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    31 Reviewer-Loved Things From Target That’ll Make Being A Pet Parent A Little Easier

    It's not easy, you know...

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    1. A six-pack of plant-based pet waste bags that are thick and leakproof to prevent any unwanted ~contact~. Take the struggle out of handling your dog's business with these super-cute baggies.


    They're easy-open too (IYKYK)! Complete the look with a matching bag holder

    Promising review: "I was reading all the reviews and decided to make a purchase. Wow. I didn’t think I would love poop bags, but these are awesome. They’re so soft and a great size! They feel like premium poop bags, if that’s a thing. Love them so much and have to stock up!" —Anonymous

    Price: $7.99+ (available in two package sizes)

    2. A tasty wellness supplement to keep your best friend nice 'n' healthy. Your dog will get a much-deserved treat and you can rest easy knowing you're doing something every day to keep your fur kid at their best.

    The supplement bottle

    These delicious treats are a total wellness blend, with ingredients to support your pet's immune system (beta-carotene, vitamin C, betaine), brain and heart (DHA, taurine), and digestion (fiber, betaine).

    Promising review: "I've been giving these to all three of my dogs for the past four years. They love the taste and I love that they are rich in vitamins and minerals, because all the good dogs need to be healthy. The price is very reasonable." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $11.99 

    3. A powerful stain and odor eliminator so you can rescue your furniture from yucky pet messes. It uses oxygen bubbles to clean even deep-set grossness to leave your home smelling fresh as a daisy.

    The spray bottle of stain and odor eliminator

    Dog had an accident? After removing any solid waste, completely saturate the soiled area, blot with a clean towel, and repeat as necessary.

    Promising review: "For someone who is still potty-training a puppy this is a must-have. It really helps with accidents and getting rid of smells."Target Reviewer

    Price: $4.99 

    4. A tunnel cat scratcher that isn't an eyesore. Just because your feline has an itch doesn't mean your home can't still be Better Homes & Gardens–worthy.

    The cat scratcher

    Promising review: "This is a great cat scratcher — holds up wonderfully plus it isn’t ugly as sin like a lot of them can be. Our cat loves laying in it after she has clawed it to her little hearts content LOL. I would definitely recommend this." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    5. A practically indestructible Kong chew toy that your power chewer won't destroy in five minutes. Up the intrigue by filling it with your dog's favorite treat.


    Fill the hole in the bottom of the durable rubber toy with a dog treat of your choosing and your pup will be occupied for hours.

    Promising review: "I love this product! I got it to keep my dogs occupied for a bit and it works amazingly! I put in peanut butter and small treats in and freeze it. It keeps them busy for 30–60 minutes!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $9.29+ (available in four sizes)

    6. A package of millet bird treats to help you engage and bond with your feathered friend. These all-natural treats are delicious and add some variety to their diet.

    The treats

    Promising review: "My birds love this product. I bought this in the store, I used this to tame them and they love the millet!!"Target Reviewer

    Price: $3.49

    7. A pack of human-grade grooming wipes that gently clean all the nooks and crannies, leaving your pet's skin and coat healthy and fresh. No need to wrestle your four-legged friend into the bathtub — these large wipes can handle the job.

    A hand pulling out a wipe

    These biodegradable wipes are made from wood pulp and contain no parabens, sulfates, chemical detergents, or alcohols.

    Promising review: "These are wipes are so strong and nice!! They really work to clean and freshen dogs' fur with a safe healthy wipe!! Highly recommended!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    8. A bag of delicious Blue Buffalo cat treats to bribe your stubborn feline to do just about anything. You can feel good about rewarding with this healthy alternative, and hey — maybe you'll *finally* get them to listen to you.

    A model feeding a cat the treats

    With chicken as the first ingredient, these treats contain no poultry byproduct meals, no corn, wheat, or soy, and no artificial flavors or preservatives.

    Promising review: "Kitty loves them and comes running!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $3.89+ (available in two sizes)

    9. A box of eco-friendly wood litter that prevents odors before they take over your entire house. It's also 99% dust free so you and your cat *both* breathe easier.

    The litter clumped in a litter scooper

    This clumping, plant-based litter contains no artificial fragrances, no synthetic chemicals, no toxic dyes, and no GMOs. It is flushable(!) for easy clean up.

    Promising review: "I will literally NEVER go back to any other types of litter. I’ve used tons of litters in the past — we switched to this from another brand and OMG the difference. It does an amazing job masking the odor and lasts so much longer. I think my favorite part is that it doesn’t destroy your feet if you step on it like most other litters." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    10. A play mat with a delightful crinkle effect to keep your kitty entertained and off of your stuff. It doubles as a cozy nap spot for them, too.

    A cat lying on the mat

    This machine washable pad is made from post-consumer recycled plastic.

    Promising review: "This mat is cute, goes perfectly anywhere in my house and my cats love the crinkle. I can put it right next to my desk so my cats can hang while I work and stay off my keyboard. It's soft and just the right amount of crinkle." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $7.99

    11. A jar of fish food that is nutritionally balanced so you can do everything to keep your betta healthy in one feeding. Plus, it has carotenoids to keep their color vibrant.


