With lots of extra people in the house for the holidays, the need for convenience, especially with pet care, runs high. The Green Pet Shop has a package of four disposable litter boxes made of biodegradable brown paper. A package of four is $19.99; each lasts five to seven days. www.thegreenpetshop.com/kat-pak
The forward-facing dog carrier from Ruffit offers generous sight lines for your favorite hiking companion. Just strap your pet in the backpack — you can carry it in the front or on your back — and you're ready for a hands-free hike. $89. ruffitusa.com
Sleepypod mobile pet bed
The multipurpose Sleepypod for cats or dogs 15 pounds or less works as a pet bed, stylish carrier and a car seat. It's available in five colors and two sizes. $179.99. sleepypod.com
Cat Console and Cat Scratcher
The dual-function Cat Console and Cat Scratcher from Modernist Cat attaches to the wall for handy storage while offering a convenient place for your cat to unwind and scratch. $445. Custom-fit scratch pad surfaces are replaceable in a variety of colors for $35. www.modernistcat.com/#!/products/console
Plantana Pet Bed
Woven banana leaves help to create a chic hideaway for small dogs and cats. The Plantana Pet Bed by Roost also includes a round canvas pad for comfort. $213. www.blisshomeanddesign.com/Plantana-Pet-Bed
Fab Dog reversible puffer vest dog jacket
It gets chilly during the long, bitter winter in Southern California, and no one understands that more than your dogs. Don't let them shiver when it's a mere 57 degrees outside — wrap them up as if they were on a ski lift. $44 and higher, depending on size and source. Pet Joy, 11720 Barrington Court, (310) 471-0088, www.fabdog.com/sunshop and Amazon.
Whimzees toothbrush-shaped dog chews
K&H Hangin' Feline Funhouse
If it occurs to you to ask why this might be necessary, clearly you are not a cat owner. This has three levels, open windows, mesh windows and limitless possibilities for cute cat videos. Need we say more? $72.79 and higher, depending on the source. www.khpet.com, www.petsmart.com, www.petsupplies.com and Amazon.
Bob bird feeder
Haskell Collection's modern take on the traditional birdhouse will complement both midcentury and modern abodes alike. The 6-inch-in-diameter hollow steel sphere is fitted with a chain loop and features a semigloss powder-coated exterior. The cutaway opening accommodates bird food and serves as a perch for birds. $93. Custom colors are available upon request for an additional fee. shop.haskellcollection.com/product/bob-bird-feeding-sphere