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Welcome to our

Festive Holiday Page

As the season of joy and giving approaches, we at Countryside are excited to share our holiday-themed page, specially curated for pet lovers! The holidays are a time of celebration and warmth, but they can also bring unique challenges for our furry and hoofed friends. That's why we've put together a treasure trove of tips and ideas to ensure your holidays are merry, bright, and safe for all your animal companions.

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Gifts Galore

We've curated the perfect holiday gifts for your beloved pets and for the dog, cat, and horse enthusiasts in your life.

Stocking Stuffers

Check out our list of vet approved stocking stuffers for your animals. They're sure to "wow" and entertain.

Holiday Hazards

Stay informed about potential holiday hazards that could affect your pets. From foods to decorations, we've gathered the Top 10 Hazards.

Travel Tips

Planning to travel with your pet this holiday season? Check out our practical advice for making trips with your furry family members stress-free.

Plus, Paws-itively Hilarious Memes

🎁 Gifts Galore:

A Curated Collection for Pets & Animal Lovers!

Explore our handpicked selection of holiday gifts, perfect for pets and animal enthusiasts alike. Our team has shared their favorite finds, ensuring a mix of fun, comfort, and style. From snuggly beds for your four-legged friends to charming accessories for dog, cat, and horse lovers, our collection has something special for everyone on your list. Make this holiday season unforgettable with gifts that celebrate the joy that animals bring to our lives!

Custom Pet Portraits
Etsy has a ton of artists who will take your pet photos and create unique and fun portraits.
From $17.95

Personalized Ornament
Customized acrylic photo ornament - Upload a cherished photo, add text if you like. Multiple sizes.
From $15.95

Oh What Fun T-Shirt
Another Etsy artist custom makes these great t-shirts. Multiple colors and sizes (Men, Women and Youth)
$18.99

Novelty Cat Lover Socks
'I can't get up now, the cat is on my lap' socks come in elegant gift box for unique experience.
Amazon: $13.99

Primitives by Kathy
Humorous Dish Towels for cat and dog lovers. Made from strong and durable cotton.
Amazon:  $10.99 and up

Stethoscope
Keep Calm and Love Horses Single Head Stethoscope
Amazon: $19.99

Bamboo Cutting Board
Paws-itively fun cutting board that's perfect for all pet lovers; measures 11" x 10" x 5/8"
Amazon: $19.99

Cat Scratch Bookends
Bring your library to life with these sweet silhouetted bookends.
Uncommon Goods: $76.00

"If You Can Read This Put Me Back on the Horse" Hat
Machine washable, cute, bobble Beanie Hat with funny quote.
Amazon: $21.99

Make-up Bag
Make-up bag with Dog and Horse Lover Quote: "I'm A Dog And Horse Kind Of Girl"
Amazon: $14.99

Horse Racing Game
The thrill of the racetrack gallops home with this "Hugely popular" carpenter-crafted game of chance.
Uncommon Goods: $100.00

Give the Gift of Acupuncture
Optimize your horse's health and vitality through the extraordinary benefits of Acupuncture.
Countryside: $100.00+

Personalized Cat Bowl
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Handmade and customized cat bowl. Made of white ceramic. Add breed and pet's name.
Etsy: $23.16

Personalized Door Mat
Personalized Dog and/or Cat Welcome Mat. Custom Dog and Cat Breeds.
Etsy: $14.50+

Laptop Scratching Pad
Does your kitty like to "help" you work? Give it a scratching pad that looks like a mini laptop for cats.
Uncommon Goods: $35.00

Dash Dog Treat Maker
Bake eight bone-shaped snacks in just minutes, using natural ingredients you likely have in your kitchen.
Williams-Sonoma: $27.95

Custom Pet Portraits
Etsy has a ton of artists who will take your pet photos and create unique and fun portraits.
From $17.95

Personalized Ornament
Customized acrylic photo ornament - Upload a cherished photo, add text if you like. Multiple sizes.
From $15.95

Oh What Fun T-Shirt
Another Etsy artist custom makes these great t-shirts. Multiple colors and sizes (Men, Women and Youth)
$18.99

