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    Just 25 Under-$20 Things From Chewy That Are Incredibly Useful

    Since we still haven't figured out how to get cats to pay rent, here are some bargains.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pack of pill pocket treats so you can convince your pup she's getting something special when really she's getting her meds.

    Chewy, Carolyn / Chewy

    Promising review: "My pup refuses to take her allergy pills unless I hide them from her. She miraculously eats all her kibble with leaving the pill behind. This product has been a game changer. She looks forward to having her peanut butter treat every morning and doesn’t even care that the pill is there. Be sure to close the bag tightly as these do dry out after some time." —Pill

    Price: $14.98 (originally $17.99, for a pack of 60 treats)

    2. A cactus scratching post that'll give kitty somewhere to sharpen his claws that isn't the arm of the couch — and it's much cuter than a traditional scratching post.

    Chewy, Ajax / Chewy

    Promising review: "My cats absolutely love it, they wrestle around it, attack the ball, scratch it. It's rare a cat actually uses something you get them so I am happy with this. Yes, a big cat can tip this easily but mine don't; they mostly claw lower down on it. If you have a cat that tends to tip posts, for sure get a bigger/heavier one. It also looks nice in my living room!" —Does

    Price: $16.17+

    3. A tub of paw butter to soothe cracked pads — this is especially great as we head into winter, when cold and salt can really irritate their sensitive beans.

    a model applying the butter to a dog's feet

    Promising review: "I've spent so much money on so many things for my dog whose paws crack due to weather, allergies, stubbornly walking on things she shouldn't, and are constantly dry. Nothing seemed to work, and the things that did make a difference were temporary. This is finally the thing that worked, and it actually worked after the first time putting it on. Even my dog noticed, she normally fights me when I put stuff on her paws, but she welcomes this stuff. After a week, they're basically at 100% and looking better than I thought they could." —Daisy

    Price: $7.80 (originally $7.99)

    4. A dog doorbell so Mr. Ruffles can let you know when he needs to go out — no more guesswork, guilt, or accidents!

    Chewy, MariaH / Chewy

    Promising review: "First-time dog owner here, cannot recommend this product enough. After my dog was potty-trained, I purchased these bells so he could use them to signal when he needed to go out. He picked it up quick and always uses them without fail. Also, since I live in an apartment it is a quieter alternative to him barking at the door." —Emmy

    Price: $8.99+ (available in eight colors)

    5. A bag of kitty dental treats that Fluffy will enjoy for the salmon flavor, and that humans will enjoy for his lack of tartar buildup (and subsequent lack of expensive teeth cleaning from the vet).

    Chewy, Lindsey / Chewy

    Promising review: "Our 18-year-old cat has a bit of tartar on her teeth but is getting so old that putting her under anesthesia for a cleaning is not recommended. So I got several teeth cleaning treats and although she normally doesn’t like large treats or food, she likes these." —Kleo

    Price: $2.09

    6. An Arm & Hammer odor eliminator to keep your rugs and carpets from getting funky after one too many accidents or hair balls.

    a reviewer holding the yellow and blue product
    america / Chewy

    Promising review: "I’ve got three cats and two dogs and let me tell you it works. I use it after I clean out the litter then sprinkle just a little on top. Works on carpet when It starts to smell a little like my fur babies and their beds too. I definitely recommend to those that don’t won’t their house to smell like their furry children run the house." —Katie

    Price: $1.46+ (originally $3.32)

    7. A betta bed because fish need rest too! And where better than this adorable leaf-shaped hammock?

    Chewy, bvcsky / Chewy

    Promising review: "Honestly, when I bought this I thought it would make a good place for my betta to hide but didn’t really think he would sleep on it. I was so wrong! As soon as I put it in his tank he swam over to it. He began sleeping on it and even built a little bubble nest over it! I highly recommend this for anyone with a betta! I bought two more so he has various heights to sleep at, but he prefers it to be about 1.5 inches under the water level." —Candi 

    Price: $2.59

    8. A hot spot and itch relief spray so you don't have to constantly redirect your pet from that one spot — you can stop the itch right at the source.

    the silver bottle of spray

    Promising review: "I’m really impressed with this stuff. My dog gets itchy feet sometimes, mostly on the heels of her back legs. She’ll go crazy barking and contorting herself trying to chew them. Whenever my dog is having a fit of chewing her heels, I interrupt her and spray this on them. After a couple minutes (in which I have to watch her to make sure she doesn’t lick the spray off), she leaves her heels alone. Love this stuff and I can just use it as needed." —Twig

