Do your dogs have their own Christmas stockings up on your mantle? If so, Santa’s helper (AKA you) has to fill them with something before Christmas morning, right?! Since I’m one the many holiday elves out there too, I’ve curated a fun yet affordable list of stocking stuffers that will hopefully make the stuffing search stress-free!
Whether you’re following one of the many recipes right here on my blog or in my cookbook, Proud Dog Chef: Tail-Wagging Good Treat Recipes, nothing says Merry Christmas to your pup quite like a homemade tasty treat.
But wait … no time to bake? While I’m super picky with what store-bought treats I’ll give my dogs, I’m comfortable with the single-ingredient freeze dried treats from iHeartDogs. Plus, my dogs love them. One of my favorite? The Alaskan Salmon!
Have you met Pippa yet? She joined our family about a year ago. Well, like many dogs, she loves to chew. And chew. And chew some more. Since we avoid rawhide bones for health reasons, we give her bully sticks. To say she LOVES them would be an understatement. If your furkids love to chew, fill their stocking with a few bully sticks (or another type of bone that makes the safe chews list).
It’s called the Brite Bite Brushing Stick and this simple yet effective rubber toy features two sides of spikes that brush against your dog’s teeth and gums as he chews and slobbers on it. The spikes vary in sizes and angles, helping to grind off any plaque or tartar that has accumulated on your pup’s teeth … even in the hard to reach areas. Bump up the benefits by adding some coconut oil or squeezing some dog-approved toothpaste onto the toy! This is another gift idea that our little Pippa is obsessed with. Just watch her in action:
In my experience, this is a product that sells out quickly. So, if you see it in your dog’s size then grab it while you can!
Does your pooch have style? If your fur kid is cool with bandanas then you’ve gotta check out this snazzy yet extremely savvy calming bandana! It comes with a custom aromatherapy felt heart and a sewn pocket behind the iHeartDogs logo to place it. Simply drip 1 drop of a pet-safe essential oil (like lavender) and insert it into the pocket on the back side of the bandana.
Does your dog love long walks and play sessions? With short winter days where the darkness starts taking over around 5 p.m., I always get nervous to let my dogs run at night (even in my fenced backyard). That is, until now! This Nite Dawg LED Collar Cover easily straps onto your dog’s collar and shines brightly to let everyone know where they are and can be easily spotted. This baby fits collars up to 1″ and features two different modes: Flash or Glow Modes. When using Glow Mode, it has a 75 hours battery life. When using Flash Mode, it has a 100 hours battery life!