    Promising review: "At first I was very hesitant of getting flakes because it does get messy, so I got the pellets first for my betta. However my betta did not take the pellets very well, so ended up purchasing flakes. I normally feed the bettas a little flake at a time that way it ensures they eat it all rather than just floating around. My bettas now love these flakes and are eating!"Target Reviewer

    Price: $1.99

    12. An Arm & Hammer rake and bin so you can stay as far away from icky dog messes as possible during your yard cleaning. No more kneeling, squatting, or struggling to hygienically dispose of pet waste.

    The rake and bin

    The set includes a bin and rake that are extendable up to 32" and two waste bags that clip onto the bin.

    Promising review: "Picking up poo is not the most fun thing to do but this scooper is the best. It's so easy and works great. Easily rake the poo into the bin and dispose of it." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    13. A four-month supply of affordable flea drops to prevent your kitty from having to experience any discomfort or itching while you stay on a budget. It contains the same active ingredients as the pricier topicals.


    Promising review: "This flea treatment worked very well for my cat. She somehow got fleas despite being an indoor cat. Her infestation seemed more than we could have imagined. I saw  these topicals and hesitantly tried them out. To my amazement, after first application, there are no signs for fleas whatsoever. I got back my happy kitty. This stuff really worked. Also comparatively to other flea treatments, this was very nice for my budget." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $27.99+ (available in two cat size varieties)

    14. A bag of soft and fluffy small pet bedding that absorbs and controls odors so your little one's cage doesn't stink. It's also 99.9% dust free so your friend will be sneezing less (though hamster sneezes are *precious*).

    The bedding

    Promising review: "Perfect for my two baby guinea pig sisters. They don’t sneeze as it’s mostly dust free, it absorbs quickly, is easy to scoop out, and keeps their cage fresh between cleanings."Target Reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    15. A snazzy travel carrier with locking zippers so you don't have to worry about your pet getting loose in places where they shouldn't. Its faux-sheepskin mattress and mesh windows will keep your companion calm 'n' comfy.

    A model carrying a dog in the carrier in lettuce

    This carrier has a removable lining and comes with a shoulder strap.

    Promising review: "I love this soft sided carrier! It's well made and just the right size where I can briefly put my small Pomeranian inside for a car ride or a very temporary holding area. It has a nice, soft faux sheepskin for them to comfortably lay on. All the zippers work well and there are plenty of zippers! Spaces for them to stick a head out of either end of the bag if you so chose, and the top can easily be opened to lift out my pets. Nice carry handle and shoulder bag. I like EVERYTHING about this sturdy, attractive bag...including the price tag."  —Target Reviewer

    Price: $13.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors)

    16. A bottle of aquarium conditioner to make maintenance of your fishy friend's home simpler for you and safer for them. This gentle formula removes metals, conditions tap water, and adds minerals.


    Promising review: "Worked great for our new fish tank. Definitely will be buying it again." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $4.29

    17. A bag of Iams dry food so you can stop pricey health issues associated with cat obesity before they start. Also, fewer hairballs to clean up. *purr*

    The bag of food

    Promising review: "Our cat enjoys this food. She was getting a bit heavy and she now eats this on a portion-controlled diet. She has lost some weight and is more active!"Target Reviewer

    Price: $8.29+ (available in four package sizes)

    18. A package of calming treats so you don't have to deal with a misbehaving dog every time that the weather gets bad. Treat them to a delicious treat anytime you'd like to kick back and relax — they will too.

    The 60 count bag of treats next to a dog

    Promising review: "I have a Border collie with terrible anxiety. I gave him two chews and he was fast asleep chilling. Great for dogs with anxiety." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $17.99+ (available in two package sizes)

    19. A durable food scoop with measurement lines so you don't have to guesstimate how much food you're feeding your pet. It also won't leave your hands smelling of kibble like using a cup can.

    The scoop

    This BPA-free scoop is dishwasher safe and has a handy hole in its handle for hanging. It measures up to one cup of food.

    Promising review: "Easy to scoop and measure dry kibble for my fur family!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $2.99

    20. A health DNA test so you're not completely clueless when making decisions regarding your pet's health. You'll also discover if your dog is indeed the breed that they claim to be.


    Simply activate your kit online, use the prepaid label to mail in a sample of your dog's saliva on the included swab, and receive results electronically in two to three weeks.

    Promising review: "Used this on my husky mix, very helpful and accurate! Super cool to find out she was 10% German shepherd! I bought another one for my new dog whose breed is not easy to tell from the naked eye. Can't wait to see what she is." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $149.00 (originally $199.99)

    21. A bag of nutritionally fortified parakeet food made with a premium blend of fruits, vegetables, and grain. You'll be making fewer specialty store runs to buy food and your bird will stay healthy 'n' happy.

    The food

    The bag is resealable to keep the food fresh as can be.

    Promising review: "The birds love it and do very well on this diet." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $5.99

    22. A stylish feeding mat so you're not constantly cleaning up rogue water and kibble from your messy pet. This plastic mat is simple to wipe down and has a nonskid backing to hold it in place.

    The mat

    Promising review: "Super easy to clean and feels like good quality! I had a carpeted one before purchasing this and everything would get stuck in it, but now this has become a lifesaver! I’m in love." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $5.49+ (available in two sizes) 

    23. A minty-fresh dental chew that your dog will love. Keep bad breath at bay without the time-consuming chore of brushing your pup's teeth.

    The 5.26 ounce box of chews

    Promising review: "My dogs absolutely love these. Keeps their breath fresh and teeth clean. Great product and great price." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $3.79+ (available in two package sizes)

    24. An engaging Kong interactive toy that will drain a bit of your dog's seemingly endless energy without totally depleting yours. As they say, a tired pup is a good pup.

    Two dogs playing with the toy

    Promising review: "Our puppy has enjoyed this ball/toy from day one! He gets a great workout and it helps stave off those dreadful morning and/or nighttime 'zoomies'! This toy has also helped our puppy with fetch and retrieval game/concept. THE BEST INTERACTIVE DOG TOY!!!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    25. A pack of three disposable litter boxes so you don't have to break out the sledgehammer to try to remove the stuff stuck to the bottom of a plastic pan. This recycled cardboard gem is completely biodegradable and perfect for travel.

    A cat in front of the litter box

    Kitty Sift is a woman-owned brand. Founder Carrie Van Wert began Kitty Sift as a response to the large number of cats being surrendered due to "litter box issues" (her words, not mine). 

    Promising review: "This is seriously a game changer if you are looking for a sustainable (and durable) alternative to a plastic litter box and scoop. Not only does it last for weeks on end, but when you are ready you can dispose of it without any guilt! Perfect for cat sitters! I was super surprised at the strength of this product considering it is made from recycled cardboard! It was very easy to sift out the waste, AND withstood several uses. I will certainly be a lifelong customer! My cat and I love it. She loves the natural material and I love that I don't have to use (and scrub) plastic litter boxes anymore. Since her first UTI we have been looking for a cleaner and safer option for her and we think we found THE ONE!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $12.99

    26. A pack of gel air fresheners that eliminate odors from your pet without requiring much effort on your part. Just because you're a fur parent doesn't mean that your guests have to smell it.

    One air freshener

    This pack includes three air freshener cones, each made of 98% biodegradable gel.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my car because my dog is in it so often. They smell great. Perfect amount of scent for the size of my car. You definitely get the smell but it’s not overwhelming." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $2.69

    27. A wooden cage to keep your lil' one happy without disturbing your home's aesthetic. It's got all the playtime bells 'n' whistles for them and includes two conveniently placed cage openings for you.

    The cage on a table

    This cage is made with all-natural, sustainable, and liquid-resistant wood. It includes an exercise wheel, water bottle, food dish, hideout, three platforms, and two ladders. 

    Promising review: "We own two of these cages for each of our Roborovski hamsters. Prepare to assemble — at least 1.5 hours per cage and several pieces. The unfinished wood smell, the aesthetically pleasing and sophisticated appearance, and the roominess for our pets, make assembly worth it."Target Reviewer

    Price: $124.99 (originally $151.99)

    28. An Arm & Hammer deodorizer spray that will keep the cat box smelling fresh. You'll be able to replace the litter less and your home will smell fabulous.

    The spray bottle

    To use, spray directly on litter after scooping to destroy odors instantly.

    Promising review: "I know this is for litter boxes but I spray this stuff everywhere! Super odor neutralizer, we love it. Works great for litter box odors and doesn’t bother the cats with the scent."Target Reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    29. An enclosed cat box to ensure that litter pellets and *other* bathroom things don't end up on your floor. It also helps to control odors with a removable filter and its hooded design.

    The box

    This box comes with a removable door and one replaceable filter.

    Promising review: "This is honestly a great, sturdy box. It’s big, which is good, but it’s functional enough to fit in my apartment bathroom. My cat loves it and the mess is minimal." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    30. A set of mouse toys infused with catnip to keep even the most rambunctious of cats entertained without the mess of the loose stuff. You can thank me later.

    A cat playing with the toys

    This product comes with three mouse toys.

    Promising review: "I don’t know what it is about these things, but my cat can keep himself entertained for hours with them. He plays with them so much that he destroys them at a rate of about 1.5 per month. We definitely get more use out of these than any of the more expensive toys we’ve bought." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $1.99

    31. An antimicrobial ear rinse to help prevent painful and ugly infections. You'll be spending *a lot* less time going back and forth from the vet and more time enjoying being a pet parent.

    The bottle of rinse

    Promising review: "This fights both bacteria and yeast…good feature for price. We use monthly (with flea control topical) on Shelties & Great Pyrenees floppy-ear breeds. Use flat cotton pads. Keep brown, yucky, scratchy ears at bay. Less $$$ at vet." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $6.99

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