The holidays are a time to celebrate our friends and family. Our furry friends deserve the same recognition as our human loved ones. After all, they spend their lives with us and make our lives brighter. There are a lot of great gifts out there for cats and dogs, but a few of them stand out because so many different pets will appreciate them.

Keep Them Warm

Dogs and cats love to snuggle up and get warm. They will love anything that helps them to stay nice and cozy during their naps. A heated dog bed or a little pet tent will go over well with any animal that wants to sleep in a nice, warm place. A soft, fluffy blanket can also be a good choice, especially for pet parents that don’t have enough space for a big pet bed in their home. Almost anything can work as long as it offers insulation and shelter. Be sure to look for models that are quick and easy to clean if you have an adventurous pet that loves to get dirty!

Try Some New Toys

New toys are always a safe bet. Most dogs will ruin chew toys fairly quickly, so replacements are always a good choice for the holidays. Scratching toys are a great equivalent for cats because they see just as much wear and tear. Cats with strong hunting instincts may also appreciate laser toys. Both cats and dogs that love treats will enjoy puzzle toys that make them work for their snack. Most toys are fairly small and affordable, so it can be a good idea to get a mixture to be sure of picking something that your pets will enjoy.

Make Your Job Easier

Some pet presents also have practical uses. Giving them something practical, like bathing and grooming tools, is just like getting a pair of socks for a human. It may not be as flashy as a toy, but they will get a lot of use out of the gift. The sky is the limit with this type of present. Simply make a list of the pet care chores that take the most time and pick items that will make them quicker and easier to handle.

About The Author
Anatoly Vanetik is a Businessman and Oil and Gas Expert residing in Orange County, California. He brings over 30 years of professional experience working as an entrepreneur, and remains active as the President and Chairman for his company, Vanetik & Associates. Anatoly Vanetik is also passionate about art history and animal welfare, and has been an active supporter of animal organizations around California. He maintains an active monthly blog on animal welfare, providing helpful tips on giving back, as well as highlighting great animal organizations. 

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