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    29 Pet Products From Amazon You’ll Feel Smart For Owning

    A ball launcher, incognito litter box, and more must-have items that savvy pet owners swear by.

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    1. A swivel bin and rake pooper scooper combo for the pet owner who doesn’t like to pick up after their pet. This gizmo features a plastic rake paired with a rotating bin that makes scooping your dog’s poop a breeze. Yes, really. It even comes with scented trash bags that fit into the bin and help mitigate unpleasant odors.

    A model using the pooper scooper to pick up after their dog

    Promising review:Best thing ever. We have three dogs: a bulldog , pug, and a corgi. This makes picking up after then so much easier and faster. We use regular grocery bags from Walmart or Target to use with this product. My yard is always poop-free now.” —Lcerda

    Price: $17.95

    2. A colorful scratcher board that’ll keep your cat from destroying your furniture. This cat scratcher comes with a bag of catnip that you can apply when you wish, and was designed to contour to your cat's ability to flex and stretch their body. The surface helps keep your cat's claws trimmed and well-maintained and will (hopefully) keep them from clawing your favorite chair.

    A reviewer's cat resting on the cat scratcher

    Promising review: “My cat is obsessed with these scratching pads. This is the third time I’ve reordered because it’s her favorite thing to lounge on and it has saved my couch from being destroyed by her claws! Would recommend it to anyone!” —KS

    Price: $7.18+ (available in four sizes and five prints)

    3. A deluxe dog harness with shoulder and belly straps, because your pooch deserves to be as comfortable as possible while on a walk. This harness controls moderate pulling by resting across your dog’s chest instead of their throat and features a light and breathable construction that’s comfortable, yet durable. Walk on, Grover!

    A reviewer's dog standing on the sidewalk while wearing the harness

    Promising review: “I love this thing! Our dog is a 30-lb mutt who we rescued a month ago. Needless to say she came with horrible leash manners … The clip in the front discourages her sled pulling tendencies she gets with a collar or back clip harness. She will also jump for joy at other dogs on our walks and no matter how she twists and turns, I never worry about her slipping loose or the harness breaking. If I were you, someone with a dog who likes to pull, I would 100 percent invest in this, get the size you think might work, monitor your dog’s armpits and enjoy the good life of (mostly) loose leash walking!” —Monica

    Price: $20.95+ (available in four sizes and four colors)

    4. A stuffing-free dog toy that’ll keep your pet entertained without a potential mess. It'll even keep squeaking if it’s punctured (!!!) and is ideal for small to medium-sized dogs.


    Promising review: “My dachshund destroys every toy she gets. These dog toys by Petstages are her absolute favorites and last the longest. They have two different squeakers that make their unique sound. Whenever she does finally rip them apart, stuffing doesn't go everywhere. This is probably her ninth toy like this over the years. I highly recommend it!” —mattbakerrr

    Price: $6.39+ (available in three sizes and three styles)

    5. An airtight pet food storage container to keep all of your pet’s dry food fresh. It's pest-proof and great for travel. Plus! It features a stackable design for space efficiency.

    Two open storage containers stacked on top of one another with pet food inside

    Promising review: “We purchased this brand and style because we wanted something that would not attract pests, take up the least amount of space, and match our grey decor. This product fits our needs perfectly.” —Zero Ehxe

    Price: $16.99+ (available in nine sizes)

    6. A grooming rake with rotating teeth (ideal for pets with thick fur) that’ll remove loose hair from your pet’s undercoat and help prevent tangles and mats in dense fur.

    A reviewer's dog after getting groomed with the grooming rake sitting next to a pile of loose fur

    Promising review:I wish I could give this thing seven stars, but five will have to do. I was able to pull entire sheets of undercoat out of our husky without disturbing the topcoat. I've never had anything work so well. It's even easier to keep the fur pile together. The fur stays clumped, instead of getting spread out and floating around like with other brands. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier.” —pfvjr

    Price: $12.99

    7. A package of natural dental treats to keep your dog’s teeth healthy and clean. They sport a unique texture that cleans down to your pet’s gum line in an effort to fight plaque and tartar and freshen bad dog breath.

