Dear Santa Paws…This Year’s Must-Have Gift Guide for Pets

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Members of the American Pet Products Association reveal this year's top holiday gifts for pets and pet lovers

With an estimated spending on our pets in 2015 at over $60 billion, it’s no secret that pet owners consider their pets as part of the family. A portion of that spending goes to holiday gifts for their pets, with 51 percent of dog owners and 38 percent of cat owners buying their furry companion a gift for the holidays*. Below are a few of the many fantastic pet products hitting store shelves this holiday season, manufactured by members of the American Pet Products Association.

Everyone has a devout pet lover in their life, making these Christmas Balls by E&S Pets are the perfect present. With over 106 breeds of dogs and cats, there’s an ornament for every animal enthusiast’s tree. $10

Soft, fluffy, and squeaky, the Twisted Candy Cane dog toy by Petlou makes a great stocking stuffer. $14.99

Every dog loves mealtime, making the Fun Feeder Mini™ by Outward Hound a functional gift, as the interactive feeder helps slow eager pups down at mealtime, avoiding digestive upsets. $14.99

Super soft and adorable, the Holiday Moose by Simply Fido has moveable arms and legs for tugging fun and added durability. Made from organic cotton, this toy meets everyone’s standards. $16.99

An exciting game of peek-a-boo for cats, the Cheese Cat Toy by FroliCat has two holes that toy mice sporadically pop out of to keep kitty guessing. Use Play While You’re Away mode for surprise play sessions while working or running errands. $29.99

Any cat owner can see how irresistible the Birbug Telescopic Rod by Nekochan Enterprises would be. The rod has three length options and the unique bird/bug toy glides seamlessly as owners wave and dangle this interactive toy. $49

Give the gift of comfort with the Bumper Bed® by West Paw Design. Made in the USA and filled with completely recycled material, the cushion stays plush and the machine-washable cover makes it a breeze to clean. $99

For a perfect holiday treat, look no further than the Vanilla Snowflake Treats by Fruitables. Made with real snowflakes from Colorado, these crunchy treats boast pumpkin granola and yogurt for 9-calories of pure holiday cheer.

*2015/2016 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by American Pet Products Association

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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 1,100 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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