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November 10, 2021
‘Tis the Season for Holiday Pet Products, Courtesy of the American Pet Products Association
Celebrate the season of giving with toys, treats, and more for the pets and pet lovers in your life
STAMFORD, CONN. (Nov. 10, 2021) – The holiday season is upon us, andThe American Pet Products Association(APPA) has rounded up some of the best festive Thanksgiving and holiday products, perfect for the pets and pet owners on your gift list.
“According to the 2021-2022 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, the most common occasion dog and cat owners buy pet gifts is for Christmas, with 45% and 35% of dog and cat parents, respectively, purchasing gifts for pets during the holidays,” said APPA President & CEO Steve King. “This is a wonderful time of year to show some extra love to the pets and pet parents in your life.”
Read on for a list of Thanksgiving- and holiday-themed pet products, courtesy of APPA members:
Pet House has you covered with candles to keep your home smelling festive and fresh all winter long. The Pecan Pie candle is perfect for Thanksgiving Day, with a fragrance that blends nutty pecans, sweet maple, toasted coconut with a hint of vanilla, and buttery pie crust. The Holidays Fur All candle combines classic fragrances reminiscent of the holiday season, including fir needles, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, to keep your house smelling its best and eliminate 99% of pet odors.
For pet parents looking for an easy way to clean pets’ teeth this holiday season, check out WHIMZEES® Dental Chews. The Fall Dental Chews come in a festive variety pack of pumpkin and fall leaf shapes, while the Holiday chews are snowman- and tree-shaped. All WHIMZEES® chews prevent bad breath and fight the build-up of plaque and tartar. Pet parents love their effectiveness, and dogs love the taste!
Old Mother Hubbard Fall Favorite & Winter Fun P-Nuttier Dog Biscuits and Jingle Jangle Dog Treats
The Fall Favorite & Winter Fun P-Nuttier Dog Biscuits by Old Mother Hubbard, made from natural ingredients, are great options for pet parents looking for a sweet treat for their furry friends. The biscuits come in fun shapes and are oven-baked to preserve their natural flavor. The Jingle Jangle Natural treats come in festive holiday shapes and include wholesome ingredients that allow you to feel good about giving your pup a reward that is healthy and heartfelt.
Skout’s Honor Evergreen Probiotic Shampoo + Conditioner is a festive grooming option for pets that keeps them smelling like winter forests, earthy cedarwood, and sweet pine. The scientifically proven probiotic blend helps to support pets’ natural defenses for naturally balanced and healthier-looking skin and coat.
Trim your tree with the brand new Friskies Party Mix Ornament. Filled with Friskies Party Mix™, it’s the perfect gift for your feline companion. Save it for Christmas morning or open it sooner and celebrate with delicious treats throughout the holidays.
Zen Cave and Corner Cave by Zen Habitats
For anyone with a pet reptile, look no further than Zen Habitats, which offers innovative products developed to house pets and better their health and wellness. The Zen Cave and Zen Corner Cave release infrared-C and give reptiles a spot to bask, crucial to their health. These caves are easy to clean, making them a great gift for kids or new pet owners.
Santa Paws Cookies by Country Vet Naturals are great stocking stuffers for your pup. The all-natural, heart- and pine tree-shaped treats are served in Christmas-themed packaging and will leave your dog wanting more!
The Feastivities Advent Calendar by Fancy Feast is the very first advent calendar to feature Fancy Feast cat food cans in a delicious 24-can countdown ahead of the Christmas holiday. The Stocking Stuffer Sleeve includes holiday feast-inspired flavors ideal for inserting in your cat’s holiday stocking. Flavors for each range from Fancy Feast classics like Tender Beef & Chicken Feast Classic Pate to new limited-edition holiday recipes like Yuletide Turkey Feast in Gravy.
Dogs will go crazy for the 12 Days of Treats & 24 Days of Treats Advent Calendars by Purina. Pet parents and pups can count down to the holidays and enjoy the festivities together with Beggin’ Strips and Busy Bone dog treats.
