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    30 Pet Products That Are Worth The Investment

    It's what your precious pooch or fabulous furball deserves.

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    1. A Furbo camera that'll basically become your new live-in dog sitter. You can use the accompanying app to see what your pup is up to or toss a midday treat.


    Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot... When I got the Furbo, things got much better! Furbo sent me notifications to my phone when he was crying, so I would log on and talk to him right away. This changed everything!! My puppy knows I'm always there, so his separation anxiety is getting better. He cries less, and I feel much more relieved." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $169.

    2. A top entry litter box to prevent your cat from scattering litter all over the place. The grooved lid will clean your furball's paws and collect any trapped litter pieces.


    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 $31.99 (available in three colors).

    3. Or, a self-cleaning litter box so your cat can basically take care of themself and be the self-sufficient head-of-household they think they are.

    Reviewer photo of the purple domed litter box with two kittens

    This litter box comes with a pre-portioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. After the tray's sensor detects that your cat has left the box, it will clean the tray in 5, 10, or 20 minutes, depending on which setting you choose. When the tray is full, all you have to do is remove it and dispose of the waste.

    Promising review: "This is a really great idea for busy people such as myself. I love cats, but not their litter box. This one is really odor free and does all the dirty work. You will love it. I recommend it to all cat lovers It is a timesaver as well." —Coco

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95 (available in two styles and three colors).

    4. A special shelf with a cozy faux-fur lining so your cat will have a special place to perch and watch over its kingdom... aka your apartment.

    Cat sitting on Vista perch shelf
    Tuft + Paw

    Promising review: "Our cats are loving this and it looks great in our home!" —Alina J.

    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.

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

    5. A macrame leash that's super durable and way more aesthetically pleasing than the boring one you're currently using.

    Sir Dogwood

    Based out of Chicago, Sir Dogwood was founded back in 2016 as "an inclusive community for swank pups and their sartorially-minded owners." The small business donates a portion of their monthly sales to One Tail At A Time, a non-profit whose mission is to end pet homelessness.

    Get it from Sir Dogwood for $60.

    6. A chic dog bowl set so you can treat your pupper to the luxurious dining experience they truly deserve. There's even some storage space under the bowls for their favorite after-dinner toys.

    Elevated dog bowl set from Large Dog Feeders on Etsy with two large ceramic bowls
    LargeDogFeeders / Etsy

    Promising reviews: "This is absolutely beautiful! It's the perfect height too for my Boxer! I couldn't be happier!!" —Amanda

    LargeDogFeeders is a small Etsy shop based in Frisco, Texas.

    Get it from LargeDogFeeders on Etsy for $135+ (available in four heights and six finishes).

    7. A Snuggle Puppy to relieve anxiety and help make crate training a total breeze. It features a realistic pulsing heartbeat and heat pack to keep your doggo feeling safe and secure — even when those Fourth of July fireworks are going off.

    Reviewer photo showing a small puppy cuddling with its SmartPetLove snuggle puppy

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about getting a $40 stuffed animal for my dog, but I’m so glad I did! We got our Frenchie on a Monday night and we were up three times that night with her and Tuesday night. The puppy buddy came in on Wednesday evening and I immediately let her use it. I turned on the heart beat for her and she was immediately intrigued by it. The final test was seeing how she did overnight. She slept all night! We heard her whine for not even a full minute at one point but she went back to sleep quickly. She now looks for her puppy when she is ready to lay down." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.74+ (available in five colors).

    8. A chew toy set that's durable enough to keep up with even the rowdiest pup thanks to the reinforced core and 100% natural rubber.

    Wild One

    This bundle includes the triangle tug, twist toss, and bolt bite — you can also buy them individually.

    Get all three from Wild One for $36 (originally $39; available in four colors).

    9. A super easy to use leave-in conditioner so you can quickly condition your dog's coat without having to subject them to yet another rinse. It's made with coconut water and rose oil to soften their fur and reduce irritation.

    Jar of MuttCosmetics Bloom Pup Oil

    MuttCosmetics is a small Etsy shop based in San Francisco.

    Get it from MuttCosmetics on Etsy for $15.95+ (available in two sizes).

    10. An agility course that'll basically bring the Westminster Kennel Dog Show right to your backyard. It'll keep your pup stimulated and help get all their zoomies out.

