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    41 Fun Gifts To Buy Your Pet Because You Want Them To Have The World

    Also because they're the only thing that's been holding you together during this whole global pandemic thing 🙃.

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    1. A plus Sherpa "bedtime bear" hand-filled with calming lavender if you know your baby has trouble sleeping when you're not home.

    Modern Beast

    Modern Beast is a woman-run LA-based small business from Lona Williams and Hope Reiners. They manufacture all of their products in the US and donate 100% of their profits to 501(c)(3) animal charities.

    Get it from Modern Beast for $34 (available in four styles).

    2. An interactive treat maze for high-energy cats who could use a lil' mental stimulation. It even has three levels of difficulty — beginner, intermediate and top-cat — so you can switch things up as their hunting skills improve.

    two cats playing with the cardboard puzzle maze
    Chewy

    Just hide some treats or food the various compartments and let your kitty get to work!

    Promising review: "I'm going out of town for the first time since the pandemic. I wanted my girls to have enough stimulation during my absence. I bought this with my younger more active/energetic cat in mind. She's not very food motivated but my oldest is. While the cat I intended to gravitate towards it isn't, I'm pleased my older and chubbier cat will be more active. She's been trying to figure this puzzle out for the last 20 minutes, moving all over the living room. I love it! Would totally recommend to other cat lovers!" —CreatorCourt

    Get it from Chewy for $15.94.

    3. A chicken-flavored nylon antler that your pup will enjoy just as much as the real thing (it has ridges that massage their gums!), but even better — you won't have to worry about them swallowing any splintered shards that could wreak havoc on their digestive system.

    the nylon antler chew toy
    Modern Beast

    Get it from Modern Beast for $15

    4. A Chewy Goody Box because what's better than a single new toy? A whole dang box of new toys and treats!

    Chewy

    What's included: Three trending toys, two full-size treat bags, a collar, and a collectible box.

    Promising reviews: (for the Kitten Goody Box): "Butterbean loved the box! A perfect starter kitten box. We got to try different toys to see what he likes. He went straight to the balls that go around and around. He will play the top dangle but he loves batting the balls around and around more. The little pack of multiple mice is a big hit. Small enough for him to pick up and carry around everywhere. The mouse on the elastic cord is perfect. We attached a keychain ring to it and hung it on a door handle. Works perfectly him. Of course the treats are always a hit. The collar is a touch big for him but he will grow into it. The bell lets me know when he is about to attack. I highly recommend this box!! A great way to get to know what your baby likes." —FrogsnFlowers

    (for the Dog Goody Box): "This was such a cool and exciting gift for my pup. Every product included was a huge hit! The two treats are great options to put inside of the football toy. The two plush toys both have a unique crunch and my dog likes to alternate between the two every couple of minutes. Lastly, the multivitamins (mine and Bentley’s personal favorite) help keep him nice and healthy!" —Lambones

    Get the Kitten Goody Box for $24.99 (originally $28.40) and the Dog Goody Box for $24.99 (originally $55.43), both from Chewy.

    5. A faux-snakeskin shirt if your cat watched Zoolander with you *ONCE* and now they're obsessed with doing whatever it takes to become a top model.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes M–XXL and in three colors).

    6. A triangular tug-o'-war toy for serious — and I mean serious — chewers. Get a good grip or you'll risk having your shoulder thrown out, ya hear?

    Wild One

    Promising review: "This toy is great for high-energy and strong dogs like my own who tend to obsess over toys and chew through them in a day. The toy is still in tip-top shape and my dog absolutely loves it! I couldn't be happier! The colors are also identical to the photos, which was very reassuring. I got mine in the deep blue and it's so cute." —Maggie S.

    Get it from Wild One for $16 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    7. A three-tier cat toy with polka-dotted balls they can bat at. One of my cats puts her arms on both sides and essentially plays a modified version of tetherball just with herself.

    a reviewer's cats playing with the ball toy
    amazon.com

    Both of my cats love this but one in particular just can't get enough of this thing — especially in the middle of the night. More than once, I've woken up to her *punching* it and sliding it across the living room floor. She also loves to flip it over so it stands on the smallest tier and IDK why but sure??

