Melissa & Doug Feeding and Grooming Pet Care Play Set

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  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • Girls Rating
  • Girls Rated 4.5 stars

An amazing pretend play toy. Great toy to substitute a real pet for your child. It is entertaining but also teaches the basics of hard work of pet care. I love that it comes with 2 pets and also all the accessories that you would need to take care of them, including toy food.


Product Categories:

  • Necessity
    Editor: 65%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Size
    Editor: 80%
  • Girl Friendly
    Editor: 95%
  • Materials
    Editor: 80%


  • Fun Factor
  • Quality
  • Educational


  • Should Come with a carry case
  • Price
  • Food Boxes should be plastic

I love pretend play toys for kids. I think it is one of the best ways for kids to learn about the real world. This toy in particular is a great introduction to pet care. I love that it comes with 2 pets: a dog and a cat to let kids imagine having them as pets.  It comes with all the stuff you would need for a real pet. It teaches kids that pets need a lot of work to keep. I really enjoy the grooming schedule that show kids all the grooming the pets will require. The daily chore task is also a nice touch just to emphasize the amount of work taking care of real pets really is.

It allows kids to have a pretend play pet that the can love, feed and groom.


From manufacturer: 

  • 24-piece pretend play pet care set with plush dog and cat and fun feeding and grooming accessories
  • Includes pretend dog and cat food and treats, food bowls and mat, vibrating clippers, brush, nail clippers, 2 collars to personalize
  • Reusable double-sided checklist for daily care and grooming options
  • Encourages imaginative play and responsible pet ownership

Age Range

3 years-6 years

Detailed Review

Toddler Fun

Product Type

Nice to Have


8.9 x 26.7 x 34.9 cm

Holding the pets

Melissa & Doug Feeding & Grooming Pet Care Play Set


Melissa & Doug Feeding & Grooming Pet Care Play Set

Inside the box

Melissa & Doug Feeding & Grooming Pet Care Play Set

Popular Brand/Availability in every store: No

Available in select toy stores and Amazon

Where to buy


The pets are regular plush animals.

The boxes are carton and the rest of the items are plastic.

Necessity Scale-3

Nice to have


medium around $38-45 depending on sale

Siblings Friendly-Can engage together

This is a perfect toy to be shared between siblings. It comes with 2 pets and all the accessories are designed for the 2 pets.

Durability/Multi Kid Survivor/Longevity Scale 3

The actual toy animals will last for many years to be shared with siblings. The pet treats, name tags and boxes will not last more than one child.

Development Friendly-Helps with specific skills

A great toy to help kids learn real life skills. It teaches how to play pretend and take care of pets.

Girl Friendly

This product can be used for any gender. It is not girl specific.

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