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Top 10 gifts for pet lovers

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Perfect gifts for the pet lover in your life

Do you have someone in your life who adores her pet? Here are some gifts that will leave both pet and owner happy.

A squeaky toy, a biscuit and a good scratch on the head — these are all gifts that pets love to receive, but what about the proud parent of the adorable, furry creature? Here are 10 gifts you can give a pet lover in your life that both pet and owner will love.

1

Pet Tag Silencer

Pet Tag Silencer

Joggers, homes with sleeping babies, you name it — people love this gizmo. The Quiet Spot Pet Tag Silencer is a unique pouch that slips over the dog's tags to silence the annoying jingle that happens when dogs walk or shake (Itzadog, $9).

2

Good Dog gift bucket

Good Dog gift bucket

This 4-quart bucket is filled with goodies for the pet lover and the dog in her life. It's the perfect gift for Christmas, a new dog's arrival with the family or any special occasion, and it comes with a towel, a toy and a tin for gourmet treats (LibaStyle, $34).

3

Unlikely Loves

Unlikely Loves

Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom is an exploration of animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love. This book is perfect for animal lovers of all ages and makes a great stocking stuffer (Workman, $14).

4

PetZen Portable ChowPal

PetZen Portable ChowPal

Take this convenient food station to feed a best furry pal during travel. This unit is completely self-contained and is composed of lightweight plastic for easy portability. It can be used to keep a pet's food clean, bug-free and fresh (BJ's, $49).

5

Pet portraits

Pet portraits

Capture a pet's goofy smile through Pawblo Picasso custom pet portraits. These wonderful portraits capture the personality in an animal's face — perfect for someone wanting to honor his beloved pet (Pawblo Picasso, prices vary based on size and availability).

6

Think Like Your Dog

Think Like Your Dog

In Think Like Your Dog, a leading dog trainer teaches owners how to think like their dogs by learning to speak the dog's language. Through this, dog owners can take communication to a whole new level (Think Like Your Dog, $19).

7

FLOR carpet-design squares

FLOR carpet-design squares

Though these unique carpet-design squares can be used for many purposes, they also are great for a pet-loving home. Their variations in color allow a pet owner to camouflage pet hair, muddy paw prints or accidents, and the squares can easily be washed and put back in place. They're also great for cats and dogs with arthritis, who may slip and slide on hard floors (FLOR, $9 and up).

8

Odor-eliminating mattress pad

Odor-eliminating mattress pad

Though it may not be a fun pet gift, it's a unique solution that some pet owners wouldn't typically consider but that they definitely need. Often, Fido and Fluffy can leave behind unpleasant odors, but this odor-eliminating mattress pad, part of the Puresleep line, captures and eliminates household odors so pet owners don't have to send their pets to the couch (Bed Bath & Beyond, $40-$80).

9

Sherpa blanket

Sherpa blanket

This Animal Planet Sherpa Blanket is cozy for both pet owner and dog or cat. With ultrasoft lining, this affordable blanket will keep both owner and pet warm on chilly nights this winter (Staples, $15).

10

PetCam

PetCam

The Samsung PetCam offers real-time video and audio monitoring — making it a great gift for anyone who is away from home but still wants to keep an eye on his pets (Samsung, $149).

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