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    36 Things For Anyone Whose Dog Is, Bless Them, A Little High-Maintenance

    ♫ I'm so fancy. You already know. ♫ —Your dog

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    1. A package of pocket treats to disguise their medications because they absolutely refuse to take anything that doesn't taste utterly delicious.

    Reviewer photo of the pill pocket next to a pill

    2. A paw soothing balm so their paw pads stay silky smooth at all times. Dry, cracked paws are simply ~out~ of the question.

    Reviewer before and after of dog paws

    3. A pair of clippers to keep their nails short and stout. The sound of their nails clacking against hardwood is just too much for their precious ears.

    Reviewer photo of a dog paw with clipped nails

    4. Or a nail grinder kit to trim your pup's nails without the worry of cutting them too short, which could result in bleeding and future anxiety about nail trims. They'll let you know about it. They never forget. The grinder will safely grind their nails down to the desired length *and* is wireless for easy maneuvering around the puppo.

    A person is holding a nail grinder up to a dogs paw to trim their nails

    5. A pillow so they can comfortably binge watch their favorite show, RHONY, that they *definitely* base their entire personalities on.

    A small puppy laying their head on a red pillow with black paw prints on it

    6. A plush orthopedic dog bed because anything less than an ergonomic contour mattress that helps cushion pressure points, distribute body weight, and improve air circulation is simply ~not acceptable~.

    Reviewer photo of a dog laying on a bed

    7. Or an utterly soft bed so your pup has somewhere to rest their precious noggin, but it'll still look like a cute piece of furniture in their crate.

    The dog bed in a black and white color

    8. A pair of rechargeable clippers to keep their beautiful locks perfectly coifed and curled every single day. If there is even ONE fur out of place so help them.

    9. A two-pack of doorbells so your highness can announce when they have to be relieved. "Mm yes, peasant. I am ready for my tinkle time."

    Reviewer photo of a dog laying next to bells on a door knob

    10. An adjustable elevated dog bowl because your pup refuses to eat off the floor. Who do you think they are? Simon, the house cat? *scoff*. Don't you want them to eat in a healthy feeding position for ~ultimate~ digestion?

    Reviewer photo of a dog eating out of an elevated bowl

    11. A personalized collar to remind every dog at the dog park who exactly *they* are. And don't you forget it, Spot!

    A pink collar with pink florals and the word Stella on the buckle with a phone number

    12. A package of deodorizing wipes so you can clean off your doggo after a fun day at the park. We both know they'll whine the whole car ride home if they have even a speck of mud on them.

    Reviewer photo of a person wiping a dog with a dog wipe

    13. A car seat cover for your car, but really so your fur baby doesn't have to deal with their precious paws touching your car's seats. "Your seats have old coffee stains, Carol. Don't you worry about me." —your dog, definitely.

    A Golden Retriever laying down in the backseat of a car with a car seat cover over the seats

    14. An automatic water fountain that allows your dog to constantly have fresh running water to drink out of. They've tried that sad, stagnant water bowl once. Never. Again.

    Reviewer photo of a dog drinking out of the fountain

    15. An airtight food storage container to keep their kibble dry, fresh, and also smelling delicious longer. The second the food get too stale, it's over. Let's make it last a bit.

    Reviewer photo of a container with kibble in it

    16. A four-step pet stair because since you ~refuse~ *eye roll* to carry them onto every surface in the house, this will just have to do.

    A small Yorkie terrier is standing at the top of the dog steps in front of a bed

    17. A detangling brush so you can remove those pesky mats that develop in your dog's fur, and they'll let you know about it. Trust me.

    Reviewer photo of a dog sleeping on a brush

    18. An all-natural itch relief shampoo bar that'll nourish and moisturize your pup's skin while getting their fur clean and looking ~oh-so-luscious~. Do we expect anything less from Katy Pawry?

    A person holding the shampoo bar in front of a dog in a basin

    19. A pack of male dog diapers because even your elderly pup still has (way too much) dignity and would rather wear this than pee themselves. Honestly, me.

    Reviewer photo of a dog in a diaper

    20. A portable dog paw washer that will keep their muddy paws sparkly clean so they can continue being the prissy pup they were born to be.

    21. A lick pad so they can have something to do while you give them the premium spa treatment they expect at least once a week.

    A yellow lab licking a blue lick pad on a shower wall while someone washes them

    22. A pack of dog poop bags with a dispenser to satisfy your dog's favorite pastime: watching you clean up their poop. "Ahh, yes. Clean my poo. Yes, everyone's watching you. You gotta do it." —Baxter, your Boxer.

    Reviewer photo of dog poop bags and dispenser

    23. A crate cover because they spend a lot of their time taking naps in their crates, so they absolutely expect it to look like a place fit for royalty, *not* a prisoner. Hmph!

    A Golden Retriever dog in a crate with a navy blue geometric crate cover on it

    24. A deodorizing shampoo that will eliminate any odor they have before they vengefully rub themselves on everything you own for taking too long to clean them.

    Reviewer photo of a person holding the shampoo bottle

    25. A heated bowl to keep their water from freezing in the wintertime while they frolic in the snow. What did you expect? For them to eat yellow snow? Please.

    Reviewer photo of the teal bowl outside with water in it

    26. Grooming gloves, because if you're going to bother them with pets, at least be productive about it. *flips floppy ear*

    The blue pair of grooming gloves on a person's hands

    27. Dog goggles (DOGGLES?!) to keep their precious eyeballs protected from the wind (and debris) while they stare out the window and contemplate how amazing they really are. Life's ruff when you're high-maintenance.

    A Dalmatian wearing black dog goggles in a backyard

    28. A waterproof sweater so the second a snowflake falls, you're ready to take them outside without any pushback.

    Reviewer photo of a dog wearing the coat

    29. An LED rechargeable collar because they want to be SEEN, and will do everything for that attention. Oh, it's dark out? No problem. HERE I AM.

    Reviewer photo of a dog wearing an LED collar

    30. A pet gate to keep all the annoying things, like that small human who always wants hugs, *away* from your pup so they can get their much-needed quiet time.

    A chocolate lab sitting in front of a white gate between a doorway

    31. A container of eyewash pads for those pups who constantly get those nasty looking eye boogers on their fur. Royalty should always look the part.

    32. A *deluxe* pet carrier so they can go on their trips to the Cape and Hamptons in utter ~style~. Okay, it's the vet, but don't tell them.

    The carrier in a black quilted pattern and mesh sides

    33. A dog feeding reminder to make sure your Royal Pawness hasn't tried to trick you into more food. "Let me eat Kibble" —Puprie Antoinette.

    Reviewer holding the reminder tool with a slot for every day of the week

    34. A portable water bottle because did you actually expect them to drink out of a...*gag* lake? or a ...*barf* river? Please. Only filtered water, thanks.

    35. A pack of can covers to protect their wet food from drying out and basically, according to your dog, becoming completely inedible.

    Reviewer photo of the lid cover on a can

    36. And finally, a pint of ice cream mix you can make by just adding water and freezing. AKA the perfect treat after a long day of queenliness.

    Reviewer is holding a cake with dog ice cream on top in front of a dog in a birthday hat

    Your dog, probably 24/7.

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