Post by: Kenzie on Dec 21st 2019
The holidays are officially upon us, which means it’s time for the annual dash of gift-buying, gift-giving, and gift-exchanging. There are the regular gifts for family, friends, and coworkers, but for pet owners, there may be one extra special present to throw into the mix. Our pet door installation experts are excited to share some of our favorite gift ideas to include your pet in the holiday cheer.
Every pet owner knows that pets can chew their way through toys in the blink of an eye, so it’s always a safe choice to get them a new toy (or a few) for the holidays. Pet toys generally fall into three categories: comfort, distraction/learning, and interaction. Toys for comfort are those soft, cuddly toys that will help soothe them, or simply for them to shake and carry around with them. Toys for distraction/learning are more complex toys for when you can’t play with them or if you want to keep them distracted from what’s going on around them. Chew toys and puzzle toys are ideal for both distraction and to get your pet’s mind working as they figure them out, especially if they can be filled with treats to keep them zeroed in. Interaction toys require your participation too; frisbees, balls, and ropes allow you to spend one-on-one time with your pet as you play together.
If your pet has outgrown their current bed, gifting them the perfect pet bed for Christmas is the perfect way to provide them with some extra comfort and love. The wants and needs of your pet in regards to their bed change just as much as humans’ do, both between breeds and over time; there is no “one size fits all”. There are hundreds of different beds on the market that cater to every possible specification you could think of for your pet. Orthopedic beds for pets with joint problems, beds designed to cool down or warm up your pet, sturdy beds to withstand chewing and scratching, various sizes for different breeds, beds with easy to clean covers, etc. With a little searching, you’ll easily find the best pet bed for your pet.
Sometimes the best gift you can give to your pet isn’t physical objects, but rather something delicious to eat! Whether you buy a special holiday snack from the store or make a yummy homemade treat, your pet will be sure to adore it. Just be mindful of how many calories your pet will get from these treats per day. It can be easy to accidentally overdo it with how many you give them, but treats should only make up about 10% of your pet’s diet. And if you’re indecisive about what types of treats and toys you should get for your pet, give a pet-centered subscription box a chance!
Sure, does your pet really need a Christmas present? Some people would say probably not, but if you’re looking to go the extra mile to show love for your pet, a Christmas present specially tailored for them is a perfect way! Do you have any questions? Another present perfectly fit for your beloved dog or cat is the gift of a pet door installation. Contact Glass Pet Doors to discuss installing a custom pet door today!