Finding the right products for your pets can be a rewarding experience. Getting your cat or dog a toy they absolutely love, a treat they keep coming back for, or gear that makes life with pets furry or finned easier is one of the best feelings. Case in point: There is no greater joy than watching my parents’ dog carry her stuffed llama toy from room to room.
PetSmart carries thousands of great products for every kind of pet, as well as all the brands you know and love. Here are a few of their products that shoppers rave about the most.
1. A classic Kong for your favorite pup
Kongs are well-known among dog owners for their durability, their unique shape, and their simplicity: Fill the rubbery cone with peanut butter or soft food and freeze it (or not) to present to your pup as an extra-enticing chew toy.
Reviewers love how long it keeps aggressive chewers occupied and less likely to turn their toothy attention to less durable objects (such as furniture). Many recommended the purchase for its longevity alone. Kongs come in different sizes and puppy and extra-tough variants to suit any dog.
2. A treat for fresher breath and cleaner teeth
If you have a dog that’s anything like my parents’, their breath is a problem. Luckily, there are Greenies. These waxy treats are intended to “clean [teeth] down to the gumline to fight plaque and tartar and freshen breath.”
Many reviewers say that Greenies are their pets’ favorite treat—the oral care capability is just a happy bonus. Greenies offers sizes ranging from Teenie to Large to benefit your Chihuahua and Great Pyrenees alike. The brand also makes a version for cats.
3. An aquarium staple
There's something eternally whimsical about multi-colored aquarium rocks. Top Fin makes all sorts of fishy items, and the brand's aquarium gravel claims to be formulated to assist in both mechanical and biological filtration.
Reviewers note they're a good value for the price as the colors stays bright through long-term use—they come in many colors and combos, including all-white, all-blue and "Mardi Gras," a festive multicolor mix.
4. A squeezable treat that will get your cat’s attention
Wrangling a cat into a carrier or to trim their nails can seem like an impossible task. That's where these irresistible treats come in. My roommate's cat is so enamored with these chicken-flavored squeezable tubes that he comes running at the sound of the crinkling package.
Reviewers say they've used this treat to help their cats take medicine, to make vet visits a bit more bearable, and to promote healthier appetites in cats that had been losing weight.
5. A cooling bed for the warmer months
If you’ve ever tried to fall asleep on a scorching hot night, now imagine that same scenario if you were covered with fur. Never fear, the cooling bed is here. Fill the K&H Cool Bed with cold water to help regulate your pet's body temperature and keep them comfortable.
Reviewers love the K&H bed for its durability, and one recommends it for dogs that need anxiety blankets for thunderstorms but still need to stay cool. It comes in three sizes and two colors to suit your pup and your decor.
6. A humane harness for your eager walker
If you have a pup that's a little too rambunctious on walks, having a dog harness you trust to keep them secure and attached to your leash is essential.
The Easy Walk by PetSafe is recommended by more than 200 reviewers for its ability to prevent even the strongest of smaller dogs from pulling too much. It comes in four sizes and three colors.
7. Pellet litter to switch up your routine
Finding the right cat litter situation is just as important for you as it is for your cat. If yours isn’t working out, The Breeze System might be the upgrade you need. The box itself is double-layered, so urine flows down onto an absorbent, odor-controlling pad below, and solid waste sits up top among the litter so it's easier to scoop away. The litter pellets are larger in size than many, so cats are less likely to track them all over the house.
Reviewers rave about the Breeze system for its superior odor-controlling capabilities and because it reduces the task of sweeping up sandy cat litter.
8. Protection from fleas and ticks
Flea and tick season is upon us, and with it, a need for products you trust to keep your pets safe from pests. Frontline Plus for Dogs is a well-respected brand that over 200 reviewers recommend. Formulated to kill fleas and ticks as well as eliminate eggs and larvae, Frontline Plus only has to be applied once a month, and each pack comes with three doses.
9. An aquarium with all the bells and whistles
Looking to start a new, aquatic sort of hobby? Top Fin has you covered with this aquarium starter tank. Available in six volumes ranging from five to 55 gallons and including must-have aquarium supplies like a thermometer, water heater, and water filter, this kit has everything you need to get started on developing your own indoor tank environment.
Reviewers say they've often given it as a gift and note how well the kit sets up first-time aquarium owners for success.
10. A party for your cat
A friend of mine recently fostered kittens, and they would play with the Petstages spinning ball toy for hours on end. With four levels and a fast-moving track, cats of all ages will find joy in its orbiting colorful balls.
Reviewers attest to how well this toy captured their active cats’ attention, and mention how it contributed to their cats’ “good health.”
11. For the dog that loves to snack
Milk-Bones are a classic treat for even the pickiest pup. What’s more, they’re affordable, making these crunchy biscuits a cost-effective way to manage even the most insistent of beggars.
PetSmart shoppers’ dogs love Milk-Bones and over 100 reviewers gave the product a perfect five stars.
12. A powerful filter for happy fish
If Finding Nemo taught us anything, it’s that fish tank care is essential. This powerful filter by Fluval is a favorite among reviewers for its versatility and customizability.
Some PetSmart shoppers recommend purchasing the filter one size up from your tank size for optimal cleaning.
13. A dog gate to help you set some boundaries
A dog gate is an essential purchase if there are areas of your home that you want to keep clean, rooms with items you don’t want your dog to chew, or people coming over you don’t want to be disturbed. This multi-panel option has hinges that allow you to adjust its shape and how it fits, especially in odd-sized openings—say, between rooms in an open floor plan. In addition, one panel functions as a door, so you can pass through instead of having to step over it.
Reviewers rave about how well this easy-to-use door fit at "intersections" in their home.
14. A banana toy for your cat because ... obviously
You can entertain a cat with all kinds of toys, but why not get them a toy that will make you smile, too? This adorable banana-shaped toy is made of mesh that helps keep your kitty's teeth pearly white, and is filled with catnip to keep your cat coming back.
Reviewers note it often became their cats' favorite plaything and recommend buying multiple so you have one on hand whenever the previous one is a little worse for wear.
15. A hammock for your reptilian roommate
Your unique reptilian pet deserves a unique perch. This specially designed hammock, made with natural seagrass fibers, creates an elevated basking spot for your cold-blooded companions.
Reviewers purchased this hammock for bearded dragons in particular, and note that the suction cups are plenty strong enough to support their pets.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.