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    32 Practical Gifts From Amazon Any Pet Owner Will Seriously Appreciate

    Comfortable dog beds, easy-to-clean food bowls, interactive toys, and more smart gifts that will make any pet owner's life so much easier.

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

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    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 to 15 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

    Price: $10.79+ (available in three sizes and six colors)

    2. An adjustable lizard leash with adorable wings so they can let their reptile explore outside without getting lost.

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    Promising review: "The smallest size collar leash was perfect for my frilled lizard. Easy to put on. Much easier to remove. Secure. The leash has many snap-ons that are very useful in some situations." —Jon

    Price: $7.99 (available in two colors)

    3. A lick mat that can be attached to a shower wall to distract skittish dogs with yummy peanut butter while their human gives them a bath or grooms them. The dog owner you give this to might just love you forever.

    golden retriever licking peanut butter off a lick pad while a human gives them a bath
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    Promising review: "I used this to calm my hyper neurotic schnauzer during grooming. Poor little guy was abused by a groomer when he was young, and has been VERY difficult to groom ever since. I’ve long been on the lookout for anything that will help calm him. Can’t take him to a groomer anymore, because he gets so stressed out. Grooming can take hours because he is so nervous. This tool was amazing. I was able to use the electric trimmer to do his belly, back and hind quarters quickly with no drama! Going to try it with my other schnauzer during his bath. My advice is to use just a little peanut butter or wet dog food at a time. Very thin layer. That way the dog really has to work for it and doesn’t fill up and get bored. This is the best grooming aid ever! It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing!" –Jeannie

    Price: $10.95

    4. A dog raincoat that's just as functional as it is adorable. It'll keep their dog's fur dry thanks to the waterproof fabric, and with holes for a leash and reflective strips on the outside, it's the perfect walking-in-the-rain outfit.

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    Promising review: Love these raincoats. Ordered three altogether. They are tough, cute, and keep my dogs dry. I have purchased other flimsy raincoats that did not keep my dogs dry. I am extremely pleased with these. The little hoods are cute too. The purpose of the raincoats are so that I only have to dry off their feet when they return from their walk. These sturdy little coats are great. And my furry kids seem to like them and and they stay in place without slipping and sliding. Fantastic price for great product." –Barbara N.

    Price: $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-2XL)

    5. A ball launcher that tosses a ball further, meaning they'll have more time to rest their arm between throws. Bonus: they'll never have to actually touch the slobbery ball.

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    Promising review: "She absolutely loves this and it makes play time so much easier. I’m recommending one to all of our friends with active dogs whose arms get tired of throwing! This is a must; no more wet soggy balls to pick up." –Kami Cowley

    Price: $7.95

    6. A memory foam dog bed made for dogs with pesky joint problems. It can accommodate a dog up to 125 pounds, so even the largest of breeds can fit comfortably on this bed.

    a brown lab mix resting on a memory foam dog bed with bolsters
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    Promising review: "My 85-lb Labrador mix is comfy as can be on the Jumbo size. I was pleasantly surprised at how big this bed actually is, bigger than the XL beds I have seen elsewhere. She can spread out on this one. She's an old dog and seems to find this bed very easy on her old bones. I don't know yet what the longevity will be, but have bought more expensive beds that didn't last long, So if I get a year out of this one I will be happy." –Leslie K

    Price: $24.97+ (available in five sizes and 21 colors)

    7. Or this shaggy donut-shaped dog bed designed to calm down anxious dogs. The dog owner you give this to will greatly appreciate how secure and supported their four-legged friend will feel as they burrow into the bed.

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    Promising review: "Our 11-pound Chihuahua, Lucy, absolutely loves this bed! It took her a few minutes to get used to this new thing in her life, after we first introduced her to it, and now she practically lives in it! We bought the small size. It’s incredibly soft and well-padded on the sides and the bottom. The interior edges are deep enough that she can burrow into them. She’ll often put her leg(s) or head into that area. It’s as comfortable when placed on our hardwood floors as when it’s on the sofa. If they came in human size, I’d be tempted to order one for myself! 😁" –katydid26

    Price: $26.39+ (available in four sizes and two colors)

    8. A slow feeder dog bowl that anyone with a fast-chomping pup will appreciate. The puzzle design forces the dog to slow down when it's eating, therefore preventing gas, vomiting, and bloating.

