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A broom specifically designed for sweeping up fur with natural rubber bristles to grab fur off of carpets or hard surfaces. It can also has a squeegee edge to clean liquids (pet-related or otherwise) off of hard surfaces.

Reviewer sweeping up large pile of hair from rug


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Promising review: “I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large breed dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so good! I am always amazed at what this picks up, even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle, you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly, I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool.” —Roseann

Price: $12.98+ (available in five variations)

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A bag of Milk Bone pill pouches that your pup will love to eat, so it’s no longer a battle to get them to take their medicine.

The pill pouch, which is a square dog treat with a hole in the center for the pill


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Promising review: “Our older dog is very difficult to medicate. IF he even SUSPECTS there is a pill hidden in something, it’s a fight to the death. HOWEVER, he has not rejected a single Milk-Bone Pill Pouch-wrapped pill since we started using this product about two months ago. We have tried just about all the others, with no success. I now buy this is BULK!” —DWFaith

Price: $17.45+ (available in two flavors, or Subscribe & Save for $16.58+/ month)

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A tough nylon leash with a padded handle and clip-in bungee shock absorbers for large dogs who tend to jump after everything and anything on their walks (and try to take your arm along with them).

The leash, which has a bungee addition that clips in between the dog's collar and the end of the leash, to lessen pull


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Promising review: “The first thing I noticed about this leash is that the handle is round and strong. I have a large boxer/pit mix who is energetic and strong, and, at times, completely single-minded (squirrel!). On numerous occasions, I’ve had my old leash cut into my fingers or hand because of the squared-off edges. This new leash, with its rounded style and larger diameter, is gentle on my hands while providing a secure grip. My wife also likes this leash a lot better, because she was always worried about the old ones breaking and she feels completely secure in the new leash’s strength. The other thing I was interested in was the use of the bungee cord. This turns out to be great for minimizing any sudden jerks on the leash if our dog runs after something. This is especially helpful for me with prior back surgery, because there have been a couple occasions in the past where my back has gone out due to my larger dog jerking the leash. Simply put, both wife and I feel much more in control with this leash and look forward to many more walks with it.” —reedsdomain

Price: $19.95

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A large litter scoop specifically designed for large-grain crystal litter, because bigger scoops mean less time digging around the litter box.

The scooper in pink, which has a very large scoop area


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Promising review: “This is my favorite scoop, hands down! Let me first address the size. It’s huge!! I have always had multiple felines, and therefore, multiple boxes. A small scoop covers only a small amount of surface area…soooo, if you really enjoy spending five times the amount of time trying to cover all areas and depth of the litter box, then keep that small scoop. This scoop goes deep and wide, I can completely cover the surface area of my large litter box in five scoops. It has a refined edge, which helps scrape undesirable material from the bottom of box. Most scoops have a rounded or blunt edge, which does nothing but make your cats mess messier. Yes, the holes are large and there will be some collateral fall through. I do NOT recommend using this scoop with non-clumping litter of ANY brand. This scoop is fantastic, but only if you use quality clumping litter.” —Lea Langenburg

Price: $5.72 (available in four colors)

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A hands-free belt leash for jogging, hiking, pushing a stroller, running errands, or otherwise traveling comfortably with your best pal. If you need more control, just grab the built-in handles near the top and bottom of the leash.

The leash, which has reflective material, and which wraps around the human's waist


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Promising review: “We recently rescued a young dog with a LOT of energy, so I decided to make her my running partner. I’ve used a hands-free running leash in the past (big brand name and a LOT more expensive), and this one is 10 times better. The fact that the leash is attached to the belt with a free moving D-ring means that my dog can move from side to side without me having to re-position the belt each time. All of the hardware is metal so I don’t have to worry about anything breaking (apart from me!!) if she sees a rabbit. The bungee is just strong enough to lessen any strain on her neck (or my waist) if either of us slows down or speeds up, and the traffic handle is great when I need a bit more control around roads. Finally, the length is just right — not so long that it’s a trip hazard to other runners around me, and not so short that I’m in danger of stepping on her as I run.” —TH

Price: $22.97 (available in eight colors)

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A roll of Arm & Hammer pet waste bags, because they’re made with activated baking soda, so smells are locked in and neutralized.

