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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the BEST Gifts for your Pets
This holiday season, don't forget about your four-legged family members! Below, I have compiled some of the very best gift ideas for our pets. Most of these products have been personally tried and tested by my pets, and I highly recommend each one.
1. Kurgo Baxter Pack/ Dog Backpack My dog, Banner is fourteen years old, but still enjoys going on hikes with us. He is still strong and hasn't slowed down yet. He is so cute when he wears his Baxter Pack! We keep it light, but Banner proudly carries his own snacks, a water bottle, and a portable water dish.
This was the first time I tried it on Banner, before we adjusted it to fit him.
Get your pooch packed up and ready to go with the lightweight, tough, custom-fit Baxter Pack. Great for everyday use or backpacking adventures. Built strong to withstand rugged outdoor conditions, it has 8 different adjustment points to get the proper fit for any dog. It includes a rear-mounted leash hook that works like a harness for pups that need to be on their lead. The ergonomic padded spine support contours to the dog’s back for a comfortable fit and provides weight distribution for the two saddlebags. The pack offers space to store all of your canine's travel essentials such as food, treats, toys, first-aid supplies and travel bowls. Includes a large handle to help dogs over rock scrambles or extract them from water.
2. Kurgo Loft Dog Jacket Banner gets pretty chilly in the winter. (Who doesn't, really?) The best gift Banner ever received is his Loft Dog Jacket. First of all, he looks devilishly handsome in it! (He is a bit shy when it comes to modeling, however.) I put Banner's coat on him as soon as I let him outside in the morning. It keeps him so nice and warm.
Banner's Loft Dog Jacket fits him perfectly!
Help your dog brave those chilly fall and winter months in this reversible, quilted shell. Made from rugged Microtomic ripstop material and 140 gsm Polytech fill, this lightweight jacket is just as city worthy as it is mountain made. The water-resistant shell has a zipper opening so you can access your pup's harness to attach a leash. This dog coat is designed for athletic dogs that are going to be running, hiking and adventuring in inclement weather. Therefore, it is a more fitted coat, allowing your pup to move freely. It does not cover the entire length of most dogs and is designed to keep the core warm and dry.
3. MuttNation Guitar Strap Gusset Bed~ Word has it that Santa is bringing Banner one of these luxurious dog beds. Shhhh! Don't tell him! Banner needs to new bed upon which to rest his weary ol' bones. His old bed is kind of worn out.
The Guitar Strap Gusseted Pillow bed features a luxurious long-pile plush sleep surface and extra filling – four pounds of recycled polyfill – providing superior sleep and support for your pet. This super-sized bed (40”x29”) is designed in blue tones and accented with Miranda’s vintage guitar strap print.
4. Paby GPS Tracker for dogs and cats~ This past July, my sweet cat, Carol went missing. I didn't even know that she had gotten out of the house. Someone accidentally let her out when they were leaving for school or work. The next thing I knew, Carol was found in the road, no longer alive. If I had a PABY GPS Tracker on her collar, she might still be alive today. At least I could have discovered she was outside before anything happened.
(This is not my kitty, but her PABY GPS Tracker looks cute on her, doesn't it?)
Paby keeps its eyes on your pets. Did you know that over 10 million pets are lost each year? Paby’s advanced features include GPS, Wi-Fi, an LED light, and sound alarm help provide you with peace of mind. The Paby allows you to monitor your pet’s location in real time, and learn from their activity through a tailored fitness program for your pets.
My newest cat, Patty will soon be wearing hers because when she gets a bit older, she too, is going to try to start venturing outside, and I will be able to keep track of her.
5. Purina’s Beggin Strips and Friskies Party Mix~ Banner absolutely loves his Beggin Strips! And my sweet little kitty, Patty, loves her Friskies Party Mix.
That’s why I can’t forget about Purina’s Beggin Strips, Friskies Party Mix for their stockings. These favorites are offered in 6 ounce packs making them great for stockings and even have a ‘To’ and ‘From’ tag, so pets know who to lick and thank. The Friskies specially designed Party Mix is holiday themed with snowmen, stars and evergreen trees. www.purina.com
6. Orbee-Tuff® Holiday Balls by Planet Dog. Banner loves to play fetch! He absolutely loves his Orbee-Tuff® Holiday Ball by Planet Dog. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit all winter holidays. Banner has the Snowball ball, so whether we get snow or not this winter, Banner is set!
