Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and many of you will be giving your pets something special.
There are so many holiday-themed pet gifts that it makes my head spin — tons of lovey-dovey, heart-shaped this or that for Baxter or Mr. Fluffmeister. But not all traditional gifts are safe. With food or treats, for example, ingredients such as chocolate, xylitol and grapes can be toxic to cats and dogs.
Below, you’ll find 9 safe (and fun) Valentine’s gift ideas.
1. Catnip Pickle
First, we’ll mix it up with something that’s not pink or red — the bright green catnip pickle toy. It’s a soft green pickle filled with aromatic catnip that will have your kitty chasing, grabbing and going nuts.
2. “Kiss Me” Hoodie
If you’re still feeling the effects from a cold winter or just love to dress up your pets, a new Valentine’s Day outfit isn’t hard to find. This hoodie is lightweight and perfect for walks; it comes in 6 sizes and is almost half off from The Sassy Pup.
3. Heart Bowl
Category: Bowls & Dishes
4. Posh Pink Tent
Category: Pet Beds
Is your pet’s pad in need of an upgrade? Or perhaps your pet is like mine — I get a new bed and she sleeps everywhere but there. I think it’s the bed, so I buy another. Well, here is a fantastically frilly one for Valentine’s Day.
5. Valentine’s Treat Box
Oh so scrumptious and delicious — what pet could say no? There are treats you can buy or make yourself to spoil your pet with something special. If you don’t have time to bake, order it! Pictured here is the Valentine’s treat box from Healthy Hound Bakery.
6. Catnip Baked Goods
Baked treats made for cats and full of catnip! Order from Pampered Paw Gifts.
7. Tagg: The Pet Tracker
Category: Pet Trackers
This gift works for the benefit of you and your pet. You get peace of mind knowing your pet can be found, and your pet gets a better chance at coming home if lost or stolen. We used and reviewed the Tagg device and give it 4 paws up.
8. Pamper Your Pet
Schedule a trip to the groomer for a bath, ear cleaning or nail trim. Your pet will feel and smell better — and you get a break.
Find a Groomer is a good place to get started. I entered my ZIP code and found a groomer minutes away from my home. Some groomers will come to you. Many will also happily use Valentine-themed bandanas or bows to celebrate the season of love. Ask in advance about what pets and types they will groom.
Yes, time is a gift. Your pet loves it, you’ll feel better afterward and it’s free. Play with toys, go to the park, chase some string or just take a midday nap with your dog or cat. Don’t forget to turn off your posting-tweeting-liking electronic monsters so you won’t get distracted.
This Valentine’s Day, show your pet some love and celebrate the holiday with your best furry friend.