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The best gadgets for your pets

These are the things we use to spoil our furry friends.

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BarkBox monthly subscription

Give your pet the cutest, squeakiest toys



You can buy your pet the cutest, squeakiest toys but you know they won't last forever: your dog will tear even the sturdiest plush to shreds eventually.

You can at least stay ahead of them with a Barkbox subscription, which will deliver a themed box full of funny toys and delicious treats once a month.

The themes will make you laugh, while your dog will love having a package that's all for them. — Kris Naudus, Buyer’s Guide Editor

Cat Person cat food subscription

the food looked high-quality, with natural ingredients and 50 percent more protein



Prior to last year, my husband and I usually bought cat food at the grocery during our weekly shop.

Then, sometime during lockdown, all of the cat food was suddenly sold out. As

I was browsing online to see if we could get some delivered, I came across CatPerson, a subscription service for cat food.

On top of that, the food looked high-quality, with natural ingredients and 50 percent more protein than the industry standard.

The cat absolutely loves it and we like that there are 16 different flavors so she’ll never get bored.

Bonus: the delivery box easily converts into either a toy or a kitty chalet for the cat to play around in. — Nicole Lee, Senior Editor

Catastrophic Creations "The Lift" Cat Hammock

Your cat can nap in the sun and silently judge you from above.



The wall-mounted hammock is exceptionally well made, and comes in a variety of colors and finishes so you can match your existing decor.

Most importantly: my cat absolutely loves having her own space, a few feet above the couch, where she can nap in the sun and silently judge us from above.

Catit Senses 2.0 Flower Fountain

Cats generally prefer drinking moving water



Cats generally prefer drinking moving water; if you ever see your kitty splashing her water around in the bowl, that’s why.

It’s also one of the reasons many people suggest getting a water fountain for your cat.

K&H heated cat bed

The K&H bed is simple, yet effective.



The K&H bed is simple, yet effective. There’s a built-in heating pad stashed in the base of the bed that keeps it at a consistently cozy (and safe) temperature.

The cover is also removable, so it’s easy to wash up, which is a good thing when your cat spends hours a day in there

PetKit Dog Water Bottle

can hold up to 14 ounces of liquid



After trying several different dog-specific water bottles, I found the travel bottle from PetKit ideal for helping my canine companion stay hydrated.

It’s only $13 but can hold up to 14 ounces of liquid and features a clever design that limits spillage. A silica gel gasket and lock ring also help ensure that the bottle won’t leak in your backpack.

Ruffwear Dog Cooling Vest

plus the vest has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor rating of 50+



The Ruffwear Dog Cooling Vest is ideal for hiking and camping fans in warm climates, and it’s incredibly simple to use.

Dunk the vest in water, wring it out and buckle it onto your dog — that’s it, and your buddy is ready to run around in the sun.

The Ruffwear vest has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor rating of 50+, a built-in leash slot and a three-layer design that encourages evaporative cooling.

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Our pets deserve gifts just as much as any other member of the family this holiday season.



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Whether they be cat or dog lovers, Engadget’s editors have our fair share of fur babies. With all the comfort and joy our pets have given us, especially over the past year, we think they deserve gifts just as much as any other member of the family this holiday season.

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