Christmas Ideas for Pets

What does the modern household pet get up to on Christmas day? Of course it busies itself with the presents like all the other members of the family! Many pets receive a token from their dear  ones on Christmas Day- and often show more gratitude than some others in the family! Experts  from Maxi Zoo give some tips on which presents are suitable and currently in fashion.

Present Suggestions
Advent calendars with treats for dogs, cats and rodents are particularly nice for your pet who should  Be taking part in the run up to Christmas. However, animals can’t open the little doors themselves –  Masters and mistresses have to help them with that. The younger members of the family in particular will want to do something nice for their furry friends. And because home-made presents
are always the best, children get a lot of fun from creating a Yuletide surprise for their pet together with the whole family. One original idea is a Christmas tree for rodents. It is made from wood and branches and decorated with treats for the cuddly house-mates. A dried pig’s ear or a wheat germ chewy-bone from under the Christmas tree will always go down well with the dog – best wrapped up in paper which makes unpacking the present a lot of fun! The cat will be pleased with a new scratching tree and will show its appreciation by leaving the Christmas tree in peace. A squeaky toy in the shape of a snowman or field mouse will also provide great entertainment during the holiday break. Among the special items for cats and dogs alike are real gemstone pendants. The pendants relate to the signs of the zodiac and are meant to have a positive effect on the well-being of the animal. The green aventurine, for example, is supposed to give a healthy, glossy coat.
Christmas Dinner.

Many pet owners want to do something special for their pet at Christmas and feed them from the table, which can lead to health problems with many house pets. The Christmas feast is normally too fatty and strongly flavoured for them. Left-over bones,especially poultry bones, are dangerous because they can splinter when chewed and injure the digestive tract. Chewy-bones made from buffalo or cattle skin are better. For great Christmas fun, there are also snack chews in the shape of crooks, gingerbread men, Santa Claus boots and other Christmassy themes. As well as this, dog or cat food with salmon or duck will comfort your four legged friend for not being able to partake in the Christmas feast together with the rest of the family.

So the giving of gifts to your pet makes a lot of sense – as long as the gift suits the pet and is not just
to satisfy human needs, say the Maxi Zoo animal experts. And whoever still finds time to play with
their pet, will be guaranteed to have fun. In the end, giving animals a present is like giving one to


Call into your local store today to discuss your small animals personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts