We created a list of awesome gifts for the pig lover in your life last year, so we thought we would create a new one for this year. So, what do you get a pig lover? What can you get a pig parent for Christmas? A lot of people are difficult to buy for, but what about those who already have everything? Bet they don't have all of these gift ideas! Keep in mind, there are several pig related charities that are having auctions this month too who will have unique items that you can bid on for Christmas. Mo Money for pigs will have the annual "yule hog" auction (https://www.facebook.com/events/yulehog-starting today 11/28-12/03) starting today and they ALWAYS have awesome gifts! PAL (Pig Advocates League) will also be having an auction soon, so be on the lookout for both of these organizations' auctions!
You will notice that actual pigs are NOT on our list. Anyone who is interested in adding a pig to the family needs to research several things before adding a pig. Zoning, veterinarian support, finanical resources, yard, adequate time needed to care for a pig, etc. Please do not buy a pig as a Christmas gift.
Every pig lover needs a pig butt necklace! This is a beautiful necklace that is sure to please the pig lover in your life! You can get yours by clicking here.
Perhaps the pig lover in your life has EVERYTHING pig related....that just means you need to get creative. How about donating to a pig rescue in their honor? Not only does this help a pig rescue with funding, but sending in a donation in honor of someone else truly shows that you care about pigs and doing this will make any pig lover feel warm and fuzzy inside! Remember, they don't only need money, blankets, hay, feed, housing supplies, amazon gift cards, etc. all make wonderful gifts for your favorite pig rescue. You can click here to see a list of pig rescues.
Pig Pajamas! Every pig lover needs pig PJ's....There are several styles on this website. http://www.cafepress.com/pigs_pajamas
Light up pig? YES PLEASE! http://www.kohls.com/product/apothecary-pig-led
Every pig lover NEEDS pig slippers...http://www.kohls.com/pigslippers
Do you need the perfect shirt to wear when you do NOT feel like going to the gym?
Personalized stuffed animal? Absolutely! (and found on one of my favorite websites!!) https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/personalized-stuffed-pets/
Everyone needs a pig pancake pan! https://www.amazon.com/pig-pancakes
Livie creations can pretty much make anything you want...but she already has cute designs available.
Pig art, super cute!
Pig Lamp. LOVE it!
SUPER cute measuring spoons! Get yours by clicking here.
Vintage pig weather vein....definitely a "must have".
Sterling silver pig bracelet.
Ever wonder what hooves might look like on your feet? Now you can see!
A pig chair?!? OMGosh, I have to have one!
This pig console table may be one of my favorites! (F-R-A-G-I-L-E~ that must be Italian. hehe)
Pig rug....super cute!
Totally love this one too! Another cute pig rug...
Rooting rug WITH a jacket? Only at Spamala's Creations!
Pig coasters...perfect to protect your tables from the damaging effects of moisture from cups and they are simply adorable!
Snort life creates stunning looks for pigs; all at reasonable prices. I have purchased several of their outfits for my pig and couldn't be more pleased!
How about building a first aid kit for that pig parent in your life? There are many things that can be included and we just happen to have a list of those things that you can find by clicking here.
Esther the wonder pig's book! Any pig parent needs to read their book. You may find other items in their store that you just "got to have".
Pig eyeglass holder....this is really a cute idea/item.
I don't care how formal your living room is, a pig pillow will always look good!
Pillow covers or even pillows can easily be found by doing a simple google search.
Little pig soaps for your bathroom.
Area patrolled by attack pig. Hilarious! Perfect for the "jerk" pig in your life. LOL
For the wine drinker in your life....We love pigs MORE than wine. lol
Kitchen towels...pig themed....gotta have them.
Bookmark pig butt.
Pig accent wallpaper, yes please!
Trinket pig jewelry box...
Metal pig decor...this can be added to your favorite wall or added to something else to create something pig inspired!
Pig drawer pulls. You can add these to your favorite piece of furniture to make it something really special!
How about that person who is having a difficult time with his/her pig? What about paying for a consultation service for them with a behavioral consultant? Ross Mill Farms provides a service like this where Susan "the pig whisperer" Magidson may be able to help!
EVERY home with a pig should have a sorting panel accessible.
Super cute mason jar with pig...because you really can't have too many pig items.
Pig tea kettle! Almost too cute to actually use...
Peppermint pig- who can say no to pig candy?!?
For the pig lover who likes to drink in your family....A pig flask!
A caster pig hook, perfect for a bathroom or even a living room.
Stunning pig plates, the perfect addition to any pig themed home!
No house is complete without a pig snow globe.
Technically you can use these magnetic keychains to keep your keys in one spot!
I just want to be a stay at home pig mom mug...
Crazy pig lady t-shirt....
Pig flatware caddy. Super cute!
Pig wine cork!
Have a personalized portrait drawn by one of the talented artists we have listed by clicking here. Look for artists. The one listed above was done by Shannon Ivins and her store can be found by clicking the following link. https://www.etsy.com/pet-portrait-mini-original-oil-painting
Snoozer pet beds. PIGS LOVE THESE!
If you aren't able to have a pig where you live or this just isn't the right time, sponsor a pig at one of the many pig rescues. (You can click here to see where the pig rescues are located and how to get in touch with them) If you want that "pig fix" plan a trip to visit one of the pig rescues close to you and volunteer your time to help them out for a day. For anyone who can't have a pig of their own, this type of experience is as close as you can get to having one of your own!!
We will add to the list as we find more pig appropriate gifts, but this is a great list to start searching for awesome gifts for ANY pig lover in your life!
As of this January (2017) any use of antibiotics in food or water WITHOUT a veterinarian is NOT allowed. This is called the veterinary feed directive. Now, yes this is associated with what we have heard for years, about feeding antibiotics to food animals for growth, increased body mass etc. However, this blankets ALL ANIMALS even BEES! Your pig, chicken, or pet rat is INCLUDED! So, anyone that self treats their pets, can be effected by this.
There are 2 parts to this. One is a list of drugs commonly placed in food. Regardless of commercial feed or not, you can't do it without a veterinarians ok.
This second list is for water. So any drugs bought OTC at a feed store that is on this list you can no longer add to water without a veterinarian.
Written by Dr. Kerri Cooper-Bailey, DVM
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