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Pets

Posted: 2020-10-05

24 Genius Pet Products Reviewers Can't Believe They Went Years Without

A dog paw cleaning device, a UV flashlight that reveals pee spots, tear-proof screen doors, and more.

reviewer showing their dog with a crusty nosesame reviewer showing their dog's nose completely smooth and healed after using the snout soother

1. A snout soother so you can moisturize that snout when it gets chapped and crusty. This vegan, organic balm stick will heal your pupper's nose and leave it as soft as it was before.

Promising review: "The tube is only 1/3 full and it’s chapstick size First of all this product was amazing. However. It only lasted about a week and when I took the label off I realized the the tube was only about 1/3 full to begin with. Wow. Paid $10 for 1/3 full of a tube. Great product, but thanks for trying to screw over the consumer by covering the tube with the sticker" — Chandler McGinnis

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2. An LED collar is perfect for nighttime walks when you want to make sure your dog stays safe and visible. If your dog has dark fur, the LED collar will help make them more visible to traffic. The collar also helps you more easily locate your dog if they're not on a leash.

Promising review: "This is a MUST HAVE - Perfect for our Deaf Boxer Girl! This collar is FANTASTIC. We live on 15 acres out in the boonies and our driveway is about a mile long so we have our dogs out in our yard loose. They know they aren't supposed to go past the barn or into the woods....buuut you know how that goes. Britt is our deaf white boxer girl and she likes to bend, aka break, the rules occasionally (quite frequently). A few weeks ago we let her outside to do her business with her sisters and less than 5 minutes later went to bring them in...and Britt was nowhere to be found. Long story short, we did find her but since she is deaf it took a while because we couldn't call her. This collar has solved our problems and keeps my family's mind at ease when we let little Britt outside now!We only use this collar when she goes outside. It hangs on our front doorknob and every single time she goes outside we put this collar on her and turn it on so that if she decides to go on one of her little jaunts where she's not supposed to, we are able to find her much easier now. We also attached a Bear bell to this collar so that on top of the pink blinking neon light, we can hear her jingle jangling along.I can see how some reviewers are having trouble with the collar not lighting up when they put this collar to heavier use. If you are connecting a leash directly to this collar and your dog pulls consistently, that might cause some damage to the way the LED lights connect to the charging port or each other. If you plan on having a separate collar for daily use on your dog and attaching a leash to it, then placing this collar on as well for visibility on walks, then you will be fine. I will update our review if something happens to the collar but I really don't foresee that happening considering our light use of it.Britt has a 17" neck and we can slide a size medium over her head when at it's full size. Sliding it on is a little snug, but it definitely isn't loose sliding it over her noggin. I also have a Pitt named Fitz that has an 18" neck and we usually use a size 22" collar on him, the size medium just fits him as well and I would definitely not go up another size. Our Retriever/Golden mix Izzi (I know that's 3 and that's not even all of our dogs- yes we are cray) has a 22" neck and thicker fur and the size medium does not fit her so we will be ordering a large for Miss Izzipotamus.After using this for our deaf dog we absolutely love this collar and now all of the dogs are color coded when they go outside for tinkles. If you have a larger yard or property just buy it. You will love it. I also recommend grabbing a bear bell and throwing it on there as well so that you can hear where your dog is if they are being bratty and ignoring you while you're calling them!" — clc108

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3. A clear toy blocker that immediately stops all their toys and balls from ending up underneath the couch and other furniture, putting an end to one of the most annoying pet owner chores: rescuing their toys for them. And because it's made of durable plastic, it's something they can't rip up and destroy.

Promising review: "So helpful, wish I had them a long time ago! These are amazing for blocking both toys from the kids and the dog from constantly getting stuck under the couch. I hate pulling out the couch and finding everything from old cereal to tennis balls to Legos.There are two challenges. First, the sticky bottom is super sticky - good and necessary for them to stay in place. But it wasn't until I'd put a few down that I got a good sense of how to carefully place them not only lined up with each other (you'll see one of my gaps in the pics), but also to slightly fold the top to be able to get it far enough back and not too close to the edge of the couch.Second, my couches annoyingly slip around on my floors, which can mean they get out of alignment with where these are placed sometimes. Not a big deal and it's on my couches, not this product.Overall I really like them and bought extra later to have back ups." — BB L.

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4. A set of transparent couch protectors when absolutely nothing else will distract your kitty from the grand appeal of ripping your sofa to shreds. You get 10 large self-adhesive pieces to apply around the spots they target the most, and eventually they will learn they have to scratch elsewhere.

Promising review: "Worked great with woven fabric couch! Very impressed! Stuck great to my couch corners, even over areas that are in shreds from my cats. I was worried I wouldn’t have to trim down all of the loose strands of the woven fabric down to the couch base for these to stick, b it they had no problem. I didn’t bother putting on the pins, but kept them in case I’d need them later. They look nice enough. For the price, I could see myself rather buying another pack when the edges start rising vs using the pins. My only complain is how shiny the protectors are. If they came out with a matte finish version I’d gladly spend more on those to help with the appearance. In bright lights, it can tend to look like packing tape because of the reflections." — Sam Robinson

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5. If you're having trouble finding where your pet has been having accidents, then a UV black-light flashlight may give you some gross information about it. Urine will show up very clearly under black light, so it'll be easy to find the source of the problem.

