The holidays are right around the corner! They really sneak up on you, huh? We want to help get the perfect dog gift!
We know your fur baby is one of the most important family members on your shopping list.
As holistic pet parents, we know you also care about your pet’s health and safety.
Listed below are our recommendations for safe, effective holistic dog gifts.
Gift #1 – Ollie’s Orca Natural Dog Toy $18.95
Your lucky pup will flip like a fish for Ollie’s Orca!
Ollie’s Orca lasts longer than most fabric toys due to its durable two-layer hemp construction.
The Orca has a weighted head, making it perfect for grabbing, shaking, and flipping.
Ollie’s Orca contains:
- Hemp canvas
- Thick organic denim for the belly
- Organic cotton stuffing
- Double-sewn seams
Ollie’s Orca, made in the USA (Indiana), contains no plastic and is machine washable.
Ollie’s Orca manufacturer Purrfectplay offsets their carbon footprint with a local land preservation fund and supports sustainable farming through a relationship with the Hemp Industries Association.
Purrfectplay is a member of Green America, AmericanMadeMatters, Indiana Grown, and the Hoosier Environmental Council.
Purrfectplay gives 5% of every sale to no-kill/rescue organizations.
Gift #2 – Big Shrimpy’s Original Bed $119.00 – $149.00
Big Shrimpy’s Original Bed comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
The outer cover has a 420 denier packcloth base and faux suede or soft fleece surface.
Odor and liquid-resistant ripstop nylon comprise the inner liner. Big Shrimpy’s stuffs their Original Bed with SmartFill, a polyester fiber made from recycled plastics.
Because Big Shrimpy’s Original Bed is machine washable and dryable, with component parts available separately, it could be the last dog bed you’ll need to buy.
If you want to part with your Big Shrimpy bed, you can send it back to the company to recycle the outer fabrics and filling.
Gift #3 – All-Natural, Whole Cow Ears for Dogs by Brutus & Barnaby $14.99
Brutus & Barnaby’s whole cow ears are not basted or treated and do not contain synthetic chemicals. This could be the perfect dog gift.
Soft cartilage wrapped in thin skin comprises the cow ears, making them easy to digest.
Cow ears provide your pup with fresher breath and an outlet for pent-up energy.
Brutus & Barnaby’s whole cow ears contain no bone and don’t crumble or splinter.
Harvested from free-range, hormone-free, grass-fed cattle, the USDA/FDA-approved cow ear makes a great alternative to traditional rawhides.
Gift #4 – doTerra Essential Oils $20 – $100
Although your pup can’t “play” with essential oils, they make a great gift!
Applied topically, frankincense and lavender are two of the best essential oils for dogs.
Lavender relaxes, relieves anxiety, and has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving healing characteristics.
Frankincense cleans minor cuts and sores and supports immune function. Used in conjunction with lavender, frankincense calms stress.
Also, we recommend doTerra, as their oils are pure and not mixed with contaminants.
Gift #5 – PET | TAO Treats $13.99 – $15.99
PET | TAO Treats contain single ingredients. For example, PET | TAO’s pork lung treats contain only 100% freeze-dried pork lung.
In addition, the PET | TAO treat line is based on the Yin-Yang and Five-Element Theories.
In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, the Five-Element Theory explains the relationship between the five naturally occurring elements in the environment.
Likewise, according to the Five-Element Theory, consuming specific foods promotes the function of one or more of the five major organs in the body.
For example, a dog with a cardiac disease would consume the heart to strengthen his or her heart.
PET | TAO offers the following varieties:
- Heart Treats
- Kidney Treats
- Liver Treats
- Spleen Treats
- Lung Treats
- Wild Salmon
Bonus Dog Gift for the Pet Parent! $10-$16
West Elm recently debuted its 2016 holiday collection of kitchen textiles and ornaments in support of the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
The eight-piece collection of tea towels and felt ornaments features caricatures of four social media famous pets:
- “Sir Charles Barkley” (@barkleysircharles)
- “Lionel the Hedgehog” (@lionelthehog)
- “Brimley the Cat” (@brimleycat)
- “Priscilla and Poppleton the Pigs” (@prissy_pig).
In addition, for every product purchased from the collection, West Elm will donate $1 to the ASPCA, with a minimum donation of $20,000 through January 31, 2017.
“Our collection is designed to support the many programs and services of the ASPCA, and help bring joy to animals in need,” Nancy Tsuei, West Elm senior vice president of merchandising, said in a press release.
“We are as delighted to celebrate the holidays with our pets as our customers care about sharing photos of their furry loved ones on social media.”
Finding thoughtful, natural products for your furry friend doesn’t have to be difficult.
Celebrate the holidays by indulging your pup with some new toys.
Does your dog have a favorite all-natural treat?
Check out PET | TAO’s line of holistic dog food and treats here!