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Gift guide: 12 gifts for your pets

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Gift guide: 12 gifts for your pets

According to a recent survey from south of the border, 51 per cent of dog owners and 46 per cent of cat owners bought gifts for their pets last year. No doubt furry critters across Canada felt the love as well – and will feel it again this Christmas. Here are some of our favourite gift ideas for the four-legged friends on your shopping list. FOR DOGS [caption id="attachment_7731" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Grreat Choice Cuddler Plush Bed"] Grreat Choice Cuddler Plush Bed[/caption] Good night, Fido, and sleep tight in the microsuede Grreat Choice 22" Cuddler Plush Bed. (I'm betting the cat will try and grab a nap here, too.) Available at PetSmart; $20. [caption id="attachment_7712" align="aligncenter" width="191" caption="Dogit Design Gumi"] Dog it[/caption] Your dog probably enjoys having his teeth brushed as much as your three-year-old does. Turn dental time into playtime with the Dogit Design Gumi from Hagen. Three different toys – one for flossing, one for removing plaque and one for cleaning those hard-to-reach areas – are available, and each comes in three sizes. Available at pet specialty stores; $12 to $20. [caption id="attachment_7713" align="aligncenter" width="111" caption="Eco Pooch Shampoo"] Shampoo[/caption] Eco Pooch, a line of five environmentally friendly shampoos from Live Clean, will leave your dog feeling and smelling fresh as can be. Julia McEwen, the senior beauty and fashion editor at Canadian Living, tried out the Super Deodorizing Baking Soda Shampoo on her Norwich terrier, Brooks. Check out the results! Available at Wal-Mart; $9 each. [caption id="attachment_7721" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Snow Seeker Coat"] Snow Seeker Coat[/caption] Your canine will be styling with the Snow Seeker Coat from Canada Pooch. Available at pet specialty stores; $38 to $55. [caption id="attachment_7722" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Muttlucks"] Muttlucks[/caption] Protect your pooch's paws from the elements with a pair of Muttlucks. Available at Pet Valu; $43. FOR CATS [caption id="attachment_7726" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Imperial Cat Scratcher"] Imperial Cat Scratcher[/caption] Your cat can scratch, play and nap to her heart's content with this Imperial Cat Scratcher. Available at Pet Valu; $23. [caption id="attachment_7714" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Catit Design Senses Grass Garden Kit"] giftguide-catitgarden[/caption] Bring the outdoors inside with the Catit Design Senses Grass Garden Kit. Grass is a great source of fibre for your feline, aids in digestion and helps prevent hairball buildup. Available at PJ's Pets; $20 (until Dec. 24; then $24). [caption id="attachment_7733" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Play-N-Squeak Thrill of the Chase"] Play-N-Squeak Thrill of the Chase[/caption] Let your cat get in touch with her preying instincts as she hunts the mouse in Play-N-Squeak Thrill of the Chase. This catnip game provides both mental and physical stimulation. Available at Pet Valu; $20 (until Dec. 24; $22 after). FOR SMALL ANIMALS: [caption id="attachment_7734" align="aligncenter" width="291" caption="My First Home 3-Storey Hamster Cage"] My First Home 3-Storey Hamster Cage[/caption] Roll out the welcome mat for your pet hamster with My First Home 3-Storey Hamster Cage. It comes tricked out with a wheel, two food and water dishes, two shelves and two safety ramps. Available at PJ's Pets; $29 (until Dec. 24; then $50). [caption id="attachment_7735" align="aligncenter" width="186" caption="Martin Apple Dumplings"] Martin Apple Dumplings[/caption] Treat your pet rabbit to a taste of Martin Apple Dumplings or Banana Muffins. Available at Pet Valu; $5 (until Dec. 24; $6 after). [caption id="attachment_7736" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Nibblers Small Pet Chew Toys"] Nibblers Small Pet Chew Toys[/caption] Keep little teeth active and out of trouble with Nibblers Small Pet Chew Toys from Living World. Available at PJ's Pets; $3 to $7. ALL ANIMALS: [caption id="attachment_7737" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Animal First Aid Kit"] Animal First Aid Kit[/caption] Ensure your pet's well-being is close at hand with this Animal First Aid Kit from the Humane Society of Canada. The kit was put together with the input of veterinarians and animal care experts, and includes tweezers, rescue sheets, sterile gauze pads and much more. (For the entire contents list, click here.) Bonus: All of the money from the sale of the kit supports the society's programs to protect animals and the environment. Available from the Humane Society of Canada; $30. Will your pet be finding something under the tree this year?
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