The Best Dog Gear of 2020
Your furbaby deserves the finest
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X-Treme Organics Paw Balm ($36)
X-Treme Organics’ blend of butters, oils, and waxes heals scratches, protects your dog’s pads from burns and other hazards, and should last all day so you don’t have to reapply.
Bocce’s Bakery PB & Banana Supplemental Calming Chews, 2mg CBD ($16)
CBD can be a boon for pups that need help relaxing in the car. Both the two and five milligram ($29) dosage options are THC-free and contain additional soothing -ingredients like chamomile and peanut butter.
Klymit Moon Dog Bed (starting at $60)
The inflatable, spacious Moon comes in two sizes to fit dogs up to 100 pounds. The laminated polyester can withstand sharp claws, and it packs down to the size of a bread loaf.
Yeti Boomer 4 Dog Bowl ($40)
The Boomer won’t dent or break, and food-grade stainless steel makes it easy to clean. After months of use, this bowl looks and functions like it did the day we got it.
Ruffwear Highlands Sleeping Bag (starting at $100)
Now available in a large size for big dogs—and as cushy as ever—the Highlands is lightweight and packs down small enough to stash in your bag. Water-resistant fabric makes it easy to wash.
Fido Pro Airlift Emergency Carrier (starting at $70)
In the event of backcountry canine emergency, you’ll be thankful for the Airlift’s lightweight, easy-to-use design—just spread it out and lift your pup into it. We were able to carry a 65-pound dog a -quarter-mile without any issues.
Herzog Silicone Leash (starting at $39)
Finally, a reasonably priced leash that’s durable, eco-friendly, and stylish, with three colors to choose from. Made from PVC-free recyclable silicone and a sturdy canvas handle, Herzog’s stain-resistant tether will keep your dog right where you need him.
United By Blue Dog Waste Bag Dispenser Pouch ($22)
This take on the rubber poop-bag dispenser looks like a miniature backpack, and can hold treats, keys, and a cellphone to keep hands free for ear scratches.
Kurgo RSG Dog County Harness (from $63)
We love gear that can pull double duty, and the County harness delivers: it quickly transforms into a backpack with attachable add-ons like a dog first-aid kit ($33), hydration flask ($27), and a dog treat bag ($22).