If there’s one thing I don’t mind spending money on, it’s my dog. Simply put? He’s the greatest. He doesn’t judge me when I come home smelling like Molson after the Leafs play, and he doesn’t care whether or not I put on pants — for an entire week. So whenever I’m in the mood to spoil him, I just head over to Amazon.
Not only does Amazon have a ton of pet products, but a lot of them are cheaper online than they are in stores — and they also have a way larger selection of items. From self-cleaning litter boxes to pet water fountains, there’s no shortage of presents you can give your pet. But if you’d like a suggestion? Start with this list. I’ve sourced some of the best of the best — including that litter box — as well as a ton of mine, and my pup’s favorites.
This Kitty Litter Box That Cleans Itself
You might love your cat, but you probably could go without scooping their poop every week. Enter: this self-cleaning kitty litter box. Simply roll it on its side, and the strainer on the inside will separate the dirty litter into a removable waste bin for easy disposal. Plus, it also gives your cat privacy — what’s not to like?
A Balm That Helps Soothe Cracked Paws And Noses
Dry, cracked paws can leave your pup limping in pain — so grab this hydrating balm. Not only does it help with cracked paws and noses, but the natural formula is so nourishing that it even provides light protection against hot pavement, rock salt, and ice. Plus, it also works great on pooches with scabby skin, or hyperkeratosis.
Do I Really Need To Say Anything About This Shark Pet Bed?
Just look at how cute this shark pet bed is, now imagine your own pup or kitty nestled inside of it. The bottom is waterproof — just in case your pet has an accident — and the shark’s mouth traps body heat so that it naturally warms up on its own. Choose from two sizes: medium or large.
A Water Fountain Made With A Built-In Charcoal Filter
My dog used to be “meh” about drinking water from his bowl — until we got him this water fountain. Now he’s drinking way more often, and the built-in charcoal filter even removes impurities like hair, dirt, and food particles. Truth be told? I don’t even drink filtered water. It’s okay though, since he deserves the best.
This Laser Toy That’ll Keep Your Cat Entertained For Hours
This isn’t any average kitty laser toy. With five adjustable circling ranges it’s easy to keep your cat entertained for hours — and it’s even rechargeable via USB so you don’t have to buy batteries. Plus, it even features an automatic shut-off, so your kitty can play with it while you aren’t home.
An Elevated Pet Bed With Great Air Ventilation
Every day my dog moves from his cozy fleece donut, to this elevated pet bed, then back and forth again. Why? Because the elevated feet allow for increased airflow to help him cool off after he gets too warm. And unlike some raised pet beds, this one is made with power-coated steel legs.
This Outdoor Travel Bed You Need For Your Next Hike
Lay this outdoor travel bed down to give your pup a comfortable place to relax after a long day of hiking. Each order comes with a travel bag you can easily cinch to your backpack — and the breathable material quickly dries if it happens to get wet. But the best part? Reviewers absolutely adored it, with one even raving that “it’s perfect for being outside, camping, or picnicking.”
A Doggie Door That Won’t Warp In Extreme Temperatures
Frigid winter temperatures can warp the plastic on most doggie doors, whereas this one is made with a tough vinyl flap that won’t become misshapen in extreme temperatures. And if you’ve got a larger dog? Not a problem — this door comes in sizes for dogs ranging from two to 120 pounds.
This Waterproof Jacket That’ll Keep Your Pup Dry On Rainy Days
Do all dogs need rain jackets? Not necessarily — but do you enjoy cleaning up a sopping-wet mess of fur and drips every time they come in from the rain? Probably not! In that case, you’ll be happy that this rain jacket comes in all shapes and sizes for nearly any breed, and there are even reflective strips on the side to help keep your pup visible at night.
A Paw Cleaner That Helps Your Floors Stay Clean
Add a little soap and water to this washer, then slip your dog’s paws inside to give them a thorough clean. The bristles inside are made from soft silicone that’s gentle against cracked paws — and it’s particularly great for rainy days where you just know your dog is about to track mud all over the house.
The Dog Toy That Wobbles And Giggles
My dog’s attention span lasts about two minutes with any toy — after that he’s trying to get me to play with him instead. The only exception is this toy. Zero batteries are required, and it only takes a light nudge for it to start giggling and making sounds to attract his attention. But if that isn’t enough? More than 21,000 reviewers awarded it with either four or five stars.
