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    27 Things Under $50 From PetSmart That’ll Never Stop Being Useful

    Not only are these great deals, but they're also items you'll use forever.

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    1. A double-door wire dog crate that will make crate training your pup a breeze. It has a divider panel that's perfect for growing dogs (so you'll have it forever) and a secure latch ensuring safety for you and your pet.

    bloodhound in the large black crate

    Promising review: "My dog was so happy to see this once we had it together. She is only 5 months old and as soon after I got it together she jumped right into it. She outgrew her other one fast and she loves the extra room. My son loves that if he needs to he can get in it with her if she gets scared of anything. She has even stopped using the bathroom in it. She was peeing in the other one even though she had just gone out. She didn't have enough room. Best money spent." —Tasha392

    Price: $26.99+ (originally $41.99; available in four sizes)

    2. A flower drinking fountain for the cat who could use a little reminder (as we all could), that drinking H2O is essential. It's a great way to encourage cats to stay hydrated and they'll love it so much they'll prefer it to their water bowl.

    a cat drinking from the flower cat drinking water fountain in white and green

    Promising review: "My 20-year-old cat Anthony was not drinking water as well and getting constipated. I bought this hoping he would like the free-flowing clean water as he loves to take sips from the bathtub drip. As soon as I plugged it in, he saw the flowing water and he drank like never before. Also, he doesn’t have to bend down as he is having hip issues. Overall, a nice design, quiet, easy to assemble, and clean. No dirty water with cat hairs and this has a three system filter to keep clean." —PetAnthony

    Price: $26.99 (originally $29.99)

    3. A pet crate mat, because incentivizing your pet to use their crate and actually make it feel like an inviting space is as easy as laying down this cozy pad. It's super comfy and will make even the pickiest of pups fall asleep with ease, which is good because they're going to be using it every night for years to come.


    Promising review: "Bought this two weeks ago for my new dog's car carrier. It is just the perfect size to fit in the bottom and is so nice and plush. Makes his carrier a more inviting place and he just loves it!" —krw1006

    Price: $11.69+ (originally $12.99+; available in three sizes and two colors)

    4. A food storage container for the person who wants to keep their pet's food as fresh as possible for as long as possible. Plus, it comes with two tiers so it can be used to hold dry kibble and treats.

    The pet food storage container

    Promising review: "We have two dogs, one over 80 pounds and one under 15 pounds. We had been looking for a food storage solution that helps us with both dogs. The bottom portion holds a 24-pound bag of food for our big dog, and the top portion holds a little more than a six-pound bag for our little one. Especially being on wheels, this is going to work great for us." —Jake0875

    Price: $24.99 (originally $41.99)

    5. An elevated feeder so you can allow your pet to eat at their preferred height. This is a great option for furry friends with arthritis and even young and healthy pets as it'll help them maintain proper posture for better joint health later in life.

    The elevated pet feeder

    Promising review: "I bought this for my 10-year-old dog with arthritis in his back legs. He is now able to eat without lifting his leg. He loves it." —Milly67

    Price: $29.99+ (available in three sizes)

    6. A professional stain and odor eliminator that will help you keep unsightly spots and stinky smells at bay. If your pet has an accident, this trusty deodorizer will be there to save the day.

    The stain and odor eliminator

    Promising review: "I've been using Rocco & Roxie stain and odor eliminator for years and it's never failed me! From dog urine stains to spilled wine, this has been able to destroy the toughest stains and odors. I had a carpet stain in my apartment that was there for almost two years and this solution helped get rid of it! A must-have for new and long-time pet owners. It's a household essential." —NWDogDad

    Price: $19.99 (originally $29.99)

    7. A ball launcher toy for the dog who loves to run and play fetch. This provides great bonding time for you and your pup and since they'll never tire of it, you can use it for years to come.

