Dog Gift Ideas: Get Your Companion the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season
The gift-giving that marks the holiday season isn’t just between humans, it’s for pets too! Many people who own pets or know a pet lover are familiar with the tradition of giving Gizmo a gift during the holidays. After all, Gizmo is part of the family and everyone else gets gifts. This holiday season make your special four-legged friend bark with joy when you help him unwrap one of these fantastic gifts.
Is Gizmo tired of that boring old water bowl? Or maybe he’s a picky drinker and he worries you that he’s not drinking enough? In that case, get the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain. This deluxe fountain encourages pets to drink because the water tastes better thanks to the 3-layer internal filter. The Drinkwell Fountain is easy to take apart, clean and reassemble. It has a 1 gallon capacity and is designed, approved and recommended by veterinarians!
Gizmo is too small to reach the thermostat, so if you need a temperature control of your own, get the heated and cooled dog bed. This luxurious Dolce Vita DuoTempe dog bed offers hot and cold variations that will ensure your pet’s comfort. The upside to having a cool dog bed is that Gizmo won’t be looking for cool floors to lie on that have the potential to stress his bones and muscles. The heat component is really great if Gizmo has a lot of dog years behind him. Heat therapy provides relief from arthritis, sore joints and muscles.
If the thought of clipping Gizmo’s nails makes you nauseous, try PediPaws. Gizmo’s nails need to be trimmed no matter what, and PediPaws promises to make it a whole lot easier for both you and his pet. This product has a precision filing wheel that smoothly cuts through thin layers of nails so the nails stay at a comfortable length and you don’t have to worry about Gizmo scratching your hardwood floors. The PediPaws product has a protective cap that ensures that only the necessary filing is done. Plus, the lid catches nail bits, so there’s no searching and finding for a long cleanup.
Is your dog a smaller breed or getting older and having a hard time reaching that perfect spot on the sofa or bed that he loves to lay on? If so, you can fix the problem by buying Doggy Steps from him. These steps are the perfect progression for smaller and older dogs, so they don’t have to strain to get to a place they want to go or get frustrated because they can’t get there on their own. Doggy Steps also work to help dogs get into cars or trucks. This product is ideal for dogs with conditions such as hip dysplasia and arthritis. Plus, the steps are lightweight and portable, so you won’t have a problem moving them around and helping your dog get around.
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If you have a backyard that your dog loves to spend time in, a great holiday gift for Gizmo would be a doghouse. Dog kennels give Gizmo a place of his own to relax and keep him warm and dry during inclement weather. Some models are very cute and homey with farmhouse roofs and small windows. They are usually built with good quality wood and some offer removable platforms to facilitate cleaning.
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without toys, and there are plenty to choose from. A dog’s physical health is very important, but does Gizmo get a good mental workout too? There are certain toys designed to mentally stimulate your dog. Once such a toy is the Dog Tornado. This fun interactive game has your dog move sections of plastic bones to discover hidden treats. This toy is durable and easy to clean, so your dog can have fun with it for a long time.
If Gizmo has a lot of slime, get him the Slobber-Wick Squeak Buddy. This fun squeaker toy is made of quick-drying, easy-to-clean material, so the toy is less “gross” when Gizmo brings it to you.
If your dog doesn’t already have one, a perfect gift this holiday season would be a Kong. These fun toys are made of extremely durable rubber so Gizmo can happily munch on them for as long as he wants. Also, the core of the Kong is hollow, allowing you to put treats inside. One of those favorites is peanut butter. But Gizmo better be prepared because he has to figure out how to get the treats out before the Kong rolls or backs up!
In general, food or treat dispensing toys make great gifts for your beloved pet or the pet of someone you know. These toys are fun, mentally stimulating, help relieve boredom and burn energy. These types of toys can help alleviate behavioral problems, such as destructive chewing, barking, and digging.
This is just a sample of the great gifts you can get for your dog or a friend’s dog this holiday season. Don’t be surprised if Gizmo starts making his own wish list!