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    32 Game-Changing Pet Buys That Will Make Your Life Easier

    Pet ownership can be stressful — make it easier with these savvy buys.

    1. This mounted brush for satisfying your cat's ceaseless demands for scratches. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this grey and white piece of plastic.

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    Promising review: "Both my cats seem to love this inexpensive product. Bought on a whim but very pleased. Little need for catnip, with some positive attention and gentle encouragement they started using this groomer and haven't stopped, only when it falls down. Didn't want to use screws and haven't found a lasting adhesive tape that holds up under such constant use. Command strips are on the shopping list."

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.89.

    2. This orthopaedic pet bed which will solve your sofa space dramas — by giving your furry friend their very own plush resting place.

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    Sick of battling your pooch for space on the sofa and in the bed? Take it from someone who knows those struggles all too well — the secret is in giving pup something equally luxurious to lounge about on. Enter this game-changing mattress, which combines functional support with a delightfully soft sleeping surface. Made from orthopaedic foam, the base relieves pressure points while the soft plush pillow top provides a comfortable and supportive sleep for the pet that just loves to stretch out.

    Buy it from PETstock, starting from $109.99.

    3. This dog harness with a clip on the front, so that you won't be dragged along the footpath during walks.

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    If your pup is super excitable when you take them on walks, opting for a harness with the clip on the front will keep them from dragging you along the pavement and instead encourage them to walk by your side, where they'll be much safer.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.99.

    4. This adorable and basically tear-resistant stuffed duck that'll stand up surprisingly well to your furry destroyer of toys. This lil' yellow duck doesn't look like it, but it's built to last.

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    Promising review: "I have a dog that will chew ropes apart and destroy advertised indestructible toys in short order. I bought this on a whim with another item to hit $25 free shipping, expecting it to last an hour. A month later Mr. Duck still exists and the squeaker even works. The dog happily carries it about and tosses it in the air. It has reached the dirty, slimy stage where a human may not want to touch it and I wonder, but doubt, if it is washable. I still suspect the dog could destroy it in minutes but she shows no urge to just sit and chop on it. Odd, but I'm grateful."

    Richard P. Ostwald

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $7.80.

    5. This stylish and functional Barney Bed that is so comfortable, your dog won't be battling you for space on the sofa.

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    If you own a dog and have researched pet beds in the past, chances are you've already come across Barney Bed. The cult-favourite, Australian-owned brand has created a true masterpiece when it comes to pet care. Built to last, with orthopaedic memory foam, four boulders that provide comfortable chin rests and a stylish design that won't look garish in your home, it's no wonder this bed has a stellar 5-star rating based on thousands of reviews.

    Promising review: "I have struggled to find a bed that my 6-month-old puppy couldn't destroy, but oh boy, did I find it in Barney! It's impeccably made, with a non-slip base and a firm but comfortable mattress that he loves to sleep on. In fact, my pup is so enamoured with the bed that he's finally given up trying to hog space on the couch, which is truly the definition of freedom."

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    Buy it from Barney Bed starting from $280. Plus, for a limited time, you can grab 20% off all beds.

    6. This automatic cat litter box that will change your life for the better.

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    Petree Litter Box is the highest-rated, automatic, self-cleaning litter box for cats. Never scoop cat litter again while giving your kitty a clean bed of litter for each use. If you're worried about it tipping over, don't — the modern design keeps the system stable and upright, preventing toppling over even with the heavyweight shift. The globe also stops rotation if the sensor detects a cat entering the box mid-cycle.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $379.

    7. This eco-friendly pet hair roller that doesn't need any sheets or refills, so you can use it again and again without having to break out the vacuum cleaner.

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    You can use this roller on furniture, carpets, clothes and anything else in your house that gets covered in your furry friend's hair.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $13.

    8. This interactive cat toy. to entertain your furry coworker for hours so they don't make an unexpected appearance on your video meeting.

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    Promising review: "Wow, this simple toy is amazing! My 4-year-old cat, who is not a fan of any toys or catnip, absolutely adores this easy, wire and cardboard thingy! I saw this and on a whim, ordered it thinking for the money I could toss it if she was once again not impressed. She loves it. Her only other favorite plaything has been wire bread sack ties hooked together and spiral curled around my finger. All normal cat toys, regardless of price, have been a bust. I am ordering these for gifts for our whole family of cat lovers! Brilliant!"