    Promising review: "An instant hit in the house! My two highly energetic kittens loved the toy from the moment I unpacked it. I was thinking to get a similar cat chase toy with a scratching pad but I settled for this one at last and it may have been a better idea! It's a good toy for a multiple cat household as it has three tiers. A relief to know that the kittens can occupy themselves when nobody is home as this is neither powered by batteries nor their humans. If only they stop attacking my bathtub drainer when I am gone! Eww, dudes! Highly recommended." —Tammy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. A ChuckIt! ball launcher for pups who are *always* game to make fetch happen. Plus, this way, you don't have to pick up slobbery balls. It's a win-win.

    model using the ball launcher to play with a large dog
    Chewy

    Promising review: "My pup loves playing ball. ChuckIt! makes my life so much easier as I don’t throw my arm out and can play for a longer period of time with her. Great investment!!" —CK67

    Get it from Chewy for $4.19 (originally $12.99). 

    9. A tunnel bed if your bb's love for toys is only surpassed by one other thing: sleep.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Just got this today and my cat LOVES it! I couldn’t even get it put together before she was running inside of it. I really love the fact that this tunnel isn’t noisy. Its so quiet! It’s made out of fabric and not the loud crinkly plastic stuff most tunnels seem to be made out of. I will never buy another cat tunnel that isn’t covered with fabric. The only downside for me was putting it together. It was hard to get the zippers connected properly with a cat paw swatting me LOL. I would recommend putting this together before your cat sees it." —MikaraB

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in two patterns).

    10. A cupcake-shaped Mickey Mouse Halloween plushie for pups whose favorite way to spend the day is watching Disney+ just like their pawrents.

    a dog playing with the cupcake-shaped Mickey Mouse plush
    Chewy

    Promising review: "My mom got this for me as an early Halloween present. It's a little smaller than she expected, but I like it. I really like the squeaker and the crinkles!!" —Rascal

    Get it from Chewy for $9.23 (originally $9.98). 

    11. A pack of all-natural matabi chew sticks — a catnip alternative that's somehow even more tantalizing than anything they've tried before.

    Meowy Janes / Etsy

    Meowy Janes is a New Jersey–based small business that specializes in catnip alternatives. They work with sustainable, family-owned farms to source their natural products.

    I recently tried some of these out with my cats and they were a hit! TBH they've never really been super into catnip — they'll play with it but they don't go wild — so I was excited to see they were into these. They bat them around, rub their faces all over them, and ultimately, when they're done, hide them under a chair or in their cat condo so they can come back to them later.

    Promising review: "I have two cats, one special needs almost blind kitty, and one very lovey-dovey, very vocal kitty. The special-needs kitty has not warmed up to these yet, but she usually needs extra time with new things. But my talkative kitty just loves them! I scraped off some bark as instructed, and she gnawed, tossed, chased, and altogether enjoyed them." —Grace Cook

    Get them from Meowy Janes on Etsy for $10.86 or on Amazon for $9.97.

    12. A feathered Christian Cowan x Maxbone jumper if they've decided to try their hand (err, paw) at haute couture styles in anticipation of the forthcoming Sex and the City reboot.

    Maxbone

    Maxbone is a small luxury pet brand from Parisa Fowles-Pazdro. They specialize in modern apparel and accessories as well as high-quality dog food.

    Promising review: "It’s timeless no matter the season. We are using for a spring photo shoot; Sydney has it in both pink and purple. I can’t pick a favorite...both are sensational. She also wears it around the house, on walks, naps in it. Not only is it a showstopper, it’s something she’s comfortable in! JUST DO IT!" —Maxbone reviewer

    Get it from Maxbone for $95 (available in sizes S–XXL and in three colors).

