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A paw protectant for hikes, walks on concrete, wintertime jaunts or anything that can irritate your pup’s lil’ feet. No more need for booties, either, which will make both of you much happier.
Promising review: “I purchased this for a trip to the snow. Last year, without Musher’s Secret, our dog’s paws were red and swollen from too much unprotected time in the snow. I purchased this product as well as booties. The booties were a big NO and would not stay on and got snow inside them anyway. I then used only Musher’s Secret for four days. You will use a decent amount on all the pads and in between—I believe the directions state that. Because it is slick, you’ll want to apply it on the paws while your dog is standing on a towel or similar. Or if you have a small dog someone can hold them. Once the stuff is on, you’ll not want them walking on your carpet or furniture, although I didn’t see any staining which is good. The dogs could spend more time in the snow this trip because Musher’s Secret created a nice barrier on their pads. No redness or swelling this time!”— Daily Shopper
A pack of allergy immune supplement treats to help with itchiness, hot spots, rashes, and more skin ailments you might have had to get a prescription for before.
Promising review: “He’s almost 5 and I do not know how he’s survived this long being allergic to everything: wheat, corn, pollen, grass, sunshine, fresh air, etc…. but we have tried so many different things trying to help him be comfortable and social and fed. So after lots of research I found these and BOY they are life changing!!!! He’s like a brand new healthy boy! Every morning he takes his “multivitamins” and they’re yummy so it’s like a treat for him. His coat is softer and growing in thicker due to less itching. His inner thighs are completely hairless and before the multivitamins he had a constant rash that would hinder him from a lot of playing outside and now it’s completely clear of any bumps and redness and he’s the happiest, healthiest boy!! I can not stress how much these allergy immune bites have helped.”— Megan
A citrus odor-eliminating spray that has all the power of other cleaners, but without a lingering artificial smell that might leave you with headaches.
Promising review: “I was skeptical about trying another product to attempt to remove urine odor caused by my aging pug. After reading the reviews for Angry Orange I decided to try one last product. And this is the one! The one last product I need…. because IT WORKS! I love the smell and how it eliminates unwanted odors. Definitely give it a try!”— Amazon Customer
A portable pet gate so you can stop worrying about stepping on a teeny paw while you make dinner (yours or theirs).
Promising review: “I purchased this to block off the kitchen to keep my new puppy in there while I was gone. Unfortunately it didn’t fit there, but it did fit in the doorway to the room that had all of the cat food and cat box in so I could keep my puppy out of there. I’ve had this product for at least three months now and it has withstood a very energetic puppy jumping and bouncing on it. It has not fallen down once. Plus side, it helps give my cats a place so that they don’t get chased by a new puppy. I would recommend this product. The color is perfect for my home, and it does the job that I need it to do.”— Kristen
A Snuggle Puppy perfect for younger pups who are still adjusting to sleeping alone, and for older dogs who get anxious during storms, fireworks, and other disturbances. The soothing heat and heartbeat noises will calm them down in no time.
Promising review: “My pup was separated from her mother way too early and has crazy separation anxiety. I opened this as soon as I got it and she instantaneously passed out on top of it. Already know it was a good purchase.”— ashmeg84
Price: $39.95 (available in five colors)
An outdoor odor eliminator because it might have occurred to you to get rid of the smells inside, but if you’re spending any amount of time in your yard it might be a good idea to make sure there’s no pee smell out there either.
Promising review: “We have three German Shepherds who are (evidently) winning some sort of elimination contest. We pick up daily but you can’t pick up urine. By end of summer each year, it’s a nightmare. I was concerned that Simple Green would not be strong enough to make a difference but this is not the same formulation as the Simple Green cleaners. We applied this with a garden hose and one bottle was enough for the whole yard and our patio. IT IMMEDIATELY REMOVED ANY AND ALL SMELLS. I thought perhaps it would wear off quickly but it remains odor free. I’m going to treat weekly and I’m now a convert. Works better than anything I’ve ever used.”— Rob and Glo Carroll
A fur remover broom that’s the magic solution to all that stubborn hair stuck in your carpet — even if you might contribute more to that than Fido does.
