8 Best Pet Grooming Products, According to Thousands of Excellent Reviews
Whether you have a cat or dog (or both!), you know that as the seasons change, so do their coats. Keep them clean, soft, and healthy with these top-rated grooming products. We're hoping to stock up on these finds (along with other pet essentials) on Amazon Prime Day. The amazing two-day sale starts July 15 and is only available to Prime members, so remember to sign up for your free trial to take advantage of all the deals!
by Alyssa Priebe
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Best Dog Brush
Over 3,500 people are raving about the SkeekEZ Original Deshedding Grooming Tool—and with its ability to reduce shedding up to 95 percent, we aren't surprised. Available in three different sizes, its patented wave blade removes excess fur on pets large and small without tugging or damaging the hair. Plus, it's safe to use on furniture, blankets, and even a car so you can keep your belongings free of unwanted pet hair, too.
If you're struggling to find a brush that removes undercoat fur, we found one worth trying. The Chirpy Pets Dog & Cat Brush features a stainless steel detachable blade that gently removes loose fur before it makes its way to the sofa or rug. One customer was concerned about how her cat felt about the brush but was quickly reassured: "I absolutely love this brush! At first, so much hair was coming out, that I was wondering if I was hurting my poor fur-child, but she was purring and rubbing against me the whole time, so that definitely wasn't the case."
Clipping your pet's nails can be intimidating, but instead of a recurring cost at the groomer, try the Boshel Dog Nail Clippers and Trimmer. Equipped with a safety guard, it helps prevent cutting your pup's nails too short. This easy-to-use tool also includes a retractable nail file so you can smooth out any rough edges.
For a safe alternative to clipping, check out the Dremel Pet Nail Grooming tool. It features two rotation speeds and a 60-grit sanding drum that gently trims toenails, and the cordless design allows you to file your furry friend's nails wherever they're most comfortable. Like any new grooming device, gradually introduce your pet to the tool. Once they've gotten used to the noise and movement, use the sanding drum to carefully file down your kitty's claws.
With its stainless steel edge to reach below the topcoat, button release that easily ejects loose fur, various size options, and—most notably—over 12,500 positive reviews, the Furminator is one of the best grooming tools for a reason. One Amazon customer raved about how great it made her pup feel: "As I ran the brush down her back, she'd get a muscle twinge and start to shake her back leg, like she does when I start to scratch a really good spot on her. She patiently laid her head in my lap, wagged her tail, and STAYED PUT as I brushed her!"
Cats ingest two-thirds of the fur they shed when they groom themselves, which leads to hairballs. Luckily, the Furminator is available for felines, too, and helps reduce shedding and furballs. Like the dog version, this tool comes in different sizes and is offered for both long- and short-hair pets. Ten pounds is the magic number, so pick up the small if your kitty weighs less or the large if they weigh a little more.
With a 4.5-star rating, this is one of the best dog shampoos on Amazon—especially if your pup's skin requires a medicated formula. Its antiparasitic and antiseborrheic properties, along with moisturizing ingredients like oatmeal, act quickly to help treat fungal and bacterial infections, provide relief for red, itchy skin, and promote hydration for a healthy coat. Use it three times a week for best results, then less frequently as your dog's skin improves.
Giving a cat a bath is challenging enough, so make sure their soap is actually good for their skin. The Earthbath All-Natural Pet Shampoo treats tangled fur and is great for cats with sensitive skin. Its two-in-one formula both hydrates and cleanses to give your feline a soft, shiny coat. This reviewer appreciates the all-natural ingredients: "I love the fact that it is all from natural [ingredients], safe on my cat, and does not affect topical flea treatment. My cats hair is super clean, soft and silky. The shampoo lathers well and super easy to rinse off without any remaining residue." Bonus: There are a variety of formulas available, from specialty cat and dog shampoos to hypoallergenic and scented options.