29 Things That’ll Solve Such Age-Old Pet Owner Problems, Even Your Pet Will Be Impressed

Affordable and easy solutions to problems you probably thought were im~paw~ssible to solve.

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A Top Paw slow-feeder bowl to keep your canine from chowing down too quick and inevitably upchucking their breakfast by lunchtime.


Promising review: “I just purchased this bowl for my 3 1/2 month old German shepherd pup. She would inhale her kibble to where her ribs were showing which was unnerving to us! She ate out of this bowl for more than 10 minutes instead of 30 seconds or less before. I was amazed just now watching her, hopefully it was like a game and not frustrating (human response). It’s nice to buy something that actually delivers!” —Rae

Get it from PetSmart for $12.99.


A self-cleaning litter box that looks vaguely like a baby carriage because to be frank, we were all already thinking it: these smelly (sometimes) evil kittens are our children. And since they’ll never be potty trained, this is the next best thing.

Promising review: “What a handy litter box! I have six indoor/outdoor cats and dread cleaning four to five standard boxes. I need to get a few more of these if they go on sale! It takes one minute to clean and freshen this versus two to four minutes of hunting and scooping in each of my remaining open boxes. This will never be a fun chore but this certainly has been a huge help and it is nice not having to deal with special bags or electronic components that get gunked up.” —Nellie

Get it from Amazon for $46.68.


A kitty compound outdoor play house perfect for anyone who isn’t ready to commit to a permanent “catio” in their outdoor space, but wants their cats to have some ~fun in the sun~ on occasion.

Promising review: “Worth every penny. It takes seconds to assemble. I set it to go up to my window. I close the window on the tunnel and cut cardboard to fit the left and right opening of my window. My cats LOVE it. They will run in and out, and in and out, and sun bath for hours. Disassembly takes a minute or two.” —Danielle

Get it from Amazon for $69.95.


A pair of Walkee Paws classic fit leggings that not only solves the age old question, “If a dog wore pants would they wear them like this? or like this?” but will also keep their paws protected trudging through mud, sand, or even snow! It could be raining cats and dogs, but your pal’s paws will stay bone dry.

Walkee Paws

Promising review: “Incredibly happy with our new classic Walkee Paws leggings. She took to them right away and now happily wears them out all the time. Running, walking and causing mayhem have not been impeded at all by her wearing these! We’re so happy with them we bought three, one to wear, one to wash and one for her go bag. We’ll probably buy more so she has back upRead more about review stating Happy customers when she wears these ones down! Great fabric, durable rubber booties and very comfortable for our girl to wear, not to mention very fashionable! Four paws up! ” —Kim

Get it from Walkee Paws for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-L and in eight colors).


A Furhaven vehicle safety seat belt clip so you can bring your canine companion on long car rides and be ~worry free~ throughout the drive.


Promising review: “Excellent product! A must for all dog owners! I have been in an accident with my two shelties and they were not belted. Thank God they were okay, but even though they were 13 and 14 they adapted to this belt smoothly. They have since passed, and I now ALWAYS harness and buckle my dog and my cats’ carriers!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).,

No one’s gonna know… how would they know?

Promising review: “Love this!!!! It’s so cute and perfect for hiding the litter box. Completely changed my space and makes it look a lot trendier.” —Carli

Get it from Amazon for $271.03+ (available in two colors).


A cat backpack because YES. Just because our cats don’t love leashes doesn’t mean they don’t *desperately* want to come on adventures with us. This carrier allows our pets to travel like a little astronaut on our backs, headed out into the great unknown (AKA around the block)!,

Promising review: “Our cat has terrible separation anxiety and sometimes holding her when we’re around the house can cause our arms to wear out. We also wanted a durable backpack that had a wide view so when we took her outside, she wouldn’t be as scared as being on a leash, but would have a wide view of her surroundings. Also, being able to carry her like a backpack in pet-friendly stores would be so much less of a hassle than carrying a carrier/bag around. Our cat is 3 years old and weighs roughly 8 pounds, she has more than enough room to turn around, sit, lay down with room to spare. She absolutely loves this backpack, and even sneaked back in it, when we let her out.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in four colors).


