5 Black Fur-iday Smart Pet Gift Ideas

By Friday, November 25, 2016

A portion of this post is sponsored, but opinions are my own and 110% “pawthentic”! 

Okay, ‘fess up. Is your dog or cat on your holiday shopping list? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, three out of four pets can look forward to a Christmas gift under the tree this year! And you can count my pets – Chilly, Olivia and Turdie – among them.

It really shouldn’t be surprising that so many of us are buying for our cherished companions. After all, they’re part of our family and give us love, devotion and companionship all year long. It’s only natural that we’d want to give a little something back.

However, it’s not always easy to come up with something new and interesting for our furry friends. Trust me, I know. I must’ve given my dogs a thousand tennis balls over the years. And really, how many fuzzy toy mice does one cat need?

So this year, I decided to do a little digging and come up with some innovative and unusual products your pet is gonna love!

Back on Track Mesh Dog Blanket

back_on_track-2Whether your dog is a canine athlete or a professional couch potato, he can benefit from the natural warmth this blanket provides. The mesh material is lined with state-of-the-art Welltex fabric containing ceramic powder. It reflects your dog’s body heat and creates a soothing thermal infrared warmth that can help reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation.
The mesh material is also lightweight and breathable, so it can be used during the summer, between competition events, layered under another blanket, after bathing or when rain has dampened your dog’s fur.

Available in sizes Toy to XXL at backontrackproducts.com.

Happiness Hugs™ from Chews Happiness

Fairly-traded pet sweatersShow your dog just how much they’re loved by wrapping them in a Happiness Hug™. These limited edition, fairly-traded garments are hand woven by master women artisans in Bhutan, the Land of Happiness, and feature traditional Bhutanese motifs with distinct spiritual meanings.

Crafted from 100% cruelty-free yak down, a renewable resource, they’re as soft as cashmere, warmer than Merino wool, remarkably breathable, and pile-resistant. Plus, Chews Happiness even has matching garments for dog moms and dads who want to celebrate the special bond they share with their canine companions.

Visit ChewsHappiness.com to shop their entire product line, including collars and leashes.

Outward Hound

outward hound dog toysEncompassing everything from healthy feeding bowls to truly tough chew toys, Outward Hound encourages pets to play longer and chew harder.

A couple of my favorites for cats and dogs include:

  • Hide A Squirrel –Just stuff the squeaky squirrels in the soft tree trunk and let your pup pull them out one by one.
  • Tower of Tracks – With multiple tracks and balls, this stacked kitty play station has three levels for three times the fun. Perfect for group play with one or more cats, or for solo fun!

Find more great toys and games at OutwardHound.com.

ZiwiPeak Air Dried Dog & Cat Food

Ziwi Peak treatsFrom green, free-range farms to the pristine blue waters of New Zealand’s coastline, all of Ziwi’s grass-fed meat and fresh seafood are sourced from sustainably managed, human grade, local farms that exceed strict New Zealand Standards.

At the heart of what Ziwi does is their hands-on, artisanal approach to air-drying their recipes, based on a centuries-old technique of naturally preserving meats, eliminating pathogenic bacteria and preserving nutrients. Their recipes are also free of any genetically modified organisms, antibiotics, growth Promotants and added hormones.

To learn more and find a retailer near you, visit ZiwiPeak.com.

Agatha’s Apothecary

agathas_apothecaryWhat better gift than more quality years with your pet? And that’s exactly why Agatha’s Apothecary was founded. Pets face more serious health challenges than ever before, from monthly pesticide drops to pet food recalls. And they could use some extra help overcoming these challenges.

Agatha’s Apothecary offers a variety of all natural, high quality products and supplements that can help pets live longer, healthier lives. They are simple to use, and just a scoop over your pet’s breakfast can build overcome food allergies, build the immune system, fight fleas, and even repair damaged joints ease the pain of arthritis.

Check out the entire product line at agathasapothecary.com.

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

Your turn: Are you buying a holiday gift for your pet? What’s at the top of their wish list? Share with me in the comments below.

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