Furry Friend Christmas Ideas

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Your furry friend is part of your family and should be treated and rewarded from time to time – just like you and the children. Buying a Christmas present for your pet dog or cat can be tough – it’s not like they can sit there and circle the Argos catalogue and tell you what they want

However, that doesn’t mean your beloved animal should miss out on being spoilt this festive season, so we’ve decided to help. Here, you’ll find a list of ideas that might give you a little inspiration.

 Furry Friend Christmas Ideas: Give the Dog a Home

If your dog lives outside from time to time or has their own separate pad or crate for when things get a little hectic in the house, then why not make it official? A little sign to let everyone know they need a bit of peace and quiet can be cute.

Upgrade Your Cat’s Food.

We all know that cats can be aloof – you could buy them the most expensive gift in the shop, and they’d never go near it. Why not invest in their everyday life? Upgrading their food to something a little more premium will make a massive difference to them.

An Ethically Sourced Gift Box

Why stick to one gift? Surprise your feline friend, or someone else’s, with a natural gift box for cats filled with natural and ethically sourced toys, treats and practical gifts. You’re giving something useful and fun to your cat, but also giving back to the environment too. There are plenty of cat (and dog) subscription boxes out there to choose from.

A New Bed

We know they prefer our beds, but it might be worth investing in your pet’s comfort in the long run. Whether it’s a plush, orthoptic bed to help with your pet’s arthritis or simply somewhere they can fill with their favourite toys – the possibilities for dog and beds are endless.

Furry Friend Christmas Ideas: Dental Treatments

I’ll admit that dental treatment doesn’t sound like much fun for any animal (or human, for that matter). Yet regular dental procedures help keep your pet’s mouth, especially that of a dog, clean and healthy. Not only that, but it helps protect your dog from heart disease and other serious illnesses. If you can’t do a full dental treatment at the vet, get into the habit of brushing your dog’s teeth. Many dogs don’t mind if you use peanut butter-flavoured toothpaste!

A Day Out Somewhere Different

Who says a gift has to be something physical? Humans love a good day out, and it’s the same for dogs. If your dog loves a leisurely car ride, pick a good weather day to take your pup out for a trip. Make sure they are adequately secured and when you’ve gone as far as you’d like to go – it’s time for walkies.

Take a Trip to the Groomers.

Keeping a clean coat, free of matted fur, dirt, and debris, makes a dog feel great. Regular grooming visits improve your pup’s well-being and comfort. If your dog isn’t the type that needs a cut, bathe him or her with doggy shampoo and brush their coats thoroughly.

These might seem to be of more a practical nature but that’s the beauty of gift buying for your furry friend, you both benefit.

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