Christmas music is playing, and holiday lights are going up. You can’t help but get into the mood for Christmas. It is an excellent time of year to bond more with your pets and give them a great holiday too. So, we would like to share some ways you can Celebrate Christmas with your pets.
Gift Ideas to Celebrate Christmas with Your Pets
- A new warm bed. Pets dream too. Why not give your pet a nice, new cozy bed where they can dream away in comfort and warmth? There are many options for pet beds – from orthopedic to heated beds. Here are links for dog beds and cat beds: The Best Cat Beds and 10 Different Types of Dog Beds.
- Give them a sweater or booties for going out into the cold. It is an excellent idea to protect your pet from the cold winter temperatures. Animals exposed to cold, dry air, rain, or snow can suffer from chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin. A sweater and booties can help protect your pet when you take them out for a walk.
- A fleece blanket. Both cats and dogs often love the soft, cozy feeling of fleece blankets.
- Toys. If you have a dog, your dog may enjoy having a trip to the pet store to pick out a toy. Cats usually love laser lights, crinkle toys, or wand toys.
Celebrate Christmas with Homemade Christmas Pet Treats
Are you in the baking mood? You can make tasty and healthy treats right in your kitchen. Your dog may love doggie donuts or peanut butter and glazed bacon treats. For the recipes, go to 10 Homemade Treats You Can Make For Your Dogs. Cats can be a little more finicky than dogs, but they usually love treats too. You can try a grain-free cat treat recipe.
Make a Family Christmas Card with Your Pets
Whether your pet will pose for a photo or not, family Christmas cards are fun. Pinterest has lots of ideas if you are not sure where to start.
Pet Safe Ornaments
The best ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree are ones that will not break and shatter. You can shop online for shatterproof Christmas ornaments, or you can make your own. However, beware of homemade ornaments made from dough and salt. These are toxic to pets. Clay ornaments are much safer. There are also many pet paw print kits you can order online if you would like to have a pet paw print ornament.
Wishing You and Your Pet Family Happy Holidays
At Wags and Whiskers, we understand pets are just like any other family member. So, we hope you have fun with the above holiday suggestions for your furry family members. If you need any help from us or have any questions about your pet’s health, we are here for you this holiday season. Finally, always keep your pet’s safety in mind. When offering toys, never give your pet anything small or sharp, or anything with dangling threads.
Dr. Janelle McFarland
Wags and Whiskers Veterinary Service