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Wow, can you believe it’s almost the end of 2021? With so much going on this year, and so many changes to our schedules and habits, we all had to keep pivoting and adapting—including our pets. But one thing stayed the same for us pet parents: making sure our furry family members were well loved and taken care of through it all—and that meant shopping for the best items to keep our four-legged pals happy and healthy.
Below, see the best Chewy products of 2021, according to you, our readers—based on data gathered by Chewy on what you loved buying your pet most this year.
The Best Chewy Products of 2021 According to Rover Readers’ Purchases
Here, in order of popularity, are the top 20 items you bought from Chewy this year.
These puppy training treats were the most popular Chewy purchase by Rover readers! The pandemic saw a surge in puppy adoption, and readers likely turned to these treats to train their new pals. They’re made in the USA from wholesome, grain-free ingredients. You can also find the 8oz bag here.
Puzzle games were all the rage this year! With shifting schedules and obligations, puzzle games were a great way to occupy and entertain our doggos. The Hide N’ Slide took top slot, but Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound’s Brick Puzzle Game Dog Toy and Tornado Puzzle Game Dog Toy were close runners-up.
Made with clay for hard clumping, this litter was a great choice for busy kitty parents with mechanical litter boxes. Its formulation is also ideal for multi-cat households who had to share space together.
Another favorite puzzle toy, this Hide A Squirrel is often one of the best Chewy products popular with Rover readers. It not only engages doggy’s brain, but also provides a cuddly log and creatures to snuggle.
New puppies have so much to learn, which is why training treats were especially in demand! Zuke’s Minis are just the right size for training sessions, and this chicken recipe flavor was particularly popular with readers.
Part of the continued Puppy Boom meant stocking up on important puppy products for their needs. Teething is one such area that new dog parents encounter, and these natural teething rings were certainly a hit.
According to studies, flea and environmental allergies are on the rise in pets—which may be why allergy shampoo was such a popular pick with readers this year.
Along with the Kong Classic Dog Toy, Kongs for puppies are one of the best Chewy products. They’re always wildly popular thanks to their durable construction and stuffable design.
Unlike the puzzle games above, the Pet Zone IQ treat ball lets you pick different levels of difficulty—making it an excellent choice for bored dogs looking to find ways to entertain themselves.
Another favored Zuke’s Minis training treat, this vegetarian recipe was a good choice for pups who’ll do anything for some peanut butter.
These training treats were also a top choice for puppy parents this year, who leaned toward high-quality ingredients that are gentle on doggies’ tummies.
Sensing a trend? These delicious chicken and carrot bites were also sought after by doggy moms and dads looking not for soft or chewy but for a satisfying crunch.
Chewing and puppies go together like New Year’s Eve and Champagne. So it’s no surprise that this teething chew toy, by favored brand Nylabone, ended up in the 20 best Chewy products of the year bought by Rover readers.
Treat-dispensing puzzle toys sure were a hit this year! And it’s not hard to figure out why. Toys like the Bob-a-Lot give dogs a fun challenge and plenty of exercise running around, making it a great option for dogs to play with when bored.
Remember how we mentioned more pets experiencing allergies? This antimicrobial ophthalmic gel can be a good option for soothing eye allergies—plus save you a trip to the vet office, which are still as busy as ever. That said, always consult with your vet before using a new medication.
Many pet parents found themselves working from home during the pandemic. The upside? Getting to spend more breaks engaging in play with your doggo—like with these Chuckit! balls.
There’s a lot to be said for these fabric friends, which are great for dogs who just can’t resist soft toys and come without all the cleanup of a stuffed toy. Plus, they’re cute as could be, and squeakers made them a fun choice for dogs and dog parents alike.
These chews are stinky in the way dogs love, and we bet pet parents loved purchasing these bully sticks this year because they’re free of chemicals and preservatives.
Another Kong winner! But this one came in plush form. After all, this year was kind of tough, and from dogs to their people—we all needed an extra friend.
And finally, another excellent option for training treats from trusted brand Blue Buffalo, packed with omegas from salmon, and none of the junk you don’t want, like known allergens or artificial elements.
And there you have it! Your most purchased items from Chewy in 2021. What were your favorites this year?