The holidays are a wonderful time of year, and having a four-legged family member to celebrate with makes it even more special. It would be hard to include your pet in the family traditions without wrapping a gift (or two, or three) for them, but with so many incredible pet products to choose from, where should the discerning pet owner begin?

Your team at Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center has done the research for you. Our list of our favorite tried-and-true gifts for pets will make shopping for your best pal a breeze!

Health and Wellness Gifts For Pets

  • Spa day – A grooming session with the professional groomers at Long Animal Hospital will keep your pet looking and feeling good, and can support overall wellness with nail trims and a skin/coat assessment.
  • Nutrition consult – Has your pet been getting a little soft around the middle? We are happy to evaluate your pet’s diet and recommend ways to help them stay at a healthy weight.
  • Pearly whites – A new pet toothbrush and pet-safe toothpaste make great gifts, but why not take it up a notch and schedule your pet for a professional dental exam and cleaning?
  • Food and water – Circulating water fountains are an exciting way to encourage better hydration, and slow feeder bowls reduce a pet’s tendency to eat too quickly.

Something Yummy

It’s the rare pet who wouldn’t appreciate pulling a tasty treat out of their stocking. Manufactured pet snacks are easy to come by, but may not be the best way to support your pet’s ongoing health.

Why not try your hand at an easy DIY pet treat this year? Peanut butter and banana dog biscuits or these cheesy cat treats are simple to make and will fit perfectly into Fido or Fluffy’s stocking.

Entertainment Value

Keeping your pet’s mind and body active are important parts of responsible pet ownership, which is why environmental enrichment products are some of our favorite gifts for pets. Encourage your pet’s sense of fun and adventure with these ideas:

  • Give kitty hours of fun with this kitty tower, or provide fresh air and exercise with a catio.
  • Track your dog’s activity levels, set fitness goals, and more with the Fitbark Activity Monitor.
  • Food puzzles are wonderful ways to engage your pet’s brain

For The Pet Who Has Everything

Does your best pal already have everything they need and want? Consider volunteering or donating to a local rescue organization or animal charity in your pet’s name, or better yet add to your happy family by adopting or fostering a homeless pet!

As always, if you have any concerns about the health of your sweet pet, don’t hesitate to contact your team at Long Animal Hospital.