Most years, I worry more about what I’m getting my cats for Christmas than any human in my life. Pair that with regular needs throughout the year, and my pet budget gets pretty expensive! If you have pets you probably relate. Thankfully, there’s a good amount of Black Friday pet deals so we can stock up on goodies for them. These deals are across retailers, but Chewy is having a large site-wide sale that’s worth checking out. We’ve highlighted some below, but hundreds of beds, treats, toys, and clothing items are included.
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WIRED tests products year-round and handpicked these deals based on the actual discounts, not just the discounts retailers claim to offer. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be
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Furbo’s 360 Camera (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite for dogs. Spin it manually to find your furbaby or turn on auto-tracking. You can fling treats through the app or ask Alexa to do it for you. This deal is easier to understand directly from Furbo. If you bundle a camera with a Dog Nanny subscription for alerts and video history, you get a pretty solid discount. You’ll have to choose between monthly for a minimum of three months, one year which comes out to $138 with the camera, or a two-year bundle for $198. Amazon has this deal too, but makes it seem like both the camera and subscription cost just one payment of $69. This is for the camera only, and you’ll still have to set up the subscription through the Furbo app. If you want just the camera and don’t want to remember to cancel the membership, that costs $145 ($65 off).
You don’t need a camera specifically for dogs or cats, and it’s annoying that Furbo’s new 360 Cat Camera costs more than the dog version. I’ve been testing it for a few months and it’s nearly identical, but it has a feather wand toy on top to attract your cats. I do prefer the black casing versus white; it looks a little more sleek. Like the Dog Camera above, you can bundle in the subscription for a much bigger discount—choose between $7 a month for a minimum of three months, a year for $69, or two years for $129—or pay for just the camera for $154 ($66 off). If you do the former, it’s probably easier to just buy through Furbo, as you still have to set up a subscription if you pay the cheaper option from Amazon.
If you buy directly from Eufy, copy the on-screen code WS24BFT7203 to apply this discount. I used an older version of this camera (9/10, WIRED Recommends), sending my cats treats while I was away. I particularly liked the daily recap videos, AKA Doggy Diaries (we won’t tell the cats it’s called that), which condenses the day’s antics into a 60-second clip. The version I tried, the D605, is also on sale for $130 ($70 off). We think it might be worth springing for this new model since it’s only $16 more right now. It has 2K resolution versus 1080p, and it seems to rotate a full 360 degrees without stopping. The D605 can only spin 270 degrees to one side before having to go back around to catch the other 90 degrees.
We’ve been testing this brand-new camera for the last few weeks. The design is unique, where the base spins around for 360-degree views, but the lens is a separate piece that lets you move it up and down too. When you turn it on privacy mode, it rotates all the way down so the lens is completely covered. We like a few of Petcube’s cameras, but the app needs a revamp. It’s slow, and sometimes just doesn’t do what you want it to. But if you can deal with some frustrations, you’ll get a camera for pretty cheap.
Casper makes our favorite dog bed, which makes sense because it also makes one of our favorite mattresses. There are several different sizes available, and the prices fluctuate often, but at least most are discounted right now—they’re more expensive directly from Casper. The memory foam is thick but it’s still low enough to the ground that even arthritic dogs should be OK using it. The cover is machine washable.
Enter code BF25 at checkout if you’re buying directly from the Diggs site. Diggs’ Passenger carrier is pricey, but it’s high-quality and this price matches the sale we saw during Prime Day. There are seat belt clips and a buckle strap, and a bunch of pockets for you to hold treats, or your keys or wallet. The material feels thick and durable and I get compliments every time I bring my cats to the vet in it.
WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu loves this Instagram-famous backpack (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for toting around his 17-pound dog. It may take some coaxing to get your pup in, but once they settled, they’re secured safely to your back. You can use your hands for carrying groceries or ride the subway without issue. The Maxine One comes in two sizes, the smaller of which worked for Chokkattu’s Tobu.
You don’t have to go full backpack to carry around your pet. Roverlund makes a few pet products we like, including this tote. It’s soft, but base is stable and the thick straps stay on your shoulders better than a lot of tote bags. The side pocket is just very small, so it won’t fit more than a few dog poop bags. This price is for the small size, the large is discounted to $111 ($48 off). If you’re buying from Amazon, make sure to click the on-page coupon button, but it’s still a few dollars more from there. We also love Roverlund’s Out-of-Office Carrier but it isn’t included in this sale as of this writing.
