We like to spoil our pets, but we’ll take every opportunity to save some money in the process. April 11 is National Pet Day, which means some brands are offering discounts throughout the week, including some of our favorite dog and cat products.
Be sure to check out all of our pet guides, including the best cat toys and supplies, the best dog accessories and essentials, and supplies and tips for new pet owners.
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Pet Tech Deals
Adrienne So, editor of WIRED Gear, liked the original version of the Fi necklace. Series 2 is similar in many ways. It’s lightweight, has a light for nighttime walks, and has built-in GPS and sleep tracking features. (The former uses a combination of your phone’s cellular network or home Wi-Fi.) You’ll want to subscribe to Fi’s service for the ability to track your pet’s location wherever it is (cost $99 per year, less with a longer contract), but it’s not necessary.
We recommend a few good veterinary telemedicine services, including AirVet, which can connect you to your existing vet or whoever is available in an emergency 24 hours a day. Its price has increased to $30 per month (there was a $20 option when we first tried it), but you can cancel anytime. (AirVet, like Pawp, now also offers a $3,000 emergency fund, which wasn’t available when we tried it.) This sale offers a discount on your first month. Sale ends April 14.
WIRED reviewer Jaina Gray loved using her Litter-Robot 3 Connect (8/10, WIRED Recommends), and all packages are currently $50 off. Self-cleaning boxes are rarely on sale, so now is a good time to buy. There’s the Essentials Pack ($668), which includes a ramp, a fence (to keep litter inside), 25 drawer liners, and three charcoal filters. The Clean Bundle ($723) includes all of the above plus Litter-Robots Cleansing Wipes. You can also get a litter box and automatic pet feeder for $798, or two Litter-Robots for $1,098.
Cat Furniture Deals
My cats have been using the Cento de Mau tree for a few weeks, and they love it, as do I. It was easy to put together myself, and the parts are well made, enough to survive claws and heavy bellies. It also looks really nice in my apartment. You can use the same code NPD20 to take $20 off any purchase of $200 or more.
I haven’t tried this, but I’ve seen it pictured on social media, and it has solid reviews around the web. It looks cute, and for $25, it’s not a bad price to give it a shot. If you – or your cats – don’t like it so much in person, you can return it within 30 days.
This is a good option if you have a small cat. I bought this a few months ago when I spotted it at my local Home Goods, but ended up bringing it back when I realized my cat Huxley was way too big for it. However, it was easy to put together and wouldn’t take up too much space in a room.
Pet Bed Deals
You and your furry friend can have comfortable mattresses to match. WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu says his dog Tobu loves this purple bed. It’s made with two layers of foam and Purple’s waffle grid, so it’s soft yet firm. It holds up well despite more than four years of regular use. The cover is also easy to clean: just throw it in the washing machine. There are sizes small, medium and large, so there are options for a cat or a great dane to relax.
We haven’t tested it yet and the price is high, but your old dog might benefit from it (there are different options and sizes). The University of Pennsylvania conducted a clinical study using this bed and found that dog owners reported real improvements in their dogs’ mobility. You can read all the results in this downloadable PDF. Plus, it’s made in the USA.
More Pet Deals
PetCo has cut a bunch of its pet supplies, including cute clothes, carriers and cages, and toys for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, horses and small animals like hamsters and ferrets.
If you can get to your nearest target for a pickup or want to jump in for same-day delivery, his Boot and Barkley brand is running a similar sale on a bunch of dog and cat toys, bowls and other accessories. . I’ve purchased a few cat items from this brand and I’m still impressed with the quality. My cat Eely-Rue was particularly obsessed with this Wave Scratcher.
Chewy is having a sale where you get two items and the third one is free. This includes deals on toys, leashes, collars, and more.
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