Are you the type of person that thinks throwing your pet a birthday party is a fantastic idea? Then join the club. This is a safe place for all pet lovers to gather and coo over the many options available to treat their pets - especially when the festive season arrives.
As part of the family, it's only right to give them the same treatment you'd give a child. Spoil them with love, give them snoot boops, marvel at their toe beans and, of course, give them a delightful Christmas-themed treat each day from December 1st. Right? Right.
So, low and behold, it's true. You can treat your pet to an advent calendar for them to eat. No, they're not made out of chocolate (which is toxic to many pets), but they're made out of delicious meaty treats or toys to enjoy.
To save you the effort of trawling the internet to find the best pet advent calendar for your beloved companion, we've compiled our top picks for you. Read on for the dog, cat and small animal advent calendars, to help you find your favourite.
Firstly: the best dog advent calendars UK 2022
The best dog advent calendars
1. Scrumbles Dog Advent Calendar
Scrumbles' Dog Advent Calendar contains a mix of two treats, a mini version of 'Scrumbles' Gnashers Dog Dental Bones' and 'Nibbles Calming Dog Treats.' The crunchy mini Dental Bones contain an active ingredient proven to reduce plaque build-up, as well as being naturally vegan to reduce their carbon footprint. The turkey Nibbles are baked with chamomile and lemon balm to help keep your pooch nice and relaxed, even around Christmas.
2. Pets at Home Christmas Chocolate Style Dog Treats Advent Calendar
For only 3, this Pets at Home dog advent calendar is super affordable and filled with dog-friendly chocolate alternatives made out of carob. Pets at Home also has a three-for-two offer on pet advent calendars at the mo.
3. Pets at Home Christmas Meaty Dog Treats Advent Calendar 145g
Indulge your dog in this meaty-flavoured advent calendar, filled with different-shaped dog treats to make it an extra special Christmas.
4. Lily's Kitchen Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs 100g
Made up of a selection of organic treats, this advent calendar has your dog's daily routine covered with biscuits for waking up, walkies and bedtime too. With 'Training Treats' to help keep your dog's attention, 'Rise and Shines' to nourish your furry friend's coat, and 'Bedtime Biscuits' to help soothe them before bed.
5. Trixie Advent Calendar for Dogs
With a great variety of treats to keep your dogs occupied, this Trixie advent calendar even has a larger treat on the last day. Please note, this calendar does contain rawhide so won't be suitable for all breeds and puppies.
6. Wainwright's Christmas Dog Advent Calendar 125g
With treats made of single-source protein, and with no artificial colours or flavours- this is ideal for those doggies with sensitive tummies.
7. Refillable Dog Biscuit Advent Calendar
You'll be thrilled to know that this doggy advent calendar is both refillable and has an option to be personalised, so it can be used every year! It already comes with 24 delicious biscuits, but when they're all gone, you can just stock up on your furry friend's favourite treats.
8. Good Boy The Snowman & The Snowdog Dog Advent Calendar 24 Festive Treats
Do you love the story of the Snowman? Well now, your pooch can be part of the festive story with this Good Boy advent calendar. Includes an extra special biscuit for the big day on Christmas eve.
9. PRE-ORDER: Christmas Dog Treat Advent Calendar
You'll be pleased to know these delicious nutritious treats contain no added preservatives, additives, or sugars. With all-natural dog-friendly ingredients, this is just perfect for your pooch to prepare for Christmas.
Up next: the best cat advent calendars UK 2022
The best cat advent calendars
1. Scrumbles Cat Advent Calendar
This cat advent calendar contains a mix of two treats - 'Scrumbles Chicken Biscuit' and 'Gnashers Dental Bite.' The dental bites are crunchy and contain an active ingredient to help reduce plaque build-up, so your cat will love the taste and you'll love the results.
2. Lily's Kitchen Cat Advent Calendar
Cats deserve the finest quality advent calendars too, so treat them with this Lily's Kitchen 2022 advent calendar. With 'Festive Salmon Nibbles' and 'Cracking Chicken Nibbles,' they'll be clawing at it to get it open.
3. Cat "Santa Paws" Advent Calendar
If you're looking for a fill-your-own calendar for your cats, this one will do just the trick. There's also an option to personalise it as an extra special touch. Fill it up with your feline's favourite nibbles and you'll have them purring all through December.
4. Cats Personalised Advent Calendar
This is just the cutest cat advent calendar ever! With a personal touch, this fill-your-own handmade advent calendar can be reused over and over again. It'll make the purrrfect gift.
5. Pets at Home Christmas Cat Advent Calendar with Chocolate-Style Catnip Treats 70g
Catnip is something that no cat can resist, and your kitty can enjoy a catnip-flavoured treat every day of December with this cat advent calendar from Pets at Home. Just 3 means it's an absolute bargain.
Finally: the best small animal calendars UK 2022
The best small animals advent calendars
1. Pets at Home Christmas Small Animal Advent Calendar with Natural Treats 110g
Want your pocket-sized pet to join in with the festive fun too? No need to leave them out, this advent calendar has them covered. A carrot, parsley or beetroot treat will put some pep in their step and have them bouncing through the holiday season. Suitable for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils.Only feed sparingly to chinchillas and degus.
Pets at Home also has a chocolate-style flavoured advent calendar here for 3.
2. Hatchwell's Small Animals Christmas Advent Calendar
This calendar from Hatchwell's always sells well during the festive period. It includes 24 dandelion-flavoured treats that can be broken up into smaller pieces making it perfect for most small pets to enjoy this Christmas. Just so you know, this calendar is not suitable for ferrets or small animals under three months old.
3. Bunny Rabbit Advent Calendar
This fill-your-own advent calendar is a great gift for your bunnies. With an option to personalise, you can make your fur babies' Christmas by giving them their favourite treat every day in December.
4. Pet Treats Rabbit and Guinea Pig Christmas Advent Calendar
Get your bunnies and guinea pigs ready for Christmas by putting your order for an advent calendar that they'll absolutely love. Please note that the colours and design of the advent calendar may vary.
While these calendars are suitable for most pets, please remember to read all ingredients before giving them to your furry friends in case of any allergies or intolerances.
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