Picking out Christmas gifts can be a mind-boggling exercise sometimes, especially when it comes to picking out a gift for the “other” members of the family. This year more than before, expense is a factor when buying gifts. When it comes to the dog in the family, Santa can still remember them without spending a whole lot of cash. Therefore, if Uncle Bob and Aunt Edna have another member of the family with four legs and floppy ears there are several items to choose from which are inexpensive and will definitely make Fido’s tail wag. Here are a few ideas and places to shop.
Treats. Treats come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, not to mention they are sold in just about every store you walk into. They are cheap gifts for pets. Grocery stores, pet stores, department stores, discount stores, pick one! One particular treat that is good is “Beggin’ Strips.” I don’t know what is exactly in them but I do know I haven’t seen a dog yet that wouldn’t do just about anything get a couple of these. They definitely smell like real bacon, as far as taste, I haven’t tasted one myself, but my dog sure does love them!
Dental Treats and Chews. These are a little more expensive than dog biscuits or the Beggin Strips but there are all kinds of them on the shelf. Purina makes some good ones that are low cost gifts for pets. They massage the gums and help remove tarter which also causes “doggie breath.” Price ranges from 2.00 to 14.99. They come in an assortment of shapes, sizes and flavors.
A Turkey Leg. Not your normal Turkey Leg but Drs. Foster and Smith have a very unique gift for your dog. It comes in four sizes, XSmall (2.5″ x 4″), Small (3″ x 6″), Medium (4″ x 8″-9″), and Large(5″ x 10″-11″). It is a rawhide leg shaped bone with real dried chicken wrapped around it so that it looks just like a turkey leg. The cost ranges from 3.99 up to 14.99. The rawhide is excellent as a cleaning aid for the teeth and it excises the jaw muscles and gums.
Gift Certificates and gift cards. If you’re really uncertain about what to buy your four-legged cousin, you can always fall back on the wonderful Gift Certificate or Gift Card. If you know where they shop regularly for their best friend’s supplies then that would be the first place to go. That way they can go pick up Fido his favorite toy or treat. Plus, you can select any amount you want to put on it or either usually they are sold in increments of 5.00, or 10.00.
Doctors Foster and Smith carry a large variety of pet supplies that are cheap pet gifts. They sell Gift Certificates, a multitude of treats which are good for your pet, and the price range is reasonable. They carry the Turkey Leg, which is what my dog is getting this year.
PetSmart Is always a good place to shop for a pet. They have a large variety, helpful salespeople that can help you choose, and reasonable prices. They are all across America and you can a local store by going to their website. You can also order online and have it delivered.
Pet Supplies Plus Is another choice place to shop for a pet. They also have a large variety with reasonable prices. You can find a local store by visiting their website or you can order online.
Hopefully, this will help in choosing a gift for that special member of the family which are inexpensive and guaranteed to make their tail wag.