Top-selling pet products that dogs love (and cats might tolerate)
Our four-legged friends provide us with love and companionship (and -- if you have cats -- occasional bites) so the least we can do is give something back. But with so many pet products available, how do you find something that will satisfy your furry family member?
We've examined some of the top-selling pet products on the market to find items that your dogs will love and your cats might tolerate. We put the top-sellers in this list, with products ordered from lowest to highest cost.
If your cat goes crazy for catnip, they'll love playing with these mice. They're designed for being bitten, kicked, and batted around by cats, with the catnip stuffing adding another dimension of fun. They're great for pet parents on a budget because right now a pack of three is reduced from $3.99 to $1.97.
Sure, they're not glamorous, but all dog owners need a good supply of poop bags. Frisco Planet Friendly Poop Bags are made from 50% recycled material and are designed to break down more quickly than regular plastic poop bags. We prefer the unscented option since the scent tends to mix with the odor of what's inside the bag rather than disguise it. You can get 120 bags for $5.94.
For cats who prefer larger toys, the Yeowww! Catnip Yellow Banana Cat Toy is a fine choice. It's large enough for your cat to hug and kick, plus filled with catnip. It's made from 100% cotton colored with vegetable- or soy-based dyes, and the catnip inside is grown organically. It costs just $5.99, so you won't need to raid your piggy bank to afford it, either.
Whether you're trying to lure your feline friend in from the yard or you simply want to give them a treat to show you care, Temptations Treats are an excellent choice. Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, most cats go wild for them. And they're reasonably priced at $8.48 for a 16-ounce pack.
If your dog loves plush toys, but they leave your home looking like there's been a horrible accident at Build-a-Bear, these stuffing-less plush toys might be the answer. They contain rugged squeakers and are great for a game of tug, too. They're currently on offer for $8.99, down from $12.44.
Cats are well-known for being picky, so it can be difficult to find food they'll reliably eat. Made from succulent pieces of seafood in gravy, this canned food appeals to most felines. Plus, it comes in a variety pack with tuna, salmon, and seafood feast flavors, so you can mix things up. A 24-can variety pack costs just $14.88.
Your pet can't exactly eat at the table with you, but bending down to the floor to a food bowl can be uncomfortable, especially for large dogs. An elevated pet feeder such as this one from OurPets will solve this issue. It's currently on sale in a large 12-inch size suited to medium or large dogs for $19.95 or in a smaller 8-inch size suited to cats and small dogs for $16.95.
Sometimes your pet's health issues are obvious, but other times they don't show any outward signs, so it's tough to know what's going on. Pretty Litter's Health-Monitoring Litter changes colors depending on the acidity of your cat's urine or if it contains blood, allowing you to spot subtle signs of illness. A bag large enough to last one cat four weeks costs $22.
We love that these Greenies treats make an excellent snack or reward for our canine companions while also helping to keep their teeth clean and healthy. Right now, you can buy a pack of 36 regular-sized treats for $33.99, reduced from $39.99.
Looking for a high-quality dog food that your canine companion will love? This one should be way up at the top of your list. Despite its top-notch ingredients and high-protein content, it's surprisingly affordable, retailing at $48.99 for a 28-pound bag. You can also buy smaller bags, though they cost more pound for pound.
Lauren Corona is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.
BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. BestReviews and its newspaper partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links.
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.