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Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a pet hair remover, a cleaning must-have or something to stop Charlie from snarfing down his dry food in two seconds, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there's no way it's a dud.
No need to join any new social media pet groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great, and chances are, when hoards of them swear by something, it's the real deal. They're a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage. In honor of National Pet Month, all of these finds are for your furry (or scaly, or feathery) friend.
Plus, every Amazon pro knows that the best way to save big is to be a Prime member. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Scroll for our favorite Amazon cult-favorite finds this week for your beloved fur-baby.
A $2 fix to your cat's unending boredom
Whether your cat is perpetually bored and getting into trouble, or simply needs more exercise, this $2 solution will keep them dancing, quite literally, for hours. It's a steel wire with a spring and rolled cardboard fixed to the end, but it does the trick to keep curious kitties out of your hair.
Over 20,000 owners of feline friends swear by it. "If you say 'cat dancer toy' my cats come running," one happy reviewer says. "This is great news for our 20-pound senior cat. He is actually getting up and moving quite a bit, hence we purchased two more.... It’s just amazing to everyone in our household how something so simple (and inexpensive) can be their favorite. They beg for this, while the expensive toys sit."
Calming chews for scaredy dogs
Thunderstorm brewing? Planning on seeing fireworks this summer? These calming chews use a Colostrum Calming Complex Biopepide Blend, L-Theanine and vitamin B to soothe pooches. They’re sedative-free and won’t tire them out, plus they last for four to six hours and start working up to 20 minutes after ingesting. They also reportedly taste delicious and are easy to chew, too. Perfect for easily-spooked pups or for hurricane season.
"This stuff is a miracle!" shared a shopper. "I have only given it once per day. I just read that it can be given more often. I tried it because it was on sale. I stocked up, AFTER using it for 3 days. I can’t believe the change in my stressed out dog!"
A must for accident-prone pets
Amazon's No. 1 bestselling Angry Orange spray deodorizes stains and removes urine spots from carpets and hard flooring alike. It's safe to use around pets and kids, and it's made with real orange for a citrus-y, fresh fragrance you'll love. No need to dilute it either: Just spray and go. It's super potent: Two spritzes and my entire living room smelled like an orange grove.
It's so potent, in fact, that one shopper even used it after a skunk spray!
"Cuts through noxious odors — from pets to sour trash cans," they wrote. "I bought it to help with the effects of a skunk-blast around my rural homestead. I soon was using it in the car, the truck cab, on freshly washed throw rugs (dogs and cats live here), upholstered old chairs, a good sofa and even the outer shell of horse blankets. The real orange oil scent is clean and uplifting, not cloying."
The portable vac thousands of pet owners love
The Bissell Little Green machine is a monster when it comes to tackling deeply embedded accidents. The long power cord lets you get into all those nooks and crannies, and it's lightweight enough to move from room to room. You'll be amazed at how the powerful gadget eradicates dirty paw prints, messes and spills right before your eyes.
"My dog had a period of time where he was constantly peeing in the house," a shopper reported. "Luckily we broke him of it, but we had the stains that wouldn’t go away to show for it. We tried everything. I bought this little baby, and my nasty previously owned carpet actually looked clean. So worth it."
Keep your pooch entertained for hours
The mentally stimulating toy helps pets get exercise and stay engaged while they work to disperse food and treats. It has an anti-slip weighted base so it can tilt and bob around, keeping Spot guessing as kibble and treats slowly spill out. It's available in multiple sizes, too.
"Perfect for fast eaters," says one reviewer. "My 9-month-old Shepherd-Husky mix vacuums up her meals in less than a minute. No slow-feeder bowl or tennis ball will slow her down. Even putting her food spilled out on the floor only slowed her down a smidge. This dispenser has been amazing. I currently have it open fully and it has slowed down her eating to seven whole minutes!"
The magical pet hair remover over 81,000 shoppers use
The reusable (and eco-friendly!) non-adhesive roller removes pet hair from any surface — and according to Amazon shoppers, it’s the best money you’ll spend. It works by pulling those deeply embedded hairs from your clothes and upholstery and scraping them back into a chamber that can be emptied out, so you can repeat the process all over again. Since there’s zero need for batteries, sticky paper or refills of any sort, the tool is reusable for months and possibly even years.
“This IS the holy grail all pet parents need!” one shopper raved.
Over 52,000 shoppers (and their pets) love this slicker brush — it's 50% off
We all love our fur babies, but brushing them is no picnic. Bristles can get scratchy and bend when not stored properly, making it painful for your pup or kitty. Not with the Slicker Brush's unique design. With the touch of a button, the bristles retract, allowing the collected pet hair to remove easily, while protecting the wires from damage during storage.
"My cat has short hair, but a thick undercoat," said one relieved kitty mama. "I have tried other types of brushes and they don't get much hair at all...I brush him two to three times a day and I always find a good amount on the brush. I didn't think I would care that it was self-cleaning, but it is seriously the best feature about this brush. So easy! He loves how it feels and I love how it works!"
Over a million of these slow feeders have sold
If your pup chows down at the speed of light, this slow feeder will get him to take his time and actually chew his food. The zigzag pattern makes it impossible for him to gobble up his entire bowl in one shot, plus it helps with bloating, indigestion and regurgitation. It's mega-popular, too — the Amazon No. 1 bestseller has 63,00 five-star fans.
In fact, the only one that's bound to hate it is your over-eager pup. Shares one pooch:
"...With this 60s retro psychedelic-shaped safety dish, I have to work to get every piece of kibble. It takes me 10 minutes now to eat a 20-second dinner. It's downright humiliating. The shame — oh, the shame!"
This Amazon bestseller has over 31,000 five-star reviews
If you're tired of running after your pups with a bucket and a mop every time they get back from the dog park, invest in this genius brush. Just add a little water, insert your pup's muddy paw, and twist!
"Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm," shared one shopper. "It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it!"
Amazon's No. 1 bestselling water fountain — nearly 30 percent off
Cats (and some dogs, too) are picky about water. This fountain has an ever-flowing supply, and the running water is especially enticing to finicky felines. The whisper-quiet system has a triple filtration system and three different flows.
"I bought this for my mom's cat because he loves running water," shared one of over 42,000 fans. "Her cat loved it so much so I bought one for my cat. It’s been out of the box for five seconds and he’s already drinking from it. It’s so cute! Very quiet. And holds a lot of water!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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