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    25 Things From PetSmart That Have Truly Impressive 5-Star Reviews For A Reason

    Standout stuff like spray-treats to fill hollow toys easy-peasy, a cat harness cats actually tolerate, and anxiety shirts that folks love to love.

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    1. A treat-dispensing natural-rubber dog toy their parents love because it's so good at keeping puppers occupied you can have a few minutes to yourself — really!

    A dog plays with the red toy

    Promising review: "What a wonderful invention! Do you need 15 minutes with no one bringing you toys or begging for a walk? Put a little peanut butter or cheese and a Kong cookie in one of these bad boys and your pup will be so busy trying to get every bit of the tasty treat out, you might even get to watch that TV show with no one standing on your lap!" —Cajunmum

    Price: $7.99+ (available in five sizes)

    2. Plus a can of dog treats that comes out of a spray bottle like whipped cream to fill hollow-center toys or for dispensing direct-to-mouth. Folks use it to replace peanut butter because it's easier than using a knife to spread sticky paste into a round hole.

    A model fills a toy with the treat

    Promising review: "My dog loves this stuff, and if I'm in a rush to leave, I can quickly grab this and stuff her Kong toys. Not messy like regular peanut butter would be, very easy to use." —PitBullyLove

    Price: $6.99+

    3. A box of litter box deodorizer so your home doesn't smell so much like cat poop anymore.

    A box of the product

    You just sprinkle a little on the smelly stuff, and it goes to work on its own.

    Promising review: "I have two stinky poopers and even though the litter box is cleaned daily, there remains a lingering odor. Since I started sprinkling this on the litter boxes after cleaning, the house smells fresher. You only need a sprinkling to do the trick, not a whole lot. I had a contractor in the house and he remarked on how fresh my house smelled and he didn't know I had cats until he saw the litter boxes. Great refresh if one of my stinkers doesn't cover her leavings." —VAPat

    Price: $3.99 (originally $6.99)

    4. A 2.3-gallon container of pre-conditioned aquarium water for when you don't want to risk balancing out your own tap water. New fish-keepers swear by it!

    A container of the water

    Promising review: "At first, I thought... you shouldn't need that. However, when my female guppy had babies and I very quickly needed to set up a separate tank for them. Given how sensitive the fry will be to any impurities in the water that would need time to be mitigated; I bought some of this water and I have to say... it's the cleanest and stays clean for longer. The tap water I believe, adds to the fish tank smell and that seems to happen faster than with this water-for-purchase. Ever since then, I buy this water for the one tank I have. Two of this size seems to be the right amount for a five-gallon tank." —Gratitude902

    Price: $13.99

    5. A kabob-style shredding toy sustainably made from all-natural yucca stalks bird-owners say their feathered-friends love tearing to bits.

    The kabob toy

    Promising review: "Even for the picky bird they'll always end up tearing this toy apart! Never had a bird who didn't wanna play with their kabob." —Koii

    Price: $8.99

    6. A loose coconut substrate that reptile parents swear by because it breaks down odors and waste without risking impaction to your baby's digestive system.

    A bag of the product

    Promising review: "This product worked great with my Leopard gecko! He loves to dig in this! He never has gotten an impaction ever since we switched to this! I would recommend this!" —Yanagi

    Price: $12.59

    7. A small critter activity center in a sturdy assembly that's also part of the fun. Everything is safe for your pocket pet's gnawing-delight, and I'd consider their destruction of it a compliment to how much fun it is.

    A rat chews the toy

    Promising review: "My two bunnies like to chew on the hanging pieces, but also the wood frame itself! They also like to poke their heads through the sides and stand with their paws on the top. They have chewed off some of the straw-looking wrap on a few pieces, but that’s sort of the point, right? Overall it’s been a great purchase." —BunnyFriend

    Price: $19.99 (originally $24.99)

    8. A cat harness with a bungee-cord leash so your feline friend can explore the world beyond your house without tugging too hard on your arm (or their little torsos!) if they want to take off.

    The cat leash/harness set

    We've got a few cats on our street that have these, and they always look like they're living it up as they strut down the sidewalk.

    Promising review: "I got the medium hoping my three month old kitten would grow into it. They didn't have a small but It fit her pretty well on the smallest setting so I was happy I got it. She obviously was freaking out a bit on why this thing was on her but over time she started to explore outside for the first time. The bungee cord is a GREAT feature. I don't feel like it's a jolt if she ran fast. It was a nice pull but no whip lash for her! Great purchase." —Hieun3

    Price: $14.99

    9. An anxiety jacket that works for most dogs to chill them out by giving them a hug. It's like a weighted blanket, except canines get the privilege of walking around in them, which honestly sounds ~amazing~.

