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With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s often difficult to give the family pet as much attention as they’re used to. While pets are extremely forgiving and won’t hold a grudge, owners can sometimes feel guilty for slighting their pet. To keep your pal happy, set aside some special time during the holidays for your four-legged friend. And to assuage your own guilt, include your pet in your celebrations with a special gift.
Gourmet Treats
Bow Wow Bake Shoppe
21035 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
(313) 469-7204

Surprise your pooch with gourmet, all-natural bakery treats made fresh daily at the Bow Wow Bake Shoppe in Grosse Pointe Woods. In addition to the standard biscuit, Bow Wow also offers brownies, peanut butter and applesauce cookies (with or without frosting) and sweet potato treats. For special occasions, pick up cupcakes or a special personalized birthday cake. The store also offers a wide range of gifts for dogs and dog lovers.

Interactive Toys
Specialty Pet Supplies
1449 Ann Arbor Road W.
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 453-6930

Interactive toys not only provide hours of entertainment to your pet, they can relieve stress and boredom. Talking toys can soothe a dog with mild separation anxiety – some models even let the owner record a message. Treat-dispensing and puzzle toys challenge pets mentally and pay off with either treats or additional toys when the puzzle is solved. Specialty Pet carries products to meet all of your pet’s needs, including a variety of high-quality foods and treats.

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Luxury Bedding
Premier Pet Supply
31215 Southfield Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
(248) 647-4310

Many pets like nothing better than a good long nap and a luxurious bed can make your pet’s dreams come true. Cats love to snuggle deep into nest, cup or hooded beds. Dogs will love stretching out on a pillow bed or using a bolster to rest their head. Premier Pet Supply carries a variety of pet bed styles, from simple mats to beds that could pass as a couch in many homes. The range of options lets you pick a bed your pet will love that also matches your décor.

New Collar, Leash or Clothing
Celebrity Pets Co.
124 N. Center St.
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 344-1700

Celebrity Pets carries a variety of products for fashionable pets, from casual to couture. Collars and leashes range from solid or patterned nylon to jewel-encrusted leather. Sports apparel lets pets root for their favorite team, while raincoats, sweaters and fleece coats keep dogs warm and dry on walks. Choose pajamas and robes for a cozy evening snuggle. Everyday apparel includes outfits appropriate for a rock star, princess or “bad boy” pet.

Spa Day
Paw Print Inn Pet Resort & Spa
41249 Vincenti Court
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 615-8500

What better gift for the pet who has it all than a day at the spa? Cats and dogs alike will enjoy being pampered and primped at the Paw Print Inn. Choose a spa bath with light massage, aromatherapy bath or bubble bath with “pawdicure.” The full spa experience includes an aromatherapy relaxation session, massage bath, facial, pawdicure, ear and teeth cleaning and aromatherapy cologne. Individual services and a non-bath “freshen up” grooming session are available. The Paw Print Inn also offers boarding, training and day care.

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Jennifer Walker is a freelance writer living in Detroit. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in animal science from Michigan State University. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.