Longford’s pampered pets back in favour on Santa’s Christmas list

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

Longford’s pampered pets back in favour on Santa’s Christmas list

Cathal, Darragh and Niamh with Chihuahua 'Gizmo' pictured at Maxi Zoo's announcement of the Top 10 selling Christmas Toys for Pets based on the spending patterns of Irish pet owners at Maxi Zoo.

Longford’s Top 10 selling Christmas presents for pets has been revealed with snuggle pads, doggy deodorant, designer dog shampoo and brain training toys all destined to set the tails of pampered pets wagging on Christmas morning.

The Top 10 list has been compiled and announced by the Maxi Zoo based on a significant year-on-year rise in the spending pattern of Christmas shoppers at its store at the N4 Axis Centre in Longford.

“Longford’s pet parents are really spoiling their pets this Christmas and want them to smell good, to look good and to keep their minds active during the festive season,” said Alice Cross, Executive Director of Maxi Zoo Ireland.

“There is no question of the family dog or cat missing out this year with novelty gifts like Santa Dog Coats and Christmas Cat Caves for cats who like to hide away also included amongst the gifts topping Santa lists,” she added.

“Our biggest seller is the fun and functional Santa Dog Coat which is hugely popular with pet-parents pulling out all the stops to place their pet at the centre of their festive celebrations. The cost ranges from €13.99 to €24.99,” she continued. 

The cold winter nights won’t be a problem for the pets receiving Snuggle Pads which can be conveniently heated in the microwave and placed into fleece covers which stay warm for up to eight hours. Snuggle pads are priced at €19.99.

“Our pet experts have been inundated with requests for advice on pet brain training toys which are a great way to teach dogs and cats good habits and to keep their mind active at any time of year,” Alice continued.

Advent Calendars for cats, Christmas blanket and toy sets and Christmas stockings for dogs also feature strongly on Christmas gift lists, with fish owners rounding out the Top 10 having made the JBL aquarium cleaning glove their present of choice.

Top 10 Christmas Toys for Irish Pets

1 Santa Dog Coat

2 Snuggle Pad

3 More 4 Brain Training Toys

4 Animology Doggy Deodorant 

5 Christmas Cat Cave

6 Animology Dog Shampoo

7 Advent Calendar for cats

8 Christmas Stocking for dogs

9 Christmas dog blanket and toy set

10 JBL aquarium cleaning glove