Holiday Gift Ideas for Dogs

65297-425x283-dog_with_christmas_boneThe season of giving is upon us and thoughts turn to our friends and loved ones. We all love our dogs so we shouldn’t forget to get something for them. Here are some ideas for gifts your favorite pups are sure to love.

Tennis Balls and Thrower

Chances are, unless your dog is quite small, it loves to chase a ball. Playing catch in the yard or park is a great bonding experience between human and pet. It is also wonderful exercise. Your dog may even be a better athlete than you in these games. A great gift is a new set of tennis balls and a thrower, to launch the ball further than you would naturally throw unaided.

A New Bed

A fresh, clean and comfortable new bed is always appreciated by our canine friends. They have quite a nice selection online at Sierra Trading Post.

Chew Toys

Dogs will chew on anything. It is instinctual natural behavior. Some dogs chew a lot. It is a mixture of habit and genetics. If you want to help your dog keep their teeth and mouth healthy, providing them with safe and durable chew toys can help. Every store has them, but they are not all created equal. Don’t judge a toy on a cute character or design, judge it on the construction and materials. You usually get what you pay for, so buy good quality brands.

Gourmet Food or Treats

Our dogs surely see us having a holiday feast and want to join us. All that human food may not be very healthy for them. So you can treat your dog by buying some high end dog food or treats that are formulated for their nutritional needs.

Trips to the Dog Park

If you think gifting for a dog is just wacky anthropomorphization, then just do something healthy for both of you. Go on an outing or keep to a schedule of walks or take trips to the dog parks, so you can both be social. You will both get good exercise. Give the gift of good health and a long life.

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