It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us again. In the whirlwind to prepare for the festivities, it’s easy to forget a gift for your pets. We’re here to help you make up for that temporary memory lapse by offering up some fun and innovative gifts ideas for your furry friends.
- Mental exercise toys: Our pets need mental exercise as well as physical exercise, just like we do. It keeps them active and helps alleviate boredom, which can lead to mischief and destruction (keep that Christmas tree safe!) Many of these types of toys are “treat toys” and are good for both cats or dogs. Further, they don’t require much from the human other than to fill the toy with food and then sit back and watch the wheels in your pet’s brain go round and round as they try to figure out how to get the food out of the treat.
- Cozy blanket: All of us love to snuggle up in a nice warm and furry blanket when the weather turns chilly, why should our pets be any different? Not only are they great for keeping warm, they are also easier to throw in the wash for cleaning rather than a big bulky bed.
- Weather protection: Our dogs need their daily walks no matter what the weather is. Taking them around the block in pouring rain or snow requires extra work to get them dried off and cleaned up when you get back to the house. It’s hard to thoroughly dry a dog and it’s not good for their coat or their skin to be left damp. A raincoat or other weather protection can really help keep them warm and reduce that dampness. Consider protection for their paws too if you live in an area where they salt the roads in icy conditions.
- New cat tree/maze: While cats typically don’t get outdoors much, raincoats or booties aren’t necessary, but every cat would appreciate a new cat tree for climbing or scratching. It might help spare your curtains from damage too!
- Doggie day camp: If you’ve got an active pup, it's tough to keep them cooped up in the winter. How about splurging on a visit or two to a doggie day camp in your area? These facilities are great for providing safe, supervised playtime for your pups, which is good for their socialization and mental attitude.
- New collar with name tag: When was the last time your dog got a new name tag or collar? You may not notice it, but those engraved tags wear down over time to the point that you can’t read the name or phone number of your dog. That’s tragic if your dog gets lost and whoever finds them can’t read your phone number! But, putting aside the safety issue, it’s always fun to splurge on a new collar and name tag. They make many fun colors and prints nowadays for both dogs and cats.
- Petnet Feeder: Every pet who loves to eat (and which ones don’t) would appreciate a Petnet Feeder for Christmas. While you are out celebrating at the company Christmas party, you can rest assured that Fido or Sparkles is getting fed on time and is fed the proper amount…and isn’t that the best gift you can give him?
We bet your pets would be happy to find any of these under the tree!
Happy Holidays from everyone at Petnet.