26 Things From Chewy That Just Want To Make Life Easier For Pet Owners
Your pet will definitely thank you, but most importantly *you* will thank you.
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automatic cat litter box you just have to plug in, fill up, and leave alone. The built-in raking system cleans the box up to 20 minutes after your cat visits it. Plus, it has a health counter that lets you know how many times your cat has used the litter box so you don't get surprised by any health issues.
Promising review: "My cat loves to drag the litter out of her boxes. I love how this systems keeps all the litter contained, PLUS I don’t have to do any scooping. My cat figured it out the first day. She no longer randomly uses corners in my house as substitute litter boxes. She even likes playing with the metal rake. There is no odor with this system compared to the traditional box. I will admit I was leery of the price point but it’s worth every penny!" — catbox
Price: $169.95 (originally $199.99; available in three colors)
A leash attachment
poop bag holder that's as cute as it is functional. The bag has enough space to hold any other small essentials you might need to take with you on your walks.
Promising review: "This holder makes it incredibly easy to get poop bags out without unraveling the entire roll. So impressed with the design and the size of this bag. It may look small, but it can easily hold two rolls of bags. I love how you can use the velcro to attach it to the leash or you can add this bag to your keychain, stroller, backpack, etc. This bag is so well-made and sturdy!" — DJLewis
Price: $12.99 (originally $14.99)
cat tree covered in faux fur for your fancy but easily bored kitty. Keep your pet entertained without doing any entertaining yourself. And keep them for scratching your own fancy furniture!
Promising review: "I bought this so my two cats would have something other than my furniture to scratch. Right out of the box, they were very curious about what I was assembling. The assembly process took a bit to figure out but once I did it was easy to put together. My two fur babies absolutely love their new cat tree! I put a little bit of cat nip on it, and they were off. I’m glad I went with a slightly bigger one because my two boys are not small. This cat tree is the best thing I could have bought them. The tree is neither too big nor too small. I’m so happy my cats approved the purchase I made. They are both so particular so I was thrilled they immediately started to tackle the tree." — Kris
window perch for the cat who loves to people-watch. Its suction cups attach easily and stay put, so no more worrying about your gymnast pet having a safe place to have a catnap.
Promising review: "My cat loves to sit by the windows, but he leaves paw prints on the window ledge and breaks the blinds. So, I wanted a way for him to look outside. It took me a little bit to figure out the suction cups, but once I did, it was very sturdy. My cat was a little afraid of the seat at first because it made noise when he moved, but after three hours he was sleeping on it. He is now enjoying his window seat and keeping an eye on the woods! So glad I got this, and Smokey’s glad too!" — Emily
Price: $25.99 (originally $30.99)
no-pull dog harness, so you control the direction of your walks and not Detective Pup with his keen sense of smell.
Promising review: "My 53-pound Aussiedoodle had started pulling a lot harder on walks, so I was looking for a no-pull harness to see if that would help. I didn't want to spend a ton since I wasn't sure how it would fit or even work. The first time I put it on her, I was amazed. It fit perfectly, has a very straightforward design, and the difference on the first walk was wild!!! The very first time she started to pull she immediately stopped. I didn't have to do anything. It was the calmest, easiest walk we've been on in quite some time. She quickly learned that she did not like to pull in this harness and she was so well-behaved!! I am thrilled with this purchase and will definitely be buying more colors in the future!" — Mrsfishero
Price: $13.99 (available in four sizes and colors)
outdoor kitty house designed to ease your worries about your more adventure-seeking furry friend. It's even water-resistant, so you know they'll be warm and dry on any given day.
Promising review: "We've been concerned about the changing weather as its getting colder, and our neighborhood kitty "Pumpkin" has pretty much adopted us as his family and we've adopted him. This little house was the perfect solution so he could come and go as he pleases. Super easy to assemble, perfect size, and hopefully he'll stay nice and cozy this winter." — Kbales
Price: $58.99 (originally $159.99; available in seven colors)
flexi-designed box that can be attached to your pet's leash and used to store poop bags or treats. The multi box comes with a roll of bags and can be opened from either side, making it friendly for both left- and right-handed pet owners.
