December 2017: Vets Advice

November 24 2017

It’s always fun to pick out a little present for our pets at Christmas; here are a few suggestions from us of what they might want this year from Father Christmas.

Christmas presents for our pets 

It’s always fun to pick out a little present for our pets at Christmas; here are a few suggestions from us of what they might want this year from Father Christmas.

There are many fun options for cats, fishing toys and laser pens can be a great game and provide exercise in the colder months when they don’t want to go outside. These toys are a good idea as they are games that are played at a distance from your body so you don’t unintentionally teach your cat to pounce towards your hands.  

No cat likes to come home to find another cat has broken in and even nibbled their dinner, investing in a microchip operated cat flap can solve this problem immediately. You can even buy a microchip operated dog-flap too!

A festive themed jumper for dogs is a great idea to keep them warm during the cold morning walks; we have some fun jumpers as modeled by Lulu at the practice who loves being kept warm in her jumper. When outside, you can also buy your dog a reflective collar or reflective jacket to make them more noticeable in those dark evening walks!

Another way to keep them toasty warm is a heat mat and protective cover to go underneath their bed. A practical gift would be if your dog likes to eat their food very fast, a Slo-bowl can be an exciting way to extend dinner time for them.

There are always fun Christmas themed toys and clothing; our favourites this year are an adorable doggie Christmas scarf and a very amusing Christmas dinner soft toy collection including a smiley roast turkey and a smiley-faced carrot! 

For rabbits and guinea pigs, I would avoid too many very high sugar treats, I have found most rabbits and guinea pigs are just as happy if you offer them some fresh vegetables or small portions of fruit.  If you want to treat your rabbit and guinea pig, they will probably gain much more fun out of a new toy in their environment, both rabbits and guinea pigs love to play in tunnels or to knock around balls. Rabbits love to have toys that they can pick up and throw around too.

If you would like to see our range of Christmas presents for pets pop in to see us at Animal Health Centre.