Vital Essentials makes the perfect stocking stuffers for cats and dogs.12 Days of Christmas–DAY 1

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and at Vital Essentials, we’re celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas throughout December. Whether you’re looking for something meaty, crunchy, or a treat in your feline’s favorite fishy flavor, we’ve got you covered with pet stocking stuffer ideas from Vital Essentials. 

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Check out our list of the best Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for cats that will be sure to have your pet feeling the joy of the holiday season. 


If your furry feline is a fish lover, you won’t be able to go wrong when you fill your pet’s stocking with Freeze-Dried Minnows. Minnows are one of our most popular picks among cat families. Made with nothing but pure, raw, freeze-dried minnows, cats go crazy for the smell and taste of these single-ingredient morsels. Award-winning, high value Minnows are the perfect choice to surprise your kitty on Christmas morning. Bonus: Minnows are even available in a larger family size package so you can spoil your kitty even longer! Just be sure to tell Santa Claws to super-size your package of Minnows.

Chicken Hearts

What better way to show your love for your feline friend than with a Freeze-Dried Chicken Heart. When you stuff your pet stockings with Chicken Hearts, your kitty will flip for the crunchy texture and long-lasting flavor. 100% made in the USA, these single ingredient treats taste so good, your kitty will be sniffing them out through the package and maybe even through their stocking! Chicken Hearts are also packed with vital nutrients so you can rest assured you’re stuffing your cat’s stocking with a healthy holiday snack. Chicken Hearts are available in a larger family size package so you can share the Chicken Heart love with all your family fur-iends.

Salmon Skins

Looking for a Christmas stocking idea that also has a long lasting crunch for your cat? VE RAW BAR Salmon Skins are the way to go! Freeze-Dried Salmon Skins are a great source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids to help promote a healthy skin and coat. The chewy texture of the Salmon Skins supports healthy teeth and gums. This RAW BAR snack is the purr-fect way to feed your cat between meals. What kitty wouldn’t love to find fresh Salmon Skins in their stocking left behind by Santa Claws? 

Freeze-Dried Meat

If you really want to stuff your cat’s Christmas stocking with something exotic that they’ll go wild for, consider some freeze-dried meat! Vital Cat treats are available in Freeze-Dried Chicken Breast, Chicken Gibblets and Duck Liver. The single ingredient snacks are like an exotic jerky for your kitty, with no added hormones, antibiotics, fillers, flavorings or rendered by-products. Vital Cat treats are just the ticket to ensure your cat’s Christmas is very Meowy! 

Bite Size Treats 

Want to wow your holiday guests by showing them how your kitty is on their best behavior? Well you may need to bribe your kitty to do that, which means the perfect stocking stuffer is some bite size Vital Cat treats! Vital Cat treats are available in three varieties that are the perfect size needed for a quick kitty treat. The protein sources include Ahi Tuna, Rabbit Bites and Wild Alaskan Salmon. Not only will the unique flavor get your kitty to pay attention, but these treats are also easy to digest and filled with fatty acids (Omega 3 & 6) for a healthy skin and coat. 

Celebrate Vital Essentials 12 Days of Christmas

As part of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Every Tuesday through Thursday in December we’re revealing new content such as tips, games, videos and D.I.Y. ideas to help celebrate the holiday season with your best fur-iend and spread cheer. Check out the Vital Essentials website for even more Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for dogs and cats and check out our other blogs for more tips and tricks including tips to de-stress your pet during the holiday season. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to be the first to see our 12 Days of Christmas content and most importantly, don’t forget to sign up for our email list to be entered to win a $250 value Christmas Surprise. Email subscribers get a Christmas bonus and deals and coupons all year long and you’ll also be the first to know about upcoming promotions.