i Follow News If You’re A Pet Parent, You’ll Probably Want A Few Of These 31 Things From Walmart
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February 13, 2020
We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
A tracking dog collar because your dog’s safety should always be top priority. It has a reflector for visibility at night and a GPS tracker so you can locate them through the linkable mobile app!
Promising review: “This collar is neat. I ordered the medium in red, and it fits my 35-pound cocker spaniel with no issues. The package and the collar itself both show the website, and the website is easy to navigate. Just follow the prompts as it shows to either log into your pet’s profile, set up your pet’s profile, or search a pet profile. It means a lot to me as a fur mama that if my baby is lost, someone can log into this site and be able to contact me. No vet needed…no chip reader needed. No dangling tags.” — Netloa
Price: $10.77 (available in sizes S–L and in four colors)
A Nylabone stuffable chew toy that can be filled with an array of treats to keep dogs occupied for hours.
My dogs love these toys, and they’re great for tougher chewers that tend to rip apart toys super quickly. You can also fill it with peanut butter and throw it in the freezer for a
yummy treat option!
A cat canopy bed you’ll want to take thousands of pics of for the ‘gram with your furry pal sleeping in it. Please try to tell me that this doesn’t look like a cat in a cute little burrito…
Promising review: “I have two cats sharing this bed right now. Such a soft, yet well-made cat bed. I will be purchasing another bed by the weekend so that there will be no more squabbles over the cat bed.” — mscatlady
Price: $17.31 (available in four colors)
A 55-gallon aquarium kit because your fish deserve a spacious living environment where you can also enjoy watching them.
Includes a low-profile hood, TetraCare enrollment to help you with proper setup and give you advice, a packet of AquaSafe water cleaner, and a trial-size container of TetraMin tropical flakes to keep fish happy and healthy.
Promising review: “It’s been set up for two days; so far so good. It’s a beautiful tank. The kit is very simple to put together. The filter is very strong but quiet. Me and my fish are very happy.” — Fenny
A cat-grass planter in case you want your cat to have a taste of the great outdoors from the safety of your home. It also supplies them with a healthy snack!
Seeds and soil sold separately. You can purchase seeds for
A plastic pet door for easy access in and out of the house. When it’s time for your pet to stay inside, simply snap the included closing cover onto the inside frame of the door.
Best for medium-size dogs (up to 40 pounds).
Promising review: “This is my second one. The first went in my back door. After finding out how easy it was for the dogs to use, I am putting one in my front door. It’s easy to install, and the dogs actually like it to come and go as they please. It keeps bugs out and the cold or heat if you want to put on the cover. It’s great not having to get up every few minutes for each dog to go out or come in.” — leftylaska
Emoticon chew toys your dogs will enjoy squeaking and fetching all day long! *Plus*, these vibrant colors are super easy to spot around the yard or in the house!
Promising review: “My Yorkie, Chip, is nuts over these. He likes me to chase him with his toys, but these are great. I throw one, he brings it back and drops it after I squeak the second one, then throw that, etc. I don’t have to move, and he gets a lot of exercise. The only problem is, he never wants to stop. He’s obsessed with them.” — Chris
Price: $2.72 for a pack of three
A hanging kabob bird toy featuring bright colors and a cowbell to keep birds entertained and engaged!
Promising review: “Great bird toy. My parakeets love the different textures and noises this toy offers!” — MysticDesert
Golden Rewards jerky dog treats made with real chicken breast for treating good behavior or keeping doggies occupied while you’re trying to get housework done!
Promising review: “What can I say? My dog loves them. She likes to play a game of ‘chicken (tenders)’ each night. She comes upstairs to my home office/TV room to get her first reward like clockwork. Then she begs (tail wagging, big brown eyes gazing at me) for a second one and takes that one downstairs and shows off in front of ‘Mommy’ (my wife). What a dog, what a great treat.” — Wooly
Price: $2.98+ (available in 3, 16, 32, and 64 ounces)
A raised cat food bowl to make mealtime easier on your furry feline. The raised design allows for easier swallowing and smoother digestion. It also prevents neck strain!
