Is Fido On Your Christmas Shopping List?

Most people consider their pets to be a part of the family, so when it comes time for holiday gift giving, many dogs and cats will find a gift under the tree with their name on it.  According to a PetFinder poll, 63% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners surveyed said they give their pets presents at Christmas, with Americans reportedly spending collectively about $5 billion dollars on holiday gifts for their four-legged family members.   When it comes to hanging the Christmas stockings, about 40% of dogs and 37% of cats will have a Christmas stocking of their very own.

While your dog or cat obviously doesn’t understand the meaning of the holiday, they will still pick up on your excitement.  Including your pet in the festivities with a small gift to unwrap on Christmas morning can add to the holiday joy for everyone.  Remember also that a special pet toy will help keep your pet occupied and happy while you’re busy with other holiday fun.  And best of all, while finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be difficult, your pet will be happy with almost anything you select just for him or her.

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Abby Rosenberg

Abby Rosenberg is a PetMeds employee and long-time cat lover. She was a volunteer for several years at a local no-kill cats only rescue shelter. This has prepared her for her most challenging role to date: secretary, photographer, social coordinator and treat dispenser for Daisy, and Daisy’s sidekick Harley. Daisy is a dilute calico Devon Rex cat, and Harley is a “cow-cat” who was adopted from the shelter where Abby volunteered. You can also find Abby on Google+

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