2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Pets

Ever wish you knew exactly what made up your dog’s DNA? What if it could help you figure out what is best for her health? We got to try a Breed + Health Kit from Embark DNA for our favorite pooch to find out just what her background consisted of. This kit comes with everything you need to test your dog at home. Simply follow the directions, grab a saliva swab (quite amusing to do, actually), register your kit and wait for all the results to be delivered to your inbox. We were able to find out our pup is a purebred Jack Russell. While I already had an idea about that, it was great to confirm it, learn about her breed’s characteristics and ancestry, history and health challenges. They were actually able to identify some problem areas she might have health-wise, how to prevent problems in the future, and how to best care for her overall, specific to her breed and needs. It was really informative and interesting. You can even share the findings directly with our pup’s vet. A great gift for the dog-lover in your life!

One of my dog’s very favorite things is to inspect boxes when they arrive at our house. She loves to check out what the contents of those boxes are. You can imagine her delight when we open a box to discover it is a treasure trove of gifts sent especially for her. That’s what happens when you get Bark Box! A specially curated box of goodies that your pooch will go bananas for. We love their super fun Harry Potter themed box loaded with all sorts of toys and yummy treats that my dog loves so much! Got a dog that can chew through just about anything? You are not alone! They have Super Chewer boxes filled with toys that can sustain a dog that can chew through anything, except what they send. I was very impressed with their durability. Subscribe to these boxes and each month you will have special deliveries for your favorite pet and a way discounted rate. This month, they will also have special Christmas themed boxes, like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

Holly Yashi has some great products for women that we shared with you in our gifts for women portion of our gift guide, but did you know that they also create specialty pet tags? We love the adorable customizable collar tags for our puppy. Available in several fun designs, you can add her name and phone number so that if she gets lost, she is easily found again. These tags come in various patterns, shapes, and sizes so you can design the perfect accessory for your pet.

We love to give our dog new toys every now and then to keep her engaged and occupied. We love PetSafe toys because they are very durable, fun, and can easily hide treats inside. Our dog absolutely loves playing with her Busy Buddy Chompin’ Chicken. She loves to chew off the treat rings! The Kibble Chase Roaming Treat Dropper will be your pup’s favorite, as she can find lots of goodies if she follows where it goes. My absolute favorite is the Automatic Ball Launcher! This can be used indoors or out. Load in some tennis balls or something similar and set this interactive machine up for your dog to play catch independently for a bit. It’s tons of fun! But, PetSafe offers so much more than just toys. If you have a dog that needs some help getting up onto the couch or an elevated area, I love their CozyUp folding pet steps to save their joints and make it easy for them to snuggle up with you. The Drinkwell 1 Gallon Pet Fountain is the greatest! My dog loves having an abundant supply of clear water after all the playing we’ve done and this ensures there is always a lot for her! For cats, I recommend their Drinkwell Butterfly Pet Fountain and the Dancing Dot laser cat toy–for their entertainment….or is it for yours?

When we go outside in winter months, my dog freezes. She is a short haired dog, so easily gets a chill. The best thing I can do is slip on an adorable sweater from Hotel Doggy to keep her nice and toasty. They have the most perfect sweaters for her. This Fair Isle Sweater with Pom-poms is adorable! She loves lounging around in it because she’s nice and toasty. But, the Fair Isle Sweater with Antlers is my favorite for Christmas. I mean, come on, how cute is it?! She is adorable in both of them. Their quality is so good, we love them both!  Be sure to also check out their plush toys for your sweet pooch to give them lots of entertainment indoors. My pup has been inseparable from their 2 in 1 Beaver Canoe. She loves it!

My dog loves to stay nice and cozy. She insists on having a blanket with her wherever she is going to be lounging. Sometimes, she will even come steal a blanket from one of us if she likes it better. I love the idea of getting her own personalize blanket just for her. Etsy shop SimplySpiritStore has the coolest option of customizing your own blanket with your own photos. We got to make one featuring my dog’s face and it’s pretty epic. It is quite large, super soft, and fun to have our dog’s face all over it. Their great shop also has the option of creating other personalized blankets and socks. A perfect gift for anyone on your list! I think I have to make two, though, one for her bed and one for my kiddo, who is her best buddy.

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own*

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