Promising review: “My cat no longer regurgitates after dinner since we switched to this bowl. The height is great for my elderly cat. Works great for wet food or small amounts of dry food. I love that it’s dishwasher-safe!” — Kaylee
Price: $12.99+ (available in two colors)
A Chuckit! ball launcher that will probably be just as much fun for you as it’ll be for your pet.
Snag extra balls for playing for
Promising review: “Bought this product a few weeks ago, and so far it’s been wonderful. Our dog absolutely loves it. I bought extra balls with it also.” — Boorider
An extra-wide pet gate if you ever need to keep puppies or kittens restricted to one area of the house so they don’t scratch up furniture or make a mess on your hard-to-clean carpeting.
Promising review: “A very sturdy, nice product that keeps dogs out of the kitchen; definitely would recommend, especially for the price!!” — Alexsis
Price: $33.99 (2.5 inches long, 17.25 inches wide, and 31.25 inches high)
A self-grooming arch for all your kitty’s scratching needs. *PLUS*, it assists with shedding so (hopefully — fingers crossed) you’ll have less hair around the house.
The grooming arch contains bristles that gently remove excess or loose hair from your cat when they rub up against or pass through the archway.
Purina the Pioneer Woman dog treats that are natural and grain-free so you can reward pups for good behavior with healthy, delectable morsels.
Promising review: “I have two 15-pound Cavapoos that are very picky eaters. When they see me open the treat bowl with these treats, they are all over me. Because it’s recommended that they only have three per day, based on their weight, I cut the treats into smaller pieces if we’re working on a task (like getting brushed). I’m so glad I found these.” — Cheryl3
Price: $4.97+ (available in 5 or 16 ounces)
Fresh Step crystals cat litter to lock in odor and absorb moisture on contact for a fresher, less smelly litter box.
Promising review: “I have had cats all my life and have tried and tested many litters. By far this is hands down the best at odor control and value. At this time I only have one cat, and the bag lasts for a month. I had been purchasing this at another store in town and was extremely upset to find it no longer on their shelves. Not sure why they stopped carrying it, but it really ticked me off. Happy to find it at Walmart, as I didn’t want to have to switch on my cat again. She took to this litter with no trouble, and unless you see her, you can’t even tell we have a cat.” — Crimsonwish
Price: $7.39+ (available in 4- or 8-pound bags)
SmartyKat organic catnip so you can easily refill your feline’s favorite toys or lure them to scratchers and bedding.
Promising review: “Our cats love this SmartyKat certified organic catnip. They come running to see what has been delivered because we usually order something for them with every order. I give them some of it right then to let them have something to look forward to also. Great service from Walmart.” — Misty
A heated pet bowl to keep the water you supply for your pets outdoors safe from freezing. If you want them to be able to join you while you shovel the back porch, then this is a must-have.
Promising review: “I bought this bowl for my chickens to place in their run over the winter so they would have fresh water and I wouldn’t have to worry about it freezing. Works great for what it was designed for, thermostatically controlled and only draws 25 watts of power, and the water hasn’t frozen. Also made in the USA.” — Davestoo
A hide-and-seek wobble pond toy for engaging and entertaining your kitten any hour of the day. This toy is perfect for any cat that’s instinctively a hunter, swatter, batter, or scratcher.
Promising review: “I sent this as a gift, and the cats love it! They were rolling over, meowing, and quickly playing with the toy. The fish pattern is immediately appealing to the cats, and then, when they tip it just slightly, the toys inside make a lot of noise, and so naturally they want to try and get them out. It’s an excellent size for people who have smaller living spaces.” — Charlee
An Aspen pet ski jacket that’ll keep them warm and toasty *AND* obvi trendy this winter.
Price: $21.33 (available in sizes XS–M and in two colors)
These Milk-Bone mini biscuits that assist in cleaning dogs’ teeth while supplying them with additional vitamins to help them grow big and strong. Five delicious flavors are included for a great variety.
Promising review: “I need a very small, nonsticky/no-mess treat for my pups at bedtime. I like to make bedtime fun for them, so every night they get this cute, tiny doggie bone. These little minis are just right, and my dogs love them.” — ChihuahuaGirl
Price: $2.96+ (available in 15 and 36 ounces)
A bird warmer so your fine-feathered friends can be protected from the harmful effects of air-conditioning and cold drafts. This features a safe 12-volt electricity to warm and stabilize the bird’s environment.
