29 Pet Products From Amazon That Are Inexpensive Solutions To Potentially Expensive Problems

29 Pet Products From Amazon That Are Inexpensive Solutions To Potentially Expensive Problems

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A furniture protector that will deter pets from using your couch as their personal scratching post. It’s a simple way to avoid having expensive furniture reupholstered.


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Promising review: “I just bought new furniture to replace the living room furniture which my cat ore to shreds. Immediately upon delivery my furry friend rushed in and started scratching. I went to Amazon for help and came up with Amazing Shields and quilted furniture covers. Problem solved!!! No scratching and the shields are hardly noticeable on my light beige furniture. They do fall off if you don’t use the accompanying tacks. P.S. Their customer service is terrific.” —KATHY

Price: $25.99 (available in two sizes)

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A scratching pad with a grooming tool for the pet parent who’s constantly buying toys that are either ignored for weeks or destroyed within days. It’s made of a sturdy material and is sure to last longer than some of the other scratchers your cat may have been in contact with.


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Promising review: “Great for my cat that loves to be petted (as well as my busy girl who doesn’t usually have time for that). My most petted cat will at times just lay across it as if he’s afraid it will fly away. Then I see my busy girl walk by for a quick brush & turn around for a little chin rub then head scratch. I chose this one since it was my first brush toy hoping not to blow $$$ on another toy they ignore after a few days. My cats tear these types of scratchers up but this one is holding up alright so far. Mainly they like to chew on the decorative sides so I usually stick it back on with a school glue stick.” —Amazon Customer

Price: $22.79

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A cat tower because if your cat is like mine, they always want to be on the highest surface, which is, likely, the kitchen counter or somewhere else they shouldn’t be. This is a great way to give them their own space and ensure they get all the entertainment that they need.


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Promising review: “Worth the money!!!! We researched many of the cat trees before we purchase this. The price is fair and the quality is great! Heavy product made me feel safe when my cat jumping over. Anyway my kitty cat loves it!!! Us too!” —Amanda

Price: $89.95 (available in three colors)

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A washable dog bed so you’ll never have to experience waking up in the night to a wet bed. We all like to have our fuzzy friends sleep with us, but if they’re still being potty trained, this may not be a reality we’d like to face.


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Promising review: “Oh my goodness- this dog bed is so amazing. My workplace adopted a puppy that we all take turns watching throughout our workday. Her name is Sunny and I wanted Sunny to have a nice place to crash when it came my time to watch her. Sunny LOVES her new doggie bed. It is so much bigger than I anticipated and is so soft!! I can’t say if it comfy or not, but Sunny snoozed on it for several hours so I will have to say that Sunny thought it was pretty comfy. I also had multiple coworkers stop by my desk and tell me that the bed looked so nice and soft that they wished they could curl up and go to sleep on it. It is made really well and I’m so glad I ordered it. Highly recommended for any puppy who wants a soft and comfy bed!!” —Keene Family

Price: $36.99

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A dental care solution that almost any pet could use. Skip the expensive yearly cleanings and prolong your pet’s dental health with this awesome product.


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Promising review: “Ok, this stuff is a miracle. My Toy Fox Terrier is an amazing dog… smart with an awesome sassy personality. And she has breath that smells like a sack of dead crawfish that have been in a dumpster for 3 days in 95° New Orleans heat (that’s my standard description!). She has a dental almost every year and her breath will be better for a few weeks. Her last dental she had to have 12 teeth pulled! Same thing~ breath got better for a few weeks and then we were right back to dead crawfish. I saw this by accident on Amazing while looking for something else. I read the reviews and said, what the hell, let’s try it. After FIRST DAY of putting it in her water bowl the dead crawfish were GONE. We’ve just completed day two and nope, it was not a fluke. Now Josie just has REGULAR dog breath. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not minty but it won’t disgust you and makes your eyes water. That’s Josie in the picture… I just wanted her to get some credit! Try this stuff!” —DanaInNewOrleans

Price: $9.95

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A frontline flea and tick treatment for the pet owner who knows the best defense is a good offense. It’s a solution to a problem before it even begins!


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Promising review: “Works wonders, except the ticks then jump on to me or at least try. Last week there was 18 ticks on my shiba Inu after running thru some tall grass down at the river. Not a single one latched onto his skin!” —Tyler Carpenter

Price: $35.69

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An odor eliminator because replacing rugs and furniture is a lot more expensive than this. It can remove virtually any stain or scent and you’ll be grateful you gave it a try – especially if you have carpets!


