’Tis the season to spoil your dog! (Wait, isn’t that every season?) We know how tempting all of those novelty holiday items for dogs can be, but check the ingredients on those red and green tree-shaped treats. Before you give in to the festive packaging, try to stay mindful of what’s best for your dog. There are gifts that bring the same thrills but with added health benefits that last beyond the holiday! 

This holiday, consider giving your dog what they really want – to feel well. Below are gift ideas for every health goal. What’s on your dog’s wish list?

Better Mobility

Dogs hate slowing down as much as we hate watching it happen. They have walks to go on, balls to catch, zoomies to get out! Dogswell Hip & Joint treats and supplements are specially designed to help support healthy hips and joints, with ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, omega-rich wild Alaskan salmon oil and New Zealand green muscle. Dogs LOVE the meaty flavors and can choose from a wide variety of textures – from jerky to meatballs to soft and chewy. While you’re at it, throw a few tennis balls in that stocking, and put a bow on a soft, warm, cozy dog bed. They’ll need to rest and recover after all that play time!

Healthier Skin and Coat

Winter weather can be particularly harsh on skin, especially dogs with already sensitive skin. Ward off those itchy winter flakes with gifts that keep their skin healthy and coats bright. Good nutrition is the most important factor for maintaining skin and coat health. Dogswell Skin & Coat treats – in jerky, soft and chewy, or meatballs – offer high protein and bold flavor from real salmon, duck, or lamb, plus biotin, zinc, and flaxseed oil for skin and coat support. Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, is another easy and tasty way to improve their skin and coat. A new brush makes a great stocking stuffer, too! Most dogs enjoy getting brushed, especially by their favorite person. Regular brushing improves skin and coat health by removing loose fur, distributing oils, and stimulating circulation.

A Happier Tummy

The season of indulgence is upon us. Like us, dogs tend to overdo it around the holidays. Party guests and relatives are notorious treat-givers, and there are generally more temptations around the home. You can feel good about giving them Dogswell Gut Health Jerky treats. With real lamb as the first ingredient, dogs love the taste, and live probiotics and gentle fiber from pumpkin help support their digestive systems. Many dogs eat their food too quickly which can cause gas and bloating. Slow-feeder bowls and food puzzles help to slow down their eating, eating mealtime longer and more enjoyable.

Better Dental Hygiene

If your dog’s dental health could use some improvement, we have gift ideas for you! Dogswell Dental Health Jerky treats are made with a special blend of ingredients that helps freshen breath and support overall dental health. 

Gifts that encourage chewing, like hard snacks, bones, and toys, are great for scraping plaque off  teeth. Another gift idea is a new toothbrush. We know that doesn’t sound like the most exciting gift. But, it is very useful, and acting like it’s an exciting gift will make your dog more excited about it, creating positive associations and making brushing a nicer experience for both of you. If you’re new to brushing their teeth, see our tips on how to brush your dog’s teeth.

Stronger Immune System

The cold winter months can be hard on dogs. You can help them through it with gifts that strengthen their internal defense. Treats like Dogswell Soft & Chewy Immune System treats, Jerky, and Tenders deliver amazing taste and even more amazing supplemental benefits, with ingredients like vitamins A and E, salmon oil, flaxseed, turmeric, and bovine colostrum to support healthy immune systems.

Exercise also helps keep their bodies healthy by burning fat, reducing inflammation, and keeping their immune systems functioning properly. A new leash with a fun pattern may help motivate you to take them for walks when the weather’s cold. Dog sweaters and coats help them stay warm and protected from the elements, but consider the materials carefully. Sometimes cotton or polyester feels better on sensitive skin than thick wool.

We hope that you and your dog both take time to enjoy activities and foods that keep you well this holiday season. From all of us at Dogswell, we wish you a happy, healthy holiday!

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