The Ultimate Gift Guide for Your Dog
- by Rufus and Coco
Every fur parent knows that pets are an integral part of the family. And what better way to spread the warmth of the holiday season than by extending the merry and cheer to our beloved pets. In this article we give you some of the best presents that you can give your pooch. We’ve grouped them into several categories so that it’s easier for you to find the perfect gift!
Gifts You Can Give Your Dog for the Holidays
Your care, company, and affection are what your dog needs the most, but some physical items can make both of your lives easier. Here are some of our best sellers, including award-winning products guaranteed to make your best friend look and feel the bomb!
Depending on the type of dog breed you own, you will more or less have to deal with shedding. In any case, bathing your dog is recommended once a month or even more rarely and you should always use safe products, such as our own Water Free Wash or the 2in1 Oatmeal & Aloe Wash - both of which are professionally formulated and made from natural ingredients that are suitable for all kinds of dogs.
Long-haired breeds need a bit more grooming, but for instances where you find yourself extra busy and need a quick fix pampering, you can use our 4in1 Detangler & Pamper Spray, which not only removes tangles but also reduces static, deodorises your dog’s coat, and produces a brilliant shine.
Rufus & Coco's award-winning Self Cleaning Slicker Brush makes the task of dealing with your dog’s shedding and cleaning their coat a breeze.
Oral hygiene is extremely important for all dogs as it can prevent periodontal disease and a plethora of other conditions, which can affect not just seniors but also otherwise healthy adults. Breath Buddy can save you some effort as it is a water additive that gives your dog a nice-smelling breath and also keeps their gums and teeth in perfect health.
The toys you give your dog need to be made of safe materials and if at all possible, they should also be sustainable. For a pooch that’s particularly motivated by treats, a good option would be our Fly: Treat Me Toy as you can fill it with small snacks such as dental chews or sticks.
For times when you want to take your dog to the park in the evening, a toy such as the Rocket: Glow in The Dark can be easy to spot and even help you keep track of your mate’s movements.
Both the Tuff Fluff Snuggle Toy and the I Give A Wag - Rupert Reindeer Rope can make great options for senior dogs, who might have trouble with their teeth and gums. They are soft, but durable, so you can rest assured that your pet is going to enjoy them for many months to come. Oh, and did you know that our I Give a Wag toy range also donates 5% of its sales to the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation to help fight the unnecessary euthanasia in Australian pounds and shelters!
When all else fails, a Natural Rubber Chew Toy is a classic that gives your dog plenty of entertainment and more than enough jaw exercise, too. It’s also perfect for chewers, so it can save some of your belongings from getting destroyed.
If you’d like to keep things a bit chic and classy, you can choose leashes and collars specifically made for your dog’s gender. For girls, we recommend the Berlin Leather Dog Collar in Rose, complete with the Berlin Leather Dog Lead in the same colour. Both of these have cute gold hardware so you can be sure that your dog is going to be admired by her human and canine friends alike.
For boys, we suggest considering the Paris Leather Dog Collar in Powder Blue and its corresponding Paris Leather Dog Lead in the same colour. Featuring silver hardware, both of these are classy and will make your pet stand out from the crowd.
If you have a puppy and you want to leash train them, you might want to have a look at our Soft Mesh Dog Harness and Stop Jolt Stretch Lead as both are designed for flexibility, night-time safety, and comfort. Plus, the harness is quite easy to put on and the fabric is breathable and soft to the touch.
Flea control and clean-up
Dealing with external parasites can be a nuisance, but deworming and defleaing your dog can be essential for keeping them healthy and happy. The Flea Flee by Rufus and Coco is a treatment shampoo that’s made from natural pyrethrins (extracted from chrysanthemums), which means that it’s completely safe, and also hypoallergenic.
If your dog was unlucky enough to develop allergic dermatitis due to the flea bites, you should try our Itch Relief shampoo as it minimises itching, local skin irritations, and flaking. It’s even helpful for treating non-specific dermatitis.
As for clean-up, dogs need a bit of care in this respect, too. Sometimes, accidents might happen in your home, in which case you’d need a product such as the Wee & Stain Away (another award-winning and best seller in our range!) which removes both stains and nasty odours from anything ranging from carpets to furniture, and even your wood floors.
For puppies or older dogs that might have urinary or fecal incontinence, the Posh Pee Pads can make a useful accessory as they are discreet, resistant, and also infused with attractants that will make your dog ‘go’ in the right place.
And when you’re out and about and have to pick up your dog’s waste, our Do Good Poo Bags can definitely come in handy. They’re even made from corn starch, which means they’re completely biodegradable, compostable, and eco-friendly.
Treats and supplements
If you know that your dog is a bit anxious and always gets nervous when you have to take them to the vet for a check-up, the Rufus & Coco Anxiety Aid can be a helpful supplement. The product can be mixed with your pet’s wet or dry food for the best results. In terms of nutrition, it contains both minerals and vitamins, but it’s also rich in tryptophan - an amino acid that’s known for promoting emotional balance.
If you’ve noticed that your dog seems to be a fish aficionado, getting a treat like our Reel Fish Crunchers can provide them with plenty of minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids.
If you didn’t know, omega fatty acids are essential for keeping your pooch’s heart health in check and they might also prevent central nervous system diseases such as canine dementia, which affects geriatric dogs.
These treats can also be given to puppies and kittens alike, particularly since they contain zero preservatives, flavours, or artificial colours.
Spending time with your dog is, ultimately, the best gift you can give your pet, and that’s because most of our canine friends love receiving comfort and affection. Make some time for the holidays and take your dog on long walks, play with your mate, relax in their company, and shower them with lots of TLC.We hope that our suggestions have given you some ideas on which gifts might be the right ones for your best friend. Happy shopping!