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Promising review: “I’ve tried Nature’s Miracle advanced formula and This Rocco and Roxie formula. Rocco and Roxie formula works every time. It kills, completely eliminates odor. Okay, so not only does it work for cat pee but armpit odor removal in shirts too! Rocco wins against the other brand, crushed the competition!” —Katherine Wright

Price: $19.97

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A patio sliding glass door for pets so pet owners can rest easy knowing their animals have access to the bathroom without waking them in the night. Installing doggie doors can be expensive and this helpful product is cost-efficient and makes installation simple.


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Promising review: “Fits perfect, my husky loves it and makes my life so much easier. No flies or letting the hot air in. Easy install. Was confused at first but the video on their website makes everything super clear if you have any doubts. I did not drill anything, just leaving as is since I plan on taking it out each time I am gone for a while since it’s that easy to remove and put back.” —Steffen

Price: $129.95 (available in five styles, two sizes, and three colors)

9.

A water fountain that will encourage your pet to stay hydrated and stop knocking over water glasses. If you’ve lost many a glass cup and bowl to the pet cause, then this is for you.


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Promising review: “Great product. I had a male cat who is very picky. He used to drink out of the faucet, now he drinks from his fountain. I’ve purchased other products but he wouldn’t drink from them. He likes this because he can sit up. It mimics drinking from the faucet. The stainless steel is the best. I had the plastic before but it gets moldy. I disassemble this and put it in the dishwasher. My cat also had problems with “hacking”. I purchased the Feline Greenies for hairballs. The combination of the water fountain and the greenies cleans his system right out. If you buy the greenies, make sure that you give the right amount. You’ll need to give AT LEAST 15 nuggets to get the right results. You’ll see the result in the litter box.” —Sandra Cooper

Price: $39.95 (available in two styles)

10.

A pet food storage container for the person who needs to ward off pests or just keep food fresh. Buying one of these is a lot less expensive than replacing a huge bag of pet food.


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Promising review: “Perfect for my cat food! I normally buy 17lb bags. I have issues with ants in the summer, so we shall see if it really is ant-proof. If not, I’ll update my review. I also bought the larger 60lb container for Koi food, and I have them stacked. They both work out great so far. Stackable.” —DNFF

Price: $20.64

11.

An electric nail trimmer because there’s nothing worse than scratched hardwood floors. If you’ve ever heard the sound of pets skidding across the floor, you’ll know how essential this item is.


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Promising review: “I don’t normally write reviews, but I felt this one warranted one! I have a 6-year-old mini dachshund and trimming nails has always been rough!! Screaming and biting (from the dog). I’ve tried other nail grinders and she was terrified of them. I came across this one and thought I’d give it a try. It took only 5 minutes to do ALL FOUR paws! She held perfectly still and didn’t fight me a single bit!! She even wagged her tail when we were done!! Hallelujah, I think we found the tool for us!!!” —Carrie Ward

Price: $29.99 (available in two colors)

12.

A foldable exercise pen so you won’t have to worry about your pet escaping to parts of the house they shouldn’t be in. Pets are destructive but there’s no reason to let them go ripping up shoes and other precious items every time you turn around.


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Promising review: “Perfect for my new pup that’s still being trained and cant be let loose if I’m not home (she eats everything in sight). Attaches right on to her kennel and gives her more than enough room for her pee pad, toys, food and water! I have also used outdoor and was stable enough on its own without the extra tools which was great. Well worth the $!” —Johanna

Price: $41.99 (available in five sizes)

13.

A portable potty trainer that is a great way to teach your pets the way to go to the bathroom. It’s much cheaper than replacing all of your rugs, we promise!


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Promising review: “The best tool for potty training in an apartment! We put it on the balcony and it’s been working great.” —Mike B.

Price: $26.95 (available in four colors)

14.

A seat protector for the person with leather upholstery. It’s a cost-effecient way to keep nail marks out of your car seats.


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Promising review: “I have a swiss shepherd and he often gets very messy. I used to take him to the park and lake without seat cover and my car was a big mess. My last cover broke pretty quickly so I replaced it with this one. I love the non-slip bottom, it is waterproof and protects my car seats from mud, water, and fur. The seat belt openings are large enough. This is a great product, high quality, and reasonably priced.” —electric

Price: $41.96 (available in two sizes and four colors)

15.

