Dogs are more than just pets. They’re like our children, and we treasure them as part of the family. They’re our companions. Our best friends. So it’s just natural that for the holidays you’ll want to treat your dog to an extra special gift.
Christmas is coming up fast. That means you likely are rushing around, finishing your shopping. Just don’t forget your pal! Here are five luxury items you can splurge on, and leave under the tree for your pooch.
Acme Diamond Encrusted Dog Whistle
If you’re into bling and really want to indulge … how about a diamond encrusted dog whistle ($170,000 CAD)? Acme, who are actually the inventors of the world’s first dog whistle, have just launched the most expensive one ever just in time for the holidays.
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Madra Mór Mud Bath For Dogs
Who doesn’t deserve a day at the spa every now and then? Well now your furry friend can chill and get all zen with the Madra Mór canine spa treatments. These are detox mud baths for dogs, and they’re quite popular with groomers and salons.
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The products really help dogs with chronic allergies, and itchy skin, leaving their coat soft and smooth. With choices from mango or coconut mud, to ‘soothing’ and ‘fortifying’ mud – these baths are touted as a way to “cleanse, protect and rejuvenate” your dog.
After a two-hour hike in the woods, a good mud bath is just the ticket for Fido to take a soak, and let all the worries just ease away.
$29 CAD for each 10oz pack
Washable Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
There’s nothing better than giving your dog a washable snuffle mat for large dogs. It is not only important to provide your dog with good food, but also to feed it properly. When your dog eats too quickly, it can cause vomiting, bloating, or digestive issues. When your dog searches for food hidden in the feeder, a snuffle mat can stimulate their irritated noses, gums, or tongues. Not only does it slow down his eating speed, but it also enhances his instinctive sense of animal instinct. Pet Parents’ slow dog bowls have a cinch-up design, making them a convenient option when traveling with your dog. $21.
Furbo Dog Camera
The Furbo Dog Camera is a perfect way to keep an eye on your dog when you’re out of the house for long stretches at a time. The compact, high-tech device is a lot of things at once.
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Just place it on a table or a shelf, and this wide-angle camera allows you to check in on your pup and see what it’s doing throughout the day. You can also talk with your dog via two-way audio, and even have the Furbo dispense treats.
And best of all, it’s also a safety device, alerting you of any worrisome activity like excessive barking, crying or howling. All of it controlled with the proprietary app, available on iOS and Android devices. What a clever way to stay connected while apart.
Now on sale for $199.00 CAD (usually retails for $299.00).
Casper Dog Bed
Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, and that goes for dogs, too. With so many choices out there, it’s hard to decide which dog bed to pick. But now comes a new entry into a crowded market.
From the makers of Casper mattresses, comes a dog bed unlike any other. It has a plush memory foam mattress that is sure to lull your pet into deep dreams of chasing tennis balls and squirrels.
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It comes in 3 different sizes (small, medium, large) and 3 different colors (blue, sand, grey). Guaranteed to have your pooch wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
($150 – $250 CAD)
This is the toy of the future… a ‘smart’ bone with wheels that your dog is sure to love. Connect it to an app on your phone and you’re ready to go. You can choose from nine different play motions that you control with a virtual joystick. You can also set it to interactive mode, and the bone will intuitively respond to your dog’s actions.
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Your pup will have fun chasing it around the living room, trying to catch it, as the Wickedbone spins, rolls or runs. The best part is that it’s surprisingly rugged, so you don’t have to worry about any internal electronics being damaged by rough play.
It works both indoors and out, and will keep your dog entertained for hours at a time. This is a wicked gift that is sure to amuse your four-legged friend – no bones about it.
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