The Brutus Bone Broth Starter Kit gives dogs a taste of all of Brutus Bone Broth’s tasty treats, including several flavors of bone broth, bone broth biscuits, and more. The Bone Broth delivers several health and wellness benefits for dogs, such as aiding digestion, inflammation, joint health, and more to keep them healthy through the holidays and beyond.
Looking for a fun accessory to help keep your pet warm during the winter months? Look no further than the Huxley & Kent Buffalo Check Trapper Hat. The festive trapper-style hat features a SnugFit toggle system to stay in place while keeping dogs and cats cozy in cold weather conditions, and the brand even offers a cute matching scarf!
Kittybelles Nip Nog Cat Toy by Huxley & Kent will keep your cat entertained throughout the holiday season. With a festive holiday flavor, cats will love the organic catnip batting toy.
Cat owners should be sure to add some Metro Bliss Nip & Stix to their cats’ stockings this year. Metro Bliss® by Metro Paws® is a new line of catnip products sourced from the mountains of Asia and infused with organic Silvervine Catnip to bring your cat to a state of utter bliss. Metro Bliss Nip encourages play and positive training, while Metro Bliss Stix offers digestive and dental health.
Jones Natural Chews has pet owners covered this holiday season with their Holiday Bone and Canine Christmas Crunchers chews. The Holiday Bone is the perfect treat for medium to large dogs and makes for a great special occasion treat. Canine Christmas Crunchers features an assortment of natural chews to keep dogs entertained for hours and learn which type of chew they enjoy best.
Your pets deserve the best this Christmas season, like INDULGE Dog Bowls, which are guaranteed to stand the test of time. These food-grade, dishwasher safe bowls are made from double-walled stainless steel and are BPA-free, non-slip, and non-tip.
The Check Pet Medium Bowl and Pet Saucer feature a fun black and red buffalo check design to fit in with holiday décor. These break resistant pet essentials are made with BPA-free melamine and include a non-skid silicone base to prevent sliding, ensuring these quickly become holiday staples in the house.
The Warren London Dog Gift Box is a fantastic gift for pets and pet parents. The gift box contains all the essentials necessary to keep your dog looking, feeling, and smelling great, including shampoo, conditioner, cologne, nail polish, and more.
PROUD by PRIDE+GROOM is a grooming must-have. The scented spray designed for dogs is an instant mood lifter for any pup needing a bit of freshening to eliminate odors effectively.
Scratch Square Grooming Toys for Dogs and Cats are great gifts for curious pets, igniting their agility and enthusiasm in both. The Scratch Square files your pet’s nails and saves you the stress of nail clipping. Simply placing a treat inside the board encourages pets to scramble for it. The graded surface will gently file their nails without inflicting any pain on their paws.
The winter elements can be tough on your pets’ paws. Give the gift of paw protection with PAWZ Paw Essentials, featuring PAWZ Dog Boots, MAX WAX, and SANIPAW sanitizing wipes. The reusable, waterproof natural rubber dog boots protect paws from ice, snow, salt, and liquid chlorine, while the sanitizing wipes and paw wax clean and condition paws.
The dooloop is a perfect stocking stuffer for any dog walker. This modern leash accessory is a hands-free dog poop bag holder, perfect for those who would rather not walk around swinging bags of dog poop in hand! It’s small, useful, lightweight, affordable, and fits on any dog leash.
Dogs will love the gift of Lulubelles Fireball Dragon this holiday season! The plush toy features an extra layer of durable mesh fused on the inside to withstand even the toughest bites.
The Petsport Holiday Line will keep your pet entertained all winter long with fun holiday designs perfect for the holiday season. The collection includes cute, holiday gnome toys that any pup would be happy to find under the tree this winter.
For more information, product samples, images, or interview opportunities, please email APPA@fwv-us.com.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN PET PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following APPA Gives Back initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit AmericanpPetProducts.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.