Holiday gift ideas for pets

Posted on December 17, 2009 under Pet News (General)

Some feel pets shouldn't be left out of holiday celebrationsJust because it’s usually the children who write the Christmas lists doesn’t mean Santa forgets about well-behaved pets over the holidays.

Some pet owners tend to incorporate their furry friends into the holidays by giving them little presents and treats, according to the South Town Star. While it depends on the owner, dogs and cats are usually the most common gift receivers.

Pet present ideas can range to anything from a fun toy to something that relates to pet care, such as brushes or treats that help with their teeth.

Presents that focus on dental care could be a great gift idea for animals. According to veterinarian Lorraine Corriveau, eighty percent of dogs and cats need better dental care.

Perhaps one of the trendiest pet ideas is the new Snuggie for pets, an animal-friendly version of the popular human blanket-jacket hybrid.

Karen Krasowski, co-owner of I’ll Be Doggone in Mokena, Illinois, told the South Town Star that people weren’t just gifting their own pets.

"A lot of people came in for toys and bakery treats and collars and leashes," Krasowski said. "Some also bought hostess gifts for pet owners on their lists."ADNFCR-2720-ID-19519626-ADNFCR