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    Promising review: "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

    Price: $11.99+ (available in three sizes and six designs)

    9. A car seat cover for anyone who is sick and tired of vacuuming up clumps shedded dog fur after every car ride. It's also waterproof and scratch-proof, so it'll protect the car seats from any messes the dog might track in.

    swiss shepherd sitting on a car seat cover while in the back seat of the car
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    Promising review: "I have a Swiss shepherd and he often gets very messy. I used to take him to the park and lake without a seat cover and my car was a big mess. My last cover broke pretty quickly so I replaced it with this one. I love the nonslip bottom; it is waterproof and protects my car seats from mud, water and fur. The seat belt openings are large enough. This is a great product, high quality and reasonably priced." –electric

    Price: $33.96+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    10. A microchip pet feeder that only opens when the cat with the assigned microchip approaches. This is great for multi-cat households where one cat likes to be a jerk and steal food from the other.

    cat eating out of a microchip cat feeder that is placed in a kitchen
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    Promising review: "At first, I thought these were a little overpriced. After all, it's a cat food feeder, right? Turns out, after a week of use, these are worth every penny. I have three cats. One is a diabetic and I just learned that one is starting to have kidney problems. Food for these two situations is completely different. The diabetic can't eat the renal food, and the one with the kidney issues can't eat the diabetic food. These feeders work well and seem sturdy. Most of all, they allow me the peace of mind to know who is eating what without having to stand over the three of them all the time. As all of you know, that's an impossibility, especially when the cats like to graze and you have to go to work." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $149.99

    11. A set of waterproof dog booties to keep their dog's paws from getting damaged due to rough surfaces, hot pavement, or sharp thorns. With these on, their dog can roam free and the owner can relax knowing their dog is protected.

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    Promising review: "Awesome booties. These babies stay on. She runs, jumps and does everything she normally does except, she can't scratch if needed. (Just gonna have to wait, that's all.) Bought a size 6 for my 50-lb. girl Pitty. She's small but solid. Live in NW 'burbs of Chicago. We walk a couple of miles a day. Our neighborhood has no side walks. When it sleets or snows, road salt is an issue. As most dogs do, she likes to off road it, so it's in the snow, on the street, repeat. These keep her paws from getting packed up with snow and salt. Initially, it's kind of a hassle getting them on, but it gets easier. If you buy them, put them on your dog in the house and let figure them out. And strap 'em down good." –earshplitten

    Price: $26.99 (available in seven sizes and two colors)

    12. An elevated dog and cat bowl that is perfect for messy eaters. The surrounding barriers stop any food from escaping, and spilled water is caught in a basin below.

    cat eating out of a elevated feeder on the floor
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    Promising review: "My two cats always had a habit of playing with their water bowls and spilling water everywhere. I hated cleaning it up constantly. I was looking for a solution when I came across the Neater Feeder and thought it was a great idea. It is small but it's the perfect size for both my cats. Not only did this product look super nice when I set it up it actually worked!! All of the water got trapped on the bottom and the food was trapped on the top as well. Made clean up so much easier." –Kelli Palen

    Price: $22.99 (available in four sizes and two colors)

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

    a striped cat pawing at a cat water fountain
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    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 rinsing 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

    Price: $27.99

    14. A scarf for dogs that protects them in cold weather. It's a perfect gift for any dog owner who lives in a cold climate and doesn't want their puppy's cute lil ears and neck to get frostbitten come winter.

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    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

    Price: $15.96 (available in two sizes)

    15. A microfiber pet towel to absorb every last drop of water after bath time or messy outdoor time. Maybe their dog or cat will actually look forward to bath time after they see how soft this towel is!

    two dogs looking at the camera while wrapped in a microfiber dog towel
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    Promising review: "BEST DOG TOWELS EVER!! I finally don’t need 10 towels to dry my dogs because these things *actually* do their job!! Plus, my husband is super excited to now be able to tell the difference between his gym towels and the dog towels." –Caitlin

    Price: $8.25+ (available in 12 colors)

    16. A cat perch that attaches to a window so their feline friend can sunbathe all day long and do what cats do best, which is ignoring everyone else.

    a cat sitting on a cat perched that's attached on a window
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    Promising review: "Wonderful! I have large cats and they fit nicely on here. It attaches very securely to the window. It took my kitties like two-ish weeks before they trusted it but one is on it all the time and I will be buying a second for my second cat." –Derek

    Price: $18.99

    17. A dog treat dispensing toy to mentally stimulate any dog who loves both playtime and treats. Even the most rambunctious dogs will slow down to try and get a treat out of this.

    dog pawing at a treat dispensing toy while on a tiled surface
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    Promising review: My dogs love this! It's perfectly challenging for hours of fun. They get so excited playing with it and I'm happy that it worked out. The 3-inch ball is great for toy/small breeds. The kibble and treats for this sized dog are the perfect size for this toy. The toy also comes with a guide and tells you which size treat/kibble to use." –DrMelMashup

    Price: $9.95+ (available in two sizes)

    18. Or this interactive toy that'll keep small pets like rabbits and chinchillas occupied while they search for treats hidden in the toy.