Reviewer's picture of the bag holding a large diaper


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Promising review: “I live in a small apartment with my kitty, and her litter box gets cleaned far more frequently than I empty the kitchen trash. This means that within a day or two, my garbage smells worse than the litter box! I started out with used grocery plastic bags, but those are cheap (e.g. they have holes in them), and I prefer to shop with reusable bags anyhow. So this was my solution! I like that these bags are biodegradable, so I don’t have to ask for plastic grocery bags anymore for cat scooping! The smell seems far more manageable in my kitchen trash after I tie the bag in a little knot, and kitty still gets her litter box cleaned daily! Everyone wins!” —J. A. Trboyevich

Price: $7.29+ (available in three colors and two roll sizes)

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A lick pad that can be smeared with peanut butter and attached to any hard surface to distract your furry friend during bath time, nail trims, grooming, or any other moment you need to shift your pup’s attention away from what you’re doing, and towards a snack.

The pad, which has suction cups to hang from a flat surface


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Promising review: “This was a game changer in the bathtub for our hyperactive little doggo. He HATES the bath and generally just jumps all around, but was more than content to stand and lick away while I scrubbed away. Will be recommending this to everyone I know. May even buy him another one to have for the occasional treat. I just used peanut butter on it — placed in the freezer for around 30 minutes prior to bath time. Worked like a charm! Who knew bathing this beast could be so easy??” —MBL

Price: $11.97

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A dog crate with two separate entrances, so you’ll have more placement options when training your pup (or just giving them their own special spot).

The crate, which is black and has a swing-open door


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Promising review: “Love these crates. They are well-made, close and lock easily. I’ve tried others and now only have this brand. I have four. Each dog has their own crate and loves having their own space when the household gets chaotic. They will retreat to their own cave and are fed in their kennels. When I have to leave for errands, it is a safe space for each dog and I don’t have to worry about them getting into anything. Having the two doors has made it so that I can have versatility in arrangements.” —Jewell

Price: $35.74+ (available in six sizes)

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A carbon aquarium filter insert that will absorb odors and impurities from your water, and improve water quality, so your tank will look great and your fishy friends will feel fantastic.

The carbon filter box


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Promising review: “I use these in all my HOB power filters, no matter what brand the filter is. Effectively removed medicines and tannins from aquarium water. I don’t run carbon media all the time, so I reuse when I need to remove something. I replace after about four uses.” —Hannahrain

Price: $5.54 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.54/month)

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A box of Fresh Step kitty litter infused with odor-fighting Febreze, for a house that smells like your house, not cat poo.

The litter, which comes in a 14 lb box


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Promising review: “I’ve tried a lot of different litter brand and this definitely works the best at controlling odors. I ran out recently and my boyfriend picked up a different brand on his way home just so we’d have something to use and I could definitely tell a difference. With this litter, you can’t even tell we own a cat, but the house smelled like cat box with the other litter. I also noticed more litter tracked throughout the house with the other brand. We are never straying from this brand again!” —Vegas Girl

Price: $8.88+ (available in three formulations)

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An airtight, double-decker dry pet food storage system that has two separate interlocking containers — a 33-quart and a 12-quart — plus a scoop and wheels, so you can store two different foods without worrying about pests or moisture, and move the whole thing to wherever you’re having snack time.

