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The Best Amazon Hidden Pet Gems

We appreciate our pets every day. But it's during trying times like these when their unconditional positivity and companionship bring us even more joy. As part of our week dedicated to showing these animals some extra love, we polled to bring you a special new version of Amazon Hidden Gems: The Pet Edition.

For those unfamiliar with our OG story's structure, it features a lineup of reader-favorite products that were surprisingly snagged off Amazon - only now, instead of goods for humans, we're lining up their secret-weapon purchases for dogs, cats, and even hamsters. The owner-trusted and pet-vetted finds ahead include everything from wacky-wonderful toys to helpful training tools, sustainable poop solutions, charitable leash brands that give back, and even a free streaming service called DogTV.

Join us in our animal appreciation by scrolling through these cherished gems and submitting your own favorites in the Google .

In celebration of our animal better halves,worth of pet-dedicated content - featuring everything from dog-approved chew toys to top-rated travel carriers and other totally drool-worthy finds.

We’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team.






Moody Pet Fling-AMA-String Cat Toy


Rachel (Human) & Kennedy (Cat)

How they discovered it: "We heard about it from another friend."

Why it's a hidden gem: "Our cat Kennedy LOVES playing with strings — we had a stick and string with a mouse on the end that she didn't play with until the mouse was gone. It gets a little boring/tiring playing with string with her, but we can turn this thing on and she can go nuts. It's definitely the best money we've ever spent on a cat toy. "

Moody Pet Fling-AMA-String Cat Toy, $, available at Amazon

Outward Hound Dog Tornado Puzzle Toy


Suzanne (Human) & Ace Ventura (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Searching Amazon to help my pug stay sane while social distancing."

Why it's a hidden gem: "I like that it (apparently) stimulates my dog's brain as well as rewarding him with a yummy treat!"

Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Tornado Puzzle Toy, $, available at Amazon

Give A Sh*t Compostable Dog Poop Bags


Courtney (Human) & Yahoo (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Searching for a biodegradable poop bag."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It's made from corn! Plus, it's 100% biodegradable and they give 10% of all proceeds to charity. "

Give A Sh*t Eco-Friendly Pet Products Compostable Dog Poop Bags, $, available at Amazon

Bath To The Bone Dog Distraction Lick Pad


Samantha (Human) & Kobi (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Instagram ad."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It's the perfect distraction during the otherwise dreadful bath time. I spread cream cheese in it (I have the one dog on the planet that doesn't like peanut butter...I know) and he pretends to tolerate getting wet and soapy."

Bath To The Bone Dog Distraction Lick Pad, $, available at Amazon

Pawstrust Cat Water Fountain


Kaelilith (Human), Felix, & Mary Jane (Cats)

How they discovered it: "I bought this as a replacement for another cat fountain after it died."

Why it's a hidden gem: "My girls really like it — it holds a lot of water which will be great as the weather gets warmer."

Pawstrust Cat Water Fountain, 1.6L, $, available at Amazon

Microgreen Pros Organic Easy Cat Grass Kit


Christina (Human) & Maddie (Cat)

How they discovered it: "My cat loves cat grass! I put it on the window sills and she grazes on it as she lounges. I’ve bought them at PetSmart which costs around $8-10, while this is 3 for $8."

Why it's a hidden gem: "This comes in a small kit that is soooo easy to grow — with the soil as pellets, the seeds, and cardboard pots. The pots are heavy enough that she doesn't knock it over (which the one from PetSmart always ends up getting knocked on the floor). This grew so fast and looked awesome, I was really surprised it actually worked. She really went at the grass so I got some more wheatgrass seeds but am now reusing the pots. My cat snacks on it consistently throughout the day, get her greens in and it’s a great addition to my plant collection. I get to enjoy my new plant hobby with her too!"

Microgreen Pros Easy Cat Grass Kit (3 Pack), Organic Wheatgrass, $, available at Amazon

Up Dog Toys The Odin Treat Puzzle


Elizabeth (Human) & Vivaldi (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Searching Amazon for various treat-dispensing dog toys."

Why it's a hidden gem: "My dog loves treat-dispensing toys, and I love aesthetically-pleasing dog toys (although I've compromised on this over the years of owning a dog, haha). The Odin is super cute, and it's the perfect level of difficulty for Viv. It's also quiet on hard floors and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Win, win, win!"

Up Dog Toys The Odin Treat Puzzle Toy, $, available at Amazon

Tuff Pupper Dog Shammy Towel


Courtney (Human) & Billie (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Searching Amazon."

Why it's a hidden gem: "Easy hand pockets make drying off wet puppies a breeze!!!"

Tuff Pupper Large Dog Shammy Towel, $, available at Amazon

Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover


Jessica (Human) & Penny (Dog)

How they discovered it: "I was doing a search for pet hair removal tools, like lint rollers, and stumbled across this ugly gem!"