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    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

    Price: $20.43

    19. A popular candle made with an odor neutralizer specifically designed to fight unwanted smells caused by stinky (but lovable) pets. It has a burn time of up to 60 hours and it comes in over 25 different scents.

    person cuddling her dog while a pet house candle is burning in the foreground
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    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

    Price: $21.95 (available in 26 scents)

    20. A towered trackball toy that activates a cat's natural hunting instincts, which means they'll stop pouncing on random items around the house and focus on playing with this toy instead.

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    Promising review: "My first thought when I opened it was it looks kind of a like a baby toy. It is absolutely adorable and it has been the favorite toy since we got it. I have three cats, aged 5, 1, and 5 months. My oldest cat is not too playful usually, so I didn't think she would enjoy it. The first one to check it out was the youngest, who immediately began having the time of his life. He played with this toy for at least an hour straight! I noticed while he was playing with it, the oldest cat was watching very intently. Sure enough, as soon as the kitten walked away she was all over it. All of my cats love this, which I can't say about any of their other toys." –jjblh

    Price: $8.99+ (available in three colors)

    21. A tall scratching post with a sturdy base so their cat scratch their little heart out without it ever tipping over. It's made out of woven sisal, which holds up better than carpeted scratching posts.

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    Promising review: "I must say, this has to be one of my better buys from Amazon. So...simply put, I'm new to the world of cat ownership. And so when bringing the new kitty home, it quickly became apparent that I had not thought of everything I'd need. The big one being a scratching post. It's been three weeks since I've had it and not one time after since its been here has she tried scratching any of my furniture. She loves it!!! Introduced it to her by dangling her favorite toys over it as well as occasionally putting some catnip at the base of it. She uses throughout the day, especially after long cat naps." –Chloé D.

    Price: $45.10+ (available in two colors)

    22. A step-in harness that comes in seven different sizes to ensure that their dog has a secure and comfortable experience when going on walks. Oh, and it has over 6,000 5-star reviews, so we know the humans are bound to love it, too.

    a dachshund wearing a teal step in harness
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    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

    Price: $12.99 (available in sizes XXXS–XL and 27 colors)

    23. A shark-shaped bed perfect for any cat or small dog who loves to hide away from their humans for a little bit. Think of all the great photo opportunities!

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    Promising review: I bought one of these for my cat and he loved it so much that I bought three more as gifts for other people. If your cat is hesitant at first, try placing a treat inside. It worked for me and now I find him sleeping in the shark all the time. I'd also recommend placing it near a frequent sleeping spot. My parents did that for their cat. They placed the shark on the bed and she went right in." –Amazon Customer

    Price: $15.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors)

    24. A lightweight dog water bottle with a built-in cap that acts as a water bowl on-the-go. It's perfect for keeping active pups who love going on hikes hydrated.

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    Promising review: "What a cute little bottle! I love it. I’ve had several different kinds of dog water bottles and this is by far the best one. It has a strap! AND it has a keychain! So I can technically clip it to my belt loop OR I can attach it to her leash. A few things to note, it’s not easy to do one-handed. I find it difficult to pull up the bowl with one hand while I also hold her leash, but that’s really not a big deal. The silicone is sturdy enough to hold the water without worrying about it flapping back down. And the little knob to open and close the water is easy enough to use." –Emily Closson

    Price: $14.97+ (available in two sizes and three colors)

    25. Or these collapsible travel dog bowls to take along on long road trips or camping trips. They barely take up any space, they're easy to clean, and you can even attach it to a leash or a backpack.

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    Promising review: "Great product for the price. Premium quality bowl. Holds up to every day use. We always have it clipped onto our dogs leash and also keep one in the car. Both bowls come with a matching color clip. Collapses down with little to no effort but stands up great for food and water. Would recommend!" –Kyle

    Price: $5.99+ for a pack of two (available in two sizes and four color combinations)

    26. A fish-shaped toy that'll keep their cat entertained for hours as it flips and flops around. It has a pouch to place catnip in so their cat will be attracted to this toy the second the box opens.

