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26 Things You Honestly May Regret Never Buying For Your Pet

Pets everywhere are giving this stuff four paws up.

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1. An automatic rotating laser cat toy, as if your cat needed another a reason to not require your measly human presence.

This genius toy uses two lasers that rotate 360 degrees, which means your kitty is gonna be in for a real wild ride. (But not too wild, because it automatically shuts off after 15 minutes to prevent the dreaded ~overstimulation~!)

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

2. A handheld pet massager, because they deserve a little pampering after a long day of lounging around the house (especially if they're a senior pet!).

Reviews for this thing attest to both pups and kitties absolutely loving it — plus it's a great choice to make aging pets dealing with arthritis feel a little more comfortable.

Get it from Amazon for $7.48.

3. Their very own tent (!) to give them their own space when you're ruffing it outdoors.

Setup of this fun accessory is a breeze, and it's a great option to keep your pet protected from both chilly temps at night and the hot sun during the day when you're camping our just hangin' at the part. (Many reviewers also suggest putting an X-pen around it for added space and safety.)

Get it from Chewy for $79.99+ (available in three sizes).

4. And some sick-as-heck shades so they can be stylin' and squint-free on your adventures together.

They'll fit your small dog (and cat!) and protect their peepers, whether you're going for a long hike or just letting them hang their head out of a window during a road trip. But most importantly, they'll transform your pet into the coolest kid on the block.

Get them from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in black and pink).

5. A fruit tart pet bed, because your cat just wants it for the 'gram, and that's okay.

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Can. You. Even? Also, the pillows aren't attached, so they double as play toys for the especially curious feline.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

6. A truly genius doggie doorbell so your pup to communicate when they need to go outside to do their business and when they want to come back inside.

It's a great tool for training your dog to do their biz outside and comes with a built-in treat holder to aid in teaching them how to use it.

Get it from Amazon for $30.

7. A wooden-block bird toy that will provide your feathered companion with hours upon hours of entertainment.

If reviews are any indication, birds across the country are flapping their wings in joy for this toy, made with brightly colored, cubes, and knots designed to appeal to their senses and prevent them from destructive behavior.

Get it from Amazon for $24.

8. A doggie raincoat, because they're already having a bad hair day and this is really the least you can do for them on a drizzly day.

This sturdy raincoat is designed with a full-coverage hood, leash holes, and reflective stripes to keep your pup safe at nighttime and looking super stylish, even when the weather is frightful.

Get it from Amazon for $10.44+ (available in sizes XS–XXL).

9. A chic scratcher lounge, so your kitty can scratch and lounge — and look damn good while doing so.


This gorgeous, solidly constructed piece can withstand the wrath of even the most aggressive scratchers! Hang 'em on your wall to make the most of your vertical space and give your kitties new options for lounging — people might just think they're cool-looking shelves.

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in three colors).

10. Protective wax to shield your pup's sensitive lil' paws from the elements, like hot pavement and painful rock salt (plus it also works to moisturize dry noses!).

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Seriously, this is a holy grail product that's crucial during snowy winters as well as on long walks in warmer climates. Read more about how awesome this stuff is here.

Get it from Amazon for $12.75+ (available in three sizes).

11. A Chuckit dog-ball launcher because anything that means getting in more playtime goes to the top of their list. (They probably don't care that it'll keep your hands free of doggie slobber and dirt, but that's an added bonus!)

This toy lets you throw a ball two to three times further with less effort, plus makes for hands-free pickup. Just make sure you get the appropriate size ball for your dog — i.e., one that's too big to swallow — and prepare for one happy pupper.

Get it from Chewy for $6.95+ (available in six sizes).

12. A brain teaser toy so your rabbit or pocket pet can get in some mental stimulation and be rewarded with treats — win-win.

Give your smol furry buddy some enrichment time with this fun toy — they'll have to move the pieces to be rewarded with a treat, and it offers three levels so the Einstein pet in your home won't get bored immediately.

Get it from Amazon for $12.

13. A squeaking hide-a-squirrel toy for the insatiable squirrel-chaser to safely get their fix indoors.

This plush squeaky-toy puzzle is more than just a cute addition to your dog's toy collection — it also provides a hide-and-seek challenge. Read more about this pup-favorite toy here.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes).