Owners can throw a snowball indoors and outdoors, stuff their pets’ stocking with coal or give them some peace and quiet. Orbee-Tuff® balls are chewy but durable that will keep dogs entertained all season long.
7. Dog Stockings by Pet Factory~ Banner has been such a good pup this year! He truly deserves this delightful stocking filled with special treats just for him!
Filled with colorful raw-hide bones and holiday shaped treats that dogs can enjoy by the fire while the rest of the family opens presents, this makes for a convenient option for any gift-giving owner this holiday. www.petfactory.com
8. Canine companions will be in style for the holiday season with the Snowman Party Premium Collar & Leash Set from Country Brook Design. This festive set is made of durable, comfortable polyester and the collar features a metal side-release buckle with a brilliant, shiny finish.
This holiday season, don't forget to fill up your fur baby's stocking! Whether they have been naughty or nice, just one look into those sweet, trusting eyes, and you'll only see an angel!
Look at those eyes!
Purina Beggin’ Strips for your pup, and Friskies Party Mix for your feline are the perfect stocking stuffers for your pets.
I received samples of Purina Beggin' Strips for my dog, Banner and Friskies Party Mix for my kitty, Patty.
These delicious treats definitely made my four-legged-children quite happy. Banner's favorite treat is definitely Beggin' Strips. His mouth just waters when I hold one in front of him. I try not too make him have to beg too much for his treat, but I do make him "speak" before I hand him his reward. I swear, he would do backflips and handstands if he really had to, for Beggin' Strips.
Patty loves her Friskies Party Mix treats. She loves their crunchy and delicious chicken, liver and turkey flavors! AT only 1.3 calories per piece, Patty is not going to ruin her figure if she indulges in a few extra to celebrate the holidays!
Enter to win! Ten winners will be chosen to each receive a bag of Holiday Beggin’ Strips.
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Look for Purina Beggin' Strips and Friskies Party Mix at your local grocery store's pet section.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Let's face it. Dogs LOVE treats. And dogs DESERVE treats. After all, they love us unconditionally. As any pet parents know, it is important for your four-legged family member to have healthy treats!
My dog, Banner, is a twelve year old black lab. Banner loves his daily treats. His newest favorite is Delectables Stew Lickable Treats.
The Hartz Mountain Corporation introduces Delectables, the first lickable stew treat for dogs, available at Walmart, Amazon.com and select retailers around the country. “Delectables Stew Lickable Treats for dogs represents a true innovation in the canine treat category,” says Susan Burris, Brand Manager, Dog Treats, Hartz Mountain Corp. “Perfect for small dogs, Delectables Stew is a delicious and lickable wet dog treat that provides a new occasion for treating and healthy snacking and is ideal for dog parents who love to pamper their pets.”
Ideal as an in-between meal treat or as a savory topper for dry food, Delectables Stew Lickable Treats’ convenient, single-serve pouches provide dogs with appealing, low-fat treats made with real chicken, beef, cheese and vegetables, without meat by-products. Delectables Stew Lickable Treats are available in four varieties, including Chicken, Chicken with Cheese, Chicken with Beef and Chicken Senior Formula.
Look at this cute video of little 'Ripley' enjoying his lickable stew treat:
My black lab, Banner isn't a little dog, by any means, but he still adores his Delectables. Banner's favorite way to eat his lickable stew, is when I pour it as a delicious topping on his dry dog food. It is like the icing on the cake for him!
You can see all of the goodness in Delectables Stew Lickable Treats!
Delectables make Banner Happy! (He's smiling, I promise!)
Enter to win! One of my readers will be chosen to receive a 12-pack of Delectables Stew Lickable Treats.
How? You can enter to win by using the Giveaway Tools form below. AND while you're at it, you are invited to share a photo of your pooch with his/her tongue out on Instagram with the hashtag #delectables to celebrate 'Tongue Out Tuesday.'
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
This holiday season, don't forget about your furry family members. They need gifts, too! And who could be more deserving of something special? Below I would like to share some of my favorite gift ideas for my own four-legged sweeties.
For my dog Banner:
Bravo — Homestyle Complete Dinners for Dogs
Bravo freeze dried raw diets offer you an outstanding combination of nutrition and convenience. There’s no need to keep them frozen, so you can serve your dog a great-tasting, nourishing meal anywhere you go. Freeze drying simply removes the water from meat and poultry while retaining every vital nutrient in its original, bioavailable form. Just mix with warm water, wait 15 minutes and serve. That’s all it takes to prepare a healthy meal your dog will simply love!