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    Promising review: "This toy has bewitched and confounded my big boy Garfield. The fish is a nice, substantial size, easy for my rather big cat to grab and kick, chew and lick. The battery charges rapidly – less than 30 minutes to full charge - and lasts a fairly long time, through numerous play sessions. As I was unwrapping the fish, my cat immediately came over to 'help,' and seemed really excited and anxious for me to give it to him so I suspect it had some catnip scent initially. If that's true, then it's very clever of the toy developer, since that scent ensured that Garfield took to it right away. He was a bit unsure the first time the fish started to 'flop' but he figured it out fairly quickly." –B. Smith

    Price: $12.99 (available in two colors)

    27. A deshedding brush for dogs and cats that seemingly leave behind more fur on the carpet and furniture than is actually still on their bodies.

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    Promising review: "I don’t know what kind of sorcery was involved in the creation of this brush but I will always make sure I have one around for as long as I have cats. I’ve bought lots of other brushes that didn’t seem to do much so I didn’t bother brushing regularly and just vacuumed and lint rolled more often. This brush is a game-changer. I could go longer and get more hair off but even though they enjoy the brush, that’s the max amount of time they’ll tolerate being brushed. I’m sure over time I’ll get less hair off of them each brushing session and their shedding will decrease as advertised if I keep up with it. Since I first brushed them with this three days ago I’ve definitely seen a significant reduction in cat hair around the house." –Dani

    Price: $14.97 (available in three colors)

    28. Or this pet grooming glove with 255 silicone grooming tips that dogs and cats love feeling on their skin. The loose hair sticks to the glove, and you can easily peel the hair off the glove to throw it away.

    a pair of blue deshedding gloves with a layer of fur being peeled off of it
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    Promising review: I have a 4-month-old husky pup (Sasha) who just started shedding. These grooming gloves are the perfect solution! My puppy would sit and let you scratch her all day if you had the time! I can sit and wipe her down and 'scratch/pet' her with the gloves on and she can't get enough of it! It is a win-win scenario. The gloves are super easy to clean too. I initially made the mistake of trying to pull all of the hair off, which doesn't work well since it is obviously meant to hold on to the hair. Instead, rub the gloves together like you are trying to warm your hands and the hair will quickly ball up and fall off into the trashcan!" –IT Guy

    Price: $11.04 (available in two colors)

    29. A dog and cat nail trimmer with a safety guard to prevent overcutting. It's a perfect money-saving gift because now they'll be able to cut back on trips to the groomer.

    person holding up a pair of blue nail clippers in front of a dog
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    Promising review: "I am really excited about all the features on these puppy nail clippers! Ot has a locking mechanism to prevent accidents, and also has a special metal guard on the back side to keep you from clipping the nails too far. I didn't even notice it at first, but there is a built-in nail file that slides conveniently into the handle! These are sharp enough to get the job done right on the first try." –Cara

    Price: $19.95

    30. A honeycomb cat litter mat that traps scattered litter, making clean-up a breeze. It's also waterproof, so it will protect hardwood floors and carpets from urine stains.

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    Promising review: "Litter mats that I've tried in the past came with a few downfalls: 1) my cat didn't like stepping on them and would instead launch himself out of the box (along with his litter) to avoid it, and 2) they were terrible to clean if the cat overshot the box or puked on it. This mat has none of those problems! I was worried about cleaning puke/clumped litter out of these little hexagons but since the mat can be "opened up" a rinse under the bathtub faucet was all it needed! I'd like to thank my cat, who threw up on this mat just hours after it arrived, for making it possible to bring you this review." –Christina

    Price: $11.99+ (available in two sizes)

    31. A GPS pet tracker – it attaches to a pet's collar and sends location information directly to the pet owner's phone. It also tracks activity levels so you can see if they're getting the appropriate amount of exercise for their age.

    cat wearing a whistle pet tracker
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    Promising review: "We LOVE this product. After our skittish rescue dog got loose for three long and scary weeks (see first photo), we researched dog trackers. He has had the Whistle 3 for a month now and it works great. It is easy to set up and use, holds its charge for at least one week, and has a great interface. We never want to go through what we went through again, and are happy we found the Whistle 3. Peace of mind! Highly recommend it." –Carole

    Price: $94.99

    32. And finally, a fence window that looks hilarious but is actually super practical for dogs who tend to incessantly bark at fences when they're outside. With this, they'll be less anxious because they'll be able to see what's happening behind the fence.

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    Promising review: "If I had known how much my dog would enjoy this I would have bought it a long time ago. We placed it on our side yard which looks out into the space where the community mailbox sits. Daisy (my dog) loves dashing to the window to greet people as they retrieve their mail. I'm now purchasing a second one so Daisy can have a view out to the front yard too." –AmberR

    Price: $28.45

    If you give one of these practical gifts to a pet owner, you'll strengthen and celebrate the bond they feel with their pet, and what better gift is that?!

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