Promising review: "Worst thing I've ever bought Worst thing I've ever bought. My house is a pig sty. This light is fantastic but it shows EVERYTHING. I thought my house was clean. Turn off the lights at night, shine thus light and be prepared to be shocked. Tomorrow, I have a date with a bucket of ammonia and water." — Jean B. Carson

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6. You should have an odor-eliminating spray on hand for when you locate that latest carpet accident. Not only does it lift away stains; it also releases enzymes that break down the deep and persistent odors left behind.

Promising review: "Unhinged Crazy Cat Lady Who is Not Fond of Cats Let me set the stage for this long review. I am diagnosing myself as CP phobic (cat pee phobic). This is not yet an official disease but I am working on a patent. The roots of my CP phobia come from my childhood days as does everything else that is wrong with my life but I will skip the details for a book I will later write and discuss with Dr. Oz. Cats were around me in my childhood days and due to absent parents, they peed everywhere and little was done to clean it up. Therefore, the smell of cat pee brings severe anxiety, anger, and anything else that is related to a negative feeling. In 2002, a small kitten followed me into a 7-11. She was friendly but obviously abandoned and probably had her days limited if left in the busy parking lot of this convenience store. So on this wonderful day in the winter, I walked out with a Diet Coke, a pack of Marlboro lights, and a kitten. All three items were destined to deteriorate my health.Fast forward to 2017 and this same cat is still with me. I am almost certain this cat will outlive me and I am only 34. This is the last cat I will ever own. Due to her age, attitude, and possibly her political views, she decided to start peeing on the carpet. I immediately google "life span of indoor cats." I realized I have at least 2 years left but maybe 5 years. I then take this 11 pound ball of fur to the vet to pay a lot of money for a diagnosis that my cat is healthy and a brat. Both of us come home hating each other. The peeing continues. Below is how I handled the situation in which she is still alive and I am slightly more unhinged than before. Several products will be mentioned as I am copying and pasting this review to all the companies who are responsible in allowing this cat to currently live through her natural life with me.I spent a HUGE chunk of money on the litter robot. I recommend going to the litter robot website and researching this expensive toilet for cats. They have great customer service too. The litter robot is life changing for anyone who actually plans on owning cats for fun and for cats who refuse to use a dirty litter box. Due to my CP phobia, I plunked down the money. Everything worked great until my cat saw me enjoying life. The peeing began again. I put down a plain old square litter box and added "Cat Attract" litter. The peeing stopped. My adorable ball of high maintenance fur now uses the litter robot to go number two and the plain square box to go number one. The "Cat Genie" trash can is a must with anyone who has CP phobia. It keeps the smell down to a minimum and saves on trash bags.Now that my 15 year old queen is satisfied with her restroom, I am now left to attack the cat pee smell. Putting Febreeze on a cat pee spot is like putting a cute SuperMan band aid on an 8 inch deep gash; it's super adorable but we all know I am going to pass out from the blood loss. Attacking cat pee is serious business and requires hours of work, determination, and money. Did I state how I will never own a cat again?First you will need Rocco and Roxie pet stain remover. Just buy the jug if you are battling cat pee. The spray bottle will not be used. Pour Rocco and Roxie on the cat pee. It needs to be a puddle that soaks in through the carpet and into the carpet pad. We are not using a band aid, we are going in and sanitizing this dire situation. As you get the spots you can see, grab a UV light, turn off the lights, and prepare for night battle. Find all the illuminating spots and pour that Rocco and Roxie on all spots. Cat pee is no laughing matter to people like me. After all the spots are drenched, wait it out for a few hours and soak as much up with paper towels. If you use a towel, I feel you are transferring cat pee from one spot to the next. There will be a slight chemical smell. Again, cat pee is not like spilling your tumbler of vodka and soda water because the cat trips you up on purpose. Cat pee is anger and anxiety wrapped into one huge ball which needs strong chemicals to destroy.If you are satisfied with Rocco and Roxie, and no odor of cat pee is present, then continue on with your life. If you are CP phobic and can detect a small whiff of cat pee, proceed to step 2.Step two requires buying Angry Orange. Angry Orange is a smell that cats hate and is actually pretty pleasant to others. It smells like straight oranges. I bought the spray bottle and the concentrated refill bottle. Because I am CP phobic, I put a lot of the concentrated angry orange in a spray bottle and a little bit of water. I grabbed my UV light and went after the spots like the crazy, mad woman I have become. I sprayed all the spots only to have the entire house overwhelmed with the smell of orange. I am pretty sure my neighbors think I have opened a juicing station in the middle of my kitchen. I highly recommend following the directions of using the correct ratio of water to Angry Orange. If you do not follow the directions, not only will you think about writing a book called "James and the Giant Orange" but there will be slight orange spots on your carpet. Which now we can go to step 3.Rocco and Roxie has an OxyClean product. This carpet cleaner gets out the toughest stains including my error of Angry Orange stains. Spray the product on any stain, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then start working on it with paper towels.At this point, I am satisfied I have fought a good battle but I am still wary. I have an oreck orbiter to clean my travertine floors. I bought the attachments for cleaning the carpet and also Oreck Dry Carpet Cleaner. I spray the Rocco and Roxie OxyClean product as a mist on a 6 by 6 foot spot and then sprinkle the dry carpet cleaner all over. