Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers
Tenn. (PRWEB) November 27, 2007 -- If there's one thing
pet owners enjoy year-round,
it's their pets. Chuck Yost of Secure Pets discusses
how people can brighten the lives of their favorite
dog lovers this Christmas season with pet gifts.
"Pets become a part of our families, and yet so
many people forget about the when holiday time comes," said
Yost. "Getting a nice pet gift this holiday season
will make your favorite pet lover's Christmas."
For Christmas shoppers looking for dog lover gifts on
a budget, Yost suggests individual doggy
day spa products starting at $14, or a dog spa gift set starting at $30,
as potential pet gifts. These gifts include specially
formulated shampoos, bath spritzes, and even an all-natural
paw rub that heals and moisturizes a dog's paws. Another
dog gift suggestion is a heated
water bowl, which starts
"With outside dogs, you have to worry about their
water freezing up over the winter," Yost said. "A
heated water bowl keeps the water from freezing, so the
dog will have a fresh, unfrozen supply of water all winter.
It's a little extra something that will really help both
pet and owner."
For those who have a little more to spend on pet gifts,
Yost recommends heated pet beds. Beds range from $50
to about $75. Most have removable heaters, and the beds
themselves are machine-washable.
"Heated beds are especially good gifts for sick
or older dogs, though they're usually reserved for inside
dogs," Yost said. "Even with the heater on
in the house, a dog's favorite sleeping place may still
be pretty cold. With the temperature steadily dropping,
you'd want your pets to be as comfortable as possible."
People who have higher budgets or friends with outside
dogs have the option of insulated
dog houses, which run
$125 for small- to medium-sized dogs and start at $219
for large ones. Yost suggests these pet gifts for outside
dogs, especially those who live in much colder climates.
"Dogs need protection from both the cold and the
elements, unless a dog has been specially bred to withstand
the cold," Yost said. "A relatively warm, insulated
dog house would be an excellent dog gift idea for the