1. A paste for cleaning wrinkles and tear stains, to minimize itching and irritation in breeds like bulldogs, pugs, and Frenchies.
Promising review: “This cream is a miracle worker. My 2-year-old English bulldog had yeast in his wrinkles. I cleaned every day with hydrogen peroxide but it didn’t clear it up. It just kept it from getting worse. Then I used a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar, but nothing. I also used products from the Natural Dog Company, but my bully hated the smell. One night I came across this product. Within 24 hours of using Squishface I noticed a huge difference. Within 48 hours it was almost gone. By 72 hours it had cleared up. I clean his face before bed and apply the cream. I only use once a day and that was enough for us. I can’t say my bully loves it, because seriously what bully likes having their wrinkles cleaned? He tolerates it and I love that it worked for us. It has no smell, it’s natural, and it WORKS!” —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon $20.74.
2. A handheld pet massager, because they deserve a little pampering after a long day of lounging around the house patiently awaiting your return.
Promising review: “My dog absolutely loved this. I’ve never seen her sit still for so long and she was thoroughly disappointed when I stopped.” —Amazon Customer
Get the small massage roller from Amazon for $14.98.
3. Sunscreen to protect your pooch while they’re frolicking in the sun.
The product is FDA-compliant and designed for dogs (and horses!) with short, thin, and/or light hair and white or pink skin, and those subjected to excessive sun exposure.
Promising review: “As you can see in the pictures, my little Joey loves the sun. He has light skin, and has yet to get a sunburn/tan in this Texas sun since using this stuff. The spray makes it easy to apply to his belly even while he’s squirming around in my arms! I honestly don’t know why he has an issue with it; it’s a very quiet spray. Maybe he just doesn’t like smelling good! (This stuff smells much better than human sunscreen if you ask me!) I use the leftovers on my hands from rubbing his belly to cover his ears. I only put it on his belly and ears, since that’s where he’s bald. It doesn’t leave your hands sticky just as long as you use soap while washing it off of your hands. Also, my dog licks his belly/wee-wee a lot, but he doesn’t lick this sunscreen off, it may even deter him from licking himself, which is great! Overall great product!” —Danielle
Get it from Amazon for $15.95.
4. A gorgeous scratcher and lounge that doubles as a chic piece of furniture.
Promising review: “Amazing. I bought mine over a year ago now for my cat and my cats LOVE them. I have two cats, one we got as a kitten in July of 2014 and she has been just fine in keeping her claws because of this product — she knows to scratch on it and has never scratched our nice furniture! I hung them up like shelves and the cats love to climb on high to hang out on them, sleep, stretch & survey the house. My friends don’t even realize they’re cat shelves until the cats jump on them! Fast-forward over a year later and they’re still in pretty good shape. Worth the money! I picked up some L brackets at home depot to hang them and they worked like a charm.” —Jayni
Available in white, gray, and brown. Get it from Amazon for $49.95.
5. The Furbo, a two-way camera that dispenses treats, so you can communicate with your pet all day long, no matter where you are — aka live the dream.
Promising review: “As the owner of a new puppy I couldn’t imagine how anxious I would be able leaving the puppy for the day. I made the leap into what I thought was crazy-pet-parent territory and bought a camera. Best. Purchase. Ever. It works like a dream. I was worried that it might not pick up because our Wi-Fi isn’t the strongest or the fastest, no problem. The app (mine is on an iPhone) is very easy to use. The quality of the image, both regular and night vision, is excellent. We use her kibble as treats and it fires several at a time, which doesn’t bother me. We angled it so it shoots into her kennel. It is such a huge relief to see her whine for just a few minutes and then settle in to sleep for hours. I even talked to the dog walker through the camera when he arrived.” —Teresa
Get it from Amazon for $188.
6. A Paw Plunger paw cleaner to prevent brown paw prints from decorating your clean floors after a walk.
Promising review: “Best money I’ve ever spent on a dog with feet. We have a goldendoodle with curly hair and large paws, and a brand-new yard on the coast that is 95% sand. In the past three months I’ve been wiping his paws ineffectively and spending most of my housekeeping time sweeping/vacuuming all the sand that he brings in. Our new veterinarian, upon hearing me whine about the situation, recommended I buy this product because she uses it with her own dogs. From the first time I used it I was sold! It looks like one of those oversized water jugs you can get at a convenience store, with a fitted insert for paws and legs. I stuck my hand (and my kids’) inside to try it out and the bristles inside are very soft, and will not hurt sensitive paw pads. I wish I’d found this years ago; it would have saved my sanity and my floors many times over. I’ve already recommended it to my friends and family with dogs who understand the struggle.” —Heather
Get it from Amazon for $12.96+ (available in three sizes and three colors).
7. A pint of doggie-safe ice cream, so you and your pupperino can enjoy a decadent treat together — no more sad puppy eyes staring down your dessert!
Promising review: “I was giving my dog other brands of doggie ice cream as a treat before I came across Puppy Scoops. I wasn’t aware that the ice cream I had been giving him contained soy. Puppy Scoops doesn’t. My dog is on a grain-free diet and has a beautiful coat, no itching, no problems. The ice cream mix is easy to make. After freezing it’s really hard and difficult to scoop out but by leaving the cup out for a few minutes solves that problem. Doggy-approved; I’ll be buying Puppy Scoops from now on.” —SouthernAmazoner
Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ .
8. A dog CPR and first-aid class that’s technically for you — but could help save your furry BFF, or someone else’s, down the line.
Promising review: “Very much enjoyed this course, and as a pet professional the information was immediately applicable to my everyday life. The content is extremely thorough and presented well, with a nice mix of modalities, and I appreciate that Melanie operates in reality and acknowledges that not everyone can be perfect all the time. I absolutely feel like I am a better pet parent and caretaker as a result of this course and that it was well worth the time to complete it!” —Kait Scott
Get it from Udemy for $9.99 (on sale from $74.99).
9. An organic grass kit so you can grow the purrfect all-natural treat, which may help with hairballs and digestion (bunnies love it too!).
Promising review: “My cat LOVES this stuff. He was trying to eat any plant I brought in my apartment (including the fake ones) so I’m thrilled we found this! Very easy to use, the grass grew to this height within days. I want to order 10 more! Pretty to look at as well, and the mug is adorable.” —Mary D
Get it from Amazon for $16.97.
10. The Farmer’s Dog, a meal service that delivers fresh and pre-portioned homemade dog food (made with human-grade USDA ingredients) straight to your doorstep.
Choose from beef, turkey, or pork meals that can be shipped every 2 to 12 weeks.
Promising review: “We started feeding Sophie The Farmer’s Dog and noticed an immediate improvement in her GI issues. First time in seven years.” —Rachel
Get it from The Farmer’s Dog starting at $3/day; prices vary based on dog’s size and lifestyle.
11. Bullymake, a doggie subscription box specifically with power chewers in mind — because stuffed dog toys are cute, but not so cute when your pup destroys them in two minutes flat.
Each box comes with three to four treats, along with the featured toys (and sometimes an additional toy). You can also choose a toys-only box as well as have treats customized to accommodate allergies.
Get it from Bullymake starting at $31/month.
Read about other dog subscription boxes here.
12. A cat feeder that’ll encourage your kitty to eat more slowly while also engaging their natural hunting instincts.
Promising review: “I am taking care of two cats for a deployed military family. One of the cats prefers to be outside and hunt. I would prefer he not hunt, and since I started using these mice he is choosing to spend much more time inside!” —Mary W
Read a full review of the product here.
Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40.
13. Subtly meat-scented toys (seriously, you’ll barely be able to smell it yourself) that’ll get your doggo extra jazzed about playtime.
Promising review: “Tough chewer. I found this ball at the dog park — someone had left it behind. and my dog loves it so much, I bought the bigger-sized ball. He hasn’t been able to get the squeaker out and can’t puncture the ball. This is an amazing ball!!!” —MuprhyDurphy
Get them at Petco for $9.99+ (available in several options and sizes).
14. A special pupper seat belt to keep your pooch safe on every car ride, because they should always buckle up too!
Promising review: “On 2/8/17 my service dog and I were in a terrible accident. We spun on black ice into a concrete median, into a semi, and back into the concrete again. I was wearing my seat belt and walked away with just minor scrapes and bruises. Thanks to this device my service dog was not thrown from the vehicle and walked away with only a bruised paw. I almost lost my best friend and lifeline but thanks to this purchase and a safety harness I’m happy to say we’re both here today!” —TeagenQueen613
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five colors).
15. A toy that makes soothing sounds to quell your pup’s anxiety and loneliness in the cutest freakin’ way, omg.
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.” —ashmeg84
Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six styles).
16. A kitty exercise wheel, because hamsters shouldn’t be the only ones who can have some wheel-spinning fun.
Promising review: “Our 9-month-old Bengal started using the wheel regularly after less than a week of training with treats. He is already becoming more relaxed and less demanding of our time! Thanks to the video the cat wheel was easy to assemble and the training videos were very much appreciated.” —Larry B
Get it from One Fast Cat for $199 (available in four colors).
17. Brushless toothpaste to keep your floofer’s dental health in tip-top shape and bad breath at bay.
The toothpaste is safe for dogs and cats.
Promising review: “This stuff is a miracle. One of our two dogs has especially bad halitosis. We paid over $200 getting his teeth cleaned about two months ago and was stinky again. I resorted to brushing and got nowhere but wrestling a 9 lb. dog. This is a brushless toothpaste as advertised. When it arrived the other day, used it on both dogs. Honest to god, both dogs have fresh, puppy breath and tolerate it wonderfully. Apparently dogs get very dry mouths and this eliminates that AND the bad breath.” —Petunia
Get it from Amazon for $13.99
18. A printable puppy party package, because your dog deserves ALL the swag for their birthday pawty and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
The package includes a 4-foot-long “Let’s Pawty” banner, buffet tent cards, cupcake toppers, cupcake wraps, water bottle wraps, treat-bag toppers, a 20-piece coordinating photo-booth prop set, a “stuffed animal adoption” sign, adoption certificates, and puppy party hats (great for pups and kids alike!).
