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Holiday gifts for pets and pet lovers alike

Nicole Forsyth, The Mercury News on

Published in Cats & Dogs News

Chances are you have a lot of pet lovers in your life. According to the latest National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, 67% of U.S. households have a pet, which equates to about 85 million families.

With holidays just around the corner, we thought we could make life easier for you by sharing some gift ideas for dog and cat lovers to inspire your holiday shopping.


For those on a budget

Travel water bottle -- This is a great gift for those who are always on the go with their pups. Prices start around $7.

Cooling collar -- These collars use evaporative cooling to keep pups cool in hotter temperatures. Prices begin at $5.


Wine-lover glass -- This cheeky 15-ounce stemless glass reads, "It's not really drinking alone if the dog is home." It sells for $12.99.

Coffee mug -- This is the perfect mug for dog lovers, announcing, "I work hard so my dog can have a better life." It is priced at $10.99.

Splurge gift ideas

Furbo -- The Furbo may be the most well-known of the pet monitoring devices. Not only does it dispense treats for cats and dogs, it also has a two-way chat and bark alert. The Furbo averages $199.


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