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Holiday Gifts for Puppies

December 16 2022

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you a last minute panic shopper? Whichever camp you fall into on that one, be sure to pick out something for Fido! Of course, you’ll need to keep your furry pal’s age in mind when shopping. If your canine companion is still a baby, read on! A Champaign, IL vet lists some cute holiday gifts for little Fido in this article.

Pupscription Box

Subscription boxes have gotten really popular over the last few years, and it isn’t hard to see why. It’s a great option for a gift that keeps on giving! There are several versions available for our four-legged friends. You can pick and choose which is best according to your pup’s size, age, and personality. Remember to film little Fido as he gets his mail every month! 

Chew Toys

Puppies are basically furry little chewing machines. When little Fido is about 3-4 months old, his adult teeth will start coming in. (Note: most dogs have 42 choppers.)  This process can be quite painful, so puppies instinctively gnaw on, well, everything. Making sure your adorable pet has suitable chew toys now will pay off later, as your canine buddy will have learned good chewing petiquette from the start. (Tip: Kong toys are great options.)

GPS Tags

Dogs are very loyal, but they are also hardwired to run after things and explore. One invention we definitely give two paws up for is the GPS tag. There are several different versions of these available, and they all have different options for things like subscription rates and packages, technology used, battery life, and reach. Do some research before checking out!


This one is a no-brainer, of course. Just stick with healthy options!

Grooming Supplies

Get little Fido used to being groomed now, so he’ll think of his beauty sessions as a normal thing. Clippers, paw balm, nail grinders are good peticure options. Your canine friend will also benefit from doggy dental products. Talk about ‘pawesome’ stocking stuffers! 

Smart Toys

Puppies are curious, playful, and energetic, and they need lots of durable playthings. Little Fido may have a blast with a modern toy, such as a tennis ball launcher or an interactive ball. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Good Friends Animal Hospital, your local Champaign, IL animal clinic. Contact us anytime!

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