8 Great Holiday Gifts for Dogs

Our canine friends are very precious and special gifts. Fido’s adorable antics, unwavering loyalty, and unconditional love are all traits worth celebrating. Why not get your pooch something special for the holidays this year? In this article from Fairfield Animal Hospital, a Cy-Fair vet lists some great holiday gifts for dogs.

Bed

A good bed is just as important for dogs as it is for people. Help your canine pal sleep comfortably by getting him a good doggy bed.

Pet Ramps

Is Fido a senior dog or a small breed? If so, pet ramps or stairs may help him get around more easily.

Toys

Toys make great gifts for pets! Fun playthings help keep Fido entertained, and promote beneficial physical activity. They also prevent doggy boredom, and offer your pooch a healthy outlet for any angst or anxiety he feels. This helps reduce or eliminate many unwanted behaviors, like chewing or digging.

Doghouse

Does Fido have a yard to chase squirrels around in? If so, consider getting him a doghouse. Choose one that is made of a material with strong insulating abilities.

Veterinary Care

Just like people, dogs can really suffer when they are experiencing pain, nausea, or other troubles. Proper veterinary care is crucial to Fido’s health and well-being. Schedule your pet’s next appointment.

Treats

Yummy snacks are bound to get that cute tail going! Choose healthy treats for your furry best friend. Some good options are plain, cooked, boneless meat, fish, or poultry; natural peanut butter (try spreading some on a doggy biscuit); and beef, chicken, or fish jerky. Store-bought and homemade treats are also fine, as long as they contain only safe ingredients. Ask your vet for more information.

Crate

Crates help keep dogs safe and secure during travel and when visiting their vet or groomer. This will be much easier on Fido if he starts thinking of his crate as a safe, cozy den now, while he’s still young. Ask your vet for helpful tips.

Fido Fun Day

Why not bring your canine buddy on a dog-friendly excursion? Take Fido on a fun trip to a doggy café, or visit a new park. Older dogs may appreciate a soothing massage or a warm-water swim.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us here at Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cy-Fair pet hospital, for all your pup’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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