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Top 20 Dog Gifts – 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, we put together our top 20 dog gifts list. All products are linked for easy online shopping. If you’re getting a gift for your best friend or buying a gift for another dog, these top 20 dog gifts will be sure to put a smile any dog’s face:

Chuckit! Flying Squirrel 1. The Chuckit Flying Squirrel
Grab one of the orange corners and toss it like a flying disc – your dog will love it! This is an amazing toy for all dogs. It comes in different sizes and is very durable. The paws glow in the dark after being exposed to light and also floats on water!
Teafco Otto Memory Foam Bed with Heat Relief Padding, Green 2. Teafco Otto Memory Foam Bed with Relief Padding
This bed is made from the most integrated memory foam and organic crystals. It is also one of the top pet beds with cooling technology. It will make your pampered pooch even more comfortable when resting.
Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain 3. Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Your dog will love this water fountain! It’s also very healthy for them as it increases aeration in your dog’s water with oxygen. It has an adjustable water flow. Bowl and reservoir are dishwasher safe.
Hide-A-Squirrel 4. Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle Toy
Hide the squeaky squirrel pieces in the in the various openings in the plush tree trunk. Then sit back and watch as your dogs use their problem solving skills to retrieve them. Dogs love to search, stalk, and capture the small “squeaky” prey.
Hurtta Rainwear Slush Combat Suit 5. Hurtta Rainwear Slush Combat Suit
This is a great dog jacket, especially if you’re tired of cleaning your dog off every time your dog goes outside. It is made of high-performance outdoor fabric, which provides effective protection against water, mud and dirt. It’s also comfortable for the dog to run and play in.
 Stella & Chewy’s Freeze Dried 6. Stella & Chewy Freeze Dried Surf & Turf
Dogs just love Stella & Chewy’s. They are freeze dried and can be given as a meal or broken into pieces for a treat. When you check the list of ingredients, you’ll see it that every patty is made with select organic produce and meat.
 H2O4K9 Stainless Steel Dog Water Bottle  7. H2O4K9 Stainless Steel Dog Water Bottle
Give your dog water wherever you go with this dog water bottle, where the lid is the bowl. H2O4K9 Bottles are made from safe materials with no hinges or complex parts that can break or rust. It’s a simple, durable, stylish, screw-top bottle and lid.
 orvis wraparound dog bed - blue 8. Orvis Fleecelock Wraparound Dog Bed
This popular this popular oval-shaped fleece bolster dog bed offers the ultimate in luxury, comfort, and security. It has a supersoft, plush FleeceLock sleep surface on the inside and a high-quality, luxurious microsuede on the outside.
Petego Rear Car Seat 9. Petego Rear Car Seat Protector by Motor Trend
This is a gift for your dog and your car! Constructed with extremely durable polyester “canvass”, the underside is made with an anti-skid mesh. Your dog will have a comfortable ride and your car seat will be protected.
KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls - Dog Toy 10. KONG Squeakair Tennis Balls – Dog Toy
This is by far one of our dog’s favorite toys! It bounces and it squeaks – what’s not to love? These come in various sizes. Our dog has both small and medium sized ones.
 snout soother 11. Natural Dog Snout Soother
This nose balm is the perfect blend of 100% all natural nourishing, healing and moisturizing ingredients. A dog’s nose is highly sensitive and can become very painful when their tissues are dry, chapped or cracked. Snout Soother comes to the rescue for a dog’s nose (or paws).
 Sleepypod Air In-Cabin Pet Carrier 12. Sleepypod Air In-Cabin Pet Carrier
This is a very stylish and ultra plush in-cabin dog carrier. It has a folding system that allows pets to travel in the largest space possible while the airplane is in the air, while still being under an airline seat during takeoff and landing.
Merrick Flossies Tendon Chews Pack of 5 13. Merrick Flossies
We have not met a dog yet who has turned down one of these tasty treats! Merrick Flossies Tendon Dog Chew Treats are made from a beef tendon. The unique design of this treat creates a natural chewing friction against the teeth which helps to clean a dog’s teeth – tasty and beneficial!
top paw water bowl 14. Top Paw Collapsible Travel Bowl
This travel dog bowl collapses to less than 0.5 inches thick and is great for traveling, camping, walks and pet sport events. The expandable food and water travel bowl can latch onto your dog’s leash when you are on the go.
Hartman Rose Leather Dog Collar - Haute Couture Collection 15. Hartman & Rose Leather Dog Collar – Haute Couture Collection
This series is truly decadent and fabulous! Made of 100% Italian full grain leather and Swarovski crystals. The highest quality dog collars for your best friend!
 ThunderShirt 16. Thundershirt – Dog Anxiety Treatment Attire
Thundershirts gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs, if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and is used to relieve anxiety. No medications needed!
 Pro-Treat Beef Liver 17. Pro-Treat Beef Liver, Freeze Dried Dog Treats
These treats are 100% pure beef liver. They were developed many years ago as a tool for training pure bred dogs for show. Now they’re available for dog owners that want a more natural and healthy treat for their dogs.
 Kong Toy 18. The KONG Classic – Food Stuffed Toy
This is the gold standard for food stuffed dog toys and has been recommended by vets and trainers more than any other dog toy. KONG’s performance and durability is legendary and extremely tough for long chew sessions.
 Ruffwear Climate Changer Fleece Jacket 19. Ruffwear Climate Changer Fleece Jacket
It’s ideal for trail running, hiking, in-town excursions or any time your dog needs warmth and insulation from the elements. The Polartec fabric is breathable, durable, pill-resistant and quick-drying.
 Wacky Paws Sporty Pet Backpack, Green 20. Wacky Paws Sporty Dog Backpack
It’s very popular, fun and easy to use. This backpack features air mesh material, giving your small dog the proper ventilation. A unique feature is the waist line strap that can buckle around your waist to better secure and support the weight of your dog.

