Of course pets need Christmas presents – but why get swanky with them? | Michele Hanson

You already know what they want: anything edible, noisy and wrapped up. Your dog doesn’t give a sniff whether its ball thrower is a £24 retro wooden model

Sales of Christmas pressies for pets have gone up 300% over the last two years, according to newspaper reports. And the gifts seem to be getting swankier: dog cologne for £12.95 a pop, cat beds for £449, pet tip is at £54. And I thought most people were hard up.

There’s nothing wrong with giving your pets presents. But, speaking as a dog owner, doing so should come with a warning. It’s the present opening that dogs love even more than the present. What, after all, is more fun than ripping something open and tearing it to shreds? Even if it isn’t yours.

Once a dog gets a taste for present opening, it will probably open everyone else’s, too

Related: Get your pet in the Christmas spirit with Pawsecco, the fizz for cats and dogs

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Source: theguardian
Of course pets need Christmas presents – but why get swanky with them? | Michele Hanson