Christmas is a time for joy, family, and giving. And while our human loved ones often take centre stage during the holidays, our furry companions deserve some special treatment too. After all, pets bring us unconditional love and companionship throughout the year. So, how can we make Christmas extra special for our pets?
Here are a few ideas:
Festive Food and Treats
Just like us, pets love to indulge in delicious treats during the holidays. However, it's important to choose treats that are safe and healthy for your pet. Avoid giving them table scraps or fatty foods, which can upset their stomachs. Instead, opt for pet-safe treats like these:
Jerky or dried meats: These are a great option for dogs and cats. Just be sure to choose jerky that is made with 100% meat and doesn't contain any added sugars or preservatives. Our Pedigree Ranchos Slices are delicious treats made with 100% natural beef that dogs love and are ideal for helping maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Pumpkin treats: Pumpkin is a healthy and nutritious treat for both dogs and cats. You can find pumpkin puree in the grocery store or make your own by baking a pumpkin and scooping out the flesh.
Pets love to receive new toys and gifts on Christmas morning. When choosing toys for your pet, consider their age, personality, and play style. Some popular pet gifts include:
Interactive toys: These toys encourage activity and engagement. Examples include puzzle feeders, treat dispensers, and toys that make noise or light up. Our collection of bird toys are perfect for promoting your bird’s physical activity.
Chew toys: Chew toys help to satisfy your pet's natural chewing instinct and can also help to clean their teeth. Examples include rubber bones, bully sticks, and Nylabones. We also provide Rosewood products, edible, peanut flavoured, carrot and apple for your small pets.
Plush toys: Plush toys are soft and cuddly, and offer a sense of comfort and companionship for your pets. They are perfect for snuggling up with, carrying around the house, or engaging in gentle play.
Spend some quality time with your pet during the holidays. Here are a few ideas for festive activities:
Take a walk or hike together: Get some fresh air and exercise with your pet. Bundle up in your warmest gear, grab your pet's leash and favourite treats, and embark on an adventure together. Read our ‘High Quality Essential For Walking Your Dog’ blog and discover what accessories are needed for when you go on a hike with your canine companion.
Play fetch or frisbee: Get your pet moving with their favourite game. These classic activities not only provide physical exercise and mental stimulation but also strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend.
Cuddle up on the couch and watch a movie together: Enjoy some quiet time together. Choose a heartwarming holiday film or a classic pet-centric movie, and let it transport you and your pet to a world of adventure, laughter, and heartwarming moments.
By following these tips, you can make Christmas a special time for your pet. Remember, it's the little things that count. Simply spending extra time with your pet and showing them how much you care will make them feel loved and appreciated.