Share The Holidays With Your Pets

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December 04, 2019

he holiday season is filled with traditions, seasonal meals and festivities. With busy calendars, it can be easy to get caught up with a long to-do list when the true joy of the season is in creating meaningful memories with loved ones, including pets.

It can be easier than you think to share the season with your furry companions simply by incorporating them into your regular holiday activities. Consider these tips to include your pet this holiday and find more ways to indulge your pup at

Enjoy the Season with a Stroll

Many families brave winter weather to take in the holiday lights and decorations around their neighborhoods. Taking a stroll with family and friends can be a joy for not just you, but also your pup. Bundle up and soak in the season, and make sure your pet is ready to brave the weather with any necessary accessories.

Include Pets During Mealtime

Make mealtime special for you and your furry friend by mixing up his or her usual dinner routine. An option like CESAR® HOME DELIGHTS wet food with special flavors like pot roast and turkey offers a meal that your pup can enjoy just like the rest of the family.

Welcome Pets to Family Gatherings

Spend time bonding with the whole family by including your pet in a seasonal activity like a watching a holiday movie or decorating your tree. Snuggle under blankets, sip cocoa and offer your furry friend belly rubs on a cozy night in.

Check Your List Twice

Take a breather from thinking about hard-to-buy-for friends and family members and grab a gift for someone who loves everything. Pick up a treat or new toy to gift your pet when the family is opening presents. Keeping your pet engaged with a favorite toy or treat also offers focus during a time that can be overly exciting for your pet.

Make the holidays special for your pet this season and beyond by giving him or her a warm place to rest with this cozy Merry & Bright Tree Hut Bed. The festive hut-style pet bed, which comes in the form of a colorful Christmas tree, provides plenty of seasonal cheer and features a removable pillow that can easily be washed or used as a separate resting spot.

Holiday gift ideas for furry friends

Whether you have a dog, cat, fish or other small pet, Christmas can serve as the perfect time to show your affection by showering him or her with thoughtful gifts.

When searching for the right gift, consider your pet’s likes and dislikes when it comes to treats, toys and bedding, among other things, and look for gifts that align with favorite hobbies, such as fetch or taking walks, or things that can be easily personalized like leashes, beds and food bowls.

Check with your local pet store, and inquire about some of its seasonal bestsellers like bedding or sweaters, for example, or recommendations for gifts that might be most appropriate for your pet.

Keep your pet warm when the weather turns cold, and do so in style, with this Top Paw Red Buffalo Checkered Fleece pet sweater. Available in sizes to fit large and small dogs alike, the hooded fleece slips on and off easily and offers optimal comfort, warmth and fashion with a fabric fastener strap at the neck to ensure it stays in place.

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Regardless of whether you’re looking for something wearable, playful or maybe a little of both, you can find more gift ideas for the four-legged loved ones in your life at


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