10 Great Gifts Under $10 for Your Furry Family


NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The holidays have long been a time to celebrate with family. More recently, people have included pets in their holiday gift giving.

An American Humane Association survey shows that 57% of American households have a pet and one in nine consider their pets a member of the family. The survey also shows that 63% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners give their pets a gift at Christmas.

Whether your canine or feline family will actually open a wrapped gift or not, we’ve compiled a list of 10 great pet presents for your furry one that will not break your budget:

1. Roaring back: Dinosaurs have made a comeback, at least in the realm of dog toys. One of the best-selling dog toys on Amazon.com is the Nylabone Durable Dental Dinosaur Chew Toys. $9

2. The fox and the hound: If your pooch isn’t into hard chew toys and prefers the soft ones, but you don’t like the mess when he pulls out all of the stuffing or the risk of him swallowing a squeaker, this Plush Skinneeez Fox might be just the thing that keeps Fido busy on Christmas morning. $6.52

3. Baked goods: Three Dog Bakery, founded in Kansas City, now has stores nationwide. They have delectable, locally made natural treats for your pooch. Nothing is better than chocolate, even for a dog (made with safe “chocolate”). Dottie’s Dipped Delights will no doubt delight your four-legged kids. $8.95

4. Nighty-night, kitty: If your cat doesn’t sleep on your bed and would like one of her own, this plush cat bed will keep her warm and comfy on cold winter nights. At Petco for $4.99

5. Bowl lickin’ good: If your pooch needs a new bowl, why not something that expresses what every dog lover knows? These ”Cold Nose, Warm Heart” bowls start at $3.99

6. Run and play: If your dog loves a good game of fetch in the backyard or at the off-leash dog park, these tennis balls could help your dog stay fit – and help keep your New Year’s fitness resolutions as well. A pack of two is $3.99

7. Pass the grass: Our feline and canine kids love to munch on grass, and most veterinarians believe that certain greenery is safe and a good addition to their diets. Catnip for cats and grass for dogs is an organic gift your furry one will appreciate only five to 10 days after you plant the seeds. $8.99

8. Crate trained and comfy: If your dog is crate trained, you surely don’t want him sleeping on a cold crate floor on winter nights. These crate pads will keep Spot warm in his crate at night. $7.99

9. Meeces to pieces: Not to be outdone by the canine set, felines can also have fun with a toy without ripping out all of the stuffing. One of the best-selling cat toys on Amazon, The Skinneeez for Cats allows your cat to try out its hunting instincts. It’s catnip infused, and you won’t have to worry about your kitty leaving stuffing all over the house. $5.99

10. Water, please: If you and your dog go hiking or biking together, it’s important to keep him hydrated. Carry a bottle of water and this collapsible bowl for those outdoor breaks. $9.99

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