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY. I rub the cleaner into the carpet with my oreck orbiter. Wait 45 minutes to 2 hours and vacuum. The Dry Carpet Cleaner gets out stains but it also gets out all the allergens and cat litter smell. I am not a fan of steam cleaning carpets. I have never had success. The Dry Carpet Cleaner is great for spring cleaning carpets or being completely unhinged by cat pee and needing to verify, the carpet is indeed clean.Finally, after a week, I spray the areas in where I want my cat to never pee on, walk on, and or let alone even look at with the Natural Lemon Aerosol spray. Cats hate the smell of lemons and oranges.I am now 90 percent satisfied I have won the battle of cat pee. I will not be 100 percent satisfied until I replace all the carpet but that will not happen until my cat crosses the rainbow in which she will probably pee on because that is how she rolls.My cat has cost me a lot of money and time but I hope when I am old and peeing everywhere, that someone will take care of me and I will have two toilets in the same room. Did I state I will never own a cat again?I hope this helps with anyone who has CP phobia and is willing to go above and beyond of getting rid of any trace of cat pee. I wish you well in your battle.UPDATE AUGUST 27, 2017Hello All,Thank you for all the kind comments. I am thrilled my mania puts a smile on so many faces.I received a personal email from the founder and CEO of this company thanking me for the review and offering a free bottle on the house. This is a small, family run business and I can not express how important it is to support these types of companies.Since posting this review, I actually convinced a man to marry me. I clearly missed my chance as a saleswoman because I can sell anything, even a life attached to me and the feline. My cat is going strong and still a narcissistic princess with a special place in my heart and hell.I want to add a few other recommendations to some of the qualms I have read in other reviews. As you may infer with my post, I am borderline OCD with cleanliness. I do squats at the gym just to master the hover technique over a public toilet. My advice is over the top but it works.With any problem in life, you have to attack the source before treating the symptoms. Your decision to own this type of animal is the main source, the actual cat being second with their toilet being the third main source. After having a lot of self reflection on why you chose to own an animal that stalks you as if you were a gazelle and inevitably will latch onto the back of your leg while going for the achilles tendon to bring you down is the first step to solving cat pee problem. Then we move on to see if said cat is healthy and using the litter box. Finally we have to attack the actual cat toilet. Even when litter is scooped, it still holds the smell of cat pee. I change out my cat litter every 2 weeks and sometimes more. This means dumping the entire cat box into a black trash bag and then taking lysol to wipe the interior and exterior. This will help substantially in getting rid of cat pee smell. Again, attack the source, not just the symptoms.Many have stated they are not fond the Rocco and Roxie cleaning smell. Cat Pee Smell is at the top of my offensive list which also includes items such as robot phone calls to my cell, McDonald's no longer frying their apple pies, hair in the shower drain, and taxes. When attacking cat pee, you have to neutralize the chemical composition of this awful smell. The enzymes in Rocco and Roxie deliver this result as best as I have seen. The after smell does not sit well with all. I use Rocco and Roxie with Oreck dry carpet cleaner every two months to clean my rugs and carpets. I admit I tire of the cleaning smell but have found a solution many may want to try.After cleaning the pee and other items out of carpet, grab baking soda and some natural essential oils. I found a box of oils on amazon. Add tea tree oil and lavender to the baking soda. In fact, add whatever smell you would like for the olfactory. Add lots of drops to the baking soda and mix well. Shake this mixture all over the carpet. It needs to look like it just snowed. Get a brush, preferably with a long handle to protect your back, and agitate the baking soda into your carpet. Leave it on over night for best results and then vacuum. If you can't wait that long, at least let it sit two hours. Baking soda and the oils are all natural so safe for humans and animals. This step has helped in creating a more earthy and pleasant smell in my home when I do the manic bi-monthly cleaning.Thank you again for all the responses and I hope one day to get a book published. As of now, I just update a file with favorite pics of myself and a pre-written obituary for my husband to publish in case my cat does accomplish her life long goal. Within the three column long obituary, I added few lines about being an "expert Amazon Reviewer". Sounds morbid, I know, but I can't trust my other half to use a decent picture of my face or remind the public why they will miss the Unhinged Crazy Cat Lay Who Is Not Fond Of Cats.Kindest Regards,LLK" — L. L. Katherman

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Reviewer photo of their German shepherd sitting next to a massive pile of fur that the broom pulled out of the carpetReviewer photo holding a huge chunk of cat fur that they brushed out of the carpet

7. A broom for pet hair because it's basically a magnet for all that embedded fur, grabbing it out of your rugs and carpets. The built-in squeegee is also effective on hardwood, tile, and other flat surfaces to clean up any messy spills. Plus, the handle extends up to 5 feet long!

