Did you say holidays?
The festive season is here and so are the gifts it brings! You’ve zeroed in on the wish lists for everyone – from the little cousin who wants Ruskin Bond books to the nephew who wants a pet. But what about your little best friend who loves you more than anyone or anything in the whole wide world?
Gift Ideas for dogs
First and foremost, I am a four-legged friend. All I want for this festive season is your time. I don’t really have much use for fancy collars and leashes. I treasure your time and company more than any other gifts.
So with that aside, here are the other things that matter to dogs and the wonderful pet parents out there.
- Dog food – Watch out for what you feed your dog. We can’t emphasize how important it is for the overall health and wellbeing of your dog. Here’s a ready reckoner on dog foods that are an absolute no for your dog.
We all know how much furry friend loves their treats. As you embark on a fresh new year how about making a resolution to give your doggo healthy treats every day? This would make snacking a guilt-free regimen for pets as it contains the goodness of herbal actives which makes it both healthy and yummy for your pet!
2. Be a Santa for the strays – How about volunteering at a shelter near you or feeding the furry pals in your vicinity. After all, happiness is only real when shared.
3. Pledge No Crackers – Remember Ted? Just like his fear of thunder, dogs with their sensitive sense of hearing get uncomfortable around the noise of fireworks. Why not celebrate with dogs by pledging a noise-free New Year?
4. Take better care of your dogs in winter – Since the festive season comes with winters, you need to take extra care of your pets in this season. Here’s a guide on how to look after your dogs’ when the mercury drops to frigid temperatures.
5. Exercise with your dog – New Year comes with a fresh list of resolutions – hitting the gym, quitting smoking, etc. How about including your dog in your fitness routine?
Make it a point this year to spend more time in your dog’s company but take him for exercise – it could be a jog in the neighbourhood park, a trek that you take along with him or a sport that you two can play – fetching a tennis ball?
Not only would it lead to happy bonding between you two, but it would also keep you guys’ in top fitness!
6. Take better selfies with your dog – What good is a social network sans those adorable pet pictures? However, it can be a tedious task to hold your best friend’s attention to the camera for that perfect shot. Our readers have shared this easy trick that can make pet photography easier.
7. Watch a Movie with your dog – From Netflix to animations, there is an amazing treasure trove celebrating dogs. If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve already compiled a list of some of our favourite doggo movies.
Here’s wishing all of you wonderful pet parents out there a merry Christmas and a happy new year!