MJ Wixsom: Picking the perfect pet present

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 17, 2023

As the holiday season twinkles upon us, the warmth of giving extends to our furry companions. 

While we revel 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 merriment, it’s the perfect time to consider presents that cater to our pets’ well-being.

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

A cozy bed for a sleepy feline, a vibrant toy for a playful pup, or a scratching post for the mischievous kitty—all these gifts hold the promise of happiness and comfort for our beloved companions. 

However, beyond the delight of these tangible presents, one of the most invaluable offerings is the gift of health.

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

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

Whether it’s a routine check-up, vaccinations, or unforeseen medical attention, these gift cards can provide peace of mind to pet parents and ensure that our furry family members receive the care they deserve.

I would like to emphasize the importance of proactive wellness. Just as we prioritize our health with regular doctor visits, our pets also not just a present; it’s an investment in their long-term health and happiness.

Furthermore, let’s explore the realm 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 filled with healthy treats can contribute to their enrichment and overall well-being.

As we adorn our homes with twinkling lights and festive décor, let’s create a space that accommodates our pets’ needs too. 

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

In closing, let us embrace the spirit of giving by not only sharing material gifts but also by nurturing the health and happiness of our pets. 

A gift card for veterinary care might not come wrapped in fancy paper, but its value is immeasurable. 

This Christmas, let’s make merry not just for ourselves but for the entire family — including those with four paws and a wagging tail.

May your holiday season be filled with love, warmth, and the delightful companionship of your furry friends.

Wishing you and your pets a joyful and cozy Christmas!

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