Promising review: "Ridiculously Effective I feel bad that I didn't take pictures to back up what I'm about to tell you, but let me assure you this broom is the real deal! And even as I type this, I'm sort of embarrassed that my house sounds so gross to achieve the results I'm about to reveal to you, but even with daily cleanups (with inadequate tools), there is a lot of hair and dirt that gets tracked around by eight pets and two humans. That said...I have a number of area rugs that, because they're handwoven, I was advised not to vacuum. But, honestly, the crappy little carpet sweeper I had didn't do squat and I'd break down and begrudgingly vacuum them from time to time. Then I started reading reviews about this broom. I was like "Nah...no way...can't be that good..." but I ordered it anyway.HOLY SMOKES!Within just a few light strokes I was pulling up strands of hair and fur that had seemingly become a part of the carpet. And when I say "light strokes" I mean it. I've read some reviews where people say it can be a workout. I suppose that depends on how deep the pile of the carpet or rug is...in my case, it was super easy and within 3 quick minutes I had a disgusting pile of hair and dirt scraped from the surface of my 7x10 area rug. WHERE HAS THIS THING BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!?Then I decided to try the carpet in our bedroom. It was a little bit tougher to "sweep" but equally effective. And finally I decided to use the squeegee side, dry, on our wood laminate flooring just to see how it worked. Within 3 strokes I had dirt, hair, and the tiny irritating kitty litter sand granules piling up on the floor. Amazing!I was giddy. My husband thought I'd lost my mind that I was so excited about a cleaning tool. I handed it to him and said "Well, YOU try it..." He smiled and said "Nope! You're not going to trick me like that..." RATS! Almost had him. Anyway, I've only used it a few times and have had ZERO problems, but I can see where people would advise to ditch the telescoping pole and use a solid painter's pole with the metal tip. I will not do that until/unless I have to...If you've made it this far in my review, then thank you...and you must be really bored. But the fact that I wrote so much about a broom/mop/sweeper is even amazing to me. I wouldn't hesitate to give this six stars if I could!" — R Walker

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8. A pair of food storage containers for particularly smart pups and kitties who will tear open their food bags if left out. These airtight bins keep your pet food fresh for longer These airtight food storage containers are ideal for smart pups and kitties who will tear open their food bags if left out. The bins will keep your pet food fresh for longer and make it easy to scoop out the amount you need.

Promising review: "Different size wheels? Yup, and IRIS USA couldn't care less! I ordered 4 of these total. 2 came with "small" wheels & 2 came with "larger" wheels. The "small" wheels are pretty awful; however, the "larger" wheels work quite well. I e-mailed the company & informed them of this. The company's response was simply to inform me that the "larger" wheels were the older style & the "small" wheels are what they use now. Also, in response to my request to acquire 8 of the "larger", better wheels I was told, "We only utilize the smaller wheels now". So, here I am with 2 sets of wonky wheels & 2 sets that actually work. :-(((Oh, did I mention...These containers are FAR from airtight...especially the lower [bigger] containers. Those things leak like sieves! If you need for these containers to be truly airtight, you will be sorely disappointed.THE COMPANY'S RESPONSE FOLLOWS:"Thank you for contacting us and for your patience. We answer all emails on a first come first serve basis and are trying to keep up with an overwhelming amount of emails at this time so I apologize in the delay in getting back to you. The larger wheels were discontinued about a year ago, Amazon must have had some residual stock of bins that still had the larger wheels in them. We only utilize the smaller wheels now so unfortunately I cannot send the larger ones. I will pass your complaint to our quality team for consideration to have them take a look at the small wheels. I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you."" — v0lt4ir3

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9. A ChomChom pet hair roller is perfect for pets who love to sprawl out on your furniture and leave a thick layer of hair behind. The ChomChom roller doesn't use sticky tapes or paper; instead, you get a reusable brush that grabs up every bit of hair and lint as you clean — just empty it out after, and you're good to go again!

Promising review: "OMG LIFE-CHANGING 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." — Stephanie

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10. A pet grooming tool with super thin stainless-steel teeth to groom and detangle fur, especially on longer-haired cats and dogs. The result: clean, healthy-looking hair that looks like they just hit the salon for a blowout.

Promising review: "🌟best brush ever🌟 Totally works as it says. I use this every day with ,"CatFresh Oatmeal Skin & Coat Spray ", from PeachyDog brand and it's a miracle combination!! My kitty has insane dandruff and sheds like mo'fo so I looked at the reviews on Amazon for this brush and everyone who used it said it was a life saver so I tried it and sure enough it is. Using it with the spray is making his coat amazingly soft , smells sweet, adds shine and his dandruff is almost gone from only 2 uses of this combination. The spray is light so he doesn't mind it ( I give him Greenies while I do it so he will like it more ) ...his coat is SO soft and fluffy now from only 2 times using and the shedding is way less. I would recommit this brush to everyone who has a pet and would also tell them to use it along with this spray." — ~Alex~

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11. A motion-activated spray deterrent for cats who scratch your bedroom door at night or yank on the door handle. When it detects their presence within 3 feet, it'll release a harmless spray to scare them off and (hopefully) teach them to avoid the area.