    Product photo showing a golden retriever using the agility course

    This set includes an adjustable high jump, weave poles, square pause box, round open tunnel, with ground stakes and ropes to secure each piece in place.

    Promising review: "Very happy with this set! I needed something to have a try at agility training so we can keep up with our boxer's energy. She loves it and has a lot of fun! She fits through the tunnel without a problem. I like that the set has bags to store the tunnel and poles and protectors for the sharp ends of the poles. Very easy to set up, break down and put away." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    11. A pet carrier with doors on the top and side so you can easily transport your fur baby with ease. It features mesh walls on each side so they can still be nosy and look at everything around them.,

    Promising review: "I have a 20-pound, 13-year-old diabetic cat who haaaaaaates going to the vet, so in an attempt to make her as comfy as possible, I purchased this carrier. The day it arrived I unzipped it and set it on the floor and found her sleeping in it hours later LOL. My vet even commented on how nice it was. She has to go in every so often for them to test her glucose levels and they don't even have to take her out of the carrier; they just unzip the top portion and can draw blood easier that way since she can't really escape (or bite them like she did the first visit without this carrier). He told me he wished more cat owners had a carrier like this since it made their job much easier that day." —SaraPo

    Get it from Amazon for $28.42+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    12. An allergy supplement that contains vitamins, protein, fiber, and antioxidants said to boost their immune system and protect them from seasonal, skin, and environmental allergies.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats... he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $25.96+ (available in two formulas).

    13. A Bissell SpotBot Pet carpet cleaner to help any messy accidents your precious pets leave behind. The high-powered scrub brushes do all the work for you, and there's even a specific mode for set-in stains.

    Promising review: "This machine is amazing. I was shocked. My dogs had a severe diarrhea blowout from getting into some people food and garbage. My carpet looked beyond repair. We used the cleaning solution that came with it and also used Nature's Miracle carpet shampoo liquid. I am sold on the SpotBot. It is fabulous and gets out any set-in stain. Not a trace left and we didn't have to do a thing but move the machine to a different spot when it was done. No work for us!" —MK

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

    14. A pet hair remover that will pick up each and every stray hair your fur baby leaves in its wake. It's perfect for restoring your couch back to its former glory or making your car's seats look presentable again.,

    Promising review: "I was cautiously optimistic, but this tool is as effective as everyone is saying. My couches, and especially my recliner, look brand-new. It takes little to no effort to use. Just use it in a 'scrubbing' type motion and it catches and traps the fur (and other small debris, such as crumbs...) in the little compartment. Pop it open, empty it out. Done." —Ian K.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    15. A solid shampoo to help you eliminate plastic waste and treat your pup to a much easier washing experience. Simply rub it directly on their wet fur to activate the lathery goodness.

    Dog  next to solid dog shampoos

    Promising review: "Nice bar of soap for my fur babies! I personally liked using this bar soap over a liquid, lots easier to lather their bellies and legs, not having to fumble with a bottle of soap. Soap easily worked into a lather and worked down into their coats nicely. It left their coat beautiful and soft. I will buy this again!" — wrkeyser2010

    EmilysHomestead is a small Etsy shop based in Bailey, Colorado.

    Get it from EmilysHomestead on Etsy for $5.50 (available with or without oatmeal).

    16. An automatic water fountain that's so cute and eye-catching it'll encourage your cat to stay properly hydrated all day long. It even comes with a silicone mat to catch any accidental spills.

    Reviewer photo showing a cat drinking from the automatic water fountain

    Promising review: "My cat used to only drink cold filtered water from a bowl, changed two to three times a day or from a dripping faucet (very picky). She instantly started drinking from this fountain the minute I plugged it in as shown in the picture. She loves it! It has a soothing waterfall sound that I also enjoy. Keeps water fresh and cold and clean. I top it off with cold filtered water once a day because she drinks so much now which is important since she is a mostly dry food eater. Super easy to clean. Filter works great. Cleaning only needed once every two weeks with only one cat. I've tried many other fountains but this one is the absolute best!! Love it." —Kiki L

    Get it from Amazon for $21.59 (available in two colors).

    17. A dog car seat to keep your pupper safe and secure during their rides to the dog park. You can adjust it high enough to give your pooch a perfect view out of the window and it even has a seatbelt for extra protection.

