Christmas music is playing on the radio, 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 gives them a great holiday too. We thought we would share some ways to 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 cozy bed where they can dream away in comfort and warmth? There are many options for pet beds -- from orthopedic to heated beds. You can check out the following links for dog beds or 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 harsh winter temperatures here in Iowa. 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. For more winter safety tips, see our blog 6 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter.
- A fleece blanket. Both cats and dogs tend to love the soft, cozy feeling of fleece blankets.
- Toys. If you have a dog, your dog may enjoy 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. You can get all sorts of ideas for pet Christmas cards by searching online for “pet Christmas card ideas”.
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. Beware of homemade ornaments made from dough and salt. These are toxic to pets. Clay ornaments are much safer. You can find pet paw print kits made with clay online.
Wishing You and Your Pet Family Happy Holidays
At Advanced Pet Care Clinic, we believe that your pets should be treated just like any other family member. 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.
Dr. Tammy Stevenson
Advanced Pet Care Clinic