A self-cleaning litter box because if you’re constantly running out of plastic bags to scoop litter into, this is for you. It’s cost-effective and eco-friendly.


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Promising review: “Honestly very impressed. I kept the original crystals and cardboard box that came as the litter box. I adopted a cat and gave her this litter box her first day home. She used it straight away even after being a barn cat her whole life. It’s been a week and no smell. Rake hasn’t gotten dirty, haven’t had to stir it, everything is going great, poop has been collected in the front area. Seriously the best invention for any cat owner. One less thing to do every day, one less chore. 10/10. Had my brother buy one for his cat too. The only thing I could find wrong is it’s squeaky when it rakes, but I’ve never heard it in person…only through my security cameras. Not an issue for me at all because the cat is in her own bedroom for now. I’ll never have the box in my bedroom or anything so it’s perfectly fine how it is. Thanks for making a great product.” —Bailee Germanotta

Price: $169.95

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A tall stainless steel bowl holder so your pet can eat at their prefered height, causing less neck and back issues down the road.


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Promising review: “I was worried that it would be flimsy and just fall over. It’s actually very sturdy and great height for my very tall Rottweiler. Perfect height. The bowls have a rubber seal around the edge to keep them in place and stop the rattling. I highly recommend. Plus I love the copper look. Plus these were half the price of others I found online.” —Mraff

Price: $37.81 (available in five sizes and 18 colors)

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An automatic pet feeder that is a great substitute for a pet sitting (for a night). If you dread going away over night because it means money lost, than this is just the thing for you.


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Promising review: “LOVE this pet feeder. I’ve had the same brand of pet feeder for years (different brand than this one) and kept having to buy replacements because a piece of it would break. I was so fed up, but my cat needs to be fed a certain amount of her prescription cat food a day, so I really needed an automatic feeder to help me out. I saw a different PetLibro feeder that got rave reviews and saw they had an updated version and there was a coupon available when I purchased. I jumped on it! It looked pretty user friendly, the new design looked like it hopefully wouldn’t break overtime, and it was large enough to hold a decent amount of dry food securely.” —Jessica Bjerke

Price: $75.99

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A wifi pet camera for the person who wants to keep an eye on their pet’s behavior. It’ll help you pinpoint the source of their stress and, therefore, their destructive tendencies so you can cut things off at the source.


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Promising review: “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 awakened 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 won’t be able to run to her when she gets home. Thanks, Furbo, your product is awesome and we all love it!” —Alex Batlle

Price: $133.99

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A pack of Greenies dental dog treats because it’s a lot cheaper than a teeth cleaning. All dog’s gums and teeth worsen with age, like us, but you can put in place preventative measures to slow that down.


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Promising review: “We have had a subscription to these treats for a while now. My dog Buddy who is about 55 lbs and a lab retriever mix is not usually a picky eater but he prefers chews and softer treats to biscuits. He does enjoy these treats and the larger quantity boxes are better value for the money. We try to give him a chewy once a day or once every other day to help with teeth cleaning. He chews through these in about 30 seconds with the regular size. They have always been pretty good in quality and they don’t have a bad smell. They are a nice treat for him and he likes them every time.” —GwendolynH

Price: $64.99

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A spray dog and cat deterent so your animals will stay well within their zone. Broken Christmas ornaments and trinkets can be traumatic enough without the added cost factors.


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Promising review: ” It works! I’ve gone through two couches in 2 years and this is the only product that has finally given results. Neither cat (I have two) dare to come anywhere near my couch. It’s been a week. They still walk through the living room but they do not sit on it or scratch it. You need to be strategic on where you place it. In my opinion, it will protect a specific item not an area unless you place it by a door which will then prevent everyone from entering unless you want to be sprayed. On the video attached, that was the last time my cat walked to the couch though in this case she was curious about the spray can and got the surprise of a lifetime. But as you can see in the photo, 2 minutes later she still laid on my rug near the couch intently looking at the spray can as in “what did just happened?” I will test if she will go back to the couch if I remove the spray can, But for now my couch is sitting pretty.” —Alexandra

Price: $34.95

21.

A pack of stain removers that resolve the issue of dirt, pee, and other things pets track in staining your carpets. This miracle product will leave your items good as new so you can buy less.


