For many people, our pets are an extension of our family and animal lovers everywhere will no doubt be looking to treat their four-legged friends this Christmas.
Treats, gifts and even an extra belly scratch can make your pooch feel extremely loved this festive season.
Lintbells, manufacturers of natural pet supplements has put together a few ways you can make sure your pets get that festive pampering they truly deserve.
Create a stocking
Everyone loves a Christmas stocking, and dogs are no exception. You can either buy a ready-made stocking or create your own with personalised treats you know your dog will enjoy. Fill it with fun new toys and tasty treats that can help maintain their general health and wellbeing. So many treats in one small package, your four-legged friend is sure to love it.
Take a festive walk
It may be tempting to become one with the sofa after a hearty turkey dinner but remember that your dog still needs a walk. Wrap up warm and have a brisk winter stroll. Why not even bring along the family and make it a group outing? It could turn into a fun Christmas tradition.
Pamper your pooch
Another perfect Christmas gift is a brand-new bed. Keeping an old dog bed for too long can lead to it becoming dirty and covered in germs. Giving your best friend a new bed for Christmas will mean they have a nice new cosy place to relax in during the Christmas period.
Bake some dog friendly treats
Nothing shows more love than hand making someone’s present, and while your dog may not realise their treats are handmade, they’ll be as grateful as if they did. Carrots, apple sauce, banana and peanut butter are great for making dog-friendly cakes and biscuits. There are lots of recipes online, some of which are human-friendly as well, so everyone can enjoy them. Make sure you check in with your vet before indulging in these treats with your dog. Giving your dog their own treat or toy will also keep them occupied and lessen their interest in what you’re eating over the festive season.
Finally, Christmas is all about time with your loved ones and your dogs will definitely agree that the best present you could give them is endless amounts of love and adoration. So, make sure you spend some quality time with your pup, whether that be playing a game with him or just cuddling up to watch that popular Christmas movie. Your pets will love you for it and you’ll create some wonderful memories.