Title: Gift Giving: Buying gifts for our pets and its benefits
Most pet owners consider their fur baby a member of the family. So, with the many holidays that are coming up, you may be thinking about getting your pet a gift or two or three.
Dogs and cats are very aware of the celebrations and the holidays. They are very perceptive and pick up on our excitement or emotions for the holidays and celebrations, maybe even more than we think.
Just like giving a gift to a human can be exciting for you, the giver, as well as for the receiver- the same goes for giving a gift to your pet. They feel your excitement and love and in return you feel theirs. Giving your fur baby a gift can be an amazing moment to share with each other.
Today, I want to share with you how giving your pets a gift can have several benefits, both for your furry friend and for you as a pet owner.
How you may be asking? Well, let's get into it right now.
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Benefits of Giving a Gift to Your Pet:
1. Giving your pet a gift lifts your mood.
Not only does your pet get excited about receiving the gift you got them, you too can feel that elation from their reaction. It goes both ways!
Oftentimes, pets don’t really care what it is you give them- they’re just thrilled that you got them something new.
Whether it be a new chew toy or a catnip toy- they are so appreciative and receive your gift with so much joy. And that excitement can’t help but rub off on you. So, next time you give your pet a gift- stop and take note of how it makes you feel. I guarantee you’ll have a smile on your face!
2. Gifts give your fur baby encouragement and support
We can tell our pets how much we appreciate them, but sometimes the words can get lost in translation. However, giving your pet a gift tells them how much you appreciate them being around. So much so that you want to see them happy. It lets them know in a 🙂 nonverbal way you’re so glad they are in your life and want them to feel that gratitude with a special gift. It’s the perfect way to say “I love you!” to your fur baby.
3. Giving a gift may help strengthen the bond between you and your pet.
Giving them a gift gives you both the opportunity to play and bond with each other. Think about the times you took your dog outside in a new coat to play fetch or got that cat toy on a string out for your cat to wrestle with. It’s in those moments that you are bonding with your fur baby. Just like when you spend time with your other family members and have those moments together, giving a pet a gift can create those moments with them as well.
4. There’s a feeling of unspoken comfort and security that happens when giving a gift to your pet.
This one goes both ways. Your pet has such an amazing way of comforting you and making you feel so secure without even asking for anything in return. So, when you repay them with a gift, it can give them a sense of comfort and security that you’re always going to take care of them, no matter what. It’s a beautiful connection you can share together.
5. Giving gifts to your pet can provide moments of fun and connection with each other.
Last but certainly not least- giving your fur baby a gift can provide endless moments of fun and connection. Whether it’s playing tug-a-war with the new chew toy or hide and seek with some new treats you got for your cat. Every one of these moments can provide endless hours of connection and fun with them.
As pet owners, we know that each dog and cat has their own personality and when you play with them you get to see how silly, funny and unique they really are. These moments can make you laugh and be playful- something, as adults, we don’t do often enough.
Giving the perfect gift
Now that you know some of the benefits of gift giving, you may want to know what gifts to give!
I put together some of my favorites for each holiday/season coming up:
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1. Halloween Gifts, Collars, Treats and Costumes
2. Fall Gifts, Collars, and Treats
3. Thanksgiving Gifts and Clothes
With all the amazing holidays and celebrations coming up, I want to encourage you to brush up on safety tips so you can include your pet in all of the fall and winter holiday fun!
Take a look at the blog posts I wrote last year so you can make sure your pet is kept safe and out of harm's way during this special time of year.
Keep your pet safe during Halloween and Thanksgiving Blog
I hope this post sheds some light on how giving gifts to pets is absolutely a good idea. And remember, next time you’re out shopping for a gift for a family member or a holiday comes up, don’t hesitate to pick up a new toy or collar for your furry family member as well. They will thank you, trust me!
Happy Gift Giving!