The Christmas rush is in full swing and I’m sure your gift list is full of names. However, don’t forget your furry friends. Our pets love us, protect us, play with us and make our houses home. Some of our animals play extra special roles in our lives like service dogs and police dogs. Not sure what to get? Here are some pawsome gifts for your pets this Christmas.
Gifts for Cats
Cat Tree-My cat is getting a new cat tree for Christmas. He has a small perch that he can sit on and look out our bedroom window but he needs something bigger for the living room.
Some cats are high dwellers and some are low dwellers meaning some like to be up high and others on the ground. If your cat loves to be in high places, this will be a dream come true for them.
Treats/Canned Food-If your cat doesn’t get a lot of goodies on a regular basis, consider buying them a bag of treats or three cans of wet food. I buy three cans, one for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve/Day.
Catit Treat Ball-This is the perfect excuse to give your cat treats. I bought one for my cat Colin and he loves it. I just put the treats or dry food in it and let him go. He bats it around and chases it all over the place.
Bergan Catnip Cyclone Cat Toy-My cat has a toy similar to this and he loves to lay on his side and bat the balls around the circle.
Kong Wubba Cat Toy-This is another toy that Colin loves. He throws it up in the air and bats at it. He also will grab it in his front paws while lying on his side and kick it with his back feet. It has been one of his favorite toys from the beginning.
Gifts for Rabbits/Hamsters/Guinea Pigs and Ferrets
Everyday Essentials-Christmastime can also be a good time to stock up on essentials like food, litter, bedding, flea n tick (cats/dogs), new bed(cat/dog) or litter box (cat/rabbit).
Barrel Roller Toy-Our rabbit loves these toys and plays with them all the time.
Kaytee Perfect Chews Rabbit Toy-Our rabbit likes to chew on this while she is in her cage.
Kaytee Pet -N-Playpen Small Animal Pen-If you’re looking to knock your small pet’s fur off, get them a playpen for Christmas. They will love getting some exercise outside of their cage.
Living World Deluxe Habitat, XL-This habitat is where our princess spends her days. We had an Oxbow cage previously but eventually the bottom dropped out and it was time for a new one. This cage is very well made and very easy to setup and assemble.
It’s very roomy , our rabbit has plenty of space to stretch out and dig. Out of the three cages we’ve had in the past three years, this one is the best value for the money. You can use this cage for guinea pigs, hamsters, and ferrets and they would have more than enough room.
Kaytee Come Along Small Animal Carrier-This carrier is durable, sturdy, and perfect for taking our rabbit, Abbey, to the vet.
Gifts for Dogs
Kong Toy-In my opinion, a KONG toy is hands down the best toy you can ever get a dog. I had a boxer growing up and she loved to chew as a puppy. In all the years she had this toy, even as an adult, she could never chew through it or destroy it. These are well worth the money.
ChuckIt!Ultra Rubber Dog Toy-These balls sound like another great idea for those who love to chew. Also, you can get a ball launcher for these balls that helps you throw them three times farther and avoid that annoying tennis elbow.
New Bed-Has your dog’s bed seen its better days? Reward him or her with a new plush bed or even better yet, a heated dog bed. A heated bed would be great for senior dogs. 🙂
Sherpa Original Deluxe Pet Carrier-I highly recommend this brand of carrier. I bought one earlier this year for my cat and I love it. They are sturdy, durable and easy to carry. One of my favorite features is that you can put your pet in through the top zipper of the carrier.
No more fighting to “shove’ them in there and zip the end real quick. I also like that these carriers are guaranteed to be allowed on board most major airlines if you are traveling with your pet. By the way, Chewy has various colors and sizes of these carriers to meet different needs.
Steps or Ramps-If you have an older dog, consider getting a set or two of steps or a ramp so they can easily get onto the bed or couch. This will make it much easier on them to be able to lounge in their favorite places.
Your pet will cover you in head butts, kisses, and nibbles for these pawsome Christmas gifts.