By now, we all know that the traditional chocolate Valentine’s Day gifts can be hazardous to pets, but that doesn’t mean that your best friend has to miss out on all of the fun.  In fact, an article that was published a few years ago on Business Insider claimed that Americans spent approximately $815 Million on Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets in 2013!  We’re not sure if that’s the wisest choice, but it is certainly a lot of fun.  After all, pets are very much a part of the family, and we all enjoy spoiling them from time to time.

There are tons of gifts available for pets on this super-sweet holiday, so get a little creative and show your sidekick some V-Day love!  Here are some great examples of Valentine’s Day gifts that we found from around the web.  Enjoy!

The Heart Pet Bow Tie – This is such a cute gift, and it will really come in handy if you’re expecting company for Valentine’s Day.  Dress your dog or cat up for the occasion!  Find it HERE on Etsy.

The Pooch Heaven Valentine Dog Gift Basket – This is such a cute gift basket, and it’s overflowing with things that your pup is sure to love.  It even includes dog biscuit mix and a bone-shaped cookie cutter so you can put your baking skills to the test.  (Of course, you should avoid this option if your pet has any special dietary restrictions.)  Read more about the Pooch Heaven Valentine Dog Gift Basket HERE on Pampered Paw Gifts.

Queen of Hearts Pet ID Tag (in oxidized copper) – This is one of the prettiest pet ID tags you’ll find.  They are made to order and hand-stamped, which means that yours will be completely unique.  We’re also a huge fan of the safety and practicality of this gift. Check it out HERE on Etsy, and be sure to browse through the company’s other designs while you’re there!

Striped Heart Crochet Dog Toy by Dogo – For a pooch, you can never go wrong with a squeak toy!  We love the simplicity of this toy, along with its claims of durability and flexibility.  Find it HERE on The Uncommon Dog.

Imperial Cat’s Valentine’s Day Cat Kit – This Cat Kit is a sure-fire way to make your kitty’s Valentine’s Day a delight!  It includes a variety of entertainment, such as toys, teaser wands, and scratchers.  Check it out HERE, courtesy of The Old Maid Cat Lady.

Finally, if you’re in the mood for a do-it-yourself kind of Valentine’s Day, check out this great article for some gifts that you can create for your pet right at home.

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