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September 13, 2022

Best pet gifts 2022

These awesome gifts are perfect for your beloved pet or your favorite pet owner

Animals are part of the family, so it’s practical and fun to buy presents for them too. The holidays are the perfect time to shop for the pets in your life, but other occasions are great for treating friends with fur, feathers, or fins. What’s more, some gifts are perfect for pet owners who take great care of their pets and love to spoil them. 

 

To help you shop for the fur babies on your list, here’s an extensive list of pet gifts for different types of pets and pet lovers. 

Best pet tech gifts

For the doting pet parent

 

 

Furbo Dog Camera

 

Users can see and hear their dogs in real-time from anywhere using a smartphone app, so it's the ideal present for a dog parent who's anxious about leaving their canine companion home alone. Since it dispenses treats, it could also make a great gift from you to your dog. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For the anxious dog

 

iCalmDog 5.0b Bluetooth Speaker

 

Soothing music helps relieve canine anxiety, especially when their people are away from home. This speaker emits music that’s engineered for dogs to calm stress from storms, fireworks, separation anxiety, and more. It keeps the music playing with up to 24 hours of battery life per charge. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For the perfect pet pic

 

 

Pooch Selfie The Original Dog Selfie Stick Smartphone Attachment

 

Humans who are far more interested in taking selfies with their dogs than their dogs are in appearing in these selfies will enjoy receiving this dog selfie stick attachment as a gift. The ball catches dogs' attention, resulting in better selfies. Sold by Chewy

 

 

For the fussy drinker

 

PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain

 

If your dog or cat hates drinking water from the bowl, they might prefer drinking from this pet fountain. Cats are especially fussy about water and are often more likely to drink from a moving source than a bowl. This fountain also filters the water, so it doesn't get full of drool or pieces of food. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For the dog who tends to roam

 

 

Tractive Waterproof GPS Dog Tracker

 

Keeping track of your pooch is easy with a tracker that has built-in GPS. The waterproof design of this tracker means that it will monitor your pet even in wet conditions. Since it’s adjustable, it provides a good fit for most collarsSold by Amazon and Chewy 

 


Other top pet gifts in this space

  • The Jiobit GPS tracker is the size of a pet tag, which makes it perfect for monitoring the whereabouts of small dogs and cats. 
  • Your pet won’t have to wait for mealtime when you let the WOPET smart pet feeder do the work for you.
  • The Blink Mini camera may be small, but it makes it possible for you to check in on your four-legged friend using your smartphone when you can’t be by their side. 
  • Some dogs need a little extra training, and PetSafe’s Lite Remote Trainer proves the help you need. 
  • A Feliway diffuser emits soothing pheromones by simply plugging it into an electric outlet. 
  • For the cat who has everything, an automatic litter box like the Whisker robotic model with built-in WiFi is the ultimate gift. 
  • An automatic pet door is perfect for dogs and cats that freely go outdoors. High Tech Pet Products is a leading brand in the industry. 

Best gifts for pet comfort

For the feline who likes to stay warm

 

 

K&H Gray and Black Self-Warming Pet Pad

 

This self-warming bed is ideal for your feline friends. It contains a reflective layer that bounces the user's own body heat back at them for additional warmth. This is the perfect present for cats who love to stay cozy. Sold by Chewy

 

 

To keep your companion warm and toasty in the winter

 

KOOLTAIL Basic Dog Hoodie

 

Dogs will feel cozy and look adorable in one of these hoodies. They're available in six colors and a range of sizes from extra-small to extra-extra-large to fit most dogs. It’s the ideal option for a canine companion who feels the cold. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For pets that love to snuggle

 

Furhaven Self-Warming Pet Blanket

 

Dogs and cats who love snuggling will adore this cozy pet blanket with a reflective internal layer that reflects pets' body heat back at them for even more warmth. It's a lovely gift for your pets or for a pet owner who wants to keep their soft furnishings free of pet hair. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For the outdoorsy cat

 

K&H Outdoor Heated Cat House

 

It's natural to worry about cats who spend a significant chunk of their day outdoors. This outdoor heated cat house will reassure owners that their cats can stay warm. It has two exits so cats can't get trapped by predators or other neighborhood cats. Sold by Chewy and Amazon 

 

 

For a soft, cozy naptime

 

Chanasya Shaggy Longfur Faux Fur Throw Blanket

 

A super plush blanket that makes a great gift for dogs and cats who love to get cozy. You can set it on the floor or on your couch for your pets to lie on. Alternatively, they can snuggle underneath it. It's available in a range of colors and sizes. Sold by Amazon

 

 

Other top pet gifts in this space

  • When the weather gets hot, the Cool Pet Pad will help your pooch keep cool. 
  • With an orthopedic dog bed, a dog’s aches and pains will be soothed while they relax. 
  • Small pets like cozy places too. This miniature pet bed is the right size for bunnies, hamsters, and more. 
  • Most cats like to lounge and hide, and the City Kitty Cat Cube provides space for both popular feline activities. 
  • Not only does the Molly Mutt hammock protect car seats, but it also provides a cozy spot for dogs who love to take car rides. 
  • This cozy hanging hammock is perfect for your favorite feathered friend. 
  • Your cat doesn’t have to choose between lounging and looking out the window when they own a window-mountable perch
  • The Furhaven pet bed has cooling gel for optimal comfort. 