My dog, Banner loves the pork dinner. It is his favorite meal ever! http://www.bravopetfoods.com/
Look Who’s Happy — Treats
These treats are Banner's favorite! Made with USA-raised cage free chicken, Tempt’n Tenders chicken treats are crusted with yummy goodies like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and blueberries. Loaded with taste, texture and aroma that’s truly unique, they’re a joy for dogs to eat! www.LookWhosHappy.com
Barkworthies — Antler Chews
Barkworthies® Elk Antler Chews are naturally odor free and the most durable dog chews out there! The hard texture of these chews naturally scrapes away plaque and tartar while your dog chews. I gave one to Banner and he ran off with it to chew on it. I have no idea where it went after that, but I am sure Banner knows. http://www.barkworthies.com/
Here is Banner, accepting his gift.
I love this picture of Banner
For my cat, Luna:
Imperial Cat — Scratch ’n Shape
With designs available to complement any home decor, Scratch ´n Shapes products provide a very attractive and eco-friendly solution to destructive scratching. Not just a scratcher, these unique play centers are also designed for sleeping, rubbing and play! I got the hanging scratcher for Luna. I hang it close to the Christmas tree in hopes that she will use it instead of playing in the Christmas tree. She has broken many pretty bulbs so far.
The scratcher came with cat nip, and that makes Luna even crazier. http://www.imperialcat.com/
This is Luna. She looks innocent, doesn't she?
This is Luna pretending to be asleep under the Christmas tree after she broke four bulbs. She might be on Santa's naughty list this year.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
A Healthy Holiday Squeeze No Pills or Powders to Mix
San Francisco Based GOGO Pet Foods Introduces FetchFuel
This holiday season make sure your favorite pooch tops the gift list! San Francisco based GOGO Pet Foods introduces FetchFuel, a tasty squeeze-on sauce packed with a daily dose of Glucosamine, Omega 3 and over twenty high quality vitamins and minerals to benefit joints and hips, healthy coat and teeth, and overall health for dogs of all ages and sizes.
FetchFuel eliminates the stress of delivering a daily vitamin with pills or pill pockets. Simply squeeze on or mix-in the tasty sauce, see bottle for appropriate dose based on size and weight of your dog, and youre done. FetchFuel helps turn grazers into gobblers and enhances overall health. The perfect gift this holiday season.
My dog, Banner, is almost eleven years old. He is starting to slow down, and he needs all of the help he can get to keep him strong and healthy for as long as possible. I received a bottle of FetchFuel to review. I simply squeeze about a tablespoon of FetchFuel into Banner's dry dog food and mix it up a bit. Banner absolutely loves it!
Banner has a few good years left in him, and FetchFuel is helping to give him the energy he needs to play his favorite game of fetch!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
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Keep Your Pets Healthy and Happy in the New Year!
If you love your pets as much as I love mine, then you definitely want what is best for them. I have two dogs and a cat. My dog, Banner is a black lab and he is nine years old. Our pup, Vader is a husky/lab mix and he is six months old. My kitty is three years old and does not really have a name, so we call her "Kitty." Not very original, is it? Anyway, I adore my pets. Nothing makes me happier than to know that they are healthy and happy. That begins with their food. It is scary to know that there are so many chemicals in pet foods and treats nowadays. It is hard to figure out what is good for them sometimes. That is why I have come to trust certain brands in the proper care for my pets.
For my dogs, I love to feed them Spring Naturals Grain Free Beef Dinner. Ever since we have tried it, it has definitely become one of their favorites.
Grain Free Beef Dinner (with chickpeas, carrots & berries)
This completely balanced, grain free recipe contains a savory blend of real beef, whole vegetables and whole fruits. It's designed to provide no-compromise nutrition for dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds.
- Real beef is the first ingredient, plus a unique combination of protein sources like whole chickpeas, green peas and eggs
- No beef, chicken, turkey, lamb or fish meals of any kind
- No wheat, gluten, corn, soy, by-products, artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
Purchase at: http://www.springnaturals.com
A very healthy and happy Banner!
