31 Problem-Solving Pet Products You Can Get At Walmart
Little things to make your pet's life easier (and yours, too).
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dog GPS tracker, so you won't have to worry about Fido slipping loose on a walk and being gone forever.
Promising review: "I just got my Link trackers in today! I'm very happy with them. The GPS is top-notch. The app setup is really easy. Each dog gets their own profile. The quality is very good and it fits securely on her favorite collar. I love the light feature as well. It is really nice for going out at night!" — Chris
Price: $49.99 (originally $79)
laser cat toy that'll keep your kitties entertained and exercised (so they don't take that extra energy out on your furniture).
Promising review: "LOVE IT!! My 2 furbabies absolutely love playing with the laser lights. I love watching them and laugh at them being active. They have so much fun and look at me to go push button to start again. That's right -- after a few minutes it shuts off automatically." — Hart
A set of
perch covers to keep your feathered pal's nails neat and trimmed with basically no effort.
Promising review: "Have used these for years and my finches love them. Helps keep their nails trimmed and they enjoy wiping their beaks on them" — gene
Price: $5.88 for a pack of three
A bottle of
Nature's Miracle stain and odor eliminator that'll be the perfect solution for any accidental messes that might pop up.
Promising review: "This Nature's Miracle stain and odor remover is awesome. This really works!! For best results make sure you follow the directions on the bottle and let it sit for 15 minutes and just blot up. It has a clean smell but it is pretty strong. It does help with the urine smell also on hardwood floors. I fully recommend this product." — Greeneyes
Price: $12.15+ (available in two sizes)
deshedding glove for all those dogs and cats that hate to be brushed but love to get some extra petting and attention.
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: $14.48 (originally $19.02)
safety gate that'll keep critters where they're supposed to be, but can be easily opened with one hand, for the convenience of humans.
Promising review: "This gate is very light and easily installed. I purchased it for use with a 12-year-old poodle I have adopted. She chewed on the top of the wood one. This one is easily opened with one hand if you have a child in the other." — DogMama
Price: $29.99 (originally $42, available in three colors)
A pack of
dog deodorizing wipes so you can quickly clean your pup after a long walk instead of dealing with a full bath.
Promising review: "These are great for any and all quick cleanups your dog might need — a face wipe, around the eyes and ears, cleaning dirty paws, a wipe down after a roll in the dirt, and of course the butt area. These were an absolute godsend when my dog was sick recently. Good for removing general dog stink between baths." — Sara
automatic cat litter box that'll clean itself so you'll never have to fight over whose turn it is to do the poop scooping.
Promising review: "Very quiet and super efficient. Cats like that it's constantly clean and the motion/noise is so slight that it doesn't bother them at all. Love that I don't have to buy any special products to use it though I do recommend using the 'lightweight' litter as it seems to be easier on the motor. I like this model better than the previous model I bought as this one seems like it'll be much simpler to do the deep clean." — Jess
cat water fountain to serve two purposes: it's cute and you won't have to leave the faucet on all day for your cat to actually drink water.
Promising review: "Cute, and keeps water clean and fresh. They can't knock bits of kibble into their water like they do a plain bowl. Cats like it, they drink more water, which keeps them hydrated and consuming water reduces possibility of kidney problems as they age. Plus it's cute, I like how it looks. Easy to take apart to clean, too." — angicat
portable carpet cleaner so those little oopsies will be gone in a jiffy.
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: $99 (originally $119)
ThunderShirt that'll keep your dog calm and comfortable through the worst storms and fireworks.
Promising review: "It worked! Definitely relaxed my dog throughout the fireworks. She remained calm afterwards as well. Highly recommend it!" — humming1
Price: $44.95 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL)
FURminator because it's maybe the most effective thing at preventing shedding before it starts.
Promising review: "We have a Cardigan Welsh Corgi — a breed known for their intense shedding. It was getting to the point that I would have to vacuum at least once a day to keep up with all of the fur. When we finally decided to try the FURminator, we were shocked at how easily and quickly the fur came off. I'd say this product has cut down on our dog's shedding by a solid 70%. We can now hold him without getting much fur on our clothes, vacuum at more normal intervals, and there isn't a constant barrage of hair everywhere. Our dog's fur even looks shinier somehow (maybe because he isn't covered with loose undercoat). Thanks so much, FURminator people! We so appreciate it!" — Jenn and Dozer
Price: $31.95+ (available in three sizes)
automatic pet feeder that has settings for overeaters, food thieves, early risers, pets who eat too quickly, and more.
Price: $159.95 (originally $189.95)
dog harness to keep your pup from pulling on walks, with extra reflective strips that make nighttime walking safer.
