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    Jan 3, 2019

    24 Pet Toys On Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    These toys are paw-sitively purr-fect 🐾

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    Is your pet officially bored with all of their toys?

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    Luckily that can be fixed with one click thanks to Amazon. I've rounded up the best of the best the site has to offer in pet toys, so your furry friend will forever be entertained.

    1. A squirrel-hiding toy that your dog (and you!) will quickly become obsessed with.

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    Seriously, pups LOVE this thing! It has 8,500 positive reviews β€” which means a lot of people took the time out to review a dog toy, guys. Eighty-five hundred! It's available in four different sizes, so your furry bundle of joy can find the one that perfectly fits their needs.

    Promising review: "Purchased for a 10 lb pup who loves toys and it was a hit. She was into it immediately and eventually carried it in the other room so she could play without us bothering her. We've had it for months and she still likes it. She carries the squirrels around with her (very cute). All the pieces have held together really well and all the squeakers still work." β€”Kylie

    Read a full review of the product here.

    Price: $7.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in four styles)

    2. A Kong Extreme Dog Toy so strong, even the toughest of chewers won't be able to destroy it.

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    I have an 80-pound golden retriever β€” and he can really tear into toys like it's nobody's business. However he (and thousands of dogs all over the country) can't destroy this Kong Extreme Dog Toy. This toy is so amazing that 6,251 Amazon customers have given it a five-star review!

    Promising review: "Well, my adolescent dog is finally old enough that he can destroy most dog toys out there. People rave about Kongs for good reason! He doesn't seem to be able to chew through these toys, thank goodness! We're a busy family, so I use these Kong Extremes to keep him busy and out of my hair. I mix approximately half a can of wet dog food with water to make a soupy concoction. Then I mix in some dry kibble and fill the kong with this moistened, extra-tasty dog food. Then I freeze it. A frozen filled Kong will keep my dog (approx 60 lbs) busy for at least an hour." β€”Cholla Cactus

    Read a full review of the product here.

    Price: $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL)

    3. A soothing toy to help your furry friend cope with loneliness and anxiety in the cutest way possible.

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    The product review photos of this precious item have me squealing β€” they are so damn cute! This stuffed animal features a realistic pulsing heartbeat and a battery-operated heart source that will help keep your uptight dog or cat calm and collected.

    Promising review: "My pup was separated from her mother way too early and has crazy separation anxiety. I opened this as soon as I got it and she instantaneously passed out on top of it. Already know it was a good purchase." β€”ashmeg84

    Read a full review of the product here.

    Price: $31.99+ (available in four colors)

    4. A challenging puzzle that encourages your pet to exercise their brain and rewards them with treats.

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    This is a seriously intense puzzle! It challenges dogs and cats to open drawers with the help of loops and sliders, and the difficulty only goes up from there. It will definitely keep your pet entertained (and probably everyone else in your home as well).

    Promising review: "As a pet parent to three rescues and a foster, we bought a few dog puzzles of various levels to see what would best engage and entertain them. This has been the pack favorite and ours as we can easily adapt it to each dog's level of skill. We appreciate how well made it is and would recommend it highly. Some reviews expressed concerns over dogs with larger snouts being unable to access treats in these toys. We have a Labrador, pit mix (like a miniature pit), Baseniji mix, and German shepherd mix. They range in size from about 25 lbs to 75 lbs and have all enjoyed this toy!" β€”Liz Cooper

    Price: $16.19+ (available in six varieties/three skill levels)

    5. An aerodynamic frisbee, perfect for taking a typical of game of fetch to ~new heights~.

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    This frisbee is like no other β€” it's lightweight, buoyant in water, easy to clean, and gentle on dogs' mouths. What more could you want in a toy?

    Promising review: "This is my dog's favorite thing EVER. He's a rowdy boxer/Lab boy who loves to tug, and these Frisbees hold up really well. He holds onto it with both his little paws so no one can take it away. I have to replace them every couple months after continuous play. Of all the toys he has, this is always number one. It's his most prized thing and he loves to show it off and dance around with it. Seeing him that happy is definitely worth it!" β€”Super Awesome

    Price $7.95+ (available in small and medium)

    6. A treat-dispensing ball that will have your furry pal begging you to play at all times (sorry).

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    Looking for a versatile toy sure to have your pup jumping for joy? This is it, my friends! This breathable rubber ball is ideal for playing fetch, tossing, and tugging β€” it's everything your dog wants in a toy!

