12 days of green shopping: Gifts for pets

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Even though our pets may not know it's the holidays, we still want to include them in the festivities.

To start
Where will Santa put the presents if there is no stocking? Pet FBI sells personalized stockings for any kind of animal with all proceeds donated towards spay/neuter programs.

Harry Barker has some vinatge inspired cat and dog Happy Holiday stockings made with 100% organic cotton canvas.

Red or White?
Get eco-chic for the family pet with Whiner and Diner bowls and beds hand-crafted from wooden wine crates of prestigious European and Californian vineyards. Unfortunately, the crate arrives without the wine.

Seasonal cheer
Get kitty high with some organic but non-addictive catnip toys.

Kitty Hooch catnip mice are made from durable wool stuffed with premium bud.

The Fuzzy White Mouse from Puurfect Play is made from extra thick and fluffy organic fleece.

Designer cats will like the tasteful lobster or bird print catnip toys from Harry Barker.

Feline eats
No ordinary treats will do over the holidays! You need some Kitty Mouse Duck & Sweet Potato fusion treats.

Give your cat some tasty and healthy grass with Kitty's Garden and stop them gnawing on toxic house plants

Even the most finicky cat will not turn down Dr. Harvey's Power Patties Holistic Freeze-Dried Tripe Treats. Kitty can share these treats with her canine pals.

Save my relatives
Your privileged feline can help the endangered Snow Leopard Trust with a purchase of the hand-felted paw-prints pillow created by local artisans. (Also suitable for humans.)

Canine comfort
Any dog will love waking up to a new bed from Bowsers. Older and arthritic dogs will especially enjoy their Metropolitan Bed. Hit the holiday road with the Fold n Go Travel Bed.

Earth Dog beds are constructed with a 100% hemp canvas and stuffed with a mixture of recycled poly-cotton and scrap foam headed for the landfill. Guaranteed to stay fluffy.

Chew on this
If your pooch spends a lot of time slobbering over his squeaky toys then an organic plush toy from Purrfect Play is a must.

If you're worried about squeakers in the toys, check out Simply Fido's organic plush toys with removable squeakers. Lolly the lamb is a best seller.

Try a tough, non-toxic, hemp tug toys of hemp bones from Earth dog, perfect for chasing or just carrying around.

Planet Dog sells the healthy and tough Orbee-Tuff chew-toys. Most popular shape: Planet Earth!

West Paw Designs has squeaker toys made with 85 percent recycled pop bottles and filled with non-toxic poly-fill. The Tree Hugger toy is perfect for any enviro-friendly mutt.

Canine munchies
Have a laugh while your pooch scarfs down Kung Fu Fido Fortune cookies and you read doggie fortunes like "Don't forget to stop and eat the roses." Created by Sojos, the company also has line of scrumptious bacon cheddar and garlic veggie biscuits.

Latka's Delights has created some great low-fat doggie treats that hit the spot. Try the peanut butter or bacon cheddar biscuits made from with rye flour, oats, eggs and honey.

Dogs, good or bad, will love the homemade treats from Good Dog Bakery. The Fido Biscotti will be a hit among peanut butter lovers. There are also the crunchy and delicious Canine Cookies or oatmeal Yummies -- perfect bribes or rewards.

Katie's Farm is Canada's certified organic bakery of dog treats and actually raises its own ingredients. Choose from delicious assortment like Apple-Oat, Minty Mouth, Cheese Biscuits, Doggie Bagels, or Peanut Butter Bears.

You can also find an excellent assortment of healthy biscuits at Petcaular.

Reduce the carbon poop-print
Reduce your best friend's poop heading the landfill by installing the Dog Doo Disposal System. This composter is a eco- friendly way handle pooh.

Consider using biodegradable poop bags from BioBag Dog.

Scooperbox is an ergonomically designed box from recycled material that will biodegrade. Scoop and toss.

Help my sick friends Brave Spirits 2008 is an inspirational calendar with information on canine cancer prevention and care. Proceeds benefit the Magic Bullet Fund, helping those dogs with cancer whose owners can't afford treatment costs.

The less fortunate
Please, don't forget those animals without homes. Donate your time, money or useful materials to animal shelters and pounds. The holidays is no time to be alone.