Constant companionship, unconditional love, and cuteness. Where would we be without our pets? Humans have kept domesticated animals by their sides for centuries. Dogs and cats, in particular, have always had special treatment. There is evidence that humans were buried with the animals 12,000 years ago, reports Smithsonian. Now, in the 21st century, we continue to celebrate dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, and other pets, at every opportunity we get. Across every social media platform, there are millions of pet images and videos. We dote on them so much, we even get them holiday and Christmas presents. Because, let’s be honest, they deserve it for all the year-round joy they bring us. If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for your furry friend, here are 15 vegan options to consider.
To help you find the perfect vegan pet Christmas present, we’ve split them up into categories: Treats, toys, wellness (yes, pet wellness is a thing), and cozies.
15 Vegan Christmas Presents For Pets
1. Treats: Cat Grass
It’s a treat, and it’s healthy too. Your cat (or dog, rabbit, or even reptile) will love munching on this organic grass, and you can relax knowing that it’s aiding their digestion, reducing the chance of hairballs, and adding important nutrients and fiber to their diet. The organic and GMO-free kit comes complete with compost ready grow bags. Check it out here.
2. Treats: Peppermint Swirl Pop
Sugary sweet candy lollipop for you, plant-based Peppermint Swirl Pop for your rabbit, hamster, or guinea pig. The perfect festive munch. These Bunny Bites vegan treats are made with strawberries, mint, and oats, and your pet will love them. Check it out here.
3. Treats: Rainbow Stew
Stew isn’t just for humans, pooches love it too. Lily’s Kitchen made this Vegan Rainbow Stew especially for dogs who are sensitive to meat, follow a plant-based diet, or like to take part in Meat Free Mondays every once in a while. The nutritionally-complete recipe is packed with vitamins, as well as fresh grains and vegetables, including millet, lentils, carrots, peas, and courgettes. Check it out here.
4. Treats: Peanut Butter and Banana Biscuits
It’s well known that the majority of dogs love peanut butter, but, unfortunately, the nutty treat doesn’t always love them back. Much of the peanut butter on the market contains xylitol, which can be extremely poisonous to canines.
But if you have a peanut-loving pooch, don’t despair. The Little Pet Biscuit Company’s Peanut Butter + Banana Dog Biscuits are formulated specifically for doggy tummies. They don’t contain any xylitol, they’re gluten-free, and they contain essential vitamins, including zinc and iron. Check them out here. U.S. pooches can munch on these coconut and peanut butter confetti treats.
5. Treats: Sweet Potato Fries
Now your dog can also enjoy a side of potato fries with their main meal. These healthy, tasty Sweet Potato Fries Dog Treats by Wholesome Pride are made with 100 percent sweet potatoes. The vegetables are sourced sustainably, using aesthetically imperfect produce from farms in North Carolina. Check them out here.
6. Toys: Cat Scratcher Lounge
The Cat Scratcher Lounge by PetFusion ticks all of the boxes. It’s made with recycled, eco-friendly, non-toxic materials (it even won an Eco-Excellence Award). And it’s great for scratching, exercise, and play. What’s more, when your kitty is worn out from all of that, it’s great for them to lounge on too. Check it out here.
7. Toys: Hemp Rope Flamingo
When it’s doggy playtime, whip out this super cute flamingo (who is named Fernando, by the way) by Beco Pets. It’ll provide hours of fun, and all with a clear conscience. That’s because Fernando is made with sustainably-sourced hemp and recycled plastic bottles. Check it out here.
8. Toys: Cat Wand
Help your cat to burn off some energy with Beco Pet’s eco-friendly Cat Wand Toy. It comes in several different styles, including Beatrice the Butterfly, Huma the Hummingbird, and Lottie the Ladybird. Who will be your cat’s new nemesis? The company stuffs each animal with North American catnip. Each one also features a “rough and tough” recycled cover. Check it out here.
9. Toys: Hanging Natural Loofah
Add a little color to your rabbit’s home with this Natural Loofah Hanging Toy by Happy Pet Products. Made with natural materials and free from toxic dyes, it’s also a great way to encourage your little pet to have a stretch and get moving around. Check it out here.
10. Wellness: Hemp Oil
Pets are more like us than we realize a lot of the time. They suffer with anxiety, stress, and chronic pain, just like we do. And just like some of us take natural remedies to try and ease these ailments, pets can do the same. This hemp oil by Pet Nutrition is not a substitute for a vet trip or medication, but it could help to relax your furry friend, and maybe even get them feeling like their old self again. Check it out here.
11. Wellness: Soothe & Heal Balm
If your pet is suffering from dry, itchy skin, snout, or paws, consider giving them this vegan, natural organic soothing balm by Vet Recommended. According to the brand, it’ll help with dry, chapped skin, rashes, redness, and itchiness, among other ailments. If you’re feeling hesitant, you can always check with your vet before you buy. Check it out here.
12. Wellness: WashBar
For pets with sensitive skin or allergies, consider using a natural shampoo bar. It’s also a more eco-friendly option, due to the lack of plastic. This one by WashBar is gentle and relaxing, thanks to the addition of lemon-scented tea tree oils. Check it out here.
13. Cozies: Calming Bed
This Calming Donut Dog Bed by Best Friends By Sheri made with nylon will allow your dog or cat a cozy, comfortable sleep. The raised rim will ensure they feel secure, but also provide support for their head and neck. It comes in a wide range of sizes (just like our pets do) and two different colors. Check it out here.
14. Cozies: Project Blue Recycled Cat Bed
For a cozy cat bed that also helps to save the ocean, look no further than Project Blu. You and your kitty can sleep easy knowing that their new bed is made with between 124 and 398 recycled plastic bottles, as well as cotton waste. Check it out here.
15. Cozies: The Splash Wintercoat
Your dog will look the height of fashion in The Splash Wintercoat by The Hound Project. The stylish jacket features recycled wadding for that little bit of extra warmth in the chilly months, as well as a vegan leather logo. With light reflective strips for night time walk visibility, the company factors safety into the design. Check it out here. If you’re in the U.S., try this vegan dog puffer by NOIZE.
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