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MJ Wixsom: Picking the Perfect Pet Gift

Published on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM.

As the holiday season dawns upon us, the warmth of giving to our beloved companions spreads.

As we bask in the joy of Christmas, let us not overlook our faithful friends who enrich our lives with their unconditional love.

Amidst the exchange of gifts and happiness, it’s the perfect time to consider gifts that cater to the well-being of our pets.

Celebrating Christmas with pets means diving into a world of joy and shared moments.

A cozy bed for a sleepy cat, a moving toy for a playful dog, or a scratching post for a mischievous kitty — all these gifts hold the promise of happiness and comfort for our furry companions.

However, beyond the pleasure of these tangible gifts, one of the most precious gifts is the gift of health.

This season, consider gifting something truly valuable: a gift card for veterinary care.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, ensuring the well-being of our pets is a gesture of love that resonates year-round.

Whether it’s a routine checkup, vaccination, or unexpected medical attention, these gift cards can give pet parents peace of mind and ensure our beloved family members receive the care they need. Get what they deserve.

I would like to emphasize the importance of active fitness. Just as we prioritize our health with regular doctor visits, our pets are not just gifts; It’s an investment in their long-term health and happiness.

Additionally, let’s explore a range of pet-friendly treats and toys that promote physical and mental stimulation.

Puzzle toys for cats, interactive feeders for dogs, or even a subscription box full of healthy treats can contribute to their enrichment and overall well-being.

While we decorate our homes with twinkling lights and festive decorations, let’s create a space that caters to the needs of our pets as well.

Pet-friendly decorations, safe spaces away from the holiday center, and a close eye on festive hazards like tinsel and holiday plants ensure a safe and happy environment for our furry companions.

In conclusion, let’s embrace the spirit of giving, not just by sharing material gifts, but by nurturing the health and happiness of our pets.

A gift card for veterinary care doesn’t come wrapped in fancy paper, but it’s worth the price.

This Christmas, let’s bring joy not just to ourselves, but to the whole family — including those with four paws and a wagging tail.

May your holiday season be filled with love, warmth and the pleasant company of your beloved friends.

Wishing you and your pets a happy and relaxing Christmas!

MJ Wixsom, DVM MS is an Amazon best-selling author who practices at Guardian Animal Medical Center in Fleetwoods. GuardianAnimal.com 606-928-6566

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