The 6 Best Pet Products at Walmart This December

Written by Gail Baker Nelson
Updated: January 4, 2023
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Within Walmart’s ”Rollback” prices, you’ll find a host of great deals – you only have to look. Their website is a little harder to navigate than some online stores, mostly due to the volume of available products. Lucky for us, their search and sort/filter functions are terrific.

This month, we found cozy, fun, and cute products for the pets on your list. Walmart has a large variety of holiday specials going on, and they change regularly. Because Walmart changes its specials frequently, these deals may change by the time you have a chance to look at them.

  1. PawHut Heated Covered Cat Bed, Folding Soft Dog House w/ Heat Pad Warming Mat
  2. PawHut Heated Covered Cat Bed, Folding Soft Dog House w/ Heat Pad Warming Mat
    • A heated, enclosed bed for cats or small dogs (not for use outdoors).
    • Good for indoor, garage, or covered porch use.
    • Has fleece padding that is removable for easy cleaning.
    • Cord is chew-proof for safety.
    Check Walmart
  3. Walmart/The Dodo Pet Lovers' Box Monthly Box
  4. Walmart/The Dodo Pet Lovers' Box Monthly Box
    • Themed treats, toys, and care products shipped each month by Walmart and The Dodo.
    • Subscriptions available to receive boxes each month on the 11th.
    Check Walmart
  5. Vibrant Life Holiday 21 Piece Cat Toy Stocking Gift Set, Green
  6. Vibrant Life Holiday 21 Piece Cat Toy Stocking Gift Set, Green
    • A 21-toy stocking full of cat toys.
    • Available in multiple colors: green, brown, pink, and red.
    Check Walmart
  7. Bundle & Save! Tetra 20 Gallon Complete Glass Aquarium Tank Kit, with filter, heater, LED light and plants + Ameriwood Home Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Black Oak
  8. Bundle & Save! Tetra 20 Gallon Complete Glass Aquarium Tank Kit, with  filter, heater, LED light and plants + Ameriwood Home Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Black Oak
    • A set of items with everything required to start a new aquarium.
    • Includes a tank kit, filter, heater, lights, plants, and stand.
    • Tank capacity is 20 gallons.
    Check Walmart
  9. MagNaturals Reptile Dripper - Granite
  10. MagNaturals Reptile Dripper - Granite
    • A water dripper designed to provide realistic drinking to pet reptiles.
    • Attaches to terrarium walls with magnets.
    • Holds up to two cups of water.
    Check Walmart
  11. Morgete 71'' Large Wooden Birdcages with Stand, Movable Aviary Flight Cage
  12. Morgete 71'' Large Wooden Birdcages with Stand, Movable Aviary Flight Cage
    • A cage suitable for a number of bird species, including parakeets, parrots, and cockatiels.
    • Wire mesh separates birds from feces, with a slide-out tray for easy cleaning.
    • Perches, standing ramp, nest, and bird feeder included.
    Check Walmart

Best Overall: PawHut Heated Covered Cat/Dog Bed with Heat Pad

Best Overall
PawHut Heated Covered Cat Bed, Folding Soft Dog House w/ Heat Pad Warming Mat
  • A heated, enclosed bed for cats or small dogs (not for use outdoors).
  • Good for indoor, garage, or covered porch use.
  • Has fleece padding that is removable for easy cleaning.
  • Cord is chew-proof for safety.
Check Walmart

This heated house will keep your furry friend happy on chilly nights. It’s not outdoor-safe, but will be fine on covered patios or in the garage. The cute design with one opening gives your cat or small dog a safe little den in which to curl up and stay warm.

The PawHut Heated Covered Cat/Dog Bed with Heat Pad has an adjustable thermostat so you can set it to the perfect temperature. It folds down for easy cleaning or storage, and has soft fleece padding that’s also removable.

Our kitty loves a fireplace, but this is a close second; we love the easy-care fabrics and well-thought-out design that keeps her as warm as she likes. The PawHut Heated Covered Cat/Dog Bed with Heat Pad is our pick for the best overall pet product in December.

Best Dog Product: Pet Lover’s Box Subscription

Best Dog Product
Walmart/The Dodo Pet Lovers' Box Monthly Box
  • Themed treats, toys, and care products shipped each month by Walmart and The Dodo.
  • Subscriptions available to receive boxes each month on the 11th.
Check Walmart

Walmart teamed up with The Dodo to create a monthly curated box for dogs. Each month is a surprise, and the current month’s box begins shipping on the 11th.

Subscriptions run for three months and cost $19.97 per month. Your dog can get a new box of toys, treats, and more. We love the idea of an affordable set of new goodies every month, but don’t always want to commit to a long-term subscription. The three-month subscription is a great middle-of-the-road time period. The Pet Lover’s Box Subscription is our pick for the best dog product in December.

Best Cat Product: Vibrant Life Holiday 21-Piece Cat Toy Stocking Gift Set

Best Cat Product
Vibrant Life Holiday 21 Piece Cat Toy Stocking Gift Set, Green
  • A 21-toy stocking full of cat toys.
  • Available in multiple colors: green, brown, pink, and red.
Check Walmart

We’re not sure there’s a downside here – if your kitty gets this stocking they’ll have a new toy every week until spring. At $6.47, it’s a steal of a deal.

