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    28 Things From Amazon That'll Pamper Your Pets Because You Have Other Responsibilities

    Because there are few things more worrying than when your pet is too quiet in the next room.

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    1. A La Croix-esque dog toy you can toss into the already mountainous collection of plush toys. You sip on your seltzer, they slobber all over theirs. Pets, they're just like us!

    reviewer pic of a dog with a La Croix-look plush toy

    FYI, this has a squeaker.

    Promising review: "Our pup LOVES her 'Lick Croix!' It’s quickly become her favorite toy! Not to mention it’s funny and adorable!" —Ashley Morton

    Price: $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 17 styles)

    2. An interactive cat toy that'll likely outdo every other cat toy you've ever bought. If only you'd known before!!! (So you can hold the toy for them to play with it, but reviewers say that their cats play with it when it's just on the floor too.)

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go crazy. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I have never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" —Kwoo

    Price: $2.09

    3. A cat hammock so your bb can hang out nearby but not in your lap while you try to wrap up that report for your boss. Your fur baby may even prefer it to that expensive bed you bought.

    reviewer's pic of cat laying in the hammock underneath a chair

    Promising review: "When you buy something for your cat, you wonder, 'Am I a total idiot? What if my cat turns up his wet, furry little nose at this?' Well, I wondered the same thing. A cat crib? You gotta be kidding! Sure, it looks cute — all those potentially posed photos of cats lounging luxuriously in their posh, kitty-sized hammocks. No way will this work. But guess what? Not only do my cats LOVE it, they more or less duke it out to see who can claim the cat crib first. And yes, b'gosh, it's cute. One cat is chunky (20 pounds!) and one is skinny (8 pounds) and they both adore it." —BroderWriter

    Price: $19.98+ (available in two colors)

    4. A cooling elevated bed in case your pupper loves sunning themselves but tends to overheat quickly. This'll keep air circulating to keep 'em cool, calm, collected, and not bothering you.,

    Promising review (for the right pic): "Easy to assemble, pups immediately went to it and they love it! My guy loves to sun himself and this allows him to be comfortable. Large fits my 60 lbs. + 20 lbs. pups easily." —Amanda

    Price: $21.99 (available in two colors and five sizes)

    5. An interactive cat toy that'll make feeding time even more fun... especially if your kitty likes to bat their food around like prey.

    reviewer pic of cat playing with the digger interactive toy

    Promising review: "Our two kitties with very different personalities and eating styles absolutely LOVE this! One of our cats has always enjoyed scooping food out of her dish with her big paw, bats it around to 'kill' it, and then eats it. She is uber talented with the Catit Digger! Sometimes we put food in, sometimes treats, and sometimes we mix the two to keep ‘em guessing. If your cat loves treats, offer a treat by hand and let them get excited about it. Then offer another treat, but have your cat follow your hand to the Catit Digger and drop the treat in a cup. The scent should attract your cat, since cats have a hard time with closeup focus." —C. Edwards

    Price: $14.99

    6. A purring cat toy that may just help your anxious kitty whom ('til now) seemingly is only comforted by being all up in your business 24/7.,

    Promising review: "Works like a charm! I recently found myself a cat mama of an abandoned week-old kitten. I bought this knowing she needed just something to cuddle up to in her bed. Turns out it basically hypnotizes her to sleep. She crawls to it, kneads it and eventually her meows turn to silence. I wish the purring lasted longer but for $10 it is a lifesaver. She's pooped on it a couple times so I've had to throw it in the washer and dryer minus the battery pack. It's held up great." —S Leytem

    Price: $11.99

    7. An activity mat to help entertain your pup and keep you from wondering why things got TOO quiet all of a sudden.

    reviewer pic of two small dog playing with the 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

    Price: $29.97+ (available in two sizes)

    8. An adorbs stuffed duck that reviewers say lasts for a looooong time. Here's to nap-time snuggles. Oh to have the luxurious napping schedule of a pet!