The containers, which come in two pieces—one tall rectangular container and one small one—and lock together on top of each other, with wheels on the bottom


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Promising review: “I purchased these bins to store birdseed for all my bird feeders. I was keeping it in the bags before, and every time I filled the feeders, birdseed would get all over the place. I was always sweeping it up or brushing it off my bare feet! The bins are exactly as pictured and all I had to do was attach the wheels. This was easy to do because the wheels fit perfectly into the mounting holes. The lids were already attached, which was one of the reasons I ordered them. I hate having to take off the lids and put them back on every time I need to open the bins. Another thing I like is how the lid stays open and I can actually put my feeders into the bin when I’m filling them. The scoop is a perfect size and helps keep the mess off my floor! The wheels are nice but don’t expect too much. They are small but they work. The birdseed isn’t heavy though, so I’m sure the wheels will really help if the bins are used for heavier stuff. They had kind of a chemical smell when first opened but after leaving the tops open for a few minutes the smell was gone. That was the only negative thing I have experienced since purchasing them. I think that the price was right and I would recommend these containers to anyone.” —Elizabeth S.

Price: $24.05+ (available in eight colors)

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A FURminator grooming rake, so you can comb more loose fur from your dog’s undercoat now, and get less on your couch or pants later.

A dog with a large pile of loose fur that has been removed by the rake


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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 the blade-style FURminator. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier.” —pvfjr

Price: $12.99

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Or a FURminator fur comb for long-haired cats that will help you pull loose fur from your cat’s undercoat without damaging their top coat (or poking your feline friendo).

Cat with all the fur removed from their undercoat by the brush


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Promising review: “For the longest time, I just had a slicker brush for my cat. It did remove some of his undercoat, but not a lot. But I was hesitant to get anything more aggressive, because he hates being brushed. It seems to overstimulate him and he tries to fight and bite the brush. But finally, he shoved the brush off the table one day and I forgot it was in the floor, stepped on it, and broke it. So I decided it was time to try something new. This brush is AMAZING. It gets significantly more fur off in significantly less time. Even if he only allows a minute or two of brushing, I still get a lot more fur off. In just a few days of one short period of daily brushing, he went from looking something like a stuffed sausage with a rough coat that was probably overflowing with loose undercoat, to actually looking sleek. I am sure he is much cooler now. He even seems to appreciate the results I think, because he let me brush him for close to ten minutes yesterday! That is unheard of.” —Aremism

Price: $28.58+

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A package of chicken nesting pads, because they’re biodegradable, they draw away moisture away from the egg, and they’ll still hold shape if your hen modifies them to make them more comfortable — and all without the mess of traditional shredded nesting material.

The nesting pad, which can softly support eggs without letting them break


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Promising review: “I really thought we could do without these for the longest time, and for years, we did…our hens laid on alfalfa hay, on coarse sand, on shredded paper, on all sorts of things. And while we did just fine, we did have to deal with the occasional broken egg that smeared yolk all over the other eggs, drawing ants, or poopy eggs stuck with feathers and other ickiness. I just figured it came with the territory. But I finally broke and ordered a pack of these, which I felt to be an incredibly expensive indulgence. We can’t live without them anymore! Every single egg since has been impeccably clean, without a single broken. Unbelievable. I still think they’re pricey and wish I could find them more cheaply somewhere, but they are worth the cost, and we’ll never be without them again!” —K. Lee

Price: $22.99

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A four-dose set of Advantage monthly topical flea prevention treatment, so you can start killing fleas before they even try to chomp down on your precious kitty — the treatment is applied to the skin and kills on contact.

The pack of flea treatment


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Promising review: “Advantage 2 has always been my favorite flea product for cats. It works the fastest and is the most reliable in terms of long-term flea prevention. I used it just recently on 15 cats, and could not find a single flea after a month of using this product at the animal shelter I worked at. This is my product of choice for my own cats, as well. I have never had any negative reactions to this product and it seems to last the entire month for me. Fleas that bite the cat are swiftly dealt with via this product. Application was simple and the cost was very fair for this product in relation to other stores.” —Siamic

Price: $43.98 (or Subscribe & Save for $41.78/month)

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An easy-to-mount reptile terrarium thermometer with a color code, so you can quickly see if your little scaly buddy is at a comfortable temperature.