    13. A floppy robotic fish that only moves when your cat or dog interacts with it. Once they get the hang of it, I guarantee they'll be karate chopping, slapping, and bunny kicking the ish out of it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The fish comes with a small bag of catnip as well as USB charger so you can juice it up whenever your cat kills the battery.

    Promising review: "I'm never sure if a new cat toy will be received as well as I hope, but this one sure delivered! My three cats have been playing with it almost nonstop, except for when I have to take it away to charge it. One of them pretty much hogs it and the other two can't get near it, though they try. It took them a few minutes to realize that they had to touch it to get it to move when it stopped flopping, but once they understood it, they were off to the races. I can't speak to the durability of it, but since the cover can be removed for cleaning, I'm thinking it should last a long time — fingers crossed." —Amazon Gal

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five styles).

    14. A color-blocked hoodie in cotton candy shades just as sweet as all the human treats they *wish* they could eat but can't. Alas, you can throw a Milk-Bone their way and they'll be justttt as happy.

    Spark Paws

    Spark Paws is a small urban pet brand that's been growing its line and community since 2017. The founders were initially inspired by their search for nongeneric apparel for their Frenchie Stella.

    Promising review: "It's like you made it to fit a boxer!! Go figure. I'm beyond blown away. Great quality of work and sooooo soft!!" —Kyle N.

    Get it from Spark Paws for $25 (originally $32; available in sizes S–4XL).

    15. A plush anti-anxiety donut bed with a raised rim that keeps your baby feeling nice and secure. The fluffy material also mimics fur, so it feels like they're cuddling their mom.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Both of my cats took to this as soon as we got it. They store their toys in there, nap in there, and make a wholeeee lot of biscuits. They have a few beds that they use but this one seems to be their favorite and I think the high walls are definitely why. Sometimes they use the sides as a pillow and other times they bury their heads into the interior and curl up in a little ball. My only complaint is that they don't sell one in my size. 😞

    Promising review: "When I bought one of these, I thought 'They have 18 unused beds all over the place. Why do you think they'll use this one?' OMG, was I wrong! It came, I opened it and just tossed it on the floor. Immediately, Sassy was in it and slept in it all night. I put it on the couch and Magic crawled in. And Sassy cried and yowled. I ordered another. They're used every day and night. Now I need a third — Magic just had major dental work done so I put his bed on my bed so I could keep an eye on him that first night... Molly took it over, so Magic took Sassy's and Sassy tried to beat Molly up to get her bed back. Ended up with 2 a.m. zoomies. *sigh*" —oreosmeow

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    16. A trusty supersized box of Greenies in oven-roasted chicken flavor because if there's one thing your cat loves more than endless pets and lovies, it's the sweet, sweet sound of a shaken treat container.

    a reviewer's cat with their head stuck in a tub of greenies
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "First of all, I am not a cat, nor have I eaten these myself. So, you'll have to take this review from the point of view of a person who feeds them to three cats. Based on no scientific evidence, I'm concluding that these are quite possibly the most delicious cat treat in existence. They quite literally lose their minds when it's treat time. Our cats have gotten in the habit of getting treats when my wife and I are finished with dinner. Now they bug me for treats while we are still EATING dinner. The treats are bite sized, roughly textured, and very crunchy. My cats have had the chicken, catnip, and salmon flavors and it seems the most preferred by everybody is salmon. These treats were specifically recommend by my big boy catto's veterinarian to help with his dental care. They seem reasonably good quality and are well-fortified with vitamins and minerals. The pieces stay intact quite well and there's very few crumbled/broken pieces. Our kitty trio has had a variety of other treats by other manufacturers but these are unequivocally the superior cat treat. We actually have to hide the treats in a drawer that the cats can't open. We used to keep them in a kitchen cabinet but SOMEBODY figured out how to open the cabinet and the treat box." —Christopher Lang

    Get them from Amazon for $8.48.

