Thinking of gifts for your furry friends? Dr. Jon of worked with several testers to determine the very best products. Here are some of their favorite healthy gifts and his assessment: 

1.  Kissable Toothbrush & Toothpaste – This set keeps teeth, mouth & gums clean, healthy and smelling fresh. No rinsing required – safe to swallow. Brushing with the Kissable Toothbrush and Toothpaste at least 3 days a week could add up to 5 years to your dog’s life! Toothpaste is all natural, vanilla flavored. Unique 3-sided toothbrush cleans all 3 sides of the tooth at once.

2.  Nootie Shampoo & Daily Spritz – This is the best darn dog shampoo and spritzer we tested.  Smells great – five great fragrances that mimic the wonderful scents produced by Bath and Body Works. Moisturizes skin and coat. Daily spritz keeps that wonderful scent between washings. Nootie Shampoo & Daily Spritz smells so good, you’d use it yourself!

3.  FURminator deShedding Tool – The FURminator DeShedding Tool reaches down to your dog’s undercoat to remove more loose hair, fur and dander than other grooming products. Reduces shedding by as much as 90 percent! Leaves coat shiny and well groomed.

4.  Safety Decals – The “Rescue Rover” static cling Pet Alert Fire Rescue Safety Decal tells firemen and emergency rescue personnel how many pets inside your home are in need of rescue, in case of fire, flood or other natural disaster. Simply list the number of dogs, cats, birds and other pets on the Pet Alert decal and display it on glass doors or windows. It is an absolute “must” for all homes with pets. Inexpensive and necessary, it is a great safety gift and stocking stuffer.

5.  Contech WaterDog Outdoor Fountain – We love this product. It is a motion activated outdoor fountain that will make sure your dog always has clean fresh water whenever he needs it. WaterDog easily attaches to your outdoor spigot.

6.  Gentle Paws Nail Grinder – Trimming your dog’s nails with clippers can be really stressful – for your dog, and for you. With nail clippers, “accidents” happen. You never know when you might cut a little too far, causing your dog’s nail to bleed. This can be very painful for your dog, and stressful for you. No wonder dogs are so afraid of those clippers! And no wonder so many dog owners don’t want to trim their dog’s nails! Gentle Paws nail grinder makes the job quick and easy.

7.  Pioneer Pet Stainless Raindrop Fountain – We love this rain-drop shaped fountain that filters your pet’s water and encourages your dog to drink more water. Bacteria-resistant stainless steel is durable & healthier for pets. This award-winning fountain is easy to clean and maintain. The Raindrop Fountain has an attractive, compact design that complements any décor.

8.  Nutri-Vet Paw Guard Wax – Winter ice, snow and chemicals can be tough on your dog’s paws. Protect them with this soothing salve that safeguards your dog’s paw pads. Nutri-Vet Paw Guard Wax helps heal cracked pads and abrasions and is perfect  for dogs of all ages. 
9.  Wagatha’s  BiscuitsBreakfast Biscuits, Senior Biscuits, Cranberry Cheddar Biscuits and Bedtime Biscuits – These yummy all-natural dog treats are made with in a human grade bakery right here in the USA. They’re healthy and dogs just love them. Wagatha’s Biscuits come in 4 yummy varieties. Try them all and find your dog’s favorite.

10.   Vitamins – Processed pet foods simply don’t offer all the nutrition your dog needs. Or your dog may be eating a premium food and STILL not getting all the vitamins and minerals his body needs because of the way his body processes the food. You can never really be sure. And as your dog deals with things like aging, environmental factors and stress, his body needs even more nutritional support. That’s where Pet-Tabs® can help.

11.  Dog BathersPetJet and RapidBath .  We really like both of these products. These are items that make dog bathing a snap (do it your self and easily!). Both will attach to either your indoor faucet or shower or outdoor spigot. The Rapid bath uses Rapid Bath Shampoo Cartridges and allows you to bathe your dog in under 5 minutes. Literally. Pet jet uses any shampoo of your choice and also allows for a fast bath.


Hope this helps you with your furry friends’ gift list. Have a Great Thanksgiving everyone!

Hugs from Charlie Bear, Rex, and me, B.J.

QUESTION FOR YOU: Do you give your pets gifts at Christmas? (I do and I wrap them too.)

Tips for Gifts

8 thoughts on “Tips for Gifts

  • November 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Number 3 looks like something we need!! Never heard of this one. Good ideas.

    • November 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Julie, I saw that one on TV and it looked awesome. Might be good for Cooper! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  • November 24, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Of course all of our grandkitties and now our grandpuppy will get gifts, wrapped or in gift bags that they can easily explore. What fun to watch them on Christmas morning–and added dimension to the mayhem and fun.

    • November 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

      Jean, it does make it fun to watch dogs and cats unwrap their presents. They have incredible noses and seem to find their gifts under the tree the day I put them there. Have learned to save them up high or hang in a stocking. You too?

  • November 24, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Hi. yes, I absolutely buy gift..and wrap them for my
    pets. They enjoy ripping them apart to get to the surprise inside. My cat Purrl will play with the wrapping paper all day on X-mas. Makes me happy to see them happy.

    • November 24, 2010 at 11:05 am

      Noelle, nothing like the priceless videos of cats playing with wrapping paper! And ribbons, and bows, and cardboard boxes… Have a Great Thanksgiving!


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