The thermometer, which is round and adheres to the terrarium wall


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Promising review: “I’ve needed a better thermometer for my son’s Blue Tongued Skink tank to ensure that her hot side is hot enough and her cool side is cool enough. I can’t afford all those expensive thermometers, and when I found this one, the price was right in my budget. I got two, one for the cool side and one for the hot side, and they work great! Now I can ensure both her hot side and cool side are the right temperatures to keep her happy and comfortable.” —Rachel

Price: $3.93

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An odor-absorbing air freshener that can tackle the smells from litter boxes, hamsters or other small animal cages, house-training accidents, and all the other not-so-nice smells that your best buds can create.

Containers of the dry air freshener, which is simply open and left in the area with the smell


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Promising review: “We have two geriatric cats, two dogs and a toddler who pees on everything. I put one in each bathroom and near each garbage can and nothing smells gross! I like that I don’t have to do anything like spray it or turn it periodically; I just open it and wait for it to dry out. I am sensitive to artificial type scents, but this is mild and pleasant. I’ve tried so many products like this.” —LEK

Price: $12.99 (available in two scents, or Subscribe & Save for $12.99/month)

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A bin-and-rake pet waste scooper with a handle that extends up to 32 inches, because when you’re cleaning up doggy doo…every inch of space between you and it counts.

The rake and the bin, both of which are mounted on long handles


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Promising review: “With three dogs (two small and one large), scooping the yard is a never ending job. But with the Arm & Hammer swivel bin and rake, there is no more bending to pick up the doggy droppings. I am able to easily use the rake to push the droppings into the bag-covered bin. When I am done cleaning up the yard, I just simply remove the plastic bag from the scoop, tie it off, and dispose. I do spray the rake off with the hose sprayer, and then clip the rake onto the scooper for easy storage. I really like this handy scooper. It makes a very icky job much easier to handle.” —Kelly Eldred

Price: $17.94

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A pet bathing tool that straps directly onto your hand, so you can wash with one hand and hold your pet in place with the other. It also turns on and off with a single button, attaches to both showers and garden hoses, has massaging nubs to make bath time feel better for your pet, and uses a targeted stream of water to make less of a mess.


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Promising review: “First off, I have a 35 lb German Shepherd long-haired puppy. Our first three-to-four baths prior to the Aquapaw were awful with him fighting to get away from me, howling, whining, and a lot of fighting. Then, we tried the Aquapaw. No howling or barking. It was a huge improvement. The product attached easily to our outdoor hose, which I love for bathing in the hot summer days. It also comes with a shower attachment, but we will wait to use that for winter time. The device slips on your hand comfortably and has an easy on/off button. Our pup enjoyed the rubber bumps on the device that helped massage the fur and get down to his thick undercoat and skin. This allowed us to use one hand to hold his collar, while the other hand that has the Aquapaw attached is scrubbing. No more feeling like I can’t control him. It was a much more enjoyable experience for pup and us pawrents.'” —Julie

Price: $24.95


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Promising review: “First off, I have a 35 lb German Shepherd long-haired puppy. Our first three-to-four baths prior to the Aquapaw were awful with him fighting to get away from me, howling, whining, and a lot of fighting. Then, we tried the Aquapaw. No howling or barking. It was a huge improvement. The product attached easily to our outdoor hose, which I love for bathing in the hot summer days. It also comes with a shower attachment, but we will wait to use that for winter time. The device slips on your hand comfortably and has an easy on/off button. Our pup enjoyed the rubber bumps on the device that helped massage the fur and get down to his thick undercoat and skin. This allowed us to use one hand to hold his collar, while the other hand that has the Aquapaw attached is scrubbing. No more feeling like I can’t control him. It was a much more enjoyable experience for pup and us pawrents.'” —Julie

Price: $24.95

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A self-cleaning litter box, so you’ll never have to hunch of your cat’s box with that little litter scoop ever again. Instead, just gently roll this litter box over and back — it will collect all the waste in an easy-to-empty side compartment.