Why it's a hidden gem: "I love my dog and all her fur. She has long fluffy white fur and it gets everywhere. We take daily trips to the park and her fur gets on the car seats and woven into the floor mats. Vacuums can’t even get it all. But this rock, I was amazed and surprised at how quick and easy and well it worked! Just rub it on the carpet and it pulls it out!"

Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover, $, available at Amazon

Laak Shell-Shaped Hamster Hideout


Alessandra (Human) & Bijou (Hamster)

How they discovered it: "Randomly searched for hamster hideouts on Amazon."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It was Bijou’s favorite naptime spot, her 'safe place' and hidey-hut. She loved it. She would always take short naps there during playtime between running in her wheel and snacking. She loved nesting there and also storing food. The size and shape of the shell were perfect for her and I could tell she was comfortable there. It also happens to be super cute!"

Laak Shell-Shaped Hamster Hideout, $, available at Amazon

Himal Dog Treat Natural Dog Chew


Cortney (Human) & Otis (DOg)

How they discovered it: "We had been looking for a bone option for our pup and didn’t want to give him rawhide and the bully sticks were so smelly. We heard about these yak chews made from yak milk and salt so we tried it out. Our Frenchie has been obsessed from day one."

Why it's a hidden gem: "First of all, we love that it’s all-natural and ingredients we can pronounce. It’s also vegan which was a nice bonus. We tried many brands and this one is the favorite because it seems to last the longest (2 weeks or more) and he chews on it daily. Also, as with all yak chews, you can pop them in the microwave once they get too small to chew and they puff up to an extra tasty treat for your dog. He’s even CRAZIER about the puffs."

Himal Dog Treat Natural Dog Chew, $, available at Amazon

Kuoser Reversible Dog Jacket


Chelsea (Human) & Alfie (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Our doorman told me about a good rain jacket for our brand-new rescue puppy and I ordered it immediately."

Why it's a hidden gem: "We got our dog as a young puppy in the middle of winter. Even though it wasn’t that cold, it was really rainy — so I wanted to protect him when he went out walking. When it came, I put it on the patterned side and it was absolutely adorable, cozy, and so versatile."

Kuoser Waterproof & Windproof Reversible Plaid Dog Jacket, $, available at Amazon

JW Pet Hol-ee Treat Dispensing Ball


Sarah (Human), Rusty, Leo, & Lola (Dogs)

How they discovered it: "Reddit dog forums."

Why it's a hidden gem: "This is a way more useful dog toy than you would think at first glance! You can take an old tee shirt or 1/2 a yard of fleece from a craft store and cut it into small strips (around 1" wide by 4" long, could be larger/smaller depending on the size of dog/toy) — put a treat at the end of each strip and roll it up, then stuff the rolls into the ball until it's full enough that they don't unroll or fall out. Doggo will be entertained for a while pulling them out to unroll and find the food! You can put in a few empty rolls with no treats in there to fill up space, as well, if needed. Of course this should be monitored if you're not sure whether your dog will attempt to eat the fabric strips, but my dogs were very derpy as puppies and they never had issues. It's very mentally stimulating for them and great for rainy days :)."

JW Pets Hol-ee Roller Original Treat Dispensing Dog Ball, $, available at Amazon

Petlinks 100% Pure Catnip Filled Cat Toys


Mackenzie (Human) & Nora (Cat)

How they discovered it: "My mom actually found them."

Why it's a hidden gem: "I love giving these to my cat because of the hilariousness that follows. She will guard them by sitting on them and sliding around with the tea bags under her so no one else can get them."

Petlinks 100% Pure and Potent Catnip Filled Cat Toys, $, available at Amazon

IRIS Pet Training Pad Holder


Laura (Human) & Destiny (Dog)

How they discovered it: "A google search after I was frustrated with my dog peeing on the edge of her wee-wee pad, and it getting on the floor."

Why it's a hidden gem: "My dog happily uses her tray, and my floors stay dry."

Iris USA Pet Training Pad Holder, $, available at Amazon

Good Pet Stuff Plant Hidden Litter Box


Jessica (Human) & Raava (Cat)

How they discovered it: "Chanced upon it while scouring Amazon for a good way to hide a litter box but wanted something cheaper than furniture."

Why it's a hidden gem: "I live in a studio apartment, so having a litter box that blends in so seamlessly with my decor was really important to me! My cat, Raava, also likes the privacy it provides, and of course, playing with the leaves on top."

Good Pet Stuff Plant Hidden Litter Box, $, available at Amazon

Whisk & Wag Natural Dog Treat Baking Mix


Mira (Human) & Nala (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Instagram (always lol!) from dog bloggers, @TheDapple_."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It’s fun to make dog treats at home!"

