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Get creative for your pet 

You don’t have to splash out to treat your pets this Christmas.

With a bit of thought, you can make a home-made gift which cost very little.

According to a recent survey carried out by the Blue Cross animal charity in the UK, 91% of people asked said that they would buy their pets presents at Christmas.

But for those who would like to try their hand at making a present, why not use bric-a-brac you can find around the house?

Here are some ideas:

Use an empty cardboard box stuffed with used or torn wrapping paper for your pet to play with – you can hide their favourite toys inside to make it a little more exciting.

Cats love to play detective and can play around for ages searching for a treat or piece of de-boned meat inside a screwed up paper ball.

A simple piece of string can provide lots of enterta-inment for a cat as they run around chasing after it – perhaps attach something on the end to make it a little more exciting.

Smaller pets also love to play hide and seek, so you could have fun making tunnels and hiding places out of cardboard boxes

Your pet will always appreciate a little bit more fuss, whether it’s an extra cuddle here and there, going for an extra walk or playing their favourite game.

Please remember that during this time of year, some pets may feel overwhelmed with all the celebrations, so make sure you have a safe hiding place for them should they need a quiet place to escape to.