    17. A plush "Barkin" bag with a pup-approved addition: a squeaker, of course! Luckily, if they rip this purse apart it only costs $15 as opposed to $15,000+ for the real thing.

    the orange bag which is styled like a Burkin
    Pet-à-Porter,

    Pet-à-Porter is a small business from sisters Laura and Kathryn. After failing to find high-quality treats, accessories, toys, and apparel for her Maltipoo, Jacquemus, Laura decided to curate luxe pet goods herself.

    Get it from Pet-à-Porter or Amazon for $15.95.

    18. An exercise wheel your kitty can turn to whenever they get the zoomies (aka every night at 3 a.m.).

    a cat on a black exercise wheel
    One Fast Cat

    One Fast Cat is a small business based in central California. Founder Sean Farley launched a Kickstarter campaign to get their product to market and it was funded fully within seven hours!

    Promising review: "My 2-year-old sphynx is very energetic and the wheel lets her burn some of that off. Worth every penny to see my baby happy!" —Meaghan M.

    Get it from One Fast Cat for $249 (available in four colors/patterns).

    19. A luxe cable-knit sweater for the pup who 1) was likely an Irish fisherman in a past life or 2) is channeling hot guy fall à la Chris Evans.

    Vince

    Get it from Vince for $125 (available in sizes S–L and in two colors).

    20. A catnip-filled carrot your fur child can bunny kick as hard as it wants. That way, your arm (or other cat) can catch a break.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Chewy

    I've had this toy for ~two years now and even though the catnip has long warn off, it's still my cat Salty's favorite toy. She chases it up and down the hall (it has great weight so it's easily tossable) and she likes to lick and groom the feathers as if they were another cat, and I just find that SO freaking cute.

    Promising review: "Over the years we have had several cats and every one of them has had their own carrot. I don't know what it is about these carrots but all of our cats love them. Occasionally I will see a green feather floating through the air so I know they have been playing with them. Great toy for all cats." —murrielsett

    Get it from Chewy or Amazon for $3.95.

    21. A matching bandana and scrunchie so you can pull off a stylish mommy- (or daddy-) and-me outfit even when you're apart. And, when you're together, chances are slim you'll run into someone else wearing the same thing since each set is handmade.

    Proud Dog Apparel / Etsy

    Proud Dog Apparel is a Weymouth, Massachusetts–based Etsy shop that sells handmade pet accessories and portraits.

    Promising review: "My favorite! Matches the bandana perfectly. Very heavy material. Cant wait to wear." —Jennifer Dickey

    Get it from Proud Dog Apparel on Etsy for $5+ (available in sizes S–XL; scrunchie sold separately).

    22. An interactive feather and mouse game that's basically like Whac-A-Mole for your cat. Lucky for them, they don't have to hunt down a carnival or pay $5 a pop to play.

    amazon.com

    I bought this after seeing it in a TikTok video and if you have playful cats (or ones who love to attack your feet under the covers while you sleep), there's a good chance they'll love it as much as mine! It comes with a few different attachments and two noise settings — one for no noise (but be warned it isn't silent — it still makes a whirring mechanical noise) and one for chirping. My cats like to cheat by putting their paws into the holes and wrestling it out but it's held up well and they haven't broken it thus far!

    PSA: It takes four C batteries, which don't come included so make sure you buy those, too! (I got these Amazon Basics ones and they've worked well.)

    Promising review: "I have a cat who is quite particular about the toys he plays with. Barely anything grabs his attention. I saw a commercial for this and then found it on Amazon. All I can say is, finally! I've finally found something that my cat is interested in! At first he was curious and watched it before deciding to pounce on it. I've noticed other reviewers stating the item they received is too fast. I didn't have that issue at all and the speed was actually perfect. My cat loves the feather attachment. I can't wait to try out the mouse attachment next." —Anthony

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88+ (available in two styles).

    23. A refillable catnip mat for lazy lil' kitties who rather roll around on the floor than get in some cardio chasing after a robotic toy.

    a cat lying on a blue mat
    3 Kitties and 2 Humans / Etsy

    The 9-inch x 9-inch mats come from 3 Kitties and 2 Humans, Willowick, Ohio–based shop with all sorts of cat goodies.

