8 Unique Pet Gift Ideas from the APA

Christmas is fast approaching, and you may still be searching for that special something for Fluffy or Fido. Don’t  worry- the APA has you covered. With this list of fun and unusual gift ideas, you’re sure to spoil your pet without breaking the bank. 1. Airplane Cat House ($26, fab.com)

It’s no secret that cats love to pretend they’re invisible inside cardboard boxes.

David Backes-signed Tees Benefit the Animal Protective Association

Scratching your head over what to give the Blues fan who has it all?  Score one for the holidays by bidding on exclusive David Backes autographed ‘Holiday Blues’ t-shirts and ticket pack, while also helping homeless pets! As part of the Ugly Holiday Sweater Tees campaign (sweatertee.com), the APA and local marketing agency Switch partnered to auction several St. Louis Blues-themed t-shirts signed by the team captain. Two of the shirts for auction are packaged with a pair of nearly-front row tickets to an upcoming game, one against the Coyotes in January and the other against the Predators in February. These very limited edition shirts are available for bidding only until Saturday afternoon.

Winter Pet Tips from the APA

Sleet and snow are a sure sign that winter has arrived. It’s a good time to remember that, even with their fur coats, pets are susceptible to cold weather woes, too. Keep your fur babies safe and warm this winter with these tips. Bring in all pets when temperatures drop below 32°. Frostbite is a real threat to an animal exposed to harsh, cold weather.

Thanksgiving Dos and Don’ts for Pets

The smells of Thanksgiving will be in many houses this Thursday, and people aren’t the only ones to find those savory scents irresistible. Pets are also looking to partake in the festive holiday feast, but many foods may not be the best idea to feed Fido. Follow these tips for keeping the holiday healthy and happy for everyone, including furry friends. Foods for sharing

Cooked pumpkin and sweet potato – Seasonal squash is often included in many canned dog foods and dog biscuits. It’s nutritious and delicious!

November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month

Older dogs make wonderful companions, but they are often overlooked in favor of puppies. This month the APA is celebrating our older residents and spreading the word on why adopting a senior pet is a fantastic choice. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider adopting a pup with a little gray in the muzzle. 1. No Surprises!

Animal Protective Association offers holiday cards and cookbook

Ring in the spirit of the season with APA holiday cards! With beautiful, custom-designed artwork by artist Laura Jackson, they make the perfect greeting for loved ones. 10 cards cost only $15, and all proceeds benefit the pets and programs of the APA. And just in time for your big family gatherings, the APA cookbook has arrived! Chocked full of delectable goodies, this manual of mouth-watering treats contains more than 150 recipes of appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, and even dog treats, the APA cookbook is sure to please any palate.