Are you in the market for the best dog gifts for 2020?
As a furry member of the family, your dog, too, deserves to be spoilt on Christmas. We all know how much dogs love their food and treats, so why not buy your dog some wholesome and delicious treats?!
Not all dog treats are healthy and good for your pooch to eat as they contain artificial colouring, flavours, and preservatives.
With the Golden Barkery, that’s not something you need to be worried about!
In this blog post, we will be going over the best Christmas Dog gifts for 2020.
Keep reading to learn more!
Top 7 Picks: Best Christmas Dog Gifts for 2020
Let’s jump right into the topic at hand, shall we?
In this section of the article, we will go over the top seven picks for the best Christmas gifts for dogs.
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This personalised Christmas Biscuit makes a delicious Christmas gift for your pooch. The homemade biscuit contains a special ingredient--love! You can add your pooch’s name to the banner across the Christmas Tree.
Of course, the biscuit is an Instagram-worthy treat, so feel free to add #goldenBARKery to your caption!
This yummy Honey and Vanilla flavored dog biscuits come decorated with dog-friendly icing. The best part? We use natural colouring derived from dog-safe fruits and vegetables.
Isn’t that wholesome?
Personalize Your Cookie
You can have your pooch’s name written on the cookie in a rich red color. But, do keep in mind that you can only include nine characters! This biscuit is 12x8 cm, making it the perfect treat for your pooch.
The cookies contain natural and wholesome ingredients and don’t contain any grains. The hard yoghurt icing is colored with fruits and vegetables. These cookies are made fresh when you order then and remain fresh for up to 12 weeks.
If you intend to spoil your pooch, these 12 dog biscuits boxes can make one of the best Christmas dog gifts for 2020. All the homemade cookies are made with love and are yummy and nutritious at the same time.
The cookies come beautifully presented in a gift box in exciting and fun shapes like snowflakes, Santa hats, paws, Christmas trees, and stockings.
What’s Inside the Box?
The box contains twelve homemade dog biscuits, out of which six are decorated with dog-friendly icing. You can store these cookies in an air-tight container for up to twelve weeks after delivery.
The best part about these cookies is that they don’t contain artificial colouring, flavours, or preservatives. They are nutritious, and your pooch will keep wanting more of these! All the ingredients used are safe for dogs to consume.
What’s cuter than a personalised dog bone biscuit?
The delicious dog biscuit comes in a yummy Honey and Vanilla flavours, which is apt for the holidays. The biscuit is decorated with white hard yoghurt icing and a holly leaf.
The best part is that you can have your pooch’s name written on the cookie in red. This cookie can fit up to 11 characters.
The gift box comes beautifully presented and contains the 12cm dog bone cookie with your pooch’s name on it. The presentation screams Christmas and the holiday season.
The cookie is freshly baked for your pooch as you order and delivered right away. You can store it in the fridge for up to 12 weeks, which is great.
We want your pooch to have the best of everything.
Our treats use delicious, wholesome, and dog-safe ingredients. We don’t use artificial flavours, preservatives, and colourings.
Did your dog make it to Santa’s ‘nice’ list?
These naughty or nice treats come with a Santa Paws cookie along with two naught or nice cookies. Of course, these dog treats are extremely Instagram-worthy, so don’t forget to include the #goldenBARKery on your photos!
The Honey and Vanilla flavoured cookies are not only delicious to taste but wholesome as well.
The cookies come beautifully presented in a 13 cm gift box. The Santa Paws cookie is 8x8 cms while the Nice/Naughty bone is 7x3cm. The Santa Paws cookie is decorated white and red icing.
The nice cookie comes decorated in green icing and the naughty cookie in red icing.
All the ingredients we used to make these cookies are 100% natural and completely safe for dogs to consume. These cookies are made with love at home--not mass-produced in a factory.
Countdown to Christmas with this fun and delicious advent calendar! With this calendar, your pooch gets a delicious treat every day until Christmas. Our advent calendar contains 24 Christmas-themed cookies.