A Pet Bed That Warms Itself Up Without Any Electricity
With a reflective thermal sheet tucked between soft layers of polyester, this pet bed gradually warms itself up simply by having your pet lay on top of it. The quilted faux fur fabric on the outside is incredibly soft — and if you aren’t trying to add leopard print to your home decor? It’s also available in black, cream, espresso, and other shades.
This Ball That Lets Your Dog Breathe With A Full Mouth
Ever hear your dog gasping for air through a mouth full of ball? Not when you’re playing with these aerated ones. The gaps throughout allow air to flow so that your pup can breathe, yet it still bounces and rolls like a normal ball. Plus, it’ll also fit into those chuck-it launchers.
A Candle That Eliminates Pet Odours Instead Of Hiding Them
Citrus, vanilla, mango peach — this candle comes in so many different scents you’re basically guaranteed to find one you like. It’s also made with eco-friendly soy wax, and can burn for up to 60 hours. Plus, it even eliminates those funky pet odours instead of masking them, like certain sprays do.
This Water Bottle You Need For Your Next Hike
If you only buy one thing on this list, make it this pet water bottle. I always make sure to bring it with me whenever I bring my dog hiking, as it takes up way less space in my bag than a separate bowl for him to drink from. Just squeeze the sides to push water up into the bowl at the top — once you release, the bowl will seal itself so that the water don’t drain back into the bottle.
Keep Your Dog Safe In The Car With This Pet Seatbelt
You buckle yourself into the car, but what about your pets? This seat belt attaches to your pet’s collar or harness, then clicks into any seatbelt buckle to help keep them safe while you’re driving. It’s designed to work on either side of your back seat — and unlike some seatbelts, this one doesn’t have a weight limit.
These Supplements That Support Healthy Hips And Joints
Made without any fillers or grain, these supplements are loaded with vitamin E and glucosamine that help support healthy hips and joints. The turmeric in each serving also works as a natural anti-inflammatory against arthritis — and there’s even collagen to help support the cartilage between your pup’s bones.
A Shammy That Gets Your Dripping Dog Dry
Didn’t feel like buying that dog rain jacket? Then you’re gonna want this shammy the next time your pup comes in soaked from the rain. It’s made from soft microfiber that can absorb up to 20 times more water than regular cotton towels, while the hand pockets on the side help you manoeuvre it all over your dog.
But don’t take my word for it — one reviewer even wrote that “my dog has very long hair and can get absolutely soaked. This towel is 10x better than the standard bathroom towel, and dries my dog extremely fast, soaking up all of the water. It also dries fast for the next time you use it.”
A Shower Attachment That Massages Your Pet While You Scrub Them Clean
My dog does not like baths, to the point that he’ll only stay put if I’m using this scrubber on him. It attaches to my shower without any tools required — though each order also comes with an adapter so that you can use it outside. The soft silicone bristles massage your pet as they scrub away dirt, while the hand strap helps you keep control when wet.
These Gloves That Gently Remove All That Excess Fur
With more than 200 silicone grooming tips on both of these gloves, they easily pull away all that excess fur from your pet — before it turns into a tumbleweed blowing across your floor. They’re designed to work on all lengths of fur (even on huskies), and the adjustable wrist strap means that one size fits all.
If You’ve Never Given Your Kitty Catnip, Now’s The Perfect Chance
Giving your kitty some of this catnip will have them rolling around happily for about 20 minutes — and the effect it has is completely harmless, as well as natural. One reviewer even found that it helped with their kitty’s depression. “Our cat has depression, so we tried a number of things. The liquid spray bottle did nothing, so we bought this one. Now she’s actually active and interested in the world around her, like she used to.”
This Backpack That Lets Your Dog Carry Stuff While You’re Hiking
With two saddle bags that are large enough for supplies, treats, and more, this pet backpack is a must-have for the next hike you tackle with your dog. The reflective strips on the side help you keep track of your pet at night, and the straps are also adjustable — just in case fido prefers a little extra breathing room.
A Safety Vest With Rechargeable LED Lights
There’s nothing wrong with having a curious dog who’s always exploring, but it’d be great if you could at least see where they are in the dark — so grab this safety vest. The LED lights help keep your dog visible to everybody, but especially drivers. Plus, they’re easily rechargeable via USB.
An Anchor That’ll Never Rust, Bend, Or Get Yanked Outta The Ground
Granted, there are some occasions where you don’t want your dog wandering off — even if they’re wearing a reflective jacket. For those days, use this anchor to keep them in your yard. Not only is it rustproof, but the unique teeth at the base keep it from being ripped out of the ground. And since the top swivels, there’s very, very little chance that your dog will get themselves tangled up.
