24 Problem-Solving Products Every Dog Owner Probably Needs

24 Problem-Solving Products Every Dog Owner Probably Needs

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1.

A pet hair remover for anyone who’s tired of getting fur all over their clothes. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!


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Promising review: “Where has this been all my 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-pound 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

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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A pack of stain-removing pads to tackle the inevitable messes that come with owning a pet. Pee? Check! Poop? Check! Vomit? Check! (You can even use them to clean up your wine spills.)


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Promising review: “Our poor older pup started having some incontinence issues and had several accidents in the house. I was really frustrated until I found these. They work amazingly well. They’re small, so if the area was larger I had to use two or three, but they pulled up stains and saved the house from being smelly. I even used one on an older stain (that I’m pretty sure wasn’t pet related) and it came up after leaving it on for about 24 hours. I make sure to keep a supply of these in the house at all times now.” —MC

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

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An immunity-boosting allergy supplement so dogs with skin sensitivities can just exist without scratching themselves until they bleed. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog’s coat.


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Promising review: “Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine… nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats… he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!” —Darcie Nation

Get them from Amazon for $25.97.

4.

A joint support chew with glucosamine, an anti-inflammatory ingredient that’ll lubricate your pup’s joints so they engage in zoomies without pain. These are especially helpful for very active doggos as well as working breeds and senior pooches.


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Promising review: “My 12-year-old German shepherd has hip dysplasia and had trouble up and down stairs. After a month of taking Glycoflex, he is bouncing up the stairs. He is feeling much less pain and is enjoying his walks much more. I’d like to know if there is a human version of this wonderful product?” —SB

Get it from Amazon for $38.

5.

An anti-fungal antibacterial spray made with cooling aloe to treat a range of skin conditions, including allergies, cuts, hot spots, infections, rashes, and scrapes.


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Promising review: “My Frenchie chews on his paws night and day. I’ve tried raw diets, but it was not a food allergy. My dog just produces too much yeast in his paws and tail pocket that he just can’t help it but gnaw in this paws for hours on and scooting his butt to get that itch in that tail pocket. I’ve tried foot soaks, balms, and so many other products, wasting so much money. This is the first product that worked! The smell is very pleasant and easy application; be careful don’t let your dog ingest it. I love this product and won’t be using any other product. Since I’ve been using it, his paws are starting to look normal and not all red/raw and chewed up. I would recommend this to any animal owner to use this if the pets have skin issues.” —Uyen Mai Thi Tran

Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

6.

An antibacterial toothpaste that’s safe to swallow, because preventing plaque buildup can keep your dog’s breath smelling fresh. The vanilla mint scent won’t make you want to barf like meat-flavored animal toothpastes, and your fur baby will love the taste.


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Promising review: “I write this for Pabu, a Shih Tzu. The vanilla mint flavor disappeared for a long time and Pabu would refuse all other flavors. This arrived yesterday and he went right for the first link. Happy breath and dental care again. Woo-hoo!” —Mikah

Get it from Amazon for $9.25.

7.

A bag of oral hygiene chews to loosen built-up plaque and tartar on your dog’s teeth. Think of it as a treat to them and yourself — no more expensive cleanings at the vet’s office.


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Promising review: “We have small dogs with dental issues. After a second cleaning, vet recommended trying these chews. Results amazing! Reduced existing tartar. Clean teeth for two years now. A little pricey, but you avoid vet cost and risk of sedating pet. Sometimes the chews are too hard for our chihuahuas, so I place in a wet paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds. Let cool and they are good to go.” —M. Thomas

Get them from Amazon for $10.83+ (available in four sizes).

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A liquid tartar remover for dogs who desperately need their teeth cleaned but who also won’t let you near them with a toothbrush. (Think of it as doggy mouthwash!) Just add this to their water and you’ll notice your dog’s plaque and bad breath subside.


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Promising review: “My dog’s molars were turning black and he had a ton of build up on his canines. In the photo (above), just imagine everywhere you see slight yellow, instead covered in black and brown gunk and hard plaque. His gums were beginning to look inflamed. And, of course, his breath could kill a horse. After one week of constant use (a cap full for every bowl of water) you could see an obvious difference in tooth color. I was blown away. (Why can’t human mouthwash do such a good job on our teeth?) After three weeks, his molars were almost completely clean. After a couple months of use, the plaque on his canines was soft enough to brush some of it off, which was totally impossible before. Plaque covered the canine approximately 70%. Obviously that’s no longer the case. Idk what insane solvent this is made of, but it keeps his gross mouth clean as a whistle. Now I don’t have to worry about my picky princess mutt losing his teeth because he can’t be bothered to chew anything.” —BaconPancakes

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

9.

An ear treatment to clean your poor pet’s ears of buildup and prevent inflammation and irritation. These ear drops are designed to protect against a variety of fungal and bacterial infections, like yeast and staph infections.


