Buying gifts for pet
lovers falls into two main categories -- pet gifts and people gifts. Before
buying gifts intended specifically for pets, it is important to know about
the general health and lifestyle of that pet. If you are looking for a
gift for that special someone who adores animals or perhaps a deserving
animal friend, here are a few points to consider.
Gifts For Cats
Catnip and treats are popular cat gifts. Some cats could care less about
Catnip. Tuna cat treats for a fish-allergic cat can turn happy holidays
into horrible holidays if the cat has an allergic reaction. If the cat
belongs to a friend or family member and you are not sure of any allergies
or other health problems, it is a good idea to ask first before buying
any food-related items or treats.
Gifts For Dogs
As with cats, it is important to know the general health and lifestyle
of the dog, so the gift will be a healthy and appropriate one. Unlike
cats, dogs differ more in size, breed, and favorite pastimes than do cats.
Edible chew toys, like rawhides and pig's ears, can be dangerous and should
be avoided -- when ingested, they may cause intestinal blockage or upset.
For Animal-Loving Humans
Gifts that serve to 'show off' or memorialize a pet -- a photo frame or
a 'petsonalized' gift like a mug or t-shirt of the person's pet(s) are
good starting points. Before buying general pet-themed gifts, refrain
from buying breed-specific items unless you are sure of preferences. The
"I Love Chihuahuas" t-shirt may never leave the closet of the
Rottweiler fancier gift recipient.
Gifts for Pet Lovers
Gifts For "Aspiring
Do you know anyone who says, "I want to be a vet when I grow up!"?
There are many educational toys out there for aspiring vets -- from toddlers
to teens. Before buying any of the vet/science toys for kids, be sure
that they are age appropriate for the safety of the child and the pet
s/he may choose to "examine" with their new educational toys!
Gifts For Your
Do you want to show your vet and veterinary staff how much you appreciate
them? Vet's offices are busy, oftentimes stressful, places. Food gifts
are a good idea for a clinic "on the run" all day, but around
the holidays, offices can become swamped with cookies and other sweets.
A fruit basket or other healthy alternative is a nice way to provide a
delicious treat for a busy staff.
Gifts for Veterinary Offices