If you’ve found your way to this page, then it’s not news to you that dogs are literally the best things on the face of the planet. We don’t deserve them. They are our best friends, our adventure buddies, our cuddle suppliers. They greet us at the door with the kind of enthusiasm that makes you swear you went on a month-long vacation rather than a quick trip to the grocery store. And they love us unconditionally. So its only natural that we want to spoil them and give them only the best. Luckily, Amazon has your back for all your dog-related needs, from treats and toys to harnesses and grooming tools. I’ve scoured the Amazon Marketplace and have come up with the ultimate list of the best dog products the online retailer has to offer.
Here are the 14 best dog products from Amazon:
1. Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl
With over 9,000 5-star reviews and over 1 million units sold, the Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl is a must-have product for any dog owner. The bowl is designed with grooves arranged into fun patterns that slow down your dog’s eating and make mealtime more interesting. The Fun Feeder is veterinarian-recommended for aiding your dog’s digestion and cutting down on uncomfortable bloat. This product is available in three different sizes to deliver proper food portions to your pet and is BPA, PVC, and Phthalate-free!
2. Dog Casino Advanced Puzzle Toy
Just like you, your dog gets bored. And with current social distancing measures making going to the park with your dog more difficult, many of us may be finding ourselves in need of ways to keep our pups entertained indoors (and out of your hair while you’re in meetings). Try a challenging and mentally stimulating puzzle toy like the Nina Ottosson Dog Casino Advanced Puzzle Toy. Founded in Sweden, Nina Ottosson’s line of interactive puzzle games and toys helps to activate the minds of your dogs, keeping them happy and occupied while also helping to cut down on bad behavior. Most of the puzzles involve doing some sort of sliding, pulling, or lifting in order to reveal treats and come in different levels of difficulty.
3. BOSHEL Nail Clippers with Safety Guard
These clippers are a #1 best seller on Amazon for a reason. The BOSHEL Nail Clippers is one of the best dog products out there thanks to its user-friendly design and safety features. I personally use these clippers on my Australian Shepherd, and with over 5,000 5-star reviews you can be sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Nail clipping can be a stressful experience for both you and your dog, but it doesn’t have to be. The BOSHEL nail clippers come equipped with a safety guard to prevent overcutting, as well as a conveniently tucked away nail file for any rough edges or minor touchups. The razor-sharp stainless steel blades also cut perfectly, with no heavy force required and no messy, jagged cuts. If a good pair of nail clippers is something you lack, stop what you’re doing and head over to Amazon now. You can thank me later.
4. Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags
Let’s face it. Dogs go #2. A lot. Assuming your pet does his business twice a day, that’s about 728 piles of poo per year (and 7,280 piles over the course of a decade). If you live in an apartment or other home without a yard and are regularly walking your pets in parks and neighborhoods, that’s also a lot of plastic bags being thrown into the trash. Realizing this fact, my boyfriend and I switched over to more environmentally friendly bags several years ago and have never looked back.
If you’re still using traditional plastic bags to clean up after your pet, consider making the switch to a more eco-friendly option such as these Earth Rated Poop Bags. They are sturdy and leak-proof and feature a roll core and packaging made of recycled materials. You also have two different material options: their extra thick bags with an EPI chemical additive that aids in the plastic degradation process and a BPI-certified compostable version.
Read Earth Rated’s FAQ page for more information.
5. Pet Neat De-shedding Brush
Probably the most talked-about challenge of owning a dog or cat is dealing with all the hair. Not only does shedding occur on the floor and on the furniture, but the hair often ends up all over your clothes, in your hair, down your sink and shower drains. It is literally everywhere. Luckily, Amazon has some really great tools for helping keep the hair at bay, like this de-shedding tool from Pet Neat. Regular brushing helps to greatly cut down on the amount of hair that ends up around the house, and this tool claims to remove up to 95% of dead hair and tangles in just 10 minutes. Get ready for silky smooth fur during your next cuddle sesh!
6. Zesty Paws Allergy Immune Supplement
Allergies and sniffles can plague our beloved pets the same way they do humans. Protect their immune system and provide them with some relief with the Zesty Paws Aller-Immune Bites. The supplement contains Omega 3s derives from Wild Alaskan Salmon fish oil, a prebiotic and probiotic complex, and a branded ingredient called EpiCor derived from fermented yeast and formulated to produce vitamins, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. The supplement is available in lamb, peanut butter, and salmon flavors.
* Be sure to consult your veterinarian if you notice any allergy-like symptoms in your dog and before starting them on a new supplement regimen.
7. Chuckit! Dog Ball Thrower
You knew this would be on the list of best dog products. Most of you probably already have one. If not, today’s the day! The Chuckit! Ball Launcher has been on the scene of your local park since 2008, and they still make the best tool for playing fetch out there. I don’t know about you guys, but my own throwing arm is rather disappointing. With the Chuckit!, not only do you get the proper leverage for throwing the ball further (thus giving your dog more exercise), but you also don’t have to touch the ball with your hands. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to throw the ball around for my dog. However, the dirt and slobber are not cute.
