Advent calendars for dogs—our top 5 picks are sure to delight your furry friends

Our pick of the top advent calendars for dogs that are on sale now!

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There is a variety of advent calendars for dogs on the market right now that you can purchase for your furry friend so they can have a very merry December too.

From buying Christmas jumpers for dogs to finding the perfect Christmas gifts for dogs, we are always looking for cute ways to involve our furry friends in festive celebrations.

Purchasing an advent calendar for your dog can be a sure-fire way to ensure that your pooch has a variety of little treats to keep them included in the festivities this holiday season and it's not just edible treats either - there's toys too! 

The ultimate Christmas gifts for dog lovers, shop our pick of the top advent calendars for dogs in the shops this year. 

Best advent calendars for dogs 2021

The classic advent calendars for dogs

Lily's Kitchen has created a large advent calendar that is filled with three different types of treats. Lily's kitchen says that the 'Training Treats' are, "a troupe of mini organic bone-shaped biscuits, made with organic apples and farmhouse cheddar to help keep your dog's attention on wintry walks in the park."

The calendar also includes 'Rise and Shines' which are, "flower-shaped treats made with beef liver, fresh carrots, blackstrap molasses and alfalfa to help keep your dog's coat as shiny as a Christmas bauble."

Like one of the best Christmas hampers but for dogs, this selection includes 'Bedtime Biscuits' which are calming treats to help relax your pet. Lily's Kitchen says that these are, "blissful bedtime treats, made with honey, yogurt, chamomile, and passion flowers to help soothe your dog on those exciting nights before Christmas Day."

advent calendars for dogs from Lily's Kitchen

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Advent Calendar for Dogs, £10

Advent Calendar for Dogs, £10 | Lily's Kitchen

This mix of classic snacks includes training treats, rise and shine flower-shaped treats, and bedtime biscuits with honey and passion flowers.

The best value advent calendar

Pets at home sell a cheap £2 advent calendar that emulates the traditional style advent calendars that we humans enjoy.

This is the perfect option for people who want to treat their pet but don't want to spend a fortune on an advent calendar. The treats in the calendar come with no added artificial flavours or colours, and no added grain.

advent calendars for dogs from Pets at Home

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Christmas Dog Advent Calendar Carob Flavour, £2

Christmas Dog Advent Calendar Carob Flavour, £2 | Pets at Home

This thrifty calendar is just £2 and is the perfect option for those on a budget. This product is made with carob, which is a dog-friendly alternative to chocolate.

The best flavour advent calendar

Scrumbles sells an advent calendar for dogs that has a variety of different healthy flavors that are good for your dog's teeth and diet.

The flavors in this selection include sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, parsley, spinach, coconut oil, and turkey - the essence of some of the best Christmas food their owners will be enjoying. The pack also includes calming treats with flavors such as chamomile, lemon balm, and peppermint oil, which are perfect for making sure your dog is relaxed during the festive season.

advent calendars for dogs from Scrumbles

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Dog Advent Calendar, £8

Dog Advent Calendar, £8 | Scrumbles

Scrumbles advent calendar has a variety of delicious flavors and also is healthy for your pet's teeth. 

The brand said that the treats are, "full of delicious natural dog treats that have functional benefits, including dental dog treats, calming treats and 100% chicken dog treats that taste great and are kind to tummies." 

The healthiest dog advent calendar

Pooch & Mutt sell a low calorie, organic advent calendar that is perfect for those pets that are a little bit on the chunky side. 

With this healthy calendar, your pet can still be treated during the festive period, but in a healthy way that doesn't damage any diet that they may be on.

dog advent calendar from Pooch & Mutt

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Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs, £7.99

Christmas Advent Calendar for Dogs, £7.99 | Pooch & Mutt

This Pooch & Mutt calendar contains 100% Natural with Calming Ingredients and is Low in Calories. The calendar includes probiotic meaty products that are grain-free and junk-free.

The treats and toys advent calendar

For those of us who don't want to give our pets too many treats, there is an alternative. Pets at Home sells an advent calendar that has a selection of both plush chew toys and a little edible treats.

The gift however is on the pricey side and is valued at £20.00. But this advent calendar would be the perfect one-and-done gift for your pet.

Pets At Home dog advent calendar

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Christmas Giant Kennel Toys and Treats Advent Calendar for Dogs, £20

Christmas Giant Kennel Toys and Treats Advent Calendar for Dogs, £20 | Pets at Home

The calendar includes; 3 Printed Foam Balls, 1 Vinyl Pudding, 4 Rolls of Poop Bags, 1 Plush Candy Cane, Chicken Meaty Bites 24g, Cracker Shaped Chews 160g, Mini Gingerbread Man Shaped Bites 84g, Mini Tree Shaped Chews 100g, and Lollipop Shaped Chews 37g.

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