    A medium-sized white dog wears the shirt

    Promising review: "It can be nothing short of a miracle. Plus, with the money back guarantee, why not try it? You owe it to your anxious dog to at least give this product a try. My year old rescue pup is 100% fine now when I have to leave him home in his crate if he has his Thundershirt on. But, our most amazing instance was on New year's Eve, when my neighbors where shooting off fireworks for an hour and a half. My dog was absolutely freaking out until I put the Thundershirt on him. He became instantly drowsy, and during the worst of the racket he was sleeping soundly in his bed. It was the most amazing thing, and I was so grateful!" —Emroy

    Price: $39.99+ (available in six sizes)

    10. An aquarium water-heater folks swear by to keep their aquariums comfortable without risking their fishes' health.

    The thermometer

    Promising review: "Eheim's Jager heaters are renowned by fish-keepers as the most accurate, reliable in-tank heater on the market. Though they're not the prettiest, and they are pretty large in comparison to other heaters, you'll never need to worry about the heater exploding or cooking your fish on you. As long as you keep the heater clean and unplug it when changing the water, you'll have reliable service from your Jager for 10 years or more. Definitely recommend this product to any fish-keeper." —Lydah

    Price: $20.99 (originally $32.99)

    11. A hand-woven bird's nest that's nice and roomy inside so your finches can bring in as much nesting material as they want!

    The woven bird's nest

    Promising review: "These are perfect for my finches and waxbills. Unlike other nests I’ve purchased, these are round, leaving lots of room inside for birds to bring nesting materials and cuddle together without being cramped!" —CarmenMol

    Price: $6.69+ (available in two sizes)

    12. A phosphorus-free vitamin D3 and calcium supplement reviewers keep turning to because it's not lumpy, spreads easy, and the price is right.

    The supplement

    Promising review: "Lasts forever and is a very good product. Good price and it sticks well to whatever insect you are feeding and reptiles don't seem to mind it at all. Would recommend!" —MrsCorbett

    Price: $3.49+ (originally $5.78, available in two sizes)

    13. A small-animal nail scissor to groom your guinea pig's nails effortlessly.

    The pink-handled scissors

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these because they look like cheap plastic cutters, but I was wrong! They are awesome and clipped my guinea pig's nails so fast and smooth!" —Jemichaels33

    Price: $5.49

    14. A flea and tick collar pet parents are oh-so-grateful for because it actually works, fast and for months after.

    The collar

    Promising review: "My poor Lab had a flea and tick infestation we couldn't control. We had used other end topicals and failed to work. Not only did the topicals not work they were oily and messy! I bought the collar Friday morning before work and removed some ticks and fleas with a tool I also bought. After I removed about 20 or more ticks I left for work and let the collar work its magic! When I got home more than 50% of her infestation was non-existent! I WAS OVERJOYED! Two days later she is tick- and flea-free! I gave her a good shower Sunday afternoon and the only two ticks I found were dead! She had about five fleas around her face and also dead! Her mood has totally changed she's back to her happy self. I will be purchasing this product every seven to eight months as the instructions advise. THANK YOU SO MUCH SERESTO!" —RosieTheLab

    Price: $59.98+ (originally $72.25, available in two sizes)

    15. A tick-remover that'll get the little sucker out of your pet safely and with minimal effort.

    The tick-remover in its box

    Promising review: "I bought the tick-remover yesterday and it does everything it says it does. The whole tick came off. It took me a minute to grip it right but the tick released after a couple turns. I am very satisfied with this product. Its way better then using tweezers." —Nira0426

    Price: $4.99 (originally $7.99)

    16. A flaked pond-fish food reviewers adore because it's easy to use, their fish love it and it keeps them shiny and happy.


    Promising review: "Tetra products have been a favorite of mine since I began raising fish indoors in aquariums. When I realized a lifelong dream of having a backyard fish pond I didn't hesitate purchasing Tetra food for my fish. These pond flakes have not disappointed me. My fish obviously love them, and they are thriving. The fish are growing by leaps and bounds, and their colors are vibrant. Absolutely NO problems with cloudy water from uneaten food. I highly recommend this product; I would not hesitate for a minute purchasing any Tetra product in the future." —JayCee

    Price: $3.99 (originally $8.99)

    17. A mineral block that'll give your bird something to chew on that will also keep them healthy. Reviewers say that unlike others, it won't snap off.

