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  • Writer's pictureJoey Ro

Last-minute Valentine's Day gifts for the love of your life ๐Ÿ’

Valentine's Day has a way of sneaking up on us every year, but it's not too late to celebrate in style with some of these handpicked goodies you can pick up at your local Petsmart, Petco, Target, or indie pet store.

Yak cheese

Yak cheese is a great alternative to rawhides, which can upset a pup's belly and lead to gastric problems. Like rawhides, yak cheese is dense and lasts a while. Monitor your pup when they're chewing to make sure they don't swallow large chunks. When the yak cheese is about an inch long, you should take it away. We like to microwave the remaining nub, which turns it into a giant crispy cheese puff.


Dog's love these chewy toothbrush-shaped treats, and you will too! Their texture and ingredients promote oral hygiene and help mitigate all-too-common stinky doggy breath. Alfie's grandpa has trained his pups, Jakey and Teddy to jump up and howl on "greenie day," which is Saturday. Maybe you can add this weekly celebration to y'alls routine?

CBD Treats

Not just for human relaxation, CBD is a great natural way to ease your pup's anxiety, whether it's from thunderstorms or construction next door. There are a variety of options, so check with a store associate about their recommendations. They usually know which ones get good customer feedback.

Puzzle Feeder

If your dog inhales their food, using a puzzle feeder will help slow them down and also stimulate their minds. Mental stimulation is key to keeping your puppy happy and healthy, and it's fun to watch them learn.

Fruit snacks

Low-calorie and stink-free, these are a fun alternative to your standard meat-based treats. Use them as rewards for learning new tricks!

Stop by one of our favorite indie pet boutiques in Austin, Texas to pick up your goodies:


916 W 12th St b, Austin, TX 78703

Healthy Pet

211 Walter Seaholm Dr, Austin, TX 78701

Great Outdogs

1210 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Paws on Chicon

1301 Chicon St #102, Austin, TX 78702

Pro tip: bring your dog and enjoy a mini V-day outing together ๐Ÿ›

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