40 Things We Think Your Very Good Pet Deserves, Just Because
They work really hard napping all day. It's time to reward them.
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2. A mountable cat-grooming brush to help your kitty get some rubs when your hands are all tied up with other tasks.
3. An ugly lil' fur-removing tool that'll finally unearth all your precious fur baby's locks from the carpet, car seats, basically any upholstered surface ever so you'll stop giving them the side eye for their mere adorable existence.
4. A "security" hoodie for your dog who barks at EVERYTHING. ::ordering one for my parents' dog Hank::
5. An interactive cat toy that'll have your furry family member having a blast. If only you'd known years ago...
6. A liquid tartar remover for dogs you just add to their water bowl for a noticeable (sight and smell) reduction in plaque and stinky breath. Here's to glowing vet visits.
7. Or some dental health powder you can sprinkle on your pet's food for cleaner teeth and fresher breath.
Promising review: "I began to use this product on my Doberman at about 1 year. He is now 4 years old, and the vet says his teeth and gums are amazing. I have never done any dental work with him and do not brush his teeth. He has fresh breath and no tooth decay or gum issues. I absolutely credit Perio Support for his healthy mouth and will always use it on my dogs." —HappytoGrill
Get it from Amazon for $20.
8. A pack of Burt's Bees cat wipes to help keep your cats smelling fresh and dander reduced. Maybe they've shied away from spray in the past? At least with these they'll feel like they're getting a petting session in (but you know the truth).
9. Wondercide Spray seen on Shark Tank that'll serve as a naturally derived alternative to your pet's monthly treatments because fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are horrible! Your pet doesn't need to speak human words to tell you that!
10. A foodie dog toy for your furry family member to get in on sushi night too in the most adorable way. Ready your phone for pics.
11. A snuggly undercover dog bed for your furry lil' angel whose prime lounging spot is in the middle of your living room floor. This'll look far better than their favorite raggedy blanket. And it's machine washable!
12. A nail grinder that, according to reviewers, will be a godsend for pets who hate or can't get to the groomer but are quite good at growing talons.
Promising review: "There are a lot of different devices out there to help trim your pets' nails and I have probably bought and tried most of them. This tool is by far and away one of the best you can get for the price. It was the same one that my pet groomer used and charged me $25 for each nail trim. If you have the patience and are willing to invest a little time your pet, you can get professional results without the hassle and cost of taking Fido or Kitty to the groomer. If your pets are like mine, they HATE loud noises, especially when you get near their paws, and struggle to get away. This is by far one of the quietest devises I have purchased and easy to handle. The battery lasted long enough to trim three dogs' and three cats' paws. It recharges quickly and conveniently via a USB charging device (which you will have to purchase separately). I used my iPhone charger. The first time you use it, you will want to go slow as it can grind pretty quickly depending on the thickness of your pet nails. You only want to grind long enough for the nail to get warn and NOT hot. I found that several two-to-three-second grindings worked much more effectively than 10+ seconds and my pets found it more tolerable. Your pets might not 'like' their first experience but keep at it (I did it once a week) and before you know it, you will be able to do just as good of a nail trim as a professional groomer." —Jeff B.
13. Or a nail file board you can train your dog to use if they're also not into grinders. It's more or less a big emery board.
15. A jar of wrinkle balm that'll help prevent infection and irritation in your bulldog's wrinkles...likely resulting in less paint and irritation PLUS giving the vet or groomer less of your hard-earned cash.
Promising review: "We were at the point where I was about to go back to the vet and get antibiotics for our dog as nothing was working and her lip folds were smelling really bad. I didn't want to do this as she has had several doses of antibiotics so this wrinkle balm was my last try before heading back to the vet. I am delighted to say that it absolutely worked. I wash her face with soap in the morning, give it a good dry, and then apply the balm. Our dog is very happy to have the balm put on and even wags her tail (in contrast she hates the mousse that the vet prescribed). I clean her lip folds with witch hazel at night, dry with tissue and then apply more of the balm. After a day or so the smell improved and after two weeks her once inflamed and swollen lip folds are looking 100% better and there is no smell at all." —Carrie
16. An allergy supplement that reviewers say has helped dogs will all sorts of skin sensitivities scratch and shed less. They have a dose of probiotics and other nutrients said to help improve immune function, aid digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.
