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    38 Things For Your Pets You'll Wonder Why You Didn't Buy Sooner

    You and your pet are about to be paws-itively thrilled once you order these genius products.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A scarf for dogs that protects them in cold weather. You have to make sure your puppy's cute lil ears and neck don't get frostbitten come winter!

    Promising review: "Kept my pup warm during an 8-mile hike with the wind chill below zero! I noticed just leaving it as a scarf kept his ears warm without covering them. I also liked the fabric since it’s ideal for hikes. It seems quite breathable!" –J. Fox

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95 (available in three sizes).

    2. A tube of wrinkle balm (yes, wrinkle balm!) to apply in your dog's skin folds to prevent infection and irritation. Shar-Peis everywhere are rejoicing.

    before and after picture of a dog who has used wrinkle balm

    Promising review: This stuff is da bomb! I have a 12-year-old pug who gets really nasty face wrinkles that stink and need to be cleaned daily. I have tried literally everything possible to help her and get on top of this problem. I ordered this little sample on a whim, trying to fill my order to get free shipping. So glad I did! Finally something that actually works, and after just the first day! No more gunk and stink and her wrinkle skin is not raw or itching her either. She still is not fond of me applying it, but that is probably a conditioned response to all the traumatic wiping done in the past unfortunately." –mdm

    Get it from Amazon for $5.50+ (available in two sizes).

    3. An elevated dog feeder with two bowls so your dog doesn't have to bend down so far to get some food and water. It'll help relieve stress on their shoulders and neck, especially for large breeds or senior dogs.

    Charlene / Wayfair, Wayfair

    There's also a secret compartment underneath the bowls where you can store extra food, pet supplies, or dog toys!

    Promising review: "This is THE BEST dog bowl/storage ever! It looks so nice in my kitchen and my dog loves eating and drinking from it! He no longer has to bend down. It has a clean, sleek look that blends in as opposed to being an eyesore. It also holds my entire huge bag of dog food inside a zippered pouch inside so that the food stays fresh! I would give this 10 stars!" —Amanda

    Get it from Wayfair for $75.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. A classic Kong toy designed with a hollow center you can stuff with peanut butter or their favorite treat. Give this to them and sit back and relax while they spend hours getting every last morsel of food out of it.


    Promising review: "If you have a power chewer, you can't go wrong with the Classic KONG Chew Toy. It's one of the very few toys I have found that he can't chew apart. He doesn't really care to play with it, but we fill it with mashed banana (and sometimes dog-safe peanut butter) and freeze it. He gets this at night to occupy him until he falls asleep. Works like a charm. It's good to have a few of these on hand to rotate them, or fill and freeze with other goodies to give on hot days, or as an occasional treat." —kmusic36

    Get it from Target for $8.99+ (available in four sizes).

    5. A treat-dispensing toy especially great for pups who get easily bored and need some more rewarding playtime to get all their energy out. The unique design causes the toy to bounce around and roll as your dog moves it around, and they'll love how satisfying it is when a piece of kibble pops out!

    The toy balls interlock so you can attach them for bigger dogs and to keep playtime fresh.

    Up Dog Toys is a family-founded small business that creates design-driven, functional pet products.

    Get it from Up Dog Toys for $22.95 (available in two colors).

    6. A cat litter box with entry at the top, which prevents litter from scattering everywhere. It also includes a litter scoop that attaches to the outside for quick and easy cleaning.


    Promising review: "My cat used it within the first 20 minutes I had it ready to go! No issues at all so far! Sleek and beautiful litter box! Very classy and makes cleaning litter a breeze! At first it was bigger then expected but once I put it where my old litter box was I realized it fit a lot nicer then my old litter box did which was HUGE and had a hood!" –Julianna Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in three colors).

    7. A slow feeder dog bowl that slows down your dog's feeding time so they don't scarf down their food in one minute flat and end up with an upset tummy.


