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    Just 23 Things On Amazon New Pet Owners Should Subscribe To

    Save yourself the trip to the pet store and get these essentials delivered to your door each month.

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    1. A tub of Milk-Bone treats, because Bark Vader isn't doing squat unless you give him a little sumthin' sumthin'. These beef-flavored bites will have him sitting, staying, and rolling over.

    The tub held up fresh from the delivery box
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    Promising review: "I don’t know if I can fairly rate the flavor of this since I haven’t actually tried the treats...but my dogs love it, and I’m going to say that they think the flavor is great! I have a small Pomeranian with dental issues with several missing teeth, and this is his favorite treat. It doesn’t seem to be too hard for him to break up and chew, and he prefers these over something softer. Both of my boys give this two paws up." —Tara D.

    Price: $7.12/month (available in five sizes)

    2. A 15-ounce pack of Greenies pill pockets. Who knew getting Aroo2-D2 to take his vitamins could be *so* easy? Hide the medicine inside the treats' hollow core and voila! He won't suspect a thing.

    The treats, held in an open palm next to two pills
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    Promising review: "One of the only ways I can get my rottie to take her pills. She gives me a hassle sometimes, because she might see me putting pills in them, and she decides she doesn't want her pills. But later, I offer to her, and she thinks it's a treat! These have overall been a lifesaver. The Pill Pockets are great. I have them on auto-refill, which comes in handy.Michelle Ochs

    Price: $14.23/month (available in two sizes)

    3. A tub of Temptations cat treats to curry favor with the very independent *z-snaps* Purrincess Leia. These are crunchy on the outside with a creamy filling on the inside. I'm not a cat, but that sounds yummy!

    A cat eating from an opened tub of Temptations
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    Promising review: "I think the filling in the middle must be crack because my cats are obsessed. One of my cats needs to gain weight due to illness. After months of giving him prescription canned cat food, adding these crack treats actually helped him gain some poundage. We are now going through one huge tub a week or something insane. He actually paws at my face in the middle of the night demanding I pour more treats. The things we do for cats." —Cmoney

    Price: $14.99/month (available in four flavors)

    4. A box of eight extra thick poop bags, because I can't imagine a worse nightmare than picking up Jabba the Mutt's smelly byproducts with a torn bag. Eeek! If you're particularly sensitive to bad smells, you can get the lavender-scented one.

    A roll of poop bag held up close to the camera
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    Promising review: "Is it possible to love a dog poop bag? Heck yeah! I'm a veterinarian, and I have tried many brands of bags over the years but since I discovered the Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags, I use no other. The bags are definitely heavier than many other brands and also have way better sealed seams as well as high quality separation perforations. The central cylinder glides easily in every brand of bag holder I have. The Earth Rated tape comes off real nice and my first bag isn't destroyed. Overall a very strong, well made bag that has never let me down. It can hold any load big or small, firm or loose and will not leak or tear." —Jaxdoc

    Price: 11.39/month (available two sizes and in unscented)

    5. A bag of clumping cat litter, so you never run out at the worst time. You don't want Uncle Meowen to have nothing to bury his smell bombs under, do you? Plus, this one clumps up around your kitty's byproducts, keeping the litter from smelling for longer.

    The bag placed in the corner of the room
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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. It has the least dust of any litter I've used, it clumps like concrete, the litter pan remains fresher longer because when you scoop it, you are getting more of the actual waste removed from the pan. None of the clumps have crumbled away to mix with the rest of the remaining litter. The clumps remain intact." —W

    Price: $10.44/month (available in two sizes)

    6. A box of 24 Purina Fancy Feast cat food, because you'll quickly find that your kitty cats prefer the wet stuff more than the dry stuff. Give 'em what they want! (P.S. it's chicken and gravy flavored.)

