Diwali Gifts for Dogs: Festive Gifting Ideas for Your Pooch
The festive season is here! While humans exchange gifts with the special people in their life, there’s no reason our dogs and cats need to feel left out. Festivities take a toll on pets; with their family giving them lesser attention, a lot of new faces around the house and persistent chaos & noise. To make the festivities less stressful and more fun for your pet too, you must include them in the celebrations!
Now whether you parent a dog yourself or are a visiting a friend or family who does, getting a gift for the furry family members too will make them really happy and you’ll have some face licks, guaranteed! There are hundreds of options out there as to what you could get as a gift for a dog, from adorable to bizarre. But here are our top Diwali gifting ideas for dogs and cats that would help your furry friend have a better festive season.
1. The Gift of Good Health: DawgieBowl
Festivals celebrate new beginnings, and what’s a better time to get your pet on a healthy lifestyle? DawgieBowl offers 100% real, balanced meals, customized for your pet’s needs, delivered to your doorstep. If you thought that feeding your dog or cat healthy was going to be really difficult or expensive, it doesn’t have to be either.
Give up on all the excuses you’ve made until today to keep feeding your pet over-processed packaged kibble.
Food is the foundation of your pet’s health, it can really make or break the quality and even length of their life. Nothing says you really love your pet and care for them more than feeding them pure healthy food, instead of by-products and discards.
Check out dawgiebowl.com to know more. Or call us at 9452 666 222.
2. Anti-Anxiety Earmuffs
Celebrations bring with them noise; loud, blaring noise. Firecrackers, music, people, and whatnot. Dawgie ears are several times more sensitive than humans and they can hear the sounds times amplified. Do the dogs a favor as an apology from all mankind and get them a pair of earmuffs as Diwali gift. Earmuffs cover the dog’s ears, toning down the sound before falls on their ears.
You could try to find earmuffs at a pet store near you, or at an online. PoochMate has a nice collection of ear muffs for dogs, that are both trendy and functional.
3. Collar Name Tag
We cannot emphasize enough on the absolute necessity of having a tag on your dog or cat. When its the times of festivities, it becomes all the more essential. This Diwali, get your pet a collar name tag with their and your information on it. Just in case they wanders away, the person who finds them could return them to you with minimal hassle.
You could find customized name tag providers for your dog over the internet. The prices range from anywhere between Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 depending on your choice.
4. Pet-Safe Essential Oils
Smell is an important sense in dogs. They can smell scents 40 times stronger than humans. The smoke and odor during festivals through firecrackers affects them stronger than it affects us. Essential oils prove effective in overpowering these and calming them at the same time. You could drop a couple of drops in a diffuser, or massage around your pet’s ears in diluted form. Ensure you start slow and look out for irritation and any other negative effects.
Of the many essential oils you could choose from, the best are Lavender (induces a calming and peaceful effect in dogs), Lemongrass (repels mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks, improves dog’s skin), and Spearmint (aids weight loss, helps in diarrhea, stimulates bladder). Navarasas by Nikki offer an interesting range of oil blends for dogs.
You could find bottles of essential oils at your nearest pharmacy or online. Make sure that the oils you buy are labeled pet-safe. Always ensure you do not buy low-quality or chemical reconstitutes (commonly marketed as diffuser oils, aroma oils, etc). They can have adverse to no effects on your pet. A 5ML bottle of a decent-quality essential oil can cost you anywhere between Rs. 450 to Rs. 700.
Keep your dog away from traditional sweets meant for humans as they may contain sugar, chocolate, nuts or other ingredients that are toxic for pet dogs and cats. If you decide to indulge your pet, make sure the treats are pet-friendly and safe for your pooch.
Above all, do not forget to shower your dawgie with lots of love. Be there for them among the chaos and do not leave them alone. Many pets tend to face severe anxiety that may lead to behavioral and dietary changes in them. They may even temporarily stop eating. Pets that are provided well nutritionally may have an easier time coping with the changes festivals bring along. So, ensure your pets are being fed well in general.
You could also choose to give your pet, a gift of good nutrition by subscribing to a DawgieBowl meal plan for him or her.
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