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Happy Howlidays! Nine gift ideas for animal companions


If the time-honored saying that dog is man’s best friend is to be believed, then including the pet as a member of the family is just a natural progression of the thought. A quick glance at the store shelves reveals that you can find even stockings for your companion animal. Below is a list of nine gifts you can find for your companion.

Soldan’s Pet Supplies, 12286 Old U.S. 27, Dewitt; 1802 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos; 6201 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing; and 5200 S. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Precisions Brand Pet Beds for dogs and cats, $20-40, What pet home is complete without a pet bed? They’re soft and allow for your dog or cat to curl up and burrow or rest their head on the lining cushion.

FURminator Grooming Tools, $43-$63.

If you want to keep your pet’s fur nice and smooth, these grooming tools are perfect for the job and come in a variety of sizes to fit your animal’s natural fur.

Nutrisource Grain-Free Treats, $4 These organic treats are a great reward for your dog’s good behavior. Great for training, the treats come in salmon, chicken and rabbit flavors.

Preuss Pets, 1127 N. Cedar St., Lansing. Fluval Flex Aquarium Kit, $150. This curved front aquarium is a popular starting kit for anyone interested in getting his or her first fish. The 15-gallon kit is a fun gift for all ages.

Go Cats Catnip, $4-13. This catnip is grown in Charlotte. There are also cat toys for the catnip to be inserted into.

Marty Made Sliding Front Terrarium, $90 to $1,200. These terrariums were built in Michigan and can vary in size from 20 long up to 280 gallons.

AnnaBelle’s Pet Station, 600 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing Dog Training Sessions, $120. These sixweek-long training classes are geared toward making you a better dog owner and making your dog a more obedient companion.

No-Slip Keystone Martingale Collars, $10. Coming in a variety of colors and sizes, these collars are great for your pooch to feel safe and pampered.

Click-a-Trick Cards, $10. This dog training clicker comes with 10 tricks to teach your dog the basics in 10 easy steps. You and your companion will be impressing your friends and family by the next get-together!


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