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The Holidays Are Coming: What To Get The Dog That Has Everything

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The holidays are almost here. Have you picked out the gifts for your favorite canine family member? If you haven't, it's not too late. You still have plenty of time to pick out the perfect gift. Don't settle for the traditional chew toys, festive sweaters, and beds. Although those are good gifts, there are some gifts that will be even better than choices for your canine companions. Here are just four suggestions for the dog that has everything:

A Tracking Device

If your dog likes to roam the neighborhood, even though you don't want it to, you need to give it the gift of safety. Give your dog a tracking device; one that will let you know where your dog is at all times, or that will notify animal control that it has a loving family that's looking for it. A dog collar with a built-in tracking device will alert you when your dog wanders too far away from home. A microchip will alert animal control should your dog wander away from home and end up in the pound. For maximum protection, it's a good idea to get your dog both for the holidays.

A Puzzle Feeder

If your dog gets easily bored or is slightly overweight, give your dog something that will keep its curiosity piqued, and keep it active while it eats. Give your dog a puzzle feeder. Once the puzzle feeder is filled with food, your dog will need to work to get to it. That means your dog won't get to just lounge around while it eats. Your dog will be kept active and entertained during every meal time.

A Mail-Order Membership

If your dog likes surprises and enjoys getting gifts year-round, give it the gift that keeps on giving. Give it a mail-order membership that delivers unique canine-friendly gifts each month throughout the year. Your dog will get tasty treats and new toys on a monthly basis, which means it will be surprised with a new gift all year long.

A Trip to the Veterinarian

If your dog holds a special place in your heart, give it the gift of good health. Give it a trip to the veterinarian. Annual checkups with the veterinarian will ensure that your dog is healthy and strong. Not only that, but while they're at the vet, they can check in with the groomer for a shampoo and a trim. They can also have a dental exam while they're there.

Contact a vet office like Elizabethton Veterinary Clinic for more information and assistance.