17. A hair-removing glove for pets who KNOW what you're doing when you pull out a regular brush. They'll think they're getting a total treat but I'll keep our evil secret.
18. A dog water bottle so you can stop carrying around a collapsible bowl and water bottle to keep your pup hydrated and ready for play.
19. A low-noise electric pet shaver for scaredy cats (and dogs) who don't do well at the groomer's. It's easily rechargeable and equipped with a safe, stainless-steel blade.
20. A grooming rake that'll help loosen tangles and lighten your pup's undercoat — without the yelps.
Promising reviews: "It really gets out the hair from the undercoat of my Aussie without pulling and hurting her. It came highly recommended by my groomer. It really helps with shedding, pulls that undercoat out, and keeps my old girl cool in the Florida heat." —R. Smith
"This works amazing. I am a groomer and this works really well for the clients who have dogs with a lot of undercoat that’s shedding. I may get a second one for home use. And you can’t beat the price!" —Whitney
Get it from Amazon for $12.99.
21. A detangling shampoo might just have you filming a slo-mo video for your grid of your dog shaking his glossy, NOT tangly ears.
23. A waterless cat bath because your precious angel is really starting to stink, but that isn't something you have to live with! I mean...have you ever tried to give a cat an *actual* bath?
24. A year-round paw protection cream chock full with vitamin E to keep those paws protected against ice and salt in the winter...and then against too-hot sidewalks and sand in the summer.
25. A donut dog bed to cradle your fur baby in soft faux fur that'll remind 'em of their mom's coat.
27. A clever doggie doorbell that'll give your dog some major freedom once you teach 'em to ring the doorbell when they need to go outside. Bye, accidents.
28. A catnip tunnel toy that'll make your cat ignore you even more than usual. It has a crinkly lining your cat's gonna love.
29. A purring cat toy to help your kitty deal with separation anxiety. It'll feel like curling up to another cat who's purring thanks to a built-in mechanism.
30. And the dog version with a plush Snuggle Puppy that has a "heartbeat" reviewers say their pets especially find soothing during crate-training. (I've suggested it to friends with great success!)
31. A treat puzzle maze because, quite frankly, your cat is insulted by the too-simple toys of yore. You can fill this with kibble, treats, crinkly toys, catnip, and more.
32. Or a pack of matatabi chew sticks if your cat isn't so into catnip. Matatabi is a plant native to Japan and a catnip alternative. Oh, and the stick format helps keep their teeth clean.
33. A dog treat mix you simply have to combine with oil and water to whip up a protein-rich biscuit you pup will adore. Plus the formula is made to add shine to your dog's coat, encourage healthy skin and nails, help reduce shedding and scratching, and aid digestion and overall health.
34. A Chuckit! ball launcher to help you throw your dog's ball like you're a Marvel superhero. And also tire them out a bit more. Talk about an efficient trip!
35. A near indestructible Jolly Ball your dog can get as ruff with as they'd like without you worrying about a replacement.
36. A cozy window hammock for your cat as their very own perch to keep tabs on all the important things the birds are doing outside.
37. A matching dog and face mask set because hey we might be living in a pandemic, but that hasn't cramped your matching style.
38. An automatic water fountain that'll encourage your cats to stay hydrated. (Some cats don't like still water as a defense mechanism.) Also, it's so cute!
39. A combination of dog treats and cat treats so that *everyone* will be pleased and no one feels slighted.
40. And a faux-snakeskin turtleneck that just might turn you into a stage mom once you photograph your kitty in this high-fashion lewk. Can I get this in human size, please?!
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