The Leo’s Loo Too (8/10 WIRED Recommends) jumped up $50 at the beginning of the year, so this sale brings it back down to the price it was when we tried it. Sale or not, automatic litter boxes are a huge investment but they take a lot of work out of the litter cleaning process. This one is nearly silent and not a single odor comes through the drawer until you actually open it—and then nose beware. The drum may be a little small for extra large cats. If you’re going to get an automatic box, we recommend one like this from Casa Leo (formerly Smarty Pear) or a Litter-Robot, both of which include information like weight and bathroom habits in the app (if you aren’t scooping everyday you might miss an important health signs like decreased or increased bathroom frequency). Litter-Robot is having sales on some bundles, but no device-only sales as of yet.
If you buy from Chewy, enter code PET50 at checkout to get a larger discount than is available directly from Petivity at the moment. The Petivity Monitor (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a much cheaper way to get valuable health information about your cats than an automatic litter box. It sits under a normal box and after a brief training period, tracks when each cat goes to the bathroom, what they do there, and how much they weigh. If you cat isn’t feeling well, you can bring that information right to the vet. The app can be glitchy sometimes and occasionally tells me that a cat entered the box but didn’t go, even though I watched them. But the brand is regularly adding new features and updating it as it gets more popular.
The price of this seems to fluctuate frequently, and there are a few dollars difference between the colors, but this is still a pretty good deal on a nice piece of furniture that hides the litter box away. Inside is a place for a regular pan to sit, and a little entryway—a mudroom if you will—where you should put a mat to catch stray litter on the way out. There’s enough headroom that most cats should be OK using it, but not every cat loves the privacy. WIRED writer Louryn Strampe uses this, and says it looks like a small credenza and most people don’t even realize what’s inside.
This discount should be automatically applied in your cart. The Litter Genie is an amazing accessory if you don’t want to be running garbage to the bins every day. Like a Diaper Genie, you scoop clumps into the top and pull the lever which drops the clumps into the bottom where it stays odor-free until it’s time to empty it. There are smaller and cheaper ones, but this is a good size if you have multiple cats. It’s compatible with the standard and jumbo size refills, but the latter lasts around fourish months depending on how much waste is going in there. They’re also discounted to $8 ($12 off) with code PET50 at Chewy.
Pet DNA tests are interesting but should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s an unregulated industry, and results may vary. We haven’t tested dog tests since 2019, but still, they’re fun and can make great gifts for pet lovers in your life.
This test frequently drops from its $105 list price to $85, but this matches the lowest price we’ve seen this year. It’ll screen for 365 plus brands and over 25 genetic health conditions, and you can even find your dog’s relatives. You’ll also get some fun physical traits predictions like if your pup is likely to have short legs or floppy ears. You have to swab your dog’s mouth for 15 seconds two times, which is one less than when we originally tested, but still might be frustrating to Fido. For even more info, the Premium test for $112 ($48 off) tests for over 265 genetic conditions. Wisdom Panel also has a cat DNA test that we haven’t tested, but we think it’s likley similar.
Embark was created as a spin-off of Cornell’s canine genomics initiative, and its test was the easiest to use—one swab instead of two! Results are packed with information and you can take several quizzes afterward for things like behavior and eating habits. Embark tests more genetic markers so your results should be more accurate and you’ll get to see a family tree. It’s also super pricey (the age test is $150 on sale).
Basepaws is the only cat DNA test we’ve tried. It was thorough, delivering 70-plus pages of breed and health results and it’s frequently discounted if you want to try it. Cat breed identification is a little bit harder, and at the end of the day, my cats are simply brown, black, and orange, but it was fun to learn a little bit more about them and be able to breathe a sigh of relief that no major diseases came up. I did, however, learn that Eely-Rue was at risk of periodontal disease and the vet confirmed her gums were a concern. We had a cleaning and will continue to monitor it.
Chewy’s sale encompases a ton of products like toys and accessories, but sometimes the most expensive thing we have to buy are the necessities like food and treats. Thankfully, this sale includes that too. There’s options for dogs and cats, but also small pets like bunnies and guinea pigs, fish, reptiles, pet birds and wild birds, and chickens.