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Style Ideas for Your Home and Pet

Everything you need to keep your home and pet in style!

Go wild

Active dog owners jumping at the bit to get outdoors with their dogs this summer will love the Scout & About Outdoor Collection by P.L.A.Y. The line features every travel accessory you’ll need for a day hike or a camping trip away, including rope toys, travel bowls, ‘pup’ tents and beds and mats. Prices vary. Petplay.com

Cool down your hot dog

Give your dog relief from the summer heatwith The FurHavenPupicicle Dog Cooling Mat. This cooling gel mat helps keep your pooch’s temperature at a comfortable level during those lazy, hazy days of summer. The non-toxic gel mat doesn’t require any preparation or refrigeration—Fido simply activates the cooling gel with his body pressure. Whether you use it as an independent mat or as an insert to your dog’s favourite bed, your pooch will be ready to chill out this summer. Comes in medium, large and jumbo sizes. $39.99-$65.34, wayfair.ca

Smart pets

Whether it’s a day at work or atrip away, being apart from your dog often comes with pangs of guilt for you and loneliness for your pooch. However, new technology such as the Furbokeeps you in touch with your pet when you’re away and even lets you play with him remotely. This smart dog camera featurestwo-way audio (so you can chat anytime you want), a barking alert (so you can tell if your dog is distressed) and an interactive treat-tossing component that holds up to 30 pieces. $249, furbo.com

Luxe litter box

Litter boxes can be an unsightly part of cat ownership, which is why many cat owners try and hide them away in bathrooms and closets. Poopoopeedo, however, is a stylish litter box made in France by Sin Design. This modern egg-shaped litter box is made of ABS, a more solid, durable plastic that resists urea. Not only does it look stylish—it’s functional, too. The top has a paw print to make it easy to remove the lid, where the litter scoop and odour-killing tablets are conveniently stored in the roof. Comes in an array of colours. US$125, modpetlife.com

Pillow talk

Your pets are part of your family so why not make them part of your home? These custom pet pillows from Cristions Fine Linen & Down, let you decorate your space with your favourite face! Simply submit a photo of your furry friend and the image will be imprinted on a linen pillow slipcover that covers a fluffy down pillow—almost as soft as the real deal. $US99, petpillows.net


There’s nothing better than cooling off with a delicious ice cream during the hot summer months. But the creamy treats can upset your dog’s stomach. Instead, treat them to their own portion of Puppy Scoops, a lactose-free ice cream, specifically for dogs. Simply mix the powder with hot water, stir, freeze and serve to one happy pooch! Comes in four flavours. $14.99, amazon.ca

-by Rachel Naud