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    31 Things From Walmart That Just Want To Make Life Easier For Pet Owners

    Who would have thought Walmart would make such a great pet parent?

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    1. A motion cat toy so you can *finally* have a toy in your home that your cat plays with more than the box it came in.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "My cat adores this toy! It's durable and she gets hyped up playing with it. She'll wrestle with it and flips it all over the floor. It gives her the the feeling of hunting and wears her out at night! Our best purchase yet!!" —KL

    Price: $16.99

    2. A calming spray that'll ease your pet's frazzled nerves after nail trimming, bath time, moving into a new home, etc. Spray this in a room around your pet (not on them) and happily watch them relax.

    The spray bottle
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This product really seems to help keep my household of five cats calm. There is a level of tension that usually prevails and results in fighting among them. If I use the spray and sometimes add other products, I definitely notice a difference!" —Dee

    Price: $14.99

    3. A backpack so your hiking buddy can go backpacking right along with you, and bring along an extra satchel for essentials. It's time she pulled her own weight anyway...or at least carried her own snacks.

    A hound dog with the double sided satchel bag resting on either side of their bag. It is attached by a harness around the chest and under the stomach.
    Walmart

    Price: $16.19+ (available in two adjustable sizes)

    4. A box of dog-friendly desserts to save your cookie jar from your K9's sweet tooth. *Warning* if TikTok has taught us anything, it's that people have a hard time realizing these are dog treats. Place in pantry at your own risk.

    Three Dog Bakery Original Treats for Dogs
    Walmart

    Promising review: "My golden retriever, Daisy, loves these treats. After she eats her dinner, she takes me into the kitchen to get her dessert, two of these cookies. These are her favorites. If Daisy recommends these treats, they must be great!" —Cindyn405

    Price: $7.28

    5. A literal cat tree because even if you can't beleaf how high maintenance you've allowed your cat to be, that'll just be something to worry about after he gets this...he deserves it.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "I will likely buy a second one — it's so lovely and unique! I absolutely love this cat tree and my cats do too! It was easy to assemble; it only took 15 minutes. It's both sturdy and attractive. My cats can easily climb into it to hide, relax, or sleep." —Chelle

    Price: $102.60+ (available in four colors and two styles)

    6. A waterproof cover so you can save your seats from Buddy's enthusiastic backseat driving.

    A large dog sitting on the back seat of the car. The cover attaches to the headrests in front and behind it.
    Walmart

    Promising review: "The appealing aspect of this cover is that it creates a true hammock between the back and the front seat. Neither of my dogs (38 pound and 16 pound) are able to jump to the front — very important as I am always the sole human in the car. My seats are protected not only from the dog hair and drooling, but also from the sun which has caused other seats to fade over time." —NoSeatJumper

    Price: $37.99 (available in two colors)

    7. A glow-in-the-dark ball because you shouldn't have to stop playing with the light of your life just because the sun goes down. With this, you're both still gonna have a ~ball~ whenever you want!

    A person playing fetch with their dog at night. They are using a ball launcher and the ball is glowing.
    Walmart

    Promising review: "These balls are very durable even with a large-mouthed lab chomping on them nonstop. They glow green in the dark which makes them fun to play with in the evenings. We've got several and some are over 2 years old and still look new." —Bullet

    Price: $8.43+ (available in three sizes)

    8. A suction cup window perch that'll give your cat a designated spot to soak up the sun. Plus, this is a stellar option if your place doesn't have the floor space to put out cat trees and beds.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My biggest cat loves this the most. All 15 pounds of muscular tomcat fit in this bed. Curious Charlie found the bed himself, hopped right in and made himself at home. Make sure you follow the instructions and clean both the window and the suction cups." —Mommaof4cats

    Price: $29.82

    9. A massage roller for easily releasing tension from cats and dogs who could use a little pampering after a long day of napping.

    Walmart

    Price: $8.99

    10. A dinner windmill that's sure to help your speed-eater slow down to help their digestion in a ~wheely~ fun way.

    A windmill shaped feeder on a black base with four tubes that hold dry food. The dog must push the windmill around for the dry food to fall out.
    Walmart

    Promising review: "My dog really gets into this! I put her cup of food in it and make her work for her supper! It didn't take her long to figure it out. She moves the windmill with her nose. It's so cute to watch her!" —NorthernMichiganMom

    Price: $16.30

    11. A ball launcher that's hopefully gonna tire your doggo out long enough for you to catch your breath when you play at the park.

    A person launching their dog's ball considerably farther than a traditional throw with the help of the arm-length wand
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This is great, because you don't have to pick up a wet tennis ball. You push the claw down onto the ball to load." —LH20

    Price: $9.92

    12. A bone-scented teeth cleaning toy to give your dog the satisfaction of an actual bone but be totally safe for them to chew on.

