The holidays are well on their way. Are you not done with your holiday shopping? Now is the perfect time to beat the rush. And so you do not forget someone on your gift list, make sure to make your list, and check it twice too.
More importantly, do not forget your pup! If you wish to make your pup’s Christmas present a little different this time around, consider these four gift alternatives.
1. Homemade instead of store-bought treats
Store-bought treats are tasty treats. We are not saying they are subpar. But if you want to do something special for your pup this holiday season, one alternative is to go the DIY route. That is if you have time to spare.
The good thing about this is you do not need to be a baking genius. Even a complete novice and still pull it off. All you need is a reliable Youtube video tutorial, common kitchen implements, and safe ingredients.
Last on the list above is something we cannot over-stress. Remember that dogs respond poorly to certain ingredients so make sure you know which is safe for your pup and which ones can prove toxic.
2. Water fountain instead of a bowl
Water bowls are old school. Use them indoors. If you are planning to shop for an outdoor water bowl for your pup, however, be a little adventurous and choose a water fountain.
Not only are these contraptions practical and convenient. They are also a lot of fun. All your pup has to do is activate a visible button by pushing it and are rewarded with a spray of water.
With a water fountain, your pup’s throat will never run dry while they are running around your patio or backyard.
3. Puzzle instead of physical toys
Sure you want your pup to be at their best physically. But you want to keep their brain sharp as well. So this coming season, instead of restocking on toys that keep your pup physically active, why not experiment with a mind-engaging variety?
Puzzles for dogs are now staples in pet shops. You can even order them from online stores. What makes these toys fun is the privilege to observe your pup exercise their mental acuity.
Although This is not to suggest you must eliminate your pup’s other toys. We recommend you add variety to their existing source of entertainment.
4. Personalized instead of generic pillows
Puppies love pillows. Maybe not as much as treats but they sure love those pillows nonetheless. If you are short on time and you have to resort to a first gift option, you can at least make it somewhat unique.
A personalized pillow is one way to go. Instead of purchasing those generic ones from your nearby shop, why not order from a custom pillow supplier. They can create pillows with a photo of your pup’s face and yours. Surely your puppy will adore it.