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Promising review: “I thought this would be like stomping on a Chlorox wipe. (Sometimes I find myself grapping a wad of these and scrubbing as a pre-treatment triage to see what next steps must be applied, ugh). Yesterday, one of the dogs had a bm on my beige shag bathroom rug that stuck to the carpet fibers when one lifted the poo (ew). Normally, I would consider this to be stained slightly even after steam vacuuming the crap (literally) out of it. I tried one of these babies, and it was like a miracle. It seemed to have attracted the stain onto the cleansing pad and applied a foamy cleaner onto the carpet, nice! I was worried I might be overpaying for a trial of something, but I’m really happy I have these now for these “accidents.” I highly recommend these for anyone with pets.” —Rebecca Warren

Price: $24.99

22.

A bottle of pure salmon oil for the pet who could use a little joint lubrication.


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Promising review: “My 110lb rottie was having major hip issues and whined almost every time he got up. I started giving him Zesty Paws salmon oil paired with “Vetrinex Labs Advanced Joint Support Formula” and the change in him is amazing. Even in the cold weather he gets up with minimal pain and walks so much easier. I would highly recommend using these two products together. Alone they work but are not as effective.” —Karissa

Price: $34.97

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A set of foldable pet stairs because going to the chiropractor after lifting a heavy dog is not money well spent. Eliminate the pain and cost.


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Promising review: “Great value and works really well. We have 2 large dogs (85 lbs and 92 lbs) and two big trucks (large SUV and GMC Sierra – tall pick-up truck) and this works just fine. It’s just an inch or two short of the back of my SUV and maybe 6 inches shorter than the back of the Sierra. It’s an easy extra step for the dogs. Folds down nicely to fit in either truck and the dogs really do not have any problems getting in or out. Really helping our backs… NOT lifting these big (old) dogs in and out of our vehicles!” —Kristina

Price: $51.95

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A heated pet bed so your animals can rest in comfort and you won’t break the bank on the heating bill. No matter how cold your enviornment, you can ensure your pets stay nice and toasty.


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Promising review: “These beds were a hit right out of the box! I have two beagles and they love snuggling at night. The problem is that they were taking over my bed and I found my space shrinking more and more every night. So, I began training my dogs to sleep on their own beds but they would refuse. They destroyed so many beds I can’t even count them. Then I found these electric beds and voila! My dogs loved them immediately. Just look at the picture! Those are two happy beagles. Because these beds are warm my dogs love snuggling in them and it made the transition from my bed to their beds a breeze.” —Juliana

Price: $65.99 (available in two styles and two sizes)

25.

A trunk liner for pets that is sure to prevent leaks and dirt from getting all over your car. It’s perfect for road trips and won’t leave you needing a major car wash.

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A Furminator for the person who wants to skip all the trips to the groomer. Take your pet’s winter shedding into your own hands this year.


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Promising review: “Our cat is a pain in the butt when it comes to brushing him. Well, not a pain it is more a pain to brush his fur and get the undercoat. I’ve tried a bunch of different products that claimed to do what this brush did. Maybe a little bit of fur, but nothing like this after 20 minutes of brushing. No pulling and he loves it. Easy to clean the hair off with the push button on the back. I like the safety cover to keep it nice and clean. I have already recommended to a dozen friends.” —Rachel

Price: $30.99 (available in two sizes and four colors)

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A laser cat toy because time is money and you’re likely spending your time working. If your cat needs constant play time and you can’t hire a sitter every time you go away for more than a few hours, this is your new best friend.


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Promising review: “Cool laser toy for cats. Also looks cool as decor. 2 modes. Fast and normal. Then off but the ears will still light up different colors but no laser. Can be hung on a wall or set on a stand or hung w a cable. Works for 6ish hours on continuous without being plugged in. Cool for price. Looks cool even if wasn’t a cat toy.” —Hollywood

Price: $23.99

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An orthopedic dog bed so you can ensure your pup has a comfortable sleep no matter their age. Plus, it’s great at preventing trips to the vet because they’re less likely to tweak their muscles.


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Promising review: “Wonderful low profile ortho bed, our 17 year old pup loves it.” —Teri

Price: $69.99 (available in two sizes and two patterns)

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A dog lift harness that is perfect for hoisting older dogs into the car or for stress-free nail trimmings.


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Promising review: “I did not purchase to lift dogs. I have 3 pekingese that do not like paws hair trimmed or nails clipped. Once in harness I hang on hook they wagtails and are very calm. You can adjust straps to level dog plus I can sit in a chair to clip.” —Ronald A. Marcovecchio

Price: $35.98 (available in six sizes)

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