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    31 Pet Products That Are Worth The Investment

    Your wallet might hate you but your pet will love you and that's all that really matters.

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    1. A Furbo dog camera straight from the future. Not only does it allow you to keep a watchful eye on your pet 24/7, it also syncs with your Amazon Alexa to send you barking alerts and even lets you toss your pet a treat.

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    My coworker used the Furbo Dog Camera to spy on her dog all day; check out her Furbo review to read about her experience.

    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 $199.

    2. A top entry litter box that prevents litter from scattering everywhere when you're trying to freshen things up for your feline.

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    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 $30.95+ (available in five colors and two sizes).

    3. Or, a self-cleaning litter box to automatically remove waste for you, which means you don't have to scoop, clean, or refill it for weeks at a time.

    Reviewer photo of the purple domed litter box with two kittens
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    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 $169.95.

    4. A chic dog bowl set because your doggo deserves to dine in the utmost level of luxury. This elevated feeder also features storage underneath for things like treats, toys and leashes, making it just as functional as it is stylish.

    Elevated dog bowl set from Large Dog Feeders on Etsy with two large ceramic bowls
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    This store also offers a selection of customizable dog feeders that can be engraved with your pet's name!

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

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

    5. An ultra-modern cat bed that's basically a work of art and way more appealing than those carpet cat condos. It also doesn't take up any floorspace, making it a great option if your living quarters are on the smaller side.

    Product photo showing the MYZOO Spaceship cat bed mounted on a white wall with a kitten looking through the clear dome
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    Promising review: "My cat loves his spaceship. Goes up there every day to take a nap or if he needs to get away from it all. What is even better is that it looks like a piece of art. Matches my style perfectly. It is a win-win. My cat gets a home he loves and loves and I don’t have to suffer the eyesore of the typical pet bed." —Katie Swinburne

    Get it from Amazon for $135 (available in two colors).

    6. A macrame leash because your pup is totally on top of all the latest Pinterest trends (macrame being their latest obsession).

    Sir Dogwood

    Aside from being obviously on-trend and pretty, this leash is actually very durable and features a leather handle for additional support.

    Get it from Sir Dogwood for $60 (available in six colors).

    7. And an adorable fleece sweater to keep your pooch warm and stylish once the temperature starts to dip.

    Sir Dogwood

    Promising review: "So cute and so soft. Sizing is spot on." —Jessica G.

    Get it from Sir Dogwood for $24 (available in sizes S-XXL and four colors).

    8. A chew toy set that's so aesthetically pleasing, you won't even complain when you come home and find them laying all over the floor. This set is ultra-durable, which means your pup won't be able to destroy them in less than five minutes like they've done to all their other toys.

    Wild One

    This bundle includes the triangle tug, twist toss, and bolt bite — you can also buy them individually and all are made with 100% natural rubber.

    Get all three from Wild One for $58 (available in four colors).

    9. A Snuggle Puppy to help with with everything from crate training to alleviating anxiety caused by things like separation, fireworks, and thunderstorms. It even features a "real feel" pulsing heartbeat and a heat pack that appeal to your pup's natural instincts to make for the ultimate cuddle buddy.

    Reviewer photo showing a small puppy cuddling with its SmartPetLove snuggle puppy
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    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 $39.95 (available in five colors).

    10. A dog car seat because your pup deserves to be safe in transit, too. It can also help alleviate any anxiety or carsickness they might experience.

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    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 $62.99+ (available in seven colors).

    11. Or a backseat car extender so your dog doesn't go flying off the seat when you slam on the brakes. It's especially great for big dogs who need a little extra legroom.

    Product photo showing a dog sitting on a backseat extender in the car
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My dog is 14-and-a-half and, of course, has lost much strength in her back legs. The last two times I had her in the car, something she adores, she fell off the seat. Once she had to stay on the floor until I pulled over to help her, and another time, she scrambled back up. She broke my heart. This bridge keeps her safe and secure on the seat, and it is so easy to install...it's just a matter of adjusting the straps. I had my heart in my throat as I pulled out of the driveway with her and it in the car, but I was thrilled that she took to it right away." –Joanna Catanzaro

    Get it from Amazon for $67.49+ (available in two colors).

    12. An agility course to bring the dog show right to your own backyard. After learning the ropes of this course, you'll be replacing your K-9's collar with a gold medal.

    Product photo showing a golden retriever using the agility course
    Amazon

    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 $54.99.

    13. A pet carrier designed to keep your cat calm with its roomy, heads-out design which makes traveling with and grooming them effortless.

