Most people would do just about anything for their pets. If you’re a pet owner, odds are you’ve lavished your pet with fancy beds, plush pillows, and pet-friendly gadgets that weren’t the most budget friendly — and have yet to be used. We’re all guilty of it, and we’d all love to avoid it. People often compare pets to children — and like children, buying the perfect gift for a pet can be somewhat of a guessing game. Rather than getting sucked into the “But it’s so cute!” mentality, try purchasing fun gifts that will actually get played with.
Often, pet owners will attempt to change the habits of their furry friends with a new purchase. Rarely does this work out. If your dog doesn’t already sleep in a dog house (or something like it), he may not like the luxury dog house you splurged on. If your cat doesn’t really play with toys, it’s doubtful a new and crazy toy will capture his or her attention. Pay attention to your pet’s current habits before making big purchases.
Durability is always a vital factor when it comes to pet accessories. Dog beds, cat beds, litter boxes, and dishes should not only be safe and practical, but able to last the occasional clumsy mishap. While some animals might be sensitive to water temperatures — perhaps requiring a ceramic water dish to keep water cold — others might just make a big mess while they attempt to hydrate, which might make a durable plastic dish with a no-slip bottom the best option.
The bottom line? When it comes to picking out dishes, beds, collars, and toys for Fido and Whiskers, choose things that are cute and stylish, and go well with your home decor. Keep in mind accessories that are practical, and that your pet will thank you for.
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