The Honest Kitchen’s high-moisture food is best suited for adult cats and kittens who are always eyeing the fish bowl. Made with cod and salmon, as well as other coveted ingredients, including fish broth, pumpkin, carrots, blueberries, and cranberries, the protein-packed recipe helps keep cats fuller for longer, so you can replace their midnight meowing routine with healthier habits.
$39 at Chewy
Made with a cornstarch blend, these eco-friendly poop bags are extra thick, leak-proof, and unscented, so you can get the bare essentials without all of the extra fluff. Plus, you can save more when you enroll in Wild One’s subscription service and put that extra cash towards your pup’s college (read: treat) fund.
$9 at Wild One
While we have a fraught relationship with compostable poop bags (tldr; biodegradable is usually the way to go), Planet Underdog’s compostable poop bags break down within a few months, even in landfills. So if you give a sh*t about saving the planet, these might be the waste bags for you.
$10 at Shop Dog & Co.
Boba & Vespa’s natural poop bags are a solid choice for picking up your pet’s solids. They’re compostable and made with maize flour, vegetable oil, and plant-based binders (naturally thick materials), so they’ll stand the test of time.
$20 at Boba & Vespa
Created with plant-powered ingredients like neem, lavender, peppermint, tea tree, and lemongrass oils, Wondercide’s ear care for cats and dogs helps treat common ailments like redness, swelling, itchiness, and discomfort. It’s vegan, cruelty free, and non-GMO and packaged in recyclable bottles, so it’s a purchase for your pup and the planet.
$15 at Wondercide
This apple butter adjacent PB is a perfect treat for the pup that goes crazy for your apple crisps. It’s all natural and made without any stabilizers, and packs tons of delicious ingredients like cinnamon, wildflower honey, and dry roasted peanuts. Add it to your dog’s favorite enrichment toy, bake homemade snacks, or make frozen treats in a silicone mold that your dog can enjoy for weeks to come.
$14 at Chewy
Barbara Clarke-Ruiz worked for big players, including Adidas, Disney, and New Balance before turning her attention to her dog, YumYum, who was reacting poorly to over-processed dog treats. She launched Lick You Silly, a small line of limited-ingredient dog treats and seasonings / meal toppers, free of artificial flavors, antibiotics, and by-products. Both savory (freeze-dried beef and chicken) and sweet (peanut butter and honey) flavors are available. And a portion of the proceeds go to animal rescues around the country.
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Ava’s Pet Palace was founded by 14-year-old Ava Dorsey when she was just six years old (try not to get insecure) with the aim to create a healthier world for pets. Today, Ava’s Pet Place provides pet parents with USDA-certified organic and single-ingredient treats in flavors including Cheeze Pleaze, Gone Banana, and Peanutty Paws. Dorsey features rescues and Rescuers of the Month (one of whom is Nina Love, founder of The Black Thornberry) and posts about adoptable pets on her Instagram.
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Bored with the pet ID tags on the market, LA-based Rachel Jones founded Trill Paws, a line of dog accessories that are anything but basic. A tag that reads, “Have your people call my people” and others in the shape of Drake and a bag of money are among some of the gems you’ll find on the Trill Paws site. The brand also donates 25 tags a month to rescue organizations, including the Labelle Foundation in LA and Rescue City in NYC.
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Drawing from her background as a designer for brands like Nike and Levi’s, Angela Medlin began designing toys for her Olde English Bulldogge, Wubbi, in 2017. Her hobby soon evolved into House Dogge, which earned a spot on Oprah’s “Favorite Things” list in 2020 for its sustainable, upcycled products including leather leashes, and biodegradable rope toys, and fleece hoodies (which you can customize with your dog’s name).
House Dogge supports Oregon dog rescue the NW Dog Project, and in her free time, Medlin pays it forward through her project Faas Design Collab, which “provides creative and professional development to underrepresented creatives desiring to enter the product creation industry.”
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The Bark Shoppe’s line of all-natural pet products is a smart addition to any pup’s grooming routine. The woman-owned brand includes shampoos, conditioners, body sprays, and dental rinses — all of which are vegan and cruelty-free. With allergy season around the corner, you may want to stock up on their medicated antifungal/antimicrobial shampoo, hypoallergenic shampoo, and soothing hot spot spray. And if your dog is a New Yorker, The Bark Shoppe also offers grooming, bathing, boarding, and daycare services at their Harlem HQ.
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This triangle rope toy is made of natural rubber with a reinforced core, but more than anything, it’s oh so Instagrammable.
$16 at Wild One
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$57 at Pride + Groom
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