Promising review: "If Yours Leaks--don't throw it out, fix it! Over time the solenoid will "break-in", and you may find that your expensive spray can drains overnight with no spraying. You can also tell if yours has this problem when you hear it hissing when off. Here's how to fix it: First, don't buy the spray cans from SSSCAT unless you like massively over paying--use a regular computer duster can and pull the spray handle part off. It's the same stuff and 1/20 the price. Next, remove the batteries from your sprayer and take out the 2 screws under the batteries. This will allow you to remove the top "hat" part and you'll be able to see the solenoid (it's a little black metal cube with 4 tiny screws on top, and the spring+nozzle comes out one size). There's a larger flathead screw on one side of the solenoid which adjusts the solenoid's "bite point". With a full can installed, loosen that screw slowly until you hear the hissing stop. I had to adjust mine about a half turn.This issue is implies cheap parts and sub-par QA process for the product. I imagine this will need to be adjusted throughout the product's life as the parts age further. Except for this issue I'm happy with the product." — Aaron

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12. A tear-proof screen made of tough polyester yarn so your fur babes can enjoy some fresh air without bolting through the screen at the sight of a squirrel.

Promising review: "Stands up to climbing cats! I have two cats, one is an avid climber. They are inside only cats (I live near open desert that is full of coyotes), but I like to leave the door open with the screen door secured shut so they can enjoy the air and sounds of outside, but I did not trust the standard screen material to stand up to their claws. Damage is one thing, but I definitely did not want them to tear the screen out enough to escape the house when I was in another room. So I was hoping to find a screen material stout enough to give me the peace of mind to keep the door open during the pleasant months, so I gave this one a try.Soon after installation I heard the familiar sound of claws testing out the new screen door. Despite even finding one cat 6 feet off the ground climbing up the screen, there was not a hint of damage to the screen material! Its has also held in the sliding door frame very well, even with the weight of the cat suspended on it. No bulges or sags!The screen takes some elbow grease to install- definitely invest a few bucks in a metal roller- but I think it is easier to get a clean and taught install with this screen than with the standard stuff, maybe because it is thicker and doesn't get stretched out of shape as easily. I found rolling the screen into the groove with the round edge of the roller first, then using short quick strokes to push in the spline with the concave side made the installation go the fastest.I used a 0.135 dia spline (it was oddly hard to search for that size on here but the model number ended up being Prime-Line Products P 7631) which worked perfectly. It was a tight fit but not impossible and seems to hold the screen in nice and strong. As near as I can measure the original spline in my door was .140 inch dia., so I used one just the tiniest bit smaller for the new material.Its definitely a darker, more visible screen than the standard ones, but the peace of mind is worth it and then some. Plus it actually looks nice when the screen is clean and straight, not all bulging out and full of holes and rips like so many screens I have had in the past.I have had it installed for over 4 months now and there are still no rips or tears anywhere and I have not had to adjust anything despite cats climbing, scratching at it, and bouncing off of it while chasing their toys. The fact that this stuff is only a few dollars more expensive than the standard fiberglass screen is astonishing, I think it is worth many times the price!" — K. Michals

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13. A calming anxiety jacket for dogs prone to getting a little stressed out. It applies gentle, constant pressure to calm your dog, whether it's general anxiety or triggered by things like fireworks and thunder. (BRB, looking for my own human-sized anxiety jacket...)

Promising review: "Life saver! I’m a little weirded out by how wel this works. I bought it knowing I’d probably send it back. My schnauzer destroys my house when I leave and I don’t want him to spend his life in a crate. Bought this as a last ditch before having him medicated to keep him from freaking out when we leave. It works. 100%. We’ve had it for about 3-4 weeks and tested it. If we leave and he’s wearing it he won’t touch ANYTHING. He’s very calm and collected. If he’s not wearing it he is antsy and we come home to DVDs destroyed, picture frames tore apart, his toys gutted and piled in the middle of the room, and hats chewed beyond saving. I’d recommend this to anyone with an anxious dog." — Amazon Customer

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14. A dog car seat not only keeps your pup safe during car rides, but is also adjustable for a comfortable fit. The elevated seat can help with car sickness (and gives them a better view out the window).

Promising review: "Best out of two that i bought, but its not that comfy and the walls are deep for a very small dog Like most of you, i am trying to find the right car seat for my puppy. I have some suggestions and comparisons to make this car seat better.Pros - deep bucket walls, so my small puppy curls up and goes to sleep, seems secure, and nice colorsCons - the carabiner that connects the car seat to the puppy/dog is too thick and barely fits through my puppie's harness, it makes it quite difficult. Also, the walls are almost too deep where i cant even see my dock anymore but atleast that may be safer (put that on my pros list) and the blanket/soft part is not very thick it is thin and you can feel the metal support poles around it. I would recommend putting a blanket at the bottom if your dog is too small to prop the dog up and to give more comfort.Well, i could not decide which car seat, so i bought 2 and will return the other one. The other one i bought after looking at many safety articles and reviews or anything i could find, it was the K and H seat similar to this one but that one is much lower walls, too long of a leash so my puppy would fly out if there was a crash and an opening in the front which would make matters worse. I will include a picture of that one (the non blue car seat which is this one) to help you because that is a very popular car seat as well on Amazon that you will probably see so hopefully this helps others looking to compare!** Please click helpful so i know my straight-forward reviews are actually helping people :) lol. Also, it will help share this review with others as it will encourage me to come back and provide future updates for reviewers checking out this product in the future : ) Have a great day!Thanks, fellow reviewer" — Reviews by ILoveAmazon15

