Living in NYC is wonderful and having a pet to share your home with is even more wonderful.
Your pet is an important part of your family, but sometimes sharing a home with a furry friend can complicate life.
Luckily, there are loads of awesome products out there to make life with your four-legged pal even easier! These are some of our favorites.
Animals don’t generally have a great sense of time and scheduling, but there’s one appointment they always keep: meal time. If you forget to feed your pet, they’ll be sure to let you know. Experienced pet owners know that your adorable animal can become an annoying beggar in an instant.
The solution, of course, is an automatic pet feeder. It’s best to buy an electric one that dispenses a set amount on a regular schedule. We recommend you avoid gravity fed food dispensers to avoid overfeeding.
This pet feeder
is particularly useful. Not only can you schedule feeding times, you can record your voice to encourage your pet to eat when you’re not around! It’s the perfect way to feed your furry friend.
If you’re cynical about the idea of outsourcing your feeding responsibilities to a robot, we totally understand. That said, animals can be tricky, and will often beg even after having been fed. If your roomie already fed the cat and went out for the night, there’s a good chance your kitty will try to finagle a second serving.
Luckily, you can pick up a super simple pet feeding checklist. You can nab them on Amazon for both Cats and Dogs. Simply update the checklist whenever you feed and never worry about being tricked by a non-sapient life form again. Just don’t forget to do it!
Animals are foodies. There’s nothing that gets them more excited than the prospect of lunch, even if it’s the same thing they eat every day. They’re unbridled excitement about their meal can sometimes lead to speed-eating, which can in turn lead to a big mess on your floor.
The slow feeder bowl is cleverly designed to slow down the eating speed of even the most eagar pet. It’s like a maze for their tounge. It’s a game that will encourage a healthier eating speed without frustrating them so much that they give up entirely.
As any cat owner can tell you, kitties love to scratch. This instinctive behavior is their way of marking territory and shedding the dead outer layers of their claws. Unfortunately, it’s a nightmare for anyone who enjoys upholstery that doesn’t look like it’s been through a meat grinder. Declawing is always an option, but many pet owners worry that it’s unnecessary and cruel.
What’s the solution? Soft Claws Nail Caps fit snugly over your kitties claws and turns them into harmless nubs. They come in tons of colors too, which means you can make your kitty look totally fab. The only challenge is in applying them. Though the package claims it’s super easy, that probably depends on the personality of your cat. You may want to ply them with catnip and pets first.
Petsafe Gentle Spray Bark Collar
It’s an irrefutable truth that some dogs just love to bark. You canine companion has a lot of opinions, and they need to share them with you! Unfortunately, uncontrolled barking can become a nuisance to you and your neighbors. Traditional bark collars are effective, but most pet owners feel guilty about giving their little buddy an electric shock, no matter how harmless it might be.
Enter the PetSafe Gentle Spray Bark Collar.
This unique product replaces electrical stimuli with an unscented burst of citronella spray. Whenever your pup barks, the collar gives them a harmless but annoying splash of unpleasant spray, discouraging the behavior. At last, you, your doggie, and your neighbors can live in peace.
Your pet is more insightful than you might think. For example, they prefer to drink from a running water source because they instinctively know it’s cleaner and safer than standing water. Of course, the water in your home is perfectly safe, but your pet doesn’t really know that. Why not hook them up with an awesome pet water fountain?
This 50-ounce bowl
gently cycles their drinking water into a mini waterfall, so your pet will find drinking more desirable. It even features a replaceable carbon water filter to remove anything icky from the water source. Your pet will drink more, which will in turn prevent urinary and kidney diseases. You even get a soothing fountain sound in your apartment! What’s not to love?