The holiday season is officially here! It’s always great to find your loved ones gifts you know they will enjoy. Have you decided what to get your dog yet? Our canine friends also love getting special presents! Here, a Bucks County, PA vet suggests some great gift ideas for dogs.


Dogs appreciate comfy beds just as much as people do! Consider getting your furry buddy a new doggy bed. Keep Fido’s age, size, and breed in mind when you go shopping. For instance, senior dogs may enjoy the extra support of an orthopedic bed, while pups with thin fur may prefer heated beds. Ask your vet for recommendations.


Few things get that adorable tail wagging like the thought of a delicious treat! If you buy your canine companion’s snacks, choose brands with ingredients that you can both identify and pronounce. Of course, you can also make some special treats for your pet. You can find some great recipes for homemade doggy treats online. Just be sure to use only ingredients that are safe for Fido, such as shredded meat; cheese; eggs; and wheat germ oil. Ask your vet for specific advice.


Toys aren’t just fun for Fido: they’re actually very beneficial for him! Because playing helps dogs burn off some of their excess zoom, our canine buddies are often much calmer and better behaved after a fun play session. Your pup’s playthings also promote healthy activities, like running and jumping, and help keep him from getting bored. Doggy toys are not one-size-fits-all, however: be sure to choose things that are safe for your pet’s age, breed, and health. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Veterinary Appointment

Fido will be much healthier—and therefore happier—with proper veterinary care. All dogs should be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and current on all parasite control products and recommended vaccines. Regular exams are also very important. Schedule an appointment for your pooch. In the meantime, go ahead and give him a yummy treat.


Do you have a yard for Fido to run and play in? A doghouse is a great gift for Man’s Best Friend! Choose one that is well-insulated. When you set it up, make sure that the door faces away from prevailing winds.

Do you have questions or concerns about your dog’s health or care? Contact us, your Bucks County, PA animal clinic, today!