    Promising review: "These dog bowls are amazing! I got three different shapes so I could switch them out to keep eating a challenge which is good mental stimulation for dogs. This completely solved the eating too fast problem. Both dogs adapted easily to using them. These were well worth the money. These bowls do make them drool more when eating but I just throw them in the dishwasher regularly and that takes care of the cleaning." –Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $11.46+ (available in three sizes and six designs).

    8. A cat cave to not only give your feline a comfy new home, but it'll also be a beautiful new centerpiece in your living room. It's made out of 100% wool, which will stand up to your cat's sharp claws.

    four caves from Wooly Cat Caves in different colors
    Wooly Cat Caves / Etsy

    Wooly Cat Caves is a small business based in Cenate di Sotto, Italy that hand makes all of their own cat furniture.

    Promising review: "We LOVE our woolly cat cave! Chloe jumped in it as soon as I unpacked it! The quality is phenomenal and it is everything we hoped for! Such a beautiful shape and perfectly whimsical!" —Dana

    Get it from Wooly Cat Caves on Etsy for $194.28+ (available in five colors and two sizes).

    9. A ball launcher that will take your game of fetch to the next level. And thanks to the handle, you'll never have to pick up a slobbery ball again!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Boy howdy can you launch a ball with this thing!!! We have a six month old black lab puppy and he absolutely loves chasing tennis balls! Thankfully he brings it right back to us so we don't have to chase him down in order to throw another one. Getting my dog his daily exercise has never been easier! It is so nice that the regular size tennis balls work with this and they don't require their own special size ball." –Blue Eyes

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four lengths).

    10. A hamster house complete with a climbing ladder, slide, and a balcony. If there were a Selling Sunset for hamsters, this would be the most sought-after listing.


    Promising review: "We bought this for my daughter’s sunfire dwarf hamster she got for her birthday. He loves this little house! It came built which was nice and with no flaws. We highly recommend this for smaller hamsters." –Cassandra

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two colors).

    11. A grooming rake that helps control shedding by removing loose hairs from the undercoat and also prevents tangles and mats.,

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this thing seven stars, but five will have to do. I was able to pull entire sheets of undercoat out of our husky without disturbing the topcoat. I've never had anything work so well. It's even easier to keep the fur pile together. The fur stays clumped, instead of getting spread out and floating around. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier." –pvfjr

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. A durable chew toy designed to stand up to even the toughest of chompers. The toy also has multiple textures that massages your dog's gums as they play.


    Promising review: "I don’t often write reviews but this is my absolute favorite toy for my dog. It's also his favorite toy, and he is a 90-lb rott mix, so definitely a ridiculously heavy chewer. He would chew on this for hours almost every day and it really held up. When I really need him to be preoccupied like when I need to leave him in his kennel, I’ll put some peanut butter or baby food in it, and sometimes freeze it so it’ll last extra long." –ross63

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    13. A car seat cover to protect your back seat from scratches, pet hair, and any dirt your dog brings in.

    dog sitting in back seat of car with a car seat cover on the seat

    Promising review: "This cover fits my 2013 Jetta like a glove! It's very easy to put on and take off. It has straps that go over the head rests, an elastic cord for the bottom of the seat, and a strap that attaches behind the back seat so that it doesn't move around. I really love that it has Velcro slits for the seat belts, a slit in the middle back for trunk access, and two small pockets on the bottom of the middle seat." –Cathy

    Get it from Amazon for $53.95+ (available in seven colors and two styles).

    14. A pack of all-natural cheese dog treats that your dog will love so much, you might as well buy a few packs now to satiate their cravings.

    Ava's Pet Palace

    Ava's Pet Place is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business founded by Ava, who begged her parents to let her start a business when she was just 6 years old. Today, Ava (who's now 14) and her mom process hundreds of orders a month of their pet treats made from organic and all-natural ingredients.