Just like us humans, dogs need their daily vitamins to keep up their ever abounding energy levels. My dogs absolutely love Canine Complete Soft Chews.
Wholistic Canine Complete™ soft chews are a super-premium soft chew that provides your pet with a complete array of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants, and digestive microflora! High bioavailability is ensured by the use of pure, organic, whole-food sources. Not only does Wholistic Canine Complete™ soft chews offer all required nutrients in a whole-food form that is easily and readily digestable, but it offers the highest quality of premium ingredients! No other supplement comes close in offering the quality and quantity of nutrients that are a staple of the Wholistic Pet Organics® full line of supplements and food.
Purchase at: www.WholisticPetOrganics.com
Braxton and Vader (when Vader was tiny. He's grown a lot since then.)
A treat for a humans is often an ice cream cone, or a lollipop, right? Have you ever heard of a lickeable treat for your canine companion? They love to lick things, don't they? My dogs absolutely love their Lickety Stik Gel by PetSafe. We use it as a reward for them when they learn new tricks.
New Lickety Stik Gel gives dogs a delicious gel treat with added health and oral benefits. Choose from five gels to support health and well-being or three breath freshening gels. The gel comes in an easy-to-use bottle-- just twist the dial to dispense the gel and give your dog just the amount he needs. It's the perfect low-calorie treat, with only 1 calorie in every 10 licks.
Purchase at: www.PetSafe.net
When it comes to choosing treats for your pets, you can never be too careful. I have read many scary articles about pets getting sick and even dying because of unsafe pet treats. Sometimes you just do not know what is actually in some pet treats. I trust Whole Life pet treats for my dogs. Whole Life Pet Treats are the highest quality, best tasting, safest pet treats on earth. My dogs love them!
Pioneering the Farm to Friend concept, Whole Life’s iconic striped bags are made from pure meat, fish or cheese and contain only one ingredient with nothing artificial.
Purchase at: http://www.wholelifepet.com
As for my Kitty, she is just so adorable and sweet! She certainly deserves the best foods and treats available. I wouldn't want anything but the best for my furry feline.
Look at my Kitty hiding in the pool table!!
One of the treats my cat loves are the Healthy Medleys for cats. My cat is usually a very picky kitty, but she really enjoys these treats!
Bravo! Healthy Medley Turkey for Cats is an assortment of freeze-dried turkey breast, heart, gizzard & liver, a gourmet selection for your feline friend. Bite-sized pieces are dried to preserve natural flavors and textures. High protein treats are the perfect snack or meal enhancer for cats and small dogs. All natural with no preservatives or artificial flavorings. Made in the USA.
Purchase at: www.BravoRawDiet.com
Show your cat just how special she is. The new Feline Lickety Stik lickable cat treat gives cats a special treat without the unwanted mess or extra calories. It’s easy and fun for your cat to lick the treat-dispensing rollerball-- you hold, she licks!
Purchase at: www.PetSafe.net
To keep my cat healthy, I give her her daily vitamins. She loves Feline Complete Soft Chews! She eagerly gobbles them down, so I am assuming they are delicious.
A super-premium supplement that provides your pet with a complete array of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants, and digestive microflora! High bioavailability is ensured by the use of pure, organic, whole-food sources. If you are tired of using several different supplements in the never-ending quest for optimum nutrition for your pet, then look no further. Not only does Wholistic Feline Complete™ offer all required nutrients in a whole-food form that is easily and readily digestable, but it offers the highest quality of premium ingredients! No other supplement comes close in offering the quality and quantity of nutrients that are a staple of the Wholistic Pet Organics® full line of supplements and food.
Purchase at: http://www.thewholisticpet.com/
Another favorite treat I have discovered for my cat that she really loves is Whole Life treats for cats, especilally the white meat chicken breast!
Pure organic breast meat chicken, gently steamed, sliced then freeze dried to perfection removing moisture while concentrating flavor, aroma and nutrition.
Whole Life freeze dried organic chicken breast treats are low in fat, calories and carbs making them an ideal healthy snack for both dogs and cats. Their single ingredient formula provides pure protein without fillers, chemicals, additives or preservatives.
We use USDA certified organic hormone free, antibiotic free white meat chicken breast sourced from Coleman Chicken in Golden. CO. Our freeze dried chicken is unique in color, texture and especially flavor. The attention to detail during every step of our process produces a crisp treat that can be broken into bite size pieces making them easy to use for any size or age dog and cat. You can also crumble them over your pet’s food adding nutrition and excitement to every meal. Freeze dried treats can be quickly rehydrated in warm water to produce a soft meaty texture ideal for older pets or those that have difficulty with hard treats.
