Have you decided what to get your dog for the holidays this year? Fido will definitely be happy to find himself with a few new gifts! Read on as a South Miami, FL vet lists some great holiday gifts for dogs.

Pet-Calming Shirt

Many of our canine friends are absolutely terrified of thunderstorms. Given that Florida is the lightning capitol of the world, this means we have quite a few nervous pooches in our state! Consider getting Fido a pet-calming shirt.

Doggy Paw Care Kit

Do you clip your pet’s nails yourself? If so, clippers with sensors may make a great present. These take the guesswork out of the process by indicating exactly where you should cut, making it easier for both you and Fido. (Of course, you can also just call us to schedule a quick pawdicure appointment.) Paw balm is another good option. Dogs can get painful paw blisters by walking on hot surfaces!

Water Bottle

Keeping your furry friend properly hydrated is very important, especially in hot weather. If you take Fido out and about with you, consider getting him his own doggy water bottle. These come with attached dispensers, which make it easy to give your canine pal water when you’re on the go.

Puppy Play Zone

Do you have a yard for your pup to play in? Make it a bit more dog-friendly by adding some things for Fido to enjoy. Kiddie pools, sandboxes, ramps, and doghouses are all fun options.

Bone Cookie Cutters

While your canine buddy probably doesn’t care what his snacks are shaped like, bone-shaped cookie cutters do make homemade doggy treats look adorable. They also make it easy for you to make cute homemade goodies for Fido’s buddies. As an added bonus, you won’t have to worry about anyone accidentally mistaking your pet’s treats for people food and eating one.


Toys make terrific gifts for dogs! Fun playthings will keep your pooch occupied, which can help keep him out of mischief. They also promote physical activity and offer Fido beneficial mental stimulation.


A new bed is a great present for any pooch. If you have a large dog, consider getting Fido an orthopedic doggy mattress. Small dogs may prefer bolstered beds. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Happy Holidays! Please contact us, your South Miami, FL pet clinic, for all your pet care needs.