy fish!

    Person is vacuuming gravel in a fish tank

    Promising review: "I own 3 other vacuums and water pumps for my fish tank and this one is my favorite. It works so well and so quickly and it seems to be the one that disturbs my fish the least. I love that you donโ€™t need to pump it up and down to get it started like a traditional one. With just a few pulls of the trigger it will start a nice flow in the tank and suck up all the debris from the gravel." โ€”Malcolm Widener

    Price: $25

    19. A seat belt tether because how many times have you started to panic thinking your dog may just jump out the car window while you're driving? This tether will keep them in place, while still giving them enough room to roam the backseat.

    A dog is tethered in a back seat of a car

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product and I love that I got two - one for my car and one for my boyfriend's truck. Our little fur baby is never not buckled in, these seat belts make me feel so much better about bringing her for rides. I'm no longer worried if we're in an accident is she going to panic and jump out the window." โ€”Hannah & Callie

    Price: $9.99 (available in six colors)

    20. An airtight food container so you don't have to worry about your pet rejecting stale kibble ~or~ any uninvited pests from sneaking in.

    The container

    Promising review: "I was looking for an airtight container that could hold the 28lb bag of kibble still in the bag. The whole dog journal recommended not to pour kibble out of the original bag because it would expose the kibble to more oxygen than necessary, which causes the food to go stale and lose nutrients faster. This did the trick!" โ€”J. Bass

    Price: $21.50 (available in four sizes)

    21. A cat grass-growing kit to keep Mr. Fluffybottom from eating all of the house plants you've acquired this year.

    A cat is eating cat grass

    Promising review: "This little starter kit is super cool! It comes with enough seeds, coco fiber for soil, and an adorable ceramic cat mug as the planter. You can then buy refill packs of seeds and coco soil to continue the upkeep. The instructions are very easy to understand, even for beginners like myself." โ€”Doctorowl

    Price: $15.97

    22. A Roomba vacuum that will give you one less chore to do around the house, ~plus~ reduce the amount of pet hair you've got laying around. Best part? You can schedule times for this bad boy to work by using the app.

    Person is sitting on the couch watching the Roomba vacuum work

    Promising review: "Love, Love, Love this Roomba! We have 3 cats and it picks up all the cat hair. We have all wood and tile floors with some scatter rugs. It does a great job cleaning on all surfaces." โ€”Floridamo

    Price: $229

    23. A two-pack of doorbell ropes to allow Jimmy Chew to announce every time they need to use the bathroom, preventing any unnecessary accidents in the house.

    A dog in front of a door with a door bell rope

    Promising review: "Wow! It works! I wasn't sure it could be this easy but after one week of being consistent and showing my 9-week-old puppy these bells every time she goes out to potty, she has it down! It is a dream come true." โ€”Rainy Day

    Price: $10.99

    24. An automatic litter box that will scoop up the litter just 15 minutes after your kitty uses it, keeping the house stink-free and you free from bending over to scoop the box every day. Human: 1 Cat: 0.

    A cat in front of a litter box

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Our cat was part of a larger family of cats when we adopted her. She never learned out to cover her mess, because the other cats did it for her. She would just scratch the plastic sides of the litter box like a doofus not doing the thing to cover the poop or smell. With this litter box, it scoops 20 minutes after she goes, no smell to linger. If we are home and notice she goes we can push the button for it to scoop immediately." โ€”Mrs_smith84

    Price: $138.95 (available in two colors)

    25. A bag of dental treats to not only reduce the tartar and plaque build-up on their teeth but promote fresher breath. No more stinky dog breath in your face every morning!

    A dog with a dental treat in their mouth

    Promising review: " Last year, I started giving her one greenie every day, and the stains have mostly disappeared from her teeth. An older dog's quality of life can be very much affected by tooth decay, so I am glad to have found that greenies work so well to clean her teeth." โ€”Mvd

    Price: $27.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $26.59/month, available in eight sizes)

    26. A door scratch protector so Dogzilla can't ruin your front door anymore with their pesky scratches.

    The door protector installed

    Promising review: "Loving this! Installed it on the molding and wall right next to my side door. I have to American Bullys that get excited when I get home and jump up on the door. We just had our kitchen redone so I wanted something that would protect the wall. This has been great!" โ€”Megan

    Price: $17.99

    27. A silicone mat that will catch any loose litter off your cat's paws, keeping the house clean and litter-free. I love that for you and Jennifur Pawniston.

    The litter mat

    Promising review: "Love this mat! I use a very fine grain cat litter, sustainable, and 100% natural. The only downside is it gets everywhere. I picked up this mat on a recommendation of a friend and it changed the game. Iโ€™d say 99% gets stuck in the mat. Itโ€™s very effective and the price is perfect." โ€”Norman

    Price: $19.99 (available in four sizes and 10 colors)

    28. A flea collar because fleas are actually the worst and no one should have to deal with them on their body, am I right? This collar will keep fleas and ticks off your pup ~and~ you/your home.

    A dog laying in a dog bed

    Promising review: "I purchased this because my dog got ticks first time in 7 years. I would remove them and the following days more would attach. Once I placed the collar on him it was like an automatic repellant. Great product." โ€”Amazon customer

    Price: $91.98

    You, relaxing knowing all of your pet problems have dissolved into thin air.


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