    A reviewer holding out a dental treat in front of their dog

    Promising review: “Both of my dogs like Greenies. I tried other brands of dog teeth cleaners, but they like Greenies the most. It does the job of keeping their teeth clean and the vet even compliments their teeth health.” —Edelina

    Price: $27.59 (available in seven sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $26.21/month

    8. A hypoallergenic lavender and chamomile-scented dry shampoo that’ll cut down on the number of times you need to bathe your pet. This shampoo, which requires no rinsing and can be dried with a towel, is ideal for anxious animals who dread bath time.

    A reviewer holding a bottle of the dry shampoo in front of their dog

    Promising review: “Does miracles and smells great. Perfect for a dog who hates bathing!” —Amazon Customer

    Price: $5.74 or Subscribe & Save for $5.45/two months

    9. A slow-feeder dog bowl to prevent your fast-eating canine from gobbling down their food too quickly and potentially getting sick as a result. Its circular design naturally improves digestion by allowing dogs to forage for their food via fun patterns and mazes!

    A reviewer's dog eating from an orange dog bowl

    Promising review: “I just purchased a second one of these for our newly adopted dog. We loved the one we got for our first dog so much I didn't think twice about the kind I'd get for the new dog. These bowls are great for slowing dogs down so they don't eat all their food in two bites. There is a bit of rubber on the base to keep the bowl from slipping around on the floor. I love that they are dishwasher-safe.” —Morgan

    Price: $9.13+ (available in four sizes and six styles)

    10. An adjustable dog seat belt tether because your pup should buckle up in the car, too. One end of this tether clips directly into your car’s seat belt buckle while the other end attaches to your pet’s harness, keeping them safe yet comfortable while you’re driving.

    A reviewer's dog sitting in a car buckled in using the seatbelt tether

    Promising review: “My dog actually loves this. He’s a pit bull mix and when I buckle him in with his harness, he leans out the window and I don’t have to worry about him falling out or jumping or getting hurt when I hit the brakes. Everyone should have this.” —Laura Rose

    Price: $8.76+ (available in seven colors and six configurations)

    11. A ball launcher if your dog never, ever gets tired of playing fetch. This gizmo, which comes with its own ball, allows you to throw the ball up to three times farther. Its built-in gripping mechanism means you never have to reach down and touch the ball with your hand. So long, slobber!

    A reviewer using the ball launcher to play fetch with her dog

    Promising review: “If you have a dog, and you don’t have one of these you’re doing it wrong. I’ve had one for all of my dogs, and it is a staple. The ball it comes with is standard, but you can swap for the rubber ones. The thrower itself is much more durable, and it makes fetch easier for me since I have a bad shoulder.” —Lydia Ehr

    Price: $9.92

    12. An adorable treat tote with an easy-to-open drawstring to keep all of your dog’s treats in one place. This tote, which is great for walks or training on the go, can clip onto your pocket and hold an entire cup of doggy eats.

    A reviewer wearing the treat tote clipped to the waistband of their pants

    Promising review: “I feel like a dork wearing this on walks but it has been a lifesaver -- trying to walk a new rescue dog who is really reactive to things on walks, I need my hands to be free. This makes it much easier to reward good behavior and provide positive distraction while holding onto the leash and full poop bags--it also can hold a good amount of treats. I just clip it into my pocket or waistband.” —A_Customer

    Price: $5.99

    13. A package of natural Pill Pocket dog snacks for the pet owner who wants to give their pup medicine without making a mess. These chicken-flavored morsels feature an opening you can slide a pill into and then pinch closed, so your dog will think they’re eating a treat, not taking medicine. The Pill Pockets are made with natural ingredients as well as trace nutrients and are vet-approved!

    A reviewer holding a pill pocket in their hand next to a pill

    Promising review: “Our Dog LOVES them. Gone in an Instant! My dog doesn't know what to make of a pill, so just thinks it isn't food and isn't interested. Wrap it in this and it is gone in an instant. I don't think he has yet realized that there is a pill inside after a year using these.” —Tiger

    Price: $5.79+ (available in three sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $14.23/month

    14. A portable pet food container if you frequently travel with your pet. This air-tight storage vessel is perfect for keeping food fresher while on walks and vacations. What’s more? The top and bottom portions of the container are removable and can be used as food and water bowls.


