Your dog is much more than a pet. A best friend, confidant, walking partner, and loyal companion. So with Christmas coming, of course, you will not want to leave your furry friend without a special something from Santa.
But what should you buy for your pooch this festive season? Read on to discover some seasonal inspiration!
You love to snack while you watch TV, and your dog should be able to enjoy treats, too. While it can be tempting to share human food with your pup (especially around the festive season), buying them their own box of healthy treats is a good way to give them something special without risking their delicate stomachs. You can even give them a vegetarian treat, so they get a little more variety in their diets.
Toys (and playtime)
Dog toys are a wonderful way to engage your dog’s brain. All dogs are smarter than we give them credit for, and if they become bored, this is when you can begin to see destructive behaviours. So this Christmas, give your dog the gift of playtime! Whether you invest in a squeaky toy or a rope toy, make sure to demonstrate playing with your dog so they learn what their toy is for. A good game of fetch is the perfect way to bond with your dog and get them to run off a little energy – and it can be done indoors on stormy winter days and nights!
Something to chew on
We all know a dog who loves to chew! In fact, some of your best socks might have been a victim during their puppy days! Give them something to chew on that is actually good for them with natural dog chews. Not only do dogs enjoy the feeling of chewing, but it can also even help their teeth and jaws to remain healthy – which is a great thing, as no one wants an unhappy dog with a toothache! Natural dog chews do not have chemicals and preservatives, making them the ideal choice for a healthy, happy dog.
This might sound cheesy, but with the hectic nature of your life, sometimes your dog might not get the one-on-one bonding time they really want. After all, few things make your dog happier than spending time with you – to offset their alone time. So make some extra time to take them on a special long walk, or remember to give them some added cuddles when you are hanging out watching movies. This can be so much more precious to both of you than anything else.
Are you feeling inspired to give your dog a Christmas to remember? Any one of these gifts (or all of them) are sure to make for one happy pup!