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7 Great Pet Holiday Gift Ideas

As the holidays approach, it’s time that many of us start thinking about gifts for our loved ones. But what about our pets? Unfortunately, it’s not as easy for them to write a wish list for Santa Paws. No matter whether you have a dog, cat, or horse, our list is sure to inspire some pet holiday gift ideas for your furry family members.

1. Their Favorite Treats

Just like us, our pets have their favorite treats. And when better to indulge than the holidays? When you’re not sure what to get your pets, it’s always a decent bet to fill their stockings with something tasty to enjoy.

For dogs, try SmartBones SmartSticks, which are the “alternative to rawhide” and tasty as well. You can find them online or at a variety of pet retailers.

Many cats are big fans of Temptations cat treats, which can be found at general retailers like Target as well as your favorite pet supply shop. With 34 different products, you’re sure to find a Temptations Flavor your cat loves.

And for horses, Mrs. Pastures Cookies are known as some of the best horse treats on the market. You can buy them online or at some Tractor Supply Co. stores.

2. A Shiny New Toy

The things we love the most often get worn out quickly. It’s probably not hard for you to think of a toy that your pet loves… that has certainly seen brighter days. One of the best gifts you can give your pet for the holidays is a shiny new toy to bite, chase, or play with.

For your pup, try a classic kong that hides treats and provides endless entertainment. Or, if they’re into squeakers, try a machine-washable, stuffing-free squeak toy. You can find both online or at your favorite pet store.

For your cat, what about a fun, floppy fish? The FLOPPY FISH is an electric, moving toy that can keep your cat entertained for hours.

For horses, try this hay ball feeder from SmartPakEquine. Similar to a kong for dogs, horses can graze in a natural position while also having some fun.

3. A Cool New Collar or Halter

From time to time, we could all use a style upgrade. And the same is true for your furry family members. Whether their old collar or halter is worn and faded, or it’s just time for something new, a cool new one could be the perfect gift to take your pet’s look to the next level.

Collars aren’t just stylish. Of course, their main purpose is to help keep your pet safe if they were to get lost. And for horses, a stylish halter isn’t just for show — it can be a great training tool or to help you lead your horse out in the pasture.

For your pup, consider this L.L. Bean collar with your dog’s name and your contact info clearly printed if their I.D. tag happens to break off. For your cat, try this nylon break-away collar from Safe Pets to help keep your kitty safe while playing.

For your horse, check out Perri’s Leather Turnout Halter. It’s easily fitted, comfortable, soft, durable and stylish. Plus, it’s handmade by Amish leatherworkers.

4. Gou Gou Pets Grooming Products and Joint Spray

Here’s one gift that works well and is safe to use on dogs, cats, and other household pets, as well as horses.

Gou Gou Pets Grooming Products provide both traditional and holistic-infused options to keep your pets looking their best. With our pedicure kit, you’ll find a file and three unique pairs of low-noise, stainless steel clippers featuring a top-of-the-line safety guard to protect your household pet’s paws from over-cutting. Pair this with the foldable comb, which can also be used on horses, and you’ll be set with a well-groomed, happy pet.

General Oww’s Joint Spray is made of a soothing blend of herbs for your four-legged friends that ease joint discomfort and tightness associated with daily exercise, athletic performance and aging. Chinese herb, Bian Xu, reduces swelling while resveratrol ensures long-lasting benefits by keeping inflammation and General Oww’s at bay. It’s also great for long term usage for pain management, and it can be used on dogs, cats, horses, and more.

All products are natural-based and holistic, formulated and made in the USA.

5. A Pet Subscription Box

What if it could be like Christmas for your pet every month? If you choose to gift your furry friend with a monthly subscription box, it very well can be.

There are a variety of pet subscription boxes on the market. Barkbox, which is for dogs, promises your pup two new, exciting toys, two all-natural bags of treats, and a chew toy in each box. These themed boxes start at $23 per month.

But cats and horses aren’t left out of the fun. Cat owners can subscribe to MeowBox, which provides curated boxes of toys and treats for $22.95 per month. And horse owners can look to SaddleBox, which includes gourmet horse treats, grooming tools and tack, as well as goodies for the horse owner, for $36.95.

6. A Camera As a Pet Holiday Gift?

If you suspect that your pet misses you while you’re away, you don’t have to worry any longer. Similar to baby monitors, you can set up a pet camera to check in with your furry friend while they’re home alone.

Some of these cameras pair with phone apps so you can access it on the go. And many allow you to talk to your pet, so they can always feel like you’re with them — even when you’re not. Pet Cube offers both of these features, as well as a 24/7 vet chat that you can access from your app.

And some cameras, such as the Furbo Dog Camera, even allow you to dispense treats with the push of a button.

7. A Look Into Their Family Tree

Ancestry and 23andMe DNA kits are popular holiday gifts for humans. But did you know that the same is true for dogs and cats?

Embark uses a simple swab from the inside of your pup’s cheek to look for more than 200,000 genetic markers. With this data, you can learn more about their genetics, including breeds, health conditions, and even their relatives — other dogs that share parts of their DNA.

There’s also a version for cats. Basepaws works similarly to Embark, though it tests for 38 genetic markers and is still in the development phase. It also reports on your cat’s disposition to 16 diseases, including polycystic kidney disease.

Curious about your horse? With Etalon Diagnostics, you can “know your horse down to the DNA.” According to Etalon, they test for horse health, color, performance and ancestry through their’ comprehensive equine DNA testing.

Try Holistic Pet Care from Gou Gou Pets

At Gou Gou Pets, our aim is to promote healthy lives with a sense of balance for years of happiness for your pet. We offer a line of natural pet products that incorporate the best of Eastern and Western methodologies.

We offer a traditional and holistic-infused grooming line, joint/pain management spray and ointments, trauma, wound, and skin care and antioxidant therapy. All made in the USA. Our products are naturally based, gentle, and contain high quality Chinese herbs, essential oils, and aromatic therapy ingredients.

Find out more about our products and feel free to contact us with any questions.