Dog and Santa

Dog and SantaEvery year our furbabies shower us with unconditional love and affection.

They cuddle us when we are cold, cozy up to us when we are sad, and keep us on our feet with
trips to the park. Some kitties and pups even work hard all year round as service animals.

So, when it comes time to giving back to our pets this holiday season, we want to make sure we
give them the best gifts possible.

From new toys to tasty treats, there is so much to choose from.

Keep reading to discover what’s on my ultimate holiday pet gift guide.

Pet Gift Guide Item #1 – Quality Time

Snow dogA new toy is fun and a tasty treat is delicious, but the one thing your pet desires more than anything in the world is time with you.

This holiday season, make some quality time for your pets.

Here are a few ideas of what to do together:

  • Add an extra walk into your daily routine.
  • Make an effort to frequently pull out the dog or cat toys and play with your pet.
  • Spend an extra hour on the couch watching Animal Planet together.
  • Bring your pet on car rides or vacations with you.
  • Skip the groomers and give your dog a spa treatment at home.
  • Go outdoors and try a new activity together, like Frisbee golf!

Pet Gift Guide Item #2 – Fresh Catnip

Kitten Eating GrassThere’s nothing wrong with dried catnip, but it’s just not as a good as the fresh catnip grass that you can purchase pre-grown in pet stores.

Mr. Snuggles tolerated that awful sweater you put him in for Thanksgiving dinner. The least you can do is splurge a little on a new catnip plant for your home.

Fresh catnip grows like grass and can be found in pots at your local pet store. If you can’t find at your pet store, you can purchase it online for your feline friend.

Pet Gift Guide Item #3 – Calmz Anxiety Vest

Dog in VestIf you have a pup that suffers from anxiety, a Calmz anxiety vest is definitely a gift you’ll want to add to your pet’s wish list.

The Calmz Anxiety Relief System for dogs is an adjustable vest that cradles a device over acupressure points on your dog’s spine.

When the device is activated, the clinically proven NeuroSync® Technology works its magic by providing your dog with classical music, tones, and vibrations that soothe anxiety.

Discover more about the Calmz Anxiety Relief System vest .

Pet Gift Guide Item #4 – Homemade Pet Treats

Besides you, food will probably always be your pet’s favorite gift.

Instead of purchasing unhealthy, corn-based treats with fillers, treat your pet to some homemade delicious treats this year.
This homemade Christmas cookie recipe is delicious and healthy, and will have your pet begging for more.

Find the recipe for pet Christmas cookies here.

Pet Gift Guide Item #5 – Bird and Mouse Toys

Cat and MouseCats are born with the instinct to hunt. And that’s what makes having bird and mouse toys around the house so much fun.

Pick up a few realistic mouse toys at your pet store and place them around your home for your kitty to hunt, stalk, and pounce on. Catnip-scented mice are easy-to-smell, and your cat will gladly search for them.

And while you’re at it, grab a wand bird toy on a string. These toys are great for giving your cat indoor exercise and also give you an opportunity to play with each other.

Pet Gift Guide Item #6 – Antlers

AntlerYour pup has refrained all year from chewing your high heels just so she’d make it onto your nice list.
Reward your pooch with a treat she is allowed to chew, antlers.

Antlers are dense, which makes them good for chewing. But they are not so hard that your pup will break a tooth on one. The marrow is also filled with important vitamins and minerals that are good for your pet to ingest, unlike hard plastics.

You can find antlers out in the woods after mating season in the fall (October through December).
If you can’t find them outdoors, you can always purchase them at your local pet store or online.

Pet Gift Guide Item #7 – Therapeutic Pet Bed

Dog on a MattressBoth cats and dogs like to be comfortable. That’s exactly why Mr. Bones takes your laundry out of the basket, arranges it in piles on the floor, and then proceeds to sleep on it.

If your pet sleeps on the floor, give him or her the gift of comfort by purchasing a therapeutic memory foam cat or dog bed. Not only are these beds developed to support your dog’s body and spine, but they also give your pet a soft spot of his own.

With the purchase of a new bed, your kitty or pup might finally stop making a mess of your clothes around your room.
Find a variety of quality memory foam therapeutic pet beds at Sealy.

Pet Gift Guide Item #8 – Collapsible Water Bowl

Collapsable dog bowlsWhether you’re traveling or spending a day on the trails, having water regularly available for your pet is important.

This holiday season, surprise your pet with a water bowl you can take along on all of your adventures. These bowls are affordable, easy to use, convenient, and will make sure your pup stays hydrated.

Besides, Princess Paws never liked drinking out of that lake anyway.

Find a variety of collapsible water bowls for pets of any size here.

Pet Gift Guide Item #9 – The Original CrockPET Diet®

The Original CrockPET logoThe most wonderful gift you could ever give your pet is a long, happy, and healthy life. And there’s no better way to do that than by putting your cat or dog on an all-natural diet plan like The Original CrockPET Diet®.

The Original CrockPET Diet® is a vet-formulated meal plan that uses fresh meats and veggies that you cook from home. It delivers proper nutrition and gives your pet the healthiest life possible.

On top of its high nutritional value, it’s also formulated to help pets with cancer or kidney disease have the best quality of life possible.

Young, old, healthy, or sick…it doesn’t matter. Both cats and dogs love The Original CrockPET Diet®.
Purchase The Original CrockPET Diet® for your pet.

Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.