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Holiday Gifts for Pocket Pets

December 1, 2016

The holidays are just around the corner! As you pick out gifts for your friends and family members, don’t forget about your pet! Dogs and cats are quite easy to shop for, but getting holiday gifts for littler pets can be a bit more challenging. In this article, a local Niagara Falls, ON vet lists some great gifts for pocket pets.

New Digs

Bunnies, gerbils, mice, and other small animals spend the majority of their time in cages. Why not get your pet a bigger, better cage? Each kind of animal has different habitat requirements, so be sure to ask your vet for recommendations.


Toys are very important for these little furballs. Playthings will not only help keep pets entertained, they also promote healthy activity. Chew toys are very important for many small animals, as many of these cute pets need to chew to keep their teeth healthy. You can buy your furry pal’s chew toys, but you can also make some out of common household items, such as toilet paper rolls. Look online for great DIY ideas.


Just like Fido and Fluffy, smaller animals also enjoy special treats. Be sure to research any new foods before giving them over to your tiny pal. Our animal friends all have their own specific needs, so ask your vet to recommend some suitable snacks.

Hidey Hole

Pocket pets really need a little hidey-hole to retreat to when they feel scared or want some privacy. Why not get your pint-sized buddy a cute new pet tent or hide box? If you have a Guinea pig, your pet may appreciate a cozy, which is like a little sleeping bag for tiny pets.

Veterinary Care

Smaller pets also benefit from veterinary care. Your pet’s exact veterinary care needs will depend on their species, age, weight, and health. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.


As a good pet parent, it’s important for you to really understand your little buddy’s specific care requirements. Pick up a good resource book, do some research online, and ask your vet for helpful tips and information. Your adorable little pet will reap the benefits of having a well-informed, caring owner!

All of us here at Heartland Niagara Veterinary Hospital, your local Niagara Falls, ON pet hospital, want to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Please feel free to contact us anytime!