A Furbo dog camera with a treat dispenser to help make *extra* certain that your good boy is still on his best behavior when you’re away! Perfect for the quarantine pups that don’t know there’s a world without you home 24/7!

Promising review: “We have a new puppy and I want to monitor his activity while we are away from home. This is excellent! I receive the “bark alert” when he’s barking and I can just check on him at any time and toss treats for good behavior.” —Rottiemom

Get it from Chewy for $169.

Lloki / Chewy, MtDino / Chewy

Promising review: “There’s little funnier than watching a puppy stick her entire nose into a fake volcano and then whip said volcano around while attempting to extract the dinosaur prize within. She loves chasing the dinosaurs when they’re thrown (though she is often stymied by her inability to fit more than one in her mouth at a time) and also is equally happy to fling the volcano around. The little dinosaurs aren’t terribly sturdy but they’re fine with a dog that’s not a shredder and I love that there are replacement packs of dinos available.” —Fiver

Get it from Chewy for $15.98.


An interactive robotic feather toy to help fulfill your nap-all-day house cat’s hunting urges without you having to come home to insect corpses that your pet considers “presents” left on your pillow.

Promising review: “WORTH EVERY PENNY! My little kitten is very very rambunctious. Loves to play! Loves to bite (agh)! Loves to hunt and pounce! But I can’t always drop everything to play and feel bad when I’m busy or have to work. This lil’ gem keeps her entertained! Cats need the “hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, sleep” cycle and I want to do what I can to make sure that I’m supporting this. She was a little hesitant at first but now she chases that thing like her life depends on it!” —Kiki

Get it from Amazon for $34.90.

Chewy, LoveLabradors / Chewy

Promising review: “We use this every day (sometimes 2x a day) to feed our 10mo old puppy his breakfast. It takes him about 30 min to eat 1 cup of kibble from it as we did not trim anything in the holes to make it easier. He loves his “breakfast ball” and it works great as a slow feeder / mental stimulation / keeps him occupied while we get ready. Such a great toy!!!” —Gus

Get it from Chewy for $11.95 (originally $14.95, available in three sizes).,

Promising review: “Love! A must for pet owners! It’s light and easy to take wherever you want. Especially when I was going room to room cleaning up spots. I cleaned carpet stains, porch cushions, and car trunk. I was very impressed how well such a small machine worked. Definitely would recommend for a portable cleaner! Also, it was easy to clean the actual machine. I don’t feel like I’m spreading grossness from place to place with a dirty machine.” —Christina

Get it from Amazon for $119.99.


A portable dog paw washer that’ll get ahead of the mess before its even made. This paw-some product makes anything from beach trips to muddy hikes totally paw-ssible!,

Promising review: “Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!” —Rachel

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and in six colors).


A “Meowijuana” spray – it instantly attracts cats wherever you spritz it, but WON’T hype them up the way standard catnip will. Consider it the CBD of catnip!

Promising review: “Ever buy a cat bed or house (or cat anything) that you think they’ll love and they never go near it? I’ve found this spray very useful for getting cats introduced to something new. Just one pump of spray on something makes them instantly want to hang out in that spot, and yet it doesn’t make them wild-eyed. They just really like the scent of it — which I can’t smell at all. I’m someone who had sworn off catnip-filled toys because of how they make my cats, but this spray didn’t have that effect at all. It’s very mellowing and it just attracts them.” —T&CF

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.


