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Dr. Ruth's Purrrfect Holiday Gifts for Pets

Posted December 14, 2012 in A Vet's Life

Dr. Ruth MacPete shares her picks for great holiday gifts for your pets!

It isn’t always easy finding the purrrfect gifts for your pets. With so many cool products available, how is a pet parent to choose? To make shopping for your pets a little easier this holiday season, I wanted to share some of my and my pets’ favorite gift ideas.

Oski’s picks
As you can tell from my Facebook page, I love dressing up my photogenic Boxer. If he wasn’t embarrassed enough, ©Ruff Ruff and Meow now make a line of pet and human clothing so he can wear the same clothes as his pet mom! Ruff Ruff and Meow has fashionable tank tops and bandanas for dogs and the humans that dress them. Go to their website,, to find out more and see their selection.

Oski loves to go on walks and he likes to look sharp. Whenever he wants that “GQ” look, he wears his matching collar and leash from Hartman & Rose. They have an extensive selection of fashion-forward collars and leashes for today’s fashionista pets. And when he wants to go for the hip look he wears his fancy collar from Hollywood Collars. To browse these collections, go to visit and

Oski understands that sometimes practicality trumps fashion. When hiking at the beach or in the mountains, nothing beats the Water Walker™ leash from The Refined Canine. Besides being a retractable leash that lets him explore, it contains a built-in water bottle and water bowl. It also holds waste disposal bags (i.e. poop bags) so you’re never caught empty-handed. Find it at

Elf’s pick
Elf’s name should have been Peter Pan because he’s my mischievous 2-year-old Devon Rex that never grew up. So I’m not surprised that his choice for the purrrfect gift is a toy. Like most cats, Elf loves laser pointers. Unfortunately, he never seems to get tired and wants to keep playing even after I’m pooped. FroliCat™ has come up with the perfect solution. Bolt™ is an interactive laser toy with an automatic mode that entertains your cat by directing laser lights randomly. If your cat eventually gets tired or bored, it will turn itself off automatically in 15 minutes. Bolt™ not only helps bring out your cat’s inner kitten, it keeps them healthy by promoting active play. Just remember

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