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Best Dog and Cat Gifts to Give and Get

The holidays are all about giving, sharing, and enjoying as much time as possible with loved ones. Our pets are included in that category! Show your cat or dog how much you love them with these great dog gifts and gifts for cats. Whether you’re looking for holiday stocking stuffer ideas like treats for dogs or cats, want to gift your pet something like a special toy, or have a special human in mind that would go gaga for these gifts for dog lovers and gifts for cat lovers, we’ve got you covered. These holiday gifts are perfect for your favorite four-legged and two-legged loved ones.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Dogs, Cats, and the People Who Love Them

The best gifts for dogs and cats to give and get. (Yes, it’s okay to send this to a friend and let them know what you want!)

Perfect Holiday Treats Your Pet Will Devour

Your dogs or cats are sure to love all of these gifts, but we have a feeling the cat treats and dog treats are going to be the biggest hit out of the bunch.  Kittles™ for kitties are available in three delicious flavors, Tiny Tasters please even the pickiest of cats, and CORE® Tiny Tasters™ are perfectly-sized pouches that come in a variety of flavors. These are great gift for cats if you’re traveling for the holidays with your pet. Help your dog keep their smile healthy and bright for holiday kisses with WHIMZEES Brushzees (XS-XL) or add some holiday flare with WHIMZEES Winter Shapes dental chews (S, M). Old Mother Hubbard Winter Fun P-Nuttier Biscuits Baked Dog Treats are perfect for “good girls” and “good boys.” They’re perfect if you’re having a dog-friendly holiday this year and making a doggie Advent calendar!

Old Mother Hubbard Winter Fun P-Nuttier Biscuits Baked Dog Treats

Cat and Dog Toys to Gift Your Favorite Furry Friends

We recommend West Paw chew toys as a dog gift because it’s one that will entertain your dog for hours and last long after the holidays are over. Want to keep your cat (and yourself) entertained while helping them exercise? Pick up this cat gift, the “FroliCat BOLT Laser Pet Toy” which can be held or placed on a hard surface and set for 15 minutes of laser-pointing interactive fun.  Puzzle toys make great gifts for cats and fun gifts for dogs because they keep your pets stimulated while they learn how to find hidden rewards. Consider this Cat Amazing Interactive treat and puzzle toy or the Frisco Volcano Hide & Seek Puzzle Plush Toy with dinosaur squeakers for your dog to find.

Dog with dinosaur squeaker toy.

Holiday Gift Ideas and Accessories for Dogs and Cats

Help your dog put his best paws forward with a bandana or ID tag from The Foggy Dog.

These serve and store spoons from CatPerson make great stocking stuffer gifts for cat lovers who want something better than a spoon for serving meals. The Litter-Robot-3 is a litter box that looks like NASA designed it. This cat litter dome automatically separates clumps and disposes of them after your cat gets out. Cats are greeted with a clean bed of litter every time they enter—helping to reduce waste odors (thank you!) and keep their paws cleaner.

Cat in Litter-Robot-3

Gifts for Pet Parents

While it isn’t possible to take our dogs or cats with us everywhere, it is acceptable to carry them in your pocket with a personalized cell phone case. We like these pet phone cases that are hand-drawn images from a photo you send. They can include up to three pets (or a human). Does your favorite pet parent have a mutt or adopted a dog or cat and always wanted to know more about their breed? Gift them a pet DNA test so they can learn more about their pet and the animal’s health. They’ll love getting the test results and bragging to other dog owners at the dog park about their dog’s heritage.

Know a pet parent who loves to bake? Are they the type of person to go all out on their pet’s birthday or “gotcha” day (when they adopted their dog or cat)? A Dash dog treat maker is one of those gifts for dog lovers that lets them know you pay attention to their favorite pastimes. This kitchen appliance makes up to six bone-shaped dog treats at a time.

A Dash dog treat maker

Any dog or cat owner understands that there may be some not so wonderful things that go along with having a furry animal in the house—yep, they sometimes smell. Gift a pet parent products that will help their home smell great, like this pet shampoo from Ouai, a Pet House candle in a seasonal scent, or this Marlie Mist Pet Odor Eliminator Spray with Essential Oils that can be sprayed on furniture, blankets, and anywhere your pet loves to lounge. (Just let them know it’s a gift to help them—not a hint that their place smells!)

Pet House candle

Another option for dog gifts that pet parents will love is a washable, dog-approved rug from Ruggable. It can even withstand pet accidents (um, and wine or coffee if those are the more common spills)!

Every pet parent could use a little help taking care of their four-legged family member at times. You could gift them an “IOU” for a night or two of dog sitting or cat sitting services, or buy them a gift card to a company that offers dog sitting, walking or boarding services—like WAG.

As long as your dog gifts, cat gifts, gifts for dog lovers, and gifts for cat lovers come from the heart, we’re pretty confident that the pet (or their parent) will be appreciative.

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