    Promising review: "I was searching for a great toy for my pit bull (8 months olds) and decided on this toy. He is a chewer, and destroys anything he can rip apart. I went with the green x-large size ball, and he just loves it. It has some weight to it, and he still picks it up and runs around with it with ease. I try to only let him play with it while supervised, and so far it is still in one piece after a month now! When you throw it, it rolls, does not bounce." β€”DZ

    Price: $4.95+ (available in five sizes).

    7. A cat condo, so your ferocious feline can feel like they're exploring the great outdoors from the comfort of your living room.

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    Not only will this cat condo give your kitty a fun place to hide/climb/hang out in, but it will add some much-needed greenery to your home. Big win!

    Promising review: "At first, our cat wouldn't climb onto it, even with coaxing her with treats and catnip. We think it might have had a smell or something about it from the container. But now, it's her FAVORITE part of the house, she's on it all the time! It was pretty easy to assemble and is a really cool cat tree. We didn't want a carpet tree, and the extra foliage fits nicely in our house!" β€”The Queen of Anneland

    Price: $144.99 (available with a square or round base)

    8. An interactive ball launcher that will let smaller dogs play fetch all day long (even if you aren't home!).

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    I openly admit to loving my dog more than any other living being in my life. I'm sure many of you feel the same, so you know how heartbreaking it is when your pup is begging for a game of fetch but you're simply too caught up in something else to stop and play with them. This gadget is about to solve that problem β€” see ya, guilt!

    Promising review: "My dogs love it! I have two small dogs and when it is too cold or wet outside and they can't go out, this is how we play. I aim the launcher toward the hallway and they chase after it and bring ball back to me every time. I use two balls and as one is brought to me, I launch the next. Keeps them busy and tires them out so I get a little peace and quiet on cold or rainy days. Still working on getting dogs to drop the ball into machine but it works out great. I purchased Kong Air Balls in extra small-size as replacements when other balls are chewed or lost. They are cheaper to replace and work well with the machine and are a bit sturdier." β€”Medinagirl

    Price: $115

    9. A handheld ball launcher, for when you and your doggo head to the park for some one-on-one playtime.

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    I do not have the best throwing arm β€” and my golden retriever, Luke, always looks at me like, "R U KIDDING?" when I throw him his favorite tennis ball. Luckily for me, the Chuckit! ball launcher exists to help me (and him) have a better game of fetch.

    Promising review: "Without these launchers I would need my arms amputated. They are incredibly useful. You don't have to touch slobbery balls or risk damaging your arm from throwing too much. The 25- or 26-inch lengths are the ones that most people probably want. You don't have to bend all the way over to reload. These make playing fetch so much easier and more enjoyable for both me and my fetching-obsessed golden retriever." β€”RG

    Price: $7.95+ (available in sizes 14S-26L)

    10. A three-way tunnel, so your beloved furball can have endless adventures.

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    Ideal for puppies, cats, rabbits, and other furry friends, this is a toy you're definitely going to want to bring into your home. It includes three connected tunnels, built-in crinkle paper, a peephole, and a soft ball toy. It will give both you and your pal hours of enjoyment. It's made of durable, tear-resistant polyester and is framed with a sprung-steel. It's also collapsible and portable so you can take it with you to a friend's house.

    Promising review: "This was purchased for my dwarf rabbit and she gives it two bitty ears up, lol. She spends pretty much all day going in and out of all the tunnels and hopping out of the middle hole. I plan to purchase a second for backup. It's very easy to clean. She has had it for three months and it has held up very well, even to her 'digging.' Great purchase for bunnies, not just cats." β€”Erica

    Price: $12.99+ (available in red and blue)

    11. An adorable plush toy with a squeaker inside your pet will think is snuggly as duck.

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    According to the 2,668 Amazon customers that gave this toy a five-star review, pups are obsessed with this duck. The review photos alone prove that dogs of all ages and sizes love cuddling and playing with this adorable thing. Can't wait to order one for my dog!

    Promising review: "We rescued a sweet boy from a shelter this week β€” he doesn't seem to have ever been in a home or had any toy ever. As he's been acclimating to his new home, I wanted to give him something that was special and in reading all the reviews on this little duck and seeing so many adorable dogs cuddling with theirs, I knew this was going to be the first toy we gave him. When we gave this to him today and reinforced that this was his a few times he quickly started carrying it with him everywhere he went in the house. Cutest was when he carried it upstairs (which also are a new thing that scare him) to go to bed tonight then found him cuddling with it sleeping. Highly recommended this little duck as a sweet surprise for probably any dog." β€”runsonblackcoffee

    Price: $7.90+ (also available in a pack of two)

    12. An interactive cat toy that's simply purr-fect for entertaining your precious feline.

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    Put down the laser pointer and get your cat something you can play with together! This fun tower features multi-level tracks that will keep your kitty entertained for hours as they bat balls around. It's suitable for one or more cats and will help them have a more active lifestyle. AND think of all the great IG content you'll get!