    An opened can held up to the camera
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    Promising review: "My cats love this stuff. I started feeding them wet food twice a day after reading that it's healthier for your cat than dry food. I have noticed an improvement in their coats, making them very shiny. I used to only get gravy lovers (my cats won't touch any kind of pate) but find the grilled kind have more meat in them, and you can mix a little water with them to make a kind of gravy if that's what your cat prefers." —Jesse Danger

    Price: $15.36/month (available in 21 options)

    7. A pack of 100 Glad training pads for puppers who don't *quite* know how to tell you when they need to go potty. These pads are amazing because they turn liquid to gel, so no more leaking!

    The bag of training pads, held closely to the camera
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    Promising review: "The charcoal really absorbs odor and quickly absorbs urine. I am able to get more use out of these than a traditional pad because they do such a great job. The black color also takes care of the nasty yellow stains and just turns a slightly darker shade of black. The first time I tried them, I was hooked. I'm not sure about the negative reviews on here because these pads are literally the best ones I've ever used." —Mirandzaaa

    Price: $17.77/month

    8. A three-pack of Febreze odor eliminator. Just because you're an animal lover living with your quadruped friends doesn't mean your house has to smell like the zoo.

    A close-up of the spray bottle
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    Promising review: "I have two dogs and live in an apartment with all carpeting. I use this stuff all the time. However, the only complaint that I do have with this is that the smell does not last very long. Definitely works longer than other products, but not as long as I would have hoped for. I use it on the couch, blankets, the dog beds, etc. You can for sure smell it a few hours after, which is nice, but overall it is an amazing product! Highly recommend!" —Laura V.

    Price: $11.31/month

    9. A pack of 28 Pedigree Dentastix so General Mutti can have a bright smile. This'll keep his breath nice for you when he pounces to give you kisses.

    The Dentastix, held up in front of a dog
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    Promising review: "We have two dogs, a husky and a Frenchie. They both have the absolute worst breath, so I am so thankful that I purchased these. They have definitely helped. Both of my dogs love to eat them, which is a huge plus because I've tried other kinds that they wouldn't even touch. Their teeth in general look so much better, and their breath is much better. This is worth a try if you have a dog with bad breath or need a little help cleaning their teeth. It has definitely worked for our two fur babies." —Heather and Ryne Griffith

    Price: $12.99/month (available in two sizes)

    10. A bone toy that can withstand even the most powerful chompers of the most aggressive chewers. Plus, it's bacon-flavored, and who doesn't want to munch on that?!

    The bone held up in front of a dog
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    Promising reviews: "As a former vet tech, rescuer, and pup momma, I've come across some chewers that take the cake. My monster lab/poodle mix can DESTROY just about anything I buy for him. Even toys marketed as indestructible with money-back warranties fall to their death in his jaws. That said, HE LOVES THIS BONE and hasn't managed to do much damage to it, which makes it one of the best chew toys I've ever encountered." —CKayy

    Price: $7.27/month (available in three flavors and in medium, large, and giant)

    11. A fish-shaped cat toy to entertain Empurrror Palpawtine for hours while you sit on the couch and relax, sipping red wine. This one has catnip inside, just in case your cat is the picky type who likes to ignore new toys.

    Three of the toys, with one placed on an open palm
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    Promising review: "My cat adores these things, and not because of the catnip. He throws these things around the room like it is nobody's business. He plays fetch with them. He carries them into dark places and puts them in his water bowl. He plays with them for months on end before I remember I have more of them sitting around and give him a fresh one. Four dollars has never gone so far for cat entertainment. Submitting an order for another three-pack now." —Dan

    Price: $3.99/month (available in two-pack and in bundle edition)

    12. A paw moisturizing stick, because if *you* hate having dry, chapped hands, best believe that Bark Sidius hates it, too. On top of that, it'll also soothe cuts and paw allergies. Amazing!

    Two before-and-after pictures, from dried to smooth paws
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    Promising review: "My doggie’s paws were terribly cracked. Literally, the morning after I applied the product, they were significantly better. I keep applying it every night, and it’s been five days since then, and I still see improvement every day. Once Orion’s paws are healed, I will apply it less often, but I would say to apply it every night if your dog’s paws are really dry." —Guilherme

    Price: $5.65/month

    13. A 12-pack of Blue dog food, so you don't have to keep going to the damn pet store to restock your pantry. You can serve these meals by themselves or mix them in with dry food. Whatever floats your dog's boat!