    Promising review: "My cat LOVESSS this genius product. (: She’s an odd one and doesn’t play much, catnip or not, but she does snooze around pretty much all the time, so this is perfect! She won’t give it up! Shipped super fast, super-soft fabric, great quality! I definitely recommend! (:" —BreAhnna Stephens

    Get it from 3 Kitties and 2 Humans on Etsy for $7 (available in 15 colors/prints).

    24. A rhinestone-studded tracksuit for those days when they wanna take it back to the early aughts and go for a Paris Hilton/Nicole Richie The Simple Life look.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is really cute. I ordered size large for my miniature poodle and it fits right. A little loose which is perfect for her jumping around. Perfect for her to both sleep in and go outside in the rain and cute as heck!" —Rebecca Lambert

    Get it from Amazon for $14.19+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in two colors).

    25. A window hammock with suction cups strong enough to hold 50 pounds. If you're thinking that seems like a lot, just consider how quickly the weight of multiple cats, a blanket, their favorite toys, and a pillow adds up.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Sleeping and being nosy are two of my cats' favorite activities so they were instantly drawn to this hammock. I have it on a window that faces our backyard so they can watch birds, people, and trash that just floats by (<3 you, Brooklyn). It's very sturdy and we haven't had any issues with it falling.

    Promising review: "Epic!!! I have a cat window bed that has top-cable top-mount support and THIS design with bottom-post mount support is soooooooooooo much better!! The bottom mount support allows for 100% unobstructed jump entry, it has a longer bed, and it just looks better without the top-mount cables. Both of my cats love it so much that I’m purchasing another one to replace their old bed. I'll possibly stagger them on my sliding glass door!! Epic!!" —Diggslife

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in five colors).

    26. A banana-shaped bed for the pet who loves "hiding" under blankets and in cardboard boxes. The top flap — or, if we're talking anatomically, the peel — offers them a private and enclosed space to nap.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best purchase I’ve ever made. Arthur is a 23-pound cat and finding a bed with a cover that fits him has proved challenging. This is fabulous material/quality and he loves it. Took a day and a little catnip to get used to but now it’s his favorite." —robyn

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three sizes).

    27. A laptop-shaped scratcher if the last year of WFH life has led your cat to believe that they *too* have a 9 to 5.

    a cat staring at the fake laptop screen
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I saw this when browsing Uncommon Goods and purchased it as what I thought would be a gag gift for my sister. Funny thing is...it actually works! Comments from my sister: 'My cat made my laptop keyboard unusable by treating it as a scratching post and popping the keys out. I finally gave up and purchased a cheap wireless keyboard to use with it. My sister gave me this cardboard laptop as a gift, which my cat now loves! I wish I had known about this earlier as my laptop would still be intact.'" —RedBirdWoman

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35 (it's currently backordered but you can still buy it now and receive it later!)

    28. A spherical Tuft + Paw hideout with a faux-fur blanket just your cat's size. If your bb is anything like mine, they'll hang out in there until you walk by at perfect swatting distance.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Tuft + Paw

    Tuft + Paw is a direct-to-consumer cat brand from Jackson Cunningham. Their products are informed by both feline behavior and aesthetic design. They offer a 50% discount when you choose to donate any of their products to a shelter.

    It took a few days for my cats to warm up to this, but once they did, they were enamored. Whenever I can't find them, chances are they're in here. They like to use it as a space to spy on us because they seemingly think they can see us but we can't see them? Man they're so weird but I love 'em. Also, I gotta say that I loveee that there is zero assembly required — you just pop it out of a box. The sphere is also pretty rigid, so it stands up well to scratching, rubbing, and general rough play.

    Get it from Tuft + Paw for $299 (available in two colors).

    29. A smart–pet sofa so if you live with roommates or partners who have a "no dogs on the furniture" rule, your pup will still have a comfy place of their own.

