UPDATE: Sept. 16, 2021, 1:59 p.m. EDT This story has been updated to include the latest deals
Here are all the best pet deals as of Sept. 16 to help you spoil your furry family member for cheap:
OUR TOP PICK: Whistle Go Explore Pet GPS — Save $25.99
BEST DOG DNA KIT DEAL: Wisdom Panel Premium — Save $30
BEST TIKTOK TRENDING TOY: Multipet Lamb Chop Squeaky Plush Dog Toy — Save $6.62
BEST FOR SPOOKY SEASON: Chewy Halloween Goody Box for dogs or cats — Save up to $8.83
Got a pandemic puppy or a quarantine cat? You’re not alone. With tons of people adopting new pets over the last year and a half, folks are figuring out that pets can be expensive, and the cost of buying toys, beds, treats, and pet tech adds up quickly. To keep you from spending your entire paycheck on your four-legged friend, we’ll be compiling a list of the best pet deals weekly so you can be the best pet parent ever — even if you’re on a budget.
OUR TOP PICK: Whistle Go Explore Pet GPS — $103.96
If you ever wanted to put a FitBit on your dog, the Whistle Go Explore is the way to go. (There’s a reason why it topped our list of the best GPS collars.) It can track your pup’s activity, steps, calories burned, and sleep, and even takes note of habits like licking and scratching. It also comes with handy GPS functions that give you the peace of mind you need to know that your pup is safe and sound.
BEST DOG DNA KIT DEAL: Wisdom Panel Premium — $129.99
If you’re tired of just saying that your dog is a mutt, the Wisdom Panel Premium will give you the exact breakdown of your pooch’s breed — down to 1%. Wisdom Panel tests across the largest amount of dog breeds of any dog DNA test, so even if your dog is a super rare international breed, you’ll still be able to find out their lineage. (It’s also one of our top picks for the best doggie DNA tests on the market.)
The Wisdom Panel Premium kit comes with handy health testing too, and will check your dog’s vision, weight, mobility, any potential drug sensitivities, and more. It’s basically the protective pet parent’s dream.
BEST TIKTOK TRENDING TOY: Multipet Lamb Chop Squeaky Plush Dog Toy — $5.27
If you follow #dogtok on TikTok, you’ve probably seen Poppy, an adorable golden retriever who’s obsessed with these Lamb Chop toys. While you might not get the cute awoos that Poppy gives when she sees her favorite Lamb Chop, your dog is sure to have a blast fetching, snuggling, and squeaking this plush toy.
BEST FOR SPOOKY SEASON: Chewy Halloween Goody Box for dogs or cats — Save $8.83
If you’re a fall fanatic who went to get a pumpkin spice latte the first day they were available, bring the autumnal cheer to your pets, too. These spooky tails boxes are perfect for the Halloween loving pet parent, and come in options for both dogs and cats.
The dog box comes with two themed toys, seasonal treats, a spooky bandana, and a recipe card for homemade goodies. The cat box features most of the same goodies (just cat-specific), but has a candy-corn pop-up tent instead of a bandana, so your kitty can get into the Halloween spirit even if they’re anti-social.
More great pet deals
ChuckIt! — $4.83
If your dog loves to play fetch, a slobbery ball is pretty much inevitable. But with a ChuckIt!, you’ll never have to touch a gross ball with your hands again. It also helps you throw the ball faster and further, so your pooch can run at top speed and wear themselves out. Like they say, a tired dog is a well-behaved dog.
Get a free YETI dog bowl with a six or 12 month subscription to BArkBox or Super Chewer
If you’re a crazy pet parent who hasn’t yet jumped on the BarkBox bandwagon, now is the perfect time to sign up. When you subscribe for six or 12 months, you’ll get a free Yeti dog bowl — a $40 value.
During sign up, you’ll be able to select your dog’s size and note any potential food allergies they might have. If your pooch is a toy-destroyer, opt for a SuperChewer subscription full of extra-tough toys.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Programmable Dog and Cat Feeder — $89.95
If your pet is known for horking down their food, this PetSafe pet feeder can help. With a slow feed option that dispenses food over 15 minutes, which will help digestion. It’s great for cats and dogs, can schedule up to 12 meals per day, and can dispense up to four cups of food at a time — so you can schedule feedings for big dogs, too.
Petcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy — $179
Another way to monitor your pet while you’re away from home, this Petcube camera comes with built-in Alexa and a fun laser toy (cat owners, rejoice). Control the laser toy remotely with your phone, or set it to auto-play mode to give your pet some activity while you’re busy at work. You’ll also be able to chat with your dog or cat thanks to two-way audio, and get sound and motion alerts so you’ll know immediately if something is amiss.
WOpet Smart Pet Camera — $93.99
With return to office looming for many workers, keeping an eye on your pet while you’re not home is more of a concern than ever. This WOpet smart camera allows you to see your pet while you’re away from home, talk to them, and even toss them treats to keep them entertained. It’s basically the best tool for combatting separation anxiety.
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