    Promising review: "This is by far the best investment in a toy that I have ever made for my cat. He loves interacting with it and did not like other ball chasers in the past. Balls glide around smoothly. Cat's paws don't get stuck in the tracks. Balls are brightly colored and easy to see for my one-eyed little boy who has depth perception issues with his vision. I hear him playing with it at least a few times a day, and I tell you the god's honest truth, as I'm writing this review, he just went over and laid next to it and swatted a ball, just this minute!" β€”Fussy New Yorker

    Price: $9.76

    13. A bobbling ball, ideal for exercising and feeding your dog at the same time.

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    This lil' contraption will not only keep your pup playing and running around, but it can fit an entire full meal inside of it! It wobbles around, but has an anti-slip bottom so it won't fall over. So fun!

    Promising review: "Was looking for something to keep our dog busy on his own when we aren't home. I am so impressed with this toy! When he was in the mood and hungry, he opened up and went right to work. The instructions that come with the toy are very helpful. The material of this toy doesn't sound annoying on our wood floor either. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!" β€”R. Jain

    Price: $10+ (available in sizes small and large)

    14. A big 'ol box of cat toys that you can use to shower your kitty in presents.

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    Is it your cat's birthday? Or maybe you just brought home a new kitty? This affordable purchase comes with 20 toys for your cat to enjoy! Pet lovers enjoy nothing more than watching their beloved react to a new toy β€” just think of all the fun you'll both have with this item!

    Promising review: "My cats are completely in love with their new toys! There is a little something for each of my three cats to enjoy and play with. The mother cat goes crazy for the shiny tinsel balls. One of my brother cats loves the mice and the other has a blast chasing the balls." β€”Allison Watt

    Price: $12.88

    15. A well-made plush toy, so your pup always has someone to hug and snug with.

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    Made with a durable two-layer lining, these lil' guys are STRONG. Your pup can whip em' around, tug on em' and squeak away all day long with this knotted toy. I know what I'm getting my dog for his birthday!

    Promising review: "HuggleHounds are a must for all dog owners! I love every single one of their durable dog toys and my dog loves playing with them endlessly. I have purchased four or five of them now and every one is just as great as the one before! They are so durable and definitely are geared towards puppies who like to bite and chew. They have multiple squeakers in each one to keep your puppy entertained for hours. I have never had any issues with them coming apart and my puppy plays with them every day. I would highly recommend." β€”Mindy

    Price: $14.99+ (available in small and large and in 23 styles)

    16. A Wobble Wag Giggle ball that will have you LOLing while your dog freaks out over this fun toy.

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    All your dog has to do is nudge the ball with their nose to get it going. It shakes, wiggles, and makes sounds that will have your pup engaged immediately. They'll be able to knock it around with their paws thanks to the many clutch pockets. It's sure to be a winner in your home.

    Promising review: "I have a 7-month-old corgi puppy and this was his favorite toy out of all his toys he got for Christmas! He loves it so much that I have to put it up and away just so I can sleep. It's sturdy and not too noisy (I live in an apartment). His toy preference is for toys that make noise instead of plush toys without squeakers. It's lasted a whole week of play without any problems unlike another toy he already tore up, so it seems durable, at least for small to medium breeds." β€”Amanda

    Price: $11.52

    17. A treat ball with adjustable difficulty levels, so your fur baby won't ever tire of playing with it.

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    What dog or cat doesn't want a toy they can play with for hours upon and hours that also rewards them with treats? This simple ball will keep your pet happy all day long. Added bonus? It's super easy to clean!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this toy. I have a 5-month-old, 30 lb Labradoodle and she enjoys playing games rather than sitting and chewing on something. I fill the toy with her dog food or small treats and she will play with it until there are no treats left. It is worth the price, buy it!" β€”AOlesky

    Price: $9.35+ (available in 3 or 4 inches in size and in single or two-packs)

    18. A Turbo Scratcher, which is a must-have if you've had to replace your kitchen chairs 10 times because your cat keeps SCRATCHING THEM UP.

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    Your kitty is going to love this new toy! It has a channel for a small ball your cat can nudge with its nose or shove with its paw around the circular scratch pad, and over 5,521 Amazon customers have given iy a five-star rating, so you know it's the real deal.