    Promising review: "I love that these are handmade and love supporting a small business! My Great Pyrenees loved his cheese treats! He loves cheese and could smell the cheesy goodness as soon as I opened the bag! Thank you!" —Jennifer S

    Get it from Ava's Pet Palace for $6.

    15. An automatic dog and cat feeder with the capability to let you schedule the time of feedings and also specify the portions that it dispenses. So long to the days of wondering "have I fed them today?!"

    cat eating out of bowl in front of automatic feeder

    Promising review: "It was easy to set up though there are a lot of steps that aren't really intuitive, so be sure you actually read the instructions. It took the cats a little while to figure out that their food was coming from a robot and not their long-suffering human, but they're on it now and go shooting at the feeder when it starts to rumble (but it's certainly not disturbingly noisy even in my small apartment). Y'all. This may have been the best frivolous purchase I've ever made. No longer am I woken up by whiny cats every morning because they have obviously never eaten before in their lives. I feel confident that they'll be kept alive when I'm gone next weekend." –Erin Reardon

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    16. A durable set of pet steps so your furry friend can safely climb up onto furniture or a bed so they can cuddle up with you. The steps fold down for easy storage when not in use.,

    Promising review: "Super easy to set up, and the height is perfect for our tall bed for the dogs to get on. All we did was coax them with a treat to come up and then down a few times. And ever since they use it constantly. My older puggle could not even get on the bed at all without me picking her up to put her on. She would jump off though, and that's why we got the stairs because I didn't want either dog hurting themselves from jumping from that high. Especially with their age. The fact that it folds up if you have company or to use while traveling is great." –alisha k.

    Get it from Amazon for $41.95+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    17. A bird teaser toy with real feathers if your cat is spending way too much time napping and hiding and you want to make sure they get some daily playtime in. With crinkly materials, ribbons, and built-in pockets of catnip, your feline is sure to love their new toy.

    brown and black cat playing with purple, blue and yellow cat toy

    Promising review: "My cat and I are both obsessed. The bird is even cuter in person. The string is soft and thick. It clearly will not easily break or fray, which is important for me because, for whatever reason, when it comes to wands, my cat is just as interested in the string as whatever is on the end of it. The bird is a great size (perfect for snagging but not too bulky), and the ribbons on the end are clearly quality. This has quickly become one of her favorite toys! Can't recommend enough!" —peaches

    Get it from Chewy for $2.44+ (available in blue or purple).

    18. A pack of chicken-flavored Pill Pocket dog treats that actually mask the smell of any pill you put inside so you can administer medicine to your dog in the most painless way.


    Promising review: "Our dog loves them; they're gone in an Instant! My dog doesn't know what to make of a pill and just thinks it isn't food and isn't interested. Wrap it in this and it is gone in an instant. I don't think he has yet realized that there is a pill inside after a year using these. Our small dog gets a half allergy pill every morning and evening. I usually break these into halves, quarters, or sometimes even into fifths and just mold it like Play-Doh around the pill." –Luke H

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in two sizes).

    19. An adorable water fountain with a flower on top so your cat can sip on freshly filtered water in the cutest way possible.

    cat pawing at a flower water fountain

    Promising review: "All five of my fur babies love this little guy. They took to it immediately, no hesitation at all, even though they have never had a fountain to drink from before. The pump is whisper-quiet and provides a nice flow over the little flower. The filter needed to be rinsed out after a week, but like I said I have five cats, so cat hair is pretty much a seasoning in my house." –The Redhead

    Get it from Amazon for $25.87+ (available in two colors).

    20. Or this multi-tier drinking fountain perfect for cats with any joint issues or aches and pains — the raised tier is a great option for them to drink from while keeping their neck in a comfortable position.

    A calico cat drinking from a two-tiered fountain that is plugged into a wall

    Promising review: "Our little dog, who is 15 years old, was starting to have trouble seeing and drinking from her normal water bowl, so we ordered this to see if it would help! It is perfect! Not only is it higher than a bowl on the floor, which helps her neck pain, but the water also moves and she loves drinking from the top part. This is great for an aging pet!" —Happypetparent

    Get it from Chewy for $36.90.