    The ball launcher toy holding an orange ball

    Promising review: "Big plus is this handles a standard tennis ball rather than a custom size since we mostly find (and lose) free balls around the off-lead lake we walk at. Also, not hard on older elbows or shoulders even after a few days of consistent use." —PetScott

    Price: $12.99+ (available in two sizes)

    8. A car seat cover, because there's never a bad time to ensure your pet's security. It creates a barrier to prevent your furry friend from climbing into the front seat while protecting your car seats from scratches, leaks, and slobber so you can go on road trips galore.

    The car seat cover holding a Husky

    Promising review: "Loved it! We took our goldendoodle, Stella, on her first road trip. This worked perfectly for her and kept her very comfortable!" —Krista85

    Price: $39.99

    9. A pack of 10 Swiffer heavy duty pads so you can keep your house kempt and tidy. Pop one on your Swiffer to prevent pet dander and odors from taking control of your home.

    The wet pet swiffer cloth refill pack

    Promising review: "We have tried all sorts of more expensive specialty products to clean up cat urine and this one works better than the rest. I wish I could buy it as a hand wipe version to wipe down the sides of the litter box." —farls

    Price: $5.69 (originally $5.99)

    10. An aquarium scrubber that will make the icky task of cleaning your fish task way less frustrating. It removes all the algae from the sides of the tank without scratching surfaces and gives you a reasonable distance from the gunk so you can work smarter, not harder.

    the scrubber in blue and white with the tag on the handle

    Promising review: "Couldn't be easier to use. Fast and efficient! Definitely removes the algae on the side of the tank." —floofydog

    Price: $7.29+ (available in two sizes)

    11. A pack of natural waste bags for the person who considers poop-scooping the worst part of pet ownership. Unfortunately this doesn't eliminate the task, but it will keep icky smells at bay.

    The pack of natural waste poop bags in black and gray

    Promising review: "I buy these every time I need waste bags for my chihuahua puppy. They are handy and work well for what we need." —Maud 63

    Price: $12.99 (originally $13.99)

    12. A cat windowsill bed, because your feline friends deserve just as much love and special treatment as your canines. They'll love looking out the window and having a cozy place to curl up so much that it'll become the only place you find them.

    The cat windowsill bed with a tuxedo black and white cat sitting on top

    Promising review: "My cats are picky with laying on things. Have bought many toys for them to enjoy, but they practically wait their turn to lay on this in the window. I've been convinced to order another one now. My husband attached it to the windowsill with screws, so not sure how the Velcro would hold up. But my cats love this product. Looks so comfy, some days I wish I was a cat." —Fujikitty

    Price: $25.99 (originally $39.99)

    13. A pair of rubber dog booties so your pet can walk without getting their paws dirty. These are especially helpful if you live in a super cold environment or you're worried about your pet stepping on something dangerous. Since you likely walk your dog three times a day, this purchase will definitely pay off.

    dogs running in the red booties on sand and snow

    Promising review: "We walk our Boxer in the mornings and evenings and with the snow starting to come down, his paws were suffering. He doesn't like to be dressed, so I have never tried boots for him, I figured he would just pull them off. He is a tough dog, but finally today he had enough and would not take another step. I immediately googled PetSmart's inventory, and these were highest rated, so I went on a whim and got them. The PetSmart employee was awesome and helped me choose the right size (medium is perfect for a 72-pound Boxer). He did the token high-knees walk while he felt them out, and then we were off! Not a care in the world! So happy he can enjoy his walks again!" —Boxer Fam

    Price: $12+ (originally $17.99+; available in seven sizes)

    14. A cat scratcher toy that will provide a much needed respite for your furniture. It's a two-in-one scratching pad and a toy ball to provide your cat with maximum entertainment for hours every day.

    The purple cat scratcher toy

    Promising review: "I bought this for our new kitten. This is her favorite toy. Guaranteed for hours of entertainment. She loves chasing the ball around the track." —catmom99

    Price: $19.99

    15. A spray millet birdseed treat pack for the bird owner who loves to watch their pet pick away at their food. Birds arguably have the least fun food options of all pets, so why not treat them to something you know they'll love? Plus, they'll take quite a while to get through the whole bag.

