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Our Favorite Gifts for Dogs

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We’ve scoured the country looking for the coolest toys, tastiest treats, and PAWsome accessories to bring you our Top Ten gifts for dogs and dog lovers:

 

Fozzy Dog Leash: The Only Lead You’ll Ever Need

Every dog owner has one, and with millions of leashes and leads to choose from, the All-in-One Fozzy Dog Leash takes our top spot as the coolest, most useful, leash you’ll ever use. Fozzy Dog thought of everything when they designed this leash.

An integrated waste bag dispenser and stretchable pocket for keys or a cell phone means you’ll never have to stuff your pockets before heading out, or retrace your steps to find the keys you dropped somewhere along your walk. 3M reflective material makes walking at night safer, and the heavy-duty swiveling collar clip keep you and your curious pooch from becoming tangled and twisted. A comfortable molded handle means no more leash-burn and better control, and it’s heavy duty double-braided rope construction won’t get tangled between your puppy’s feet! – all of these great features have been thoughtfully combined into a single leash that’s surprisingly lightweight and streamlined.

Everything you need for a walk or jog around the block or a trip to the park is securely held in place, not flopping around or falling from your pockets and the leash clips easily to any collar or harness you already use.

The Fozzy Dog Leash is available in red or black and also as a double-lead for multi-dog households. Available online at www.FozzyDogInc.com.

 

PetSafe Heated Wellness Sleeper: Cozy comfort on Chilly Nights

This was a gift our dogs received last Christmas and we just have to share it with the Dogington Post family! In the chilly winter months, they can’t get enough of this heated bed from PetSafe.

The bed is filled with comfortable, orthopedic foam – perfect for senior dogs or pups with achy joints. The heated sleeper plugs into a standard outlet with a detachable 12-volt power adapter to emit low-level, safe, therapeutic heat that our dogs love. It feels warm, but not hot to the touch, so no need to worry about pup becoming overheated.

The plush terrycloth and micro-suede cover will inspire sweet dreams and is removable for washing.

This heated bed is available in three sizes to perfectly fit your pup. Mini is about 18″ long, Small is 23″ long and Large is 36″ long. Available from Amazon and other retailers.

 

FurBuster Dog Shower Massager by PetMate: Finally, Bath Time Made Easy!

This handy gadget made our gift list because you’ll enjoy using it as much as your dog will! If you have a pup that enjoys getting muddy as much as our resident Golden Retriever, Olive, then this is the Christmas gift to buy.

Gone are the days of struggling with your pup in the bathtub. The Furbuster includes adapters for both your shower head and outdoor spigot, so you can easily wash your dog in the tub or outside. Feel good rubber nubs on the massager help massage away dirt trapped in fur while the adjustable water pressure rinses away shampoo quickly & easily, even from hard-to-reach spots.

Includes an 8′ hose for use with any size dog, one-hand control lever to adjust water pressure, and a long, non-slip grip handle to help with hard to reach places.

Available from Amazon and other retailers.

 

The To Go Bowl: The Perfect Accessory for Your Furry Traveling Companion

Specially designed to fit into any standard vehicle cup holder, the To Go Bowl is the perfect solution for keeping pets hydrated on the move. The only bowl of its kind, To Go Bowl features a splash and spill guard to keep your car dry and your dog’s thirst quenched, a snug-fitting lid for when not in use, and a detachable base that holds food and treats.

And, since the bowl also sits flat on the floor, it’s perfect for the transition from car to park or hotel room. The To Go Bowl is truly a traveler’s must-have.

To Go Bowl is available in 8 different colors, to perfectly match your car’s interior or your dog’s personality. Available at Amazon or other retailers.

 

Shea Pet Butter Shampoo & Conditioner: Love Your Dog, Butter Your Dog!

We are absolutely in LOVE with this extra-rich Shampoo and Conditioner from Shea Pet (the same company that brings us Earthbath pet shampoos).

We brought in some samples for review and our entire staff has been converted to Shea Pet users for life. The shampoo left each of our pets clean, soft, moisturized and smelling amazing. We tested on a variety of coat types – long, short, dry (even a couple of hairless dogs!) all with stellar results. The conditioner literally feels like silk, even after it’s rinsed.

The shampoo will last a long time. It forms a rich lather so a little bit goes a long way.

Best of all, Shea Pet products are cruelty-free, made in the USA, compatible with flea treatments, and sales of the products help sustain women’s cooperatives in Northern Uganda!

Shea Pet Shampoo and Conditioner are available on Amazon and other retailers.

 

Garden Fresh Plush Toys: The Veggies & Fruits Your Pets are Begging For!