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 came back and purchased one for my neighbor and sent one to my favorite pet rescue down south. 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
A pack of tear stain wipes because for the longest time I just thought white dogs looked Like That, but they don’t! You can keep their eyes just as sparkly clean as the rest of their fur.
Promising review: “I don’t know why I didn’t use these sooner. We use the wipes and comb every night and my Maltese looks forward to a treat after we brush his eyes. He has never looked so handsome!”— Runnergirl
A set of Chuckit balls for if Lassie’s destructive tennis ball habit has gotten too expensive — these will last a lot longer and won’t run the risk of your pup eating plastic junk.
Promising review: “Well, this is the ONLY toy that our dog LOVES. The ChuckIt Ultra is her obsession. She has them strategically hidden around the house for quick/easy access, she follows us around with one, she sometimes even brings one to bed with her. Squeaky toys are … well … FINE in a pinch, but really, nothing in her world compares with this ball. She has only managed to “crack” one of these balls in 2+ years, and she chews on them almost like a pacifier (she’ll just sit there and chomp chomp chomp on it). They are easy to throw (with or without the ChuckIt stick), they bounce great, they FLOAT, they are super easy to wash off (that alone is worth the 5 stars for anyone out there who has tried to wash off a tennis ball) and they are really durable.” — P. Hanson
Price: $6.89+ (for a pack of two, available in three sizes)
A cat litter mat with a ton of tiny holes that’ll keep all the litter your cat tracks out of the box from making it to the rest of the house.
Promising review: “Apparently this litter mat doubles as a comfy bed. Going from no litter mat in for this box to using this new mat there is a noticeable decrease in litter strewn across the floor, which is what I wanted. The cats certainly don’t mind the texture so they have no problems with it either. Would recommend.” — Kelliar
A drip-free small animal water bottle to eliminate that annoying wet patch that tends to accumulate under a more traditional water bottle.
Promising review: “I can’t begin to tell you how many “leak-proof” small animal water bottles I’ve bought over the course of seven years. They all leak, some a lot more than others, but they always make a huge mess. This bottle DOES NOT LEAK. I’m so excited, I’m thinking about getting a second one, just in case the first one breaks. The company says they’ll replace, but what would my guinea pigs drink from in the mean time??? I’m very impressed so far. I truly hope they’ve finally solved the water bottle problem.” — A.Y.
A pack of guaranteed leakproof poop bags so you never have to worry about gross post-walk hands ever again
Promising review: “Is it possible to love a dog poop bag? Heck yeah! I’m a veterinarian and I have tried many brands of bags over the years but since I discovered the Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags I use no other. I use the scented bags because on long walks it kind of disguises the smell of the feces (except those that are really potent), so you don’t smell like feces to any passerby. I usually prefer unscented things because I have a sensitive nose and for those inclined, Earth Rated does offer non-scented bags. The Earth Rated bags are also a bit longer than a few other brands though most are similar length. However, the bags are definitely heavier than many other brands and also have way better sealed seams as well as high quality separation perforations. The central cylinder glides easily in every brand of bag holder I have. Lastly, a small but important detail…you know that small piece of tape that holds a new roll together? Most brands use a tape that when you pull it off it puts a hole in the opposing part of the bag if you don’t very carefully remove it. A hole at the top of a bag is no big deal but further down can lead to leakage. The Earth Rated tape comes off real nice and my first bag isn’t destroyed. Overall a very strong, well made bag that has never let me down. It can hold any load big or small, firm or loose and will not leak or tear.” — Jaxdoc
Price: $11.49 (for a pack of 270 bags)
A ChomChom roller because after the first time you use it you’ll go, “Oh yeah! I forgot the couch was that color!”
Promising review: “Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it’s snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don’t have a pet. I don’t care, it’s THAT good.” — Dahlia
A cat water fountain that’ll maybe finally be a more appealing hydration option to your cat than the drinking glass on your bedside table.
Promising review: “It’s a hit! My cat likes to drink water from the drip water system and didn’t always drink enough. Purchased this fountain and she took to it instantly. It’s seems well made and simply constructed. The LED blue-to-red color change is pretty cool and a great reminder to clean and change the water. Lastly, the package includes cleaning tools and three filter pads sealing the deal. The circular pads are a common size and shape giving purchase options.” — PhxCoronado
A pack of Greenies because doggie breath is not a fact of life! Your dog can have fresh breath, it is possible.
