WARNING: If you are not an animal person you should probably avoid reading any further as there is about to be some serious puppy (and kitty) love going down on this here page. OK animal fans, now we’re alone and it’s time to get gushy about the four-legged heroes in all our lives. If you are still reading then you probably have or have had a furry friend who became the light of your life. I currently am without an animal guide but my other half and I will be on the hunt for a canine addition in 2014 and I have no doubt that our lives will be completely enriched with the clicking of little claws on the hardwood floors. Owning a pet requires a lot of responsibility and an immense amount of love. But the love that you give will be nothing compared to the adoration and unconditional affection that you shall receive in return. Your pet knows more about you than any of your closest friends and family ever will. They will never judge you when you come home after one-too-many and pass out on the sofa with your makeup on and they’re always there for cuddles when it seems like the world and everyone in it is out to get you. Yes, your pet deserves the best so take advantage of the holiday season to pamper yours with these gift ideas…
Bowsers Contour Lounger: PetOnly.ca, $269.99
Who says you’re the only one who deserves the luxury of a memory foam mattress? This bed features a moulded headrest for your pooch to rest his head and is contoured from a piece of super-soft “Open Cell” foam. This revolutionary foam has the same luxurious feel of blown fibre with the gentle support and resilience of Memory Foam. Maybe now you can get finally get some space in bed.
Animal Planet Water Fountain: Sears.com, $29.99
Pooches and kitties can be pretty picky when it comes to their drinking water and who can blame them? Would you drink a glass of water that has been sitting in the open for 4 hours collecting dust…? Prolly no. Keep your pet’s water drinkable with this fountain that provides a fresh stream of constantly moving water and saves you from constant trips to the fridge for refills.
The Blissful Dog Nose Butter: Etsy.com, $12.50
Give your pooch relief from a cracked, dry nose with this all organic butter. Shea butter is one of the main ingredients used to make sure your pooch has a smooth nose when he’s getting his sniff on.
Bathe N Groom Pet Washer: Sears.com, $19.99
Take the drama out of bath time with this handy little gadget that removes the need for full tub submersion and will give your pooch a relaxing massage as you wash.
Kitty City Sleepy Corner: Petland.ca, $29.99
Give your couch a break with this kitty heaven complete with a durable scratching post and dangly toys to keep her entertained for hours.
Dog’s Butter: Petland.ca, $8.97
It’s no secret that dogs love peanut butter so treat them to their very own jar without any additives. Made from just peanuts and palm fruit oil this is a perfect snack or bait to keep them busy by filling their favourite chew toy. Oh and for every one you buy, one is donated to a puppy in need so you help 2 dogs with one jar.
NHL dog jersey: MapleLeash.com, $39.99
Let your pooch show support for their (your) team in a high quality jersey so you’ve always got fan support when you’re watching the game.
Pet Gear Easy Step III: HomesAlive.ca, $99.99
Help your diminutive doggy conquer the couch with these handy steps designed with wide, deep steps so they feel secure as they climb to comfort.
Catit Design Senses Food Maze: HomesAlive.ca, $19.99
This food maze not only appeals to your kitty’s sense of touch and taste but by monitoring the amount of food and making him work for it, it can help your little Chubs shed a few pounds. Added features include an Accu-Pressure mat which provides a pressure point paw massage for purr-defying pleasure.
Microguccissima leather dog collar: Gucci.com, starting at $310
Bling out your hound with a designer collar and you are sure to impress at the off-leash. Made in Italy and featuring the trademark branding, your pooch may wind up giving you a run for your money in the fashion stakes.