    A close-up of the can of dog food
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    Promising review: "I have an 11-year-old German Shepherd/Norwegian mix with arthritis, which was progressing. I did my homework and saw that Blue Buffalo was by far the best food for my Cooper. Well, within two weeks of giving him the Blue Senior dog food, topping it off with the moist food, and adding a high quality glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, I have a new dog! Cooper can easily go for a mile walk without any problem now and is ready to go again as soon as we get home. I’m so grateful for Blue. They gave me my Cooper back." —Linda J. Zwart

    Price: $24.77/month (available in two flavors)

    14. A pack of three cat scratchers, because let's be honest, you'll need a lifetime supply of those if you want Baby Meowda to scratch *the right* thing and not your carpet, furniture, or curtains.

    The scratcher with cat lying on top
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    Promising review: "Our kitties both seem to enjoy using this scratcher. The cardboard insert is reversible and one side of the scratcher will last about two weeks, so a three-pack lasts about three months. Since getting these, I've noticed the cats will go out of their way to use the scratcher instead of scratching at the rug like they normally would. My only suggestion would be adding some sort of nonslip pads to the underside of the case." —Jessica

    Price: $21.98/month

    15. A pack of lavender-scented compostable wipes for when Pawdme Amidala leaves a little sumthin' sumthin' for you to clean up after potty number two. These tails don't wipe themselves, people!

    The pack of wipes, unopened, next to a dog
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    Promising review: "OK, so it might be a bit much to say that I’m ‘obsessed’ with dog wipes, right? Wrong, they are just that good. I’ve tried so many dog wipes but none compare to these. The wipes are extra damp (and stay that way even after opening), which means one wipe goes a long way. They also smell great, have a thick feel, and are hypoallergenic. I have a dog who has sensitive skin, and we use these wipes after walks to get rid of allergies. Game-changer. Try them out; you won’t be disappointed!" —I Only Shop Online

    Price: $8.54/month (available in 100 and 400 counts and in unscented)

    16. A Chuckit indoor plush ball, especially if Rawr Rawr Binks' favorite game is fetch. The material on this one will absorb slobber, so that's a huge plus. (No slimy hands here!)

    The ball lying next to a sleeping pup
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    Promising review: "He [the dog] usually makes quick work of Nylabones or any toy that has sewn-on eyes, ears, or limbs. However, I have owned this for one month now, still with no signs of wear despite its daily abuse. The bright colors really catch his eye, and the shaggy terrycloth texture and material is very stimulating for chewers. It is about the size of a softball, so too big to continually get lost under the couch and small enough that it can easily be carried around." —Alex B.

    Price: $5.95/month (available in packs of two and in two sizes)

    17. An Arm & Hammer cat litter deodorizer, because sometimes the litter box can still smell icky no matter how often you take out the stink bombs. Save yourself the trip to the dumpster and get this. Your nose will thank you.

    A close-up of the deodorizer's packaging
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    Promising review: "Seriously, if you have a cat that uses a litter box and do not use this deodorizer, you are SERIOUSLY missing out. This makes such a MASSIVE difference in smell, I do not have enough good things to say about it! Hides the yucky smell and replaces it with a nice, clean scent. My kitty doesn't mind it and uses the litter box all the same. This deodorizer is a MUST-HAVE for all cat moms and dads!" —Natalie

    Price: $1.97/month

    18. A topical flee prevention treatment. Just because you wanted to adopt the Meowdolorian doesn't mean you wanted to adopt the creepy crawlies that might hop on with him. It's fragrance free AND waterproof for 24 hours.

