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Have you heard the woofest mews?
Have you heard the woofest mews?
ALL year round they keep on giving—rescuing animals in dire straits. Animal rescuers are our favorite people and they deserve to be on the receiving end, for a change, this Christmas.
If you know someone who makes it his or her life to help needy animals, perhaps you'd consider giving this animal champion any (or all) of the following suggested Christmas gift items to help them pursue their special calling.
Nursing Care Feeding Bottle Set for Small Animals
Animal rescuers never run out of stray kittens and puppies to save. Some pets are so small they still need to be bottle fed, so rescuers can surely use one of these. This product is made specially for small puppies, kittens, newborn rabbits. The bottle can hold up to 50ml of milk and has a scale on the surface to control daily feeding volume. It ships with a special brush to easily clear inside of the bottle. The bottle's soft, non-toxic nipple is safe for pets.
Expandable/Collapsible Pet Bowl
P176 each or P411 for Set of 3
Food and water are usually what rescuers immediately try to offer an animal in bad shape. Doing so lets them ease a suffering animal's hunger and thirst and helps the animal to become calm and trusting. A silicone bowl that can be folded and expanded is handy during rescue operations and when pets need to travel. The non-toxic bowl is a travel essential as it is light and can be packed easily so responders can rush to the rescue site without being weighed down by bulky pet bowls. It's only about 0.5 inch thick when folded but it can hold a lot of food or water when expanded (5 inches in diameter). The bowls expand to 2 inches high and holds up to 1.5 cups of food or 12 ounces of water. Ideal for small to medium size pet.
Petzoom Loungee Auto Pet Seat Cover
Rescuers often deal with animals that are dirty and with skin problems. These animals have to be transported to the veterinary clinic, but if there's no cage they can ruin a vehicle's upholstery. If rescuers have a PetZoom Loungee Auto Pet Seat Cover, they can load dirty, smelly animals comfortably at the back of a vehicle where the protective, waterproof sheet can keep dirt and dander from spreading all over the car. The PetZoom Loungee Auto Pet Seat Cover is made of heavy gauge material that can be machine washed and folded for easy storage. It fits in the backseat of any car, van or SUV and can be buckled securely around a vehicle's headrests. This product is also very practical to have when transporting a wet animal. The PetZoom Loungee Auto Pet Seat cover will keep the animal comfortable, the car clean and the rescuer happy.
Mini Nylon Camp Tent Bed Play House for Pets
This is supposed to be a tent bed/play house for pets, but imagine how practical it is to have at times when a rescuer finds a neglected or abandoned animal that needs protection from the harsh elements as soon as possible. Animal rescuers can temporarily house a sick, scared animal inside this mini nylon pet tent, especially during an extremely hot day or when it is raining until they can make arrangements for its transfer to a shelter or clinic. The tent has a mesh window, a tent flap and a loop on the top. It measures 38 cm/15 inch (length), 38 cm/15 inch (width) and 33 cm height.
Heavy-duty Polyester Pet Cat Grooming Washing Bath Breathable Nail Cutting Bag
We admit we didn't know a pet product like this exists and we wondered how it works. We're still wondering, but the description says this item is “the perfect tool for bathing and grooming cats” as it is made from heavy-duty polyester to let water in and out when bathing. Cats supposedly will be made to “wear the bag by slipping into the top opening, and the collar at head opening provides a secure fit to prevent scratching.” The two front zippers in this cat grooming bag allow cleaning of front paws, as well as nail clipping. It could probably fit an average-size adult cat (52*36cm). Why give this to an animal rescuer? Simple: most cats being rescued need a bath and they are not exactly the friendliest when wet. We trust this product will protect any good Samaritan from scratches and bites during the daring act of bathing a cat. Please let us know if it works. This “cutting-edge” bag is available in blue, green, orange and rose red colors.
12 Colors Adjustable Velcro Puppy ID Bands Collars
This gift item is a teeny weeny over the P500 budget but you get 12 collars in one pack! Sometimes an animal rescuer finds an abandoned litter and being able to give each puppy or kitten a collar helps differentiate (especially when they all look the same) boys and girls apart or which one needs what kind of medicine or special type of food, for example. The brightly colored collars also make it easy to keep track of each puppy or kitten's weight gain as they develop, to check appropriate food consumption at feeding time, and monitor health and behaviors. Needless to say, the nylon collars make the young pets look extra adorable. The bands are adjustable and locks in place using velcro.
Comfy Cone Cushioned E-Collar
P220 to P295 (depending on size and color or pattern)
The dreaded “cone of shame” that animal rescuers usually have to have to protect sick pets from scratching and licking their wounds now has a comfy fabric version. The soft cone shaped e-collar is a great alternative to the stiff plastic Elizabethan collars. However, it has to be laundered after use, but your friendly animal rescuer surely won't mind an extra laundry item if it gives greater comfort and even style for the animals they care for. The Comfy Cone Cushioned E-collar is available in the following sizes:
XX-Small: fits neck 11 to 18cm, depth of cone is 8cm
X-Small: fits neck 15 to 19cm, depth of cone is 9cm
Small: fits neck 20 to 28cm, depth of cone is 11cm
Medium: fits neck 27 to 33cm, depth of cone is 15cm
Large: fits neck 32 to 38cm, depth of cone is 17cm
X-Large: fits neck 42 to 48cm, depth of cone is 20cm
XX-Large: fits neck 53 to 64cm, depth of cone is 22cm
IMPORTANT TIP! When shopping for your gift items for pets and pet lovers in Lazada's Pet Section, try to meticulously go through the extensive catalog. Some items are available from different sources and are priced differently, with some cheaper than others.
Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!!
* LTFRB says pets can now ride public transport