    Promising review:If you have dogs who you take everywhere with you, like me, YOU NEED THIS. It’s so easy to just fill up and take with you and you never have to worry whether they’re gonna get whiny because they’re hungry or thirsty as long as you bring water with you!” —Amazon Customer

    Price: $6.71

    15. A flower water fountain that ensures your cat will stay hydrated even when you aren't home. This playful fountain is perfect for picky kitties who prefer filtered water and has three water flow settings.

    A reviewer's cat drinks out of the water fountain

    Promising review: “My kittens love it. It's not noisy and I don’t have to change the water regularly, plus it has warranty if you register it with their website. My cats drink more water now than before." —Marialcy

    Price: $34.99 (available in two colors)

    16. A calming and cozy bed because, let’s get real, your pet deserves to sleep like royalty. This round bed has a nonskid bottom that keeps it in place and is machine-washable, meaning it’s very easy to keep clean.

    A reviewer's cat sitting on the bed

    Promising review: “My cat loves this cat bed! It’s soft and plush. He fits just right and is surrounded by plushy warmth! I highly recommend this for any pet!” —M

    Price: $29.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    17. A chic bubble backpack for the pet owner who wants their furry friend to travel in style while staying calm and comfortable. This backpack gives your pet a broader vision of the outside world while keeping them close to you and even has mesh patches for optimal air circulation. It’s pleasant to wear and ideal for travel and hikes. Go ahead, channel your inner Taylor Swift!

    A reviewer carrying a cat on their back using the bubble backpack

    Promising review: “My Chihuahua fits inside perfectly. He's a happy camper and is relaxed inside. Good material and easy to assemble and it's lighter than expected. So far I love it.” —Jesse

    Price: $32.99+ (available in four colors)

    18. A box of leak-proof poop bags, because picking up after your dog should be stress and accident-free. These bags are simple to open and tie securely so you can enjoy a stress-free walk with your dog, and are made from recyclable materials.

    A model holding one of the poop bags and showing how much it can hold

    Promising review: “I have a 95-pound German Shepherd/Pittie/Mastiff mix. These bags are plenty sturdy and big enough to pick up his poop. I keep three tied on his leash. Bags are easy to open and the lavender scent masks the poop smell.” —Amazon Customer

    Price: $11.99 (available in lavender-scented or unscented) or Subscribe & Save for $11.39/four months

    19. A chew toy made of natural wood fiber to mimic the texture and taste of real wood that your dog will love. It's splinter-safe *and* great for teething pups as well as dogs who need to satisfy their natural chewing urges. Chomp away, Fido!

    A dog lying on a couch with the chew toy in its mouth

    Promising review:This is the best teething toy I’ve bought and my puppy’s favorite. She’s torn all other toys apart but this one lasts. She can be teething on it everyday and for a long time everyday. Best purchase!” —Amazon Customer

    Price: $ 5.68+ (available in four sizes and fifteen styles)

    20. A natural paw-soothing cream, because your pup’s paws should be in tip-top shape at all times. This topical ointment heals, moisturizes, and nourishes the skin and is good to have on hand if your dog’s paws tend to get dry or chapped.

    A split photo of a dog's paw before and after using the cream, showing a much darker and healthier paw

    Promising review: “My doggie’s paws were terribly cracked. Literally the morning after I applied the product, they were significantly better. I keep applying it every night and it’s been five days since then and I still see improvement every day.” —Guilherme

    Price: $5.95 or Subscribe & Save for $5.65/month

    21. A durable leash with reflective strips so you and your dog can stay visible and safe during late-night walks. It's made of the strongest rock-climbing rope and features padded handles to keep your hands especially comfortable.

    A model walking a dog using the leash

    Promising review: “This is my new favorite leash. It's short enough that I don't have to wrap it around my hand or bunch it up to keep the pup in close, and the stitching cover at the handle is an easy place to hold it . It fits my hand well and saves me from having to put a knot in it, and it's reflective. A really good leash for the price.” —BallardSwede

    Price: $8.59+ (available in two sizes and seven colors)

    22. A large-capacity litter box that’s designed to look like a decorative clay planter for pet parents who want to keep their cat’s litter box incognito. This litter box, which can blend right into your home, features a filtered ventilation system that works to control dust and odor and is ideal for large cats and multi-cat households.

