If you’re new to owning a dog, you’ll have to bear in mind that there are more members of the family this Christmas. Buying a present for man’s best friend keeps them happy and includes them in the fun.

    However, when cash is tight you can end up overspending on lots of little doggy gifts. Here are a few present ideas from Feedem that won’t break the bank but will keep your canine companion nice and happy.

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    Dog bedding

    Even if you’ve already got a doggy bed, treating your dog to a nice new one will provide a fresh new warm spot for your dog to explore and get used to. They don’t cost much but can be used for months so offer good value for money. Aside from that, they’re a great way for your best friend to get cosy during the cold winter months.

    Dog treats

    Feel guilty about eating lots of Christmas candy and chocolates? Let your pup join in with some dog treats. Cheap and cheerful, a few bags of doggy treats will give your pet something to smile about without spending much money. Even leading brands are fairly cheap from a website like Feedem, costing less than £1 per pack. Besides, who doesn’t love treats at Christmas!2

    Dog toys

    Any dog owner is familiar with the feeling of buying your pet a new fluffy toy and seeing it ripped apart within days. This doesn’t offer good value for money – so it’s worth hunting out a toy that will withstand a bit of a beating. A rubber bone with textured areas will provide hours of fun and costs less than a fiver. A good bargain and one that’ll last awhile.

    Dog coat

    The winter brings in months and months of cold. Christmas is hardly the end of it, so make sure you equip your pet with a nice warm dog coat to keep them happy on walks. Especially important for smaller dogs with shorter fur and available for less than ten pounds.dog-947739_640

    DIY dog treat

    Of course, you don’t have to spend any money to keep your pet happy. You can always head out on a nice long Christmas walk along their favourite routes. Alternatively, you could make your own gift. There are lots of recipes on the internet for baking your own dog biscuits.