Five Easy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Dogs and Cats!
Valentine’s Day romance aside, your pet sitters know that what’s really most important to any pet parent is how to include their pets in fun holidays like these! We have found a few creative and pet-friendly ideas to make your pet’s Valentine’s Day special. Whether you’re staying in together, or leaving these gifts for us to give them while pet sitting them, we hope you enjoy!
Fashionable Felines, Dapper Dogs: Dogs and cats like to look fabulous for their selfies. Head over to Etsy.com for beautiful, handmade dog and kitty accessories to up any pet’s selfie game! We love this pink sweetheart bow tie for dogs, which comes in sizes XXS to XL. Your pup’s collar will slip through the bow’s thick elastic backing, making it easy to put on or remove.These cute ties are handmade by LittleDartDesigns for Furever Friends, which donates part of its profits to dog rescues. We can’t wait to see Boots in one of them!
Cute Collars. Which dog doesn’t love a new collar? Ours seem to know when they’re getting a pretty new one, and strut around the house feeling fancy. We love the sweet “Be Mine” collars from RogueCollar, which can be customized to your requirements. You can search all of Etsy.com for just the right handcrafted accessory, in just the right color for Valentine’s Day. Be careful; this site is almost as addicting as Pinterest, with all of its beautiful offerings and fun ideas!
Kitties love gifts, too. We adore these organic Catnip Strawberries! Another beautiful handmade item found on Etsy, the exterior of these chocolate-covered strawberries is fleece, and they are filled with organic catnip grown in the U.S. They come in packs of three and are so cute, we want to order them for our home (even though we don’t have cats)!
Healthy Valentine’s Day Dog and Cat Treats
Leashes and catnip are great, but the quickest way to most dogs’ and cats’ hearts is through their stomachs! We traveled the Internet to find the best cat and dog treat recipes, and have found our two favorite Valentine’s Day treats for dogs and cats. These treats are the perfect supplement to your pets’ diets. A little goes a long way!
Heart-Shaped Cranberry Cookies: Dogs will enjoy these crunchy, heart-shaped cookies, which are packed with healthy cranberries and coconut oil. We found the perfect recipe from PrettyFluffy.com. You’ll need the following to make them:
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3-4 tablespoons of coconut flour
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
Click here for the rest of the recipe.
Valentine’s Day Treats for Cats: Yes, you can make your cats their very own Valentine treats as well! Short on time? Bring home a pretty, pink watermelon and cut out heart-shaped pieces for a holiday-themed snack most kitties love. Is your cat a fish-aficionado? Then these tuna and catnip treats will make him go wild. You’ll need:
- 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, no salt added and packed in water, drained
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 heaping tbsp dried catnip
Read on for the recipe from Joybakes.com.
We hope we’ve started the proverbial ball rolling in your household. Did you already plan a special treat or gift for your pets on Valentine’s Day? Share with our readers, or post your photos on our Facebook page!
A founding member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, writing copy, and managing events. She also fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix and Nutmeg the Chiweenie.