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    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 $17.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    14. An allergy supplement designed to provide some much needed relief for their allergies and sensitive skin.

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    These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients said to help improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.

    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 (or Subscribe & Save for $24.66/month).

    15. A pet hair remover that'll help you keep your furniture clean and clear of all that unwanted hair that's been building up.

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    Promising review: "Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes, but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    16. A Bissell SpotBot Pet specifically designed to eliminate any surface or set-in stains that your pet may have *unintentionally* left behind.

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    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any and all stains. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment for when you want to put in a little extra elbow grease.

    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.

    17. An automatic water fountain because cats are known for struggling to keep themselves hydrated, so this water feature might entice them to increase their daily H2O consumption.

    Reviewer photo showing a cat drinking from the automatic water fountain
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    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 $26.99+.

    18. A dog water bottle to keep your pup from becoming dehydrated or overheating while you're on-the-go.

    Reviewer photo showing a dog laying next to their dog water bottle
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    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 $13.97 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    19. An eye rinse that reduces irritation and magically removes tear stains (aka those annoying red marks under your pup's eyes).

    Reviewer's before and after photo showing the rinse got rid of their white dog's tear stains
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    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 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.31/month).

    20. An automatic pet feeder so that you don't have to interrupt whatever it is you're doing to feed the cats. This can help your pet stay on a consistent eating schedule, whether you're home or not.

    Reviewer photo showing their cat next to their automatic feeder
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    This automatic feeder can hold up to 12 meals depending on the size of each portion (you can choose from 1/8 cup to 4 cups).

    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 Aspen self-warming bed that reflects your pup's body heat to create a warm, comfy spot for napping and relaxing.

    Reviewer photo showing their dog laying in the dog bed
    Amazon

    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 $29.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    22. An Outward hound pet life jacket so your dog can enjoy the comfort of swimming in a refreshing pool or lake and you won't have to worry about being a lifeguard.

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    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 $18.24+ (available in sizes XS-XL).

    23. Folding pet steps to help your pet reach higher ground — your bed, the sofa, a car — without having to jump up and strain their precious little joints.

    Product photo showing a corgi sitting next to pet steps
    Amazon

    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 $39.95+ (available in two sizes)

    24. A handheld dog shower attachment that might actually make your pooch enjoy getting a bath.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $32.99.

    25. A waterproof coat to shelter your pup from the rain, sleet and snow because sometimes Mother Nature just doesn't care when your pups need to take a potty break.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This adorable coat is perfect for keeping your pup dry as well as keeping them warm thanks to its cozy fleece lining.

    Promising review: "A very well-made coat and very warm. My dog can move around freely in it. I have an 18 lb Shih Tzu and he fit perfectly in the medium. I haven't had any issues with it, and his harness clip can easily be accessed through the hole on the back." —Sean and Maureen C.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.59+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and eight colors).

    26. An activity mat to keep your pups mentally stimulated and challenged, especially when you have a to-do list that's a mile long and don't have time to play tug-of-war for 30 minutes.

    Reviewer photo showing two dogs playing with the activity mat
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    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 $29.99+ (available in two sizes).

    27. A handheld roller massager because they have long, stressful days just like you and need a little R&R at night.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We massage our 10 year old golden retriever at least three times a week. She loves it! She'll even fall asleep at times while we move it around. It's difficult to see your pup age and arthritis at times is inevitable with large breeds, but items like these are helpful for symptom management. Ball is easy to clean and fits comfortably in your hand." —kaiju

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. A cat cave that's seriously a work of gorgeous architecture. Giving your cat a place to call their own, but that also looks tasteful in your home, is a win/win for both of you.

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

    Get it from Wooly Cat Caves on Etsy for $192+ (available in five colors and two sizes).

    29. A Barkbox monthly subscription because your dog is always getting jealous when you get your subscription boxes in the mail and they're not allowed to chew them open for you.

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

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95/month (available in three sizes).

    30. A dog carrier backpack so you can carry your pet around with ease. The backpack's ventilated, waterproof design will keep them comfortable through even the toughest travel conditions.

    Person walking a dog while carrying another in a red backpack on their back
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    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 $134.99 (available in two colors).

    31. And an anxiety jacket for dogs who are constantly stressed out. This soothing jacket applies gentle pressure to calm your pet's nervous system to help relieve stress and anxiety.

    Reviewer's dog wearing the vest with five-star Amazon caption that say "worked like a charm on the 4th"
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    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 $44.95+ (available in seven sizes and two colors).

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