The 18 Best Black Friday Deals for Pet Owners—from a Pet Expert
Our Pet Editor found the very best Black Friday deals for pet owners this year!
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Pets are our chosen family, so we naturally include them in our holiday plans and Christmas shopping lists. As a certified animal behavior consultant and the author of 35 books covering puppies and kittens, I know that pet owners love to spoil their furry family members. (And spoil themselves in the spirit of their fur babies.)
Cat and dog friends are incredible gifts to us, soothing stress and prompting smiles with happy wags and loving purrs. So why not return the favor? I’ve made it easy and affordable for you to spoil your pets with the Black Friday deals for pet owners covering everything from treats and toys to CBD oil and beds. Some Black Friday deals for pet owners last all month long, while others are for a limited time.
Greenies treats for cats and dogs
Nothing says “I love you” like treats. But when feeding cats and dogs, you want to keep them as healthy as possible. Many of us probably slip our pets a healthy nibble from the table from time to time (guilty!), but we don’t want to over-do it. So I love offering healthy pet-specific treats to my pets.
Greenies dental treats are at the top of my list. They improve cat and dog dental health, and come in several sizes to please tiny cats to pony-size dogs. In small packages, they make terrific stocking stuffers. For pet owners with many dogs or cats, you can get jumbo-size packages, or even put Greenies on auto-ship so your pets never run out. Amazon offers 40 percent off for your first Subscribe and Save order for Feline Greenies and the same 40 percent off deal for the Canine Greenies. Here are the best Black Friday Amazon pet deals.
My own cat and dog adore the Greenies, and I’m delighted the treats keeps their teeth bright and healthy, too. You’ll love those pet kisses even more without the (yuck) pungent breath.
Gourmet Dog Food
Your dog will sit up and beg for these Black Friday deals for pet owners. But since dogs don’t read labels or have wallets, it’s up to you to choose foods that best fit your dog’s nutritional needs. Here are three of the top dog food Black Friday deals for pet owners (and these are the best dog food brands vets buy their own pets).
Spot & Tango: This direct to consumer pet food brand provides a variety of human-grade fresh dog food delivered to your dog door. Designed by veterinary nutritionists, you can choose Unkibble (freshly prepared and then dried) food with beef, chicken, or duck and salmon. Or order small-batch fresh foods with beef, chicken, or lamb. A quiz helps you choose the best options for your dog. A limited time deal gives you 50 percent off and free treats for life! For my two-year-old, 50-pound dog, the Unkibble cost starts at $1.43/meal while the fresh starts at $2.53/meal. Here’s our review of Spot & Tango.
Ollie: Meet your dog’s new favorite meal. Your pup is special, and different from any other pooch, so why shouldn’t you design his meals just for him? With Ollie, you choose from beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb ingredients. Fill out your dog’s age, weight, breed, and allergies, and veterinary nutritionists design a diet just for your dog. The meals come to your door on your schedule, in easily served containers. This special discounts 20 percent off your first box. For my two-year-old, 50-pound dog, Ollie food costs $51.13/week ($40.91 with the 20 percent off discount for the first two weeks).
The Farmers Dog: This fresh, human-grade dog food was tested on people! Based on the profile you create for your dog, veterinary-designed meals are pre-made and portioned specifically for the individual dog’s needs. The fresh food comes to your door within days. The Farmers Dog offers 20 percent off a two-week trial of food ahead of Black Friday. My 50-pound, two-year-old dog’s food cost came to $6.80/day with the 20 percent off discount.
Dogs and cats often find their own toys. My cat loves empty boxes and the dog steals socks. Homemade toys are fine, but we want to spoil our pets—plus they get the bonus box!
Bark Box: Bark Box offers a subscription service that sends two innovative toys, two all-natural bags of treats, and a doggy chew each month to delight your dog. Each box, valued at over $40, costs $23/month with your subscription. And ahead of Black Friday, you’ll get free extra toys with a multi-month subscription.
Petco: Save up to 50 percent on select products at Petco now through November 28. Regularly $9.99, get a fun teapot toy on sale now for $5.00. This plush rope toy started life as a bundle of plastic bottles. After recycling the plastic pellets into fibers, it lives again as a canine favorite!
Chewy: Oh my dog, you can score huge savings on boxes of toys from Chewy Goody Box for dogs! They’re marked down 20 to 50 percent, and our favorite includes a holiday theme, two toys, and a cozy blanket. Early Black Friday is also the time to save 40 percent on your first Chewy auto-ship order through November 23.
Petsmart: You’ll have to wait until Black Friday, but you’ll find many Top Paw dog toys at Petsmart on sale for 50 percent off on that day. Add frisbees, plush pizza slices, spiky balls, and rope toys to your cart now and be ready to cash in on Black Friday.