Promising review: “This is a wonderful product. I bought two, one for each bird. It installs easily, the birds were not afraid of it, and I no longer worry that they may get cold in the night. My birds are small, and this would be big enough for birds up to cockatiel size. Well done!” — Debbie
Price: $38.99+ (available in two sizes)
A dog life jacket in case you want to take your pal surfing, kayaking, or paddleboarding with you and want to ensure their safety while doing so. SAFETY FIRST!
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Promising review: “Excellent-quality life jacket. Our lab is 80 pounds, and the XL fits him perfectly. Handles are strong enough to allow my husband to lift him out of the lake when it’s finally time to get back in the boat. Well designed, and allows the dog full freedom of movement. Great product.” — Midyear68
Price: $8.67+ (available in sizes XS–XL)
A self-warming, cuddly crate pad so your pet can get the toastiest and dreamiest sleep of their life. It is perfect for dogs, cats, and any other four-legged friends who need a little extra warmth.
Promising review: “I bought this for my little Italian greyhound–mix dog. He is hairless in several places and cannot keep himself warm. This is a great addition to his kennel when I’m gone! I love the fact that it is washable, too! He loves it!” — Annette
Price: $9.52 (18 inches by 25 inches)
A ThunderShirt anxiety jacket if your pup easily gets anxious from thunderstorms or loud noises or suffers from separation anxiety. The patented design applies gentle, constant pressure to calm anxiety, fear, and overexcitement.
Promising review: “It worked! Definitely relaxed my dog throughout the fireworks. She remained calm afterward as well. Highly recommend it!” — Humming1
Price: $31.98+ (available in sizes 2XS–2XL)
An auto feeder for small dogs and cats that’ll hold up to 3 pounds of your pet’s favorite dry food.
Promising review: “No problems at all — the dry food settles nicely into the bowl. The reservoir is large enough that smaller pets should last several days or a week without reloading. Based on our first experience with our two active cats, the feeder needs refilling no more than once a week — and likely will go longer. Our cats adapted immediately to using it and apparently did very well while we were out of town for a few days.” — WMBuyer59
A cat tree tower with featured hammock that’ll be your cat’s purrrrrrrfect new play toy. It’ll be their one-stop shop for climbing, scratching, exercising, and sleeping.
Promising review: “This is the only cat tower/hammock my cat loves — he gets a new one every year; this is my fourth one. Easy to assemble and never any problems with it. I get a new one every year because he uses the scratch posts a lot. Great to put next to a window, too.” — Cmill0125
A hay and food bin feeder ideal for rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, or other small animals for optimal feeding. Keep a generous supply of food and hay in a clean, organized, bin-style feeder.
Promising review: “Instead of you having to throw hay in your pet’s enclosure, this keeps their food from getting soiled, which is so much healthier for your pet. It is a really sturdy, chew-proof construction; it is well-designed, with a taller area for the hay and a separate area for food or other treats. It can hang safely and securely from any enclosure.” — Arleen
A large igloo constructed from durable see-through plastic, so keeping an eye on your smaller pets will be a breeze. The igloo’s one-piece design is easy to use, and every igloo has fresh air vents to ensure your pet’s health and well-being. This encourages natural nesting instincts in small animals.
Promising review: “It’s a great value and well worth the money. My guinea pig loves it.” — Priscilla
A FURminator soft slicker brush to remove stubborn matted and knotted fur without pulling. The dual flex-head brush design reduces pressure on the pet’s skin, following the natural contours of the dog’s head and body to help prevent brush burn.
Best used for larger dogs.
Promising review: “I have a black Russian terrier. She is 10 weeks old. This brush keeps her coat beautiful and she loves it.” — Nana187
And a Mobi pet smart night-vision camera with *Wi-Fi* so you can monitor your most important family member. Keep track of your pet’s daily activities with its optional recording option and share memories with friends.
No subscription required with this dog monitor camera.
Promising review: “Great! Love it! You can talk to your pets while you are away from home. I need one for all the rooms. Worth the money.” — Janet
Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.
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