Most of us don't have the time or inclination to research every type of dog product on the market. Even a pet product reviewer like myself doesn't personally review everything. As an Amazon shopper, though, I often rely on reviews from people who actually have purchased a product that interests me. So here's a way for you to take a short cut by getting the benefit of Amazon's most highly reviewed dog products in 10 categories - all of which I've purchased for my own dogs and personally endorse.
If you hate cleaning up the mess your dog leaves behind every time he eats or drinks, I urge you to think about getting the Neater Feeding Bowl. The bowl is virtually kick-proof and spill-proof as it is specially designed to catch and limit spills and splashes. It also separates wet spills from dry spills to keep mess to a minimum. Even better, it has elevated blowls to give your dog an easier time eating from his bowl if you get their leg extensions to make it into a higher feeder. Yes, it really is possible to have less sloshed water and drips everywhere as these rave reviews confirm!
When a product gets over 1000 reviews and they are pretty much all perfect scores, you know you have something really well designed and well priced. The Big Barker 7' Pillowtop Orthopedic Dog Bed comes in three sizes to accommodate large, extra large and gigantic dogs. The bed is specially designed to not flatten or get saggy for ten years and it is made with high quality American made foam. It is good looking soft water resistant suede like material and easy to clean and reviewer gush about how it keeps its shape. This is truly a great bed for large dogs that flatten other beds. It's a bit more expensive than someother dog beds but it will at least twice as long. (For smaller dogs, I think the Ultra SoftPet Bed is a great product.) (You can take a look at the Top 5+ Dog and Cat Beds We Recommend here.)
Lots and lots of grateful dog owners, including me, tout the praises of the Puppia Harness, one of the first soft harnesses created for dogs several years ago. No straps that did into your dogs neck, under his forelegs, or around his tummy. A soft pull does the trick without pain. The Puppia is available in many sizes and beautiful colors. They are machine washable and they last.
The Furminator series of pet brushes gets thousands of perfect scores from folks who have tried the brush. I have tried lots of pet brushes and some of them are pretty good, but I keep going back to my Furminator. I really like the ergonomic handle and the fact that it is so easy to clean. The Furminator claims to reduce shedding by 90% and work better than any other rake, brush or comb. I think there are other great deshedding tools out there, but I like the fact that it is gentle on my dog's skin and keep using it because my dog actually enjoys being brushed with it. It does an excellent job and is one of these practically perfect products that I love to recommend. You can pick it up at Amazon here or Petsmart here.)
A 5-star dog health product with over 3000 sterling customer reviews, Zymox Otic Pet Ear Treatment, probably doesn't need me to write anything more. But, I will add something short: I washed my dog's itchy ears with dog ear wash over, and over, and over again. He didn't stop scratching (and smelling bad) until I used Zymox. Ear infections, be gone!
I couldn't decide between the Zymox and this product so I decided to feature both. There are lots of wonderful jpint supplements on the market. I know that the Glycan Aid Joint Supplement is one of those 5 star product with thousands of excellent reviews. But I am really excited to recommend Infinite Pet Supplement for Dogs. It also has almost perfect rave reviews from users and it not only includes Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM but also 125 mg of tumeric ( about 1/4 treaspoon of tumeric) in every dose. I'm sure you've heard about the wonderful benefits of tumeric for inflammation and joint pain. I have been adding some to my diet daily and it has made a huge difference in reducing my arthritis pain and I think my dog is definitely enjoying the benefits as well. If you have an aging and achy dog, try it and see if you see any noticeable improvement in your dog.
Not exactly clothing, but a must-have jacket for water activities, and there's no time like the summer for trying out a water sport with your dog. Dogs of any age can be taught to swim and love it with a Kyjen Outward Hound Designer Pet Saver Life Jacket; swimming is a great activity for dogs, and can help delay and ameliorate canine and human joint and nerve problems. (See my blog on Canine Water Therapy.) Also this life saver jacket is a must for boating and surfing! A full selection of sizes is available at Amazon.
All America Dog Jerky Treats are a favorite in my household. My dog thinks they're the best thing since steak - which he never ate - and I love them because they make him so happy. They come in three flavors and they are smoked for 15 hours to give the treats their distinct smoky flavor. They are healthy treats made in America by a company headquartered in Utah and they use no weird chemicals or corn or other fillers.
On my list of 5 best dog foods, the CORE Wellness Grain-Free Dog Food has even 53 percent more protein than my pick! It must be good, because even though it's pricier than other dry dog food, it's a top seller at Amazon, and it's reportedly so tasty that you will have to control your dog's portions! The CORE Wellness Grain Free comes in turkey, fish, and diet for adult dogs. It truly is all-natural.
Circulating water is attractive to pets, especially dogs and cats, and both species tend to get dehydrated easily, making the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain an even more important buy. But there are other features of the Drinkwell that make consumers rave: a very large water capacity, superior filtering system, and detachable cord, making it so much more convenient to clean. Here's a succinct review of the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain....
Your dog will love this fountain!
I and several thousand other reviewers have kicked the Midwest Life Stages Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate up to number one and there are plenty of reasons, not the least of which is the high quality for a great Amazon price. Often, dog owners use crates as a place to punish their dogs, but crates should be used for house breaking initially, and then as your dog's own special place where he can go to be left alone, away from the kids, other pets, and yes, even you.
I never thought I would keep a dog in a crate overnight, as I am used to dogs sleeping on my bed, but I bought one of the Midwest extra large crates for him, put throw-rugs on the floor and little curtains around the side, and my dog prefers sleeping there at night. It's like his 'apartment,' and he even re-furnishes it with his own toys every few days.
I just saw the Pet Studio Dog Ramp in action at my friend's house and after doing some research on it, I knew I had to add it to this Top 10 Dog Products list. It's perfect for older dogs that have trouble getting where they need to go. The design easily converts from steps to a ramp and the folds completely flat when you need to store it. The best thing about this ramp is that the steps are wide and deep and sturdy. It is twice the size of less expensive ramps and will take up more room but the added stability is a clear winner. I have not personally own this but saw it in action and my friend think it's a great product.
That's the buzz for today!
Originally published June 2012 and updated annually. Last updated August 2015.
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