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    27 Practical Things From PetSmart That’ll Help Solve Problems You Thought You Were Stuck With

    These will make you forget there was ever a problem to begin with.

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

    The pet food storage container
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "We have two dogs, one over 80 lbs and one under 15 lbs. We had been looking for a food storage solution that helps us with both dogs. The bottom portion holds a 24-lb bag of food for our big dog, and the top portion holds a little more than a 6-lb bag for our little one. Especially being on wheels, this is going to work great for us." —Jake0875

    Price: $24.99 (originally $41.99; available in five colors)

    2. 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 and a secure latch ensuring security for you and your pet.

    bloodhound in the large black crate
    PetSmart

    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)

    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.

    PetSmart

    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. 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 so you won't be stuck with huge vet bills over a preventative issue.

    The elevated pet feeder
    PetSmart

    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)

    5. 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
    PetSmart

    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)

    6. 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, which is half the trouble.

    The pack of natural waste poop bags in black and gray
    PetSmart

    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: $11.99 (originally $13.99)

    7. 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
    PetSmart

    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

    8. A pack of 10 Swiffer heavy-duty pads so you can keep your house kept 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
    PetSmart

    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)

    9. 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
    PetSmart

    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)

    10. 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
    PetSmart

    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.

    11. 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
    PetSmart

    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

    12. 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
    PetSmart

    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)

    13. 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 — plus now your favorite chair is safe from scratching.

    The purple cat scratcher toy
    PetSmart

    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

    14. A self-cleaning litter box for the person who values quick and easy cleanup above all else. Its no-scoop and odor-free technology make this an incredible deal. Plus, it prevents tracking and has a leak-proof base so you really can't go wrong.

    cat in the self cleaning litter box
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "This product is absolutely amazing! I seriously was so blown away that I thought it must be using some kind of magic. No odor at all. I have two for two cats and they go at least three weeks before I have to change them, and even then it's just because of the look of the litter, not the smell. Hardly any tracking or cleanup at all. Super easy cleanup. I got my dad to buy one for his cats and he loves it too, so I'm buying him one more for Christmas...I really can't say enough good about this product. It's astounding how well it works and how much easier it made things." —Cracknell97

    Price: $139.95 (originally $154.99)

    15. 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 to gnaw on instead of a couch leg or other precious item.

    The Kong chicken toy
    PetSmart

    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: $2.59 (originally $5.99)

    16. 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 litter your floor as your pup sheds their winter coat.

    The Furminator
    PetSmart

    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)

    17. 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. Plus, it'll save you tons on rug cleaning costs.

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

    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)

    18. A pet tote for when you want to travel with your fuzzy friend without all the fuss. It features a zipper top, removable liner, and mesh sides so your pet can have proper ventilation and you can do an easy cleanup in case there's an accident.

    gray tote with brown handles
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "This bag is perfect for my 6-pound puppy. I got it when he was 4 pounds and it’s perfect. So many bags are too large or tall for my small dog. And I searched!! This is roomy for him but not as tall, so it is good if you have a toy size dog or small puppy. The inside has orange and white stripes. It’s very cute and stylish. The pic doesn’t do it justice. It also has two pockets in front and a long pocket in the back. Better than most bags, which don’t have pockets. There’s mesh zip-top and mesh on each end so my puppy can look out. Also better for hot days. I do not think this is airline-approved. However, it’s patio-approved. I get a lot of use from this carrier. More than the other bags I have that are too long/tall or bulky." —Vallrey

    Price: $13.47 (originally $44.99)

    19. 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 especially if your pup spends lots of time outdoors.

    The deodorizing dog spray in a gray bottle with red lettering
    PetSmart

    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

    20. 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. Say goodbye to the days of litter falling apart as you try to scoop it.

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

    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: $10.99+ (originally $14.99; available in three sizes)

    21. A pet ramp that will help your pet get up and down off the bed and couch more easily. This is especially helpful if you have pets with arthritis or puppies that need to get down in the night to use the restroom. Now you won't have to wake up at 4 a.m. to help them out.

    The pet ramp
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "Again, my Chihuahua loved this ramp. Took about two hours to get used to it but then, she was off and running. She was only 1.5 pounds when I got it and she had no trouble at all." —Linnie13

    Price: $59.99 (originally $89.99)

    22. A dog flea and tick treatment for the pup who often finds themself rolling around in the dirt. Your pet should be able to enjoy the great outdoors, whether that's a hike in the wilderness or a walk around the block, without having to worry about being covered in pests.

    The pack of dog flea and tick treatment for medium dogs
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "I use these on my pug and mini Schnauzer. When applied on time, I do not see fleas on my pets. I also appreciate that it keeps other pesky bugs off of them." —Jordy P

    Price: $28.99 for the version for medium dogs (originally $39.99)

    23. A travel water bottle, because if you're constantly on the go with your pet, you'll need to ensure their needs are met and hydration is a key one. It's super simple to use and will make hikes and walks way easier to manage.

    The blue water bottle
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "This water bottle/bowl allows us to go for one-hour walks early in the morning. The Phoenix area weather is normally quite warm this time of the year. We can easily get three or four water breaks for our Schnoodle by using this bottle/bowl. That keeps him hydrated and happy." —doggiedaddy7

    Price: $19.99

    24. A flea pet comb so you can ensure your pet and home stay pest-free. Plus, it's an easy way to save yourself a trip to the vet and the bills that come with it by assessing the problem for yourself.

    The flea pet comb in gray
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "I bought this comb a few days ago and it is quite the flea picker-upper! We inherited my grandmother's dog after she passed and the dog came with fleas which quickly infested our cats. I used Pet Armour on my cats to no avail and now can't treat them for another month, in the meantime I'm combing them daily. I can usually get about 7–-10 fleas in one combing. Sometimes the comb catches them in-between its teeth easily but sometimes it just gets them up and out of the hair and I have to catch them in-between my fingers. I keep a cup of water next to me so when I remove the fleas from the teeth of the comb I can immediately flick them into the water and drown them. This probably works just as well as any expensive comb." —Valicious

    Price: $1.99

    25. A pack of dog waste bags for the person who considers poop-scooping the worst part of pet ownership. It features handles and an extra thick lining so you can stay as far away as possible from the icky stuff. Plus, it's tie handles make it easy to close up and throw it out.

    PetSmart

    Promising review: "Tie handles make closing this very easy. Thick, roomy, and don't tear. Best I've tried." —Maggieme

    Price: $11.99

    26. 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
    PetSmart

    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: $53.95 (originally $58.99)

    27. A pet odor defense air freshener for the person who wants their house to smell as fresh as possible. It's difficult to eliminate all traces of pets in a household, but keeping your home smelling clean doesn't have to be difficult.

    Bottle of odor defense
    PetSmart

    Promising review: "Bought this item because we have two new furbabies in the home. Great fresh crisp smell after cleaning. Definitely a must-have." —Mermaid911211

    Price: $3.59 (originally $4.99)

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