pet giftsAre you making your list and checking it twice?

If you’re like over half of U.S. pet owners, your pet is included on your holiday shopping list. But with so many wonderful pet-related items to choose from, and more coming out on the market each day, figuring out what to buy for your best pal can seem like a daunting task.

In case you didn’t know, pet are our specialty at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic, and we’ve put our heads together to come up with a list of holiday pet gift ideas sure to please even the most pampered pet!

A Little Dose Of Wellness

It just wouldn’t seem right if we didn’t suggest a few gifts of health and wellness for your furry pal this year! The following ideas aren’t very exciting, but a happy, healthy pet is a gift in itself:

  • The annual wellness examination is one of the most important and lasting gifts you can give your beloved pet. Regular wellness exams lead to improved health and increased longevity for pets.
  • A brand new toothbrush and pet-safe toothpaste make great stocking stuffers, as do dental chews. Or, bring your pet in for a professional dental examination and cleaning to prevent and treat dental disease.
  • Pamper your pet and support their health with a grooming session. Our professional, experienced grooming staff can have your little guy or gal looking and feeling great in no time.
  • Treat your social pet to a day of fun and exercise at the Barking Zone Doggie Daycare located at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital!

The Gift Of Warmth

Even though winters aren’t particularly brutal in Montgomery, pets can still benefit from a little cozy comfort this time of year. Try these ideas on for size:

  • A fuzzy new blanket for curling up by the fire
  • A raised pet bed – consider a heated or orthopedic version for senior or arthritic
  • A new pet sweater or waterproof jacket is appreciated for chilly winter walks, just make sure it fits properly (not too loose, not too tight) and always remove it indoors.

Gifts That Keep On Giving

Not sure what to get for the pet that has everything? Consider donating or volunteering your time to a local animal shelter or rescue organization in honor of your pet this holiday season. Shelters and rescues can use all the funds and help they can get, and you will reap the warm and fuzzy benefits of helping those in need.

What’s under the tree for your pet this year? Let us know the next time we see you at VRVC!