Promising review: "This accessory was the missing piece to a perfect walk. Super easy to attach and start using. No more bags balled in my hands or stuffed in my short pockets that I forget to take out before going into the wash." — smooventures
Price: $6.74 (originally $9.99)
retractable dog leash to keep you and your dog safe from nighttime traffic or your pup's own excitement. Designed with an ergonomic grip, this leash is sure to provide comfort for you too.
Promising review: "The leash we bought for our labradoodle is great! It's reflective, so if you're walking and it starts to get dark, you feel safe that cars see you." — barb
Price: $13.73+ (available in four sizes)
pet hair remover so good you might not recognize your couch after just one use!
Promising review: "I have a 60-lb mixed breed dog with a double coat and medium/long hair and a medium-haired cat. I used to vacuum my couch or bed every couple of days to keep up with the fur, but it was a hassle and I would sometimes put it off. The ChomChom roller is a game changer! I can zip zip clean the couch, the bedspread, the pet beds and even my curtains! You have to be careful not to get too excited and pop the lid open while using it because the release button is on the handle. I'd recommend." — Kjyn
slow feeder dog bowl to help prevent any bloating or regurgitation. This meal-lengthening feeder is an interactive game for your dog and a stress-reliever for you!
Promising review: "For the past few years, I have gotten to know my dog as one that eats quite quickly. Shaking her bowl and the sound of it being filled up makes her really excited, and she kind of attacks the food when I give it to her. Not in a bad way, of course, just trying to eat as fast as possible. However, I’ve noticed that in doing so, she always got very gassy, bloated, had hiccups, and burped A LOT. So, I thought it was time to try one of these bowls out! At first, she was skeptical but after some training and positive reinforcement, she has no problem eating out of this bowl! I have definitely seen a change in her eating habits by eating slower and taking her time. She has less bloat and doesn’t burp in my face as much after a meal haha! I love this bowl; highly recommend :)" — Nina
Price: $10.18+ (available in two sizes)
An extra long
algae scraper for effortlessly scrubbing algae off of glass, keeping your aquarium clean. And at 18 inches long, it'll also help keep your shirtsleeve dry.
Promising review: "I am short with a tall 30-gallon tank. Scrubbing off algae has always been a real chore. I am so happy I purchased this. It takes off algae very well and makes the task easier and quicker!" — Celina
Price: $6.96 (originally $7.99)
lick mat that'll slowly distract, I mean *treat* your pet to their favorite snack while you make dinner or give your pet a bath.
Promising review: "My pup hates the water; bath time was usually a nightmare. It was a two person job, and was impossible to do without getting myself and the whole bathroom soaked. Luckily for me, he LOVES peanut butter so this was the perfect solution. It keeps him completely distracted while I wet him down, shampoo, rinse, and dry him off. So simple yet so effective and it manages to stay in place even throughout all the licking." — Maxc
easy step ramp to help your height-challenged or elderly pup get onto the couch or bed so you don't have to keep playing "up or down?" while you try to work.
Promising review: "My car has rear doors that do not open far enough to use a ramp for my 13-year-old Border Collie. This is the only one I could find that would allow her to step up into the backseat of my low-riding sedan. It actually fits under the rear door, which is a bonus when getting the step situated before I bring her to the car. She figured out the step on our first trip out to walk. It's sturdy and light enough to easily take in and out of the car. We both have sore backs so this is very helpful!" — Angel
travel pillow dog bed for the family on the go. This breathable and quick-drying bed comes with a travel sack, so you can toss it in the RV or the back of your truck as you prepare for your camping trip.
Promising reviews: "I was trying to find something more comfortable than just an old blanket that collected hair and dust. This one is the solution to a clean and comfortable alternative! My dog is very satisfied as well!!" — River
"The bed wasn't as fluffy as I had assumed it would be, but our puppy is enjoying it!