    Anonymous / Wayfair, Wayfair

    Promising review: "What a very lovely dog bed! It's super sturdy and the small is plenty big enough for my Jack Russell mix, even when she stretches way out. Nice cuddly sides for when she wants to curl up or just support her head. It's absolutely beautiful, too, silky velvet. I wouldn't have called it green but a gorgeous shade of teal blue. Fit for royalty." —Kate

    Get it from Wayfair for $154.39 (originally $319.99; available in two colors).

    30. A rotating sisal scratcher ball for those energetic kitties who were most definitely a DJ in their past life. The durable scratcher *should* (no promises though — you know how cats are) even be enticing enough to keep them away from your couch.

    a cat playing with the sisal scratcher ball
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a super-cute and cat-friendly scratcher. So many fancy-looking scratcher toys are of no interest to my cats, but they all love this one! It was very easy to put together and is super sturdy. Definitely worth it!" —MHurt

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    31. A catnip-filled fortune cookie so Kitty Purry can take part in takeout nights as well. Her fortune? The always sage "blame it on the dog."

    Modern Beast

    Modern Beast is a woman-run LA-based small business from Lona Williams and Hope Reiners. They manufacture all of their products in the US and donate 100% of their profits to 501(c)(3) animal charities.

    Get it from Modern Beast for $12.

    32. A "Woof Clicquot" plushie for the pup with champagne tastes. If you're working on a beer budget, you'll also be happy to know it's only 15 bucks.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This toy is DA BOMB! Sooo cute and chic! My pooch loves it! She favors this toy over others. She is a tiny pup (three pounds) and this toy is small enough for her to engage with and have a bunch of fun. Highly recommend this toy for all high class pooches. Follow my pup @peppathepoo for her adventures." —Amazon Customer

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

    33. A UFO-shaped cat box that not only looks stellar, but prevents your kitty baby from kicking litter all over the dang place. TBH this is more a gift for you but, I mean, c'mon!

    Happy and Polly

    Happy and Polly is a small business with all sorts of cutesy cat and dog products from carriers and scratching posts to water fountains and even apparel.

    Get it from Happy and Polly for $189.99 (originally $199.99; available in five colors).

    34. A coffee table cat condo if your fur babies are already prone to crawling all over your furniture anyways. Now at least, they'll have a designated spot — in the form of a built-in condo — that's just theirs.

    three cats on top of and in the coffee table
    Homary

    Get it from Homary for $635.99.

    35. A leather doggie sofa that's just as posh as your couch, and don't worry about stains or scratches — they'll buff right out with regular use! Oh and BTW...it has a freakin' memory foam base that's probably just as comfortable as your mattress.

    a medium sized dog lounges on a brown leather dog couch
    BLVD Couch / Etsy

    Blvd Couch is a small business that sells incredible custom-made dog couches.

    Promising review: "I’ve searched high and low for a dog bed my sweet pup could cozy up in that also looks nice with our decor. This one ticks all the boxes! It's perfect for her!" —Courtney Higgs

    Get it from Blvd Couch on Etsy for $185+ (available in three sizes and 12 styles).

    36. A macramé cat hammock so visually arresting, it may just convince your fur baby to give up the Amazon box they've been calling home for the last month. Since it's made out of a bunch of strings, I don't see how they wouldn't at least be intrigued.

    Two cats lounging on separate macrame hammock beds
    Macrame Beautiful / Etsy

    Macrame Beautiful is a small business based in Beijing that sells stunning macramé pieces like planters, wall decor, and baskets.

    Promising review: "This is my second purchase and I will continue to buy!! The craftsmanship is so beautiful. It is evident she enjoys what she does. Every item is packed with care and in adorable resealable pouches. Sweet stickers with handwritten notes and beautifully printed 'how to care for and clean the items.' My kittens love their hammock!" —Annie Zummo

    Get it from Macrame Beautiful on Etsy for $59.99+ (available in two styles and with one, two, or no cushions).