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Cat dipping its paw in the fountain Cat sniffing the water as it flows from the flower-shaped spout

15. An automatic water fountain for your cat will stop them from trying to drink from the kitchen faucet. Cats prefer to drink from running water, and this fountain maintains a steady stream that will encourage them to drink more water. This is a healthy habit that can help with kidney issues down the road.

Promising review: "THIS IS A MUST HAVE PET WATER FOUNTAIN! BEST EVER!! This is by far the best Pet Water Fountain I have gotten! We have gone thru about 10 before this one! This fountain, is easy set up, easy filter change, and best of all..the design is such that pet hair does not get in the bottom in the water, bc the filter traps it up top!! This is a huge plus bc I have a long haired cat! My attached video, you see my cat loves it! They drink more water from this fountain than any other! They love it!!" — Karen S.

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16. Or a backseat car extender for bigger pups who need more leg room and space to sprawl out. It also ensures they won't go flying off the seat if you slam on the brakes.

Promising review: "Flexibility for Us, Comfort for the Pup After researching many options, this was the best backseat bridge for my needs and I am pleased with it after completing our first major road trip with our pup (9 hrs each way). FLEXIBILITY: My husband and I could trade driving shifts and adjust the front seats accordingly (I’m 5’4”; he’s 6’3”) without having to adjust or move the bridge. While the bridge not fully covering the entire depth of the backseat may seem odd at first, it is this trait that makes this possible. Our dog wears a car safety harness and is tethered, so we folded the center panel underneath the bridge. This allows him to see us, rest his head on the center console from time to time, and for us to reach back there to pet him or give treats, etc. STORAGE: The bridge still allows full usage of the backseat footwell areas for stuff which will be easily accessible when the back doors are open. Very important on a longer trip when every crevice is needed after the trunk fills up! INSTALLATION: I found the straps a bit confusing at first, but the directions are clear and easy to follow with a little focus! COMFORT: Our 70 lb dog was much more relaxed in the backseat with the bridge. He’s able to get comfortable more quickly without the risk of falling into the footwell. We did some local trips first to test out the right configuration of blankets, etc on top of the bridge for extra coziness and to minimize shifting on the car’s leather seats. Ultimately, our pup has a really cozy space back there that I’d be happy to relax in myself!" — Nellie19

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reviewer photos of the door buddy latch attached to a door and a cat inside a room, with a dog on the outside looking in but unable to enter

17. Or a clever Door Buddy latch that holds the door open just wide enough for a cat to slip through, but narrow enough to keep a dog out. It's perfect for blocking off a room with a litter box or cat food, or even for keeping the bedroom door a little propped open so the cat doesn't cry to be let out in the middle of the night. The strap is adjustable so you can find the gap size you need!

Promising review: "Amazing!! Wish I would have known about this sooner! Amazing!!!Our litterbox is downstairs and we have toddlers who think that an open basement door means they can go down whenever they please haha! So we knew we had to figure something out that would allow us to keep the litter box downstairs and the kids upstairs. We looked into the kitty portal doors but that would require cutting into our actual door which isn't the most appealing idea. So when I found this online I was super excited and now that I have it installed it is seriously such a life-changer and I'm so happy I bought it!! I did think that it would include a doorstop which it does not but it was super easy for me to make one out of a pool noodle that I cut and wrapped in tape :) this item is super easy to hook and unhook yet super strong especially considering the fact my two-year-old and three-year-old keep pulling on it and trying to wedge through the door but this mechanism is strong enough which makes this mama super happy!! :) this is a must buy item if you have cats that you won't allow into other rooms without dogs are children following them." — Fire-wanderer

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A cord protector over cables

18. Introducing the cord protector - an effective way to stop your cat or bunny from chewing on cables, and a handy way to organize multiple cables in one area. The cord protector is made of durable, flexible material that will stand up to repeated chewing, and is easy to install - simply wrap it around the cable and secure it with the included Velcro strap. End your cable-chewing worries for good with the cord protector!

