If you're looking for the perfect gift for your feline friend or canine companion, you're not alone. In this week's Pet Planet segment, The Early Show resident veterinarian Debbye Turner presents some of this season's great gift options for pets.
Bon-A-Paw-Tete Gourmet Food: Meals are all natural, certified organic products frozen and vacuum sealed. Just defrost and serve. Dishes include Beef, Liver, Vegetable Pate, Tamale Pie, Cheesy Vegetable Cakes, Pizza Pie, Chicken Lo Mein, Meatloaf, and Salmon Soufflé. Most meals cost around $3 each at bonapawtete.com or by calling 1-877-591-9242.
Omaha Steaks' Treats for Cats and Dogs: This past September, the nation's largest direct response marketer of premium Midwestern beef added Steak Treats for Pets to its product line. Cut from genuine steak, dried and sprinkled with "natural" preservatives. $4.99/3oz bag at omahasteaks.com
K-9 Flavored Water: Nearly half of Americans drink bottled water every day and now that habit may start catching on for your pets, too. This past summer, K9 Water Co. began selling vitamin-fortified bottled water specifically formulated for dogs. Flavors include chicken, beef, liver and lamb. $2.00/bottle at k9waterco.com
"Three Dog Bakery" cookbook with more than 50 recipes for all-natural paw-lickin' treats for your dog. $14.95 at threedog.com
"Throw Me a Bone" cookbook with a collection of recipes for snacks, meals, and treats. Pet dishes include Grrrrrrnola, Paw-mesan Tail Twisters, Terrier Tofu and Devil Dog Carob Brownies. $11.97 at amazon.com.
Meow Bowl & Dish: WetnOZ designs made of stainless steel. Each $26 at fetchpets.com.
Cloud Star travel package: Includes all-natural buddy biscuits, wash and rinse grooming products, as well as travel water bowl. $9.45 each at cloudstar.com.
Dogone-It Pampering Products: All-natural ingredients include Tea Tree Oil, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Flaxseed Oil, Macadamia Oil. Shampoos, detanglers, deodorizer, conditioners. Cost between $11 and $16 at dogone-it.com or by calling 1-866-DOGONE-IT (1-866-364663-48).
Fleece Dog Jacket with half-zip front and adjustable Velcro at the waist features 3M reflective taping for night safety. Comes in shamrock green, cherry red, cobalt blue, and fuschia pink. $19.99 at petsmart.com
"Sketch" Faux Seude Vest is $29.99 at petsmart.com
Snow Jacket designed to protect your canine from wind and frigid temperatures with its polyester fiber fill. Velcro closures make for an easy and secure fit. It also includes a removable hood. $24,95(XS, S), $26.95 (M), $29.95(L), $32.95(XL), $36.95(XXL). maxeealexander.com
Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Cashmere Sweater: $95 at select Ralph Lauren stores or by calling 888-475-7674
Emre New York Haute Couture for Dogs: Collection created by New York designer and painter Emre Erturk. Femme Fatale Top $40 (inspired by Madonna). Sweaters $70-$80. emreny.com
COLLARS AND LEASHES
Emre Collar/Leash Sets: Leather collar with matching leash with fringe, $70-125. emreny.com
Alpen Schatz Swiss Dog Collars: These richly ornate collars are probably one of the oldest-known dog collars still in production by the hands of craftsmen who have been making them in their families for generations. They date back to 1750 when they were first produced to decorate Swiss farm dogs for the colorful annual processsions into the alpine pastures. $69.95-109.95 depending on size. alpenschatz.com
Grommet Collar and Leash: Collar $53 & Leash $59 in hot-pink leather from fetchpets.com
Bon Ton Doggy Pick-Up Kit: The plastic bone-shaped container clips on a leash or belt to conveniently dispense doggy waste bags for quick and easy cleanup. The kit comes with 10 plastic bags. $6.99 at containerstore.com
Pet ID Tag: Kit from Chloe Cards allows you to create a driver's license ID tag for your pet. Features picture, name, address, phone number, date of birth, and other pet information. $11 from fetchpets.com or chloecards.com.
Flowering Vine Pet Necklace: handmade with Swarovsky Austrian crystal, $80.75 at catsplay.com.
From Chic Doggie by Corey, chicdog.com or call 212-752-WOOF (9663):
- Faux Pearl Necklace with sparkling rhinestone ball, $95
- Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Charm Necklace, $145-$160
- Hair Barrettes and Clips in various colored rhinestones, $35
Babble Ball: This is not just another pretty rubber ball! The Babble Ball is an interactive toy that rivets the attention of pets by making noises when touched. The toy entertains cats and dogs alike with a fun combination of both hyper talking and exciting animal sounds. It is available in three versions: the Kitty Babble Ball, the Small Doggie Babble Ball, and the Big Doggie Babble Ball. Powered with three long life batteries. $8.99-$9.99. Go to petqwerks.com for store locations.
Dog Bone: Bright dog bone toys that float with a modern design by "For the Dogs," $18. fetchpets.com.
Cat Market Bag: Catnip pack of three toys includes a milk bottle, bird, and a fish. $15 at fetchpets.com.
Kitty Cottage Litterbox Cover includes air freshener, moisture-resistant. $159.99 at catsplay.com.
Litterbox Furniture looks like a piece of furniture, easy access to litterbox through a front dorr. Cabinet can also be stained in different colors to match existing furniture. $290 at catsplay.com.
Cat Seat: used to teach kitty how to use the toilet (wouldn't that be great!) Saves money that you would spend on litter and cuts out messiness of litter and odor (they say). $109.99 at catseat.com.
Camelot Pet Tent for cats and dogs alike, $199.95 at catsplay.com.
Aero Paws Dog Bed: Air-inflated bed for dogs or cats is ideal for elderly pets and those with arthritis. Also, terrific for travel. Cover is removable and washable. $59.99-89.99 for small, medium, and large at thinkaero.com.
Emre Bone-Shaped Leather Pet Carrier: Featured by Kate Hudson's character in the film "How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days," $550.
Italian Pet Carriers: Top-quality leather with sheepskin fur trim. $379 at catsplay.com.
Burberry Carrier: Plaid wool carrier from Burberry $295; 800-284-8480
Kittywalk PetStroller: Great for city dwellers with elderly pets or ones that have arthritis or hip dysplasia. Collapsible, and can take anywhere. $129.95-189.95 at midnightpass.com or by calling 1-877-844-4438.