Don’t forget your pets this holiday season.
According to a survey by AP-Petside.com, more than half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, spending an average of $46 on their animals.
And with pet ownership at its highest level in two decades, at 72.9 million, according to the American Pet Products Association’s 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey, chances are you are searching for a gift for your furry or feathered family member.
- 68 percent of pets getting gifts will receive a toy
- 45 percent getting food or another treat
- 8 percent getting new bedding
- 6 percent clothing
- 3 percent a leash, collar or harness
- 3 percent new grooming products.
What will you be getting your pets this Christmas? Will Fido find a large bone wrapped with a bow under the tree or a stylish hoodie to wear on those chilly walks? Will Sylvester the kitty cat find a toy to stir his hunter instinct? Maybe Polly the parakeet needs some stimulation from a talking toy?
You can find pet gifts at these local stores:
If we missed any places in the Stillwater area to find gifts for pets, please add them in the comment section below.