It’s no surprise that fresh fruits and veggies are an important part of a healthy dog’s life. So, it’s only natural that they’ll also crave these ultra-soft plush (and squeaky!) fruit and veggie toys.

These adorable double-layered toys are durable enough for even the most active chewers and are machine washable. Garden Fresh plush toy’s eco-friendly filler is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.  Best of all, these fruits and veggies provide hours of fun and never perish.

Available in 5 tasty options; apples, carrots, peapods, pumpkins and zucchinis – these are the veggies and fruits your pup will be begging for! Plus, each toy comes with an easy healthy dog treat recipe card, based on the fruit or veggie toy selected.

Sold individually or as a complete set, P.L.A.Y. Garden Fresh plush toys are available at PetPlay.com.

 

Yummy Chummies: The Alaskan Salmon Treats Dogs Go Wild For!

The quickest way to a dog’s heart is through his stomach and nothing will get you there faster than Yummy Chummies Wild Alaskan Salmon dog treats. In addition to being delicious, these chewy treats are healthy and nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids like omega-3 and 6.

Yummy Chummies are available in 7 delectable varieties like salmon & potato, salmon & bacon, and jerky style as well as in grain-free and hip & joint formulas. One bite of these scrumptious real salmon treats and your pooch will be hooked!

Yummy Chummies are available on Amazon and at retailers nationwide.

 

Uncle Milton Pet’s Eye View Camera: See the World from your Dog’s Point of View!

Have you ever wondered what your dog sees and does when you’re not in the room? Just clip this digital camera to his collar and explore your pup’s secret life!

Set the camera to take photos at 1, 5, or 15 minute intervals. The internal memory will store up to 40 photos at 640×480 resolution. High enough quality to print out those masterpiece images for framing at 4″x6″! The camera includes a USB cable for uploading to your PC or Mac computer and includes a rechargeable battery.

Don’t expect every photograph to be a frame-worthy masterpiece. This camera is definitely a novelty. Some photos will be blurry and you’ll get a lot of photos of the floor or grass with a few surprises mixed in. We think it still makes for a fun and entertaining – and unique – gift!

Available at Amazon.

 

Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain: Encourages Fresh Water Drinking

We all know the importance of keeping fresh water available to our dogs at all times. (Is that why some of them insist on sticking their heads in the toilet bowl?!) Some pets, in fact, prefer to drink from moving water. The stainless steel 360 Pet Fountain from Drinkwell encourages your dog to drink more and the 360-degree design is ideal for multiple dog households.

The water bowl is designed with changeable spout heads that allow you to customize the flow from one stream to five. It’s quiet pump filters an entire gallon of water through a replaceable charcoal filter to remove impurities. Rubber feet prevent the bowl from sliding across your floor. And, the unit is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup!

The fountain is available in a plastic version, but we prefer stainless steel because it stays cleaner longer. Your dog will thank you with a slobbery wet kiss!

Available from Amazon.

 

PetCakes Starter Kit: Healthy, Homemade Dog Treats in Under 3 Minutes

What dog doesn’t love treats? Especially those fresh-baked with love! Finally, a healthy, organic, homemade dog treat that only takes minutes to make! The PetCakes Starter Kit includes microwaveable PetCakes mix in a variety of droolworthy flavors like carob, pizza, or three cheese and an adorable bone-shaped microwave-safe treat pan.

The all natural treat mixes are made in the USA and contain no sugar, salt, or preservatives and are wheat, corn, and soy free. And best of all, you can bake these treats yourself in only 3 minutes in the microwave! A healthy (and safe!) alternative to scary store-bought treats, PetCakes mixes are sure to make tails wag!

Available at Amazon and other retailers.

 

3 Responses to Our Favorite Gifts for Dogs
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  2. OB Cindi
    December 1, 2012 | 4:44 am

    The greatest toy that my rhodesian ridgeback mix LOVES is the Just Cuz rubber balls with the feet on them. I bought a LARGE sized chuck-it and gave the chuck-it ball away cuz my dog is smart enough to realize that the sand at dog beach gets stuck in the tennis ball material. But not so with the JUST CUZ rubber balls. And they get AMAZING bounce when they hit compacted sand. My dog gets extreme air to catch this ball! The only complaint I have is that the squeek part pops out the back in about 2 days. I have tried super gluing it in but worry that its not good to be in my dogs mouth with super glue. So now when I end up with a huge hole in the back, I just watch my dog more to make sure it doesn’t “drown.” Its an expensive ball at $7.50 each, but I promise if you have an active dog that does not show interest in tennis balls, your dog WILL love the Just Cuz balls. Dogs always try to steal my dogs Just Cuz ball when she plays with it on doggy beach! Its a hit!

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