8. Wahl Oatmeal Shampoo
This Oatmeal Shampoo Concentrate from Wahl smells divine. While I try not to wash my dog more often than I need to since overbathing can strip natural oils from the skin and fur, sometimes your pooch decides to take a tip in a nice muddy puddle or take an unfortunate roll in a cowpie (my dog is guilty of both). So when bathtime becomes necessary, reach for the good old oatmeal shampoo! It’s nice and gentle, alcohol and paraben-free, and features a coconut lime verbena-scented oatmeal complex that helps moisturize dry skin, provide itch relief, and wash away dirt. This shampoo is definitely one of my favorites and will leave your dog’s fur feeling smooth and soft.
9. Climbing Rope Dog Leash
A good leash is an essential dog product for everyone. When it comes to leashes, I am a huge fan of rock climbing-style nylon ropes. Not only are they incredibly sturdy, but they also look great. You can find them in a huge variety of colors, and they are more comfortable in your hand than a flat leash. We’ve had our leash for about five years now, and apart from it starting to look a little bit dirty, it’s still in great condition. The Mile High Life Leather-Reinforced Rope Leash, in particular, will win you extra style points! The leash is currently available in 14 colors and three different lengths (4-foot, 5-foot, and 6-foot). Want a leash with a more comfortable grip? Then check out the BAAPET rope leash with a padded handle, another top-rated buy on Amazon.
10. PetSafe Deluxe Easy Walk Harness
There are many things you can do to make your walks more enjoyable for both of you and your dog, and one of those things is definitely picking up a good walking harness. The PetSafe Deluxe Easy Walk Harness features a front-chest leash attachment point to discourage pulling and prevent any undue strain on your dog’s neck that comes from attaching the leash directly to the collar. And unlike the classic Easy Walk Harness, the Deluxe version is padded with neoprene for additional comfort and reflective strips for added safety. While the harness has four adjustment points, it is important to measure your dog prior to purchase in order to ensure your harness will fit correctly.
11. RUFFWEAR Web Master Harness
At $60, the Web Master Harness by RUFFWEAR is the most expensive dog products on this list. However, if you’re going to be doing any outdoor activities with your dog such as hiking, trail running, or camping, RUFFWEAR is the best. For sports and outdoor activities, you want a harness that’s a little more performance-driven features than your typical day-to-day walking harness. The Web Master is incredibly tough, durable, and secure in terms of materials and hardware. The harness also features multiple attachment points, foam padding, reflective trim, and even a handle. My dog uses this harness when we go hiking, and the handle has come in handy on numerous occasions for helping lift and maneuver our dog over obstacles. This harness is definitely a worthwhile investment for your favorite adventure buddy.
12. Medium Elevated Pet Feeder
This item is on my Amazon wishlist as we speak. If interior design is your jam, then the Pawfect Pets Elevated Dog and Cat Feeder is an incredibly attractive option for making your dog’s (or cat’s) food bowls seem a little more stylish. In addition to maintaining your home’s aesthetics, this feeder also makes mealtime easier by aiding and preventing neck and back issues. Is your dog guilty of spilling and tipping his bowls? This feeder can help with that also! Silicone rings hold the bowls in place while also preventing any water from seeping through to the floor below. The wooden feeder frame comes with four stainless steel bowls.
13. Durable Wishbone Dog Chew Toy
A good chew toy can be very hard to come by, especially if your dog is an aggressive chewer. But the Benebone Durable Wishbone Dog Chew seems up to the task. Coming in four different sizes and three flavors (bacon, chicken, and peanut butter), these toys are made and sourced entirely in the USA. And with over 6,000 5-star reviews, this product is one that cannot be overlooked (it may or may not be in my Amazon cart right now). Everything about this dog chew is thoughtfully designed, from the patented ergonomic wishbone shape to the food-grade flavor ingredients. As an added bonus, Benebone also donates products weekly to animal shelters and rescues all over the country.
14. Leather Dog Collar
While flat nylon collars are much more affordable and come in many fun and cute colors and patterns, you will probably be replacing it every 1-2 years (especially if you take your dog hiking or camping a lot). In my experience, I have found that leather dog collars are the way to go. I purchased mine on Etsy years ago, but I managed to find this top-rated Genuine Leather Dog Collar on Amazon. When I first purchased a leather collar I had reservations about the stiffness, fearing that it might cause chafing or sores. As it turned out, this wasn’t an issue for my dog, and the leather has since softened up beautifully. It has also proven to be incredibly durable, withstanding all sorts of outdoor abuse and daily wear and tear. If you’re looking to only buy one collar for the foreseeable future, leather is the way to go!
And there you have it! My Top 14 picks for your beloved pup that you can pick up from Amazon. Is there anything we missed that definitely, unquestionably belongs on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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