By Margot Vahrenwald, DVM, ASVJ
No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus or other around this time of the year, you will want to ensure that the furry members (and maybe the humans) of the household are taken care of with a gift or two. I’m changing up our annual compilation of pet holiday shopping by moving it online this year and rather than only highlighting specific products, have also included a list of some fun pet sites. Please click on the highlighted links for more information or purchasing. Enjoy! Wishing all the best of the season and a Happy New Year.
For the Humans:
Fairsile Pet Pajamas – your pets may not appreciate the thought or the garment, but a great picture for next year’s Christmas card.
Adog Pet First Aid Travel Kit – this or alternate pet first aid packet that can go with you on all adventures.
Vino Canidae – wine glasses that declare your love of pet and wine.
For the Cats:
Laptop Cat Scratching Pad – for the cat who loves your computer, a realistic-sized cardboard computer complete with scratcher keyboard and a mouse to play with.
Catit Senses 2.0 Circuit – a play-track circuit to test your feline’s canny skills
Laser Chasing Scratch Post – from Hammacher Schlemmer, the best modern scratching post for our feline friends, they can scratch but will also play with the randomly generated laser lights for hours.
For the Dogs:
Pooch Selfie: The Original Dog Selfie Stick – it’s hard to get a great still shot of your canine friend. This simple selfie-helper attaches to your cell phone and keeps their attention on you.
Wigzi Dual Doggie Pet Leash – when you have multiple dogs to walk, it can be a crazy tangle. This dual dog leash avoids tangles and even allows adjustment of leash length individually.
Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball Interactive Treat Kibble Dispensing Activity Ball – keep boredom at bay with a treat dispensing ball. Adjustable to learning levels to keep them engaged.
For the Others:
Unicorn Horn for your Horse – make your equine family member feel magical.
Bwogue Small Animal Hideout Hamster House – for the smallest family members, a hidey-house for nesting and chewing.
Hunt the Web for Your Pets….a few of my favorite sites:
www.swaglycat.com – interactive toys to get kitties moving
www.catamazing.com – another great source for interactive cat toys
www.barkshop.com – all good things dog
www.muttropolis.com – fun and functional dog toys
www.uncommongoods.com – unique and creative pet products among their many offerings.