Eight Gift Ideas for your Furry Friends this Christmas

Our pets love us unconditionally, so we can’t let the holidays go by without celebrating them and their loyalty.

Does your dog really need a pair of cozy pajamas, or does your cat have to have a luxury scratch pad? Probably not. But when it comes to gift-giving, your pet deserves something to open too!

Whether you go all out for your fur baby or set some limits, they will feel the love with these ideas, making for a very merry Christmas.


Fancy, cozy, stylish and smart — there are collars out there to compliment every pet. Everything from smart collars that come complete with GPS trackers and activity monitors to stylish holiday bow tie collars that will leave them looking festive and dapper this season.


Upgrade your dog’s ratty old bed to a modern memory foam version, which is especially helpful for aging pups with body aches, joint pain, and arthritis. Or splurge and give your precious pooch a warm place to rest their head with a Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed.


You can never go wrong with cozy, cuddly blankets for Christmas. In addition to making a great gift, your spoiled feline may stop turning your favorite sweatshirt into their bed. There are tons of gift options, from expensive specialty blankets to inexpensive throws, waterproof blankets, fleece blankets, big blankets to small covers. The best part is that if your pet’s muddy paws dirty it up, you can easily throw it in the washer and dryer to clean


Why should humans be the only ones to enjoy home-baked goodies during the holidays?

Whether you make them yourself or order them, Christmas pet treats are just what your favorite, tail-wagging fur baby deserves this holiday!

Bath accessories.

Let’s face it, most pets hate baths. Give them the gift of a happier bath time with tools that will make bathing a better experience. Look into a pet wand, a professional grade dog shower tool that provides full coverage to wash dogs of all sizes and types, making bath time faster and easier for you and your dog. Or a hand scrubber with an innovative design that reduces spraying water, speeds up bath time and reduces stress for anxious pets.


It’s no secret that our pets love to be touched. Whether it’s behind the ears or on that hard-to-reach spot on her back, you probably know your pet’s favorite spots to be rubbed. Now, take things to the next level with the perfect pet massage tools to make sure you’re getting the job done right.


Whether it’s plush toys, squeakers, scratch pads, or lasers, toys are pets’ favorite gift and you can’t go wrong. Toys provide our pets with an important opportunity for play, education, and entertainment. Finding the perfect toy for your family’s beloved friend means reading reviews, studying features, learning the ins and outs of available playing methods and size options. While this research may take a little extra time, it will be worth it. The right Christmas toy for your pampered pet will make their holiday special, and yours too!

An amazing veterinarian team.

One of the best gifts you can give your pet this Christmas is the gift of superior care. College Road Animal Hospital has been providing care to the canine and feline companions of Wilmington, NC for over 30 years. Each veterinarian and team member is deeply committed to the health and well-being of your pet.  We love your animals as much as you do, you and your pet will feel this from the minute you bring them through our doors.

If you’re a pet owner, you know that they need love not just in the form of affection, but in the form of tangible gifts too. Whether it’s their birthday, a holiday, or “just because,” it’s important that they feel like one of the family.