Promising review: “I have a dorky —a dachshund and Yorkie mix. She’s adorable. My baby. As much as I love her, I’ve not been fond of her breath smelling like an unmentionable area. More like a dozen unmentionable areas. 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: $27.99 (for a pack of 60)
A perfectly portioned variety pack of cat food so you don’t have to find a place to store that weird half can of cat food when Fluffy deserves a little treat.
Promising review: “Our kitty, Sebastian loves them. I feed him one in the morning and one in the evening mixed in with MeowMix and he always leaves the bowl sparkling clean. The selling point for me is the fact that they are individual portions and I like that I don’t have to keep any smelly, open cans in my fridge, or even bother with cans at all. I’ve read some other remarks saying they are messy or hard to open but I don’t have that problem at all. It’s as easy as opening a yoghurt container and if you do it in such a way, there’s rarely any spillage of the gravy. Sebastian’s happy, I’m happy and I will continue to repurchase.” — Rachel
Price: $18.99 (for a pack of 24)
A stuffing-free squeaky toy that won’t cover your house with tiny bits of white floof the second your dog gets it. They’ll get to play for longer and you won’t have to clean! A win-win.
Promising review: “I—I should say my three dogs—love these. They’re a really great value for the price for one thing, and along with that I was pretty impressed with the quality for that price. The best part for our clan is No Stuffing. Our kids are the nut jobs that tear apart every soft toy given, leading to Stuffing City all over the house. Because they are long and skinny, our dogs can also play tug of war. This is my second order of this trio—I mean, let’s face it, after a couple months of roughhousing, they get replaced. Because our dogs are those fruitcakes that enjoy ripping everything apart, I do highly recommend supervised play.” — Lisa M.
Price: $10.99 (for a pack of three)
A pack of heavy-duty litter box liners to make changing the litter so much easier. Just lift it out and you’re done.
Promising review: “These are so worth it. I have asthma and can’t do the litter dust, but I also have a stubborn fat cat who likes litter. Why he cares, I dunno, cuz he never manages to bury his poo, but whatever. It survives him, “burying” his poop for like 10 minutes at a time. Pawing the sides and trying to drag the bag across the box. We did have to tie it tighter around the sides to keep him from being able to pull it in, little pinches on each side to keep it tight all around. He never managed to scratch through it. And I could just lift the whole bag, toss it, and then hold my breath while I pour the litter and run away. He’s happy, I can breathe, all is good.”— Chad Addington
Price: $2.88 (for a pack of five)
A pack of burn spot chews so your dog will think they’re just getting a treat, but you know they’ll prevent Spot’s pee from making, well…spots on the lawn.
Promising review: “Our pup wasn’t too keen on them at first, but once she ate a couple she gobbles them up. I decided to start her on this now while the grass is dormant. Hopefully we will see a difference in the grass this spring!
Update – the grass has come out of dormancy and we see no discolorations. The patches that were burned last year will need reseeding, but places where she has gone are not being burned. Will definitely keep using!”—
An anti-plaque water additive that’ll keep your dog’s teeth and gums healthy without subjecting either of you to a toothbrushing routine.
Promising review: “I don’t typically review items, but had to write in on this one, as it’s amazing. My dog’s breath had gotten bad, really bad. His toys smelled, his fur was starting to smell in areas where he frequently cleaned himself, I could even smell his breath when I walked into the bedroom at night. Ick. Brushing his teeth is quite a challenge, so I was looking for other options, when I came across this. Sure, I thought, I’ll give it a try, but really wasn’t expecting much. Well let me tell you, this stuff is magical. I’ve been using it for about two weeks and the difference is incredible. It’s easy to use, I just add one teaspoon to a full bowl of water around twice a day. It doesn’t smell, and he doesn’t seem to notice it, he drinks the same amount of water as usual. He also has a sensitive tummy, and a lot of the doggie treats make him sick, so I was worried this may have the same effect, but this sits well with him. The outcome is — his breath no longer smells! At all. And I’m pregnant, and EVERYTHING smells intensely to me right now.”— A. Rouse
A soft recovery collar so they won’t have to deal with the discomfort and humiliation of a real cone, and you won’t have to deal with those sad, sad eyes.
