'Tis the Season

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Holiday preparations can be stressful. A quick break for petting, playing with, or just snuggling your pet can be really restorative! 

It's fun to shop for them, too. There is such a variety of toys available for cats, dogs, birds and small animals. For those who like to get creative, baking dog treats, making stuffed catnip toys, and even spreading peanut butter on a pine cone, rolling it in birdseed and hanging it in the yard for feathered friends will delight the critters and boost your holiday spirits.

Dogs really enjoy tearing into wrapped gifts, and of course kitties are some of the best gift-wrapping assistants we know!

In addition to presents, everyday gifts abound. Strolling with the pup to see neighborhood holiday displays will give you both a breath of fresh air and a welcome energy boost, nicely breaking up the most frenzied days of holiday preparations.

If you’ll be away for a few hours some days, give the dog a walk so she’ll be happy to nap while you’re away. Then when you return, you both can snuggle into that new throw, reveling in knowing the true meaning of “comfort and joy.”

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