We Australians love our pets! In fact, according to the RSPCA, the Land Down Under has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world, with a whopping 61 per cent of households in Australia owning a pet of some sort.
Our furry friends are a much-needed source of love and support during tough times, and now more than ever they’ve helped us through what has been an incredibly difficult year. But, there’s no denying pets cost a lot of money over the years, from vet bills, to food and toys to keep them occupied when you’re not at home. So, when you can save a few dollars, it’s a real win!
Thankfully, Amazon Australia has a heap of products available online for pets, and if you spend a certain amount at a time you are eligible for free delivery. Which means you won’t even have to leave home to get everything your pet needs to stay happy and healthy.
We’ve sorted through some of the many items on offer via the online marketplace and found a number of great deals to help you along your way – and hopefully ease some of that financial stress.
Your dog or cat might not appreciate it when you give them their flea and worming treatment, but its essential if you want to keep them healthy and free of nasties. If your pet is infected by fleas it can cause real problems, including anaemia, while the intense scratching can result in a loss of fur and skin sores.
Advocate is a popular brand of flea and worming treatment that should be applied at least once a month. It’s fast-acting and provides quick relief from fleas, while it also helps to prevent deadly heartworm and most intestinal worms including roundworms, hookworms and whipworm. Plus, it’s easy to apply, which is a bonus for both you and your pet!
The product is available for purchase on Amazon Australia, and you can even sign up for a subscription and get the treatment delivered to your door regularly. There are different varieties though depending on whether you have a dog or a cat, and how much they weigh, so make sure to check this before making a payment.
NexGard Spectra is another favourite brand of dog-owners, with chewable flea, tick and worming treats a popular purchase. The chews provide protection from heartworm disease, as well as intestinal worms and fleas and ticks. And to make it easier for your dog to consume, they come in a beef flavour. The product is also available for purchase on Amazon Australia, just make sure to select the right weight option for your furry friend.
No matter whether your dog or cat spends most of its time inside or outside, they need a comfy bed to sleep in at night (or for a nap during the day). And you can’t go past a good elevated bed both for comfort and ease on your pets’ joints. Amazon Australia currently has a Pet Promenade brand bed available and it looks like just the thing to help your pet enjoy a peaceful rest.
The elevated bed is made from breathable mesh fabric that is flea and tick resistant and also easy to clean. Plus, having it 15cms off the ground means it allows for air flow, which is great for when the weather heats up. It really ticks all the boxes!
“Great size for my cat. Set up was easy and the bed holds together well. Feels like it will last,” one pet-owner said. While another commented: “Easy to assemble. Cats and dogs both like the bed.”
Just like kids, pets need to be entertained, otherwise you’ll find them whinging by your feet at all hours of the day. The Kong is a popular choice for small and big dogs – mainly because you can fill it with your pet’s favourite treats such as peanut butter.
But, it also provides mental stimulation and distraction from naughty habits such as digging and barking. You can even use it as a fetch toy instead of a ball, with the Kong bouncing all over the place and providing plenty of entertainment.
Then there’s the Likimat. It’s similar to a Kong in that it uses food as a distraction, plus it’s fun for your dog and is easy to clean. All you have to do is slather the mat in peanut butter, yoghurt or another treat and leave it with them to lick up. It’s said to help calm your pet and reduce destructive behaviour and is perfect for furry friends who get anxious during storms.
Meanwhile, for cats you want something that keeps them entertained and stops them from ruining your furniture and what’s better than a scratchy toy? On Amazon Australia you’ll find the Circuit Ball Toy with Scratch Pad. It’s designed to provide hours of play for your cat and includes a cardboard scratch pad, a ball, and a bouncy bee toy.
You also can’t go past a tunnel for your cat. As a cat-owner you’d know how much the furry creatures love to run and jump around, and this is the perfect thing to keep them occupied. You can currently grab a mesh tunnel for your pet on Amazon Australia, and fellow cat owners have given it great reviews!
“Cats love this… they really love it!! My two (six month old) play with this every day! Great quality, definitely a must have for playful cats!” one happy customer wrote.
As a bonus, the tunnel is light weight and collapsible meaning you can easily store it in the cupboard when not in use, or when you have friends and family over and want to tidy up a bit.
Providing your dog with healthy food options is absolutely necessary, with different products available for each stage of their life. But, unfortunately, as dog owners would know, the good brands can be quite pricey. Thankfully, there’s the option to purchase dog food online and Amazon Australia is a great place to start.
Online you’ll find a range of brands offering different flavoured treats for your furry friend. One of the most popular brands is Supercoat and the chicken flavour has received great reviews. It’s made with real chicken, is calorie controlled (so helps them maintain a healthy weight), is high in fibre and aids healthy digestion. Which all sounds like a win in our books!
Meanwhile, for the wet dog food option, you can’t go past the My Dog brand. It’s been around for years and there’s a heap of different flavours to choose from. Plus, it’s made in Australia. On Amazon Australia you can purchase 400g cans of the dog food in packs of 24 – to ensure you won’t run out quickly! And you can subscribe to receive the delivery at a discounted price.
As for cats, Whiskas is the brand of choice for many pet owners. The trusted brand has a range of products and flavours to please even the fussiest of cats, including beef, chicken and turkey. Plus, the cat food is full of vitamins and minerals to keep your pet happy and healthy.
On Amazon Australia you can grab a heap of different Whiskas products, but if you really want to stock up you can get a box filled with wet food pouches for your cat to enjoy. And like the other pet products you can sign up for a subscription and receive a discount!
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