This post of 8 must get Christmas gifts for dogs is sponsored by SmartBones® through Coyne. The SmartBones® information below, product, and gift card, have been provided by SmartBones®. All opinions are my own.
If you’ve been following my blog or my Instagram account for a while you know that my family has two dogs. Our dogs aren’t just our pets, they are our 4-legged children. Thus when we celebrate Christmas, Suzy and Bentley are included in the gift receiving (and giving too!). Below you’ll find a list of 8 must get Christmas gifts for dogs (and one thing NOT to include on your list) so that you can incorporate your 4-legged child(ren) in Christmas too.
New Collar and Leash
When was the last time you gave your furry child new jewelry? Did you know it can be hazardous to your dog’s health to wear a dirty collar? Not only do dirty collars wear out faster and break easier, they also harbor tons of germs and gross stuff. It’s time to get your dog new bling for Christmas!
We wash our human bed linens all the time but how often do you wash your dog’s bed? Not often, I’m sure, because they are nearly impossible to clean. Not only does your dog bed get super dirty, the padding goes flat over time. Help your dog relax this Christmas and get him or her a new bed.
Don’t have a ton of money to spend on your dog? Just like humans, dogs can appreciate homemade gifts too. Check out Pinterest for ideas on how to make homemade dog toys.
Don’t spend money on natural shampoo for yourself and then skimp on your 4-legged child. He or she deserves non-toxic things too. Plus, admit it, you are all up in that fur so whatever you wash it with ends up on you too. Time to get your dog healthy with natural shampoo for dogs.
Puzzle Food Bowl
Your dog doesn’t have to be a super fast eater to enjoy a puzzle food bowl. Dogs love challenges so why not make them work a little bit for their meal? The bonus is that they slow down to eat.
Humans love to get new clothes, why can’t dogs love them too?
Same as the puzzle food bowl, puzzle toys are fun for dogs. They keep them occupied and rewarded at the same time!
The Healthy Alternative to Rawhide®, SmartBones® chews are rawhide-free, highly digestible, and 100% delicious. SmartBones® chews are made grain-free with an outer layer of wholesome, flavorful vegetables (including sweet potatoes, peas and carrots), combined with an irresistible inner layer of real chicken. They are vitamin and mineral enriched and contain no artificial coloring. Available in recipes such as Chicken, Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter, Beef and Dental, your four-legged, furry child will have plenty of options to beg for.
Many veterinarians are concerned with the potential health risks associated with dogs consuming rawhide. These health risks include: stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process rawhide chews. In addition, there are serious negative environmental issues generated by the use of chemicals in processing rawhide products. From personal experience, my family knows that rawhides are also very easy to choke on for dogs with large mouths such as Boxers. So just leave rawhide treats off your four-legged child’s Christmas list this year and get them SmartBones® instead!
In addition to chews, PetMatrix is now offering SmartNaturals®, a 100% natural meat treat. SmartNaturals® are available in two delectable varieties, made with grass fed beef and sweet potatoes or grass fed lamb and rosemary. My dogs literally drooled over these treats! They make the perfect addition to the puzzle toys you’ll be buying your dog this Christmas.
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