Pets make life better, whether you share your home with a cat, dog, lizard, guinea pig, fish — or any of the other furry, finned, and scaly friends that so many of us make part of our households. But proper care of your pet can be expensive. Fortunately, there are fabulous, affordable products out there that allow you to take top-notch care of your pet while also taking care of your wallet. Here are the best pet products on Amazon for under $20.
Dr. Elsey’s Premium Clumping Cat Litter, $18.49 for 40 lbs. It may be more expensive than a supermarket or big-box store brands, but Dr. Elsey’s is worth the price. Tight clumping and low-dust, this litter was developed by a vet who had seen many cats rehomed due to litterbox issues. Because it clumps so tight, you’ll use less litter, making it a good buy as well as an excellent product.
DreamSticks Rawhide Free Vegetable Chews, $5.99 for 5. Available in chicken, beef, bacon and cheese, and vegetable flavor, these chews give your dog or puppy something to gnaw, without the many risks associated with rawhide, including salmonella and toxic glues. Manufactured in Vietnam, and made with real meat, vegetables, and cheese. A grain-free version is available for those pooches with special dietary needs.
Amazon Basics Puppy Training Pads, Regular and Heavy Duty, $19.99 for 100. Housetraining a puppy isn’t the most fun activity — though puppy breath makes up for it! — but these absorbent pads can make it easier. Highly absorbent and disposable, they make clean up easier during potty training. Available in various counts up to 150. These leakproof pads have a core that converts liquid to gel.
Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags, $14.99 for 270 bags (18 rolls, 15 bags per roll). Pick up when you’re at the dog park or on a walk is probably most dog owner’s least favorite part of dog ownership. But these heavy-duty, leakproof bags make this unpleasant task a little less unpleasant. Available in lavender-scented or unscented, these bags have an EPI additive that makes the plastic biodegradable. Roll cores and boxes are made with recycled materials. Each bag ties easily and securely to help prevent accidents.
Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Odor Eliminator for Dog and Cat Urine, $19.97 for 32 oz. Accidents and odors are just a part of pet life. Having an effective odor eliminator helps keep your home fresh and also helps prevent your pet resoiling the same spot over and over. This enzyme-based product removes odors, stains, and residues. Best of all, it gets deep down to the core of the problem, rather than just addressing the surface. It’s safe for pets and fabrics — it’s chlorine free and non-staining.