If you are a pet owner that enjoys giving your cat or dog special treats for Christmas, there are several different kinds to choose from. From fancy gifts that are bought at pet stores to homemade snacks and treats, your furry friend will be sure to love the special attention and surprises they receive on Christmas morning.
If you have a new puppy in the house you may have already noticed its need to chew! What better gift then one that could not only be fun for the pup, but save your furniture from being gnawed on too? Chew toys for puppies come in an abundance of different styles and shapes. Although in the past rawhide was always given as a favorite item to chew, it’s been proven that it may not be at all safe to give puppies a rawhide bone. Many puppies gulp and swallow instead of chew, which can cause a rawhide treat to get stuck in their throat or even cause a tear in the intestines. Instead of rawhide there are several chew toys especially made for a teething puppy that are safer and non-toxic.
Stuffed toys make great gifts for dogs of all ages. Puppies are likely to chew them and possibly “love the stuffing” out of them, but many younger dogs enjoy not only playing with a stuffed toy, but sleeping with them also. A stuffed toy can be great if you have a brand new puppy in the house that may be missing its litter mates or mother. Even older dogs may find a stuffed toy comforting. Several types of stuffed Christmas toys for dogs are made in a manner in which they can be heated in the micro, which helps young puppies feel more secure. These are also great for breeds like Chihuahua’s or other short-haired breeds that are known to get cold easily.
Christmas gifts for cats are just as fun to purchase as are those for dogs. A favorite gift given by cat owners is any kind of stuffed toy that contains catnip. Mechanical toys are favorites too as cats love to chase them. Since cats are usually easy to entertain, even a ball will seem like a big treat. Anything that can be chased, tossed in the air or pounced upon will be sure to please your feline friend.
Although they may not seem quite as exciting as a toy for Christmas, other gifts can be given also. New collars and ID tags are always a good choice, especially if your dogs collar is getting worn. A stray dog that has no ID may find itself at a local animal shelter with no way to get home, but one that has a proper fitting collar and tags on has a much better chance of being reunited with its owner.
Source: Personal Experience