The holiday season is in full swing which means it’s time to find the perfect gift for the special four-legged friends in your life. If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve put together a gift guide full of presents both you and your pet can enjoy.
Hunting feeders are replacements for traditional bowls designed to let your cat “hunt” for their food. Doc & Phoebe’s Hunting Feeder was created by veterinarians to help with weight management, boredom prevention, and slowing down the speed at which your cat eats. All you need to do is fill the mouse-shaped feeders with food and hide them around your house. Your cat will then spend their time hunting for their meal, much as they would do in the wild. Feeding your cat this way allows you to turn mealtime into a game – one which you can play together! Especially when they first start using it, your cat may need some help them find their food and understand this new feeding routine.
“If a dog could have the best day of its life it would go to Dogsitval”. If that tagline doesn’t make you want to book your tickets to Dogsitval, we don’t know what will! Located at Pylewell Park in the heart of England’s New Forest, this two-day festival offers everything you need for a special trip with your pup. The festival will have a huge assortment of food and drinks for both two- and four-legged visitors as well as shopping stalls, a vintage funfair, and an area for k9 water sports. If you want more than just a day trip, they offer a limited number of glamping sites. And when we say glamping, we mean it – hot showers, indoor bathrooms, a private fire pit, freshly cooked wood-fired pizza, and more are included with your ticket.
For only $80, you and your pup can get an annual pass to all national parks and federal recreational lands in the USA – that’s over 2,000 areas for you to explore! The great thing about this pass is that you can invite your friends to join you on your adventures, as it covers the pass owner and three accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where per person entrance fees are charged. If you want 2020 to be the year of national park exploration for you and your pup, you can purchase it online or at select federal recreation sites.
Tuft + Paw are a high-end cat furniture company that also provides support to the homeless and foster cat community. They offer six categories of products: sleep, climb, scratch, play, litter, and accessories. While all of their products are beautifully designed, their wall-mounted climbers, such as the Freddo or Gatto Pertica, are so tasteful you won’t want to hide them away in a corner of your house. This means your cat can have a cozy place with a great vantage point in an area of your house you use most, maximizing the time you spend together. Plus, if you feel like doing some good this holiday season you can participate in their donate-a-bed program. Through this, they offer a 50% discount on any product you donate to your local shelter.
With the Furbo Dog Camera you can see, talk, and toss treats to your dog from anywhere. If they’re a little anxious about staying home alone, this can be a great tool to help keep them calm. The built-in treat tossing feature allows you to give your pup treats directly from the Turbo, which can be used to distract them if they start anxiously pacing, licking, or barking. One of the other great things about Furbo is the alerts that it sends directly to your smartphone. It can let you know when your dog’s barking, when it’s active, when it’s in the right position for a selfie, as well as when a human is detected by the camera. This gives it a unique safety feature that can protect both your pup and your home.
Handmade from 100% Merino wool, this well-designed cat bed is as functional as it is beautiful. Completely eco-friendly and available in a range of sizes, it can fit everything from kittens to cats, or even small dogs, weighing up to 20lbs. The cool thing about this bed is that your cat can use it in two ways: it can be left as a cozy cave or collapsed into a more traditional bed. If your cat enjoys it as a cave, it’s easy to find ways to turn it into a space to play as well as rest – toss a few of their favorite Freshpet treats into the bed and watch them run and dive into the opening. If you do this, you’ll be happy to know that unlike other cat beds that require regular cleaning to keep them fresh, this bed requires minimal care because Merino wool naturally repels odor, dirt, and stains.
Whether you choose a weekend away with your pet or a new piece of furniture for the house, what you’ll really be giving is the gift of time spent together – because that’s what the holidays are truly about.