My Furry Valentine
February 9, 2011 |
By Zootoo Pet News Staff
| Category: Entertainment
| 3 comments
Tags: entertainment, lifestyle & trends, products, valentine's day pet gifts, valentine's day cat gifts, heart-shaped pet toys, heart-shaped pet gifts, valentine's day dog gifts, bird toys, heart-shaped bird toy
Affordable gifts to pamper your pet.
If you're thinking of spoiling your four-legged friend with a Valentine's Day pet gift, you're not alone. Last year the average amount spent by pet owners over the Valentine's Day holiday increased -- even as spending on significant others decreased!
The options -- from simple and sweet to indulgent -- are almost limitless, so if you think your pet deserves a little extra love (or a lot), here are a few affordable options you might want to consider.
Make your pet feel like he's at the spa with the snuggly Dog Bathrobe from Harry Barker (pictured). 100% terry cloth with Velcro closure and ties, this posh pooch gift is available for only $6.40.
Spice up your canine's couture with the Happy Times Ribbon Collar. Available in a range of catchy designs, such as one using the word "Adopted" with a heart-shaped "O", these machine-washable collars also feature soft nylon webbing.
For your feline valentine, try the Valentine Catnip Heart Pillow Toy from Local Harvest. And as a special Valentine's Day treat, all proceeds from the toy's sales go to veterinary expenses for rescued stray, feral and special needs cats.
Your pet doesn't need diamonds to have a little extra bling on her collar -- just add the "I Do" collar charm from FouFou Dog. Retailing for $6.99, the charms are also available in bone, butterfly, and heart shapes.
Valentine's Day gifts have even gone to the birds -- with the Heart Shaped Wood with Bell bird toy. Featuring varying bell bars with different tones, the toy retails for an affordable $3.95.
Finally, pamper your dog with the healthy, all-natural Newman's Own Organics Dog Treats. As a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from these heart-shaped snacks goes to help pet charities.
Your pet is sure to love any gift from you this Valentine's Day, but if you don't have the budget this year for new toys or treats, here's a little secret that you already know. More than anything, your pet wants to spend some time with you: a nice long walk in the park, maybe a toss of the ball, or just a good snuggle.
At the end of the day, Valentine's Day is about showing your loved one what's in your heart. And as long as you show your pets you love them any way you can, they will return the sentiment tenfold.
Are you planning to get your pet a Valentine's Day gift? Tell us below!
3 years ago
Thanks for all the suggestions! I am planning on getting my dog a lot of cute things for Christmas. I bet he would love a bath robe to keep him warm! I have been thinking about getting him these bully sticks too. Have you heard of them before? I have heard a lot of good things.
3 years ago
Skitters just enjoys puppy kisses and attention although I am sure she would enjoy the neighbor's dog Dakota pruposing to her too. Despite the fact that she is spayed she has a giant crush on him. She is a little rat terrier and he is a big collie mix. Ahhh Love. As for shorty he is trying to work his magic on Teddy even though both my kitties are spayed and nuetered too.
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