    T. Wit

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $7.99.

    9. This interactive treat dispenser because you know you're both going to have separation anxiety now that we're all returning to work.

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    This device connects to Wi-Fi and even has a barking sensor, which means if your dog is feeling uneasy while you’re out of the house, you can easily check on them and give them a treat.

    Promising review: "I was always concerned leaving my puppy home alone because he will cry a lot...But 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

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $359.

    10. This PetKit Fresh Metal Smart Bowl, that will take out the guesswork when it comes to feeding your furry friend their meals.

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    This pet bowl has a built-in digital scale that will measure each meal and suggest how much your fur baby should eat based on their weight, breed and the type of food you're feeding them. It's waterproof and all you need for it to work are two AAA batteries.

    Read all about the brilliance here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $37.99.

    11. This doggie doorbell to prevent your pup from scratching your paintwork when they just wanna come in.

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    The Daytech Doggo Doorbell was created around the idea of potty training a pooch while minimising the scratching, barking and whining that comes with it. A nifty gift, the doorbell is an easy-to-use model for pups of all ages. It's activated with one touch of the in-built activator with the nose or paw.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.13.

    12. These bed stairs, so that they’ll never struggle to snuggle up to you during bedtime ever again.

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    These stairs have built-in safety rails, so you don't have to worry about your baby (furry or human), falling off. It's super sturdy because of its non-fold design and the soft padding at each step will make sure your pets will be comfortable on their way up to give you kisses.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.99.

    13. This calming diffuser that will help to calm down overly anxious pets.

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    Promising review: "I have a beagle mix, which — as any beagle owner can attest to — is a breed that is prone to separation anxiety. But this diffuser has helped to keep my pup so much calmer when we're getting ready to leave the house. It releases a synthetic copy of the pheromone that puppies are exposed to after birth while feeding from mum — which helps with preventing stress and fear. A real must-have for any dog owner!"

    Julia Willing

    Buy the diffuser from Petbarn for $99.

    Buy the calming collar from Amazon Australia for $20.38.

    14. This cooling mat that's an essential buy for all dog owners in Australia.

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    This mat is made with special cooling gel that keeps the temperature of the mat cold, soothing your furry friends no matter how high the mercury soars.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    15. This chew toy by Kong which is gold standard of chew toys to pass the time for any playful pet.

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    They've been making pet toys for over forty years, so it'd be fair to say a Kong classic will be a surefire fave for any lucky doggo, or owner. Offering enrichment by helping satisfy dogs’ instinctual needs, the natural red rubber formula is ultra-durable with an erratic bounce (!!) that's a win win for dogs who like to chew while also burning up a tonne of energy — meaning happy pets and grateful owners.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.43.

    16. This indestructible cat harness to tame a fun-lovin' feline.

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    You can't teach a cat to walk on a lead they said. Well, they had not met the Rabbitgoo Escape Proof Harness which sets the standard for strutting small cats. Now, an indoor cat can bravely explore the outdoor world with maximum comfort and safety. Made of premium pet-safe materials, it's secure and comfortable for both the wearer and the user.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $17.99.

    17. This grooming mitt that will make brushing your pets a breeze.

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    If you're one of the many pet owners who have to deal with shedding, invest in this grooming mitt. It has silicone tips that capture the fur and keep it from getting all over your things.

    Buy it on Amazon Australia for $7.95.

    18. Or if your bestie's fur is super dense like mine, opt for a slicker brush to really get in there.

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    This brush will detangle and remove excess fur and, trust me — your dog or cat is going to love the sensation of being groomed by this thing.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $12.72.

    19. This portable dog bowl to keep the active canines well hydrated.

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    For the owners who like to get up and go, a portable dog bowl that can clip onto your keys is the ultimate adventure accessory. With an innovative foldable design, this bowl is durable and reusable — made from high-quality flexible food grade BPA­ free silicone, it's convenient and it's likely to claim the title of your new best friend.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $6.95.

    20. This pet booster seat to keep all inquisitive paws safely seated.

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    Another contender for top spot in the most practical and innovative gifting idea that'll boost happiness for owners and pets alike is this pet car booster seat. Keep a pup safe and sound when you hit the road (and minimise the dander spread all over the new leather). Designed with a universal attachment to fit the majority of car headrests, one lucky fur baby will be cruising in style with a primo window view — to the vet, beach and beyond!

    Buy it from Catch for $23.