    Promising review: "I used to HATE driving around with my dog just laying on the seat. It was dangerous! He would roll and slide when we made a turn or had to hit our brakes. I knew I needed to do something. I chose this one because it was actually like a basket as opposed to others that didn’t have sides that were raised enough. This was simple to install! Literally put it over your headrest, then wrap the buckle around the seat and clip and tighten! That’s it! On to my dog: He loves it! He feels SAFE in it and that’s the best thing. He can actually sleep on a car ride now! Before we got this, he threw up in the car from being car sick. Not anymore, he is secure and isn’t being bounced around. He can also see out the window safely." –Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $56.95+ (available in five colors).

    18. A ridiculously adorable hooded robe so your doggo can dry off while looking like the cutest baby shark you've ever seen. It'll help you reach your full my-dog-is-my-child potential.

    Dog wearing hooded shark towel

    WeenieWarmers is a small Etsy shop based in Palm Desert, California.

    Get it from WeenieWarmers on Etsy for $24.95 (available in three patterns).

    19. A dog water bottle to make it so much easier to keep your pup hydrated while on-the-go. The portable water bowl at the top keeps things simple and mess-free so you can say goodbye to awkwardly pouring water in your dog's mouth and wasting more than half of it.

    Reviewer photo showing a dog laying next to their dog water bottle

    Promising review: "This water bottle is really nice for the fact that you don’t waste water and/or run out of water as quickly with how it drains back into the bottle! The water bottle conveniently fits in my car cup holder and it has a nice open/close knob which prevents water from spilling. My dog seems to like using this water bottle because of the bowl-like top and it has come in handy on long car trips and when we’re hanging out outside. Definitely recommend this to all dog lovers!" —Momma

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97 (available in three colors).

    20. An automatic pet feeder for the picky pooch or kitty who needs their meals ready at the same time every day. You can schedule up to 12 meals and snacks — all you have to do is remember to fill it up!

    Reviewer photo showing their cat next to their automatic feeder

    Promising review: "Our cat is fat. Her life is pretty much driven by food and the only way we've been able to keep her at a moderately sustainable weight is by giving her healthy food she hates and this pet feeder. Every time we come back from a trip, there are a few more claw and bite marks on it, but it holds strong. She's even tried to sit on it, but it's done nothing more than presumably horrify it a little. She used to move around the bowl so when feeding time came she could put her head where the chute is and feel the food rain down her head like Augustus Gloop in the chocolate factory. I would recommend this for anyone who has a cat who is consumed with eating and getting food. Her persistence has defeated every other one we have tried. Yes it is expensive. Yes it is absolutely worth it." —BMoney

    Get it from Amazon for $89.95.

    21. An eye rinse to reduce irritation caused by germs and bacteria. It'll also help reduce tear stains and pesky allergies caused by smog and pollen.

    Reviewer's before and after photo showing the rinse got rid of their white dog's tear stains

    Promising review: "I have two Shih Tzus. They had watery eyes and a little tear staining, but this eye solution has worked wonderfully. One drop in their eyes every morning after I’ve cleaned them. At one point I stopped doing it for awhile, and my male ended up with a stye, so back to every day." —CG

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    22. An Aspen self-warming bed that'll quickly become your pet's favorite place in the entire house. It'll reflect their body heat to keep them warm and cozy once the temperatures start to drop.

    Reviewer photo showing their dog laying in the dog bed

    Promising review: "I had to order a second bed, because my two cats are fighting over the first one I bought. But honestly, it's been kinda funny watching the battles. Trust me, your cat(s) will love this bed." —Leslie D. Van Damme

    Get it from Amazon for $22.30+ (available in five sizes, three styles, and two colors).

    23. An Outward hound pet life jacket to keep your puppy safe when you spend the afternoon lounging by the pool like you both deserve.,

    Promising review: "Great life jacket! I ordered this for my mini long-haired dachshund, who tries hard but is not a strong swimmer. He's able to stay afloat with this vest (we're still working on keeping his head above water, but the neck piece on this vest helps a lot)." —Kristina Circelli

    Get it from Amazon for $15.20+ (available in sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    24. Folding pet steps so your ball of fluff can easily climb up on the bed and distract you from all the work you're supposed to be doing.