Best gifts for homes with pets

For stress-free pet cleanup

 

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum

 

Another great gift for pet owners, this robot vacuum takes some of the stress out of cleaning up after furry family members. Without daily vacuuming, it's easy for pet hair and dirt from paws to build up, but not everyone has time for such regular cleaning. The Roomba does it all for you, leaving more free time for pet parents. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For better air quality

 

Levoit Air Purifier

 

From pet dander to pet odors, the Levoit air purifier works with HEPA filtration to improve the air quality in homes with pets. It features a sleek, modern design that looks great in any room and doesn’t take up a lot of floor space. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For pets who like to stay warm

 

Cozy Pet Warmer Safe Pet Space Heater

 

If your cat curls up on your laptop for warmth or your dog is usually found in front of a radiator or the stove, they'll love this freestanding pet warmer. It's effectively a low-power heater that produces enough warmth to satisfy your pets but not enough to scald them or cause them to overheat. Sold by Chewy

 

 

For cleaning hard floors

 

 

Hoover Steam Complete Pet Steam Mop

 

Some pet messes require a powerful cleaning tool like this mop that relies on steam for a complete clean on hard surfaces. It’s also well-stocked with attachments and tools for cleaning hard-to-reach spaces. Sold by Home Depot and Amazon

 

 

For quick pet cleanups

 

 

Swiffer Heavy-Duty Pet Duster

 

Odors and dander are part of owning pets, but the Swiffer can help. This model features a rugged build with an extendable handle for tackling challenging spaces. It includes four refills that are infused with Febreze for eliminating pet odors while you clean. Sold by Home Depot

 

 

Other top pet gifts in this space

  • A pet hair roller is an excellent tool for quick hair removal from furniture, carpet, and other surfaces around the house. This self-cleaning model is reusable and works without sticky tape. 
  • The Little Green by Bissell is a small but mighty cleaning machine that’s ideal for cleaning messes on carpet and upholstery. 
  • Dry pet food stays fresh in a tough, airtight container like Vittles Vault. Owners of multiple pets will appreciate that it's stackable with other containers by the brand. 
  • This pet feeding station provides ample space for storing food and stashing other essentials such as leashes, collars, and more. 
  • Chances are that cats will spend less time climbing on furniture and more time lounging on their very own cat tree.
  • A stylish aquarium stand provides the perfect spot to show off a prized aquarium.  
  • Every pet owner needs a handheld vacuum like the Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ for quick cleanups. 

Best pet treat gifts

For canine pearly whites

 

Whimzees Large Variety Dog Chews Container

 

These are great for the dog in your life. Not only do they taste good, but they'll clean your dog's teeth as they chew. You can also buy them in smaller sizes for little dogs.

Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For small pets that love sweet treats

 

Oxbow Simple Rewards Banana Small Animal Treats

 

Made from nothing but bananas, these sweet treats will excite any small critter. You do need to watch how many you give to your pet in one go because of their naturally high sugar content, but they're all-natural, so there's no need to worry about artificial additives. Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For the dog that likes to chew

 

Nylabone Dura Chew Souper Bacon Dog Bone

 

Dogs who love to chew will thank you for buying this tough Nylabone. It's perfect for pups who shred or gnaw their way through less sturdy toys, plus the chewing action can help clean teeth. Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For the cat that loves treats

 

PureBites Freeze Dried Chicken Breast Cat Treats

 

Even the fussiest of felines will do anything for these scrumptious treats made of 100% freeze-dried chicken breast. They're too pricey for everyday feeding, but the perfect treat for a special occasion. Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For feline dental health

 

Greenies Feline Dental Treats

 

In addition to having flavors that cats love, these treats offer crunchy exteriors that promote dental health. The soft centers further tempt cats to indulge. They are made with wholesome ingredients and don’t contain artificial preservatives or flavors. Sold by PetSmart, Chewy, and Amazon 

 

 

For treating puppies

 

 

Wellness Soft Puppy Bites

 

Training a puppy can be challenging, but tasty treats can keep it focused. Not only are these treats soft and chewy, but they are made from quality ingredients that are good for your little best friend. Sold by Chewy, Amazon, and PetSmart

 

 

Other top pet gifts in this space

  • Dogs can’t resist the tempting flavor of Old Mother Hubbard peanut butter-flavored treats. Dog owners will appreciate that they are baked and made without by-products or artificial preservatives. 
  • Most cats agree that Temptations cat treats have a flavor that they love. 
  • You can’t go wrong with classic Milk-Bone dog biscuits for treating your best friend. In addition to being flavorful, they also have a crunchy consistency that promotes cleaner teeth. 
  • If your cat loves catnip, this organic brand is an outstanding choice. 
  • These mini Milk Bone dog biscuits are the best choice for tiny breeds like Yorkshire Terriers and Chihuahuas. 
  • Brine shrimp makes a nice treat for many types of pet fish. 
  • Zuke’s dog treats are wholesome, natural, and great for reinforcing good behavior during training sessions. 
  • These bird treats are made with honey and banana for a flavor that birds love. 

