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Holiday Gifts for Dogs

December 15, 2018

As the holidays ramp up into full gear, many people are trying to choose the perfect gifts for their friends and family members. Don’t forget to get something for your canine buddy! Read on as a Thorold, ON vet lists some great holiday gifts for Fido.


Making sure your furry pal can sleep comfortably is very important. Just like people, dogs can get stiff and sore if they don’t rest well. A new bed is a great gift for Fido! It’s almost impossible not to smile when watching a dog get comfy in a plush new bed.


Toys are beneficial to dogs in several ways. First and foremost, they keep Fido entertained, and offer him a fun, healthy outlet for all that doggy energy. Playing can also tire your pup out, which is very beneficial in curbing bad behaviors like chewing or digging. Offer your pooch some fun new playthings!


As you have probably noticed, Man’s Best Friend loves to chew. Just be careful when choosing chew sticks. Some, such as rawhide chews, can actually be dangerous to our canine pals. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Dental Products

Fido’s dental health is very important! Dental-formula kibble, treats, or chews make great stocking stuffers. You can also get him a doggy oral rinse.


Ontario isn’t exactly known for balmy winters. If your pooch has thin fur, he may appreciate a doggy jacket to wear on cold days. If your furry bff hates walking on snow and ice, buy or make him some booties, or get him some paw balm or wax.


Does your canine friend have a yard to chase squirrels in? If so, consider getting your pup a doghouse. Just be sure to choose one that is well-insulated, so it will offer Fido some protection from the weather. (Note: don’t leave your dog outside too long, especially in winter!)

Pupscription Box

One great way to keep your furry buddy entertained all year is to sign him up for a doggy subscription box. Every month, Fido will get a package of toys, treats, and other goodies. This is a great option for dogs that destroy toys quicker than you can replace them!

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Heartland Niagara Veterinary Hospital, your Thorold, ON vet clinic. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care.