ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Humane Association, about 60 percent of cat and dog owners buy holiday gifts for their pets, spending about $5 billion each year. Petmate, a leading maker of innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel and play, offers fun and unique holiday gift ideas for all types of pets.
For the modern pet, the Wetnoz® Arc Diner combines a colorful, high-gloss melamine stand with sleek, removable stainless steel bowls in six vibrant, on-trend shades that look great with sophisticated home design. Also from Wetnoz, the high-gloss melamine Tidbits Treat Jar has a minimalistic airtight lid to keep Fido's favorite treats fresh.
Playful pets have new toys on their wish lists. The ChuckIt!® Ground Pursuit – Kick Fetch® is a great interactive toy for dogs who like to chase and fetch and features a dog-friendly design with unique indented welts that allow for easy pickup. The JW® Treat Tower gives curious pets a challenging reward as they learn to manipulate the wobbling tower to dispense the treats within. Each level of the Tower can be adjusted to increase difficulty as dogs learn.
Frisky kitties will be delighted to find the JW Cataction® Butterfly under the tree. Infused with high-quality catnip oils and featuring ribbons and feathers, the Butterfly appeals to feisty and finicky felines alike. Also from JW, the Cataction Rockin' Birdie gives cats the thrill of the hunt as it wobbles around with every pounce and swat.
For the pampered pet, the Aspen Pet® Self-Warming Bed uses the same technology that heats Mylar "space blankets" and reflects a pet's own body heat to create a cozy, warm nest – even on the coldest of floors. The Aspen Pet Cooling Mat features cooling gel that absorbs body heat and is a perfect gift for pets wintering in warmer climates.
Jet-setting pets will love the Wetnoz Carrier, part pet carrier and part cuddle bed that is perfect to use anywhere, anytime. Ideal for pets under 20 pounds, the carrier features a plush and padded interior with a patent-pending leak-proof design in case of accidents, an interior tether to keep pets safe, side pocket storage, and shoulder and carry handles for easy transport. The Petmate Portable Pop-Up Tent folds out in seconds to create a home away from home for traveling pets.
The gift of style is what the fashion-forward pet wants. The Petmate Elite Braided Leather and Little Spikes collars and leashes are made of soft, yet durable leather and are tailored for the sophisticated pet and its owner.
"This year, we wanted to highlight some truly special products and make it easier for everyone to find the absolutely perfect gift for each pet and pet parent on their list," said Petmate Manager of Corporate Communications Emilye Schmale. "At Petmate, we know that pets are family too, and we are happy to help make holiday shopping for all types of pet personalities easy and fun."
Founded in 1963, Petmate is the nation's leading maker of innovative products pet families prefer for home, travel and play. Arlington, Texas-based Petmate is the trusted authority in innovative, functional, high-quality pet products including bedding, kennels, dog houses, feeding and watering products, litter maintenance products, toys, collars, leads and travel solutions, available at pet supply retailers nationwide. Petmate also makes pet family favorite brands ChuckIt!, Wetnoz, Aspen Pet, JW and more. For more information, visit www.petmate.com.