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Holiday gift guide: Picking purr-fect presents for pets

Barklyn Hipster Bark Box
Barklyn Hipster Bark Box BarkBox

You’ve made your list and checked it twice, but did you remember to include your fur babies?

Even if your dogs and cats have been straddling the line between naughty and nice, there’s no reason they should have empty stockings come Christmas morning. We’ve put together a list of gifts that are purr-fect for four-legged friends.

Comfy and cozy

Keep your dog warm this winter without wasting electricity. K&H Pet’s self-warming dog beds reflect Fido’s own body heat to keep him warm and cozy — no cords or fire hazards required. The cot version is elevated, offering clean comfort to your loved ones. Medium, $79.99; large, $99.99, www.khpet.com.

On a short leash

Wisteria is making your dog’s walk station chic with Fido’s leash holder. The charming wall mount from the Farmers Branch-based home decor company has three hooks for leashes, providing plenty of space for all your walking accessories.

Three bone shaped magnets allow for tacking up notes or pictures. $49, www.wisteria.com.

Just desserts

Three Dog Bakery’s area storefronts feature bakery-style glass displays of gourmet dog treats with names like Labrador Loafs, Muddy Mastiff Paws, Large Pupcakes, Peanut Mutter Bars and Pooch Smooches — all made with human-grade ingredients.

The fancy-looking fare is prepared sans the salt, sugar and preservatives most humans consume. In fact, decorative colors on the “frosting” come from natural powders — spinach for green, turmeric for yellow, beet for pink and tomato for orange. “Chocolatey” goodness comes from carob.

Packages and prices vary, Three Dog Bakery.

Cats gone crazy

The Bergan Catnip Cyclone adds even more frenzy to your feline’s catnip experience.

The interactive toy generates air currents that heighten the aroma of the catnip inserted in the center. Cats go nuts for the aroma and stay entertained going after the whirling ball.

Small $12.99, large $15.99, Petsense.

Plush for pup

These plush dog toys from Fluff and Tuff are designed to appeal to both the avid outdoorsmen and the loyal furry friends that follow them — and run after everything sailing through the air.

With loud squeakers embedded inside, these fuzzy toys are built to entertain but also to be safe, thanks to embroidered eyes, nontoxic stuffing and double-stitched seams. $19.99 each, Wag Canine Emporium.

The treats keep coming

Bark Box is the gift that keeps on giving. Sign your pup up for a membership, and you’ll get a box of toys and treats in the mail each month. A separate company, Meow Box, delivers the same service for cats.

Each subscription service takes into account the size and preferences of your pet, tailoring the box for a personalized experience. It will be tough to determine who looks forward to getting the box more — you or your pet.

Plans very. $189 for six months (that’s $31.50 per month), https://barkbox.com; $22.95 per month for six months, https://meowbox.com.

Smelly dog

If your smelly dog hates bath time, Nootie’s Daily Spritz is a great compromise.

The spray comes in a variety of scents, each sure to keep your pup smelling fresh between baths. The spritz is paraben-free and made with natural ingredients meant to condition the skin and coat. $12.99, Glamour Paws.

Healthy chews

Strange-looking and resembling petrified mushrooms, Snook’s Sweet Potato Dog Chews are the cat’s meow for pups (and owners) who prefer teeth-cleaning tools that bypass the brushes, pastes and wrestling matches.

Handmade using human-grade and GMO-free dried golden sweet potatoes strung on a thick hemp rope, the chews come in small and large sizes for dogs 3 to 20 pounds or 20 to 60 pounds, but they are reportedly a hit with rabbits and birds as well. $9.99 and $15.99, Earthwise Pet.

A splendid feast

The Fromm family has been making and selling dog food in Wisconsin since 1949.

Their Four-Star line uses high-quality meats and veggies to create extra-special treats with flavors ranging from lamb and cranberry to salmon and sweet potato.

Your pet might just lose interest in your boring human holiday feast. $4.99, Wag Canine Emporium.

Tie one on

For fashionable furry friends, reversible Velcro bandanas sold at Three Dog Bakery come in bright colors, sizes and patterns, accommodating comfortable wear and quick, hassle-free wardrobe changes.

They’re made locally of easy-wash cotton and sized XS to XL. Small, $12.99; Medium, $14.99.

For a little holiday spirit, Designs By Jeree bow ties and bows in Yuletide colors attach to collars without requiring removal and are priced from $13.99-$15.99, Three Dog Bakery.

Drinking on the go

Keep your pet hydrated on long walks with Dexas’ collapsible travel cup. The cup collapses into itself, making it thin and easy to tote. The carabiner clip can attach to belt loops, water bottles or backpacks. Even better, the bowl is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. $7.99, Cabela’s.

Staff writers Jenny B. Davis and Elaine Rogers contributed to this story.

Where to shop

Cabela’s: 12901 Cabela Drive, Fort Worth, 817-337-2400, www.cabelas.com

Earthwise Pet: 100 W. Southlake Blvd., Suite 150, Southlake, 817-697-5438, http://earthwisepet.com

Glamour Paws: 2412 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-923-9828, www.glamourpawsonline.com

Petsense: 1408 Eastchase Pkwy., Suite 100, Fort Worth, 817-459-3100, and 5615 Rufe Snow Drive, North Richland Hills, 817-656-4426, http://petsenseonline.com

Three Dog Bakery: 9530 Feather Grass Lane, Suite 140, Fort Worth, 817-741-3364, and 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 323, Southlake, 817-310-3364, www.threedogdfw.com

Wag Canine Emporium: 1005 Foch St., Fort Worth, 817-877-4924, www.cowtownwag.com

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