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Dog Gift

Honor man's best friend with a pet gift

Pet lovers know that animals need to feel loved and appreciated just as much as humans. And if that pet just happens to be known as man's best friend, springing for a dog gift or a dog lover gift is the perfect way to show he or she is living up to the title.

There are a number of occasions where it's fun to give a dog gift, whether you're the pet owner or just a friend. The dog's birthday (or more commonly the day the dog joined the family), the holidays, or to congratulate someone on getting a dog are all great times to have fun with a pet gift or pet lover gift.

Gifts for Dogs

Whether you're looking for a gift for your dog or for someone else's, there are a few gift ideas that are sure to make a pet feel appreciated:

  • Dog Gift Basket. A dog gift basket (like any pet gift basket) can be a combination of many things, from food and treats to toys, blankets, a new collar, food bowls and more.
  • Dog Toy. While some dogs have their old favorites when it comes to toys, you never know when a new toy is going to be a winner. Just make sure you choose a toy that suits the animal -- a Chihuahua, for example, might have a hard time with a heavy rubber ball toy, while a German Shepherd will likely tear through a flimsy plush toy.
  • Collars and Accessories. Who says dogs don't need to stay up on fashion trends? A new dog collar or an accessory, such as a sweater or handkerchief, can give your dog or someone else's a whole new look.
  • Grooming Tools. Cleanliness and hygiene are important to dog owners. Grooming tools like nail clippers, fur brushes and biscuits that promote healthy teeth and gums are a good choice for conscientious pet owners.

Gifts for Dog Lovers

If you have a dog lover in your life, a present that honors man's best friend can be a great gift. Books on types of dogs or even dog-themed calendars and day-planners are often a good source for getting more information on different breeds of dogs and their behaviors. Magnets, bumper stickers and other accessories with pictures or funny messages about dogs are a more light-hearted gift that will bring a smile to the face of any dog lover.

One of the most difficult gifts to choose is a sympathy gift to a dog owner who has lost a beloved pet. There are many items that can pay tribute to a lost pet, including memory boxes, commemorative garden stones, photos accompanied with a poem about animal loss and much more. For a personal touch, you may want to compile a scrapbook filled with photos and memories about the dog that you collect from family and close friends.

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