It’s always fun to find a pet product, especially when it’s something you never imagined existed. Before long, you find yourself wondering how you ever got along without one. You sometimes get more joy out of buying your pets a gift than getting something new for yourself. After all, when they’re happy you’re happy. So, it’s nice when you find a unique product that will not only save you time during your busy life but one that’ll entertain your pet. Check out these must-have items:
- Automatic Pet Feeder
Does your pet immediately scarf down his food no matter how much you put in his bowl? An automatic pet feeder allows you to schedule multiple meals of dry food; you can even add a dry supplement such as Nutra Thrive for Cats to the food. It can be programmed to dispense just the right amount of food each time. Some of these feeders are WiFi-enabled, so you can control it from an app on your phone. You can also send spontaneous snacks. These feeders are great for cats who stay at home while you’re on vacation. You can set it to feed them multiple times a day for several days at a time.
- Frozen Treat
A very inexpensive treat/toy is one you can create yourself. Freeze a mixture of chicken or beef stock and water with carrots, small toys and anything else that your pet might enjoy. This is a great way to keep your pet cool and occupied on a warm day.
- Window Hammock
Does your pet enjoy sitting at a window watching the world go by? A window hammock is perfect for a cat or small dog to get a good view while catching some rays. Different types of window hammocks and perchesare available to accommodate your pet’s needs and preferences.
- Hidden Litter Box
Sometimes there’s really not an ideal area in your home to put a litter box. Do you put it in a bathroom, in the guest bedroom, in the basement? What if you have guests? Smaller houses and apartments are especially troublesome. Now you can purchase hidden litterboxes to hide them in a variety of places such as cabinets or under planters. Unless they see your cat go in the hiding place, no one will even suspect that that’s the kitty’s potty. As a bonus, many of these hiding spots will decrease any odors that might occur from it. Odor-reducing litter will also help.
- Slow Feeder Bowl
Is your dog an aggressive eater? You may know very well the sight of your dog vigorously scarfing down his food while chasing the bowl across the floor. A slow feeder bowl will slow his eating, which will reduce digestive issues that often occur from eating too fast. These bowls have ridges that dry food settles into, so your dog will have to eat slower to get the food out. They also have no-slip bottoms so they don’t slide on hard floors.
- Head Halter
Does your dog walk you rather than you walking her? If your pup takes control of the walk or tends to be aggressive towards other animals or people, a head halter can help. It’s simply a harness made for a dog’s head that consists of a durable rounded loop that fits around your dog’s muzzle and another that goes around her neck. The leash attaches under the chin. This gives you more control during a walk by redirecting the dog’s gaze when she pulls. Most importantly, it is very safe for the dog and won’t injure her, even when she tries to pull as a standard collar could.
Nothing is better than making your pet happy while saving yourself some time or money. It seems that these days if you can imagine it, it’s out there somewhere.