The Best Gifts for Your Pets This Holiday Season

Cat ready for winter holidays.

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and if you’re still stumped for the perfect present to give your pet, let the team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital help! We’ve put together some of our picks for best selling pet products as well as trending pet products and services.

Whether you’re gearing up to celebrate Christmas or other seasonal holidays, we’ve got gift suggestions for your pet companions. 


Pet Gifts? Look No Further Than Our 2019 Guide

A dog laying by the tree

Even a cursory Google search for ‘pet gifts’ will produce over 800 million possible results. No wonder finding the right gift for your pet can feel nearly impossible! 

Luckily, you have two things working for you. Number one, is that most pets are pretty happy with just about anything. Number two, is that your friends at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital have culled through piles of research to suggest just the right pet gifts this year. And, they’re all just a click away…

Gifts for Dogs 

No matter the age or breed, you have an adorably smart pup. They may have everything everything they need, but there are likely things out there they’d go crazy for. We recommend giving any of these a try this holiday season:

Be sure to rotate pet toys out of circulation when signs of wear and tear arise

Gifts for Cats

The best pet gifts for the sweet cats in your life answer to their environmental needs and predatory instincts. They also sleep a lot, so having a comfy, supportive bed can make all the difference. Any of the following options make great pet gifts this winter:

What They Really Need

If your cat or dog already has enough toys or gear, we encourage you to consider the more abstract gifts they could benefit from. 

Your pet’s health is one of life’s greatest gifts, and you probably take their safety and wellness very seriously. A microchip may not seem like a present, but it really is one of the best pet gifts. Likewise, having a dental cleaning and exam paid for in advance is a terrific incentive. Lastly, consider pet insurance as a way to provide for your pet when they need it the most.

From our veterinarians and staff members, have a safe and happy holiday season with your best friend!

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Cute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Include Your Pet!

A fuzzy white dog wearing gogglesThere’s a lot to love about Valentine’s Day, but sometimes, we forget that the ones responsible for bringing us so much joy deserve a little extra spoiling, too. While it’s easy to splurge on toys or treats you know your pet will like, there are other gifts that include your pet.

Instead of adding to the hundreds of millions of dollars that pet owners are expected to spend on special gifts for their pets, we offer a few alternatives that might just make you fall head over heels (or paws!).

A Pet Getaway

While booking that steamy romantic weekend sounds ideal, what would Fluffy or Fido say about that? Show a little love by planning a pet-friendly getaway. Even if it’s just an overnight stay nearby, your pet will enjoy the new sights and smells and creating new memories with you. Continue…

‘Tis the Season: Your Guide to the Best Pet Gifts of 2016

Playing with her cat for ChristmasThe holiday shopping season has begun in earnest, and if you’re like the majority of pet owners in the United States, your pets are included in your gift list. With so many amazing options when it comes to pet toys, treats, and gadgets available, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one (or three!).

Never fear, your team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital is here! After an exhaustive search, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorites for you. Our guide to the season’s best pet gifts is sure to please even the most discerning pet.


Shopping Spree! Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts for Pet Lovers

Mother with dog on Mother's DayKnowing what a person likes (or obsesses over) makes shopping for them so much easier, don’t you think? That’s why we adore moms that love animals: instant (and gratifying) shopping spree!

There are so many potential Mother’s day gifts for pet lovers, that before you know it, the total of items in your cart is more than your monthly grocery budget. Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital understands this all too well, and to make your life easier, we’ve got some simple ideas that every mom/pet lover will like. Continue…

Holiday Gifts That Will Knock Your Pet’s Socks Off

A beagle wearing a santa hat in a living roomIf you are like us, you have a long list of people to shop for this holiday season, and a decreasing amount of time to accomplish it all. A trusted ally in the  holiday gift-giving blitz, your pet may keep your holiday surprises from other family members, but where is he or she on your list?

If you haven’t yet thought about what to possibly give your pet or you have trouble making up your mind, Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital would like to offer some ideas to help you knock the socks of your pet this holiday season. Assuming, of course, that your pet wears socks… Continue…

Sharing the Love of the Season: Holiday Pet Food Drives and Fundraisers

A cat sitting amongst decorations

When we think of the season, gratitude is a word that comes to mind. We are grateful for all of the things we have and the love we have in our lives. Our lives, as well as our pets’ lives, are full. We have shelter, food, warmth, and all of the things to make a happy, contented life. But for shelter and rescue pets, this may not be their story.

Animal charities rely on area pet owners to help cover the basics of pet care and to raise money for much needed pet services. They rely on volunteers with a big heart like you to give neglected pets a chance at a new life. The team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital want to spotlight the need for holiday pet food drives and other charitable ways to help homeless pets.


Hoppy Spring: Pet Friendly Easter Ideas

A bunny among cloverFrom plush bunnies to candy-filled baskets, Easter can be one of the most whimsical holidays of the year. As a family-oriented holiday, you may be looking for some pet friendly Easter ideas that keep your pet both safe and included in the fun. That’s why the team at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital has compiled the following list.

4 Easy, Pet Friendly Easter Ideas

  1. Make a pet Easter basket. Easter baskets aren’t just for kids. Get creative and crafty by surprising your pet with his or her own bountiful basket (but don’t use plastic grass!). Consider including:


Valentine’s Day: Show Some Pet Safety Love

Puppies wearing heart-shaped glassesAh, the season of love… Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it’s likely most pet owners will be seeking out creative, social ways to celebrate their whiskered friends. After all, four-legged sweethearts make our lives that much better, and in many ways, they are endeared to us through their loyalty, unconditional love, and unbridled enthusiasm.

So, let’s take some time to explore some ways to share this special holiday with our animal companions.

Safe Valentine’s Day Activities for Your Pet

Does your heart belong to your cat or dog? If so, you’re not alone! Whether you are a DIY craft lover, a dedicated volunteer, or an outdoor enthusiast, here are some ways pet owners can celebrate their furriest cupids.

  • Design and sew a Valentine-themed sweater, jacket, or plush toy (for your pet and the pets of loved ones)
  • Bake up a delicious batch of heart-shaped dog or cat cookies (check out Pinterest for homemade pet treats)
  • Pamper your furry friend with a wonderful day at the spa (i.e. grooming salon) and step out in style with a new haircut, trimmed nails, and a fresh scent
  • Adopt your dog’s favorite park for the day and host a dog friendly clean-up (poop scooping included) and day of rowdy play
  • Senior pets or those with anxiety can benefit from a massage – that’s right, therapeutic massage for pets can be relaxing and have a myriad of health benefits
  • Hold a contest for the cutest ‘pets in love’ or ‘my pet valentine’ photo on Instagram or Facebook – the winning prize could be some of the homemade treats you made with other pet- and baking-loving friends
  • Come up with a project, such as care kits for shelter pets, and invite friends, family, and neighbors to assist in putting these packages together (along with fur companions) – then donate to a favorite animal shelter


Quality Time Alert! Making Time for Your Pet During the Holidays

A brown and grey cat by a lily plantDecember is usually filled with exciting and meaningful activities, all with the intent of fostering goodwill among our fellow neighbors and friends. Few can argue with the intrinsic joy found during these busy weeks, but calendars are also brimming with parties, concerts, and more.

In the midst of all the chaos, do you ever feel like you need to recharge? Your pet is only too happy to oblige you, and with our guide to spending quality time together, you can easily make time for your pet during the holidays. Continue…