Best toys for pets

For your catnip loving friend

 

Frisco Refillable catnip toy

 

Most cats can’t get enough catnip. Fortunately, this plush toy is refillable and comes with enough catnip for lots of feline enjoyment. The cute critter design is enticing to cats, too. Sold by Chewy

 

 

For the dog who likes to play fetch

 

Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball + Classic Launcher Dog Toy

 

If your dog is a fan of fetching balls, you can't beat this ball launcher as a gift. The launcher allows you to throw the ball further than you'd be able to by hand, while the included tennis ball is highly durable. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For extra canine stimulation

 

KONG Wobbler Dog Toy

 

Dogs who are food-motivated or need extra activities for mental stimulation will love this toy. They can knock it with their paws and snouts to get treats out, but it never falls over. Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For the canine who’s a little rough on toys

 

KONG Cuteseas Whale

 

With its corduroy construction, this plush whale toy lasts longer than some. It's a suitable gift for dogs who make quick work of flimsier plush toys. Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For cats that like a variety of toys

 

Fashion’s Talk Cat Toy Variety Pack

 

If your cat likes to pounce, bat, and chase toys, this bundle is an excellent choice. It’s a collection of the varieties of toys that entice most cats to play, including balls, mice, catnip packs, and more. You’ll get 20 toys in total. Sold by Amazon 

 

 

Other top pet gifts in this space

  • A wading pool is a nice gift for a dog that loves to splash in the water on hot days. 
  • Hamsters can work out their energy by running on a hamster wheel
  • Active cats will appreciate an interactive toy like this model that features balls and butterflies to chase. 
  • Cats love to scratch, play, and climb, and this multi-purpose scratcher provides opportunities for all three activities. 
  • Every dog needs a ball for playtime.
  • A plush toy with a squeaker equals lots of fun for any playful canine. 
  • This colorful bird toy will keep your feathered friend entertained and intrigued. 

Best gifts for pet health and grooming

For the dog who needs a little TLC

 

 

Honest Paws CBD Oils

 

Honest Paws CBD treats and oils will be greatly appreciated by the chillest pets around — or those who need to be more chill. The company makes products for both dogs and cats, though your options for cats are more limited. It can help with pain, mobility issues, and anxiety. Sold by Honest Paws 

 

 

For the senior canine

 

RestoraPet Supplement

 

If you're buying for someone with a beloved senior pet, consider RestoraPet as a gift. This powerful blend of antioxidants, EPA/DHA, vitamins, and minerals can help reduce pain and stiffness in older pets, boost energy levels, and support overall well-being. It's suitable for all pets aside from fish and cold-blooded animals. Sold by Amazon

 

 

For the pooch who loves to be groomed

 

KONG Zoom Groom Brush

 

We love the Zoom Groom as a gift for dogs who enjoy being groomed and fussed over. The flexible rubber bristles massage your dog's skin as you brush. It can also be used wet for bathing animals, though your canine companion might not like that idea so much. Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For the dog owner who wants to keep Fido healthy and happy

 

Embark Vet Breed & Health Dog DNA Test

 

This canine DNA test checks for 200-plus genetic markers for hereditary diseases and searches a database of more than 350 breeds. This is an excellent gift for a dog owner who doesn't know their dog's mix of breeds or who is worried about genetic diseases.

Sold by Chewy and Amazon

 

 

For cat grooming

 

Furminator Long Hair Cat Tool

 

Cats with long fur need extra grooming care from a tool like the Furminator. This model is designed for removing shedding hair and preventing tangles. Cleaning the tool is easy too, thanks to the release button that removes hair so you can continue grooming. Sold by Petsmart, Chewy, and Amazon

 

 

Other top pet gifts in this space

  • These pet clippers are designed for use on dogs and cats to keep their coats looking their best. The cordless operation makes them versatile and simple to use. 
  • It can be challenging to get adequate light to cut pet nails. That’s why we like that these Conair nail clippers have a built-in LED light that illuminates nails while you work. 
  • Shedding is a problem for many animals. This brush by Hartz tackles the problem with fine bristles that remove loose hair before it has a chance to shed. 
  • A pet grooming mitt is a must-have for grooming pets that are sensitive or frightened by other grooming tools. 
  • Anyone who grooms pets frequently will appreciate a pet dryer
  • If your dog has an undercoat, a pet rake is a tool that will keep it tangle-free. 
  • Many dogs experience anxiety for numerous reasons, but Calming Bites is a tasty and natural way to manage their stress. 
  • These Pet Honesty joint support chews help keep dogs moving in the right direction. They have a canine-approved flavor too. 

 

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