    The spray millet bird seed treat pack in a blue package

    Promising review: "I bought this spray millet last week and my birds love it. It's a bit of a mess if you hang it in your bird's cage, however, I decided to take it out and use it as a treat, which works so much better. Now, a few of my parakeets even come when I call their names." —Reeses147

    Price: $3.99+ (available in packs of 12 or 24)

    16. A tub of scented nose and paw balm because sometimes your fur baby's toe beans need a little protection. It'll help keep dry cracked paws at bay and keep your pet feeling their best.

    the white container of orange and raspberry-scented balm

    Promising review: "My dog had a little yeast in her paw we used this to protect it so it could heal and within a couple of days she was no longer chewing. Offers great moisture with an amazing fruity scent." —Luvpooh20

    Price: $9.99

    17. A Furminator brush so you can get to your dog's undercoat before they leave a trail of fur around the house. It'll make grooming a way more simple process by cutting out the middle man — say goodbye to the days of waiting for loose hair to fall as your pup sheds their winter coat.

    The Furminator

    Promising review: "We gave it a try and love it! We should have bought it years ago. All other de-shedding combs can’t compare to the results of this product. We have one happy dog." —Rockodog

    Price: $31.99+ (originally $44.99; available in two sizes)

    18. A set of XL dog pads that are perfect for the pet who hasn't quite gotten the hang of this whole doing their business outside thing. No matter if it's used in the middle of the night when they can't get outside or if it's meant for puppies or older dogs that don't have full command over their bladders, these large absorbent pads really do the trick.

    The set of dog pads in white with a blue boarder being used by a Golden Retriever

    Promising review: "These are the best pads that I have tried. I use the x-large size. They are really absorbent." —Rene1

    Price: $7.79+ (originally $7.99; available in three sizes)

    19. A chambray bed for the pet who likes to cuddle up and get some serious R&R. Giving your fuzzy friend a place to call their own is always a great idea and it's so well-constructed they'll use it forever.

    The chambray cuddler bed in blue

    Promising review: "I bought it for my cat for Christmas and she fell in love instantly. Her old bed didn't have a lot of stuffing in it, so she would bottom out in it and I have to keep fluffing it up all the time. This bud has so much stuffing in it that is perfect. Plus it was on sale when I bought it for $9.99 so how can you go wrong. Let's not forget it's machine washable." —Acrazycatlady77

    Price: $14.99 (originally $19.99)

    20. A Kong chicken toy, because Kong toys are a tried and true solution to any pet who needs lots of stimulation. They're super durable so you'll have them forever and your pup will be glad to always have his favorite toy available.

    The Kong chicken toy

    Promising review: "I bought softer toys for my dog when she was a puppy (lab) and she went through most of them. There are only two soft toys that lasted the entire time and this is one of them. I was kinda nervous because of the Velcro for the squeaker but my dog hasn't ever gotten it open, and she is a very diligent toy destroyer. If she thinks she can get the stuffing out she will 'dig' with her snout and chew, but it hasn't even ripped. The only thing was the eyes did need to be cut off after a couple of weeks, but that was the only thing." —slmille4

    Price: $3.59 (originally $5.99)

    21. An Arm & Hammer clumping litter so your cat can have the freshest litter possible. Its clumping capability makes for super easy clean up and it'll definitely mask the unpleasant odor that comes from the litterbox.

    The Arm & Hammer clumping litter box in orange, black, and purple

    Promising review: "I've had cats for years. Never was it so easy to clean the litter box. The litter really doesn't stick to the sides or bottom. There is also no odor. You can no longer tell where our litter boxes are! Love It and will not buy anything else anymore." —ja9sanisan

    Price: $11.19+ (originally $14.99; available in three sizes)

    22. A fish teaser cat toy that will give you and your pet some much-needed bonding time. It's a great way to engage with them in a playful manner to get out their energy before it becomes the ~zoomies~.