    21. This pet loo for apartment-dwelling dog owners.

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    Promising review: "If you have a friend who's recently welcomed a furry new addition into their apartment, this is an essential buy! This pet loo is ideal for all pet owners who want to leave toilet training headaches behind — it's easy to use, super quick to clean, so you can say goodbye to spills, mess and secret ~surprises~ left in the corner of your living room."

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    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $30.61.

    22. This multifunctional feeder, water bottle and poop scooper that'll ensure you're well prepared for any outing.

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    On-the-move pet owners know that can mean limited access to taps and fresh water for your little mate. And on a hot day, that can be a real problem. Enter the multifunctional and portable dog or cat travel water dispenser with a nifty food container and handy pooper scooper attachment. This genius gadget also features a detachable combo cup for drinking and eating on-the-go. It also has an easy attachment that can be looped onto a backpack or pram for pounding the pavement with your four-legged friend.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $29.99.

    23. This smart dog training collar to help teach pups good manners.

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    As much as you love your furry friend, they may behave poorly at times — barking all day, digging up your prized plants, or chewing on furniture. Get your dog's attention in a safe and harmless way with the AntiFury Woof Trainer Training Collar. Encourage correct behaviour without inflicting pain on your doggy. This dog training collar relies on gentle sound and vibration — not electric shock — to help remind your furry friend to stop acting up.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $49.95.

    24. This snuffle mat to keep even the most obnoxious four-legged mates entertained.

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    Snuffle mats definitely are as cool as they appear. They're a clever invention for brain-training games and hiding treats for a pooch. Created with a non-slip base design, a snuffle mat will stay firmly in place while an excited pet can have at it. An easy stocking stuffer and an affordable price point, this unique gift is guaranteed to be a dog's best friend.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $32.99.

    25. This igloo litter box to seriously up their Instagram followers.

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    If these chic, minimal digs aren't #homeinspo, I don't know what is! This award-winning little igloo litter box is equal parts innovative and portaloo-chic. Constructed from Japanese antibacterial technology and with a long corridor to prevent litter from escaping the box, it's easy access for cats of all ages and stages. This gift will impress even the fussiest of felines, and owners.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $106.95.

    26. This car seat cover which is an essential if you travel with your pup and don't want a car full of fur.

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    Avoid scuffs, scratches, fur and dirt with this seat cover. It's waterproof, scratch resistant and has an anti-slip bottom to keep the cover from moving around while driving. The cover also acts as a dog hammock to keep your bestie safe while you're on the move.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.29.

    27. This portable paw cleaner to keep grimey mitts in check.

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    The Mudbuster portable paw cleaner is a must-have for the clean freaks who like to keep their pets well-groomed. A goodie for indoor pets after a day outside, it is mainly targeted at medium sized dogs. An easy-to-use concept, you just add a little water, insert the muddy paw, do a bit of a twist then dab the paw dry. The silicone bristles work overtime to remove dirt from adventurous paws.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $34.95.

    28. This slow feeder that encourages your bud to slow down on their dinner.

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    The most relatable thing about dogs is probably how excited they get when they're face to face with their dinner. Stop them from eating so fast that they throw up with this strategically designed dish. It has a non-slip base and though it may look complicated, the smooth, curved edges make it easy to clean.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $11.95.

    29. This box of puppy essentials that's the perfect gift for the new dog mum in your life — or a great starter kit if you've just adopted your own baby.

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    This kit comes with 12 products including five rope toys, five chew toys, a fur grooming glove and a collapsible water bowl.

    Buy it on Amazon Australia for $36.95.

    30. This two pack of rubber balls that are perfect for a game of fetch.

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    These balls have been specially developed to be super bouncy, buoyant and highly durable. Plus, they’re super bright, so you won’t ever lose them.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $16.99.

    31. This freezable toy that is the perfect answer to a hot day for your doggo.

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    Fill the toy with water or a mixture of bone broth and fresh watermelon juice for the ultimate summer treat.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.49.

    32. And finally, this balloon-filled ball that will make fetch a lot more fun, even if you can only play it in your backyard.

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    This balloon cover is super durable and water-resistant, so you can have hours of fun with your fur baby without worrying about them swallowing something they shouldn't. It's compatible with latex balloons and comes with three, so you can play right away.

    Buy from Amazon Australia for $21.99.

    Your pup, showering you with affection after receiving these bountiful gifts.

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