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    27 Actually Smart Pet Purchases You Can Make At Walmart

    Your pets already think you're the smartest person on earth β€” now you can prove it!

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    1. A pack of Greenies dental treats, because brushing your dog's teeth is IMPOSSIBLE. These'll fight plaque and tartar *and* freshen their breath without any wrestling involved.


    You can pick the treat size by the weight of your dog! They're available in packs of 3–72.

    Promising review: "My dog (an Aussie) just recently had to get her teeth pulled. They were starting to fall out and were starting to cause her a great deal of pain. The vet said to start feeding her chewy dental treats with soft food. I was told that Greenies were healthy and amazing for older dogs. My Aussie went to town on them! She loves the taste, loves how chewy they are, and I love seeing her eating and chewing on things again." β€”Aussie Mommy

    Price: $4.98+ for a pack of 3+ (available in treat sizes teenie, petite, regular, and large)

    2. A waterproof pet blanket that'll allow your senior fur baby to snuggle on the couch with you, even if they might have an accident. This'll keep your sofa safe from damage.


    Promising review: "We love our pet blanket. We got it for our senior dog. She loves the furniture, but she is old and leaks everywhere β€” not anymore. She can sit on this cozy blanket and it doesn't get on our couch. My favorite thing is the color and the texture. It's an awesome product." β€”jencowgirl

    Price: $14.99+ (available in two sizes and seven colors)

    3. A bird warmer so your parrot's environment is closer to its natural climate preference. Not only does this protect them from the cold, but helps to relieve stress!


    It has low voltage so it's safe, even when your parrot gets close to it!

    Price: $34.79+ (available in sizes S/M–M/L)

    4. A cat scratcher with infused catnip for saving your furniture from the perils of your favorite lil' predator. Its texture mimics tree bark to satisfy them, plus it releases the ever-so-pleasing scent of catnip to keep them more interested in this...and not your new chair.

    It's also double-sided!

    Promising review: "I purchased this product out of desperation. I love my cat more than anything, but she was ruining the furniture with her constant scratching. Now she absolutely loves the SuperScratcher and uses it constantly. As a result, her claws are trim and she no longer rips my furniture to shreds. I would definitely recommend this product." β€”Fauxcowboy

    Price: $9.97

    5. An edible branch treat, because this'll sneakily give your bird or small pet (hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.) some nutrition while they play AND keep their teeth (or beak) neat and trimmed.


    It's made of alfalfa and honey! You can secure it to branches or their crate.

    Promising review: "I bought two of these for my rats. I placed one in each cage and they LOVE it! They chew on it more than any chew toy I've ever bought them! I defiantly recommend this chew toy!" β€”akk578

    Price: $5.63 (for a pack of two)

    6. A litter box system that'll keep your home odor-free by using both premium crystal litter (to absorb moisture and control odor) and a pee pad (to prevent leaks) so the air smells nothing but fresh.


    It also has an anti-tracking top to prevent spillage and a scoop to pick up ~solids~.

    Promising review: "I'll be honest, I forgot about the tray and pad for the past few days. I was cleaning up the old way and questioning where my cat may be peeing. Well, I finally remembered and checked it today. This thing is amazing! Three days and the pad wasn't touched! Also, the room smells fantastic and not like a cat bathroom anymore. I really love this new system and will be keeping this permanently!" β€”SC12478

    Price: $49.99

    7. Or! An auto-clean litter box system to never scoop poo AGAIN β€” talk about luxury. All you need to do is fill the bowl with clumping clay litter and plug the box to let it turn and transfer your kitty's *leftovers* into the waste bin. Did I mention its activated carbon filter to totally eliminate odor?


    Just replace the litter once a month! You'll get an auto-clean litter box, one-year supply of carbon fillers, power adaptor, and product manual.

    Promising review: "When is comes to litter box etiquette, my two cats are quite messy. In fact, one cat thinks he is quite the artist, creatively flicking litter outside the box and refusing to cover his masterpieces! The mess and smell in the utility room was bothersome. This quickly solved all my litter issues. The system was easy to assemble and took minutes have it up and working. It has reduced the smell, mess, and the nasty experience of dealing with litter for me. " β€”BigAl

    Price: $99.99

    8. A doggy life jacket for putting safety first when bringing your most precious child to the beach. They can still do their favorite kind of paddle (I'll let you guess), but now their head will stay above water.


