The Best Gifts to Give Your Pet This Christmas

The Best Gifts to Give Your Pet This Christmas

With the holiday season in full swing, gift-giving is at the top of almost everyone’s to-do list. While selecting gifts for all of your loved ones – two and four-footed alike – remember that December is also National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. This month-long observance aims to ensure all gift-givers keep safety on their minds when selecting toys for small children and pets.
This year, consider the following safe and fun toys for all of the furry recipients on your list.

5 of the Best Gifts to Give Your Pet This Christmas


1. Cold Weather Gear

Cold-weather items like sweaters, waterproof jackets, and booties can all help your dog continue enjoying outdoor exercise all year. For safety, be sure to monitor your pets closely when they are wearing clothing.

2. Fresh Catnip

This fun treat is a great way to help your cat have some fun and burn energy. Purchase a pot of fresh-growing catnip at your local pet shop or pick up a seed packet to start your own indoors.

3. Snuffle Mats and Lick Pads

Snuffle mats and lick pads are a great way for dogs to practice their natural foraging instincts. Hide some treats or kibble in a snuffle mat or spread a bit of all-natural peanut butter on a lick pad and watch your pup go to town.

4. Squeakers, Crinkles, and Bells

Both dogs and cats enjoy chasing and playing with toys that squeak, crinkle, and make other noises. Be sure to choose toys that are appropriate for your dog’s size and chewing abilities. Also, watch your pets closely with squeaker toys, as the squeakers themselves can pose a choking risk.

5. Puzzle Toys

Puzzle toys with treats hidden inside are a great way to stimulate and reward your pet.

Start the New Year With the Gift of Good Health

Although it’s not something they can tug free from their stocking on Christmas morning, good health with routine wellness and preventative care is truly the best and most important gift you can give your pet. We recommend contacting our office now to schedule your pet’s annual care appointment after the busy holiday season has passed. We can ensure your pet’s vaccinations, parasite prevention, diet, nutrition, and routine health screenings are up to date and on track.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, we welcome you to contact Compassion Animal Hospital in Woodland Park, Colorado today.