Hurtta – Amazing Dog Jackets and Outerwear

Hurtta has top quality dog jackets and outerwear. Dogsized recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kim Peschardt, who runs Hurtta North America, to get an exclusive scoop on the Hurtta brand.

hurtta dog jacketHurtta started about 16 years ago in Finland. It was originally just a retailer for dog supplies, until one day the Finnish Army asked them if they could develop a jacket for their K9 dogs. These K9s needed extremely warm jackets because they spent most of their time still and attentively observing until they received a command into action. As you can imagine, it can get exceptionally cold in Finland, especially in the winter. So Hurtta developed very high quality dog coats which kept the K9s very warm and allowed them to still have great movement. The Finnish Army loved the Hurtta jacket and decided to order them for their K9s. Soon the word of these high quality dog jackets spread and Finnish law enforcement and search & rescue operations began purchasing Hurtta jackets for their dogs.

hurtta dog jacketToday, Hurtta dog jackets and outerwear is sold around the globe in over 30 countries. Surprisingly, they only entered into the North American market in 2011 and was one of the last global markets Hurtta entered into.

It order to ensure dogs are properly fitted, over 5,000 dogs are measured to make sure that their products fit perfectly for numerous dogs and breeds. And as breeds constantly develop, measurements are taken regularly during the year. Different collections are designed for different kinds of conditions and seasons. Hurtta does not only protect from cold and snow, but also from rain, mud and other extreme conditions.

hurtta dog jacketRenowned for their top quality and high functioning dog apparel, a third of Hurtta’s products sold in the U.S. are sold via outdoor adventure stores (e.g. REI and Eastern Mountain). The ultimate goal of Hurtta is to better understand the everyday life of the dogs and how to make exercise and hobbies more fun and easy.

All Hurtta products are easy to clean and machine washable. They also have high quality 3M reflectors and very durable materials. They even ensure that the fabrics are silent when used to not disturb the dog. All product specifications have been designed and developed for the dog’s comfort.

We’re seriously impressed, so we added Hurtta as a new brand in our shop. With winter on its way, it’s time to check out Hurtta.

9 Great Dog Coats for Fall

As we head into Fall, it might be time for a new dog coat for your best friend. There are loads of coats out there to choose from, but here’s our curated list for you stylish Dogsized fans!

Kakadu Pet Explorer Fleece Reflective Dog Coat  Ruffwear Climate Changer Fleece Jacket Petego Dogrich Dog Coat with Reflective Stripes
Suede Shearling Coat Hurtta Pet Collection Water Proof Fleece Jacket Monkey Business Stowaway Dog Jacket
Hip Doggie Black Skull Puppagonia Parka Petego Dogrich Rainforest Dog Raincoat with Detachable Fleece Undercoat Hip Doggie Reversable

If you’re looking for something a little different – let us know and maybe we can come up with another angle on dog coats. Also don’t forget to check out our Apparel & Accessories page which has more coats and fleeces.