They’re members of our family so we want to include them when creating a festive atmosphere in our living space and, of course, in seasonal gift-giving. Beanie hats, hoodies, DNA tests, and all clothes bar severe weather protection? These are presents to excite the owner, not the dog.
We spoke with Avril Cowman, a veterinary surgeon at Animal Care Hospital in Douglas, Cork, to learn more about her specialist insights on choosing treats that will not only deliver joy to their world, but potentially deepen our relationship with our cat or dog.
Every dog has its sleeping style, and if you have a dog that loves to go under the blankies (for example yours), a clam-bed is a comforting sanctuary.
Soft beds of this kind are excellent for older and arthritic dogs or dogs with noise phobias.
Snuffle mats are foraging toys and you can hide bits of kibble in the mat to allow the dog to find treats.
“Next up are laser pointers/ feather teasers — a great way to entertain your pet, provide mental stimulation, encourage movement, and increase activity in indoor cats. It’s a great way to get your cat’s steps in when trying to shed a few pounds — as we know house cats can often lead sedentary lifestyles.