Are you looking for the perfect gift for your furry friend this Christmas, but don’t want to stretch the purse strings?
According to statistics released by the Blue Cross, around half of us will be making sure our pets don’t miss out on a festive gift this year.
If you are a pet owner who has your pet’s name included on your Christmas shopping list, remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your pet happy. In fact, there are so many fun and festive things you can build by hand that won’t cost the earth.
We want to share with you our favourite low-cost, ‘do it yourself’ gifts so you can make them for your own companions. Find out how you can make your own rabbit yule log Blue Peter style, put a twist on your Mary Berry inspiration to make your dog a yummy Christmas cake, or get crafty and create a festive feather toy for your kitty!
Caution: Please supervise your pet at all times when you give them any of the below gifts.
What you’ll need:
This yummy and moist Christmas cake recipe for dogs is safe for your furry companion to eat. Although this cake can be made all year round, it especially makes for a fun way to give your dog a cakey treat at Christmas!
How to make the cake:
Please remember to be wise and only give your dog small pieces at a time. You should store the cake in the fridge.
What you’ll need:
We want to wish your pets a happy Christmas and we hope they enjoy your festive creations.
These products make use of natural pheromones to keep your pet calm and stress-free, even as your house begins to fill up with family members. They’re easy for you, too, as they do not involve you having to administer any tablets!
Remember, as the festivities begin to gear up a notch, there are a number of foods and other items that are poisonous to pets and should not be given, even as a treat!
Steer clear of the following items this Christmas to avoid your pet becoming seriously ill:
If you suspect that your pet has ingested any of the above items, it is important that you visit the vet immediately. All our practices have a 24-hour emergency service, so if you need a vet in an emergency, please contact your local Medivet practice using our online practice finder.
We hope you and your furry friends have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Feel free to share your creative photos with us on our Facebook page!
Posted December 6, 2016 in Seasonal Care