American Pet Products Association Offers Howliday Gift Giving Ideas
Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) November 07, 2011
In addition to shopping for friends and family this holiday season, don’t forget to check furry, finned and feathered family members off the list. With 53 percent of dogs and 38 percent of cats receiving gifts at Christmas, according to those surveyed in the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2011 / 2012 National Pet Owners Survey, four-legged companions are more likely to receive gifts during the holidays than any other time of the year. Whether pets chirp, bark, or meow, we have the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers on behalf of APPA and its hundreds of members.
For Chirping Children
•Candy Cane Toys by Super Bird
Liven up any bird’s cage over the holidays with Super Bird Creations’ Vine Ball Candy Cane hanging toy. Suggested retail: $8.99
•K&H Therma Perch
Keeping birds warm throughout winter, the K&H Therma Perch is thermostatically controlled by an optimum body temperature. Suggested retail: $39.99 - $49.99
For Meowing Members
•KatKabin by Brinsea
Designed to give cats a comfortable and cozy shelter for napping and relaxing in all weather conditions, the outdoor KatKabin by Brinsea includes a washable winter warmer fleece cushion for additional warmth. Suggested retail: $99
•Yeowww-tide Candy Cane Cat Nip Toys by Ducky World
DuckyWorld’s Candy Cane Cat Nip toys are oversized and stuffed with YEOWW! Catnip, making this candy cane treat a festive mouthful. Suggested retail: $7.99
•Barn Mouse by West Paw Design
Perfect size for a stocking stuffer, the Barn Mouse by West Paw Design has a soft silky underbelly for nibbling and long curled ears, wispy whiskers, button nose and a leather tail for added fun. Suggested retail: $12.10
•Good Bye Odor for Cats by Marshall Pet Products
Keep homes smelling fresh for holiday guests with Good Bye Odor for Cats by Marshall Pet Products. Reducing wasted and litter box odors in a safe and natural way, pet parents can simply add formula to food or water daily. Suggested retail: $8.99 - $12.99
For Barking Buddies
•Booties by Ultra Paws
Keeping Fido warm throughout the colder months, lightweight and waterproof Booties by Ultra Paws also prevents snow from balling up on paws. With a single Velcro strap to ensure an easy closure, the Booties also feature foam comfort pads to stay snug on paws.
Suggested retail: from $12.95
•CinnaMutt bowl by ModaPet
Spicing up home interiors, the BPA- free CinnaMutt Food and Water Bowl by ModaPet features Italian-inspired design, adding affordable flare to any style this holiday season. Suggested retail: $24.99
•Bags on Board Waste-Pick-Up Dispensers
Responsible pet ownership doesn’t stop during the holidays with the Bags on Board waste pick-up dispensers. Dispensers easily attach to leashes and include 30 disposable bags for on-the-go convenience. Suggested retail: $6.39
•Loofa Santa Dogs by MultiPet
Allow Fido to get up close to Santa this season with assorted Loofa Santa Dogs by MultiPet. Complete with Santa hats, these elongated plush toys are available in different colors and sizes and feature squeaky sounds pets love.
Suggested retail: approximately $3.99 - $10.99 online
•Wander Coat by Kurgo
The Wander Coat by Kurgo features a waterproof top layer for protection from rain, wind and snow, and is combined with inner quilted fleece for warm insulation during winter.
Suggested retail: $13
•Reflective Safety System by Petflect
The Petflect Reflective Safety System, including leash, vest and collar, ensures dogs are safely visible from more than 500 feet away during outdoor activity or winter walks when the days grow shorter. Suggested retail: $35.99
•Bitter Cherry Spray by OUT! International
Deter pets from chewing on ornaments and gifts under the tree with Bitter Cherry Spray by OUT! International. This safe, alcohol-free taste deterrent works great to discourage pets from chewing, nibbling and licking on certain spots and materials and is a clear and non-staining formula with a pleasant smell. Suggested retail: $6.28 online
•Cuz Toys by JW Pet
New additions to JW Pet’s best-selling Cuz toy line, the Good, Bad, Hol-ee and Fuzz Cuz toys are sure to be a hit with any pooch this holiday season. Awarded the “Best New Dog Product” at the 2011 Global Pet Expo, the Hol-ee Cuz in addition to the all new Fuzz Cuz toys feature all-natural rubber for nibbling combined with soft plush that any dog will love.
Suggested retail: $4.59 - $10.99
For Finned Friends
•Fish School by R2 Solutions
Teach an old fish (or any fish) a new trick this holiday season with the complete Fish School by R2 Solutions. This training system includes everything needed to teach fish tricks and games from soccer and shooting hoops to limbo and fetch! A compact set for bowls or small tanks, the kit also includes an instructional DVD for owners and more than 20 compatible training accessories. Suggested retail: $29.99
•Magic Globe Aquariums by Aquatica Gallery
An award-winning innovation, the Magic Globe Aquarium by Aquatica Gallery is sure to be a hit among fish and owners. Available in a variety of themes, each globe features a built-in water filtration system to constantly aerate and cycle fresh water back into the aquarium.
Suggested retail: $129
Small Animals & Reptiles
•Yogurt Drop Treats by Vitakraft
This holiday season, treat small animals with Drop Treats by Vitakraft, featuring Vitamin C for nutrition. Rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs will love the taste of these creamy, sweet yogurt treats while benefitting from vitamins and enriched minerals.
Suggested retail: approximately $4 online
•Slink-E-Toy by Ware Manufacturing
A perfect gift for rabbits, ferrets and other small animals, the Slink-E-Toy by Ware Manufacturing encourages exercise and activity. Built with slinky, stretchy fun, this springy toy will keep pets busy throughout the holiday season! Suggested retail: $4.99
•Reptile Instant Meals by San Francisco Bay Brand
Keep pets happy and full this season with a variety of instant meals for reptiles by San Francisco Bay Brand. Containing nutritious and all natural ingredients, meals are quick and easy to prepare and blends include Fruit Mix, Dragon Food, Meat Mix, Veggie Mix and Turtle Food. Suggested retail: from $1 - $9 online
For additional suggestions, information or products samples, contact Jamie Brant at Jamie(at)TheImpetusAgency(dot)com.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers, representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.