The holiday season is a time for friends, family and loved ones. However for you, it’s also the perfect opportunity to go all out on your four-legged best friend with gifts that will make their tail wag. I’ve put together this list of suggestions to help you find the products that your dog will love on Christmas morning!
Choose a gift that is appropriate for your dog’s personality
Chew toys are essential for any dog, let alone dogs that have a habit of chewing up your valuables when left unattended. The best chew toys for dogs are those made from rubber or nylon that provide a bitter taste and texture that your dog will love to gnaw on. However, if your dog isn’t an aggressive chewer, you can also opt for plush toys which often contain squeakers inside them too.
Treat dispensing toys are an excellent gift for dogs who get easily bored or who require mental stimulation to keep them occupied. These toys challenge your dog’s problem-solving skills by requiring them to figure out how to reach the food inside of them. They can be filled with all sorts of treats but the most common are often chewable biscuits or kibble.
Dog puzzle toys are great for pets who have a tendency to overeat, as they encourage your dog to work for their food by requiring them to navigate through mazes and obstacles in order to reach it. This way, your dog will slow down and eat at a much more relaxed pace.
If your dog is the type to destroy plush toys in seconds flat, you might want to try a stuffed animal that is made of tough materials like canvas or denim instead. These types of toys are built to last and can withstand even the most determined chewer!
Dog Christmas sweaters are an adorable way to keep them warm. If your pup tends to get cold easily, you may want to consider getting them their own winter coat as well! Dog Christmas sweaters are both cute and functional, keeping your dog warm while also acting as a fashion statement. You can also get waterproof dog pajamas for dogs who need to be outside in the snow or rain.
Make sure to include plenty of treats in your dog’s Christmas stocking
You should pick up some treats as well! These make great stocking stuffers and are appropriate gifts for both puppies and older dogs alike. Treats like bully sticks are low in fat and high in protein, making them a healthy choice for your dog. Snacks made from lamb lung are especially popular with dogs who have sensitive stomachs as they are easy to digest.
It’s also important to your introduce new treats slowly so that your dog’s digestive system can adapt. Always introduce one new treat at a time, and give it to your dog for only a few days before moving on to another kind.
Get creative with your gift-giving and think outside the box !
There are lots of products out there that aren’t marketed as “dog gifts” but make great presents for your pups anyway. For example, you can buy a new dog bed or even upgrade to a heated model if it’s especially cold outside. This will make sure that they’re warm and comfortable while they sleep throughout the night!
Another great gift you can give your dog is an engraved tag. This way, if they ever get lost, they’ll have all of the information about you and your pet written down so that whoever finds them will know how to reach you!
Don’t forget about safety – choose gifts that are non-toxic and won’t harm your pet
It’s easy to get carried away when it comes to buying your dog gifts, but be sure that the products you choose are safe for them. Any toys or treats containing small parts should be avoided at all costs as they could pose a choking hazard.
After all of the presents have been opened and any packaging has been disposed of, check your dog for any signs that they may have ingested something harmful. If you do notice any issues, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline immediately.
Choosing gifts for your pet can be difficult, but by following this guide you’ll be able to find something that fits the bill!
Have fun with it! Dogs love getting presents just as much as people do so don’t be afraid to experiment with your gift-giving. If you’re not sure what to get, just ask your dog’s vet for some suggestions!