These cookies come in Honey and Vanilla flavours and are decorated in dog-friendly icing.
The cookies are presented in a 25 x 17cm and come in several shapes and sizes. The cookies are lovely to look at and are made with safe, dog-friendly ingredients.
We don’t use artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives to make these cookies.
All these cookies are made fresh when you order them and delivered quickly. You can store them in a cold, dark place for up to 12 weeks. You can also improve their shelf life by storing them in the fridge.
This Woof Xmas is the same as the personalised Xmas tree cookie but has “Woof” written across the tree instead of the dog’s name. The bone similarly has Xmas written along the front. Both are a great choice if your pooch has a longer name than personalisation allows - OR you need some extra Christmas presents for a furry KK.
Both are our famous Honey and Vanilla biscuit made with dog-safe ingredients and beautifully presented in our new gift box.
Unhealthy Ingredients in Dog Treats You Need to Stay Away From
Did you know that many dog treats available on the market contain unhealthy and unsafe ingredients?
These ingredients shoot up your pooch’s blood sugar levels, cause allergic reactions, and contribute to weight gain and obesity. In this section of the article, we’ll go over some ingredients you must avoid.
1. Wheat, Corn, and Soy
All of these are filler ingredients, which means that they inflate the number of calories in the treats without providing your dog with much nutritional value. So, the dog does feel full without getting any micronutrients from it.
Not just that, dogs aren’t designed to digest these grains and develop an allergy to them.
Dog foods and treats rich in filler ingredients lack adequate fats and proteins. Grains are relatively cheaper, making these foods highly profitable for the companies.
Filler ingredients also contribute to pet obesity and diabetes since they’re high in carbohydrate content.
2. Meat By-Products and Meals
Since meat is good for dogs, most people look for it in dog treats, thinking it is healthy.
However, that’s far from the truth!
Meat by-products and meals are leftovers from animals slaughtered for humans. The meat actually contains cartilage and other organs that humans do not consume. So, they don’t contain as much protein as you’d think.
This also contains expired meat from supermarkets, 4D meat (bodies of dead, disabled, diseased, and dying animals,) restaurant grease, and more.
It is better to keep your dog away from this low-quality meat.
3. Artificial Colouring Preservatives
Anything that contains a lot of chemicals and preservatives in it can’t be too good for your precious pooch.
People (and their dogs) are switching to natural foods for good reason.
BHA, BHT, Ethoxyquin and Propyl Gallate are some common preservatives you’ll come across on dog treats.
- BHA and BHT are banned for human consumption in many countries. These are known carcinogens and have a link to human cancers.
- Ethoxyquin is linked to cancer of the stomach, spleen, skin and liver in humans, blindness, leukemia, immune deficiency syndrome, kidney and liver damage.
Natural preservatives are safe and equally effective for dogs.
Thinking of getting your dog a rawhide treat this Christmas?
Rawhide chew toys are extremely popular. Rawhide is actually the soft, inner layer of an animal and you’ll commonly find cow rawhide treats on the market. Before getting pressed into the fun bone shape, the rawhide is first cleaned and treated with preservatives.
Some companies also add artificial flavours to the rawhide to make it more appealing to your pooch.
So, why is some rawhide a bad idea?
- It can cause choking and digestive obstructions.
- Rawhide treated may be laced with several toxic chemicals.
- Artificial preservatives, in themselves, are a bad idea for dogs.
Summing Up: Best Christmas Dog Gifts for 2020
Did we help you find the best Christmas gift for your pooch?
Your dog may not be able to share your Christmas dinner and dessert, but, that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy their own!
With our delicious (and Instagram-worthy) dog treats, your dog will enjoy their Christmas.
The best part is that you don’t need to worry about the cookies not being delivered on time! We’ll start sending the orders from November and make sure your dog has a yummy gift to open on Christmas day.
But, do keep in mind that portion control is necessary as with all food -- especially if your pup is overweight or obese.