Whisk & Wag Natural Dog Treat Baking Mix, 8.5oz Jar of Honey & Oats, $, available at Amazon

West Paw Design Zogoflex Hurley Dog Bone Chew


Moe (Human), Gunner-Marie, Pearl, & Lily (Dogs)

How they discovered it: "I lived in Montana for a bit — and West Paw is based out of Bozeman. Gotta support local!"

Why it's a hidden gem: "It wasn't until we adopted our third dog, Lily (aka Pig — who we got as a puppy) that we realized how indispensable the Hurley is to our household. The Hurley keeps the peace. Gunner nor Pearl wants anything to do with it, so there's no competition for it — which is great. And it's indestructible dog toys: Lily has relentlessly chewed it for months now and it's barely got much of a dent in it. Plus, she loves to throw it around like she's a ribbon dancer and chase after it, and then subsequently get distracted by her tail. So it's entertainment for all of us. Except for Gunner and Pearl who think Lily is the worst thing to have ever happened to them. But we think she's the best for that reason."

West Paw Zogoflex Hurley Durable Dog Bone Chew Toy, $, available at Amazon

AmazonBasics Cat Scratching Post & Hammock


Brianna (Human) & Leo (Cat)

How they discovered it: "Amazon reviews."

Why it's a hidden gem: "Leo loves to lounge in his cat hammock all day long. Extra points for the scratching posts that distract him from the furniture."

AmazonBasics Cat Scratching Post and Hammock, $, available at Amazon

Max & Neo Double-Handle Leash


Barbara (Human) & Bella (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Saw someone using a double-handled leash at a dog park and knew it’d be handy — searched on Amazon and found this one."

Why it's a hidden gem: "Our collie can be a bit of a spaz when she greets other dogs and people — so this gives the option of better control with the shorter handle. It’s great to give her the longer length when we are out walking so she can explore, and have the shorter length handle easy to access when we are walking in a more crowded area so she can be kept close and under control. Even better? For every leash purchased, Max & Neo donates a leash to a dog rescue group in need."

Max & Neo Double-Handle Reflective Dog Leash, $, available at Amazon

Sentry Stop That! Behavior Correction Spray For Dogs


Eliza (Human) & Puffin (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Googling how to teach puppies not to bark. Before Puffin even arrived, I was nervous about yapping since there's such a stigma around small dogs and barking..."

Why it's a hidden gem: "The 'spray' makes a loud sound that immediately gets the dog's attention and emits pheromones they somehow respond to. You give your command (in our case, 'quiet') and it works like MAGIC! Puffin just sees the can come out now and shapes up! Safe and effective training tool we HIGHLY recommend."

Sentry Stop That! Behavior Correction Spray for Dogs, $, available at Amazon

Ethical Pet Wide Colorful Springs Cat Toy


Kristen (Human), Wiley, & Gryphon (Cats)

How they discovered it: "I was randomly searching for cats toys about 7 years ago when my boys were kittens."

Why it's a hidden gem: "I have spent tons of money on cat toys for my two seven-year-old cats, but I wish I hadn't wasted my money on anything other than these silly plastic springs. My cats LOVE them. They bat them down the hall, down the stairs, and love to have them thrown across the house to chase. One of my cats walks around the house with one in his mouth at night and meows which makes a scary, loud noise, that he either finds really impressive or knows is really annoying to sleeping humans. My bedside table is full of these because I have had to track him down in the middle of the night and take them away!"

Ethical Pets Wide Colorful Springs Cat Toy, $, available at Amazon

RIOGOO Pet Heating Pad


Taylor (Human) & Murphy (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Murphy kept sneaking into mine and my boyfriend’s bed earlier each night as the winter season came. We live in Chicago... enough said. I thought if heating pads exist for people, they must exist for pets and Amazon would be the first place to look!"

Why it's a hidden gem: "This heating pad may not be snazzy, but it keeps Big Murph warm at night before he sneaks into our bed at 4 a.m., like clockwork."

RIOGOO Pet Heating Pad, Electric Heating Pad for Dogs and Cats, $, available at Amazon

Cat Amazing Interactive Treat Maze & Puzzle Feeder


Christina (Human) & Grace (Cat)

How they discovered it: "A friend suggested it as a way to keep my very old cat active and entertained."

Why it's a hidden gem: "Grace spent many hours searching the box for treats! Up until I was going to the office every day, we had this super cute morning routine where I would leave her a few treats in the box and play her favorite cat's relaxing music playlist on Spotify. She'd be so focused on her scavenger hunt, she wouldn't even notice I was leaving the house."

Cat Amazing Interactive Treat Maze & Puzzle Feeder, $, available at Amazon

TrustyPup Gator Plush Dog Toy With Silent Squeaker


Ria (Human) & Nala (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Browsing for toys that make noise for dogs but not for me (lol)."