We've taken it with us camping several times. It was great to have as nights got pretty cold. We also use it as a spare bed around the house. I've washed it several times now, it cleans up great in the washing machine and I've dried it on delicate cycle with no problems. The stuff sack it comes with is handy for travel." — LanaLoo
Price: $22.24 (originally $39.99)
extreme stain remover guaranteed to help get your rugs, couches, and mattresses back to its pristine state. Attack tough spots using one of this spray's multifunctional nozzles, then stand back and be amazed.
Promising review: "This is the best stain remover I've used. My dog has done some questionable things on my light-colored couch, and you can't even tell because it took out the stains and the smells." — Kristyn
Price: $11.49 (originally $14.99; or get it for $10.92 when you select Autoship at checkout)
dog paw cleaner to quickly and easily rid your pet's paws of mud, dirt, and sand. Just fill it up with water, pop their paws in a few times, and let the soft silicone bristles inside get to work! No more muck tracking through your home.
Promising review: "One of the best purchases I've made for my dog. I've always washed his paws after he's been outside but this paw cleaner does a much better job than the wet washcloth I was using. His paws stay white and fluffy all the time now, as if he just had a full bath. It also ended his paw licking so it must be doing a thorough job." — Tricia
Price: $9.90+ (available in three sizes and colors)
jar of styptic powder that can be used to treat minor wounds on birds, cats, and dogs. It works to quickly clot blood on contact, so your pet can go back to life as usual within seconds.
Promising reviews: "This powder worked very well when I was trimming my dog's nails and nicked the quick. It stopped the bleeding instantly. It's a good item to have around." — Bentley23
"I have been using this powder for years. I groom parrots, dogs, and cats. When I clip overgrown nails, sometimes I hit the quick. I apply a pinch of this and it stops the bleeding immediately. Wouldn't be without it. Also have used it on myself for minor cuts." —
Price: $5.35 (originally $11.88; or get it for $5.08 when you select Autoship at checkout)
adjustable gate for keeping paws out of where they don't belong! This gate easily and securely mounts to walls and has a swing door that's no problem to open with one hand (if you've got a pup in the other).
More worried about height than width? Check out this
extra-tall adjustable gate! Promising review: "We wanted to keep our furry kids out of our formal living room, so we purchased two of these to span the length of both entrances. They were easy to install, and the gates work well to give us easy access to the room. The arch design is also quite attractive, unlike many others that look cheap and are often made of plastic. We're very glad we purchased these. We have two big Border Collies, and they haven't jumped it yet." — luvweasels
Price: $71.45 (originally $109.99)
doggy placemat made of soft microfibers that absorb water, so it can easily double as a bed or as a protective surface to place your pet's food and water bowls on.
Promising review: "Really keeps water off the floor. My dog, like many, is a very sloppy drinker. And my cat adores it. Had to open the second mat as she decided, even with water bowl on it, that it was a perfect spot for her to nap. Everyone is quite happy." — cathy
Price: $22.50 (available in three colors)
A container of
hemp chew supplements said to help calm down any anxious or hyperactive dogs. While your pawt-ner enjoys its natural chicken flavor, they'll also be more relaxed during stressful situations. Win-win!
Promising review: "We have five dogs of various ages in our house. As you can imagine, they can be rambunctious at times. If one starts barking, they all do. We’ve long used hemp calming treats for our dogs. This is my first time trying hemp given as a supplement. We have been adding this supplement to our dogs’s evening meals to help them settle down in preparation for bedtime. It definitely helps to calm them down. I’d describe it as “taking the edge off." I’ve found that hemp is a must-have for my multiple dog household. It really helps to keep the peace! I believe in the health benefits of hemp, so that is an added bonus of this supplement. I also like the fact that this is organic, and my dogs seem to like the taste. We mix it in with their food, and it’s definitely not deterring them from eating, like some supplements do." — Geexy
Price: $24.99 (or get it for $23.74 when you select Autoship at checkout)
clumping clay litter formulated to mask foul kitty odors for up to a week.