Promising review: "Keeps my cat from chewing through cords! So I have one of those cats who chew on electrical cords. I can't begin to tell you how many cords she has chewed through--alarm clocks, lamps, and all of the charging cords for our phones. I was pretty sure I'd find her fried one day (much like Aunt Bethany's cat did in the National Lampoon's Christmas vacation movie). I tried the sprays made for chewing and those seemed to make her chew more. I bought braided charging cables for our phones. But I was hoping for ANY kind of help to get her to stop chewing and then I came across these sleeves.These sleeves are easy to install and can usually wrap around more than one cord at a time, which is helpful for the tv equipment (cable box and dvd player). Just open the sleeve and slide the cords inside. So far, knock on wood, my cat hasn't chewed any cords since I encased everything in these sleeves! Be sure to have scissors available for install, since you can cut these to any length you want. I've purchased this same item twice, to outfit all of the exposed cords I could find!UPDATE May 2019: I have bought these sleeves twice now and have them on all of my lamps, the tv, and any other exposed cords you can think of. So far, so good! They are working to protect my cords and protect this crazy cat." — impossible girl

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19. If you have a pet, you know that their fur and litter can make a huge mess on your floors. A robotic vacuum can help take care of this for you, freeing up some of your time to do other things. Your pet will probably prefer the robotic vacuum to a full-sized vacuum because it is much quieter. They may even have fun stalking it as it moves around your floor!

Promising review: "Great and Easy to Use! Background: I have a shedding dog, so I bought this in hopes that by running it every-day, it would pick up on some of the dog hair on the floor.What I like:-VERY easy to use.-easy to follow instructions-has a sticker on the bottom so if it ever stops and beeps, you can flip it over and it says exactly what the beeps mean (one beep means one thing, two beeps means another--which is SUPER helpful!).-color on top clearly shows what mode it is in (blue-ready to go, orange-needs to charge, red-problem to fix-such as emptying the tray).-very quiet. I can work on stuff with it in the room and it does not bother me at all (my dog also does not mind it).-works great on white carpet and easily transitions from my living room to dining room (which has a slight bump).-when its low on battery, it does not die where it is at, it just turns off the vacuum then finds the home doc and charges itself.-just works really well. I run it everyday and I am impressed by how much stuff it gets (especially when it goes under things such as the couch).-if it gets caught on a cord, it usually takes 5-10 seconds but then it stops the suctioning and moves away (releasing the cord or other item). However if you have a small cord you should put it up (and you should regardless, I just noticed it doing this a few times and thought it was neat, but I do try to pick up all cords).What could be improved:-nothing really in particular to this.-It does not work well on anything black, but this is true for all robot vacuums. It sometimes gets stuck when it goes on the black carpet we have with the black chairs (I suspect because it can not detect them), but this has not happened often. My dog has a black mat for her food and water and it always bumps into it and spills the water, but again, this would occur with any robot vacuum.-Also, make sure the doc is against a wall because otherwise it will move and never charge (self explanatory, but I did not do the first time and it kept trying to doc and was just pushing the doc around the floor).-Finally, you do have to dump out the vacuum particles almost every time you run it (if you do a full circle/battery cycle). It is really easy to dump and beeps when it needs to be emptied. Again, nothing really negative, just something to note.Overall, I really like this! It does a nice job cleaning up the dog hair and other things that get on my floor and saves me a lot of time not vacuuming daily. If you have a dog, I would watch them with this first before you use it. My dog was initially scared of it but sniffed it's "butt" and now they are cool and she does not mind it at all. Pleased with this product and would recommend! :)**UPDATE**On another note, Eufy has amazing customer service! I received an email from them addressing each of my "what could be improved" components with more information on the product. Very impressed." — CH

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a white pet gate set up in a doorway, keeping dogs out while a cat is seen passing through a smaller door at the bottom

20. A pet gate to let cats through into areas where bigger animals may not be allowed, also giving them a great escape route if your cats don't get along with a dog in the house. This is also great for safely introducing a new cat to the household!

Promising review: "Great gate after EASY modification. I fully understood that this was a pet gate before I bought it. However, I needed a gate that would keep our son out of dangerous areas while at the same time allowing our cat to easily pass through.The simple fix: Cut one of the pet door bars out with a reciprocating saw.It literally took about 10 seconds per door. Then I filed down any sharp pieces that were left and slapped on some white duct tape.Now my son can no longer get through the opening, but our cat can EASILY and quickly fit through it.Pros:- Well constructed.- Nice latch.- Versatility.Cons:- Gate opening is narrow. I'm 6'2" 165 pounds (thin) and I still wish the gate door was an inch or two wider.Also, you MUST use the locking feature when closing the gate (pushing lever under red tab). Our son is only 10 months old and can open the latch when it's not locked down.I've submitted a photo of:- Our son opening the latch when it's not locked.- Our son crawling through the gate before I modified it.- Our cat walking through the gate after I modified it.- The finished gate after modifications." — Bryan

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The automatic cat feeder dispensing food into a bowlA view of the top of the automatic cat feeder, where a bunch of dry kibble is pre-loaded

21. An automatic cat feeder would be great, because those early morning wake-up calls from your cat letting you know it's TIME TO EAT are plain exhausting. You just program this feeder to dispense a certain amount of food up to four times a day, and it'll make sure your cat gets fed at that time.

