Treat your pet like a royal this holiday with a gift fit for a king. Money is no object when it comes to your loyal companion, so go ahead and splurge. To help you truly pamper your dog or cat this holiday season, we've rounded up 18 of the most luxurious pet gifts, including a shampoo created by an actual royal. Click through and happy shopping!
If your road trip copilot is your pet, it's important that he's comfortable and secure for the long haul. While you can hit the McDonald's drive-through, he's going to be more difficult to please (though no dog I know has ever turned down a french fry). We've rounded up our top picks to keep him happy, safe, and motion sickness-free when you hit the blacktop for your long weekend adventure.
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This holiday season, give your cat one of these fun scratching posts and give your $1,000 sofa a break. Not only will your kitty be spending more quality time with her new present and less time with your furniture, but also, she'll love the unique shapes and features of these popular scratchers. So click through now to browse our picks, and tell kitty to sharpen her claws.
Get your pets into the spirit of Day of the Dead, or honor the memory of an old furry friend. More than just Mexico's answer to Halloween, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is essentially partying with the dead. A national holiday in Mexico, and observed in other regions in Latin America and Europe, the two-day holiday on Nov. 1 and 2 honors the departed in a celebratory manner, remembering loved ones through funny anecdotes and happy memories. Family members come together to remember the deceased by building altars and "welcoming" the spirits of loved ones home. So why should your pet be excluded from the family fun? Here are 15 great finds from Etsy that will help your kitty or pooch get festive or help you honor a dearly departed pet.
You've already placed your preorders for Fashion Week goods, so don't leave your pet out of the primping party. If the presence of jacquard-swathed poodles at this year's Mulberry Spring show was any indication, high-end designers are still churning out exquisite accessories for the label-conscious pooch, feline, and dressage mount. Here's a sampling of their finest wares that will keep your pet feeling like more than just a diamond in the ruff.
This year, one of the most important events that you can participate in is the November election, and while ballots can be cast by two-legged citizens only, don't let that keep your pets from joining in on the action! Cats and dogs alike can show their political affiliation by sporting elephants or donkeys, or they can just let their patriotic colors shine through. Check out our picks for a fun and festive four-legged election year!
Now here's a subject you never thought you'd hear about in conjunction with New York Fashion Week: cat litter. Let's face it: it's not the most stylish of subjects. And neither is cleaning out the litter box, though it's a necessary responsibility of being a pet parent. The good news is that — in addition to eco-fabulous cat litter options — there are a wealth of fashionable and functional litter box choices that go beyond the old pan-and-gravel standbys. So just in time for the kickoff of NYFW festivities, we thought we'd highlight our picks of the . . . er, litter.
If your iPhone is like another appendage, then you undoubtedly have apps to organize just about every aspect of your life: calendars, to-do lists, restaurant locators, pedometers, and diet monitors, to name a few. And these days, busy pets are just as lucky. We've rounded up our favorite free iPhone apps for safe and savvy pets and their companions, from medical references to dog-park finders to squeaky toys.
- Map My Dog Walk: You and Fido conquered an awesome hike last Fall, but a few months later, it's tough to remember the route. This app allows you to log your walk routes, share them with friends, and even calculate calories burned!
- Remind My Pet: For any pets on medication, this app keeps track of dosing schedules and emails or texts you when they are due for their next one.
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Now that it's nearly dark by the time I get home from work, it's time to start thinking about reflective gear for my four legged pal. Not only are there some pretty stylish and highly reflective rain jackets that pets can throw on before leaving the house for the evening potty walk, but if your pooch isn't the coat wearing type, you can always attach a safety light to his harness or collar to make sure he's seen even on the rainiest or darkest of nights.
Take for example this Buddy Beacon ($13) from Ruffwear. Waterproof and reliable (the bulb has a lifetime guarantee to never need replacing), this flashing safety light will ensure that you and your pup are seen from up to a half a mile away.
Plus, Ruffwear is committed to making sure their manufacturing and packaging is as environmentally friendly as possible. Check out some of my other picks for reflective gear below!
North likes to hang out in my closet when I'm getting ready in the morning – usually wherever I am, he wants to be. So it makes total sense that someone would have the smarts to make a closet napping area, only this one is for cats that love to follow your every move.
I came across The Kittywalk Closet Sleeper on moderncat, and it looks like a perfect place for Sassy to perch while you change for the tenth time in one morning. Or maybe that's just me – I think I have outfit anxiety. For $70 on Amazon, this kitty lounger will fit your feline of up to 15 pounds, and uses only the space in your closet you aren't utilizing – adjustable straps let you lower the sleeper to an area you are comfy with giving up. Let's be realistic, closet real estate is a hot commodity! Even lending some to your favorite kitty can be tough.