So, you already have all the staples your pet loves. You’ve figured out their favorite food, go-to toys, and treats when they’re being extra loveable (which is always, duh). But you might not know that there are some pet products out there that simply make life a million times easier — for both you and your fur baby.
Here are some super smart dog and pet products that you’ll be thankful for once you have ‘em.
Does your pupper eat their meals waaay too fast? This can sometimes cause bloat or indigestion, so it’s best to try and slow them down. While you can always give them small meals throughout the day, you might not be home all the time to make that possible. This bowl is designed like a maze to slow your doggo down when they’re eating.
Sure, this isn’t “essential,” but if you’ve got a kitty who can’t get enough of their scratching post, get ‘em this DJ set so it looks like their playing some sick beats. This also comes in to form of a laptop and tank, so get ready for some cuteness overload.
Dog and cat owners swear by this brush that’s uniquely designed to remove 95% of dead hair, making shedding a thing of the past. This brush is a must-have, especially if you have a dog with a long, layered coat (I type this as I glance at my fuzzy AF German Shepherd).
You might feel like it’s totally safe to just let your dog hop in the back or front of your car with no seat belt (it’s not against the law, after all), but your pet could use the extra protection if you ever were to get into a car accident — or even stop abruptly. These seat belts will keep your pup (or cat) safer. They come in an adjustable length, so regardless of whether you have a small terrier or a Great Dane, you’re good to go. Simply attach to their harness, and off you go!
It’s like a glow stick, but for your dog’s collar! It might seem silly (or amazing, if you’re a ‘90s kid), but having a super visible dog collar when your pup has escaped in the middle of the night can be a total life-saver. This collar is one-size-fits-all and comes with rechargeable batteries.
If your pet prefers running water over still (fancy pants!), this fountain will do the trick. It comes with three replacement filters and a silicone mat to water spill-proof your floors. One reviewer raved, “This is by far the best pet water fountain I have gotten! We have gone through about 10 before this one! This fountain is easy to set up, easy filter change, and best of all...the design is such as pet hair does not get in the bottom in the water because the filter traps it up top.”
If you have an especially furry pet, you’ve probably noticed it takes at least two regular towels to get them somewhat dry after a bath. These microfiber towels actually absorb water more efficiently, meaning, you can use one and not end up with a sopping wet towel. Plus, this towel is soft enough to use in your pup’s kennel to keep them cozy.
You may have a fully potty-trained pet, but sometimes accidents happen! But it’s hard to catch them if the puddles dry up too fast and you’re just left with a mysteriously stinky rug. Use this flashlight to catch stains — that way, you know where you actually clean! This comes with three AAA batteries.
It’s no fun picking up dog doo with a bag. Make life way easier by investing in a pooper scooper that allows you to clean your yard without having to bend over and get every single pile. Save time and your back muscles.
If your pup loves their bully stick, you might want to get a couple of these. While bully sticks are considered pretty safe to chew on (they’re highly digestible), there’s a tiny chance your pup may enthusiastically swallow way too big of a chunk of bully stick and end up at the vet. Avoid that with this bully stick holder that makes it impossible for your dog to swallow their bully stick when it gets down to a small enough size.
This is so worth it when you think about all the money you’re going to save by not having to go to the groomers to get your pets’ nails trimmed, or redoing all your floors because your pup’s nails have destroyed them. This electric nail grinder is super easy to use and is safe. Plus, it’s not too noisy and doesn’t vibrate aggressively (something that scares a lot of pets). Make sure to educate yourself on how to use this tool, or have your vet/groomer show you how.
If your doggo has ever gotten surgery before, then you’ve probably had to deal with the E-collar, which is plastic, huge, and not super dog-friendly. There’s finally a good alternative that won’t frustrate your dog (or your kneecaps) after they’ve had surgery. This plush, inflatable collar is soft and comfortable, and effectively stops your pup from licking or biting their incisions.
Bathtime can be a testy subject for many a pet. Cats especially hate water, and some dogs are not happy campers, either. Make showers faster and easier with this shower attachment that’ll quickly get your pet nice and clean. The sprayer attachment come with an 8-foot flexible hose, outdoor hose adapter, suction cup hook, and an indoor shower diverter.
BPA-free and made with food-grade material, this to-go water bottle is perfect for long walks that call for much-needed water breaks. Easier than carrying a small bowl along with a bottle of water, this product combines the two.
Never pick up slobbery, dirty tennis balls ever again. You will thank us later.
Before your doggo comes in the house, just stick their paws into the MudBuster, and it’ll quickly wash away any dirt or grime. All you need to do is add water, and it’ll wash off your pup’s muddy paws.
If you’re going to be gone for a bit, just turn this automatic laser toy on, and keep your kitty or puppy entertained for hours. With five adjustable ranges, your pet will never keep up! You can simply charge the toy or use AA batteries.
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