Whether we’re ready for it or not, the holiday shopping season has begun in earnest. Leaving your pet off the gift list is likely unthinkable, but with so many pet toy options out there it can be a challenge to find something perfect for your furry friend!

If you’re having trouble deciding what to get for your furry friend this year, the team at Bowman Veterinary Hospital has you covered. We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular pet toys this year, along with some time-tested classics, so get ready to take notes. Your pet will thank you!

Popular Pet Toys of 2020

The pet toy industry has exploded in recent years, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Toys contribute to a pet’s overall wellness by providing exercise, entertainment, comfort, and overall enrichment. The most popular pet toys of 2020 combine all of these features along with some fun modern touches. 

Toys for the Dogs

Kong toys are classic and always popular. Besides their standard chewer, Kong now makes stuffed toys, squeezy toys, and this cool flyer. For those rainy or cold days when outdoor play isn’t an option, try the Chuckit Indoor Ball or the large and colorful Flossy Chews rope toy.

Of course, not all dogs love to play fetch or tug-of-war. Good thing there are plenty of other options out there to satisfy every canine urge, such as:

Kitty Delights

Experts agree that cats are safer and healthier when kept indoors, but life inside four walls can quickly become boring without the right mixture of exercise and excitement. These products will fulfill both of those important needs for indoor cats (while keeping you sane and protecting your furniture at the same time):

Scratching surfaces – The YOUthink Cat Scratcher and the SratchMe cardboard lounger both double as a bed and play area.

ToysDa Bird is a modern twist on the classic feather-chase cat toy. Or check out this rechargeable laser pointer and realistic-sounding squeaky mouse toy. We particularly love this motorized mouse chaser, too.

Food puzzles – Food puzzles are a great way to stimulate a cat’s natural urge to hunt and stalk their food. The FunKitty Egg Cercisor fits the bill, as does this model from Catit.

Pet Safety First

Always supervise your pet when they are chewing on or playing with any toy. Many toys can easily be chewed apart, posing a risk of choking or other injuries. Get rid of any toy that breaks or gets ripped up by your pet.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions or concerns you have regarding popular pet toys. We are here for you!