14. A multi-tier water fountain that'll make staying hydrated so much more fun.

This quiet fountain holds 100 ounces of water and will encourage your pet to drink more (and also possibly stare at it in awe). It's BPA-free and top-shelf dishwasher safe and includes a replaceable carbon water filter that removes bad tastes and odors.

Get it from Amazon for $23.69.

15. Some PJs of their own, because humans shouldn't be the only ones allowed to change into something cute before bedtime.

They're made with a soft and lightweight cotton-poly blend, and also help prevent excess hair and dander from getting on your furniture and bedding.

Get it from Chewy for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL). Also available in other patterns.

16. A plush orthopedic bed so your floofer can get in some quality shut-eye.

The bed is made from CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane foam and is designed to provide joint support and soothe pressure points. Comes with a zippered, removable, machine-washable cover.

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in five sizes and six colors).

17. A dog pool because dog pool parties are WAY more fun than people-only pool parties.

The pool is 50 inches by 12 inches and made with extra-tough PVC material, has a built-in drain, and folds up easily.

Get it from Amazon for $34.99, or a smaller-sized pool for $39.99.

18. A cat tree house, so they can at least pretend they're livin' it up in the great outdoors, even if they're not technically allowed to be out there.

Made from pressed wood, carpet and artificial leaves, it can hold up to 32 pounds of cat. Assembly requires no tools, and the largest size (pictured here) is designed with three carpeted perches: 24, 22, and 18 inches in diameter. Your former cat condo could never.

Get it from Amazon for $139.29+ (available in three sizes).

19. Some dog cake so they're not stuck eating the same ol' kibble on their special day., Emmy Favilla / BuzzFeed

I bought this for my dog's recent adoptiversary party, and it was a hit with pups large and small alike. May I suggest using these impossibly cute silicone paw- and bone-shaped baking molds to make the best teeny lil' dog cupcakes you ever did see?

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

20. A Barkbox subscription because the only thing more fun than going outside is a box full o' toys and treats!


Get it from Barkbox starting at $22/month (available in three sizes; as 1-month, 6-month, or 12-month options; and as a "Super Chewer" box).

21. Or a KitNipBox for your fancy feline, so they'll have new treats and toys (including a brand-new cardboard box!) to go to town on.

Bonus: Each month, a portion of their proceeds and/or products are donated to shelters, rescues, TNR efforts, and a variety of other feline welfare causes.

Get it from Amazon starting at $16.99/month.

22. A life jacket with dual handles and reflective piping so they can pawty safely and confidently all day long in the pool or in the sea.

This adogable jacket is designed with foam panels for buoyancy and a neck float to keep your dog's head above water, plus sizes M–XL have dual grab handles for extra safety.

Get it from Amazon for $18.44.

23. A comfy stroller for those days when they wanna hang with you, but it's just too tiring to walk for hours and they'd rather you do all the hard work.

It fits pets up to 75 pounds and is designed with a fancy elevated paw rest with panoramic view window so your furry BFF gets the view that they deserve. Also, it has a convenient no-zip closure, so you won't have to worry about fussing with zippers or getting anything stuck in 'em.

Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in three colors).

24. A quick-growing organic grass kit for your kitty, rabbit, dog, or guinea pig to munch on instead of all those other tasty plants around the house.

Don't have a green thumb? Fear not! Step-by-step instructions ensure you'll have a tall cup o' grass in days. It's super easy to plant, and it just looks so dang cute to boot.

Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

25. A paste for cleaning wrinkles and tear stains — so your pup will be less itchy and irritated.

Made with limited plant-based ingredients, it's particularly great for wrinkly breeds like English bulldogs, Frenchies, old English bulldogs, pugs, American bulldogs, shar-peis, mastiffs, and even for long-haired breeds like poodles, shih tzus, and Pomeranians. Recommended use for best results is once a day for five to six days.

Get it from Amazon for $20.72.

26. And a classic Kong toy so your power-chewer pal can gnaw to their heart's content while they enjoy a peanut butter treat.

Stuff this ultra-durable toy with your pup's favorite snack; freeze it for a longer-lasting challenge. Made with all-natural rubber, the Kong is also dishwasher-safe.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL).

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