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‘Tis the season: Treat your pet to the best gifts this holiday season

‘Tis the season: Treat your pet to the best gifts

The holidays are a time to give a little something back to those who bring you joy all year round. So, when you make your gift list, don’t forget your pets! Here are some great holiday gift ideas for the four-legged friends in your life.

Gift Ideas for Dogs

Feeding Time. Discover the dog bowl that fights bloating and canine obesity: The Outward Hound Slow Feeder Dog Bowl makes sure your dog won’t over-eat or bloat from eating too quickly. The bowl’s unique design is specially engineered to control portions, slow your dog’s feeding time, and promote healthy digestion. And it’s dishwasher safe! Under $11.

Play Time. Don’t let winter stop you and your pup from enjoying some outdoor playtime with the Chuckit! Flying Squirrel. From the makers of Chuckit! throw toys, comes the latest in doggie exercise toys. The Flying Squirrel is waterproof, floats, and offers a rugged construction and glow-in-the-dark corners for those late walks. And it won’t get lost in the snow! Under $12.

Nap Time. When the mercury plunges and the arctic winds blow, three’s no more comfy place for your pup than a deep and warm bed. The Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler offers dogs under 25 pounds a cozy spot to curl up. The 12” back and 9” front provide restful support material and gentle joint relief. Non-toxic, machine-washable and dryer-safe, the Deep Dish Cuddler comes in 10 color choices.

Training Time. Help your pup develop its problem-solving skills with a fun puzzle game that delivers treats as rewards. The Outward Hound Brain and Exercise Game for Dogs presents your dog with a new puzzle to solve each time. Features sturdy design, easy-to-open flip-top treat compartments for treats. And there’s even a separate removable bone puzzle piece for more fun. And it’s great for keeping anxious dogs busy. Under $20.

Gift Ideas for Cats

Feeding Time. Tired of sweeping up spilled cat food? The Neater Feeder Deluxe Mess-Proof Elevated Bowls help prevent messes and keep spills contained. Kick-proof, spill-proof and elevated, these bowls keep kitty’s feeding area neat and tidy. Available in a range of colors. Under $35.

Play Time. Here’s the latest twist on the old feather-wand or laser chaser. The Malier Multi-pattern Funny Cat Chaser Toy offers a rechargeable portable stainless steel laser light pointer with five different light patterns and mini-flashlight. USB cord lets you recharge from your computer. Under $10.

Nap Time. Your kitty can relax like the King (or Queen) of the Jungle in the Onlypets Lion-Shaped Pet House. The adorable lion-mane motif bed is made from high-grade soft plush polyester fiber that won’t lose its shape. Inner cushion is removable, reversible and washable. Under $35.

Catnip Time. Here’s an unusual way to entertain even the most standoffish feline. The Bascolor Interactive Catnip Emulational Fish Toy uses the latest 3D printing process and crystal fiber technology to create a lifelike tray of yummy fish—filled with aromatic catnip. Made with super smooth, nontoxic materials, the Emulational® fish look like the real thing and will provide your kitty with hours of fun. Under $10.

For more pet gift ideas, check out my cat and dog gift picks from 2016. I hope you and your pets have a safe, joyful, and pet friendly holiday season!


Cecily Kellogg is a pet lover who definitely has crazy cat lady leanings. Her pets are all shelter rescues, including the dog, who is scared of the cats. She spent eight years working as a Veterinary Technician before becoming a writer. Today she writes all over the web, including here at Figo.

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