When the silly season sets in, it can be easy to forget about spoiling your furry friends. Don't overlook them this Christmas, though. Here are some fantastic ways to show your pets how much you love them.
If your beloved animals are usually on strict healthy meal plans, now might be the perfect time of year to let them have a treat or two.
Many dogs love peanut butter, which is a great source of protein, healthy fats and vitamin E. Choose raw, unsalted varieties to avoid damaging your dog's health and keep these in the fridge for a cool treat this summer. Smear some on or inside a chewy toy and watch them enjoy it for hours!
There are plenty of biscuit and cracker recipes available to show your feline friends you care this Christmas. Add tuna, salmon and dry cat food for a delicious and nutritious snack.
This is a gift the whole household can enjoy - a picture of your pet! Book in for a professional photography session and dress your animal up to the nines for the photoshoot of a lifetime. You never know what a diva your pet can turn into when the cameras are out! Get the photos developed and your favourites blown up to be framed on your wall.
If you have a gifted artist in the family, or wish to seek the services of a pro, you could get a majestic oil portrait of your pooch to hang above the fireplace.
Toys and catnip
As much as you may want to buy expensive and flashy gifts for your pets, often the things they love the most are the cheapest. It's simple - cats love catnip, and any toys containing it. Dogs can be amused for hours by squeaky toys and a simple tennis ball. If your budget is tight but you still want to show your pets you care, consider buying small but useful toys for them.