    The fish teaser cat toy attaches to a  white wand

    Promising review: "This is her favorite toy, if we can’t find her we just jingle the bells and she comes running. She has completely destroyed her first one and the bells, beads, and feathers are long gone, so we’ll be getting her a new one!" —Jinxyz Momma

    Price: $4.99 (originally $18.99)

    23. A pack of scoop-free cat litter refills because there's no better way to keep your cat box clean and odorless than to clean it out frequently. These handy litter trays are small and easy to keep on hand, just slide them into your PetSafe self-cleaning box and you're good to go.

    the litter tray refill box

    Promising review: "I have had this system for three years. I have three of these machines and four cats! It lasts me two weeks! I don't care what anyone else says, this system is great. Now I do use the Arm & Hammer Litter Box Deodorizer once a day after about five days to help keep the odor down. My cats love this system, too. It kind of scared them at first, but I did what the directions said to do, wean them off the old litter box until this is the only one to use! I put the boxes in a kitchen-sized garbage bag and toss them in the trash can! It doesn't save a ton of money, but it does save time and constant cleaning. I highly recommend this system." —suented55

    Price: $48.95 (originally $52.99)

    24. A pack of alfalfa hay so your pet can munch on their favorite treat and you won't have to worry about breaking the bank. It's a great thing to keep around since your little friend will never turn it away.

    The pack of alfalfa hay in blue and green packaging

    Promising review: "My bunny is 11 weeks old and she LOVES this hay. When I first got her I purchased a big bag of timothy hay, but I noticed she wasn't eating much of it. I saw this hay when I went to the store and thought 'Hay, why not?' (see what I did there?) I went to bed and in the morning her bowl was completely empty. I don't know what I'm going to do when she gets older, but I see why she likes it. It's much greener and has a pleasant scent. I definitely recommend this for younger rabbits." —reptiles4her

    Price: $4.39+ (originally $6.79; available in two sizes)

    25. A jar of Meowijuana catnip that will help your cat mellow out. It's a great way to give your cat a little boost and help them relax. Plus, the jar is so big you won't have a shortage of supplies for a long time.

    The jar of Meowijuana catnip

    Promising review: "This is the third time I have bought this brand of catnip and I think it is the absolute best one I have ever come across. Most other brands are almost completely pulverized and like dust. These buds keep their shape and size until they are bitten into. My cats definitely like this brand better than any other. A little more expensive but it lasts much longer." —3CoolCats

    Price: $19.99.

    26. A set of cat grass for the cat who often gets an upset tummy. It's a great way to settle the system and to ensure your pet's teeth, gut, and whole being stay nice and healthy so you can enjoy each others company for many more years.

    the tin of grass

    Promising review: "Be patient. The seeds do germinate, if you follow the directions. So far, my cat likes the barley better than the other seed probably because it hangs out of the container. She didn't throw it back up as she does my Christmas cactus." —Akosha

    Price: $9.99.

    27. A deodorizing dog spray, because it'll make your pooch smell incredible! Plus, since they always seem to be getting dirty and knotted up, I'd say it's a staple every pet owner should have on hand.

    The deodorizing dog spray in a gray bottle with red lettering

    Promising review: "I have the STINKIEST dog. She is a 10-year-old cattle dog mix that I rescued as a six year old. She had countless litters along with severe mange, she was at a kill shelter before the rescue team we adopted her from got her. She's doing great now! Happy as can be. But since we've gotten her, she's always just a stinker. We thought she just needed a bath but we quickly found out even after adopting her that's just the way she is. But we still love her so much (even if we lovingly make fun of her;))! As she's gotten older, though, her smell has gotten worse. We have just started an antibacterial and anti-fungal shampoo that will start to work after five or so washes (we're at wash one). Until it works, to help keep her smelling nice, we bought this amazing product! It has worked WONDERS! She smells amazing for over three days just off one to two spritzes (that says a LOT for her!). 100/10 recommend this product!" —cameroneyl

    Price: $11.99

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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