Dig this… a portion of this post is sponsored, but opinions are my own and 110% “pawthentic”
Happy Black Fur-iday everyone!
Today kicks off the official holiday shopping season. If you’re like me, your gift list includes pets (your own and maybe a few others), and lots of pet parents. I think some of the best gifts are the ones that keep our furry friends happy and healthy. These gifts give pet parents the happiness that comes with knowing we’re taking the best care of our four-legged family members.
This week I visited the set of Daytime to talk about some paw-some gifts for pet lovers. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Black Friday without a few amazing deals! So as an added bonus, you can get any of them for a discount by using a special Black Fur-iday code!
3 Fur-bulous Black Friday Gifts for the Pets on Your List
1. The Gift of Health
It’s natural for dog parents to worry about their dog’s health. And since they can’t tell us when they’re not feeling well, it’s scary to think of the possibility that they could be hiding a serious problem. Annual vet visits are an important way to catch problems early and keep our tail-wagging friends healthy. Since much of our pooches’ health is determined by genetic makeup, genetic testing can provide valuable information about their health. Our vets may be able to use this information to take proactive steps to keep them healthy.
Canine Health Check would be an amazing gift for any dog parent on your list. For less than $1 a test, Canine HealthCheck tests your dog for over 150 different genetic diseases. This test is so accurate it can even zero in on color and appearance traits! When we tested Chilly, the test was able to tell us what he looked like without ever even seeing him.
Once you have this important knowledge about your dog’s health, you’ll be able to care for any conditions that are treatable. Plus, you can be proactive about any health problems that could come up in the future and be better prepared to deal with a pet emergency. You could potentially save a bundle on vet bills since you’re treating these conditions early, and it could also eliminate unnecessary diagnostic testing.
Visit their website, CanineHealthCheck.com for more information. And from now until December 7, you can save over $30 if you enter the code BLACKFURIDAY.
2. The Gift of Play
Regular exercise is an important way to keep our dogs happy and healthy. Playing with our pups helps keep their weight under control, and it’s a great way for them to spend time bonding with their favorite humans!
Even though he’s getting older, Chilly still has tons of energy. Sometimes I think I’m more tired than he is after we’re done playing. That’s one reason why I love our ChuckIt! toys by Petmate®. Chilly and I can play fetch to his heart’s content, and my arm doesn’t get nearly as tired as when I’m throwing his toys the old fashioned way. Plus, since the handle has a head that picks the toy up, all of his doggy slobber stays off of my hands!
The new Ring Chaser toy has all of the great features you can expect from ChuckIt! toys. The long ergonomic handle makes it easy to launch the ring over and over again. And you don’t even have to bend over to pick it back up! You can watch your dog run, hop, and zigzag without throwing out your arm or your back!
This holiday season, Petmate® is going to “ChuckIt forward” by donating classic ball launchers to shelters across the country. While supplies last, families who adopt a dog from one of these shelters will receive a FREE ball launcher so they can start bonding with their new family member in style!
Petmate® is also offering a fur-bulous Black Friday deal. Buy a ChuckIt! Ring Chaser at Petmate.com before December 7 and enter the code BLACKFURIDAY to receive another ChuckIt! toy of equal or lesser value for free! You could keep one for yourself and give another family the gift of fun interactive play this holiday season.
3. The Gift of Clean
The holidays are super busy, and let’s face it – giving your dog a bath can be time-consuming. But we want, and need, our pets to look and smell their best this holiday season! To that end, FoamCare Shampoo by Vetericyn® can make bath time so much faster and easier. It sprays on, so it’s easier to cover your dog quickly without having to deal with huge globs of shampoo. The foaming action makes it easier to saturate his entire coat. And since it comes in 3 formulas designed for specific coat types, it rinses out faster than other pet shampoos.
There’s nothing worse than getting your dog all nice and clean only to have him go out and roll in something yucky. Chilly has done this to me more than a few times! But with FoamCare Shampoo, it’s super easy to spot clean. All I do is spray a little on the messy spot, scrub, and rinse, and he’s spotless again in no time.
Does your dog have allergies or other skin issues? FoamCare Shampoo also comes in a soothing medicated formula that’s sulfate free and contains anti-inflammatory ingredients. It is paraben-free, pH balanced, and plant-based to clean, heal, and soothe your dog’s skin. It can even help to enhance his immune system to fight dermatological disorders. And it leaves his coat so shiny! He’ll be looking and feeling his best for the holidays.
FoamCare Shampoo would make a great stocking stuffer for any dog mom or dad. And if you visit Vetericyn®’s website before December 7 you can save $4 with the code BLACKFURIDAY.
This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and anecdotes are my own, and I never promote any products or brands I don’t believe in. ~Petfully yours, Kristen