A Dremel cordless nail grinding tool for your dog who somehow needs a pedicure more often than you do. Save yourself the constant trips to the groomers and do a spaw day at home with this convenient contraption!,

Promising review: “I just adopted my beagle about 8 months ago, and have been struggling with cutting his nails. He hated it, I hated it. I could not bring myself to spend $10 for someone to do something that I had the tools for. So my dog suffered, I suffered…for 8 months! Until, I decided to just give up because they were getting ridiculously long and I took him to Petsmart. I figured that I would watch Petsmart cut his nails 2-3 times and waste $30 watching them do it until I learned it. Then I discovered that they grind nails. The Petsmart lady pulled this nifty little gadget out of her dog nail supply bucket and I took pictures of it. It was really easy to find here on Amazon. I have been using it for several weeks and cutting his nails is actually kind of fun now. I don’t think I’m ever going to have to go back to the nail scissor with this thing. It has also held on one charge for several weeks, I have yet to recharge.” —Princess
Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in two colors).


A mobile window seat that will give your feline friend their own special sunbathing spot or people-watching perch.

Promising review: “My cat is a full-time job and lately she’s been trying to climb as high as possible tearing up everything in her path. So I saw one of these at someone’s house (through their window of course because honestly it’s pandemic time and who has time to get COVID-19). So I did what any person stuck in their house with a cat would do. I took to Amazon. I found this gem and many other things to fill my cart for my ungrateful rotten baby princess devil kitten. This is the greatest invention ever made!!!! She loved it! I give it a 5-star rating, and princess, devil, baby cat gives it a 5-star rating.” —Nikki

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.,

Promising review: “OMG, this is the perfect mat to collect all that unwanted cat litter. Not just that but I have one cat who loves to use it as a scratching post kinda of thing. Super durable, easy to get the stuff left in the mat dumped back in the box. So so happy, will be getting another one soon for the downstairs box too. Or maybe just for them to use to scratch on.” —Castillo

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes).


An indoor dog house that can double as a coffee table so your furry friend still feels like part of the family even when it’s time for them to be ~tucked away~ for awhile.


Promising review: “This product is excellent. Looks right on point as the pictures. It looks great in the corner of my living room, like actual furniture, I just love it. Highly recommended.” —SDanai

Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

Chewy, BellaRose / Chewy

Promising review: “All three of my dogs were great with this! Two of them have done puzzle toys before but the third was unfamiliar. It’s a great confidence booster for him since he’s pretty anxious. They all try to pull off the lids but thankfully they snap in and out of place easily so nothing breaks! Great boredom buster and a perfect way to transition to some tougher puzzles.” —Sarah

Get it from Chewy for $14.32 (originally $24.99).


A scientist activity strategy game for your dog who turns into an evil genius when boredom strikes, this toy will give them a healthy and entertaining challenge with none of the destruction.


Promising review: “I have dogs who are not interested in toys, and they need something to stimulate their little brains!! I bought this thinking it would be a good game for them to alternate using. I just got it so they are still figuring it out (which is good, not too easy). I like that it came with suggestions on how to encourage your dog to learn it, and there are different lids so once he figures out how to turn the cylinder over, that is not the end of the learning options. It didn’t cost a lot, and I think they will benefit from using it (plus it is fun to watch them try to figure it out!)” —Heather

Get it from Chewy for $18.50 (originally $22.99).


A literal cat tree that gives your cat a safe place to perch without spoiling the entire aesthetic of your space.,

Promising review: “I love this cat tree. My friends who have cats are pretty jealous of it whenever they come over. It is way more aesthetic than the cat trees that have the carpet all over it. It blends in with my apartment since I have a lot of plants around. It adds a nice greenery. I also decorated it with a little silver garland for the holidays. Honestly my cat hates everything so this is really great.” —Sheri

Get it from Amazon for $118+ (available in three sizes and four colors).


An expandable cat carrier which is airline-approved and can fit easily underneath a plane seat OR unzip to give your furry friend some room when you’re on the road.,

I took my roommate’s cat from California to Oregon on a two-day road trip in this exact carrier and Fitzgerald’s whining was kept to a *shocking* minimum, I’d definitely recommend this carrier if you have to travel with your cat soon!

