The holiday season has arrived and, for many of us, it’s a time that we give gifts to those we care about — including our pets! The team at Woodbine Animal Clinic knows how fun it is to shop for your furry friend. To help you ensure that your fur babies remain safe over the holidays, we have a few pet-friendly gift suggestions for you.
In the interest of supporting local businesses, we encourage you to take the opportunity to purchase your pet-friendly gifts from your favourite local shops to help them through this challenging time — we’ve suggested a few below.
Local Favourite: WAG on the Danforth is a wonderful, family-run business that offers pet owners a wide variety of natural foods and carefully curated accessories. Support local!
Fun Gifts for Cats
There are a wide assortment of toys and treats available for cats, from chasers to scratchers to catnip. Check out these toys and accessories from local shop The Menagerie Pet Shop.
Fun Fact: If you run out of time and forget to grab a gift for your cat, never fear! One of our staff once had a cat who was happiest when she could play with a rolled up ball paper!
Fun Gifts for Dogs
There are so many choices out there that it can be hard to know where to start. Favourites like bones and dental chews never go out of style. This year, treat dispensers are all the rage. Check out this wide assortment of gifts from local shop The Bone House.
Clothes for Your Pet
Boots and socks are always great for dogs who enjoy long walks, but don’t be afraid to put a sweater or jacket on them to keep them warm and cozy?. If you have a cat that will tolerate a sweater, go for it!
Tip: Try and avoid clothing and accessories that have small pieces, like clasps or buttons. Your pet can still look their best, and stay warm, without the extra dangers that come with digesting pieces of inedible materials. Aim for velcro or zippers whenever possible.
The team at Woodbine Animal Clinic wishes you and your furry friend a joyous and safe holiday and a happy New Year!