Readers’ Picks: The Best Pet Products on Amazon, According to You
We went through your shopping carts to come up with a list of the most popular pet-related items bought on Amazon in 2017.
Instead of issuing our own recommendations, we thought it would be fun to take a look at what readers were buying on Amazon last year. Here’s a list of the best pet products selling on Amazon, according to your purchases.
After going through the data we came up with a theory: the less picky the species, the more homogeneous purchases by their owners were. So many fish and aquarium accessories topped the charts, for example, that we’re giving them their own dedicated post. Perhaps it’s not surprising then that a dominant dog toy — and treats — emerged in the trends, while scratch pads and cat toys were noticeably absent from our data.
Check out what products were most popular with our readers in 2017:
Dr. Elsey’s Ultra multi-cat strength litter
You’re not kidding around with your kitty litter. Readers are buying Dr. Elsey’s Ultra multi-cat strength liter by the 40-pound bag. Hypo-allergenic, this hard-clumping cat litter is 99.9 percent dust-free and doesn’t contain any plant proteins, perfumes or deodorants. Its heavy non-tracking granules are combined with a medium grain clay, which prevents moisture from reaching the bottom of the tray and keeps odors at bay. This all-natural premium clumping cat litter is perfect for sifting or mechanical boxes and multi-cat households.
Dr. Elsey’s Ultra multi-cat strength litter 40-pound bag, $22, Amazon
If you have a dog you’re probably familiar with Kong. The Classic red rubber design is like the Sophie the Giraffe of dog toys. Made for average chewers, it’s not just great for teething and chewing, it’s unpredictable bounce makes for mentally stimulating games of fetch. Extend playtime by stuffing it with Kong treats; check out Kate Naito’s post from last month on how to turn mealtime into a game.
Kong Classic in large, $16.93 $5.95, Amazon
Vastar adjustable pet car seat belt safety lead
Made of durable nylon with a zinc alloy swivel snap, slide and tongue, this adjustable lead clips into right into the seat belt buckle to keep your pet safely restrained. The lead extends to over two-and-a-half feet, allowing your pet enough room to maneuver but still keeping them off the dash. This style of pet seatbelt is meant to be used with a harness only.
The tab on the latch plate is two-centimeters wide; don’t forget to check your seatbelt’s compatibility before ordering. There’s also a partial list of non-compatible makes and models in the product description on Amazon.
Vastar adjustable pet car seat belt safety lead two-pack in black, $6.99, Amazon
BarksBar Original pet seat cover for cars
Designed to fit the backseat of standard cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs, this convertible pet seat cover can be used as a bench cover or hammock. This heavy-duty waterproof cover protects the back seat from hair, fur, dirt, spill and scratches. It even has two seven-inch side flaps to guard the side of seat cushions.
To install just secure the straps around the headrests and tuck in the seat anchors to prevent the cover from sliding. There are built in velcro openings so users can access seat belt buckles. Made of color-fast polyester, the cover is machine washable. For other ways to pet-proof your car, check out this post by Christina Raymond. Planning a trip? Diana Fariah has a list of road travel essentials.
BarksBar Original pet seat cover for cars in standard, $19.99, Amazon
The Art of Raising a Puppy
New dog owners want to know what they’re in for. The Puppy Primer was one of the bestselling books among our readers last years. A close second was The Art of Raising a Puppy. Both books were recommended in a post by Rachel Leavy back in 2015.
The Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell and Brenda Scidmore in paperback, [s]$16.95[/s] $12.41, Amazon
Vetericyn Plus wound and skin care
Safe for all types of wounds including abrasions, lacerations, cuts, burns and irritations, Vetericyn Plus is environmentally-friendly and can be licked or ingested without causing harm. It contains no alcohol, steroids or antibiotics and is non-toxic. A veterinarian recommended product, it’s OK’ed for use around the mouth, ears, eyes and nose on all species.
Vetericyn Plus wound and skin care in 16-ounce trigger bottle, $21.19, Amazon
MidWest iCrate folding metal dog crate
The bestselling crate is a two-door model that comes with a divider panel and its leak-proof pan has roller feet to protect your floor from damage. It folds flat for storage and is easily portable via its strong carrying handle.
Two slide-bolt latches secure both doors, and rounded corner clips reduce the sharp points on the cage. It comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and is available in a number of sizes as well as a single door option. For information on how to crate train your pooch, check out our post.
MidWest iCrate folding metal dog crate double door 42-inch with divider, $65.99, Amazon
Providence Engraving aluminum pet ID
Chose from a variety of shapes and colors to create a custom ID tag for your pet.
Providence Engraving aluminum pet ID for dogs and cats, $9.99 $3.70, Amazon
This seven-and-a-half-inch long grooming comb removes tangles, mats and dirt. It’s lightweight, and its two-inch teeth are perfect for finishing and fluffing. For more on grooming your pup, check out our dedicated section filled with the latest gadgets and plenty of tips.
Andis 65730 pet steel grooming comb in seven-and-a-half-inch length, $10 $5.99, Amazon
So, how do we get this data? Some of our stories contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on them and then make purchases we may earn commission. Through our relationship with Amazon, we can access reports of those bestselling items by category. This list takes a look at some of the top-selling pet products purchased by our readers, with a separate list coming soon for fish supplies.
It’s worth noting that affiliate partnerships do not influence editorial, which operates independently of our sales and marketing departments.
The WiseGuide team writes about things we think you’ll like, introducing you to great products, services and special deals. Prices are accurate at the time of publishing. We’ll update the links whenever possible, but please keep in mind that deals may expire and prices are subject to change. Follow WiseGuide on Twitter @WiseGuide_.
Nichole Jankowski is the commerce editor for VerticalScope, the parent company to PetGuide.com, and the editor of sister-site WiseGuide.com. If you've recently bought a product you'd like to see featured, let her know at email@example.com or on Twitter @WiseGuide_.
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