    The block in packaging

    Promising review: "My cockatiels like nibbling at it a lot, which makes me happy because I want them to be healthy and strong. I love that you can just tie it anywhere you want on their cage and it doesn't break immediately like others. Sometimes some of my cockatiels sit on it and it still doesn't break off. It kept my female cockatiel healthy while she was laying eggs so it definitely does its job!" —VaniaJM

    Price: $4.99

    18. A colorful terrarium cling that looks like the desert, to brighten up your reptile's home and make them feel like they're living in wide open, suitably arid spaces.

    The image on the cling, showing desert scenery

    The photo's from Joshua Tree National Park, by the way.

    Promising review: "I just put this on my bearded dragon tank and he LOVES IT! It’s so beautiful and vibrant. Makes the tank look so much better." —Tatercakes

    Price: $9.99+ (available in two sizes)

    19. A just-right sized refrigerator-activated chilling stone that'll keep your chinchilla cool in their cage or carrier.

    The chilling stone in packaging

    Promising review: "Bought some for my two small chinchillas and the stone works great, keeping things cool in their habitat and travel carrier. Great size, not too big and not too small." —CookieMB

    Price: $11.49

    20. A dog bed so comfy reviewers wish they could sleep there themselves.

    The bed in black (which is actually more like a dappled/heather white/black pattern)

    Promising review: "If this bed was big enough, I would sleep in it. It's so plush! My dog instantly curls up in it when we give it to him. We used it for crate training when he was a puppy — he needed no convincing to get in the crate with this bed!" —Jenn

    Price: $14.99 (originally $19.99, available in two colors)

    21. A cat fountain to motivate your feline to drink more water by imitating the flow of water from their favorite sink or bathtub.

    A cat drinks from the fountain

    Promising review: "My 20-year-old cat Anthony was not drinking water and getting constipated. I brought this hoping he would like the free-flowing clean water as he loves to take sips from the bath tub drip. As soon as I plugged it in, he saw the flowing water and he drank like never before. Also, he doesn’t have to bend downward as he is having hip issues. Overall a nice design, quiet and easy to assemble and clean. And the filter works great!" —PetAnthony

    Price: $27.99

    22. An aquarium gravel with surprisingly rave reviews for a bag of rocks. Reviewers love the color and that it lasts a long time, and their fish love rooting around in it.

    A bag of the blue gravel

    Promising review: "I have been a hobbyist for nearly 20 years and this gravel is great. I have had it for a year, and the color doesn't come off or fade like other colored gravel. It's as bright as the day I put it in. Not to mention it does not attract algae. The fish like it, it's just the right size so it won't get stuck in a goldfish's mouth. It's attractive, durable, and affordable!" —Lschinaia

    Price: $5.99+ (available in two sizes)

    23. A bottle of PoopOff that's a one-and-done solution to accomplish exactly what it's name implies: get bird poop off stuff, easy-peasy.

    A bottle of PoopOff!

    Promising review: "I do not know what the magic ingredient is in this product but it makes cleaning up so much quicker and easier than without. Sometimes it needs a couple of sprays, but usually just spray, wait a minute, wipe and the mess is gone. FANTASTIC! Sometimes it leaves a little bit of residue but a wet paper towel is all that’s needed!" —Kaylag94

    Price: $10.99 (originally $20.49)

    24. An aquarium screen to keep your small animal safe from any larger animals lurking about your home. Reviewers say it's strong enough to hold a large cat without it falling through.

    The black mesh screen

    Promising review: "I am so thrilled with this product. Have a snake and cat guardian I’ve long struggled with my cat lounging on top of my tank, enjoying the warmth from the tank. I’ve spend countless dollars replacing bent in mesh lids. This screen is hard metal mesh, strong enough to withstand my chonky boi. Great product!" —LWK90

    Price: $12.99 (available in four sizes)

    25. A heated cat house folks who care for outdoor and free-range kitties really love because it gives even finicky furry friends a safe and warm place to hang out.

    A cat in the gray house

    Promising review: "I have a feral colony and ordered this recently. There are several ‘cat houses’ on my property and previously I’ve removed door flaps on other houses. This time I set up the K&H house and left the flaps on. Feral mom and kittens are instantly comfortable with going in and out — I couldn’t be happier. They are comfortable with both doors, the best part is I didn’t have to cut either flap!" —Laurie E

    Price: $68.99 (originally $149.99)

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