Novelty Cat Lover Socks
'I can't get up now, the cat is on my lap' socks come in elegant gift box for unique experience.
Amazon: $13.99

Primitives by Kathy
Humorous Dish Towels for cat and dog lovers. Made from strong and durable cotton.
Amazon:  $10.99 and up

Stethoscope
Keep Calm and Love Horses Single Head Stethoscope
Amazon: $19.99

Bamboo Cutting Board
Paws-itively fun cutting board that's perfect for all pet lovers; measures 11" x 10" x 5/8"
Amazon: $19.99

Cat Scratch Bookends
Bring your library to life with these sweet silhouetted bookends.
Uncommon Goods: $76.00

"If You Can Read This Put Me Back on the Horse" Hat
Machine washable, cute, bobble Beanie Hat with funny quote.
Amazon: $21.99

Make-up Bag
Make-up bag with Dog and Horse Lover Quote: "I'm A Dog And Horse Kind Of Girl"
Amazon: $14.99

Horse Racing Game
The thrill of the racetrack gallops home with this "Hugely popular" carpenter-crafted game of chance.
Uncommon Goods: $100.00

Give the Gift of Acupuncture
Optimize your horse's health and vitality through the extraordinary benefits of Acupuncture.
Countryside: $100.00+

Personalized Cat Bowl
‍‍
Handmade and customized cat bowl. Made of white ceramic. Add breed and pet's name.
Etsy: $23.16

Personalized Door Mat
Personalized Dog and/or Cat Welcome Mat. Custom Dog and Cat Breeds.
Etsy: $14.50+

Laptop Scratching Pad
Does your kitty like to "help" you work? Give it a scratching pad that looks like a mini laptop for cats.
Uncommon Goods: $35.00

Dash Dog Treat Maker
Bake eight bone-shaped snacks in just minutes, using natural ingredients you likely have in your kitchen.
Williams-Sonoma: $27.95

Keep your pets safe:

Top 10 Holiday Hazards

Keep your four-legged family members merry and bright by pet-proofing your festivities!

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Tinsel, String, and Ribbons: Beware of shiny strings! If swallowed, they can twist up tiny tummies leading to serious blockages.
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Toxic Holiday Plants: Steer clear of festive flora like mistletoe, holly, and poinsettias—pretty but poisonous to your pets.
3
Snow Globes: They're miniature winter wonderlands but can hide a deadly secret: antifreeze. Keep them out of paws' reach!
4
Electrical Cords: Twinkling lights are tempting chew toys, yet they pose shocking hazards and tangle troubles.
5
Festive Foods: Bones and chocolates are on the naughty list. They can be a recipe for an emergency vet visit.
6
Fireworks/Loud Noises: Booms and bangs can terrify pets. Create a calm sanctuary away from the celebratory chaos.
7
Ornaments: Glass baubles are a breakage danger, and 'edible' decor can lead to a feast of fragments. Best to adorn higher branches!
8
Artificial Snow: That frosty spray may look cool, but it's a toxic blizzard for your pet.
9
Toys and Batteries: Small playthings can cause big problems if ingested, and batteries pack a toxic punch, risking serious health woes.
10
Frightened by Festive Frenzy: Guests can overwhelm and unwittingly harm, while Grandma’s purse might hold a Pandora's box of pet hazards.
Ensure a Paw-some Journey

Pet Travel Tips

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ID & Microchip: Tag ‘em up! Ensure your pet's tags are up-to-date and their microchip is registered for a worry-free adventure. Learn More
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Need Vaccinations? Shots before spots! Get all vaccinations current at least a month in advance to keep tails wagging.
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Comfortable Crate: Home on-the-go! Choose a USDA-approved crate that’s roomy and comfy, with cozy bedding. Make it a familiar hangout before hitting the road

If you are flying, it might be a good idea to read up on the USDA guidelines and rules for flying with pets. Preparing and Receiving Pets for Air Travel
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Food & Meds Kit: Pack their nosh and meds! Have their meals and any medications prepped and packed to keep those happy bellies full and healthy.