    A box of the treatment, held open to reveal its content
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    Promising review: "I've used the Bayer Advantage II as well as the other popular brand for our two cats and have not had an issue. Happy to report that our house has had no fleas for a few years now, and we have not had any issues with either cat developing a rash or any other reaction to the Advantage II. I do not like having to use this, but when we did have fleas, my kids had bites on their legs. Wife was close to saying that the cats have to go. This works and so far we have not had any negative effects." —Dennis C. Labonte

    Price: $25.63/month

    19. A bath brush that'll turn bath time from a bore and a hassle to ~spa day~. But hold on a minute! If bath time's still a while a way, you can use this as a de-shedding tool. Talk about multi-functional!

    The brush, secured to someone's hand
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    Promising review: "One of my least favorite jobs is giving my golden retriever and golden doodle baths. Let me tell you this is a game-changer! The Bodhi dog brush made bath time so, so much easier, and the dogs liked the soft prongs and actually stayed still like they were getting the best massage ever! I also used the brush to go over when they were shampoo-free, and when I was done, I swear they both looked very disappointed! I was also happy that it fit my hand well, as I do have tiny hands, was easy to maneuver, and did a good job. This brush is well worth the money and not sure how I went this long with out it!" —Jennifer Camadeca

    Price: $8.52/month (available in two pack)

    20. A Burt's Bees all-natural and tearless shampoo that's gentle on Boba Fetch's eyes, making bath time a lot less scary. This also has conditioner, so your pupper's coat will be shiny and ~soft~. Now THAT makes for GREAT cuddles.

    A close-up of the shampoo, placed on a purple blanket
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    Promising review: "My pup is the cutest. Yet he likes to find the smelliest things to roll in on the daily. Its' not nice, but we refer to him as 'butt bomb' when he's not around. In the two months since I rescued him, we've taken 13 baths. This stuff is great. It doesn't irritate his severely allergic skin. It removes whatever yuck he's rolled in, it doesn't mess with eyes when I get a little crazy with the soap, and his fur always looks radiant. Top notch." —La La Love

    Price: $6.64/month

    21. A pack of catnip, because you're not the only one who likes to get lit on a Saturday afternoon. Grab a glass of wine, so you and Pawss Khaa can par-tay ~together~.

    The tub of catnip with cat trying to break in
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    Promising review: "I set the package on my bed (unopened, I had just walked in the door) while I went to the bathroom. When I came back into the room, my cats had torn the package open and were very frustrated at the fact they had no thumbs to fully open it. They kept trying to knock it out of my hands as I was opening it for them. Now I have to keep it in a drawer because they'll knock it over at all hours of the night trying to get more. If your cat(s) loves catnip, I definitely suggest this product!" —Spring H.

    Price: $3.99/month (available in four sizes)

    22. A box of multi-surface Swiffer mopping pads. Let's be honest, once you have a pet in the house, you'll be doing a lot (and I mean A LOT) of cleaning. These pads are wet, so they'll trap fur, rather than just swishing it around.

    A close-up of two pads, one (left) is reusable and the other (right) is disposable
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    Promising review: "Been using these for years. They’re so convenient, and the strip in the middle is extremely effective for scrubbing off dried food spots, thick dirt, etc. Best part for me is that you can see exactly how much dirt has been washed off the floor by looking at the pad." —Jour

    Price: $11.37/month (originally $14.99)

    23. A 6-pound bag of Blue dry dog food for Wilwoof Tarkin. Sure, dogs prefer wet food (it's a universal *fact*), but it's good to have a ~balance~. Plus, wet food is usually more expensive, so this will give your wallet a break.

    The bag of dog food, standing next to a pug
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    Promising review: "I decided to do a taste test with my dog. I put a little bit of her IAMs dog food on one plate and then on another plate. She first sniffed the IAMs food and then sniffed the Blue Buffalo dog food. She proceeded to eat the Blue Buffalo dog food first. This indicates a clear preference for Blue Buffalo. So we are now switching to a better quality premium dog food. It costs more, but our dog is family. If you compare the ingredients, you’ll see that blue Buffalo definitely has the higher quality ingredients so it is worth it, and so is our pug!" —News2you

    Price: $15.18/month (available in three sizes and five flavors)

    You after realizing you don't need a trip to the store to get stuff for your pets.

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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