    Product photo showing a corgi sitting next to pet steps

    Promising review: "Great value and works really well. We have two large dogs (85 lbs and 92 lbs) and two big trucks (large SUV and GMC Sierra, a tall pick-up truck) and this works just fine. It's just an inch or two short of the back of my SUV and maybe 6 inches shorter than the back of the Sierra. It's an easy extra step for the dogs. Folds down nicely to fit in either truck and the dogs really do not have any problems getting in or out. Really helping our backs… NOT lifting these big (old) dogs in and out of our vehicles!" —Kristina

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    25. A handheld dog shower attachment that will basically become your own live-in dog groomer — except its services are way less expensive. You can easily install it on your shower or garden hose so you can give your pooch a seriously relaxing rinse.


    Promising review: "Owners of long-haired/thick-coated breeds: This is what you've been looking for. I've waited over 20 years for this and have used everything from custom heads to kitchen wash heads. The water flow from this even at low pressure (40 psi) is excellent, adjustment on handle are well-thought-out, and this WILL get right through a thick undercoat." —Animal Doctor

    Get it from Amazon for $36.86+ (available in two sizes).

    26. An activity mat to keep them mentally stimulated while searching for their treats, which means you'll actually have time to kick back and eat your meals in peace.

    Reviewer photo showing two dogs playing with the activity mat

    Promising review: "My puppy LOVES this mat! He gets super excited whenever he sees it. He sometimes doesn't like to eat his kibbles in his bowl, but he has so much fun finding and eating kibbles when I hide them into this mat. I heard nose work is also good for reducing separation anxiety in dogs, so I give him this mat whenever I need to leave more than two hours. He deals with separation way better with this. I'm 100% satisfied!" —Bom

    Get it from Amazon for $32.96.

    27. A cat cave that is way more chic and decorative than your typical cat condo. It's made of 100% felted wool that'll stand up to scratches and makes it look like a sleek piece of modern décor.

    Product photo showing four caves from Wooly Cat Caves
    Wooly Cat Caves / Etsy

    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 a beautiful shape and perfectly whimsical!" —Dana

    Wooly Cat Caves is a small Etsy shop based in Cenate di Sotto, Italy.

    Get it from Wooly Cat Caves on Etsy for $197.81+ (available in five colors and two sizes).

    28. A Barkbox subscription so you can treat your pupperooni to a monthly box filled with delicious treats and durable toys. It's about time your pup gets as many packages as you do.

    Product photo showing a Bark Box and some things that might come inside it each month

    Promising review: "I've been a subscriber for years. They offer a great amount of flexibility and care. They offer some customization to your dog (or dogs if they share a box) that suits what they like. In the past when there were fires in the area they gave us a free box. Since we weren't affected they were even willing to donate it to the shelter of our choice. Any questions you have they get back to you within a day." —Nick D.

    Get it from Amazon for $35/month (available in three sizes).

    29. A dog carrier backpack so you can tote your pupper around everywhere you go. They'll feel safe in the front-facing pouch and still have a clear view of everything around them.

    Person walking a dog while carrying another in a red backpack on their back

    Promising review: "We bought this backpack for our Yosemite/Mammoth hiking trip with the dogs. Here are the highlights: It's really well-made. It's comfortable to wear – even lugging around a furry rascal. I love the water bottle pockets on the side and the laptop pocket inside. Our 13-lb Chihuahua fits in it perfectly and loves looking out the flap. The Chihuahua is just as happy being fully zipped in when transporting him." –Zazzie Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $114.95+ (available in two colors).

    30. And an anxiety jacket that applies gentle yet constant pressure to help relieve any nerves brought out by fireworks, thunder, or separation anxiety. They'll be totally zen in no time.

    Reviewer's dog wearing the vest with five-star Amazon caption that say "worked like a charm on the 4th"

    Promising review: "I’m a little weirded-out by how well this works. I bought it knowing I’d probably send it back. My Schnauzer destroys my house when I leave and I don’t want him to spend his life in a crate. I bought this as a last-ditch before having him medicated to keep him from freaking out when we leave. It works 100%. We’ve had it for about three to four weeks and tested it. If we leave and he’s wearing it he won’t touch ANYTHING. He’s very calm and collected. If he’s not wearing it he is antsy and we come home to DVDs destroyed, picture frames tore apart, his toys gutted and piled in the middle of the room, and hats chewed beyond saving. I’d recommend this to anyone with an anxious dog." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $43.87+ (available in seven sizes and three colors).

    Your pets living their best life, like they deserve:

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