Dog beds and furniture protectors
Don’t you love to snuggle with your dog? The Best Black Friday deals for pet owners offer the perfect timing to upgrade the towel on the floor to a comfy dog bed. Or, if you allow your furry friends on the furniture, maybe you need a cover to protect the upholstery. A seat protection cover helps keep your car free of fur and muddy paw stains. Here’s our review of the Donut Calming Dog Bed, and more choices below.
Orvis: This Black Friday sales for pet owners is one of the best times to score a deal on Orvis’ luxurious dog furniture, along with furniture protectors for the humans that love them. Currently, you can get 15 percent off.
Petco: Right now, nab nearly $15 off the EveryYay Essentials cushioned mat dog bed. From November 21 to November 28, you’ll also find up to 50 percent off crates, beds, and gear for your dog at Petco.com.
Cat furniture and beds
Cats either love cozy beds, or they choose DIY locations to snooze. My cat adores his deluxe dog bed, probably because it drives the dog nuts. But my first cat preferred towels damp from the shower. Whatever your cat’s preference, check out these Black Friday deals for pet owners to make your kitty purr. You’ll also want to check out these gifts for cat lovers.
Petco: From November 21 through November 28, Petco offers up to 50 percent off cat beds and furniture, so bookmark the site now. This is an online-only deal and for select styles. Don’t want to wait until Black Friday? Check out this paw-some You & Me 5Level Cat Tree, regularly $142.99 and on sale now for $99.99. Most cats adore second-story snooze spots like cat trees, because they can scope out danger and get a better view. My cat has three cat trees, but I may need to get this one for him, too.
Chewy: If you don’t have room for a big cat tree, but still want to please your cat, check out this deal. Felines adore window watching, and this EZ Mount Cat Window Perch provides just the ticket for gazing pleasure. Even better, the discounted price. Regularly $43.99, for a limited time you can make your cat happy for $21.07 (saving 52 percent).
Dog sweaters and coats
Dog sweaters and coats go beyond cute. In cold weather, they’re practical solutions for keeping your dog warm and cozy. Small pets and especially those with short fur benefit from extra protection during inclement weather.
Petsmart: If you live in snowy and cold regions, check out Petsmart’s deal of 50 percent off on all dog sweaters and coats. Be sure to add your favorite to your cart now, and come back on Black Friday to save big.
Pet accessories and gifts
For the pets that have everything, you can still find great Black Friday deals to wag tails. Here are some upcoming deals you might consider.
Just Fred: This vegan pet lifestyle brand offers totes for small dogs, and collars and harnesses for walking. Currently, you can get 15 percent off orders, like this Journey Dog Harness Kit that’s been discounted from $100 to $85. Just Fred promotes adoption of senior dogs. For every purchase, they donate five percent to the senior dog cause of your choice. Now that’s something to wag about!
Petmate: I love Petmate products for the quality and brilliant design with cats and dogs in mind. The Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow Water Fountain offers a great value. Regularly $50.99, it’s on sale ahead of Black Friday for $37.95. Moving water aerates and enhances the taste (that’s why pets drink out of toilets), so a water fountain gives cats and dogs what they want in a wholesome way. Win-win for cats, dogs, and their humans.
Chewy: Some cats have trouble keeping their (ahem) deposits confined to the proper space. Maybe they’re too big and hang over the edge of the box, have poor aim, or are old arthritic kitties who can’t squat and instead stand up to eliminate. A high sided litter box helps contain any mess to prevent litter box lapses. Now through November 23, you can score 15 percent off the Frisco high sided cat litter box. Fill up the box with Dr. Elsy’s Precious Cat Attract litter, and get 20 percent off using code LITTER20. If you have a dog with some potty issues, dog diapers may help with the problem.
Pet prescriptions and supplements
I order my pets’ medications from the Chewy pet pharmacy for great deals on over-the-counter supplements. My veterinarian reviews and approves any medical prescriptions for them, making it easy for me to get refills in the mail. For recurring medications like heartworm and flea treatments, I’ve set up an auto-shipment that gives me a discount too.
Chewy: From November 1 through 30, get 20 percent off your first Chewy Prescription with code RX20. Save 40 percent on your first auto-ship, and five percent off each shipment thereafter. The Chewy pharmacy also has a wide selection of helpful over-the-counter supplements for cats and dogs. Do you need something to help calm down your anxious dog? Or perhaps the senior citizen dog needs help with achy joints? CBD and hemp products offer relief. Usually $27.57, NaturVet Hemp Quiet Moments Soft Chews Calming Supplement for Dogs is on sale now for $23.99, and offers 50 percent off your first auto-ship of the product.
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