    Price: $5.63 (originally $8.99)

    9. An LED safety collar for night walkers who worry that those reflective vests really aren't getting the job done. And this baby is so bright, you won't even need a flashlight!

    the collar lit up bright green

    Promising review: "Collar is high quality and very well made. Lights blink, strobe, or steady on. Wonderful for walking at night or just in the backyard. Strobe lights deter hawks and owls which is what I needed. Easy to recharge as needed which isn’t often. Highly recommend." —Anno

    Price: $19.99 (originally $24.99, available in two colors)

    10. An attachable birdbath so your tweety lil' friend can keep their feathers nice and clean whenever they want. And who doesn't want to watch a bird splash around in their own personal swimming pool??

    the product packaging with a blue bird in the red and clear bath

    Promising review: "My birds love this bath! It was very easy to set up and put on their cage and it’s easy to take off, clean and refill, and put back on. They are always using it either for baths or just to drink out of. Highly recommend it." —ArmyWife1

    Price: $5.69 (originally $10.99)

    11. A faux-stick dog toy because it's the best of both worlds — Fido gets a stick to chew on, and you don't have to clean up tiny wood chips from every surface in your home.

    two brown dogs, one chewing on the stick

    Promising review: "Fantastic for an old English bulldog that loves to chew. Buford has used these for three years now. They aren’t gone in a week either, more like a couple of months. Highly recommended!" —Stevo

    Price: $4.19+ (available in four sizes)

    12. A Kong cloud collar so cats and dogs can recover with their dignity and none of the shame of ~The Cone~. Plus, they still have peripheral vision.

    a reviewer photo of their dog wearing the blue collar
    Anne / Chewy

    Promising review: "Our almost 14-year-old cocker spaniel had to have several cysts removed, and I was not looking forward to the plastic surgery collar. Buster would walk into the doors, walls and our legs with the regular surgery collar after past surgeries. The vet suggested a softer collar, so we ordered this. It has been wonderful! Buster is not running into nearly as many objects, it doesn't hurt if he runs into us, and he uses the collar as a pillow when he sleeps. He doesn't seem to mind wearing the collar at all." —BustersMom

    Price: $15.99+ (originally $19.99, available in five sizes)

    13. A fresh breath water additive because cuddles will be just that much better when you aren't breathing in kibble stink.


    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim while purchasing another item. I’ve been super impressed at how quickly it started working and how effective it has been. I was skeptical because it basically has no smell. I pour one cap in every day in my dog’s small water bowl that we leave down all day, and it has done exactly what it’s supposed to do. She had some funky breath (she’s about 10–11 years and will eat ANYTHING she finds) and the bad breath is completely gone." —Alexandria

    Price: $16.99 (originally $19.99)

    14. A set of washable pee pads that are equally as dog conscious as they are environmentally conscious. It's a win-win!

    a brown dog sitting on the white pad

    Promising review: "We just brought home our first puppy, and I've been wary about disposable pads because of the cost, concern for the environment, etc., so I went ahead and got these to put under her playpen. We do take her outside as often as we can, but even when there are accidents, we can leave one down for 24 hours without noticing a smell. Plus they wash up great! Having two works perfectly for us, since we always have a spare when the spoiled one is being washed. They might be a little expensive, but I know I would have paid a lot more for disposable pads in the long run, especially if we get a second dog in the future." —Marissa 

    Price: $15 (originally $19.99)

    15. A slow feeder bowl because sometimes your dog is just too enthusiastic about food, but eating too fast can cause tummy upset or other issues. This thing will allow them to slow down and savor.

    the purple bowl with raised ridges

    Promising review: "I have been a foster mom for my local Humane Society since May 2021. I've had almost a dozen animals in my home in the last six months. When dogs are transitioning out of the shelter or kennel into a home setting before being adopted it's very stressful. Typically I get dogs that can't handle being in a kennel environment due to stress, with stress some dogs tend to gorge themselves or scarf their food. I always have at least two of these on hand for dogs that come into my home so I can slowly transition them into a normal bowl again." —MillerFosters

    Price: $7.96 (originally $19.99)

    16. A pack of eye wash pads that are actually safe to go directly on their eyes — no more wiping juuuuuuust around the eye area, and hoping that's enough to get the gunk off.