    21. A cute dog-sized microfiber towel with a hood perfect for your pup to snuggle up in after an exhausting day of swimming or a much-needed bath.

    a dog at a door with a blue hooded towel on
    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "This towel absorbs so much water!!! I have a dog with a VERY thick undercoat, so she stay wet even after you think you've dried her. I can't keep the dog out of the water (lake, pool, sprinklers, puddle) and is always wet. She loves the towel so much that when she sees it she immediately stands perfectly so that you can dry every inch of her body. This towel has eliminated the need for me to blow dry the dog before allowing her to be in the house. Loved the towel so much I purchased one for the other pup that doesn't enjoy the water as much but does enjoy a nice bath. These towels have saved me time and many headaches. Absolutely love them!!!" –D G

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    22. A dog water bottle so you can easily transport drinkable water anywhere to keep your dog hydrated even on the hottest of days.,

    Promising review: "This is the BEST water bottle I have found on the market. It has a locking mechanism so that there's no leaks or spills. It has a straw attached on the inside so that you can get every last drop. A foldable bowl for the dog to easily drink out of. And it makes it smaller in size which is easier to carry around. A strap to carry from your belt loop, wrist, backpack loop, etc. Love the color options as well. This is a must-have!" –Michael C

    Get it from Amazon for $13.47+ (available in two sizes and five colors)

    23. A self-groomer cat toy that you can mount on a corner or just keep on the ground for your cat to scratch up on. It collects loose hair and has a compartment for catnip to entice your cat to use the groomer.

    cat rubbing itself on the gray curved brush that's mounted to the corner of a wall

    Promising review: "My cat rubs his face and cheek on every wall corner in the house leaving dirty spots. I bought this and he is obsessed! Every day he grooms his face and is so happy rubbing against the groomer. Best $5 ever!" —Missmoo007

    Get it from Petco for $4.99.

    24. A heavy duty 76-inch cat tree because let's be real — your cat rules your household, and now they can lord over your living room like the king or queen they are. It also provides so much room for them to work out their energy, fight off boredom, and get all their scratches out.

    cream cat tree with a ginger cat perched on one of the landings

    Promising review: "I was looking for a cat tree that looks big enough to handle big grown adults. Most cat trees I saw featured young little kittens in their pictures and you can tell many cat trees are just too small to hold an adult cat comfortably. This cat tree is perfect. The size is great — so roomy and spacious! And so sturdy, the quality is amazing. Considering all of this, the price is unbeatable. I would recommend this cat tree in a heartbeat! My kitties love it!" –Leob

    Get it from Chewy for $127.99 (available in two colors).

    25. A paw cleaner to prevent your floor from being covered in muddy footprints when your dog comes inside. All you have to do is add water, and the gentle silicone bristles remove caked-on dirt and mud.

    Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" –Sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    26. A set of catnip-infused felt balls that they'll quickly become obsessed with — they'll be rolling these all around your house as soon as you open the tin. Because the catnip is held inside the balls, you won't be finding loose catnip all over your rugs and carpet!

    set of colorful catnip infused felt balls
    Simply B Vermont / Etsy

    Simply B Vermont is woman-owned small business and is based in Montpelier, Vermont.

    Promising review: "My cats absolutely flipped for these felted balls! They are both catnip fiends, so I assumed these would be a hit, but I underestimated how much they'd love playing with them. A huge hit in our household!" —Danielle Taylor

    Get a set of four from Simply B Vermont on Etsy for $13.99 (available in several colors).

