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Holiday gifts for pets

Here are some ways to spoil your furry friend this holiday season.

By Today's Parent staff

Holiday gifts for pets

Holiday gifts for pets

Because they're worth it

We know you're not the type who gets Christmas gifts for your pet. Of course, you just popped by this gallery for a hoot. But just in case you get the urge to indulge your oh-so-deserving pet, here's our roundup of the best gifts for pets this season.

Pssst, you're so getting your pet a gift, aren't you? And we love that about you!

Holiday gifts for pets

Who let the dogs out? Woof!

Now your dog can have his very own dog house inside your home — pawfect for staying safe from the kids!

Animal Planet Portable Pet House, $20
Where to Buy? sears.ca

Holiday gifts for pets

Festive fetching

How fetching! Get your dog in the spirit with Christmas-themed chew toys. This candy cane is perfect for Fido's favourite game of Tug of War.

Jax and Bones Candy Cane Dog Toy, $16 (Try the Christmas Wreath toy, too, featured in our December issue)
Where to Buy? holtrenfrew.com

Holiday gifts for pets

Fancy feed

Dish your pets' food out in style, with these elegant food containers.

Cat&Dawg Food Containers, $10 to $20
Where to Buy? realcanadiansuperstore.ca

Holiday gifts for pets

Cat scratch fever

Your furball may have spent the year clawing up your couch, but instead of a lump of coal, give her this corrugated cardboard scratcher. A pinch of catnip turns it into the ultimate scratch pad, perfect for some exercise before a long cat nap.
 
Grreat Choice Scratch ‘n Nap, $15


Where to Buy? PetSmart

Holiday gifts for pets

Cookie time!

Watch your dog light up when you take out this fancy box of tasty dog cookies. They're not only delicious but nutritious, too (but your dog doesn't need to know that...).


Nutrition First Holiday Dog Cookies, $10
Where to Buy? realcanadiansuperstore.ca

Holiday gifts for pets

Tie one on

“Who’s a handsome boy? Who’s a handsome boy?” Come on, you know you say it! We guarantee your friends and family will say it too when your boy dons one of these dapper bow tie collars at your holiday soiree.

Original Bow Tie, $18


Where to Buy? Loyal Luxe

Holiday gifts for pets

Snuggle up

Snuggle up with your fur-baby under this cozy (and trendy!) blanket.

All Dogs Blanket, $53
Where to Buy? Roots

Holiday gifts for pets

Bowled over

Pamper your pet with this playful HBC Signature stoneware dish and collar.

HBC Bowl, $25, and Collar (includes leash), $40


Where to Buy? thebay.com

Holiday gifts for pets

Sweet snacks

Delight your dog's palette with these tasty and healthy dog treats. They look good enough for humans to eat (but probably best not to).

Nutrition First Sweet Potato Ridge-Cut Dog Treats, $10
Where to Buy? presidentschoice.ca

Holiday gifts for pets

Jingle bells

Yes, Martha's even making cat toys these days. We love these adorably festive cat toys from the Martha Stewart Pets collection, and your kitty will do.

Martha Stewart Pets™ Dressed Mice cat toys, $5 for pack of 2
Where to Buy? petsmart.com

Holiday gifts for pets

Designer dish mats and doodads

Keep those bowls steady and the feeding area stylish with these fancy pet dish mats by Jonathan Adler. And, while you're at it, spoil your dog (he deserves it!) with a leash, collar and bone chew toys from the collection!

Jonathan Adler Pet Dish Mats, $13, Leash, $16, Collar, $15, and Bone Chew Toys, $13 each
Where to Buy? thebay.com

Holiday gifts for pets

Take a load off

Trying to wean your pet off of your bed and into his own? A big, soft Fatboy lounger will give Fido or Fluffy a comfy place to snooze, while repelling moisture and odours. Your furbaby will sleep like a king (or queen) atop one of these colourful cushions.

Doggielounge, $120 to $170 (depending on size)
Where to Buy? Fatboy

Holiday gifts for pets

No bones about it

Stimulate your pup’s brain with this fun interactive game. Hide his favourite treats under the sliding plastic bones and watch him go nuts trying to find them. He’ll be rewarded for his smarts with a tasty snack!
 
Dog Brick, $45


Where to Buy? Hounds Around Town

Holiday gifts for pets

Cozy canine

Give your dog the gift of a good dog bed. She'll thank you, and look so darn cute in this specially-designed bed by Cesar Milan.

Cesar Milan Pet Bed, $40


Where to Buy? canadiantire.ca

Holiday gifts for pets

Festive friend

Keep your dog cozy and stylish in a festive sweater.

Dog sweater, $19


Where to Buy? petsmart.com

Holiday gifts for pets

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Holiday gifts for petsPhoto: The Bay

This article was originally published on Nov 11, 2011
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