8 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas for Pets & Pet Owners

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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.

Cedarcide All-Purpose Cleaner

The trick with household cleaners is finding one that’s both safe for use around pets (and people) and actually effective. Thankfully, our Cedarcide All-Purpose Cleaner  checks off all the boxes.
Cedarcide All-Purpose Cleaner is a gentle yet powerful alternative to chemical-based household cleaners. Handcrafted with essential oils, naturally sourced ingredients, and other non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients, our all-purpose cleaner is safe for people, pets and the environment. 


Dr. Karen Becker’s 100% Natural Pet Snacks

Named a “Top Pick” by Whole Dog Journal for taste, health and overall quality, Warrior Bites are a 100% natural, grain-free, filler-free, GMO-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free and steroid-free treat for dogs. Formulated by Dr. Karen Becker, one of the world’s top holistic veterinarians and experts on animal nutrition, Warrior Bites are handmade from USDA-inspected human grade beef liver. We also love that every bag purchased supports canine soldiers, canine police officers, search and rescue canine teams and other military service dog divisions!

Dr. Becker also handcrafts natural cat treats! Her organic, grain-free, gluten-free Cat Snack Bites are our personal favorites. Cat Snack Bites are handmade from 100% USDA-inspected human grade beef liver. Cat Snack Bites also include organic catnip for added enjoyment!


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 WirecutterAmazon 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

Designed for people, pets and indoors, Cedarcide Original is a naturally-sourced insecticide and repellent made in the U.S. from all natural cedar. A few spritz before the dog park, hiking or other outdoor play, will keep you and your pet protected from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Cedarcide Original’s unique formula is non-staining and dries quickly. The 1 oz. and 2.5 oz. sizes make for awesome stocking stuffers.


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.


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