19. A raised cat-food bowl so your kitty can eat more comfortably.
Promising review: “I purchased this for one of my dear furbabies that is getting on in years and has a little trouble bending down to eat. This dish is perfect for him. It is microwave- and dishwasher-safe, which is another plus for me. This dish makes it so much easier for him to eat — anything that will make things easier for him is a big thumbs-up from me.” —AlleyCat
Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes).
20. A cute, comfy, and Instagram-ready front-facing bag to tote your pup around on adventures.
Promising review: “This item is perfect for my 20 lb. corgi mix! He has short legs and a club foot, so he can’t walk very far. My boyfriend and I love to hike, and would love to take him with us. This pack was perfect for our two-day hiking trip. Our pup was super secure, and he was smiling the whole time he was in there. It was also easy on our back. Highly recommended.” —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $64.95+ (available in sizes XS–L and in five colors).
21. Pet steps so your senior or tiny-legged pup can climb up to the couch, bed, or window sill with ease.
Promising review: “Perfect to protect those little legs from getting damaged from jumping down, day after day, year after year. And like Chihuahuas, you can’t have just one. I had to get two more. So I have stairs in every room to protect their little legs.” —s.lucas, Lucas Chihuahuas
Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in six sizes and 11 colors)
22. A adorable flower-shaped water fountain that’ll encourage your fluffer to stay hydrated.
Promising review: “I can’t believe how much water this fountain holds — it looks nice and compact, but after filling it up it lasts a very long time. It’s really well made and extremely quiet. I was afraid that the cats wouldn’t like a fountain because of the noise most of them make; even right next to it I can’t hear anything. They were immediately curious and started drinking from it. The filter is perfect too, nice and big and lets the water flow really nice and clean. Overall I’m very happy with this cute little fountain.” —Dion Burgoyne
Get it from Amazon for $22.99.
23. Probiotics for your pup or cat, because gut health is important for them too (but it’s a good idea to check with your vet before giving your pet any new supplements)!
Promising review: “I received this as a gift. My Lab has a nervous digestive tract and would have very loose bowel movements while walking on a leash. This product helped her. She now has enough control to get off of the sidewalk into the grass and her movements are still soft but much better than they were (and easier to clean up)!” —just me
24. A DVD to keep your kitties occupied and add some enrichment to their day with images of their fellow felines as well as ducks, butterflies, squirrels, rabbits, and more.
Promising review: This product is wonderful. My cat, who is 5 years old, loves it. When I turn it on, he will stop what he is doing to look at the video. He will find a comfy spot and become a couch potato. I was thrilled with the quality of the video….very crisp and the attention to detail is amazing. I especially love the different animals they chose for the video — it is a very good assortment of birds, etc. My kitty is a rescue so I was not sure if he would like it, but so far it has helped him relax and enjoy the ‘great outdoors’ from the comfort of home.” —E G
Get it from Amazon for $13.90.
25. A feeding mat you can hide your doggo’s food in that’ll mentally and physically stimulate them by encouraging them to dig and use their foraging skills.
Promising review: “My picky puppy often will refuse to eat his high-quality foods, despite the tough-love approach. This is the only way he shows any interest in kibble, which we use to supplement. I mix kibble and hide a few treats to spark his interest, and he happily snacks away. It fosters his need to dig and paw. I chose this version over the fleece ones on Etsy due to the neutral color, sturdier fabric, and upcycled materials.” —Ss
Get it from Amazon for $39.95.
26. Scratch-protectant tape to save your furniture, window sills, glass, and more from the wrath of your claw-happy furball.
Promising review: “This is amazing. We previously had used a thinner pet tape on furniture. It fell off and didn’t work. This is thick. Once applied it does not show except under very close inspection. It is on the back vertical edges of our new sofa and chairs (the cats’ former preferred scratching spots instead of their scratching posts). The cats have not touched the furniture at all since applying this tape. They are back to using the scratching posts. It’s well worth the money.” —Bonnie Kelly
Get it from Amazon for $18.95.
27. A puzzle that’ll keep your dog occupied as they move the pieces around and open up compartments to access hidden treats.
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, Basenji mix, and German shepherd mix. They range in size from about 25 lbs. to 75 lbs. and have all enjoyed this toy!” —Liz Cooper
Get it from Amazon for $12.88+ (available in six designs).
28. An at-home checkup kit for your kitty or pupper to help you stay ahead of any potential issues that might require medical attention.
Promising review: “I did this test (very easy to do) and got a high protein result. I took my cat to the vet. The vet said these kits aren’t accurate and tried to make me feel like I was cheap for doing a home test (even though it’s what brought me to the vet’s office!). Ordered hundreds of dollars in tests only to discover: This kit was accurate. The vet says we now need to run more tests. My advice: Use this kit and then work with a great veterinarian who appreciates your involvement in your cat’s health.” —romatomato
29. And a doggie pool, so your pup can host their own pool party this while you go do your thing.
Promising review: “Great pet party pool! Good size, durable, and ready to use. Easy to set up (no inflating and easy to drain). Dogs love it!” —Russ Wheeler
Get it from Amazon for $64.99.