    27. A doggie raincoat to keep your pup warm and dry even during a downpour. And it comes in a whopping 15 colors so your dog can pick which one matches their ~style~.,

    Promising review: "Our big Golden Retriever absolutely adores his new raincoat! He hates the rain and wouldn't want to go outside during it. But now he can't wait to wear his raincoat and play outside." –Ari

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S–XL and 16 colors)

    28. An interactive toy that'll entertain small pets like rabbits and chinchillas while they search for treats hidden in the toy.,

    Promising review: "This product is absolutely wonderful. I have a very smart rabbit who constantly needs enrichment. The fact that this product has different levels of intensity and how hard it is to reach the treats inside makes it more enriching for my rabbit. He absolutely loves this thing and figured it out fairly quickly. It will keep him busy for a good hour or two, which is wonderful! I would definitely recommend to anyone who owns a rabbit!" –Sam25

    Get it from Amazon for $16.37.

    29. A pack of matatabi chew sticks if your cat is constantly scratching up your furniture and you're looking for an outlet for all their energy. Matatabi is a plant native to Japan and is actually an alternative to catnip, so if your cat is stubborn and shows no interest in catnip, this might finally be the way to distract them from clawing away at every surface of your house.

    cat chewing on the stick

    MeowyJanes is a wonderfully named small business based in New Egypt, New Jersey. It specializes in catnip and catnip alternatives.

    Promising review: "I have two young Siamese mix cats who chew wires, shoes, wooden spoons. These chew sticks are perfect for them. They sniff the sticks, rub on them, and then start chewing. My two cats who are over 10 years old just rub on them but don't enjoy chewing them. If you have a very active cat who does destructive chewing, these are a great substitute." —JEM4612

    Get them from Amazon for $9.97.

    30. A candle made with an odor neutralizer specifically designed to fight unwanted smells caused by your stinky (but lovable) pet.

    pet house candle burning in front of a person and dog

    Promising review: "We are foster parents to a LOT of kittens, and while we wait for them to find their forever homes, even though we clean the litter twice daily, things can get smelly. I was certainly skeptical about this candle because all the reviews heralded it as some sort of miracle product. But it totally is. The first night I came home that it had been delivered, my partner had lit it and I walked into a house that DID NOT SMELL LIKE CAT despite there being 11 kittens actively everywhere. Poop smell — gone. Kitten fart smell — GONE. General messy kitten smell — GONE. We like keeping our house clean and safe for the little ones in our care, and this helps us feel a little more sane while we take care of our own cats, and take care of the ones still looking for their families." –Elizabeth Lincoln

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 27 scents).

    31. A raised pet bed with a mesh panel that allows for great ventilation when outside to keep your dog cool on warm days when they refuse to come inside.

    dog sitting on raised pet cot

    Promising review: "Our 6-month-old Golden Retriever loves it! The size is perfect, we ordered the large, and it's strong enough to to hold his weight. He also loves to dig, scratch and chew the bed and even now ( we have had it for about three weeks) there are no holes or tears in the fabric. I am very impressed!" –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $30 (available in sizes small–XL and four colors).

    32. A step-in harness that comes in seven different sizes to ensure that your dog has a secure and comfortable experience when going on walks. Oh, and it has over 71,000 5-star ratings, so we know the humans are bound to love it, too.

    dachshund wearing a teal harness and sitting on a park bench

    Promising review: I get lots of compliments for how cute my dachshunds look and the fit is perfect. Not a single rash or chaffing on either of my pups, even after miles long hikes. My little girl pup has sensitive skin with some dilute alopecia in her armpits (hairless patches), and she has never shown any signs of irritation from this harness. It fits loosely enough to wear over a sweater in the winter while still being breathable in the summer, but still snug and secure — no wiggle room to escape." –MotherOfDachshunds

    Get it from Amazon for $12.11+ (available in sizes XXXS–XL and 29 colors; also available in a leash bundle).

    33. A stain and odor eliminator spray specifically designed to clean up the most severe of messes. This is a must-have if you have a puppy in the house who's in their accident-prone stage.