    Promising review: "Can I give this 10 stars? My mom ordered this for my cat Felicia who can come and go as she pleases via a cat door. I originally thought there's no way it would hold her interest because she's use to chasing, catching, torturing, and halfway eating living creatures. Boy was I wrong! That dang ball is like the elusive prey she can't quite disable, she will play with it hardcore for 15 minutes straight then go catch a lizard for satisfaction and come back and try to kill the ball. She's absolutely hilarious with this toy!" β€”Riverlivin

    Price: $8.49+ (available in two styles)

    19. A 12-pack of catnip-filled toys that will make your kitty want to play right ~meow~.

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    Is there anything cats enjoy more than catnip and chasing mice? This toy combines both of those things, so they can play to their hearts' content.

    Promising review: "These were one of the first toys I picked up for my cat when I brought her home from the shelter 10 and a half years ago. She used to go crazy for them and would destroy the mouse in a day or two tops. A huge favorite for her, and I had to give her a mouse one at a time to avoid them all being destroyed at once. Now that she is in her senior years she is not so hard on her toys. I purchased these for her for Christmas this year, and I gave her the whole pack at once. She still likes them and throws and chases them all over, but she no longer destroys them. I highly recommend these, especially for younger cats, but even older cats will enjoy!" β€”Kristin

    Price: $2.99+ (available in four styles)

    20. A rainbow cat charmer, great for entertaining both you and your kitty at the same time. Win-win!

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    Did anyone else have one of those ribbon dancer toys as a kid? This magical product reminds me of that in the best way. Think of all the fun you and your cat will have playing with this rainbow charmer!

    Promising review: "My cat typically doesn't take much interest in toys β€” she's very lazy and will at most roll on her back to play. But this toy changed the game altogether. She goes nuts for ribbon-type toys and will run up and down stairs and even jump to try to grab this twirling, dazzling toy. The handle is an acrylic-looking deal, the ribbon is polyester, it seems, and stretchy, and the tip is attached with some kind of rubber sleeving." β€”M.

    Price: $4.79

    21. A durable set of rope toys that you and Fido will be able to play with time and time again without worrying about breakage.

    Right after he finishes dinner, my dog goes CRAZY. He gets a sudden burst of energy and wants to play immediately, usually urging one of my family members to indulge in a rope toy tug-of-war. He would looove this pack of four, that's for sure.

    Promising review: "These were great for my puppy. The sizes go up basically in thickness, and so the toy grows with her in that regard (while she doesn't outgrow the earlier sizes). The price is super affordable, and they are tough! My puppy is an avid chewer and these items have survived many tug-o-wars thus far." β€”Colleen Sinclair

    Price: $9.87

    22. A stuffing-less toy your pup can chew on without making a complete mess of your living room.

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    One of my dog's favorite hobbies includes chewing apart his stuffed toys to reveal the squeaker inside, then scattering the stuffing EVERYWHERE. If your pup is anything like mine, this toy is sure to give them the chewing satisfaction they crave without creating a lot of clean-up for us dog parents.

    Promising review: "Not the best looking toy on the planet, but it doesn't bother my dog any, and it doesn't bother me either! It's long and easy for him to grab, so he loves playing tug-o-war with it, and the squeakers are an added bonus. The fact that he didn't destroy it the first time he played with it is a plus. It seems sturdy and like it will last a while. I would definitely purchase this product again!" β€”Franquie

    Price: $5.90+ (available in seven styles)

    23. A ball that whistles when you throw it to make fetch the most exciting thing in your dog's life (aside from dinner time, obvs).

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    Even though he's getting a little older, my dog is usually up for chasing a ball around the yard. On the days he's feeling a little sluggish, I love knowing I can turn to this whistling ball to encourage him to get going. Pick up one of these for your fave furry friend β€” you won't be disappointed!

    Promising review: "Chuckit makes the best balls for retrievers. They are very durable. Far better than tennis balls. Good value as these last for years, not days or weeks. The whistle balls are great for dogs who retrieve by sight AND sound. The whistling gives them better feedback in case they miss seeing the ball launch." β€”Dutton and Beth Peabody, Editors

    Price: $4.95+ (available in sizes S-L and in packs of one, two, or four)

    24. And catnip-filled fruit, because why wouldn't you want to watch your kitten hilariously go ~bananas~ over a toy?

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    Not only is this just a funny toy for cat parents to enjoy, but it is a top-rated product on Amazon. With 4.5 stars and over 1,700 five-star reviews, this is a must-have toy for any cat owner.

    Promising review: "I decided to buy this for my cat after she stayed at our pet sitter's house and played all day with one of these bananas there. This is by far the greatest toy I have ever purchased for her. She just spent the last 2.5 hours playing with it with no breaks. Normally she sticks with a toy for about 10 minutes before returning to a nap." β€”Meg

    Price: $5.99+ (available in four styles and as a two-pack)

    Your pet, trying to play with all of their new toys at once:

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