Price: $9.49+ (available in sizes small and large)
A bottle of
antiseptic spray that'll be good to have on hand for emergency scrapes, and can also help soothe irritated spots from allergies, itches, and over-grooming.
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
dog backpack so they can bring their own snacks when you go on long hikes.
Promising review: "We take our dog hiking, kayaking, and fishing. This is a great addition for the car. We put a water bottle and some of her food in the backpack a long with a towel and some toys. She's ready for anything!" — Sam
Price: $59.99+ (available in six colors)
cat scratcher strip that's easy to put anywhere and will distract kitty from scratching other things he shouldn't.
Promising review: "I bought four of these to help train our kitten to not scratch our furniture. They have been extremely helpful! They are the same quality as other pricey cat scratchers and have proven to be super affordable! I am very satisfied with this purchase." — TNMT1
Dremel nail filing attachment that'll be a lot easier to use than those pesky clippers.
Promising review: "My puppy would fight me using the clippers. The nails would always be sharp where I clipped, I would file with a hand file to smooth them. It took so long and she would be so upset. While sitting in a chair, with her back to my stomach, I let her smell, play with the tool and I tickled her all over her tummy, neck, legs and nails while I made a buzzing sound. I was more nervous than she was. I rolled the tool briefly around each nail and repeated if needed. She was very relaxed and the Dremel Tool worked perfectly." — gonecrabbing
Price: $29.99 (originally $34.99)
doggy door so your floof can go in and out as they please, and you don't have to get up every time, or leave the door open and risk pests.
Promising review: "We've been wanting a doggy door for a long time. We have three dachshunds and I was getting really tired of opening door for them all the time or leaving the screen open for them to come and go, this summer especially the flies were horrid so we finally figured it was time. Worked out perfectly and we love it!" — ThrilledInColorado
pop-up cat carrier that might actually make trips to the vet a little easier for everyone involved.
Promising review: "So roomy! Fits all our kitties! It so cute too! We actually leave it half unzipped and put it by the heat register and two of our kitties sleep in there together! Cozy! Easy to carry when it's time for a vet visit. Love it!" — kara
Price: $17 (originally $21.99)
microfiber pet towel to soak up as much water as possbiel so those post-bath zoomies won't leave your house completely soaked.
Promising review: "This is the best towel that I have used for my Old English Sheepdog, it works like a charm! It holds the water and dries my pup with all that hair! Definitely recommend this towel." — lgs2630
winter jacket that'll keep your doggo nice and toasty on those long, cold walks.
Promising review: "Bought for my Chihuahua. We lived in Arizona, fell in love with my husband who lived in Michigan and moved to Indiana where his family lives. My little girl freezes and it is hard to find a warm jacket that covers her arms and fits. This jacket is so warm, nicely made, fits perfectly and looks great on her. I love it. Easy to put on her too." — Bonnie
Price: $22.02+ (available in sizes XS–XL)
A roll of
anti-scratch tape, so you can deter kitty from your nice furniture in a safe and humane way.
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
gravel vacuum that'll make cleaning your fish tank an absolute breeze.
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: $6.78 (originally $9)
pet hammock so you can go on road trips, or just to the park, and your dog can stay safely contained and not hurt your car's seats.
Promising review: "Excellent item for the price. Very easy to install and adjust. I have a German Shepherd and it really keeps slobber and hair from getting all over my car. It also keeps my dog from hurting himself if I have to slam on the brakes. Very happy with my purchase." — Diane
A Jackson Galaxy approved
cat backpack so you and your kitty can exxplore with ease and safety.
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)
A bottle of
dog cologne that'll keep Spot smelling fresh long after their bath (and it'll come in handy for date nights, too).
Promising review: "This product was sitting next to the Out easy spray shampoo and I gave it a try. My dog startles easily but he didn't even flinch as this sprays like gentle air. Great scent and excellent for in-between baths and grooming (when they're just a little too stinky to sit with you on the couch!) Great, inexpensive product. Very happy!" — MyELife
handheld pet vacuum to make cleaning your upholstery a snap, with even the sheddiest pets.
Promising review: "I have a white cat. I had three decorative pillows so covered in cat hair I thought of tossing them, but this little Bissell cleaned them right up with little effort. Bought one for my sister too." — Leo Linus (the white cat)
pet playpen that'll let dogs, cats, rabbits, and even goats stretch their lil' legs without letting them get too far away for comfort.
Promising review: "We took this on our road trip summer vacation so we didn't have to put up and take down the dogs' wire crate at each hotel. It was great because it folded down in the back of the car and didn't take up space. It's a bit heavy to haul, but it is a good product. Can be configured to accommodate different sized spaces." — WAmom
Price: $33.99 (originally $42.99)
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