    Promising review: "My dog Hazel LOVES this duck! She has had it for nine months now, and it’s still intact! It somehow made it through her teething as a puppy. She rips and tears apart all of her toys, but this one still looks decent!" —Emily A

    Price: $7.90

    9. A pizza pug *just* for your pup they can nibble on when you're nibbling on the real thing. OK, maybe after you've completely finished eating your own slice.

    pug posing with pizza pie looking pluh toys that come apart in slices

    Promising review: "My dog loves this pizza. I thought she'd like the idea of tearing the pieces apart from one another, but she really just enjoys the individual pieces themselves. They fit perfectly in her mouth, and she carries one around while squeaking it. She's an older dog and isn't as much into destroying things anymore, but she managed to get one piece open and pulled out all the stuffing and squeaker. So this toy wouldn't be good for destructive dogs. I bought a second pizza for backup in case she wears out the first one." —StallisChelle

    Price: $8

    10. A super durable chew toy here to make it through all kinds of gnawsome sessions.,

    Promising review: "My 1-year-old Pyredane loves this big ball. She carries it around and loves to chew the rope and the ball. Her greatest delight is in gnashing and destroying toys, and my delight is if they last more than a week (ballistic material toys don't stand a chance with her). The Jolly Pet Romp-n-Roll makes us both happy. We play chase games with it but she also enjoys playing with it by herself. There are teeth marks all over the ball and the rope is a little frayed, but both are holding up fabulously. The ball was a little stiff new from the package, but after sitting in the yard for about a week, the ball softened enough that she can squeeze it. When she finally destroys it, I'll definitely buy another." —L. Colburn

    Price: $13.24+ (available in four sizes and six colors)

    11. Or a Kong toy reviewers say is REALLY tough to destroy. Better this than your hairbrush, huh?,

    Promising review: "My mini bull terrier puppy destroys every toy I buy her .. even 'tough' toys. She loves this Kong and it seems indestructible! It has a wild bounce that makes playing extra fun for her. When I put peanut butter in it, it does distract her as she tried to get it out.. but the holes are so tight that some is left stuck in it.. so it has to be washed out. I got the red and black large size so it is less likely to get stuck under furniture.. but that does happen sometimes.. less than other balls." —mLiz

    Price: $10.99+ (available in three sizes)

    12. A BarkBox monthly subscription to keep your pup entertained and perhaps make good with the mail carriers.

    large dog with a box and toys

    Each contains items that total to a $45 value, including two original toys, two bags of fresh healthy treats, and one yummy dental chew. Each box has a fun theme so you too can get a real kick out of it.

    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.

    Price: $24.95/month (available in three sizes and also in a "super chewer" option)

    13. A pair of collapsible cat tunnels to lure them away from playing in the same room where you're trying to work on a big project.


    Promising review: "Excellent quality. This came with a long tunnel and a shorter tunnel, each with a toy on the end. I have two cats, 14 years old. One of them loves to be buried under just about anything so I thought he would love this. The first night he sat inside the tunnel for at least an hour. They love these two tunnels, especially the attached toys." —KF

    Price: $14.99

    14. A collapsible three-way tunnel that's a great escape for cats, puppies, and rabbits.


    Promising review: "My rabbit absolutely loves this tube. This is the second one I've bought her. She's a French lop (approx. 13 pounds), and she fits comfortably in it. This is her favorite place to nap and beg for treats! The tube is high-quality and cleans up easily with a damp cloth. I couldn't be happier with my purchase." —dragonzmyst

    Price: $15.99 (available in nine color combos)

    15. An interactive toy for your dog who just needs to use up some energy. Human puzzles are great, but dog puzzles are arguably better judging from this one's reviews!

    reviewer pic of corgi finding treats in the puzzle

    Promising review: "Got this for our corgi after he had ACL surgery, because he started to go a little stir crazy without a yard/play time. This helped him burn up some physical/mental energy and helped us not lose our minds trying to keep him occupied. We've used it about eight times in a month and thought he's gotten a little more proficient. It's still a challenge he's not tired of." —Stephanie