    37. A set of robotic swimming fish if your kitties are weirdly intrigued by water. The palm-sized gadgets light up and their fins keep them on the move whether placed in a bowl, sink, or — if your babies are especially brave — bathtub.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The toys come with eight extra LR44 batteries and an installation tool so you'll get plenty of use out of them. They also automatically turn on/off when placed in water/removed from it so no battery is wasted between play seshs.

    Promising review: "These are the cutest stinkin' toys, I can’t stop admiring them myself! The packaging is clean and beautiful, complete with extra batteries and a small screw driver. The fish floats just below the surface of the water with the rubber tail sticking out just enough for the kitties to actually fish it out — which they love! The tail changes speed/tempo every few seconds, allowing it to naturally swim in different directions and make ripples — truly mimicking a real fish. That gives it a realistic touch that I think keeps the cats interested, because if it just flapped around in a circle, it would be annoying. The lasers blink, and are cute, too. Definitely a successful playtime. My cats are now so interested in the sink and tub haha, even when empty. The only thing I can’t judge yet is battery life. We’ve played with them for a little over an hour total now, so, so far so good!" —Noelle Taylor

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $17.89.

    38. A mouse-shaped feeder that will keep your cat on their toes by encouraging their natural hunting instincts. Fill it up with food, hide it somewhere in the house, and then let them loose.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Here's more from BuzzFeed shopping writer Mallory Mower: "I started a hunting system for my cats when I felt like they were getting lethargic during the winter. One of our cats was overweight because he would sit and eat the dry food left out when he was bored. With these he'll 'hunt,' eat one, and not eat again until he's ready to go hunting. I've written a full review on this clever feeding system before because I refuse to stop recommending it!"

    Get it from Amazon for $14.01.

    39. A snuggly tiger or puppy plushie for lonely little babies, grieving senior cats and dogs, and every sensitive pet in between. The behavioral aid has a "real feel" pulsing heartbeat and it comes with a disposable heating patch (you slip it inside the stuffed animal's tummy) that will keep it warm for up to 24 hours.

    PetSmart

    The plushie operates off of two AAA batteries and additional heating pads can be purchased separately. While it's a great comfort to preemies separated from their mothers and seniors who've lost a sibling, it's also a comforting option for any cat with anxiety.

    Promising review: "I bought this because I do a lot of fostering orphaned kittens for our local animal shelter and I love it. The babies love the warmth and the heartbeat. I don't know how I got along before this." —Lyllywen

    Get the Tiger Plushie or Dog Plushie both for $39.99 from PetSmart.

    40. A zebra-print activity mat that looks exactly like a baby play mat and that just tickles me pink. If your kitten could use some tummy time, the attached hanging toys will keep them entertained.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My cat simply loves this! He dives right into it, sometimes even doing somersaults into it, and it has really held up nicely! He's 15 pounds, so he's not small, and it bounces right back into place after he pounces on it. It moves with him, and has provided hours of entertainment for him and for me! Highly recommend for active cats." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95.

    41. And a carton of maple bacon doggie ice cream to reward them after the traumatic experience that was simply existing for 48 hours without you.

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    The ice cream comes powdered so you don't have to worry about it melting before it makes it to your house. Just mix the lactose-free whole milk, evaporated cane juice, gelatin, natural maple bacon flavor, and salt with a bit of water, place it in the freezer, and it's ready to go in a couple hours.

    Promising review: "The packaging is absolutely genius! You mix the powdered content with water and then freeze it to get ice cream for your pup. My dog goes absolutely wild for this, it might be his most favorite treat of all! He’s 23 pounds, so I give him about a tablespoon at a time and he starts freezing after about a quarter of that amount but he’ll lick it all up and look for more regardless. Some reviewers criticized the product for not being healthy and the nutritional facts not being disclosed well enough but since this is meant to be an occasional treat and not a staple part of dogster’s diet I’m not worried about the nutritional value, just about the enjoyment it brings him. We will definitely get more in the future, he’s a very spoiled pooch." —readalot

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Your dog faking being sad now that they know they can benefit from it:

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