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Best in Pets: Toys, beds and food for your furry family member

Raise your hand if you work hard so your pet can have a better life. Glad to see we’re not alone!

It’s true though. Our pets are our family and, therefore, we want the very best for them. That’s why Progress Residential® allows many commonly restricted dog breeds, so you can bring them along to your new rental home or finally adopt an animal in need.

Here are a few of the best food, toys and beds based on consumer reviews.

When it comes to nutrition, every pet is different so you should consult with your veterinarian before making a change in your pet’s diet. A couple things to consider when planning a change, is their breed, size, age and digestive needs. It’s also important to carefully read the ingredients.

Merrick Grain Free

Merrick Dog

Dry matter content:

  • Protein: 43%
  • Fat: 19%
  • Carbohydrates: 30%
  • Fiber: 3.9%
  • Calories: 381 kcal/cup

Depending on the formula you pick, the first ingredient will always be a real protein source.

Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine

Taste of the Wild Dog
Dry matter content:

  • Protein: 32%
  • Fat: 17%
  • Carbohydrates: 43%
  • Fiber: 5.6%
  • Calories: 370 kcal/cup

Their Bison and Venison formula contains high-quality protein source as the first ingredient, with the rest of the food supplemented with low calorie healthy additions such as vegetables and fruits.

Blue Buffalo Blue Basic Adult Recipe

Blue Buffalo Basics

Dry matter content:

  • Protein: 20%
  • Fat: 12%
  • Carbohydrates: 30%
  • Fiber: 6.0%
  • Calories: 357 kcal/cup

This formula is grain-free, gluten-free and recommended by vets for dogs with food sensitivities.


Taste of the Wild Natural Dry Cat Food

Taste of the Wild Cats_

Crude protein: 40%

This formula is grain-free, high-protein and does not contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives

Wellness Core Grain-Free Original

Wellness cat

Crude protein: 45%

This formula contains all-natural ingredients, including real proteins and vegetables.

Nature’s Variety Instinct Canned Food

Naturesvariety cat_

Crude protein: 11%
This formula is high in protein for a canned food, it’s grain-free and contains ground flax seed as the main source of fat.

If you have a larger dog like a Pitbull or Shepard, you know that finding durable toys can be a challenge. Similarly, finding the perfect scratching post to keep cats busy can be hit or miss. Here are the top-rated products to satisfy both parties.

KONG Rubber Ball Extreme
The name alone says it all! This ball will keep your dogs busy while they try to retrieve the hidden treat and is tough enough to handle the challenge.


Price: $6.41
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West Paw Zogoflex Tux Interactive Treat Dispensing Dog Chew Toy
This toy also dispenses treats and will hold up in grass, snow and water.


Price: $14.95 small
$18.95 large
Buy it here

Pioneer Pet SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post
Cats can enjoy a full stretch while they satisfy the urge to scratch


Price: $39.99
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Petstages Tower of tracks
This interactive toy will keep them going for hours and boasts non-skid pads so it won’t move about while your cat plays

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Price: $9.69
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Your pet deserves only they best while they are sleeping. These options will keep them comfortable and happy.

PetFusion Waterproof Memory Foam Dog Bed
This bed is perfect for older pups who need a little more joint support


Price: $119.95
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Frisco Rectangular Bolster Bed
This bed is extra soft and works for both cats and dogs!


Price: $12.29 – $24.99
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What are your favorite products that every pet parent should own? Leave them in the comments below.

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