American Pet Products Association (APPA) Presents Holiday Gift and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Pets

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While shopping for friends and family this season, remember to check furry family members off the list.

As Christmas gift purchases for pets continue to surge (50 percent of dog owners and 36 percent of cat owners bought Christmas gifts for pets in 2012 according to APPA’s 2013/2014 National Pet Owners Survey), remember to check furry friends off the shopping list. On behalf of APPA and its hundreds of pet product manufacturing members, below are gift ideas for four-legged pals and pet-loving friends and family this season.

Holiday-Themed Gifts:

Festive toys by goDog feature tough Chew Guard™ Technology, adding durable mesh lining and double stitched seams for tough chewers. Available in multiple sizes, characters include Santa Dragon, Reindeer Dragon, Mrs. Claus and more. http://www.godogfun.com

Get pets into the holiday spirit and outfit them with PetMate’s Aspen Pet® Christmas Collars, featuring four festive holiday patterns and available in three sizes.

Spread the cheer and treat Fido to Three Dog Bakery’s Beg-Nog Latte, including soft-baked cookies flavored with cinnamon and vanilla in a fun to-go cup!

New for the holidays, Imperial Cat’s catnip mouse and stocking toy three-packs provide feline friends with plenty of fun and an extra pep in their paw throughout the season.

Providing Fido with a festive squeak this season, MultiPet’s Loofa® Santa elongated plush toys feature fun Santa hats and squeakers.

Stocking Stuffers:

Great for pets’ stockings, multipurpose Bionic toys provide plenty of fetch, tug and chew entertainment year round and are specifically designed to withstand tough chewing. http://bionicplay.com/products_urban-stick.html

Keeping Fido’s weight down over the holidays, Zuke’s Skinny Bakes are meat-free treats with a low-calorie crunch. Recipes feature all-natural ingredients including oatmeal, carrots, potatoes, blackstrap molasses, peanut butter and pumpkin.

Bring the mouse in the house this season with West Paw Design’s Barn Mouse toy for feline friends, made of durable faux suede, a soft underbelly and fun curled ears and wispy whiskers.

A perfect stocking stuffer for pet loving friends and family, pewter Accessory Hooks by Poochie Pets are perfect for hanging leashes and keys and are available in a variety of prints and themes. http://poochie-pets.net/product-category/hooks/

Gifts Under $25:

Give the gift of warmth with a Kurgo Stowe Jacket, a cozy dura-suede jacket designed for colder weather and outdoor adventures. The water-resistant jacket also features a quilted fleece underside for extra warmth and is available in multiple sizes. $16.00

Traditional and pedestal style ModaPet bowls feature BPA-free composites, are made of food grade polymer, microwavable, dishwasher safe and are extremely durable. Bowls feature non-slip bases to help keep them in place while pets eat. $14.95 - $24.95

A perfect gift for cats and owners, the FroliCat™ Flik™ is an automatic teaser that throws a string to engage cats in enthusiastic play. Watch your curious cat try to capture the string before it hides again. $24.95 http://store.petsafe.net/frolicat-flik

A great winter-time gift, the Soggy Doggy Super Shammy is great for drying your dog after he’s outdoors on a wet, snowy or muddy day. With convenient hand pockets at both ends, one size will dry any soggy dog. $19.99

For more information, images or interview opportunities, please contact Jamie Baxter at 775-322-4022 or Jamie(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 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. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

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