    A cat exiting the litter box that looks like a planter

    Promising review: “My cat and I both love this. She has stopped using all her other boxes since we got this one. I love that people don't know what it is until I point it out. They always compliment the way it looks next to my tree. Really happy with how spacious it is, too. My only regret is not buying it sooner!” —Tri (pronounced Tree)

    Price: $52.58

    23. A high-tech camera to keep an eye on your pet when you’re not home and let you talk to them. This gadget has night vision and can livestream directly to your phone so you can watch Fluffy 24/7. What’s more? This camera can even dispense treats to your pets when they’re being especially well-behaved.

    A dog standing in front of the camera as it dispenses a treat

    Promising review: “I purchased this for my Frenchie to engage with her while I’m not home. She absolutely loves it! The second I turn on the microphone she comes running over and will sit. I think it’s a great product for people looking to help dogs with separation anxiety. The night vision is a great feature too.” —Joe

    Price: $199

    24. A professional-strength stain and odor eliminator that’ll keep your home fresh even in the midst of your pet’s worst messes. It can tackle pet urine, feces, and more and works well on a variety of surfaces, including carpets and floors.

    Promising review: “We got a new dog a year and a half ago. She is now trained but the stains remained. After multiple cleaning products and even paying a carpet service, this product is the only thing that worked. I was very impressed how well it worked. Just be patient and let the product sit and do its thing.” —charles

    Price: $19.97+ (available in two sizes) or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/two months

    25. An indoor treehouse for your cat because they deserve a lush space to play, scratch, climb, and relax that won’t clash with your home’s decor.

    A reviewer's cat sitting in the treehouse

    Promising review: “My cats love the tree! They love to hide on the shelves and watch the living room action. It is sturdy and the leaves look pretty nice, even close up.” —Priscilla

    Price: $91.20+ (available in three sizes and four colors)

    26. An automatic feeder if you’d like to schedule meals for your pet when you’re not home. This dry food feeder has a built-in timer and can dispense pre-portioned servings of food at any time. It also allows you to talk to your pet and call them to their meal.

    A cat sitting next to the feeder, which has a tray full of fresh food

    Promising review: “Our Petlibro automatic pet feeder is a lifesaver!!!!! We took a three-day getaway with no worries about our two cats getting fed. It works as advertised and I love the voice recording feature that allows us to leave our cats a personal message to comfort them when we are not home. I highly recommend Petlibro to all pet owners.” —CAT

    Price: $59.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    27. A set of three mouse-shaped cat toys that’ll keep your feline friend entertained for hours at a time. These plush toys feature catnip and are perfectly sized so your cat can bat and carry them around the house.

    A cat playing with the toy

    Promising review: “My cats lose interest in most of their toys pretty quickly. These mice are a different story. They go back to them every day until they get lost in the abyss under the couch or oven. Since they are such a good price, I have about 15 of them floating around the house at any given time. My cats are never bored.” —Jess

    Price: $1.97

    28. A waterproof and scratch-proof car seat cover if you want to protect your vehicle from your active pet. This cover features four different layers that create an impenetrable barrier between your seats and your dog, and is super easy to clean and install.

    A dog sitting on the car seat cover in the backseat of a car

    Promising review: “This thing is phenomenal! Two border collies traveled in style with this thing and loved it! We used it after they got muddy but it kept our car clean!!! Definitely get this if you have dogs who travel with you. Total godsend!”DebPal

    Price: $33.96+ (available in two sizes)

    29. A dishwasher-safe lick pad that’ll keep your dog happy and calm as you bathe and/or groom them. Simply spread peanut butter on the mat and use it to distract your pooch while you do all of the dirty work.

    A reviewer's dog licking peanut butter off of the lick pad during bath time

    Promising review: “Purchased to help my dog with bath/ brush time. It sticks great to the wall. Kept her still for grooming, because she hates being brushed, and I was able to do so without being rushed to finish. I would recommend this to any dog parent.” —Jamie

    Price: $7.99

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