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Promising review: “My dog has had chronic ear infections for years now. Every other month or so she’d get an infection and $200 later we’d have meds from the vet who confirmed what we already knew. I finally decided to give an unprescribed treatment a try and it worked AMAZINGLY. Followed the instructions for a week, and her ear is completely healed! Much easier to pay $20 as opposed to $200 when you get the same results! I highly recommend.” —Fromal16

Get it from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in three sizes).

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A nail grinder for trimming your pup’s claws so you can cuddle without getting scratches all over your legs and arms. It’s super quiet and smooth, which is ideal for dogs who get spooked by regular nail clippers.


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Promising review: “My older dog (15) has been suffering with long nails for some time. It’s affected her ability to walk, and she’s always falling. I’ve taken her to the groomer, tried to clip them myself, taken her walking and none of that helped. I even took her to the vet and had them put her under anesthesia to clip her nails. That didn’t do much at all and they recommended I not do that often because of her age. So I got this and hoped for the best. I am beyond impressed and thankful! In one session this has made a huge difference. My dog didn’t move or jerk around like she normally does. She just laid there and let me take care of her nails. I could not believe it When we were done and she got up to walk, I could no longer hear the loud tapping on the floors. She is gonna have to get used to walking normally again.” —georgiadiva2k

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (also available as a kit with six sanding bands).

11.

A pack of paw protection cream you’ll use year round to guard against ice and salt in the winter and scorching hot sidewalks and sand in the summer. It’s made with vitamin E to keep the paw pads moisturized, but some reviewers use it on their own dry, cracked heels as well as their tattoos.


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Promising review:My dog has extremely dry and cracked paws, so rough she gets stuck to the carpet. I’ve tried just about everything, all failed for various reasons. This product works. I was only able to do one paw the first time, she fought me like a demon. Next time she let me do all four with little fuss, she likes the result. I followed everyone’s lead and put it on right before walks. I’ve noticed that she wants to run and jump more, and genuinely is happy with her feet. One downside is because it softens the pads you have to be careful where they step; she picked up a thorny branch where before the treatment it wouldn’t penetrate. Fair trade in my opinion; now we can play and snuggle without her scratching me up. Bottom line: love it, the dog loves it, good value little goes a long ways.Peggy

Get it from Amazon for $29.62+.

12.

And a snout soother so you can ensure their snoot is always soft, moisturized, and oh-so boopable.


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Promising review: “Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol’s repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn’t work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some black magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this.” —Brittany

Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

13.

A pet brush that’ll do the hard work of detangling your pet’s matted fur while also removing dead hair to reduce shedding and keep your vacuumed floors fur-free. The stainless steel blade is packed with tiny teeth that are long enough to grasp loose hairs in your dog’s or cat’s undercoat.


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Promising review: “Great product! I have a five-month-old lab who would scream when I brushed her. With this brush she relaxes and I get five times as much hair off. I didn’t know she had that much loose hair! Buying another for my brother!” —Katie Boone

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

14.

An eye rinse for clearing away debris that could be irritating your dog’s eyes. Plus, it’ll help get rid of tear stains — aka those annoying reddish streaks some dogs have around their eyes.


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Promising review: “I have two Shih Tzus. They had watery eyes and a little tear staining, but this eye solution has worked wonderfully. One drop in their eyes every morning after I’ve cleaned them. At one point I stopped doing it for awhile, and my male ended up with a stye, so back to every day.” —CG

Get it from Amazon for $5.27.

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A mini combs to gently detangle the fur around their eyes that’s been crusted with eye boogers. This stainless steel brush delicately picks out the goop so you don’t have to touch it yourself.


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Promising review: “My cockapoo had tear staining as a pup but as an adult he just gets that goop in the corner of his inner eyes. Sometimes I don’t catch the goop fast enough and it hardens in his muzzle. Even when I do, the goop is slimy and difficult to remove even with dog wipes. This tool is a miracle! Small, light weight and a good value for the price. Just one comb through and I got the sticky wet goop. A few more comb throughs and I found eye gunk that was buried in his muzzle. Most importantly, this comb removed the debris without causing any discomfort to my pooch. In fact, he seemed to enjoy it! Just look at the pictures.” —Joanna

Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

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An adorable and basically tear-resistant stuffed duck so you can stop spending money on toys that your furry destroyer shreds in approximately 10 seconds. This lil’ yellow duck doesn’t look like it, but it’s built to last.


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Promising review: “My dog Hazel LOVES this duck! She has had it for nine months now, and it’s still intact! It somehow made it through her teething as a puppy. She rips and tears apart all of her toys, but this one still looks decent!” —Emily A

Get it from Amazon for $7.90 (also available in a pack of two).

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A plush Snuggle Puppy, because sometimes our four-legged friends need a furry companion too. It’s great for pups who are being crate-trained, plus it produces a heartbeat that anxious pooches may find soothing.


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Promising review:This puppy is amazing. We ordered it after our first two sleepless nights with our chocolate lab. He cried and whined and barked. He is now seven months and this thing is still his BFF. It has held up amazingly well. No holes and he chews and sucks on it daily. No other stuffed toy has lasted, but this one has. It’s dirty and well-loved and still has all stitching and stuffing intact.” —L. Arm

Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in three colors).

