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Holiday Gifts for Our Pets

With Thanksgiving behind us and the official start of the holiday season now here, it’s time to think about holiday shopping for loved ones, including pets of course.

According to the Associated Press, just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, equaling an average of $46 of toys and treats per pet.  Other findings in the poll included that approximately 68 percent of pets receive a toy for the holidays while 45 percent receive food or another treat, eight percent get a gift of new bedding, six percent receive clothing, three percent a leash, collar or harness and three percent some new grooming products.

If you didn’t get to cross pets off your list during the madness of Black Friday, here are some fun pet gift ideas:

In Working Mother magazine’s 10 best Holiday Gifts for Pets, they recommend –

The Pup Crawl Lights-Up Leash

Your dog will garner tons of attention from this light-up leash, but he’s not the only one who’ll benefit. For each leash sold, $3 will be donated to a shelter or rescue organization To buy: $25,thepupcrawl.com.

Real Simple magazine offers 9 Fun Gifts for Dogs, Cats, and More Pets, including –

Bird Cafe Feeder

Not only does this feeder have an easy-to-remove lid to make loading seeds a breeze, but water drains through holes at the bottom of the tray for convenience.  To buy: $30, umbra.com.

Oprah suggests this for a touch of pet luxury –

Harry Barker Eco-Friendly Hemp Stripe Dog Bed

With stuffing made from recycled bottles and a washable hemp and cotton cover, this dog bed reduces pets’ carbon paw prints. To buy: $150, harrybarker.com.

Happy shopping!


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