    a human holding the pad next to a dog

    Promising review: "This product works very well in my 6-month-old mini schnauzer’s eyes discharge. These pads clean up any crusty discharge beneath the eyes and seem to soothe the eyes as well when the pad’s boric acid solution is squeezed directly into the eyes. Very good product." —OldBlue

    Price: $9.99

    17. A three-pack of stuffing-less squeaky plushes that are perfect for chewers. They can squeak and destroy all they want, without leaving a layer of stuffing all over your living room.

    a dog posing with the three toys

    Promising review: "I bought these for my miniature schnauzer when she was just a few months old. We play tug of war (ferociously — she's a terrier after all!) every morning and while some of the squeakers no longer work, the fabric is still intact. I'm ordering a second set for her first birthday gift. She will be so excited!" —CrazySchnauzerLady 

    Price: $9.99 (originally $12.44)

    18. A self-warming dog crate pad that just might make their crate the best laying spot in the house — laps and couches better watch out.

    a small dog on the tan mat in a crate

    Promising review: "I ordered this so my cat would have somewhere warm to lay on. It’s soft and feels good to the touch. I use it for a small bed I got my cat and the size fit perfectly! She loves her bed. I use this as a lil' self-warming mattress for her." —Lala

    Price: $9.07+ (originally $19.99, available in six sizes)

    19. A personalized collar because those little tags are annoying, dangly, and could fall off — with this you'll be sure that your dog always has your contact information right on their body.

    a dog wearing the red personalized collar

    Promising review: "I love the idea of having my pup's name and my phone # where it can be clearly seen. And with this collar, you don't hear the noise you hear when you have a metal tag attached to a collar, especially when they scratch." —Beth

    Price: $17.97 (originally $18.95, available in five colors)

    20. A dog or cat placemat for messy eaters of the feline or canine varieties, especially if they like to splash their water every which way.

    the dark blue silicone placemat

    Promising review: "I love this! I love having a silicone mat because it’s very easy to clean off and I can wash it off in the sink when my girl makes a mess LOL. No complaints." —Siera

    Price: $9.85 (originally $12.85, available in nine colors)

    21. A bottle of Rescue Remedy because I have used the human version on myself and it really does help! Both anxious pets and people can benefit now.

    the yellow packaging and dropper bottle

    Promising review: "This is my second order of Rescue Remedy. Just a drop or two during certain events makes it last a long time. It works for our goldendoodle. As she has aged she's become more alert to noises which cause her to act very unsettled. I put a drop or two on a treat to help her settle down and rest." —CMKing

    Price: $17.95 (originally $23.95)

    22. A gravity refill water bowl to keep you from having to refill those teeny bowls all the time. Plus, the natural movement is great for cats, who can be mistrustful of still water.

    a brown dog drinking from the grey bowl

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. It holds a lot of water and it’s easy to clean! I use it for one cat and refill it once a month. It’s nice to have as a secondary water bowl in a room where I don’t think to refill it often." —Katherine

    Price: $9.03+ (originally $14.01)

    23. A three-pack of can covers so you can portion out some of that delicious wet food and then store it in the fridge without stinking it up or awkwardly trying to make do with a piece of foil.

    Chewy, BecSA / Chewy

    Promising review: "I bought these can covers because my mom can't open cans anymore. I open up the cans, pop on these lids, and put them in the refrigerator. These lids are the best! I'm ordering more today since I rescued a litter of kittens." —Babybuns

    Price: $1.29 for three (originally $2.79)

    24. A pair of grooming gloves to transform that annoying, stressful brushing session into some pet and cuddle time that just so happens to help your critter de-shed.

    a model wearing the blue and black textured gloves

    Promising review: "Makes brushing much easier with arthritis and one of the cats actually prefers these gloves; he now gets head and face massages and just lies down and purrs. Easy to put on and take off and easy to clean. I just hit it up against a railing outside and all the fur comes off." —FullHouse

    Price: $9.99 (originally $10.99)

    25. An edible small animal mat because whether you're a bunny, a guinea pig, or a human, the dream is always to have a soft place to hang out that's also made of food.

    a reviewer photo of their black and white bunny on the mat
    Milo / Chewy

    Promising review: "Out of all the toys we have purchased for our piggy, so far, this has been his favorite! We bought a couple to put down his ramp to help with gripping to climb up. He loves eating the grass, moving it around his play area, and running through it. I would recommend this to anyone with a piggy!" —PopeFamilyFarm

    Price: $6.99

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