Why it's a hidden gem: "I bought this in June 2019 and it's the best toy I've ever bought my dog. It has a silent squeaker that she loves, but best of all it's basically indestructible dog toys. It has something called Chew Guard Technology which will be what I look for in pet toy purchases going forward. She has destroyed every other toy I've ever bought her but this one. The squeaker still works and she loves to go get her gator to this day. "

TrustyPup Gator Plush Dog Toy with Silent Squeaker, Green, $, available at Amazon

Scheppend Adidog Pet Sweatsuit


Sandy (Human), Little Foot, & Charlestein Binx (Dogs)

How they discovered it: "Rooting around on Amazon for something as cozy for my pup as my onesie is for me!"

Why it's a hidden gem: "It keeps both my 8-pound dog and my 80-pound dog stylish and toasty!"

Scheppend Original Adidog Pet Sweatsuit, $, available at Amazon

Go Pet Club Cat Tree


Katie (Human) & Fiji (Cat)

How they discovered it: "Searching for cat trees."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It's special because she rushes right to the very top to take her catnaps and she doesn't have to use me as her cat tree anymore :)."

Go Pet Club 62-Inch Cat Tree, $, available at Amazon

DogTV


Victoria (Human) & Jonesy (Dog)

How they discovered it: "I heard about DogTV using our Fire Stick (which was also obtained through Amazon)."

Why it's a hidden gem: "My best girl, Jonesy, a happy bully/lab mix with her own agenda has an affinity for squirrels, anything that squeaks, and two cat siblings that just don't understand her heart is in the right place. An easily distracted girl like Jonesy couldn't be more thankful for Dog TV: a television channel and a network that's specifically designed to entertain dogs. It has actually become part of our everyday lives. Every morning Jonesy gathers her favorite blanket, and like a child watching cartoons, she joyfully watches fun doggy content fill the screen. As I run out the door for the day, she barely notices me leave."

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AmazonBasics Pet Car Booster Seat


Savannah (Human) & Sirius (Dog)

How they discovered it: "I needed something to help keep my small dog from moving around the car and I found this from searching."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It has straps to keep your pet safe and it allows smaller dogs to be able to look out of the window while you're driving. I went on a 16-hour road trip with my dog and he slept almost the entire time in this seat. He really loves it!"

AmazonBasics Pet Car Booster Bucket Seat - 18x18x16in, $, available at Amazon

Multipet Small Strawberry Hamster Hideaway


Maura (Human) & Ace (Hamster)

How they discovered it: "Saw it in a pet store."

Why it's a hidden gem: "I wanted Ace to have lots of toys for hamster enrichment! There are a few different fruit habitats for small pets, but I loved this swing that lets him climb and get cozy. I love all the food-themed small pet toys because I am a chef, but also because they are so cute! This strawberry swing is one of his first toys, and he has begun tearing it apart and using the fibers to make his bedding. When the strawberry is finished, I'll probably get him the pineapple!"

Multipet Small Strawberry Hamster Hideaway, $, available at Amazon

FunnyDogClothes Reusable Puppy Diapers


Anita (Human) & Ell-Mo (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Desperate search to find something small enough to fit my tiny and irreverent little man."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It gives my little guy freedom to roam about my house and other houses — well, other houses before we had to socially distance!"

FunnyDogClothes Reusable Puppy Diapers, For small breed of dogs (6-Pack), $, available at Amazon

Chuckit! Kick Fetch Toy Ball For Dogs


Susan (Human) & Seven (Dog)

How they discovered it: "Someone gave it to him as a birthday present."

Why it's a hidden gem: "It's a larger ball, but there are places dogs can bite into and hold onto it. I don't have to bend over and throw a ball, I just have to kick this and watch my boy Seven fly to grab it!"

Chuckit Kick Fetch Toy Ball for Dogs, $, available at Amazon

Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed


Erin (Human), Britches, Raleigh, & Hazel (Dogs)

How they discovered it: "Searching Amazon."

Why it's a hidden gem: "I’ve had this bed for 6 years. It’s indestructible, easy to clean, easy to wash, and has provided amazing support for my arthritic Dane mix. In fact, it was spacious enough for my Dane and Corgi to snuggle up side by side or have their own space and stretch out. They destroyed every bed they ever had until this purchase. Moreover, the company has a huge heart. Every package is sent with a note and when the owner's dog passed away, all customers were notified of the loss and that the owner was going to dedicate time and money adopting and rescuing older dogs. Great product and a great company behind it who really understands dogs. We have 2 crate beds as well and both are excellent. Our boxer puppy is right at home in her crate and she’s never once tried to tear through the very durable fabric."

Big Barker Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed (Headrest Edition), $, available at Amazon


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