    Promising review: "I love this life vest! I've used several competing products for my dog, who is an extremely mediocre swimmer but likes to go on boats/spend time by the beach. She's way more confident wearing this, and I'm less worried about her. Overall, it's an awesome product and cleverly designed. I especially love the neck closure." β€”Noelle

    Price: $10.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL)

    9. A digital automatic feeder, because you can't exactly bring your betta fish on vacation. Planes are...not a great place for them. This'll moisture-proof, mix, and crumble food *and* feed your scaly friend per programmed feeding times (up to four times a day).


    It has a built-in digital clock for accuracy and has programmable food volumes and feeding times.

    Price: $16.99 (originally $29.99)

    10. A pet shower wand that'll put an end to turning your bathroom into a water park, especially if your pupper NEVER. STOPS. SHAKING. Weekly baths in the yard it is.


    But you can also use it indoors! It comes with an extra-long eight-foot flexible hose for extended reach.

    Promising review: "It is so much easier to get the soap off my dog! Setup was easy and it was so much better than the regular hose; it didn't scare my dog so much. I just use in the bathtub for now, because it's cold outside." β€”Dave

    Price: $34.98

    11. An outdoor heated kitty barn so your favorite feline doesn't feel like they've been sent to the ~dog house~. Now when they insist on exploring outside, they'll have a safe haven to relax.


    It has two entryways with removable doors.

    Promising review: "We bought this for our Maine Coon cat who insists on being outside in winter. We have a covered wood pile that he sits under so we put the house in there. Now at least I feel better that he has a warmer spot outside. I was pleased with the quality of construction and the ease of putting it together." β€”Charyl

    Price: $39.69+ (originally $74.99+; available in three colors, in heated and unheated)

    12. A digital Pawscout collar tag for the ultimate way to keep your pet safe, even when out of eyesight. It keeps track of your pup's location so you can track walks, get alerts if they stray from your park or yard, AND send alerts to fellow Pawscout users if they do go missing.,

    You can create a full digital profile of your pet including photos, your contact info, vaccinations, and behavioral or medical issues.

    Promising review: "I have a dog that loves to run, we have eight acres so its really no big deal, but the other day she didn't come back for hours and we had to go look for her so we could go to bed. I decided that I needed an easier way to do that if this happens again. This is SO easy to use; it's basically like 'find my phone,' but for your dog. You download the app, hook the finder to your dogs collar, and let her go. Hours later, if she isn't home, you just bring the app up and it shows you where she is and how to get her." β€”Tnt0731

    Price: $15.47

    13. A cozy crate hammock, because it's important to help your ferret ~relax~ when they don't want to play. Something tells me you're about to witness a lot more napping.


    Price: $15.97 (originally $20.89)

    14. A ThunderShirt that'll reduce their fear during storms and help them (and you) fall back asleep thanks to the gentle, constant pressure this applies for a calming effect.

    Price: $31.26+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL)

    15. A heat mat so your reptiles and amphibians can maintain their needed body heat in a way that feels totally natural. This'll provide uniform heat from under or the side of their enclosure so they're safe *and* toasty warm.


    Price: $14.20

    16. A plastic pet door for letting your bb enter and leave as they please β€” meaning you can continue your Netflix binge while they play in the yard.


    This is best for medium-sized 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 pleased. 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 one to go out or come in." β€”leftylaska

    Price: $39.97

    17. A turtle pier, because Swimmy needs to stay active in his aquarium! It floats at water level and has a textured ramp so they're led safely down to the ledge when they want to sun bathe. Congratulations, you now own a turtle oasis.


    This is also great for frogs, newts, and salamanders!

    Promising review: "My turtle absolutely loves it. She fits perfectly on it and it is easy for her to get on and off." β€”IMDA1

    Price: $13.92

    18. A cozy, padded pet bed that'll keep them comfortable when they need to stay in their crate, whether while traveling or hiding from the vacuum. This'll further put them at ease so they can think of their crate as a safe place.


    Promising review: "This small size bed works perfectly for my Malti-Shihtzu. I love the softness and the pink color is quite attractive. It's easy to wash and is lightweight." β€”Kiwi

    Price: $14.31+ (available in sizes 18"–54" and five colors)

    19. A cat tree tower with a hammock and scratch posts so they can lounge, play, rub, scratch, WHATEVER in their own space, instead of wreaking havoc on really everything in your home.