    A bone-shaped toy with hard plastic bubbles on the top and bottom
    Walmart

    Promising review: "My dog is an aggressive chewer. These last over a week before she can even begin to destroy it." —blahblahblah1234569988643

    Price: $4.86

    13. A pet camera you can link up with your cellphone, giving you up to four views of your pet from anywhere in your place, no matter where you might be. Plus, it has night vision!

    The pet cam and a smartphone
    Walmart

    Promising review: "The MobiCam is the best invention ever! I can check on my kitties anytime from anywhere. I recently took a trip out of state and checked on them periodically. After mounting the MobiCam, it was easily controlled through the app. The features are endless...the MobiCam can be tilted up, down, and sideways. Photos and videos can be taken and stored in the app. There's also an infrared feature for night viewing and recording video. Additionally, an audio feature to communicate with and listen to my kitties. The peace of mind knowing they're safe when I'm not home is priceless!" —MaMaKittyKat

    Price: $44.99

    14. A handheld bark deterrent device for safely distracting your doggo with ultrasonic waves if they tend to scare the entire neighborhood with their raging barks every time they see a squirrel.

    Hand holding the device and pressing a button
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I have two dogs and they both tend to bark at everything that moves (and everything that doesn't move lol), but this seems to stop them and has subdued most of the barking all together. Now when they bark, I say a quick "NO!" and click the ultrasonic bark controller and — bam — they stop!" —scootergirl253

    Price: $17.97

    15. An automatic fish feeder to make heading out on vacation far easier when you've got little bubbly buds at home hoping to still get three square meals a day.

    The fish feeder and some fish food
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This thing is the bomb for feeding my goldfish. I have been testing it since I got it a few days ago to make sure it works alright and gives suitable food portions and so far its AWESOME! It feeds every 12 hours and its design ensures the food won't get humid or damp. Portion amounts are adjustable too! Still figuring out how many days it will feed before the food chamber is empty but I'm estimating a week at max portion. Can easily adjust to a smaller portions for extended vacation. Gone are the days of those gross jelly vacation food pucks! This system is well worth the moderate investment!" —Rhodes75

    Price: $29.94

    16. A Jackson Galaxy cat backpack that'll let your indoor cat explore by your side if you think they could use a breath of fresh air.

    A person with the backpack around their shoulders. It has mesh paneling on the sides, three large air holes in front beneath a clear plastic bubble, and a zipper top.
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Well, it didn't take long to acclimate Milton to the backpack. He was already harness/leash-trained, but I wanted to take him to more places, so I wanted a versatile backpack and that's what I got. I was able to take Milton down to the beach and he felt more secure in the backpack. It's not cumbersome and there is plenty of room inside for him. I'm so glad I bought it." —Alex

    Price: $139.99 (originally $225)

    17. A litter genie to trap scents and keep your apartment from smelling like one big litter box.

    The litter genie
    Walmart

    Promising review: "The Litter Genie Pail locked away odors, even holding large amounts of litter. I usually just dump the whole litter pan in a garbage bag, but now I do use the scoop and put the dirty litter in the Litter Genie Pail. I will now save money on buying less litter. I am definitely a happy new customer!" — DebC

    Price: $23

    18. A portable carpet cleaner – a tiny device that's here to help with your pet's biggest messes.

    A person cleaning a stain on their carpet with the small handheld cleaner. Their dog is watching, guiltily.
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Having an adopted breeder dog, we have encountered some accidents during house-training. This little machine works great for those accidents. It is small and easily portable and does a good job. It is small so it doesn't take up much storage. Nice to have a carpet cleaner at home." —MsMacMO

    Price: $119

    19. A roll of anti-scratch tape so you can save your sofa from your feline's morning stretches.

    A person applying a strip of the roll-on tape to the front of their sofa's arm rests
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Put the ScratchNot tape on one of our chairs and the next time one of our cats came up the chair to scratch it she got suspicious. She touched it a couple times very carefully with her paw and than left the chair alone. No more scratching! Just be careful that your power cord from your laptop or other device does not get stuck on it, otherwise it could get a little messy. Would definitely recommend this product." —Woooshi

    Price: $5.97

    20. A chewable food bowl that'll give your rabbits and rodents a safe chew toy that actually promotes dental health.

    Walmart

    Promising review: "My guinea pigs love this! They nibbled more than half of it in less than two days." —Lsuchic

    Price: $4.94

    21. A gravel vacuum because keeping a fish tank clean is a massive task. Fortunately, perhaps ironically, this vacuum is gonna make it ~suck~ a whole lot less.