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Promising review: “I will never own another litter box as long I live!! My cat is 11 years old and is very picky about her litter boxes. This box is large enough for her to do her business without creating a mess! High five. BUT the cleaning aspect is amazing. Just a simple tilt on its top, roll it back to level out the litter, pull the drawer of horror (all the waste) out, dump it and GO! You’re done. Easy peasy! No mess, no more wasted time and energy… just DONE! I love it and will never EVER own another litter box other than this one!!!” —AA

Price: $64.99


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Promising review: “I will never own another litter box as long I live!! My cat is 11 years old and is very picky about her litter boxes. This box is large enough for her to do her business without creating a mess! High five. BUT the cleaning aspect is amazing. Just a simple tilt on its top, roll it back to level out the litter, pull the drawer of horror (all the waste) out, dump it and GO! You’re done. Easy peasy! No mess, no more wasted time and energy… just DONE! I love it and will never EVER own another litter box other than this one!!!” —AA

Price: $64.99

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A pressure-activated cooling mat that doesn’t need to be refrigerated; your pet’s weight will activate the cooling gel, which will provide relief from the heat for up to three hours.

The mat, which is blue and rectangular


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Promising review: “This is a fantastic product. My little Shih Tzu loves to run and play outside, but can heat up pretty fast in the summer time. Although she comes into air-conditioning, I put the cooling mat down and she instantly lays on it. It seems to be very sturdy, but I do remove it after she is cooled off, so she can’t chew it. I have also used this on camping trips when my dog needs a cool place to lay down. I bought the medium and it is a perfect size for a 9-pound Shih Tzu. I think it is better to have it a little bigger.” —Barbara

Price: $21.98+ (available in sizes S-L)

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A vertical cat scratcher, because cats don’t like to scratch at objects that move or shake (AKA the way some horizontal scratchers move when they’re being used). A heavy, vertical scratcher will stay put, and might convince them to stay away from your furniture (we said might).

The scratcher, which is shaped like a figure eight laid on its side


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Promising review: “It came with a tiny bag of catnip, but I never had to open it. When it arrived, I took it out of the box, and placed it on the floor. A quick scrape of my nails on it’s surface, and my cat, Dexter, immediately came to investigate. He climbed on top, crawled through its openings and spent the rest of the day ‘lounging’ about on it. This is the only thing my cat has shown interest in other than affection, food, and treats. It’s a real hit around here. I’ve taken to placing it at the foot of my bed at night so Dexter is tempted to sleep there. Each morning when I awake, there is my cat, sleeping at my feet. I will gift one of these to every cat lover in my life. Petfusion hit a homerun with these. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” —Michael Dana Wells

Price: $49.95 (available in three colors)

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A box of Greenies dental treats for the pup who needs cleaner teeth and healthier gums (but isn’t interested in having their teeth brushed every day).

The Greenie, which is a long, green chew treat with one ridged edge


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Promising review: “I have a dorky — a dachshund and Yorkie mix. She’s adorable. But as much as I love her, I’ve not been fond of her breath smelling like an unmentionable area. I’ve tried everything you can thing of—various treats, bones, even the stuff you add to water (she’s too smart and knows I spiked her water, and won’t drink it). So I tried these Greenies. She loves them. And after about a week of having one each day, her breath has improved 100%. Now, when she yawns from the other side of the couch, I don’t want to gag. I don’t mind her waking me up with a single puppy kiss now. These are awesome. I’m considering giving some to my brother, and seeing if it helps his breath, too.” —Sad Panda 1980

Price: $14.98+ (available in four sizes, three flavors, and grain-free options, or subscribe and save for $14.23+/ month)

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A package of plant-based, compostable, alcohol-free wipes for doggos, so you can clean up their paws or faces (or butts) between baths without irritating their skin or harming the planet.