Purchase at: http://wholelifepet.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Barkworthies® is a company who is proud to offer a vast selection of premium quality, all-natural dog treats and chews. Their 'Naturally Worth Barking For' dog products seek to provide a healthy, eco-friendly alternative to low quality ingredients and chemical additives so often found in many of today’s treats and chews. Additionally, Barkworthies® products are 100% digestible, made with free range, grass fed cattle -- qualities that are sure to keep your pup happy and your mind at ease. With bully sticks, chew bones, elk antlers and more, Barkworthies® is dedicated to making smart, healthy choices both accessible and affordable.
Not only do Barkworthies® treats and chews taste great, they're good for your pup as well. Always 100% natural, these products are low in fat, high in protein, and contain many essential nutrients your dog needs for a healthy, long life -- such as zinc, calcium, manganese and iron. Barkworthies® chews are also highly durable and long lasting. This increased chew time also provides Barkworthies® products with amazing dental benefits like removing tartar, preventing plaque build-up and massaging the gums -- all of which reduce the risk of disease while cutting down on vet bills.
I received samples of some of Barkworthies® products for my dog, Banner (who is shown below)
Banner happily enjoyed his variety of treats which included Natural Grilled Chicken Treats, Beef Trachea chew, Smoky Shin Bone, Angus Tendons, and his favorite: Bully Sticks. I was so excited to give Banner his treats, to see which ones he preferred, so it was hard to stop myself from giving him only 1-2 treats per day. He definitely loved them all, but I did notice that when I gave him a Bully Stick, he would quickly retreat to his favorite corner of the yard and meticulously chew on it. I think he even smiled at me!
Natural Grilled Chicken Treats
Barkworthies® Natural Grilled Chicken Treats are wheat, corn and soy free treats with a chewy consistency that makes them ideal for training or as an anytime snack! Banner loves these. I made him do many a trick for them, and he didn't mind one bit. And I know this may sound strange, but these dog treats actually smelled awesome, like homemade chicken gravy. I tell you, I was tempted to try one, but alas, I did not, I promise!
Beef Trachea Chew
Barkworthies® long-lasting beef trachea chews are a delicious way to keep your dog's joints and bones healthy! It took Banner a long time to chew this up, but he was loving every blissful moment!
Smoky Shin Bone
Barkworthies® Smoky Shin Bones are baked with pieces of meat and tendon still attached giving them a natural flavor and making them a highly appealing dog chew. What dog would not love this big hunk of bone? Banner was in dog paradise!
Barkworthies® Medium Angus Tendon is perfect for any sized dog, and made from 100% Argentinian Angus Beef. Promotes dental hygiene and good breath! I actually played hide and seek with Banner, and I hid this 'yummy' Angus tendon from him outside in our yard just for fun. Of course, Banner had no problem finding it! I did not actually sniff his breath to see if it it was fresher after he chewed on it, but it just might has been better than mine. Perhaps?
Bully Sticks are safe, healthy, and long-lasting - the perfect chew for any dog! Banner really seemed to love these the best. I don't particularly know why. They really do last a long time!
To learn more about Barkworthies Dog Treats or to order go to: http://www.barkworthies.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Dogs are such loyal, loving and dedicated creatures. They are better friends than most of our human counterparts. Their love for us is certainly unconditional and they deserve to be treated with kindness and affection. My dog is an eight- year-old black lab named Banner. We rescued him from the pound when he was two years old. Banner became a member of our family when my son, Braxton was just a baby. Banner put up with getting his ears pulled, his eyes poked (among other things) from baby Braxton, and he never once acted out in aggression. Banner is sweet and gentle.
What better way could I thank Banner for being such an amazing dog than by rewarding him with yummy treats and super fun toys? PetFlow.com "Spoiled Rotten" Monthly Box for Dogs is a box of carefully and lovingly selected treats, snacks toys and other gifts sent monthly to your doorstep!
Introducing, PetFlow's "Spoiled Rotten" box, a monthly gift club for loving pet parents! Every month, your pet will be sent a box of amazing hand-picked treats, toys and accessories!
Disclaimer: I received a sample box to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.