We take fur parenting very seriously. And just like with any other family member, we want our pets to be healthy and happy.
But owning a pet can be stressful (hi, hair everywhere and stains you didn’t ask for). Pets are the best snuggle partners, but they’re a ton of work. Which is why we rounded up problem-solving products to make pet parenthood a bit easier.
Stop fumbling with a Ziploc. This one can clip to a leash and has a Velcro closure. So you can open and close it with one hand. And when they do something good, you can quickly reward them. Positive reinforcement, coming right up. ($17.99, The Treat Teek on Etsy)
Your feline friend will immediately want to rub up against it. They’ll get daily massages. And you’ll get less interruptions as you WFH. When the brush gets filled with hair, simply remove it from the bracket and wash with soap and water. ($4.99, Amazon)
You’re not the only one who itches and sneezes because of allergies. These chews can help with coat licking and biting. They also feature a blend of probiotics and salmon oil (for smooth fur). Goodbye, ruff life. ($25.96, Amazon)
If you’ve ever struggled to give your pet a pill, listen up. This paste can totally disguise the smell, helping them to swallow medication without instantly spitting it up. It’ll fit pills of any size, and is safe for both cats and dogs. It also comes in other flavors. Problem = solved. ($11.99, Amazon)
It works like a dry shampoo. Just add a few pumps to your hands, and rub the solution in your cat’s fur. You can dry them with a towel, or let their fur air dry naturally. It works on all types of fur, from long-haired to short-haired cats. And its formula is free of alcohol, silicone, and parabens. ($17.99, Amazon)
We’re not all pro baseball players with amazing throwing abilities. But with this launcher, you’ll be able to throw double the distance. So your pet runs further, getting as much exercise as possible. And it’s designed for a hands-free pick-up, so you never have to touch a slobbery ball. Win-win. ($7.95, Amazon)
They insist on being let out once more before you go to bed. When it’s very, very dark out. Now with this collar light, you’ll be able to see them roaming around the backyard. No more midnight flashlight searches. ($15.26, Chewy)
Their leash can clip to the back of the harness. Meaning it won’t get tangled in their legs as they trot along. You’ll have more control of where they wander, too. Getting them to walk without stopping every three feet to sniff something? Well, that’s a different story. ($48, Wild One)
The electricity-free thermal insert reflects natural body heat (like space blankets), so the longer they lay on it, the warmer it gets. So they’ll stop snoozing on your laptop. And you can finally get some work done uninterrupted. ($9.99, Amazon)
Protect your puppy’s paws from cold temps, salt mixtures, rocky terrains, and more with these booties. Their padding will act as a protective barrier (and will prevent muddy paws from dirtying your floor). Just make sure to measure your pup’s paw first to ensure the right fit. ($27.99, Amazon)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
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