Promising review: “Hallelujah! Big bravo to whoever invented these blow-up collars for dogs. They are so much less cumbersome and more comfortable than traditional Elizabethan collars. Back when I was a vet tech, I saw so many miserable dogs in E-collars, but these blow-up ones are so much easier for the dogs to get used too. (And no more bruised and scratched legs for the humans) As always, give plenty of encouragement when training your dog to wear one. I highly recommend buying one BEFORE you need it and working with your dog to acclimate him/her. Just think of it as one more tool in your “K9 wound management kit.” One of my dogs is wearing one right now due to a knee injury, and yet she’s calm and comfy in this collar and she’s just about to doze off.”— Fit Kit
Price: $14.98 (available in five sizes)
A lick mat that may just be the only way to actually keep a dog still for any amount of time. Use this magic pad for bathing, grooming, or any other thing they usually hate — they basically won’t notice it’s happening.
Promising review: “My pup has pretty bad seasonal allergies leading to itching, flapping, and licking. The vet recommended we give him allergy medicine 2x a day… well, this dog can smell a pill in the middle of a cheese wad and figure out how to eat the cheese, and spit out the pill. So, we have to crush up his pills and mix them into peanut butter. I was tired of using our human plates to complete this twice-daily ritual, so I found these. I figured it would be worth a shot and, at a minimum, he would have his own “plate” for medicine time. He LOVES these things. I mix up the concoction and smear the peanut butter on one of these, and he’s engrossed for at least 30-40 minutes. No more begging us for our breakfast. No more licking his paws all day. No more boredom. I was highly skeptical of this, but I’ve seen it in action and I can promise you it works.”— Liz
Price: $14.95 (for a set of two)
An elevated cat bowl specifically designed to prevent the backflow that can cause kitty vomiting. Your rugs are safe!
Promising review: “I started with one of these bowls. Now there is one for each of our five cats. The cats love them and they look much more comfortable eating out of them. I have also noticed less regurgitating/vomiting since I began using these bowls. Would highly recommend these bowls.”— S. Altman
Price: $16.99 (available in three colors)
A set of pet steps so you won’t have to lift your pet onto the bed, couch, or other snuggle spot. Both your back and their little legs will thank you.
Promising review: “My dog loves them! She Learned how to use them very quick! I have a very high bed and these were a perfect fit. Super easy to assemble. No more fears of my dog leaping from my bed and hurting herself, and no more crying at night from her wanting to get up on the bed.”— Meagan Gagnier
Price: $39.95 (available in two sizes and two colors)
A Did You Feed The Dog because while Fluffy might be pleased about getting two breakfasts, the vet might have other feelings about that.
Promising review: “Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just check to see if it’s green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much!” — Toni Deegan
An aquarium gravel cleaning tool so you can get all the gunk off the bottom of your tank without as much disruption and stress to your ‘lil fish.
Promising review: “I do not write a ton of reviews but I HAVE to review this amazing time-saver!! We have a snapping turtle and I was having to clean his tank two to three times a month. It was such a pain. This product allowed me to siphon almost all of the yuck out of the tank while adding in fresh water. Suction is amazing and I don’t have any issues. We have larger rocks, so I don’t know how it would work on gravel, but I don’t see how it would be an issue.”— Nicole Fraley
A slow-feeder dog bowl that just might be the only thing that can stop Fido from gobbling up food in .2 seconds — and prevent the tummy upset that often comes after.
Promising review: “I actually really like this bowl. Even when the dog dumps it over, and it takes him a minute to do that, eating the food off the floor still slows him down. Instead of gagging after inhaling his food, he actually stays busy for five minutes. I’m considering buying a second one for the other dog, who isn’t much of an eater but finds mealtime more interesting when dinner is in this bowl (He normally abandons food if something better is going on) It is pretty sturdy, holds at least 4 cups of food. So far it hasn’t gotten any teeth marks from getting tossed around by the dog. It does take up a lot of room in the dishwasher, though.”— Sara B
Price: $11.46 (available in five sizes and seven colors)
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