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Or, an interactive dog toy for the doggo who loses interest almost immediately. Your fur baby will spend hours rooting around the trunk for squirrels — and you’ll finally have some time to yourself.


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Promising review: “My son’s yorkie poo stays at my place a lot, mostly because I take him to a nearby university campus, where, well-trained as he is, I can let him off-lead and chase squirrels to his heart’s content. He is obsessed with squirrels now, so we thought this would be a fun Christmas toy for him. We followed the advice of other reviewers and supervised to try to delay the death of all the squirrels. We let him play with the tree trunk after he had rooted out all the squirrels and tried to kill them, as a dog will do. He loves the tree trunk — so much so that he makes love to it every time we let him play with it. He is nearly five years old, and was neutered as a pup, and never was much for humping, but he goes after that tree trunk like a prisoner on a conjugal visit every time we set it out for him to play with. If we have guests, it’s a floor show. He doesn’t care. I’m not quite sure what to make of all this, but as long as it makes him happy.” —PBH

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes and five styles).

19.

A cleansing wrinkle cream that’ll wash away tear stains and prevent moisture from building up in skin folds. This is especially useful for squishy-faced breeds — like Frenchies, bulldogs, and pugs — but long-haired breeds can also benefit too.


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Promising review: “AMAZING!!! My baby has wrinkles on top of wrinkles. This product has saved him! He was rubbing his face so hard on things to scratch in between his wrinkles that his whole face would break out and get irritated and his tail pocket gets so yeasty, red, and irritated. I put this product in every little crevice he has. It is soooo amazing!! We don’t ever travel without it! I will forever buy this product. Lifesaver!” —Heather Erin

Get it from Amazon for $20.72.

20.

An electric pet shaver so trimming your pet’s fur is a breeze. This set comes with four guard combs so you don’t accidentally nick the skin, as well as a set of clippers. Reviewers say it’s quiet — a plus if your pets are sensitive to noise.


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Promising review: “These grooming clippers are amazing! I have a small yorkie who use to be a pound puppy and was always scared when she got groomed because of the sound. But after purchasing these clippers my dog is extremely calm. They are indeed quiet, not extremely loud like most pet clippers. Makes giving her a haircut very easy. Beautiful set and comes with everything included. When I ordered it , it was really fast delivery and I am extremely happy with this order. If ever we need this product in the future I would buy it again.” —MinimalArt

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in three colors).

21.

A devastatingly effective handheld vacuum to suck up pet hair. It has a special rubber nozzle that picks up fur with ease, especially on hard-to-vacuum areas like stairs. There’s no bag, so simply pop off the canister when you’re done vacuuming and dump the contents in the trash.


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Promising review: “Holy crap!! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! That’s why I figured all of these rave reviews were a crock of crap. I’ve seriously bought every kind of vacuum out there, including the Rumba, which is about as intelligent as a cotton swab. But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! I believe the saying is… a picture is worth a thousand words. Check mine out (above)! Of note — the ‘before’ picture was taken of my dog’s bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left-behind hair!!! And the ‘after’ picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD! BTW, I’ve NEVER taken the time to review a product before, just FYI.” —Luka Chan

Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

22.

A flea and tick shampoo that’ll decimate the flea and tick population in your pet’s fur. It’s gentle enough for pups with sensitive skin, plus it’ll leave your fur boy smelling delightful and fresh.


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Promising review: “I was highly skeptical given A. This is just shampoo B. Most of the reviews mentioned fleas and not ticks C. My dog was FULL of ticks… I mean at least 15-20 that I could see. I would have to warn you, that after using this shampoo, keep your dog OUTSIDE for 24 to 48 hours. I did not. In fact, I came home to a plethora of dead ticks in my living room. Dead ticks EVERYWHERE. I counted at least 10 little ones.. and the big ones… dear god… my dog found them before i could and burst them… leaving blood everywhere. That day will forever be known as the Tick Massacre of 2016.” —sharon atkins

Get it from Amazon for $9.79.

23.

A medicated dog shampoo for managing dandruff, mange, and fungal/bacterial infections. It’s designed to treat inflamed, itchy skin and is paraben-, dye-, and soap-free.


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Promising review: “Naturally, because of the ingredients, it has a strong smell. However, it does seem to leave my dog’s skin feeling dry and provides good relief for her poor itchy skin. My dog Molly is a nine-pound mini dachshund whose little chest makes contact with the grass all the time so her skin gets itchy and irritated. I’ve been bathing her regularly with this shampoo and it is giving her some relief. No more greasy, flaky skin. Her skin and fur is now dry and soft.” —Climbyourarms

Get it from Amazon for $7.72 (available in two sizes and styles).

24.

A wood polish so you can hide the scratch marks from your dog’s overgrown nails along the bottom of your doors and on your wood floor.


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Promising review: “I honestly can’t believe how well this stuff works. Like magic it restored pet claw- AND pet water bowl-damaged wood all over my house. I am amazed at the results. Thank you! (This is NOT a paid review.)” —Nicole Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

You and your dog high-fiving because you bought these products.


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