Best Gifts for Man’s Best Friend

Home & Family, Pets
on November 3, 2014
Best Gifts for Dogs
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Your furry, four-legged companions bestow unconditional love on you and your family. Remember them during the holidays with gifts for pets that will keep them entertained throughout the year. Here are a few of our favorites.

Treats

While you’re baking Christmas cookies, slip in a batch of Carob Chip Cookies. Just add an egg, oil and water to packaged mix to make 18 wheat-free treats. (Pet stores and puppycake.com, $6.99)

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Drop Zuke’s Mini Naturals dog treats in his stocking and your pooch will be ready and willing to learn new commands. (Pet stores, $5.79)

Toys

Play fetch for hours with the durable, thermoplastic rubber Megalast Ball. The tough, American-made toy bounces, floats and comes in three sizes and a variety of colors. (Pet stores, $6.99-$11.99)

Get your pooch in the holiday spirit with West Paw Design’s Piney and Tiny Piney Christmas tree-shaped, stuffed chew toys. Available in red and green fabric with a squeaker inside. (Pet stores, $10.95-$15.95)

Fashion

PetSmart carries an entire line of apparel just for rescued pets, including the World’s Merriest Rescue Shirt. Ten percent of the purchase price will be donated to save homeless pets. (PetSmart, $9.99)

Developed by a veterinarian, Soft Claws nail caps for dogs (softclaws.net) and cats (softclaws.com) prevent scratching and give your pet a pop of holiday color. The soft, glue- on nail covers come in a variety of colors, including red and green. (Pet stores, $18.95, pack of 40)

Entertainment

Curious cats will have a field day with Innovation Pet’s Kitty Connection Deluxe Kit, an indoor playground featuring eight toys, a sturdy base and two scratching posts. (Petco,$29.99)

When Fido stays home alone and becomes bored, he gets into trouble. DOGTV, an entire TV network just for dogs, helps keep your pooch entertained with images and real world sounds. (dogtv.com, $4.99-$9.99/month)

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