The countdown to Christmas is on and if you're anything like us at K9 Magazine, you will have already started making lists, searching for present ideas to bring a smile to the faces of your loved ones on Christmas morning.
Here are 7 amazing Christmas gifts that our dogs love, so we think your dog will too.
PetWeighter – the mess-free dog bowl
This unique dog bowl from British company Peak Pet Products is revolutionising pet feeding by preventing spillages and mess.
Strong and sturdy, it comprises a removable bowl and base that can be filled with water, sand or ice. Dishwasher-friendly and chew-resistant, PetWeighter comes in red, turquoise or pink.
Why we love: Mia, my oldest dog is a spiller. Using her nose to lift, she regularly throws her metal bowl into her water bowl when she’s finished eating.
Using the PetWeigher, she gets the benefit of a raised feeder for her size and can’t throw her bowls around anymore! The colour combinations are great too.
Made with 100% natural human-grade grass fed Buffalo. This healthy chew is infused with salmon oil which is good for skin and coat, and joint mobility. Long lasting, they can also help to reduce tartar and plaque for healthy teeth and gums to support good oral health. Grain and gluten free. Low in fat, high in protein.
Why we love: All three of my dogs love these chews, including my oldest who is 12.
They are all natural and long-lasting, Christopher makes them last the longest (45 minutes), the others are particularly greedy!
They’ve proved invaluable as a healthy treat for distracting Mia, Danny and Christopher from the loud bands and sounds of fireworks over the last few weeks.
The George Barclay Country box bed is a contemporary dog bed, inspired by classic ‘country’ fashion elements.
A Tweed corduroy pillow and inner sidewalls, paired with contrasting quilted outer sidewalls provides the beds signature styling. The bed is finished with detailed elements, which include signature brass studs, faux suede piping and embroidered brand logo.
Pictured and priced, the Mightnight Blue in medium (75 x 60 x 30cm)
Why we love: The attention to detail and quality across the George Barclay range is fantastic.
The range of colours and sizes available also means you’ll find something to suit your style, your dog’s needs and your home decor too. Everything we’ve seen, tried and shared with friends has been extremely well received.
The Chuckit! RingChaser puts the thrill of the chase at the heart of outdoor play − combining the ease of a launcher with the fumbling fun of grounded games for the first time.
The UltraRing is also designed to mimic the movement of game animals so is guaranteed to engage the ‘chase’ instinct in every pooch.
Why we love: The RingChaser proved to be a big hit with Christopher and Danny who had lots of fun putting it to the test.
And because you can pick the UltraRing up and re-attach to the blue plastic launcher to throw using the launcher itself, you don’t have to fumble on the ground, dicing with mud and puddles, before throwing, so I was particularly happy – a win-win!
With our brightening shampoo – White party – let the festivities begin!
Packed with good ingredients as argan oil that works to nourish and strengthens the coat as it rehydrates. Natural citric acids, Vitamin B3 and the yummy orange fragrance leaves your pup brighter, shinier and ready to shine this Christmas!
Why we love: PET HEAD’s shampoos and conditioners continually receive glowing reviews because of their natural and fresh ingredients, which is what we too love about this cruelty-free brand.
All Pet Head formulas are pH adjusted, free of petroleum derivatives and DEA and smell amazing!
Award winning Grippy Leads are designed and made in Cornwall.
The dog lead with a difference has multiple handles for non-slip grip and allows a short/medium/long lead instantly. Great for all dogs – both big and small, in a wide range of colours, with collars to match.
Why we love: We first put the Original Grippy collar and lead set to the test three years ago and we are still raving about the quality of material and unique loop design on their lead now because the loop design makes it easy to make the lead longer or shorter, gives better control and put less stress on your arms.
We reviewed the black and gold Cornish design but we also love the extended colour range, the pink is especially gorgeous and the green is perfect for the festive season!
Scruffs® Snuggle Winter Wonderland Blanket is a great Christmas gift for any dog owner.
The reversible design provides a soft, plush lining for cold snuggle days and a short-pile cover for warmer days.
Why we love: This blanket is as warm as it looks, seriously.
It’s lightweight to move around into your dog’s favourite position and is perfect for the winter months. We’re a fan of both the red and silver grey colour, each of which is complemented by the lighter fleece colour.