    Paws & Pals

    Promising review: "My two cats love scratching posts, but some just don't hold up. This is perfect because the two posts being connected top and bottom makes them so much stronger! The hammock and base are covered in super soft fur. It's a perfect fit for either of my cats and they seem to find it a very comfortable napping place. Great design, reasonable price, fast delivery, simple assembly = a very happy customer." β€”Iorderbyipad

    Price: $29.99 (originally $41.99)

    20. A pack of paper bedding for making sure your hamster's space feels like home sweet home from day one β€” and that your room's air will stay fresh. It's ultra soft, highly absorbent (to keep them warm and dry), and boasts ~ten day~ odor control.

    Healthy Pet

    Promising review: "I have used this brand since I got my hamster, Spartacus, about five months ago. He loves this bedding! He will bury himself in it. It does an awesome job at containing his odors (his cage is in the same room as me) and absorbing any mess, so it's easy to clean out his cage when it's time." β€”lavender0814

    Price: $5.32 for a pack of 14 liters

    21. An extra-wide pet gate, because this'll keep all your furry children in one contained area while potty training, or whenever you want to clean with no one underfoot.


    It also has a small pet door!

    Promising review: "It works perfectly for our needs. A big dog and a little cat need to use it without getting into each other's way. One needs to stay out of room, while the other needs to go into the room. It keeps them both happy β€” and us, also." β€”Rocky

    Price: $39.99

    22. A bone-scented, bacon-flavored chew toy that'll not only entertain them for hours, but help maintain healthy teeth by removing tartar.


    Promising review: "My dogs love these. They are half of the price of other brands and my dogs cannot destroy them. My dogs have gone through a million tennis balls, toys, etc., and nothing is durable β€” except these. After eight months they are hardly chewed, even after an active two-year-old wide-jawed pit bull has chomped on them. I love, love, love these!" β€”Dana

    Price: $2.83+ (available in sizes S and L)

    23. A swinging bird toy so your feathery friend can spend hours and hours engaged while playing with blocks and bells β€” it's important to keep them active and this definitely helps!


    Price: $12.58 (originally $18.87)

    24. A ball launcher for throwing their favorite tennis ball a heck of a lot further than your arm can manage β€” aka it's an easy way to squeeze in more exercise for your four-legged companion. AND! Now you won't need to handle their ~slobbery gifts~ when they return.


    Promising review: "My puppy has chewed up three of these, but I keep replacing them because they make it so easy to throw long distance. I can't live without it." β€”Big Scoops

    Price: $5.49 (originally $12.88)

    25. An LED aquarium starter kit, because step one is keeping your new fishy ALIVE. This comes with an aquarium, power filter, and LED lighting to easily maintain clean, purified water and a healthy environment.


    AND! This (two-gallon) tank boasts seven energy-efficient LED colored lights.

    Promising review: "I bought this tank for my daughter's betta fish. I love the way she can see it from every direction in her room and the fact it is now her nightlight. I think our fishy loves having more room, too. I know it's only a two gallon tank, but it seems perfect for one betta fish." β€”Kaj4711

    Price: $26.86

    Starting your first aquarium? Get a standing plant for $8.23 and gravel for $4.94, both from Walmart.

    26. A hay and food bin feeder that'll keep a cleaner home for your rabbit, chinchilla, guinea pig, or any other small animal by maintaining a separate eating space, away from their hay or shavings.


    It's easily attachable to their crate!

    Promising review: "Instead of throwing hay in you pet's enclosure, this keeps their food from getting soiled, which is so much healthier for your pet. It is 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." β€”Arleen

    Price: $13.56

    27. An elevated dog bed so they can a) join you outside without getting dirty and b) have somewhere to rest when they inevitably tire out from chasing squirrels.


    Promising review: "This is the second bed we've purchased. Our fur kids love their bed and have used it on our deck for all four seasons. In winter, we just brush off the snow accumulated and they relax in the sun. Even after torrential downpours, it dries very quickly. This size will comfortably accommodate three dachshunds usually β€” or one 'bed hog' who's crabby." β€” 6DoxMom

    Price: $29.99+ (available in two sizes)

    How will they thank you? Like this:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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