    Promising review: "My dad just bought a camper and could not get the old dog smell out. He removed the bed that built in and under it looked like a dog had been using the area for a bathroom. There was dog poop everywhere. I sprayed this stuff on it and let it sit for 10 minutes. Afterwards I went back with an old handheld dish scrubber, sprayed again and scrubbed it. The stuff came off like a breeze. The whole carpet had old poop stains on it and it took them all out!! It took me 45 minutes, including sit time, to clean the entire camper carpet. The camper smells like new." –Tina S.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.75.

    34. A flying squirrel toy that your dog will love chasing as it floats through the air. It also glows in the dark and can float, so this might just become your dog's go-to toy for any sort of outing — whether it's day or night, on dry land, or out in the water.

    Sheltiemom / Chewy, Chewy

    Promising review: "Our 8-year-old Labrador absolutely loves this toy! I am about to purchase our third one. It has withstood tons of fetches, but it is definitely time to retire one of them. Highly recommend this toy for any dog who loves to catch things! On the lawn, at the beach, in the water — it’s perfect everywhere! The smile on his face should tell you everything you need to know!" —Dawn

    Get it from Chewy for $4.97+ (available in small and medium).

    35. A cat perch designed especially for adventurous cats who love to get as high as up as they can. Now you won't have to worry about them climbing on your bookshelves and knocking things over.

    Cat sitting on Vista perch shelf
    Tuft + Paw

    Tuft + Paw is a direct-to-consumer small business 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.

    Promising review: "Perfect perch! Our Himalayan tried out her new perch right away and loves it! We have two vistas near each other so she can jump from one to the other. The wood quality is obvious and mounting was easy, however be careful to use a stud finder to drill into a strong place on the wall. Drywall will not hold the weight of the perch plus a jumping cat. A really high-quality product! We might get another!" —Tiffany L.

    Get it from Tuft + Paw for $199 (available in two colors).

    36. An airtight food storage container that keeps pet food fresher for longer. We all know that some brands of pet food can be a little stinky, so this container keeps that smell in. 🙏

    food storage container full of pet food
    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "Love this bin! I have it for a 25 lb bag of dry dog food. It fit perfectly with room for my own scoop. My dog bin space was very limited but this fits perfectly under my microwave, which is on a sewing table with limited dimensions. The bin arrived in great condition; I wiped it down before using. I haven't noticed any bugs or ants; the lid seems to seal well. The best thing about this bin is the wheels. I'm five months pregnant so dragging out a heavy bin was out of the question. This is so easy to use!" –Megan Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in five sizes).

    37. A pack of wipes to deeply condition your cat's dry skin to prevent redness and flaking. They're made with all-natural ingredients like aloe vera and oatmeal.

    burt's bees dander reducing wipes in foreground with cat in the background

    Promising review: "Our son was having a lot of dander on this back near the base of his tail. We kept up the brushing but it wasn't going away. Looking at the reviews I decided to go for the dander wipes. Well I have used it twice and was blown away. His dander is pretty much all gone now. Plus his hair seems shinier and silkier after his brushing and using the wipes. Not to mention our baby boy looks just like the cat on the packaging. All around I will continue to buy these and use once a week or twice every two weeks to keep up his beautiful orange coat." –Tom Cincotta

    Get it from Amazon for $3.13.

    38. A bird bath so your small to medium birdie can splash around all the livelong day. It can lock onto the sides of their cage but is also easily removable for cleanup days.

    Birds / Chewy, DobieMom25 / Chewy

    Promising review: "I've owned my budgies for a little over two years and they have never seen them show ANY interest in bathing and I always thought that was so weird. I’d offer different ways, but nothing worked. I got this bird bath and hooked it into their cage and they used it within five minutes of it being there. I was floored! It's the perfect size for them and I am very pleased with my purchase. Highly recommend!" —Sara

    Get it from Chewy for $9.97.

    Your pets when they see all these amazing products arrive on the doorstep:

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