Promising review: “This was bought for transporting two cats from California to Arkansas! We had two hard plastic carriers but decided that maybe with such a long trip the two cats might be comfortable being together for the long car ride. We brought one hard carrier and this soft one. The cats loved being able to curl up next to each other in the expandable carrier. They were super comfortable with three sides opened up and basically slept the whole way! It was a great investment and it was very sturdy when we had to carry them into a hotel room and to the apartment when we finally got to their new home. I would recommend this for any cat that was large and you wanted them to be very comfortable. I would buy it again if I ever needed a cat carrier!” —Sonja

Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in two sizes).


A no-pull reflective adjustable harness for your stubborn, perhaps overly enthusiastic pup who can’t quite control their own strength on walks. This harness redirects that pulling energy in a safe and encouraging way, and it looks adorable to boot!,

Promising review: “I own my own dog training business and recommend this harness to every one of my clients when training loose leash walking. This harness is SO durable (even for teething puppies!) The front clip is excellent for the early stages of training, helps the dog learn that pulling is unacceptable. I also love how it has the top clip on the back as well, it’s great for dogs transitioning out of the puppy age. It’s reflective as well which is great for those early morning walks/late night walks. The straps are customizable so it also ensures a great fit for each dog. I really cannot recommend this harness enough!” —Caity

Get it from Amazon for $26.95.


Promising review: “We bought this to ‘extend’ my backseat for our two dogs. Not only did it do this, but it also kept them in the back and stopped them from jumping into the front seat. It’s the first dog seat cover I’ve purchased that I feel will last a long time. It survived a 21 hour road trip without any problems! Also liked that the dirt stayed off my car seat after spending a day playing in dirt and mud!” —Respass

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in seven colors and materials).


A large non-slip reusable puppy pee pad that’ll save the planet from endless puppy pee pad pollution AND save you a headache when your pup begins tearing up those expensive disposable pads.,

Promising review: “If you have a puppy, YOU MUST GET THIS!!! Protects carpet, diarrhea will clean right off it with the alcohol we use when we pick up their poop, washes easily in machine, doesn’t stain, can be dried on low heat! The weight of his play pen holds it down (but it’s heavy and doesn’t need to be weighted), no messy puppy pads layered all over that babies will just play in. Just a great invention!!!!” —isaidso

Get it from Amazon for $24.59.


Promising review: “It stays on, and my cat does not take it off! It is comfy and she can move in it like normal. Working on getting her to take walks with me, but the dress is comfortable and very cute!” —PetSmart Customer

Get it from PetSmart for $19.99.


A Zesty Paws anti-itch oatmeal shampoo for pups who are ~extra sensitive~ or suffer from seasonal allergies that never stop them from rolling around in the great outdoors.

Amanda / Chewy

Promising review: “Love this shampoo for my one-year-old Pitbull. She has dandruff and itchy skin but with this shampoo she doesn’t get dandruff flakes nor does she itch as much. It smells great and isn’t too harsh. It lathers great and a little bit goes a long way, my girls coat is still nice and soft after a day of running around.” —Eryka

Get it from Chewy for $12.97.


A raised dog bed to elevate your pupper’s summer experience and help them enjoy fun in the sun with you whilst staying ~cool~.,

Promising review: “Product was fairly easy to assemble and appears to be very sturdy. Our primary use is as an outdoor bed for our golden doodle so she can lay outside with us when we use our hammocks during the hot Santa Fe summers. Our dog immediately walked over to bed, climbed on it and sprawled out.” —John

Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in three sizes and in two colors).


A pair of deshedding grooming gloves for the furball who detests being brushed but loooves to be pet, they’ll never know your handy little secret…,

Promising review: “I have a 4-month-old husky pup (Sasha) that just started shedding. She hates being brushed, even when brushed lightly to avoid touching her skin. These grooming gloves are the perfect solution! My puppy would sit and let you scratch her all day if you had the time! I can sit and wipe her down and ‘scratch/pet’ her with the gloves on and she can’t get enough of it! It is a win-win scenario.” —Mason

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

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