Promising reviews: "I call my fur baby my million dollar cat. I'm not rich, but my girl just acts like it. I switched to Clump & Seal, and she loves it! But let me say that I have been using Arm & Hammer cat litter (and no other brands) for almost five years now, and my little diva has been pleased." — JoanE
"The clumping is outstanding. The texture is like sand, which is good for my finicky cats who don’t like stepping on bigger granules and the fresh litter does not leave the house with any kind of foul odors. Since it is so good at controlling the odors, I once went a day and a half without remembering to scoop the litter box and my cats actually came to me and reminded me of that by leading me to the litter box and meowing." —
Price: $7.94+ (available in three sizes)
super scrub made to clean your reptile's environment (and everything in it) free of dirt and grime.
Promising reviews: "This is a surprise SUPERHERO for cleaning my rescue hedgehog Penelope’s wheel. For some who may not know, hedgehogs use the bathroom while they exercise, so you can imagine waking up everyday to a wheel caked in poo...not pretty. But this scrub is amazing! It does the job in seconds, and since I have to clean her wheel every single day, the faster I can get it cleaned and sanitized, THE BETTER." — Airwrecka
"I have two red-eared sliders. We all know how filthy aquatic turtles can get. I make sure to use this at least every other wash to help maintain my tanks.
It scrubs off anything that can build and really helps with the smell that can form. Happy home equals happy turtles." — Awesome
Price: $7.83 (originally $13.79)
litter box cover that doubles as an end table. Solving an unsightly issue with a storage opportunity? Now that's adulting as a pawrent.
Promising review: "Seriously, I could not be more pleased with this product. I live in an apartment with no convenient or hidden place to put a litter box. I had been keeping Lolly’s litter box in my living room because there really is no other place for it. It was SUCH an eyesore. Lolly tends to back her butt up all the way to the back of the box, occasionally causing urine leaks outside the box. Since this enclosure is made from plastic-like recycled materials, I can just wipe the inside down with some urine cleaner and call it a day I have also set up Lolly’s food and water on top, and she seems to be happy having somewhere to perch and eat. It’s so nice to have what looks like a nice little end table where a cat toilet used to be!" — and still not worry about the enclosure suffering any damage. Lexi
Price: $69.99+ (originally $99.99; available in two sizes and four colors)
pet odor exterminating candle with a calming and lovely lavender and chamomile scent that'll make your home feel like your home again.
Promising review: "They really do get rid of bad smells. I've even used them in the human bathroom. It smells really good and is plenty strong enough for my 1.000 sq ft house that quickly becomes overwhelmed by smells. I also use it to get rid of the smell of cat food since mine grazes throughout the day, and it's always sitting out. I light the candle about once a day for an hour and it does the trick." — Jayn
Price: $7.95 (originally $9.95)
cat scratching post that will help ensure your furniture stays intact. Plus, it doubles as a new perch for your kitty to watch the world from.
Promising review: "This scratching post is awesome! I have a full grown cat and a kitten, and they both love to scratch on this post and play on and around it! I think the sisal mat is more durable than rope because it doesn’t shed after vigorous use!! It will probably last me four to five years before I replace it. If you have a scratching cat, you know that’s a long time. Believe me. Best purchase I made for my cats and furniture." — NinaC
Price: $33.99 (available in three colors)
car seat and carrier for your dog or cat whose car excitement might lead to them wiggling all over the place. This car seat keeps them safe and still, so you can just focus on the open road ahead.
Promising review: "I was really impressed with how easy this car seat/carrier was to assemble. You literally just zip it up and snap the seatbelt into the harness, so she stays safely inside the car seat while we are in motion! I was really looking forward to getting a car seat because she gets really excited in the car, and it really isn't safe for her to ride with us if there isn't somebody holding her. I am so happy that we are going to be able to drive all over with our girl now and not have to leave her home! I love that it has a removable and washable pad on the inside as well as a spot in the top and in the front that you can unzip so that your dog can look out. She can look around and be comfortable. She seems to just love it, and I know we do!" — Jessica
Price: $28.49 (originally $40.44)
Now, you can finally take a deep relaxing breath...and maybe even a cat nap?
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