The wipe after it has been used to clean a dog's paw


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Promising review: “I use these to wipe my puppy’s paws when we get home from a walk. They’re soft, leave no sticky residue, they get the dirt off her feet, and her little nails don’t puncture or shred the wipe as I’m cleaning. I’ve also used them when she has some trouble getting all the poop off her bottom, and they work well for that too. The wipes say they can be used in lieu on bathing and while that may be true for shorter haired breeds, that’s definitely not the case for my dog (she’s part Cavalier spaniel and definitely has some flowing locks). The lavender scent is not strong and smells nice. The unscented wipes smell fine, too. My dog doesn’t seem to have a preference between them. I love that the wipes are compostable.” —Sara

Price: $8.99+ (available in scented and unscented, and 100 or 400 count packages, or Subscribe & Save for $8.54/month)

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A Wi-Fi-enabled feeder that can be set with a timer; you can also add additional meals through the feeder’s app, in case you’re running late and need to dish up some snacks. Plus, you can watch and even talk to your pet through the feeder’s camera while you’re away.

The feeder, which holds the food in a silo-like area, and dispenses each meal into a bowl at the bottom


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Promising review: “Absolutely love this. I have two cats that are really annoying in the morning if they think it’s breakfast time and will meow at the door. The cat food is all the way in the basement, so being able to dispense some food via the app has been a huge help. I have had other auto feeders in the past, but one thing I love about this one is how stable and secure the food compartment is. There’s no chance they’ll be able to break in. Would absolutely recommend to anyone with noisy, pushy cats or dogs. It’s definitely earned some extra hours of sleep for me and my son.” —Brian Finley

Price: $149.99

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A USB-charged light-up leash with both steady and flashing light options, because you and your pup need to be visible on night walks, no matter the weather conditions.

The leash, which has two lines of glowing material stretching from the handle to the collar


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Promising review: “We live in Las Vegas where it’s very hot, so our dog walks typically occur late at night—so these leashes are a must! So easy to use and they have three settings. One with the lights on always, one where the lights flash slowly and one where the lights flash fast. The LED lights are only on one side of the leash, so when the leash turns they’re not always facing toward traffic but still provide light. They’re easy to charge, too. We have been using them for about three months now with no issues. I try not to let the light run out completely because that defeats the purpose, but we go for 45-minute walks daily and I charge the leashes every eight to nine days. Even during quarantine, we have people almost daily asking from their porches or from across the street where we got these leashes! They are a fan favorite and we love them, too. The handle has a little extra padding, which makes it easy to hold and doesn’t hurt your hand. This company also makes an LED collar sold separately. We have this for the blue leash and it works wonderfully.” —Luis

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

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A package of calming dog chews packed with hemp, valerian root, and chamomile, so your canine companion can chill out when travel, loud noises, or new situations stress them out.

Three dogs, resting after eating the chews


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Promising review: “I love this product! I was skeptical that it would work, as nothing else has helped my poor dog. He has separation anxiety and gets very aggressive with people he doesn’t know. When we leave the house, he barks nonstop for almost 30 minutes, till he calms down. I purchased this product after reading all the reviews about how well it has worked for everyone else and figured I would give it a try. The true test was the 12-hour road trip and hotel stay for three days. My dog doesn’t like traveling or strange places; he gets agitated and barks at every little noise and person he sees. I gave him a treat about 15 minutes before we left and he was calm and quiet the entire trip up. He didn’t seem out of it or drugged-up, just calm. It was amazing—strangers walked up to him when we took him out to walk, and he didn’t even bark. I gave him one a day the entire trip and it truly was remarkable, the change in him. I love this product and have recommended it to everyone I know who has a dog.” —Jessica

Price: $24.99 (or Subscribe &Save for $22.49/ month)

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.



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