10 Top-Rated Dog Grooming Essentials Under $40

Wrangling pets for bath time and the constant cleanup of muddy paws can get old. From nail trimmers to de-shedding tools, these gadgets are lifesavers when it comes to keeping your pet (and your home!) clean.

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September 08, 2022

Our beloved dogs are more than just pets. For many of us, they are our family. And while the happiest dogs are clean and well-cared for, keeping them looking their best takes work. If you can't make it to the groomer or you just prefer to do it yourself, we've pulled together our favorite grooming finds to keep our furry best friends in tip-top shape. These clippers, gadgets and deodorizers will make it easier to clean and groom your pup at home.


Muddy paws are an inevitable part of having a dog. If you feel like you're constantly trying to wipe your pet's paws with wet wipes or a towel, you need this paw wash. Available in three sizes and BPA-free, the MudBuster features gentle silicone bristles that will help remove dirt and mud from your dog's paws when you fill with water, keeping the mess in the MudBuster and not in your house. It's great to keep handy for trips to the dog park, walks or hikes, or by your backdoor.

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If your pup is NOT a fan of bath time, this treat lick pad is a lifesaver. Just mount it on the side of the bathtub or on the wall wherever you're bathing or grooming and let Fido go to town on the treats this grooved mat holds while you quickly bathe them. It'd also work great for clipping their nails or any grooming activity they don't love.

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Several HGTV editors use and LOVE FURminators de-shedding tools to keep their dog's hair in check. Available in multiple sizes for both short- and long-haired dogs, this handy tool reaches through the topcoat to remove loose undercoat hair without cutting the skin or damaging the topcoat. It also an ergonomic handle and button that releases the hair with ease.

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Make bath time feel more like spa time for your furbaby with these scrub gloves that will feel like a gentle massage. Plus, these gloves will make scrubbing dirt and grime out of thick fur coats easier.

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HGTV Managing Editor Kayla Kitts uses these gentle wipes on her dog, Beatrix, who has a lot of environmental allergies. They remove dirt, dander and tough odors, but they're mild enough for everyday use and safe to use around their eyes and mouth.

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Clean up your furry pup from top to tail with this cordless grooming clipper. Whether you have a long-haired dog, like a Yorkshire terrier, or a curly-haired pup, like a poodle, you're covered with this top-rated dog clipper. It's cordless, lightweight and extra quiet. This three-speed grooming tool works so well and is so easy to use (even for first-timers) that you may wonder why you still take your dog to the groomer.

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This cordless nail grinder is a snap to use, safely trimming nails on small, medium and large dogs. With a nearly perfect five-star rating from more than 10,500 customers, this top-rated tool is essential for your at-home dog grooming kit. A quiet, gentle vibration keeps your pup calm as you trim their nails.

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Yes, even sophisticated pups can use a clean and confident canine cologne to help them smell their best whether in your home or on a neighborhood walk. This fragrant spritzer sweetens your doggo with a lavender and mint scent. Use as a leave-in conditioner or between baths as an instant deodorizer when your pet is a little smelly or their skin is dry.

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Your freshly groomed pet may look and smell his best, but don't forget about his dental needs. This pet toothbrush and toothpaste kit help you clean his teeth and freshen up his mouth. The soft-bristled, triple-headed toothbrush reaches every crevice and is gentle on his teeth and gums. Even better, the toothpaste is made with natural ingredients formulated by vets.

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It's not always a snap to wash and rinse your pup, but it can be thanks to this easy-to-use sprayer wand that attaches to your hose. A water-combing spray allows you to quickly rinse the shampoo from his thick, fur coat — before he takes off across the yard, that is. This sprayer wand works indoors, too. Just connect it to your shower head. The eight-foot-long hose makes it easy to quickly rinse your dog from every angle — under his neck, around his face and along his torso.

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