These Collapsible Bowls That Are Perfect For Camping
You don’t need to pack bulky pet bowls the next time you go camping — just use these collapsible ones. Each one is able to hold more than two litres of water, and the walls are leakproof so that nothing goes to waste. Plus, they even come with an aluminium carabiner clip so that you can hook them to your bag.
The Cat Bed That You Can Configure In Four Different Ways
This isn’t any ordinary cat bed. Not only will trap your cat’s body heat to warm itself up, but you can also configure it in four different ways depending on how your kitty likes to relax: as a cup, flat, cave (shown above), or as a small beanbag-esque pod. And since the inside is lined with soft faux fur, you’ll probably find your cat nestled inside more often than not.
A Kitty Tunnel That’ll Keep Them Entertained For Hours
Cat won’t stop bothering you while you’re trying to work? Just throw this tunnel down on the ground. There’s a small fuzzy ball in the opening they can bat around, or they can even just hide inside. Personally, I think it looks pretty cozy — but sadly, it’s large enough for a 22-pound cat, not a 120-pound human.
These Doggie Sun Goggles That Keep Their Eyes Protected
These goggles don’t just protect your dog from the sun — if you put them on while hiking, they’ll also shield their eyes from being poked by shrubs and sticks. The lenses are rated UV400, while the adjustable strap makes it easy to secure around your pup’s head — even if they’re stubborn about wearing stuff.
A Spot For Your Cat To Relax That’s Out Of The Way
Giant cat towers take up a ton of space, whereas this little window perch is perfect for cramped homes. The tough suction cups can hold up to 40 pounds, while the mesh cover is breathable so that your kitty won’t overheat if they’re lying in the sun. Pick from two colours: black or brown.
The Kit That Comes With Everything You Need To Get Rid Of Ticks
It doesn’t matter whether you’re human or a pet, ticks are not fun. That’s why this kit comes with all the tools you need to get rid of them — everything from a magnifying glass to tick twister bars. It also comes with first aid supplies in the event of an emergency, and the compact size means you can easily bring it with you while camping.
Save Your Car Interior From Scratches With This Backseat Protector
My boyfriend is a real stickler when it comes to keeping his car in good shape, which is why we bought this backseat protector. Not only does it give our dog a fun place to romp in the back, but it also saves the upholstery from scratches and drool. Plus, it even has storage pockets where you can stash extra pet supplies!
A Cat Toy That Reviewers Can’t Get Enough Of
If you’re looking for a toy that you can almost guarantee your kitty will love, reviewers are obsessed with this one. “My one year old cats (two siblings, a boy and a girl) both adore this toy to the point where they’ve played with it every day at least 10-15 times/day since they received it as a Christmas present,” wrote one reviewer. But that isn’t even the best part — many raved about how it’s not loud, and doesn’t require any batteries.
These Pig Ear Treats Made Right Here In Canada
These dog treats only have one, single ingredient: pig ears. They’re made right here in Canada, and each one is fully digestible so that your pup won’t end up with an upset stomach. Plus, the nutrients found in them can even help support dental, heart, and joint health.
These Beef Bully Sticks Made In Alberta
Trying to buy more local products? These beef bully sticks are made in Alberta, and they won’t chip into pieces that can choke your dog like rawhide can. They’re made without any preservatives or additives — the only ingredient is human-grade Alberta beef.
You’ll Wonder How You Ever Went On Walks Without This Hands-Free Leash
While the segway doesn’t come included, this hands-free leash is a must-have if you own a dog. Not only does it free up your hands to pet your dog (what else could you possibly want to do?), but the bungee also means you can run side by side without any significant tugging. Plus, it’s reflective — just for the sake of safety.
These Stairs That Can Help With Spinal Health
Some dog breeds are prone to spinal issues, and jumping onto furniture only exacerbates the problem — so grab these stairs. We use them so that our pup can come visit us on the bed if he likes, and they fold down so that it’s easy to stash them away. Plus, the non-skid feet helps keep them in place while your dog or cat walks up.
A Tent That Lets Your Cats Enjoy The Outdoors
Ever wish your cats could join you outside? They can with this little pop-up tent. It takes seconds to set up since the frame pops up on its own — and the mesh walls let the cool breeze roll through so that your kitty can really enjoy the great outdoors.