Need to order medications? You can do so online. Request Prescription Refills
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Travel List Essentials: Shots before spots! Get all vaccinations current at least a month in advance to keep tails wagging.

Walkies Gear: Don't forget a leash and waste scoop for those necessary pit-stops.

Health and Safety: A first-aid kit and any required travel documents should always be on hand.

Comforts of Home: A favorite toy, pillow, or blanket can ease travel jitters and give security.

PRE-Travel Vet visit

Give us a a call or schedule an appointment. We are happy to assist with any travel advice or preventive meds you might need.

For Car Travelers:

Easy on the Eats: Travel light, stomach-wise. If car sickness is an issue, feed them less before departure but offer plenty of water.
Break Time
: Paws and relax! Regular breaks for bathroom and exercise will keep spirits high and carpets dry.

Vet-Approved and Pet-Adored!

Paws-itively Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Note: Skip the festive rawhides and bones; they're not on the nice list for your pet's tummy. Instead choose these vet-approved alternatives.

Classic KONG Toys
Unleash the fun with durable KONG toys that keep tails wagging.
Hollywood Feed

DOG | CATHORSE
Savor the flavor with pet-safe goodies from one of our favorite local companies.
Lots of Licks Pet Treats

Tuff Dog Toys
Bring on the chew challenge with Tuffy's Jingle the Gingerbread Man!
DogTuff

Festive Bandanas
Deck your pet in holiday cheer with stylish seasonal bandanas from a local Atlanta company.
Tails Up Pup

Dog Puzzles
Smart play for bright days - dog puzzles that intrigue and engage.
Amazon

Paw Balm
Pamper those dog and cat paws with soothing balms for winter walks.
Bodhi Dog

Clean Teeth Treats
Smile bright with dental toothbrushes and GREENIES for a fresh holiday grin.
Greenies

Laser Light Toys
Light up playtime with laser toys that will have your cat and/or dog pouncing with joy.
Amazon

Catnip Delights
'Meowy' Christmas guaranteed with irresistible catnip toys. The Spruce Pet has ranked the top 8.
The Spruce Pet

ChuckIt! Balls
No ordinary ball, designed for the most demanding use. High bounce, buoyancy and visibility.
ChuckIt! Store on Amazon

Doodie Flush™ Dog Poop Bag
Eco-friendly solution to dog waste. 100% flushable bags contribute to a healthier planet.
Amazon  

Candy Cane Rope Toys
Twist, tug, and play the festive way with Holiday themed tug toys.
Amazon

Classic KONG Toys
Unleash the fun with durable KONG toys that keep tails wagging.
Hollywood Feed

DOG | CATHORSE
Savor the flavor with pet-safe goodies from one of our favorite local companies.
Lots of Licks Pet Treats

Tuff Dog Toys
Bring on the chew challenge with Tuffy's Jingle the Gingerbread Man!
DogTuff

Festive Bandanas
Deck your pet in holiday cheer with stylish seasonal bandanas from a local Atlanta company.
Tails Up Pup

Dog Puzzles
Smart play for bright days - dog puzzles that intrigue and engage.
Amazon

Paw Balm
Pamper those dog and cat paws with soothing balms for winter walks.
Bodhi Dog

Clean Teeth Treats
Smile bright with dental toothbrushes and GREENIES for a fresh holiday grin.
Greenies

Laser Light Toys
Light up playtime with laser toys that will have your cat and/or dog pouncing with joy.
Amazon

Catnip Delights
'Meowy' Christmas guaranteed with irresistible catnip toys. The Spruce Pet has ranked the top 8.
The Spruce Pet

ChuckIt! Balls
No ordinary ball, designed for the most demanding use. High bounce, buoyancy and visibility.
ChuckIt! Store on Amazon

Doodie Flush™ Dog Poop Bag
Eco-friendly solution to dog waste. 100% flushable bags contribute to a healthier planet.
Amazon  

Candy Cane Rope Toys
Twist, tug, and play the festive way with Holiday themed tug toys.
Amazon

Holiday Humor

Paws-itively Hilarious Memes

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