The holidays are in full force and Christmas is just around the corner. if you’re anything like us, there are plenty of errands left to run, family plans to schedule, and gifts to be bought. When it comes to your cat or dog, we can help you with that last one. From stocking stuffers to doggy treats to cat toys, we’ve compiled a guide of 10 holiday gift ideas to simplify your search for the perfect present. In line with our love for animals and the planet, the following items are responsibly made with the environment in mind.
West Paw’s Heyday Dog Bed
Named “One of the Best Small Companies in America” by Forbes Magazine, West Paw makes carefully designed pet products using a sustainable manufacturing approach. Their Heyday Bed is no different, and it’s one of the most durable dog beds on the market. Handmade in the U.S., stain resistant and machine washable, the Heyday Bed is covered with extra soft micro suede fabric and guaranteed free of harmful chemicals. And like all of West Paw’s pet beds, this bed is made from the company’s IntelliLoft eco-fiber, a stuffing that helps reduce waste by repurposing plastic water bottles.
Kids ‘N’ Pets’ Instant All Purpose Stain & Odor Remover
The trick with stain removers is finding one that’s both safe for use around pets (and people) and actually effective. Kids ‘N’ Pets’ Instant All Purpose Stain & Odor Remover checks off all the boxes. From pet stains to spills and everything in between, this all purpose stain remover can be used on carpet, mattresses, bedding and more. Best of all, it’s non-toxic, biodegradable and as the company states “completely safe for people, pets, and plants.”
Only Natural Pet’s Holiday Duck & Cranberry Biscuits
Your dog can eat like a king (or queen!) with Only Natural Pet’s Holiday Duck & Cranberry Biscuits. Made from a high-quality grain-free mixture of duck broth, cranberries and just a hint of mint, these biscuits will have your dog sidestepping the holiday dining table for his very own dog bowl.
Paw Street Barkery’s Winter Wonderland Organic Gift BoxIf you’re hoping to really spoil your pup this holiday season, look no further than the Winter Wonderland Organic Gift Box. Made from all organic ingredients, this gorgeous gift box includes a sampling of gourmet treats courtesy Paw Street Barkery: including dog-friendly Peanut Butter Cups, biscotti-like dog treats and various pup-safe cookies.
Dezi & Roo’s Hide and Sneak Cat Tunnel
Affordable, biodegradable, and handmade in the U.S by a team of veterinary professionals, the Hide and Sneak Cat Tunnel is a perfect gift for any cat or cat owner. Cats love its crinkly sounds and catnip-infused material, you’ll love its eco-friendly design and reasonable pricing.
Amazon Basics Dog Waste Bags with Dispenser
Deemed the best dog poop bags in the world by the New York Times product-vetting resource Wirecutter, Amazon Basics Dog Waste Bags are the ideal option for the majority of dogs and dog owners. Because dog poop bags aren’t really compostible or biodegradable in the traditional sense (dog poop should not be composted, and you don’t want dog poop loose in a landfill due to a biodegraded plastic bag), these bags are among the very best in the market. They’re durable, easy-to-use, include a leash clip, and come in large enough quantities to prevent frequent reordering—which cuts down on the product’s overall eco-footprint. However, if you absolutely must go biodegradable, we recommend Pets N Bags as an alternative.
West Paw’s Hurley Dog Bone
Another West Paw Design, the Hurley Dog Bone is an ultra durable, teeth-safe, dishwasher-safe, non-toxic (BPA-free, phthalate-free) chew toy guaranteed to last—if it doesn’t, they’ll replace it! And because it’s made from West Paw’s patented eco-friendly Zogoflex material, it’s endlessly recycable. Send it back to West Paw, and they’ll even recycle it for you.
Cedarcide Original Pet-Friendly Insect Repellent
Ruffwear’s Summit Trex Dog Boots
Dog boots are essential to protecting your dog’s paws during outdoors activities like hiking, as well in the winter when deicing salts and cold weather threaten their delicate pads. Made by performance dog gear company Ruffwear, the Summit Trex Dog Boots are a sustainably manufactured dog boot engineered for durability and extreme temperatures. These boots are tough enough to withstand the most demanding trail conditions, yet small and flexible enough to fit into your pup’s stocking.