    Price: $19.99 (available in several styles and levels)

    16. A squeaky catnip-filled toy that comes in six varieties in case your kitty wants to change it up while you're just trying to change the sheets on your bed.,

    Promising review: "All of the Play-N-Squeak toys are great!! I have the mouse, raccoon and skunk. My 6-month-old Tuxedo cat seems to enjoy the raccoon and skunk better than the mouse, as these are smaller and furrier than the mouse. He loves to fetch these toys when I throw them, carries them from room to room, and will occasionally play independently with them. I give 5 Stars!!" —Spaceman

    Price: $3.39+ (available in six styles)

    17. A ~wobbly~ feeder to slow down any speedy eaters or just turn mealtime into something fun.

    hand putting down a wobbly feeder bowl that's a puzzle

    Promising review: "A fun variation to the normal wobbly Kong I use. It definitely slows her eating down. I'm not crazy how low it is on the ground. I am trying to figure out how to raise it up so her head isn't so low." —Anna Mattson

    Price: $24.28

    18. A log and squeaky squirrels set that'll keep your pup busy — and give them some new friends to tote around the house.,

    Promising review: "My lab fell in love with it! I got the 'Ginormous' one and it was well worth the $14. It is 15 inches tall and comes with six squeaking squirrels. He is having a blast and already has removed one squeaker, but the squirrel is still intact. The stitching is very good and durable. He is particularly interested in chewing the cardboard base, (cardboard between the fabrics for support). Finally a toy that challenges and excites him." —Capt. Ken Caine

    Price: $9.72+ (available in three sizes and five styles)

    19. A rabbit rolling log toy fit to chew.,

    Promising review: "My free-roam bunny has been a nightmare about chewing on the doors and floor molding of our house lately. In addition to rabbit-proofing I've been trying to provide him with fun alternatives to tearing up our house. He's usually very picky about what he'll play with but he has SO MUCH FUN chewing on this toy! I think it emulates the feeling of chewing on the walls that he loves so much haha. He loves to chew on the edges of the holes. So glad to have found something that keeps my boy entertained for so long that is also good for his teeth and keeps him out of trouble!" —Kirsten Quong

    Price: $7.99+ (available in three styles)

    20. A topsy-turvy cat toy with rolling balls that'll keep a kitty's attention so you don't have to.

    kitten playing with a tiered toy with moving balls

    Promising review: "I bought this toy for my fosters and it was an amazing investment. I'd say probably three-quarters of the foster cats and kittens have enjoyed the toy, and it gives them something to do when I can't spend time playing with them. It can take a bit for them to realize that it's a toy so I'll play with it next to them until they figure it out. Some go absolutely WILD, others just kind of bat at it or lazily lay down to play.

    The thing I love about it for fostering is that it's easy to clean. I sanitize everything to the best of my ability between fosters, so something all plastic is a lifesaver." —SaltySpouses

    Price: $10.99

    21. A willow-branch ball that's perfect for tiny nibbles from rabbits and chinchillas.

    Promising review: "I recently got this toy for my 7-month-old dwarf rabbit and she absolutely loves it! She enjoys tossing it around her cage and chewing on the wood. The only complaint I would have is that the toy ends up leaving a mess of wood pieces. Other than that, it's a fantastic toy and I would recommended it to any owner of a rabbit!" —Lynn Palazzolo

    Price: $3.99

    22. A chewable dogwood stick to deter your fur baby from chewing on wood stuff around the house you'd rather be left alone, like... your house's siding. Here's to some selective destruction.,

    Promising review: "My bulldog loves these wooden chew toys. A few months ago she started acting up and eating the wood siding shingles off the house and part of our Jacuzzi deck. We would fix it and it would happen again. She had a lot of toys so we knew she was not just bored. I asked our dog trainer what to do and he suggested we give her sticks as toys since she seems to like chewing wood. We tried that, but the sticks would get broken or thrown away by the gardeners. So, when I came upon this real wood toy I had to try it. It is amazing! She loves it and she has not chewed any wood off the house since we got the first one about a month ago. I just came back to buy a second one so she can have her favorite toy inside the house too. She is so happy with it!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $8.97 (available in four sizes)

    23. A sturdy mirror that'll satisfy even the most vain of birds., Amazon

    Promising review: "Birds love it!!! As you can tell by the pictures it's their favorite toy in their cage. Perfect for two budgies, comfortable for them." —Monica

    Price: $9.99

    24. A snuggly bed as an alternative for your pet sleeping with you under the covers... or just to get their afternoon ZZZs on while you mute yourself on a Zoom call that should've been an email.,

    It's like a bed and a blanket had a baby, so, like a total dream!

    Promising review: "This bed is amazing. I have had it for about three months now, and it is by far my dog's favorite thing to lay in (including furniture). She’ll even pass up the opportunity to sleep in my bed 80% of the time so she can sleep in her burrow bed. The inside is very soft and keeps her warm. She doesn’t have a thick coat and I keep the apartment cold at night so that was important for me. The plastic tubing is pretty cheap but she likes it better without it so that wasn’t a concern. So far, the bed has held up well but she also doesn’t chew up her beds. Even if I have to buy this bed again in six months, it is still the best money I’ve spent on my dog and she’s pretty spoiled. I would highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $22.99+ (available in four sizes, four styles, and 10 colors)

    25. A cat tree, an actual (faux) tree, so your fave felines can frolick in a fixture that fits in with your house plant collection while you both respectfully do your own thing.


    Promising review: "It’s a cute addition to my living room. The trunk is hard plastic in segments that fit over a central pole and and the levels screw onto the central pole between the trunk segments keeping them in place. It is heavy and sturdy. Good for climbing. My cat loves it. His favorite game now (a sentiment not shared by the dogs) is playing death from above. He hides behind the leaves and peaks out at the dogs. Then drops onto them like a leopard on a gazelle. Lots of fun for the cat. The dogs are slowly learning to avoid kitty’s death tree. He enjoys sharpening his claws on the grassy bit. And he will lay under the tree on the grass sometimes, like it’s a shade tree. He is getting exercise by climbing it. Now he can run right up it to the top without pausing. He gets quite the arm workout going between the levels when he dead lifts himself with his front paws, like he’s doing dips. The dogs have noticed and again are becoming more wary. So in short: cat gives it 5 stars. Dogs are wondering about the return policy." —Mitch

    Price: $95.63+ (available with a round or square base and in three sizes). BTW, the largest size is shown.

    26. A laser cat toy that can do the hard work for you while you're holding that "I'm not bored!" face during a video meeting.

    cat playing with laser toy

    Promising review: "A few months ago we adopted Puff, a beautiful green-eyed tuxedo from the shelter. She drove us crazy the first month. We were going to name her No-No Bad Girl. We finally learned the problem was Puff is deaf. Once we knew the situation, her life changed for the better — our lives too. Laser toys get her attention. This one will run on its own for 15 minutes, and Puff will chase it the entire time. The laser darts in a quick random pattern so no way to predict where it will go next. You can program it yourself, but I'm happy with it the way it is. Lastly, the toy is cool looking, so I'm okay having it sit out all the time. This is the best toy ever, and I'm sure we will get another one. I 100% recommend this laser toy." —Lisa Braswell

    Price: $24.99

    27. A mounted brush so you won't be the sole provider of scratches in this house. *And* it'll groom them for you. Your cat's needs are insatiable!,

    Promising review: "My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing but once he got a hang of it he’s been loving it! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! Very easy to put together and place on the wall." —T. Mangiaracina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    28. An automatic pet feeder to keep 'em on a regular feeding schedule instead of having to depend of your forgetful self., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking at different feeders for months, I finally got this one and have been extremely satisfied with it thus far. My cat seems to be happy with it as well and isn’t waking me up as often either. I highly recommend this product!" —Katie

    Price: $77.43

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