Chewy is a king of everything dog related the same way Walmart is a king of just about everything else, including some dog products. As we continue to stay mostly home in hiding from coronavirus, the stores that can deliver efficiently are becoming more and more celebrated. Both of those retail giants fit efficient delivery category to a T. They handle the crazy demand almost flawlessly, so we can sit home and get all we need brought to our doors.
During quarantine pets are often the saviors of our mental state and as such they deserve not only extra attention, but a non-ending supply of toys and treats. Food, of course, is of main concern – you don’t want to run out of anything these days, when stores are not only dangerous, but work with reduced hours and increased panic buying.
The best thing you can do for your pet is to have supplies on hand and the best place to help you get that done is Chewy. Why not Walmart you might ask? Well, let’s take a look and compare both retailers.
Availability is almost more important than price today, but money matters too, so we’ll take a look at variety of offers and saving possibilities at Chewy and Walmart.
Chewy is dedicated to pets only, so the width of choice is unmatched by Walmart or anybody else. Chewy.com sells over 1,000 brands of pet food, toys, treats, grooming products, travel supplies, and more. You won’t find anything like that at Walmart.
While both companies were slammed with online orders at the beginning of the pandemic and experienced delayed shipping, today Chewy is almost back to normal. The website still warns about possible shipping delays, but most customers get their orders like before, in 2-3 days. Walmart has been pretty good about delivering fast all along too, so no long delay is expected there, just 1-2 days longer than normal.
We are interested in Pedigree dog food brand, as it is one of the most popular and affordable. Both retailers carry it and offer a huge variety of Pedigree products, about 60 different items each.
Prices are also fairly similar:
- Pedigree Dentastixs Toy/Small Dental Dog Treats, Fresh Flavor, 102 treats cost $14.12 at both Walmart and Chewy.
- Pedigree High Protein Beef & Lamb Flavor Adult Dry Dog Food, 46.8-lb bag is $24.94 at Chewy and $28.12 at Walmart. This one goes to Chewy without a doubt.
- Pedigree Chopped Ground Dinner Filet Mignon Flavor & With Beef Adult Canned Wet Dog Food Variety Pack, 12 cans is $9.99 at Chewy and $10.26 at Walmart.
- Pedigree Marrowbone Real Beef Flavor Biscuit Dog Treats, 6-lb bag - $12.75 at Chewy and $12.98 at Walmart. However, currently Chewy is out of stock and Walmart has 4 left.
As we can see, Pedigree products are priced about the same at Chewy and Walmart and both retailers carry similar selection of them. Chewy offers everything just a little cheaper, but due to high demand might experience an occasional outage. Walmart has low stock on some items too though, so the winning title for Pedigree still goes to Chewy, for slightly lower prices.
Save more with Chewy Coupons:
- 30% OFF Your First Autoship Order
- 25% OFF Select Items with code 25OFF
- Free Shipping on Orders Over $49
It’s a very different story when we look for organic dog food on both websites. If you type ‘organic dog food’ on Chewy.com, you will get 339 results; the same search on Walmart will yield 43 results. It is clear that if you treat your pet to organic food and snacks, as you should, Chewy is definitely a place for that.
Chewy carries plenty of organic brands – Adirondack, Animal Essentials, Bench & Field, Blackwood, Castor & Pollux, Dr. Mercola, Halo, Organix, Newman’s Own, Lotus, Nupro, Petcurean, Primal, Purina, Purpose, Tender & True, The Honest Kitchen, Vets Choice, and many more.
Walmart sells Purina, Pure Balance, and Nature’s Recipe. This pretty convincingly supports our claim that of you like organic anything, you need to go to Chewy. On top of the lacking variety, many organic foods at Walmart are in-store only purchases, so it wouldn’t even work with current staying home idea.
When it comes to price, the comparison is almost impossible, because both retailers carry different organic foods. Chewy’s prices range from very affordable to pretty high, it all depends on the brand you choose. We have found one natural item that both retailers carry, and Walmart loses big time:
- Purina One Grain Free, Natural, High Protein Dry Dog Food, SmartBlend True Instinct Real Chicken, 12.5-lb bag is $22.99 at Walmart and $15.75 at Chewy ($14.96 with Autoship)
At the end of the day, when you need Pedigree dry food or Organix canned delights for your faithful companion, head to Chewy without any doubts and you will enjoy great variety, cheap prices, legendary customer service, and fast free shipping on $49. Need we say more?