The stocking is stuffed with 21 different toys; everything from bell-filled plastic balls to foil crinkle balls, catnip, and a plush gingerbread toy are included in this purr-fectly affordable gift set.

This December, the Vibrant Life Holiday 21-Piece Cat Toy Stocking Gift Set in green is our pick for the best product for cats. We loved the variety and large number of toys, proving you don’t always have to spend a ton of cash to make your pets happy.

Best Pet Fish Product: Bundle and Save with the Tetra 20-Gallon Complete Glass Aquarium Tank Kit

Best Pet Fish Product
Bundle & Save! Tetra 20 Gallon Complete Glass Aquarium Tank Kit, with filter, heater, LED light and plants + Ameriwood Home Flipper 10/20 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Black Oak
  • A set of items with everything required to start a new aquarium.
  • Includes a tank kit, filter, heater, lights, plants, and stand.
  • Tank capacity is 20 gallons.
Check Walmart

This deal is loaded with great stuff – nearly everything you need to get an aquarium started except for the fish and their food.

The Tetra 20-Gallon Complete Glass Aquarium Tank Kit comes with this plus more:

  • LED hood for natural lighting
  • Artificial plants
  • Whisper filter
  • Care brochures
  • Digital thermometer
  • Fish net

In addition, this kit comes with an aquarium stand with a cabinet that holds your new aquarium above and all the supplies in a cupboard with doors below. There aren’t any reviews on the kit itself, but most of the individual products the kit contains do have reviews. Most are positive, but one thing you may run into is that it’s a one-size-fits-most approach that may not work well for your situation. However, in most cases, it gives you a solid start on a great aquarium setup for less money than purchasing them separately.

We love all the little things that Tetra included with the aquarium and stand. It’s easy to nitpick about getting things you don’t need or vice-versa, but sometimes it’s nice to have most of the items you need to start properly. The Tetra 20-Gallon Complete Glass Aquarium Tank Kit with Heater, Light, plants, and Ameriwood Home Flipper Aquarium stand is our pick for December’s best fish deal.

Best Pet Reptile Product: Mag Naturals Reptile Dripper – Granite

Best Pet Reptile Product
MagNaturals Reptile Dripper - Granite
  • A water dripper designed to provide realistic drinking to pet reptiles.
  • Attaches to terrarium walls with magnets.
  • Holds up to two cups of water.
Check Walmart

Many reptiles take advantage of water that collects in the leaves and rocks of their native habitat. This unique water dripper replicates that and allows you to control the water flow.

The Mag Naturals Reptile Dripper in Granite attaches to your scaly friend’s terrarium with strong magnets that also make it easy to remove for cleaning. The dripper comes with a drip bowl that matches the faux granite of the dripper. It holds up to two cups of water, and thanks to the dripping of the water, can raise the humidity level in the habitat.

We love trying to replicate natural environments whenever possible, and this is one more step in that direction for our tropical reptiles and amphibians. The Mag Naturals Reptile Dripper in Granite is our pick for the best reptile product in December.

Best Pet Bird Product: Morgete 71” Large Wooden Birdcage with Stand

Best Pet Bird Product
Morgete 71'' Large Wooden Birdcages with Stand, Movable Aviary Flight Cage
  • A cage suitable for a number of bird species, including parakeets, parrots, and cockatiels.
  • Wire mesh separates birds from feces, with a slide-out tray for easy cleaning.
  • Perches, standing ramp, nest, and bird feeder included.
Check Walmart

A great aviary for your feathered friends is a must-have item. This one is set on wheels to make it easier to move.

The Morgete 71” Large Wooden Birdcage with Stand is designed for smaller birds like cockatiels, parakeets, and finches. While the description includes African grey parrots in its uses, a reviewer points out that bigger hook-billed birds will tear the wood to shreds.

This aviary is equipped with multiple perches, a nest and a ladder on which to rest, and a feeder. It’s made from natural fir wood and has a slide-out bottom tray to make cleaning easier. Overall, this is a great deal and the Morgete 71” Wooden Birdcage is our pick for the best bird product in December.

What’s the Best Way to Save at Walmart

Walmart has a number of deals both in-store and online daily. In-store, their clearance racks are excellent, but Walmart.com also has a clearance section. Take a scroll down the left side of the website and you’ll find the ”Savings” heading. This is a quick way to find deals that may not be in the store, and of course, the Rollbacks that are in-store.

Sometimes the online prices are better than in-store, so a quick check online before you purchase will help.

Click here to see the best November deals at Walmart!

Click here to see the best January deals at Walmart!

About the Author

Gail’s love for a very misunderstood group of animals, reptiles, led her to write about and draw them. She loves the natural world and it’s endless inspiration for her work. She is a freelance writer and illustrator, and her latest book, “Pebble Skins and Fast Walkers: What’s In a Name?” Is due out in early 2023.

The 6 Best Pet Products at Walmart This December FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What is Walmart's return policy?

According to Walmart.com, “Returns are available for nearly everything Walmart Sells.” Generally speaking, Walmart’s return policy is generous and fair.

However, Marketplace sellers may have a different policy, so be sure to check.

Does Walmart offer free shipping?

Yes, for orders over $35 shipping is generally free, but some of the marketplace vendors may add a shipping cost.

Does Walmart price match?

Walmart.com does not have price matching, but if you are buying something in the store where the Walmart.com price is lower, they will match the price, if certain requirements are met.

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