Promising review: "We can sleep past 4 am. That is all you need to know. Pistol Pete is an adorable feline however the 4 am wake up and feed me calls were getting old. He would gently tap our faces but if ignored he'd go to the bedside table and start swatting stuff onto the floor. Subtle.The Petlibro automatic feeder is the perfect remedy; not just for those early am wake up calls but also to portion out the feedings. We give him dry food now 4x a day ; two 3-portion meals and two 1 portion snacks. He used to nag us throughout the day as if he had not been fed in weeks.Only downside is he often sits vigil next to the feeder. Waiting... waiting...PS at first he tried to tamper with it but the lid's on pretty secure and plus I said No firmly. He's let that go.PSS how I read the display: I dislodge the feeding tray, pick up the feeder and put it on the counter; tip it gently back wards and voila the touch screen is fully visible. Again the lid is so snug not a chance it will fall off except maybe if you tip the whole thing upside down and shake it." — K Flo

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A reviewer's photo of the trapper mat set up under their litter box on a carpet floor, with litter visible trapped in the honeycombA close-up look at the litter trapped inside the mat's honeycomb design

22. This double-layered litter mat has a honeycomb design that will help to catch and trap the litter so that it does not scatter across your floor. You can then easily press in on the sides of the mat to open it up and dump the trapped litter back into your litter box, or slide it into the trash can, whichever you prefer.

Promising review: "May need more than one for large or multiple litter boxes; outstanding product support We have six indoor cats using a total of 8 litter boxes in various areas of our home. There are two areas where the boxes are used most, and our cats tend to get a little wild and crazy flinging litter around. So I was really hoping these litter mats would help to lessen that problem.The mats arrive folded in a plastic bag. It takes a few days for the folds to straighten out, but tips are offered on an enclosed slip to accelerate that process. The mats I ordered are the larger size. As pictured on Amazon, each mat is actually two mats sewn together with the upper mat having holes into which cat litter can fall to gather in the pocket formed by the two mats together. One end of the mat is open so the litter inside can be poured out. Or, if preferred, you can use a vacuum to vacuum litter out from above.In concept this seemed like a great solution, although it is most effective if cats enter and exit the litter box from one side. If not, you really need more than just one mat to catch stray litter unless the litter box is small. In our case, we have 3 litter boxes side by side against a wall. I put the mats underneath so that there is about a 6 inch area of mat around the sides of the boxes that aren’t against the wall. This does trap most of the litter, but some still gets past the edges. To empty the mats we have to pick up all of the litter boxes in order to pull the mats up to dump them back in the box. But these mats do precisely what they claim to do.When I first posted this review I was contacted by the seller who went above and beyond reasonable expectations to offer solutions to make sure I was completely satisfied with their product. This was quite unexpected, but the seller really went out of their way to make sure everything worked out well. You cannot beat that kind of product support.In summary, these mats are well made, and in concept are a great idea. Those who have large or multiple litter boxes, especially uncovered ones, will likely need more than one mat. But they function as advertised, and the seller’s product support is outstanding." —

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23. The Furbo camera lets you see your dog when you're away from home, so you're never left wondering what they're up to. You can get push notifications when your dog is barking, and talk to them through the app to calm them down. You can even toss them a treat through the app, so they know you're thinking of them even when you're not there.

Promising review: "Perfect for my GF overseas! I bought this item for my girlfriend who is deployed overseas in Bahrain. She loves her dog more than anything so I knew this would be a perfect gift for her. The first night I had the Furbo I was awaken several times in the middle of the night by high pitched squealing and giggling of glee from my gf not being able to contain herself. She was so excited to see him, talk to him and give him treats and OH BOY does she like giving him treats! By the time she gets back from her deployment I am sure he will be overweight and wont be able to run to her when she gets home. Thanks Furbo, your product is awesome and we all love it!" — Alex Batlle

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reviewer pouring out the dirty, muddy water from the paw cleanersame reviewer showing their dog's paws completely cleaned and shiny

24. A dog paw cleaning device that is designed to keep your home clean and mud free after your daily dog walks. The gentle bristles on the device quickly and effectively clean your pup's paws, and the container keeps the leftover mess inside of it (instead of it being tracked onto your carpet and furniture).

Promising review: "Choosing the right size for your dog This is a fantastic gadget! Does a great job cleaning my dog's paws, in much less time than my old method: a bucket of water and a rag.The only trouble is, they should make one more size besides Small, Medium, and Large. I need size "Lean and Lanky" for a 40 pound dog that has the lean shape of a small greyhound. My dog's paws get dirty halfway up his legs, and that's too tall to fit into the Medium mudbuster. I then ordered a Large, and that's tall enough, but the opening is too large (so that the bristles don't enclose the paw/leg close enough to brush it clean).So that you can order the correct size, I'm attaching 3 photos each of the Medium and the Large mudbusters that show 3 measurements: interior height, diameter of the tunnel that is inside of the bristles, and larger interior diameter including full length of the bristles. The bristles are so soft and flexible, you want about a third or half of the bristle length touching your dog's paw so the dirt can be brushed out of the pads and fur. (For example, since the tunnel diameter of the Large is nearly 2 inches (1-7/8"), it can't clean my dog's paws which are 2" wide and 1-1/2" high. The Medium, however, has a tunnel diameter of about 1-1/4" and does a great job.)The optimal size for my dog would be "Lean and Lanky" with the interior dimensions of the Medium, but the height of the Large (8") to reach his dirty heels which are 7" up his back legs. Hello, Dexas, would you consider making that size, please?" — Patient Shopper

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