    Gravel Vacuum packaging
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Let me say that this product has worked great for us, and even though it is inexpensive it does the job. We have used it three times now to clean our small tank of around five gallons and it works really well. Our fish now has nice clean water and is a happy little guy. My 7-year-old son loves to operate the bulb to get the siphon going, so it is easy to do. We plan on using this every week to take out some of the water and clean the gravel." —LibertarianDIY

    Price: $24.52

    22. A sturdy fetch wheel for very good dogs with a very bad habit of destroying every Frisbee you throw them.

    A large dog with a big, thick wheel-shaped chew toy
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I have an Australian cattle dog and he loves this toy so much. It's the best for fetch in an urban apartment because when you throw it it doesn't make tons of noise on the floor. He has been through three of these in two years. They're worth every penny. It's very durable — he is about 60 pounds and is very strong. I highly recommend this product for fetch and indoor play!" —Minando

    Price: $12.16

    23. A deshedding glove sure to make your attention-seeking, grooming-hating shedder think they're simply getting some snugs while you're actually removing half their body mass.

    True Touch deshedding glove
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Our cat HATED to be brushed. Got this for her for Christmas, and she LOVES it! It was almost scary how much fur it took off, but no more hairballs. Easy enough to clean, and she can't get enough 'petting' from it! Would recommend!" —Meb8

    Price: $11.17

    24. A pair of laser pointers so you can entertain and exercise your cat from the comfort of your couch when they've fully worn you out and still seem to have endless energy in that tiny, 12-pound body.

    Two laser pointers with keychain attachments
    Walmart

    Promising review: "Both lasers work flawlessly and I absolutely love that the laser stays on with one click of the button!! My kitty is so happy! I would definitely purchase these again!" —Catlover

    Price: $9.99

    25. An automatic pet feeder with so many settings it's sure to help your overeater, food thief, early riser, food inhaler...if you've got one, you know what I'm talking about.

    Pet Safe Automatic Pet Feeder
    Walmart

    Promising review: "This feeder is very useful for portion control. I just switched my dog's food to a brand she inhales; free feeding was no longer an option. Using the app, I was able to easily select the amount, schedule and whether to dispense slowly or all at once. I can also remotely dispense an amount of my choosing from the app. As a bonus, the app alerts me that she's been fed." —DoggieMama

    Price: $113.95

    26. A bottle of antiseptic spray that'll be handy if your pet gets scraped up when you're out and about, and can also soothe spots inflamed by allergies, itching, and over-grooming.

    A person applying the spray to their dog's paw
    Walmart

    Promising review: "I have two doggies and live near a wonderful park! There are ponds, ducks, turtles and wonderful hiking trails. My doggies love to explore, and they sometimes go into bushes and nature, perhaps they shouldn't. Now I am stress free knowing I have this wonderful spray! I put it in their backpack now whenever we go anywhere. It is just such a sigh of relief, knowing I'm carrying it in my backpack, just in case." —kelleysdiy

    Price: $8.96

    27. A tracking dog collar with a reflector for visibility at night and a GPS tracker, that can help you find your tiny explorer with the simple use of an app! Thanks, technology.

    A dog wearing the collar
    Walmart

    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: $19.96 (available in five colors and sizes S–L)

    28. A plastic pet door so your indecisive critter doesn't need your help to open up those pesky doors. They'll be able to go Inside! Outside! Inside! Outside! all day long, no need for you to assist.

    A dog going through the pet door
    Walmart

    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

    Price: $39.97

    29. An anxiety jacket with a patented design that's gonna apply gentle, constant pressure to calm anxiety, fear, and overexcitement if your little one tends to get stressed by thunderstorms, loud noises, or has separation anxiety.

    A dog in the form-fitting, sleeveless jacket
    Walmart

    Promising review: "It worked! Definitely relaxed my dog throughout the fireworks. She remained calm afterward as well. Highly recommend it!" —Humming1

    Price: $26.97+ (available in sizes XXS–XXL)

    30. Or a ThunderShirt for cats that's great for easing your kitto's anxiety when moving into a new home, going to the vet, or just general anxiousness in the home.

    Amcat wearing the shirt
    Walmart

    Promising review: "My cat suffers from severe anxiety and is very sensitive to loud sounds and sudden movements. I put this on him and he went from skittish to purring instantly! He was very playful and relaxed. He has some difficulty moving in it and would often flop over, but I put the straps in a a different position and it provides him more mobility! We've only used it twice, but he likes it so far! He is 12 pounds and I ordered a size large which I felt was appropriate for him.' —Brooke

    Price: $33.40+ (available in sizes S—L)

    31. And finally, an extra-wide pet gate so you can *occasionally* enjoy some pet-free me time when you need a momentary break from pet parenthood.

    A pet gate with a small door that allows cat through but not larger pets
    Walmart

    This gate is 2.5 inches long, 17.25 inches wide, and 31.25 inches high.

    Promising review: "A very sturdy, nice product that keeps dogs out of the kitchen; definitely would recommend, especially for the price!!" —Alexsis

    Price: $39.99

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