Holiday Gifts for Pets, Sniff 'Em Out


This is from my own Tribune Media Services story on holiday gifts for pets. according to the 2009 American Pet Products Association National Pet
Owners Survey, 52 percent of dog owners and 39 percent of cat owners
bought holiday gifts for their pets. This season, with the economy still
weak, will that generosity fade?

“Everyone’s holding their breath, but I think it will be a good year,”
says Bob Vetere, president of the American Pet Products Association.
“Last year, we started the holiday pet shopping season slow but finished
OK. This year. I think perhaps some are seeing the light at the end of
the tunnel.”

“What matters most is that we give our pets something, it’s how we feel
about the pets and how we so much enjoy showing them our love,” Vetere adds.

The craze this October at the H.H. Backer 45th Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show and Educational Conference in Rosemont, IL, in October, was all natural and organic, and made-in-the-U.S.A food and treats. Check out the Gallery for 10 pet gift ideas.